Posts Tagged ‘The Great Northern War’

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 5 – How far can you get in a week?

Posted on July 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

A selection of the Ghost Army in the fieldSomething I am frequently asked is “how do you manage to be so productive?”. The answer is quite simple. I don’t have any spare time.Lukas Strom takes an aimed shotMy day job keeps me away from home about 180 d…

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 5 – How far can you get in a week?

Posted on July 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

A selection of the Ghost Army in the fieldSomething I am frequently asked is “how do you manage to be so productive?”. The answer is quite simple. I don’t have any spare time.Lukas Strom takes an aimed shotMy day job keeps me away from home about 180 d…

Solidifying the Ghost Army 4 – Weathering the Veterans

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Three steps: Painted, Washed down, Weathered – bases unfinishedThe look I wanted to get with these models was a faded, dirty, washed out effect. They have been in the field for over two years without proper resupply from home. If a parade ground look e…

Solidifying the Ghost Army 4 – Weathering the Veterans

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Three steps: Painted, Washed down, Weathered – bases unfinishedThe look I wanted to get with these models was a faded, dirty, washed out effect. They have been in the field for over two years without proper resupply from home. If a parade ground look e…

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 3 Åke Öberg’s Vikingar

Posted on July 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Åke Öberg’s Vikingar – the raw material – two conversions and three ‘re-equipped’ models
The finished unit –Åke Öberg’s Vikingar

The unit is Veteran under Donnybrook classification and equipped with heavy weapons, in this case battle axes. They are known in my collection as Sergeant Åke Öberg’s Vikingar. His little command are formidable men from the northern provinces of Sweden. Almost inured to the cold but not quite.


I concluded that an army in tatters with pockets of survivors in small bands would be unlikely to use formed pikes. My pikemen sans pikes are armed with battle axes – well actually, sapper’s axes from WLOA926 which is one of the siege packs. I chose to make the sergeant carry a halberd. He is in fact a Russian model.

Leader of the Vikings Sergeant Åke Öberg

Sergeant Åke Öberg has long ago removed the pin backs from his coat to keep a little warmer in the Byelorussian autumn chill.  I have added a Swedish collar to his coat and shaved off the Russian style pockets from the front.

Sergeant Åke Öberg coat is heavily patched.

On campaign these pocket flaps may well have been lost for a variety of wear and tear reasons. I wanted Sergeant Öberg to appear as a formidable character who would be respected by his men and remain calm under any circumstances.All the patches on the coat are dark Russian green and obviously cut from a captured enemy coat.

 Björk in the raw form

Axel Björk painted, weathered and finished 

The bare legged Björk 


Axel Björk is a giant among men and wields his mighty battle axe like a warrior in the age of the Vikings. This model is one of the loading artillerists from SA1. There is no conversion work on him and he also represents a soldier who has removed the turn backs from his coat. He is bare legged which I thought in keeping with his dangerous air.



Gunnarsson in the raw form
One-eyed Rapp Gunnarsson – my favourite model so far




One eyed Rapp Gunnarsson is a shameless homage to Orm Tostesson’s faithful and taciturn retainer from Røde Orm. A quiet but capable warrior who would die for his chief. This model is also one of the artillerists this time from SA3. 


His crouching pose is quiet menacing and the eye patch reinforces this.



There is no conversion work on him and he also represents a soldier who has removed the turn backs from his coat. Rapp has been given a very short sword which is clearly a local weapon and not military issue from Stockholm.


Rapp’s looted sword is clearly visible here



His eye patch was not too tricky to do. I started with a piece of card but at this scale that was too thick and would have looked like a thick bar of chocolate! In the end I used a piece of roughly cut paper glued to the face. The head strap is simply painted on with a 000 brush.



Gustafsson in the raw form with the milliput fur hat built around the karpus




Gustafsson two stages from completion
The completed Gustav Gustafsson

Alternative view of Gustav Gustafsson



Gustav Gustafsson served with the Dal Regiment and retains some semblance of his uniform although he has now adopted a fur trimmed Russian hat to keep out the bitter wind. This is a sergeant figure from S20 with the fur hat made of milliput built around the karpus. Apart from this small conversion the figure has his halberd replaced by an axe.



Svensson in the raw form 
Svensson in his motely – socks from two regiments!
Per Svensson in his motley

Rear view of Svensson



The last axeman is from S4 and wears a piped karpus with his weapon slung confidently over his right shoulder. He clearly knows how to use it. His name is Per Svensson. He wears the uniform of the Narke Varmland regiment. Apart from the addition of the axe there is no conversion work on this figure. He is somewhat motley having have to ‘scrounge’ equipment and clothes. He wears one red sock and one yellow giving him the appearance of a Landsknecht!



