Posts Tagged ‘Greeks’

Back to the Brushes 160

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

After a brief chat with Dave Imrie from Saxon Dog at Carronade the other weekend have finally decided to put some effort into painting this unit of peltasts that have been lingering on the fringes of the painting table since December last year.In the b…

Dance of Bronze 17

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Slowly another 6mm Macedonian Phalanx moves forward; painted in less time than it took to trim, glue and base them in ranks of seven.When viewed next to their colleagues the effect of massed 6mm figures does really work on the table. There will be more…

Back to the Brushes 149

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The first work in progress pictures for 2018 – taken in 2017 – with a variety of periods and scales been shown.Above a retro Citadel figure posing as an Evil fighter, so far the armour has been base coated and washed with strong tone. Further washes an…

Dance of Bronze 16

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So, something that has been completed and to be honest has been for sometime now with this being the first skirmisher stand for a Basic Impetus Macedonian army to suit both Philip and Wee ‘Eck and the Macks.The figures are from Foundry’s original range…

Dance of Bronze 16

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So, something that has been completed and to be honest has been for sometime now with this being the first skirmisher stand for a Basic Impetus Macedonian army to suit both Philip and Wee ‘Eck and the Macks.The figures are from Foundry’s original range…

The Dance of Bronze 15

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The first of many phalanxes in 6mm for, well for anything that is possible although primarily for ADG.The white undercoat has been used to the painters advantage here as after washing there was little additional painting to do. Future stands will have …

28mm Greek Mercenary Hoplites

Posted on October 5th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Here’s a box of 28mm plastic Greek hoplites from Victrix to expand a customer’s Greek army. This is the Mercenary armored hoplite box of 48 plastic figures. Shield decals were from Little Big Men Studios.Close-up of a few figures. The customer requeste…

Constantinople on the Web 2015-08-26 13:23:00

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Guns of August, in Williamsburg, VA. My game had no guns, but those of you who know me know how tedious I find the pops of powder compared to the ring of iron on bronze. This year, I would run a Trojan War scenario. In this scenario, as in the Iliad, P…

Romans, Thracians… It’s all Greek to me: 15mm Ancients

Posted on March 21st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First of all, even though I didn’t do much during the challenge, a huge thanks to Curt for organizing this. I had misjudged the amount of work I had to do with my new job, and sadly never found enough time to paint.Anyway,&nb…

Protect the King!

Posted on February 12th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

“Oh stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, trusting their words.”For me these words entered legend in my youth. The 300 Spartans fighting for Freedom against the monstruous Persians. Not a myth in a strict sense, but the deed of the…

Hoplites versus Legionaries

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Gladius against Kopis; Scutum against Hoplon; Hasta against Dory. When Greek discipline meets Roman relentlessness, who will win, and who will be left punctured on the battlefield? The answers to your burning questions in this log entry. After reschedu…

Sacred spring of Aphrodite with water effect

Posted on January 18th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Good looking terrain adds a lot of flavor to a game, and trees and rocks are bound to get stale after awhile. I bring you the Sacred Spring of Aphrodite. This is actually an upgrade of a piece of terrain that I had done before. From top to bottom, the …

Sparabara, Elephants, Greek Cavalry, Psiloi, and Indians: what I did for Christmas break

Posted on January 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m not crazy about uniforms; a lot of my troops are motley but sometimes you’ve got to have the unifying influence of an imperial superpower depicted in matching pajamas. Hence, my sparaparas. Did you know the word “pajamas” comes from Persia? Th…

Greeks versus Celts, round 2

Posted on September 15th, 2013 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

M’s Celts and my Greeks had fought once before, and it’s documented on this blog. That time, it had been a fairly even slog, with two tough front lines bleeding but refusing to break. Our last game, though, was a quick, decisive murder. Read on!M’s Cel…