A hive of activity on the desk this weekend as my mojo returns for painting, another Breton unit but for my Kingdom of Domnonée army. All metal from Footsore miniatures, with various shield makes, LBMS transfers and metal spears I made myself. Really easy to paint these and happy with the result. This base with it flag will designate an attached command on a stand for Impetus, although I prefer seperate commanders normally as I tend to get them mostly killed when attached! CheersMatt
Completed two units of archers, one for late Roman -Alan archers and a generic Archer dark age base.Figures are Footsore miniatures. They will fit into any of my late Roman and dark age armies nicely.CheersMatt
This Footsore command miniature has been sitting around for some time awaiting completion as I wanted a hunting or war dog on the base, after a desk clean up today in preparation for clearing for the Autumn painting projects, I headed up to the third floor and seeked out my 28mm spares box and found a suitable Warlord Miniatures war dog. I then finished the dog off and added it to the completed the command base.This commander will lead my Alan warband. The Alan's were based in Aurelianum (modern Orleans) capital from 406ad and controlled lands along the Loire, Sarthe and Mayenne rivers. The Romans and later the Franks used them to put down rebellions in the west including Armorican massif (Brittany) and famously defended their capital Aurelianum against Atilla the Hun. Later at the battle of Challons in 451 the Alan and Goth cavalry break the Hunnic centre.CheersMatt
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Grab you spear and shield because we're going to take a look at Footsore's Mortal Gods. Take control of a small band of 15 - 25 models and carve your place in history. In a fast paced game where you alternate actions with your opponent, do you slay your foes of focus on the scenario objectives? Either way the burning question - is it good? [...] The post Mortal Gods – Skirmish clashes in Classical Greece appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
off the desk this week another unit of Breton warlord cavalry, again from the footsore miniatures range. Should be quite flexible to be Alans, Goths, Franks and late Romans. A real pleasure to paint with LBM transfers.CheersMatt
Next unit to join my Breton army are some Alani-Goth cavalry from the Footsore range. These. Will be for my later 5th century Armorican army, but I will possibly also use them for Goths, Visigoths or Burgundians.The Vandals, Alani (including Sarmation confederation tribes) and other confederate Germans crossed the Rhine in 406AD pushing far into western Roman territory. Alan tribes settled along the Loire and up the Sarthe river beyond Le Mans and west to the Mayenne river. Many place names in the Pays de la Loire region still relate to this period of 40 odd years of occupation. This I believe also lead to the unique horse breeds in western Pays de la LoireThe Alani leader Goar agreed with the romans to ally with them and in 440 the Alan's were gifted Orleans and the lower And Upper Loire to act as a buffer in the west with the Bucaudae of Armorica, and to the south the Visigoths and Burgundians. The Alani also played in the internal politics of the western empire supporting Jovinus as emperor 411-13. The Ala
I recently purchased a collection of dark age figures and a number were Footsore miniatures Welsh and Irish, while the remainder were gripping beast plastics.Recently I have read some interesting articles about some of the early kings after the departure of the Romans, the spread of Christianity, the arrival of the Alans, then the Franks, the coming of the Viking invaders, then the Normans.I had planned to build a Breton army so with a little thought I could build something to represent Breton Dark age army from the 5th century through to the 11th by swapping out a few units it could fight Alan's, Late Romans, Franks, Vikings and Normans. We have six major battlefield sites within a hours drive from late Roman through to the Norman conquest, and a further 11 battlefields within two hours. I plan to develop some tours and wargame events around these sites.First off the desk some Domnomée skirmishers. The kingdom of Domnonée seemed to have major ties with Britain, even sharing the same king at one time. T
Whilst work on the Spanish continues at pace with a deadline of Thursday to get them tabletop ready, a rather fun distraction with Paul rolling out his fantastic Greek collection for Mortal Gods.The mechanics are simple with each unit/character gaining a pebble, White for units and Black for leaders and heroes. You also have three Red omen pebbles which generate a positive or negative event card which can impact characters or battlefield events. Be careful though once all the red stones are drawn the turn ends.Combat uses specialist dice with Swords for attack and Shields for defence, depending on your character you might get to use the pegasus symbol to aid you. You roll off attack dice vs defence dice but only if you burn your unt action (in which case you take your colour pebble out of the bag.) otherwise you roll against your armour, this is good as it can pin troops if they choice to burn defence dice to keep casualties down. As you would expect Hoplites are good in defence but skirmishers with no armour