Sergeant Åke Öberg’s Vikings in the field!




The final character attached to the Vikings is a sniper. He is a Russian musketeer from R1. He has a very small addition to convert him to a Swede – a coat collar. His buttons have been removed form the cuffs and a hand drill and clippers have roughed up his coat. He has removed his turn backs. His name is Lukas Ström. 



Lukas Ström. 

Lukas Ström. 

Lukas Ström. 





Four of the Vikings raid a Byelorussian village







Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 3 Åke Öberg’s Vikingar

Posted on July 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Åke Öberg’s Vikingar – the raw material – two conversions and three ‘re-equipped’ models
The finished unit –Åke Öberg’s Vikingar

The unit is Veteran under Donnybrook classification and equipped with heavy weapons, in this case battle axes. They are known in my collection as Sergeant Åke Öberg’s Vikingar. His little command are formidable men from the northern provinces of Sweden. Almost inured to the cold but not quite.


I concluded that an army in tatters with pockets of survivors in small bands would be unlikely to use formed pikes. My pikemen sans pikes are armed with battle axes – well actually, sapper’s axes from WLOA926 which is one of the siege packs. I chose to make the sergeant carry a halberd. He is in fact a Russian model.

Leader of the Vikings Sergeant Åke Öberg

Sergeant Åke Öberg has long ago removed the pin backs from his coat to keep a little warmer in the Byelorussian autumn chill.  I have added a Swedish collar to his coat and shaved off the Russian style pockets from the front.

Sergeant Åke Öberg coat is heavily patched.

On campaign these pocket flaps may well have been lost for a variety of wear and tear reasons. I wanted Sergeant Öberg to appear as a formidable character who would be respected by his men and remain calm under any circumstances.All the patches on the coat are dark Russian green and obviously cut from a captured enemy coat.

 Björk in the raw form

Axel Björk painted, weathered and finished 

The bare legged Björk 


Axel Björk is a giant among men and wields his mighty battle axe like a warrior in the age of the Vikings. This model is one of the loading artillerists from SA1. There is no conversion work on him and he also represents a soldier who has removed the turn backs from his coat. He is bare legged which I thought in keeping with his dangerous air.



Gunnarsson in the raw form
One-eyed Rapp Gunnarsson – my favourite model so far




One eyed Rapp Gunnarsson is a shameless homage to Orm Tostesson’s faithful and taciturn retainer from Røde Orm. A quiet but capable warrior who would die for his chief. This model is also one of the artillerists this time from SA3. 


His crouching pose is quiet menacing and the eye patch reinforces this.



There is no conversion work on him and he also represents a soldier who has removed the turn backs from his coat. Rapp has been given a very short sword which is clearly a local weapon and not military issue from Stockholm.


Rapp’s looted sword is clearly visible here



His eye patch was not too tricky to do. I started with a piece of card but at this scale that was too thick and would have looked like a thick bar of chocolate! In the end I used a piece of roughly cut paper glued to the face. The head strap is simply painted on with a 000 brush.



Gustafsson in the raw form with the milliput fur hat built around the karpus




Gustafsson two stages from completion
The completed Gustav Gustafsson

Alternative view of Gustav Gustafsson



Gustav Gustafsson served with the Dal Regiment and retains some semblance of his uniform although he has now adopted a fur trimmed Russian hat to keep out the bitter wind. This is a sergeant figure from S20 with the fur hat made of milliput built around the karpus. Apart from this small conversion the figure has his halberd replaced by an axe.



Svensson in the raw form 
Svensson in his motely – socks from two regiments!
Per Svensson in his motley

Rear view of Svensson



The last axeman is from S4 and wears a piped karpus with his weapon slung confidently over his right shoulder. He clearly knows how to use it. His name is Per Svensson. He wears the uniform of the Narke Varmland regiment. Apart from the addition of the axe there is no conversion work on this figure. He is somewhat motley having have to ‘scrounge’ equipment and clothes. He wears one red sock and one yellow giving him the appearance of a Landsknecht!



Sergeant Åke Öberg’s Vikings in the field!




The final character attached to the Vikings is a sniper. He is a Russian musketeer from R1. He has a very small addition to convert him to a Swede – a coat collar. His buttons have been removed form the cuffs and a hand drill and clippers have roughed up his coat. He has removed his turn backs. His name is Lukas Ström. 



