This post has been sitting waiting for me to get my finger out and press that publish button for a few weeks now, so I thought I better press it!!Sadly that's another Challenge all over and I was just getting on a roll. I hope I can keep up at least half of the effort I put in, for the rest of the year........can't see it happening though???I've gotta admit I feel pretty pleased with myself, I've earned 2274 points placing me 8th in the Challenge, which is my third highest placing and third highest points total.Here's my performance so far in all the ChallengesChallenge II 4940 points 1stChallenge III 2586 points 4thChallenge IV 1227 points 17thChallenge V 691 points 37thChallenge VI 681 points 36thChallenge VII 1093 points 24thChallenge VIII 662 points 40thChallenge VIIII 2274 points 8thChallenge X ????So to the points......I don't know if anyone noticed but the majority of my figures painted were for one set of rulesDonnybrook??? I painted :1147 points of Donnybrook figures587
My last post of this years Challenge...And hear we have couple of Ass'sYou may or may not know the names, If you're from the UK you certainly will.I'm not sure what make they are, but Boris & Nigel are a right pair of useless donkeys!
My penultimate post of the Challenge unless I really get my finger out and finish the unit I'm painting.Can't see it happening though.And yes it is more Donnybrook!!!!!Here we have the 6 figures for the English regt Berkley's DragoonsThe figures are from Dixon minis, which are a real pleasure to paint, they almostpaint themselves!"The Monmouth’s rebellion scared Parliament into forming the first standing Army in 1685, among it six regiments of horse and two of Dragoons. It was constituted of six troops, raised by the honourable John Berkeley and named after him as "Berkeley’s Dragoons" it’s recruiting area for all of the troops was Wessex. Berkeley married Barbera Villiers, an intimate friend of the King’s younger daughter, Princess Anne. Thus came about the first title of the Regiment "The Princess Anne of Denmark’s Regiment of Dragoons". In October Berkeley’s Dragoons rode into London to be inspected by the King, a critical Commander, who was nevertheless impressed with them. For the next three years t
I needed some tents for a Beneath the Lily Banners scenario I'm trying to get ready for.I picked these up on ebay for a few quid.I don't know their make? I wish I did so I could buy a few more!!I undercoated them grey, dry-brushed a lighter grey, then dry-brushed white.Simples!Each Warbases base measures 5 x 8 and to be honest there was more work on the basethan on the tents!
Still posting some of my entries from the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, not many more left I promise!! It's bit Macabre I know, its just a piece of scenery though for my Donnybrook Shenanigans!The figure is from Black Tree designs, bought to paint up in AHPC8, along with quite a few similar bits and bobs. Sir Michael Awdry posted loads of these in last years Challenge and mine got pushed to the bottom of the leadpile.Not much more I can really say about the figure really?
Oh look, yet more Donnybrook!!!!I do like it when you can have versatile figures, and that's exactly what these are.The figures are from Reiver Castings, and can be purchased here.For the princely sum of £11 They can and hopefully will be used in the following armies.Monmouth's RebelsKing Phillip's War Militia&Irish RappareesThese 10 bad boys were worth 5 points each so earned me 50 points.
More Donnybrook goodness!This time its back to Col Bill's with a little help from Foundry.The figures are from Col Bill's Depot Battalion range and are named,17th Century Prisoners and Guard. and cost £6.I've swapped the original Guard figure over with an Infantry figure from Foundryrather than convert the figure.The wagon is also from Col Bill's, although I can't seem to find it on their website?I decided to have it as a piece of scenery, so left one wheel off.So as for the points it should be....4 x Foot = 20 points1 x Wagon = 20 points
Yes I know.....more Donnybrook!But you can never have enough of a good thing....right?In the Highlander army list in Donnybrook, one of the characters you may use is"The Master of Hounds"The Scots figure is a standard bearer from pack SKU : JFR20 in Reiver Castings Jacobite range.With his left arm chopped off a repositioned.I wasn't sure how and what to use for the dogs lead or whether or not to have one at all.In the end I went with some plane and simple fuse wire.Which I think works pretty well?The Hounds are from Gripping Beast pack PCT14 Pict pack Master & Hounds"The Master of Hounds controls a pack of hunting dogs bred by the Clan. He is armed with a short sword and controls 3 dogs. When they attack the player rolls a d3. The result is the number of dogs who lunge that turn. Add the Master to the attack. So at full strength there will be 4 attacks, while the minimum is 2. The dogs do not check morale when taking casualties and fight to the death. If the Master loses all his dogs he fights on alo
Can't believe the Challenge is over for another year???This being the final Bonus Round " Fellowship"As soon as I read the name Fellowship I knew my entry would have to be fromLord of the Rings. I've got a box with all sorts of odds and ends from Games Workshop's range.Gandulf here was still sitting in his red backed blister pack begging to be painted up!To be honest he was originally bought to be painted up and sold on ebaymany years ago, but I never got around to it.Another reason for painting up Gandulf was he was quite an easy paint, being all white!!But the most important was he was the defacto leader of the Fellowship in LotRand if our defacto leader the SnowLord, Curt himself put on a white wig, he could be Gandulf!!This entry will be winging its way over the Atlantic soon as my Curtgeldso a few more points will come my way.