Hello everyone!Today I continue painting the Athenian army to the Mortal Gods system.I invite you to see the first base of Hoplites. My Athenians will have a coherent motif on the shield in the form of owls. I leave the dials more elaborately for the Mercenary Hoplites painted for them at the same time.Other entries:Mortal Gods core box set Athens at war. Peloponnesian war. Part I / Athenian Lochos - Box Set / Light armed hoplite (Peripolos)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Characteristic. Part II.The very beginning of the conflict was inauspicious for Athens. Sparta decided to use the tactics of destruction, hoping that this would lead to a swift conclusion of peace.Spartans invaded Attica and during the harvest they destroyed farmland and burned buildings. In addition, an epidemic broke out in Athens. Pericles died in 429 BC by the disease that also reached
After a name and brand bickering, that I first thought was an April fools joke, Footsore Miniatures - who took over Musketeer Miniatures back in the day, came back to their name. With Gangs of Rome, they went with the name of Warbanner and recently Games Workshop got in touch with them, as Warbanner would […]
Hello everyone!In addition to the recently shown Athenians, simultaneously working on mercenary Hoplites, one of the less powerful Polis.Therefore, today the first painted base (and some bonuses) from the CORE BOX described some time ago for the Mortal Gods game, treating the conflict in ancient Greece.Plastic minis attached to the basic set can also be found in the Mercenary Armoured Hoplites 5th to 3rd Century BCE from VICTRIX LTD.They look beautiful and are definitely my favorites among plastic historical models.The official Mortal Gods group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mortalgods/Polish system group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/644981805931421/---------------------------------------------------------------------Hoplites, the heavy infantry fighting in close formation called the phalanx werea common view of the battlefields in ancient Greece in the mid-seventh century BC.The hoplite troops were made up of free, wealthy citizens of Greek cities, that is, polis and peasants who had a
Welcome!It's time to look at the next set recently received from FOOTSORE Miniatures & Games and this is: Athenian Lochos - Box Set.As it happens on DwarfCrypt, I also painted one of the models that is part of the box and it will be a lightly armed hoplite (Peripolos).Below is also a handful of basic information about the conflict between Athens and Sparta.I also invite you to:The official system group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mortalgods/Polish system group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/644981805931421/Mortal Gods core box set inboxing Athens at war. Peloponnesian war. Part IAfter the Persian wars, the situation in Hellas was very tense, and any careless and hasty operation of any of the policies could be a pretext for starting warfare.It was influenced by the rise of the two main strengths of Athens and Sparta. Until the outbreak of the war between these forces contributed a minor conflict between Korkyra (today's Corfu) and Corinth regarding the i
Welcome!I invite you to watch the first runestones that you can find in the Warhead Studio offer. I recently received a package from sets from a polish producer of terrains, scenery and bases, and I must say that it is VERY good. Described today set divided into two parts. In this version, 3 out of 5 runic stones.Set of Runic Stones casted in resin perfect for those Viking raids in game of Saga, Hail Caesar or other historical games from Dark Ages. Runic Stones can be used as a stand alone piece of terrain, part of bigger diorama, objective or as a scenery piece for a base.I encourage you to look through the expanding range of Warhead Studio:https://warheadstudio.com/https://www.facebook.com/WarheadStudio/And a handful of facts. Part IThe runestones were created mainly in the years 200-1100. The runes were also used later in some isolated regions of Sweden and Norway, but the runestones ceased to basically engraved before 1100. They have survived in the entire Nor
Hello to you!I unboxing the first of the recently received sets from FOOTSORE Miniatures & Games today and it is:Mortal Gods core box set (+ limited hero model),and next I will take for Athenian Lochos - Box Set.To unboxing also was not too boring (model kit can already be familiar with the ancient Greeks sets of Victrix) painted model of a hero (Medium Promachos 1), which also suddenly found himself in my package (Thanks guys and mr A. !) :)I invite you!Mortal Gods is a new game from Footsore Miniatures & Games (formerly War Banner), the people behind Gangs of Rome, scheduled for release in early 2019. Greece has proven her might and the forces of the vast Persian Empire have been repulsed. Each City-State believes it played a key part in the victory and this new found pride has brought about rivalry, greed and conflict. Generals and statesmen vie for power and wealth in the chaos, risking exile or execution while the boldest and amb