Lukas Ström. 

Lukas Ström. 

Lukas Ström. 





Four of the Vikings raid a Byelorussian village







Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 2 – Inspiration for characterization

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

Donnybrook has become pretty widely used since its release (despite CH painting himself into the cover!).

Donnybrook is ideally suited to characterisation.  Clarence and I had much fun naming the rather ridiculous characters which pepper the pages of the rule book. A few of our friends appear there in very thin disguise.

The Ghost Army immediately started to lend itself to this characterisation because each Foot unit contained only four models plus two characters and the mounted unit had three models and two characters.

Four of the Ghost Army: Gustafsson, Svensson, Öberg and Abrahamsson

As I decided that a retreating and starving Swedish force was unlikely to attempt to assemble a handful of pikemen into a formation I chose at the planning step to drop the pikemen and equip them with heavy weapons.

Initially I was going for halberds, half pikes and spontoons but then I saw an opportunity to link the 17th century fighting Swedes to the spirit of their Viking and Rus ancestors. Warfare produce a weighty sapper’s axe and so I decided my ‘heavy weapon’ wielding Carolinians would carry sapper’s axes like a 17th century Varangian Guard.

My original version.. nicked by a mate!

And so the link to Røde Orm. If you have not read this book I thoroughly commend it. It is a rite of passage experience for every Scandinavian and is the saga of Røde Orm (Red Serpent), a ginger haired Dane from Skåne who embarks reluctantly on an adventure at aged fifteen and becomes a mighty chief who serves in Spain for the Caliph, England for King Harald Bluetooth and visits the Byzantine Empire to seek treasure in the Ukraine. His brother Are serves as a Varangian.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough

My Gran gave me the book aged twelve having bought it at a jumble sale. I remember my Mum saying to her “I don’t think he should be reading that” – the cover described man sized helpings of murder, arson, robbery and rape!

A BLB Squadron – The Ghost Army has five mounted models – not too many

Gran was a tough old bird and said – let him read it! Thanks Mary, that was indeed a good call!
I have read it eight times since. In English it was published as ‘The Longships’. From its great sweeping adventures both the Richard Widmark movie ‘The Longships’  (1964) and the Kirk Douglas/Tony Curtis movie ‘The Vikings’ (1958) stole their plot lines. Both stories are part of Red Orm’s saga.

Stor Axel (Big Axel!) – one of Sergeant Öberg’s bare legged heavy weapons men.

My Heavy Weapons unit was modelled on Are’s Tostesson’s Varangians. The first unit of the Ghost Army to be completed. It features in detail in a separate post which is next in the series.

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 2 – Inspiration for characterization

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

Donnybrook has become pretty widely used since its release (despite CH painting himself into the cover!).

Donnybrook is ideally suited to characterisation.  Clarence and I had much fun naming the rather ridiculous characters which pepper the pages of the rule book. A few of our friends appear there in very thin disguise.

The Ghost Army immediately started to lend itself to this characterisation because each Foot unit contained only four models plus two characters and the mounted unit had three models and two characters.

Four of the Ghost Army: Gustafsson, Svensson, Öberg and Abrahamsson

As I decided that a retreating and starving Swedish force was unlikely to attempt to assemble a handful of pikemen into a formation I chose at the planning step to drop the pikemen and equip them with heavy weapons.

Initially I was going for halberds, half pikes and spontoons but then I saw an opportunity to link the 17th century fighting Swedes to the spirit of their Viking and Rus ancestors. Warfare produce a weighty sapper’s axe and so I decided my ‘heavy weapon’ wielding Carolinians would carry sapper’s axes like a 17th century Varangian Guard.

My original version.. nicked by a mate!

And so the link to Røde Orm. If you have not read this book I thoroughly commend it. It is a rite of passage experience for every Scandinavian and is the saga of Røde Orm (Red Serpent), a ginger haired Dane from Skåne who embarks reluctantly on an adventure at aged fifteen and becomes a mighty chief who serves in Spain for the Caliph, England for King Harald Bluetooth and visits the Byzantine Empire to seek treasure in the Ukraine. His brother Are serves as a Varangian.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough

My Gran gave me the book aged twelve having bought it at a jumble sale. I remember my Mum saying to her “I don’t think he should be reading that” – the cover described man sized helpings of murder, arson, robbery and rape!