Back down to 15mm for my next Painting Challenge entry.I've been promising myself that I'd paint a Spanish brigade for my Beneath the Lily Banners rules for a few years now. well 5 years to be exact, where'd that time go??I bought a copy of The Spanish Armies of the League of Augsberg, here, after winning a competition which got the juices flowing.....So here we are!There are 4 units of infantry, 4 artillery pieces, a stand of Grenadiersand 3 commanders. All the figures are from Donnington, which are not my usual goto company for my NYW figures. I bought 98% of this on ebay for a bargain price.Then had to top up a few bits and bobs. They are a little larger than Essex, but hey hobeggars can't be choosers!A pic from the backTercio Sevilla or old Violet’s (Morados viejos)Maestros de Campo : (1685) D. Thomas de los Cobos y Luna, (1695) D. Francisco Antonio Diaz Pimienta Tercio Cordova or old Green’s (Verdes viejos)Maestros de Campo : (1682) D. Carlos de Eguia, (1691) D. Juan Vasquez de Acuña
Another entry into the Challenge from a different period, I really should have entered the Squirrel Dual!!!These 16 figures from Wargames Foundry have already flown the nest to their new home next door at Casa Postie!They are HYW archers painted up in the livery of the men of Cheshire. They were a joy to paint to be honest, I wish all figures were this easy!!These 16 figures should earn me 80 points to add to my total.Getting worried about that dodgy Irishman Fran, he's gaining fast!!!
Another entry into the Painting Challenge and its yet more Donnybrook, but this time we're heading to the far away fields of Africa, well Tangier to be precise.The Treaty of Windsor, signed on 10th June 1680 between England and Spain, gave rise to an offer by the King of Spain to provide a body of Horse to support the English at Tangier. The Duke of Osuna's Trozo of Horse was well placed being based 80 miles north of Tarifa to be that body of Horse. They were said to have worn an all white uniform, including their hat!Which I'm sure you'll agree makes for a rather unusual looking unit of Horse.In the field they were commanded by Don Salvador de Monforte.They fought in several skirmishes and battles in their time at Tangier.I've been wanting to paint this unit for quite a whileThe figures are from Warfare Miniatures and will be added to my Tangier collection, they may well find there way onto the fields of Flanders and Ireland too!!! 7 Mounted 25mm figures should give me 70 points.
I should have entered the Squirrel Duel with all the different periods I'm painting up!!!Postie asked for a muted palette, so that's what he got!These 24 figures are the London slingers who were in the army of Simon de Montfort, during the Barons Wars which was fought between 1264-65.The Slingers fought at the Battle of Lewes in 1264The figures are from Essex Miniatures and could be used for any Medieval army.There are 24 figure in this post making a very nice 120 points!
Postie had a few odds and ends left over in his 15mm Napoleonic Bitz Box.He decided to make this unit the Baden Guard Grenadiers.For what reason I know not??It doesn't seem the unit fought in any battles and we couldn't find a flag for them either.The figures are actually some unknown make and represent British Fusiliers,but they're almost identical to the Guards.Postie seems to think they may have fought in the Austrian Tyrol, although he can't confirmthis fact. I've tried to search the web, all I can come up with is from another blog .Blunders on the Danube, check it out....16 x 15mm figures 32 pointsDon Cossack Horse artillery"Mounted cossack battery (officially called a horse-artillery company) counted 12 light cannons, the so-called unicorns (6 horses), with 2 ammunition caissons (3 horses) for each gun. Each battery also had 2 reserve gun carriages. There were authorized, in so far as this could be achieved, 8 officers including 1 field-grade officer as commander, 25 non-commissiond officers,
Its Bonus Round time once again. This week the theme is "Water Feature"I was going to paint up a Native American canoe or a few empty 15mm boats, I mentioned itto Postie. who had a lightbulb moment.Hence these boats...I gave him these two Napoleonic Landing boats a few years ago, I think I bought themon ebay??So I'm unsure of who makes them?They could be AB???There are 19 x 15mm figures1 x small gunand of course the 2 boatsThey're based on stiff card, that I stuck a few lolly pop sticks to, to stiffen the baseup even more. Then they're coated in pollyfilla, to create the wave effect.Hopefully they won't warp?I thought they'd be easy to paint gluing the figures in place on the boats first.Oh how wrong I was!!!!It took me double the time to paint these as it should.But I'm pretty pleased with the results.So that should be38 for the figures2 for the gun, its not that big really....Oi, none of that either!!16 for the boats50 bonus points106 in total???You can still vote for any of the great entries here, if you s