Yesterday was the last day of the current 30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge; which earlier this week looked like it was not going to happen.A last push at the finish line made the following possible:First up are Confederates from Old Glory. These 15mm figures are animated and characterful; just what you need for charging the Union lines.Next, an old mid nineties skeleton from Citadel or Marauder Miniatures. A great figure to paint, perfect for finishing off a painting challenge.Completed this challenge:Day 30 - 34 figures completed.Cheers for now
This month's 30 Days 30 Miniatures painting challenge finished late last night with these figures being completed in time.Included in this picture there are Arabs from A & M, Confederates from Old Glory and the last of the Foundry Vikings that have been getting painted for a fellow gamer recently.This takes the total tally for this challenge to:30 days - 32 figures painted.Group shot to follow shortly.Cheers for now
During the mid nineties my good friend Dean organised a Napoleonic campaign in Sydney. I had quite a large French minifig and old glory army at the time and I had just started to collect Confederation of the Rhine coalition troops. Eventually the campaign got underway and I found that I required Gendarmes to protect my rear and supply lines, so I built a number of Confederation cavalry units to meet the threat. I eventually built five hussar and light dragoon units to fulfil the role, Anhalt chasseurs, Frankfurt Hussars, Saxe-Ducal Hussars, Baden Hussars and Duchy de Berg chasseurs. This year I will be refurbishing my older miniatures bringing them up to current painting style and basing, so all of these units will be on the table at some stage.In 1806 Frankfurt lost its status as a free imperial city with the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. Napoleon granted Karl Theodore Anton Maria von Dalberg, Prince Primate and Chairman of the Confederation Council, the former archbishop of Mainz; received the
Another 15mm painting updateFrench Generals - the figures are from Old Glory's Blue Moon line and were a lot of fun to paint up. The larger the base, the higher the command level. These 9 command stands join another 4 that I purchased pre-painted from GAJO.Spanish artillery - AB figures and Old Glory guns.AB figures are simply superb.6 French Limbers for Old Glory. Wonderful figures and very cost effective but I really don't like painting limbers. Got some Austrian Limbers to also paint up.One of two 15mm scale Sarissa European Buildings. I highly recommend the kits.I "need" to get some more!
Editor's Note: Matt has been very kind to provide a couple of "how to" articles on his 15mm Twilight: 2000 armies. May I say I am honored to host them here for the readership!American Mechanized Forces (ETO) by Matt Weaver-UzelacWhen I design my wargaming armies I try to make them as flexible as possible, so what started out to be elements of the 5th Infantry Division’s Cavalry Troop ended up being much bigger but have so many more options. This philosophy allows me to use the troops and vehicles to represent almost any American unit that a scenario might dictate. All of the units are 15mm in scale and everything is based on magnets. The vehicles are on magnetic sheets cut to size, and the infantry is based on ½ inch round magnetic buttons I found at the Lakeshore teaching store/website (they sell them in a 300 count pack for around $9). Heavy and support weapons as well as sniper teams are based on 1 inch magnetic buttons.Available Forces (Pictured)Infantry: I have approximately 60 i
My third submission this year is also 15mm Napoleonics in the form of two units of French Marines and some British Limbers.All of the figures are from Old Glory's Blue Moon Line. One of the real attractions of 15mm is the scale of the army that can be fitted on a reasonable table but you can still see the figure details. I find painting limbers to be a bit of a chore but worth it given how they make a table look. There are 56 French French marines organized into two units of seven 4 figure standsLastly some 6 pounder British field guns. Submission Four will likely be a good bit more aquatic in nature.
The second submission for this year's challenge is proof that while AB miniatures are superb nothing can beat the combination of good quality and great value from Old Glory's Blue Moon line - especially if one purchases the army Card 40% discount card. First up are 56 Old Glory British Marines organized into two units. These are really nice figures but I found painting them to be a bit of a struggle. That's solely due to my limited skill set and not the quality of the minis. Next up are some Wagons - one never sees enough Wagons and general logistics on a tabletop! Like the Marines, these minis are from Old Glory and are superb. And lastly, we have a simple gunboat from Thoroughbred Miniatures. I've got six more much bigger ones to finish over the next few months!This submission netted a tidy 238 points, and was a good jumping off point towards my trek to 3,000.
I have been partaking in the 30 minute 30 day painting challenge on Facebook, getting lots done.I have decided to clear my desk before I put another project on it, currently it is packed with Napoleonic French and Baden miniatures, plus celts and bits.First up Division General and ADC, actually a touch up and rebase job for these.Cuirassier General newFrankfurt Hussars, a Gendarme unit, but who doesn't like more hussars floating around on a table, a touch up and rebase job also. needed to add swords (staples), plumes and new tails on two horses. Need to complete the unit standard alsocheersMatt
Another batch of Old Glory 15mm ACW Confederates, march attack in greatcoats....I really like these figures.The Fire and Fury bases have been ordered so I will hopefully be putting them all together when I get home
Sorry for the poor pictures but these are the latest Old Glory Confederates for my Regimental Fire and Fury non-project.....Good news is I have bought myself a second hand copy of the rule book and look forward to reading it.I painted these whilst watching the film 'Gods and Generals', great inspiration!
Hoi,A short post for today only, I managed to get some random figures done. These were cluttering up the desk for some time as things go.The figures shown here are 18th Century captives from the Old Glory Pirate range. I tried to paint both high- and low class captives for the pirates to ransom. Yet these could equally be used as objectives in a Hero Quest game or so.Anyway as school has started again I am off to work!Cheers Sander