A BLB Squadron – The Ghost Army has five mounted models – not too many

Gran was a tough old bird and said – let him read it! Thanks Mary, that was indeed a good call!
I have read it eight times since. In English it was published as ‘The Longships’. From its great sweeping adventures both the Richard Widmark movie ‘The Longships’  (1964) and the Kirk Douglas/Tony Curtis movie ‘The Vikings’ (1958) stole their plot lines. Both stories are part of Red Orm’s saga.

Stor Axel (Big Axel!) – one of Sergeant Öberg’s bare legged heavy weapons men.

My Heavy Weapons unit was modelled on Are’s Tostesson’s Varangians. The first unit of the Ghost Army to be completed. It features in detail in a separate post which is next in the series.

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 1 – The BIG idea

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

A preview of four of the conversions for the Ghost Army

On a recent flight back from New York I hit the creative wall. I intended to use the journey to write something new but found myself simply staring at the screen.. it had been a hard week at the office.
I resorted to trawling through my files of previously written pieces and eventually I came across an almost finished scenario for Donnybrook which was perhaps 18 months to two years old.

It involved the remnants of a Swedish army wending its way across hostile territory in an effort to reach safety and save their colours from marauding Cossacks and Tatars during the latter part of the Great Northern War.

Beaten to the punch – This GNW Donnybrook game was done by a Swedish group at Tactica 2016

The piece was almost finished but not quite, I had obviously abandoned it and forgotten. It chimed with a new uniform guide I have just completed on the Swedish infantry at Poltava which we hope to release soon. In that guide I explore the look of the Swedes after two years of continuous campaigning. I use the term Ghost Army in the guide and that seemed to connect strongly with the unfinished piece for Donnybrook.

There will be five mounted models in the Ghost Army Donnybrook force.

So with a few hours to go and a need to study the backs of my eyelids I drifted away thinking about what I could do with these connected topics. I did manage to bang another couple of hundred words into the article (with eyes open not shut).

A unit of Russian Grenadiers in a Donnybrook setting  – Drilled unit

I also came up with an idea which clicked with yet another idea Clarence and I have been concocting in the kitchen related to Donnybrook and the ‘dark side’. I decided to create the Swedish Ghost Army using Warfare Miniatures in various morphed forms. The force would be small – all Veteran and dressed in an assortment of clothes picked up on campaign.

Conversions I did earlier – these are for a small winter force. 

On the Saturday a great way to beat the jet lag was to get into the workshop and do all the conversions. It took about six hours to select, cut, milliput and refine all but six of the twenty nine models.

The marching unit for the Ghost Army – 4 conversions. Two characters – Sergeant and Drummer

As I did this I decided to adopt a skirmish gaming convention by naming all of the small units and giving each model an individual identity. This in turn linked my mind to one of my favourite novels of all time Røde Orm by Frans Bengtsson.

In the next part of this series I will link Røde Orm, The Ghost Army, Donnybrook (Dark) and the retreat from Poltava with my conversion work and introduce the modifications to the GNW range with which I am rather pleased.

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 1 – The BIG idea

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

A preview of four of the conversions for the Ghost Army

On a recent flight back from New York I hit the creative wall. I intended to use the journey to write something new but found myself simply staring at the screen.. it had been a hard week at the office.
I resorted to trawling through my files of previously written pieces and eventually I came across an almost finished scenario for Donnybrook which was perhaps 18 months to two years old.

It involved the remnants of a Swedish army wending its way across hostile territory in an effort to reach safety and save their colours from marauding Cossacks and Tatars during the latter part of the Great Northern War.

Beaten to the punch – This GNW Donnybrook game was done by a Swedish group at Tactica 2016

The piece was almost finished but not quite, I had obviously abandoned it and forgotten. It chimed with a new uniform guide I have just completed on the Swedish infantry at Poltava which we hope to release soon. In that guide I explore the look of the Swedes after two years of continuous campaigning. I use the term Ghost Army in the guide and that seemed to connect strongly with the unfinished piece for Donnybrook.

There will be five mounted models in the Ghost Army Donnybrook force.

So with a few hours to go and a need to study the backs of my eyelids I drifted away thinking about what I could do with these connected topics. I did manage to bang another couple of hundred words into the article (with eyes open not shut).

A unit of Russian Grenadiers in a Donnybrook setting  – Drilled unit

I also came up with an idea which clicked with yet another idea Clarence and I have been concocting in the kitchen related to Donnybrook and the ‘dark side’. I decided to create the Swedish Ghost Army using Warfare Miniatures in various morphed forms. The force would be small – all Veteran and dressed in an assortment of clothes picked up on campaign.

