Posts Tagged ‘ECW’

Colourful Cavalry, Part Two

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Horses in colours other than brown! Armour in colours other than silver! Dogs and cats living together! Chaos and disorder! Well, something like that. Horses and armour, at least. I realized that all twelve horses for my regular ECW cavalry are all brown. Every last one of them. There’s a bunch of variation in tone, … Continue reading Colourful Cavalry, Part Two

From London to Shangai

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Well, a bit of a mixed lot for this weeks entry, as I did some work on a project I had put aside for this challenge… as well as one that probably will be in boxes stored until challenge 9 should I manage to seduce me a spot then.So let’s travel th…

Colourful Cavalry: Armour as well as horses!

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve posted links to horse painting articles and tutorials before, including the exhaustive “horse of a different colour” series over at Trouble at t’Mill. Mike even gives you some rough math on what colours any given troop/regiment/herd/group of horses should be: “One tip – if you’re batch painting, the maths works out roughly that you … Continue reading Colourful Cavalry: Armour as well as horses!

Finished English Civil War Figures

Posted on January 7th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Not the greatest photographs going, but so far the only ones I’ve gotten of all of my recently completed 28mm ECW figures all together! Starting top left, the dark yellow coats belong to six firelock musketeers (in Pikeman’s Lament terms, either a Forlorn Hope or Commanded Shot). Clockwise we have two troops of regular horse, … Continue reading Finished English Civil War Figures

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Slightly belated Happy New Year to all! After months of doing absolutely zilch on the gaming front I saw the year out in some style, at least, with a whole bunch of English Civil War 28mm figures pushed through from “almost done” to actually finished in my time off between Christmas and New Years. This … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Scots for Impetus Baroque and A Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

These are from my on going Impetus Baroque ECW upgrade project I’ve been working on and talked about a couple posts ago here. This time they are Scots to compliment the English I already finished.After the AHPC is finished I hope to get back onto this …

Back To Painting, Finally

Posted on December 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m fairly sure the last time I touched a paintbrush was back in July. Maybe August. As posts here will show, all wargaming activity of any sort coasted to a stop sometime in the first week or so of September, mostly due to a brain- and free-time-destroying family health crisis and associated astronomical levels of … Continue reading Back To Painting, Finally

10mm Lancer Miniatures New Model Army Dragoons

Posted on December 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

On this most jolly of days, I had the benefit of being able to paint the whole afternoon and get a third entry done for the Challenge.Not that I`m a painting maniac, those small scales tend to paint quicker then large models, but the GF is knock out…

More ECW English for Baraque

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The blues are here!Just completed the upgrade renovations(skin, wood, straps,stocks, flags, basing etc.) on 4 new English regiments ready to go of my ECW project I acquired and talked about last post here. Also, added some more work to the uniforms her…

More ECW English for Baraque

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The blues are here!Just completed the upgrade renovations(skin, wood, straps,stocks, flags, basing etc.) on 4 new English regiments ready to go of my ECW project I acquired and talked about last post here. Also, added some more work to the uniforms her…

Baraque ECW and Crisis

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll be there for the first time and I hope to see many of you as well!As any of my regular readers will know my blog has gone quite for awhile….well pretty much the whole summer in fact. I’ve been blogging for over 9 years now and while I’ve not bee…

Baraque ECW and Crisis

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll be there for the first time and I hope to see many of you as well!As any of my regular readers will know my blog has gone quite for awhile….well pretty much the whole summer in fact. I’ve been blogging for over 9 years now and while I’ve not bee…

With a Rebel Yell 8

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last this camp base of Basic Impetus Baroque has finally been flocked and pictured. The figures are believed to be Minifigs and were part of a large collection that has been rebased, toned with Devlan Mud wash or equivalent and matt varnishe…

With a Rebel Yell 8

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

At long last this camp base of Basic Impetus Baroque has finally been flocked and pictured. The figures are believed to be Minifigs and were part of a large collection that has been rebased, toned with Devlan Mud wash or equivalent and matt varnishe…

The Battle of Sourpuss Plain: ECW battle with Baroque

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My Royalist left Brigade deploys under the command of Sir Percival Utterly-Barkinge

Over the weekend gaming club buddy Aled walked me through my first game using the Baroque tules set, released last year by the authors of Impetus.  It was a gre…

The Battle of Sourpuss Plain: ECW battle with Baroque

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My Royalist left Brigade deploys under the command of Sir Percival Utterly-Barkinge

Over the weekend gaming club buddy Aled walked me through my first game using the Baroque tules set, released last year by the authors of Impetus.  It was a gre…

New "For King and Parliament" Blog

Posted on July 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll be posting a great deal about the English Civil War during the coming year, so have decided to set up a dedicated ECW blog- it’s called For King and Parliament (the same name as that of the rules Andrew and I will be publishing later this year)- b…

ECW 4

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Progress on my first regiment- the command stand and casualty minis are blocked in and the rest are inked. Turns out that command minis are even slower to paint than musketeers! Still, I am on the final lap with perhaps two painting sessions left, whic…

ECW 3

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Steady progress with the ECW minis- I’m around 70% in on the first (front) regiment now, they need to be piked, inked and varnished. The command stand are mustering at the rear…  They are going to be, most appropriately, New Model Army.

ECW Cavalry are done!

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So yesterday I put the finishing touches on a unit of ECW cavalry for our war game groups effort in raising enough figures to run a few games.  The below figures are Warlord Games and there were 12 horses and riders to make up a unit.  I had …

ECW 2

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

Terrible photo but the ECW minis are coming on- I now have 60 “under the brush”. The chaps on the left will be Royalists and the right, New Model Army. Two things I have learned thus far:-ECW minis are not faster to paint than ancients; especially musk…

The Renaissance of The Renaissance – 3 FoGR Reports using the draft rules revisions

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A subtle revision of FoGR Renaissance is in the offing, and to help test the rules the Kings Capital in Oxford is besieged by eager gamers all keen to raise the standard for King or for Parliament!What will happen in an event where in previous year’s I…

Edgehill at Partizan

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

On Sunday at Partizan (the excellent wargames show in Newark) Andrew Brentnall and I will be running a participation game of our forthcoming “For King and Parliament” ECW rules. We have spaces for players- if you’d like to book a 90 minu…

L’Art de la Guerre Renaissance…

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

ADLG Renaissance is in development… and even with having not actually played it or laid eyes on a copy, I do know that it will probably involve “double units” for Pike & Shot.The idea of rebasing is a frightening one, but amazingly, on examinatio…

ECW Green coat Regiment.

Posted on November 13th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Slowly getting back into some ECW gaming. This is a green regiment that I am adding to my Royalist army.Painted a while ago but only finished off the basing over the weekend.The figures are all Renegade and the flags are from GMB.