Posts Tagged ‘L’Art de la Guerre (in 6mm)’

6mm Minoan reinforcements

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , . Posted by

In lucid moments between savage bouts of coughing, I’ve managed, just, to finish up a few more units of 6mm Minoans for my L’Art de la Guerre Mycenaean/Minoan army. I only have six units left to do before the army is finished, but with each one is taki…

L’Art de la Guerre 145 BC – The king is dead!

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , . Posted by

The year still is 145 BC. After the previous battle against his cousin Demetrios Nikator (HERE), Alexander Balas still sits uneasily on the Seleukid throne in Antioch. Demetrios has withdrawn to Kilikia and established a rival Seleukid court at Tarsos….

All hail Minos

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

All hail Minos, Beloved of the Great-Mother; Priest-king of Knossos, High-king of Crete and Lord of the Islands; the Bull from the Sea, below whose hooves the very earth shakes. Minos, all hail!Mighty words for  6mm king, but deserved words none-t…

Seleukid Dissolution – 145 BC

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The year is 145 BC. Alexander Balas sits uneasily on the Seleukid throne in Antioch. The issue of his bastardy had been resolved through a marriage alliance with Ptolemaic Egypt, but now, as he grew tired of Ptolemaic interference, the court at Alexand…

L’Art de la Guerre 145 BC – Seleukid Dissolution

Posted on November 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The year is 145 BC. Alexander Balas sits uneasily on the Seleukid throne in Antioch. The issue of his bastardy had been resolved through a marriage alliance with Ptolemaic Egypt, but now, as he grew tired of Ptolemaic interference, the court at Alexand…

The origins of Brexit – 1470something

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

Five of us got together to play an epic 400 point game of L’Art de la Guerre this week. Three of us played as the glorious suns/sons of York (War of the Roses Yorkists, two commands each), agains a coalition of  French Ordnance and Kalmar Union Sc…

The origins of Brexit – 1470something

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

Five of us got together to play an epic 400 point game of L’Art de la Guerre this week. Three of us played as the glorious suns/sons of York (War of the Roses Yorkists, two commands each), agains a coalition of  French Ordnance and Kalmar Union Sc…

The last battle of the Kalmar Union

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

We got in another game of L’Art de la Guerre this week – War of the Roses (Yorkists), against Medieval Scandinavians (Kalmar Union). All figures are from the 6mm Baccus late Medieval range, with a couple of simple conversions on the Scandi side. Andrew…

The last battle of the Kalmar Union

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

We got in another game of L’Art de la Guerre this week – War of the Roses (Yorkists), against Medieval Scandinavians (Kalmar Union). All figures are from the 6mm Baccus late Medieval range, with a couple of simple conversions on the Scandi side. Andrew…

6mm Mycenaean cavalry? Sure, why not…

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

Late Helladic horsemen, from Kelder (2012) fig.4The Mycenaean army list (no.30) in L’Art de la Guerre allows for a single unit of mediocre cavalry. I’ve always felt a bit iffy about the use of cavalry in Bronze Age in general, and among the Aegean stat…

6mm Mycenaean cavalry? Sure, why not…

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

Late Helladic horsemen, from Kelder (2012) fig.4The Mycenaean army list (no.30) in L’Art de la Guerre allows for a single unit of mediocre cavalry. I’ve always felt a bit iffy about the use of cavalry in Bronze Age in general, and among the Aegean stat…

ADG 6mm Cycladic Islanders/Myrmidons

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

Here is the first fifth of my L’Art de la Guerre 6mm Minoan army. This is a small command of allied Myrmidons (I am conceptualising them as Cycladic Islanders) to support my main battle line of heavy spearmen, archers and chariots. All figures are from…

ADG 6mm Cycladic Islanders/Myrmidons

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

Here is the first fifth of my L’Art de la Guerre 6mm Minoan army. This is a small command of allied Myrmidons (I am conceptualising them as Cycladic Islanders) to support my main battle line of heavy spearmen, archers and chariots. All figures are from…

ADG – Setting up the Minoan camp.

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

Having previously posted work-in-progress shots of my Minoan camp for L’Art de la Guerre (part 1 and part 2), I can now show off the final stages and the completion of this mini-project. I really should get on the purchasing and painting some of t…

ADG – Setting up the Minoan camp.

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

Having previously posted work-in-progress shots of my Minoan camp for L’Art de la Guerre (part 1 and part 2), I can now show off the final stages and the completion of this mini-project. I really should get on the purchasing and painting some of t…

Now this is interesting… Aegean DNA.

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just read this small piece on Minoan and Mycenaean DNA in Science and thought I’d pop a link HERE.

Now this is interesting… Aegean DNA.

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just read this small piece on Minoan and Mycenaean DNA in Science and thought I’d pop a link HERE.

Slowly, the Minoan camp comes together

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

This is just a quick work-in-progress shot of the elements of my Minoan camp that I have so far. I am still waiting on my Rapier order (not the first time I’ve written that!), so I have just been working off what I have already had floating around in m…

Slowly, the Minoan camp comes together

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

This is just a quick work-in-progress shot of the elements of my Minoan camp that I have so far. I am still waiting on my Rapier order (not the first time I’ve written that!), so I have just been working off what I have already had floating around in m…

Mycenaean/Minoan Camp for ADG

Posted on September 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

“Far apart from the battle were their ships drawn up on the shore of the grey sea; for these had they drawn up to land in the foremost row, but had built the wall close to the hindmost.”Thus spake Homer (Iliad 14.30 ff.) of the Achaean camp at Troy. Yo…

Painting inspiration

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ll just leave these pictures* here. Oh, and also this useful link HERE.________*All lifted from the web – I make no claim to ownership or copyright.