Conversions I did earlier – these are for a small winter force. 

On the Saturday a great way to beat the jet lag was to get into the workshop and do all the conversions. It took about six hours to select, cut, milliput and refine all but six of the twenty nine models.

The marching unit for the Ghost Army – 4 conversions. Two characters – Sergeant and Drummer

As I did this I decided to adopt a skirmish gaming convention by naming all of the small units and giving each model an individual identity. This in turn linked my mind to one of my favourite novels of all time Røde Orm by Frans Bengtsson.

In the next part of this series I will link Røde Orm, The Ghost Army, Donnybrook (Dark) and the retreat from Poltava with my conversion work and introduce the modifications to the GNW range with which I am rather pleased.

Warfare Miniatures July Offer – Swedish Battalions @ £25.00

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Battalion SB01 

Swedish Battalion SB03

Well, to celebrate the summer, my birthday month and the continuing march of the GNW project, Warfare have a July 2017 special offer.

S1 x 2 in battalion SB1

S3 x 1 in battalion SB1

S5 x 1 in battalion SB1

Battalion codes:

SB01 Swedes in Tricorne Standing ready
SB02 Swedes in Karpus Standing ready
SB03 Swedes in Tricorne Marching
SB04 Swedes in Karpus Marching

Will all be available for £25.00 ex postage.

S4 x 1 in battalion SB02

Each pack contains 20 models – 10 musketeers, 5 pikemen and 5 Command. As battalion packs are already reduced by 20% this additional saving equates to a 26% discount on normal pack price making each model £1.25.

S7 x 2 in battalion SB03

S1 x 1 in battalion SB03

S5 x1 in battalion SB03

The prices for these battalions will be adjusted in the shop from June 30th.

Dispatch will be within two weeks of order as I am of on my travels to tropical climes once more.

S4 x 2 in battalion SB04

S6 x 1 in battalion SB04

Here is a chance to swell the ranks of your Carolinians! Gå på!


Battalions SB03 (front) and SB01 (rear)


Warfare Miniatures July Offer – Swedish Battalions @ £25.00

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Battalion SB01 

Swedish Battalion SB03

Well, to celebrate the summer, my birthday month and the continuing march of the GNW project, Warfare have a July 2017 special offer.

S1 x 2 in battalion SB1

S3 x 1 in battalion SB1

S5 x 1 in battalion SB1

Battalion codes:

SB01 Swedes in Tricorne Standing ready
SB02 Swedes in Karpus Standing ready
SB03 Swedes in Tricorne Marching
SB04 Swedes in Karpus Marching

Will all be available for £25.00 ex postage.

S4 x 1 in battalion SB02

Each pack contains 20 models – 10 musketeers, 5 pikemen and 5 Command. As battalion packs are already reduced by 20% this additional saving equates to a 26% discount on normal pack price making each model £1.25.

S7 x 2 in battalion SB03

S1 x 1 in battalion SB03

S5 x1 in battalion SB03

The prices for these battalions will be adjusted in the shop from June 30th.

Dispatch will be within two weeks of order as I am of on my travels to tropical climes once more.

S4 x 2 in battalion SB04

S6 x 1 in battalion SB04

Here is a chance to swell the ranks of your Carolinians! Gå på!


Battalions SB03 (front) and SB01 (rear)


Warfare GNW R16 Russian Grenadiers

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Lots of hares have been running for many years on the topic of Russian Grenadier dress. The perpetuated image has been that of a tall mitre capped chap in a plain uniform very much in the fashion of the paintings of the English Foot Guard grenadiers or…

Warfare GNW R16 Russian Grenadiers

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Lots of hares have been running for many years on the topic of Russian Grenadier dress. The perpetuated image has been that of a tall mitre capped chap in a plain uniform very much in the fashion of the paintings of the English Foot Guard grenadiers or…

A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Russian Grandees



They have been in the pipe for a while but at last we can show a a glimpse of some truly outstanding little masterpieces from Warfare Miniatures. 



The Swedish Heroes



We have chosen the iconic figures of Magnus Gustafsson Stenbock, Adam Ludvig Leijonhufvud and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld for the Swedes. Celebrated generals all and key players in the campaigns of the Carolinian Army during the Great Northern War. 



