18 July 2013

All Boom, No Bang ?

Before I get to the main point of this post Edwin is having a rather nice competition over on his blog so pop on over too - Thoughts of a Depressive Diplomatist - for your chance to enter.

Now on to the matter at hand as you know my self and Kevin have been tinkering with Black powder and we are almost decided on how we are going to use the rules, and adapt our Napoleonic forces to suit.

I however have been doing a lot of reading of the main rulebook and I want to add some unpredictable fun to the games. Currently I am trying to find some nice 28mm Congreve rockets.  I have seen mention of Old glory selling one, but cant find any images of the actual pack, I also don't know how compatible they are going to be with my Perry British.

I could go with some kind of scratch build for the rockets, and use Perry RHA crews but this is a time consuming option.

I could purchase a pack taking a chance on the contents and throw the crew away and replace with Perry figures to save on the scratch build time, but this will really increase the costs.

Can any one offer any advice or comparison details?

16 comments:

  1. Always loved rockets.
    Not sure how they measure up with other ranges though. Old Glory BXA004 DEPLOYED ROCKET TROOP [C]

    Link:
    http://www.oldgloryuk.com/disp_item.php?c=61&oc=667

    Regards,
    Matt

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  2. Essex minis sell them, unfortunately no pics though......http://www.essexminiatures.co.uk/collections/25mm-napoleonic-equipment-all-nationalities

    Ring them up and ask for a pic, they may if you ask sell the rocket separate as well?????

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  3. I've had the same dilemma - would love some rockets but struggling to find a set to match my existing range.

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  4. Thanks for the reference Andrew!

    There's a pic of the Essex rockets at http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=53480.0 They seem to be designed for 25mm.

    I think 'unpredictable fun' is the best description of Congreve Rockets I've heard for some time!

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    1. That looks very tempting thanks Edwin.

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  5. Some better pics of the Old Glory's at http://analogue-hobbies.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/28mm-british-horse-artillery-congreve.html

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  6. This chap put the old glory ones together rather well!

    http://fuentesdeonoro.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/british-rocket-troops.html

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    1. Thank you Michael for the compliment, they did go together well, but if I had my time back I would have used the Perry RHA crew. Absolutely nothing wrong with the Old Glory rockets.

      John

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    2. Great pictures and dont know how I missed these twice!!! I will take your advice John.

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  7. Plenty of advice above, I heard they were a bit of a disaster on the battlefield.

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  8. Yup, Fran. They were... not very effective. But they're cool! So you must have one.

    Cheers

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    1. That's exactly what I was thinking-BOOM BOOM!!

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  9. I have played the BP rules using them, great fun.

    John

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    1. Thanks John, think I will go with an Essex one for now and when funds allow will do the Old Glory/Perry combo.

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  10. I scratchbuilt one , easy enough to do
    http://onemanhisbrushes.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/its-not-rocket-science.html

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  11. Hat has one set in scale 1/72. Maybe it gives you some inspiration?
    http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=532
    On www.hat.com you can see some painted ones. Use this link: http://www.hat.com/currentN.html
    Hopes this can help you a bit!

    Greetings
    Peter

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