Stenbok is modelled on the romantic painting by Gustav Cederström



As a counterpoint, the Russians are represented by Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Boris Petrovich Sheremetev and Anikita Ivanovich Repnin. These men played their part in full during the final defeat and humbling of the mighty Swedes.


Leijonhufvud in utilitarian uniform on the left – Rehnskiöld’s uniform is grander



The horses offer a new option for senior officers and equally could be used for the new cavalry officers both Russian and Swedish cavalry which will begin to appear sometime over the summer.




The Russians are somewhat more flamboyant in their dress



It did not escape our notice that the Russian generals would pass muster as ‘any senior general’ in a Western European army of the WSS period and I am sure several will find their way west in time.



Excellent rear view of the Russians



The detail on these models is outstanding. Clib has captured the spirit of the age and the personalities within some imaginative and animated poses.




I am looking forward to getting them mastered, painted and of course, released.

A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Russian Grandees



They have been in the pipe for a while but at last we can show a a glimpse of some truly outstanding little masterpieces from Warfare Miniatures. 



The Swedish Heroes



We have chosen the iconic figures of Magnus Gustafsson Stenbock, Adam Ludvig Leijonhufvud and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld for the Swedes. Celebrated generals all and key players in the campaigns of the Carolinian Army during the Great Northern War. 



Stenbok is modelled on the romantic painting by Gustav Cederström



As a counterpoint, the Russians are represented by Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Boris Petrovich Sheremetev and Anikita Ivanovich Repnin. These men played their part in full during the final defeat and humbling of the mighty Swedes.


Leijonhufvud in utilitarian uniform on the left – Rehnskiöld’s uniform is grander



The horses offer a new option for senior officers and equally could be used for the new cavalry officers both Russian and Swedish cavalry which will begin to appear sometime over the summer.




The Russians are somewhat more flamboyant in their dress



It did not escape our notice that the Russian generals would pass muster as ‘any senior general’ in a Western European army of the WSS period and I am sure several will find their way west in time.



Excellent rear view of the Russians



The detail on these models is outstanding. Clib has captured the spirit of the age and the personalities within some imaginative and animated poses.




I am looking forward to getting them mastered, painted and of course, released.

Warfare GNW Russian pikemen in kartuz

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

These chaps were a little bit behind in the production queue but as can be seen from these pictures were well worth the wait.I am not whether it was the colour combination or the figures themselves but I really enjoyed painting this batch which are now…

Warfare GNW Russian pikemen in kartuz

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

These chaps were a little bit behind in the production queue but as can be seen from these pictures were well worth the wait.I am not whether it was the colour combination or the figures themselves but I really enjoyed painting this batch which are now…

Warfare GNW R14 Sexy Russian Command

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

This pack is figure porn. I love the poses, the definition and the ease with which they paint up.The Sergeant is pointing with purpose. He looks like a Vet. I gave him a very plain uniform in the paint job but that just adds to his no nonsense air.Russ…

Warfare GNW R14 Sexy Russian Command

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

This pack is figure porn. I love the poses, the definition and the ease with which they paint up.The Sergeant is pointing with purpose. He looks like a Vet. I gave him a very plain uniform in the paint job but that just adds to his no nonsense air.Russ…

Returning to the scene…. LoA at Partizan 2017

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Toggenhvud points out to Hiltonbock where the enemy are…..Regrettably, The League of Augsburg has been absent from the Partizan show(s) for a couple of years. This was due to lack of bodies and the over-facing effort of single-handedly lugging a demo…

Returning to the scene…. LoA at Partizan 2017

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Toggenhvud points out to Hiltonbock where the enemy are…..Regrettably, The League of Augsburg has been absent from the Partizan show(s) for a couple of years. This was due to lack of bodies and the over-facing effort of single-handedly lugging a demo…

GNW Swedish Brigadier vignettes

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I was very keen to experiment with some test masters of the new Swedish cavalry command. I tried them on the new horses (of which there are 5 variants) and on two of the existing horses.They were easy and fun to paint. The poses are dramatic and the lo…

GNW Swedish Brigadier vignettes

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I was very keen to experiment with some test masters of the new Swedish cavalry command. I tried them on the new horses (of which there are 5 variants) and on two of the existing horses.They were easy and fun to paint. The poses are dramatic and the lo…

Warfare GNW Russian releases for May 2017

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

Delighted to say that we have now officially released four new codes for the ever expanding GNW Russian range.We have R12 – the long awaited musketeers marching which come with shouldered musket – bayonet fixed or bayonet sheathed.R13 The pikemen to ma…