Continuing to work on the Late Romans just now with a horn blower from Foundry now ready for basing. On reflection glad this figure never sold on previous clear outs.This figure will join a previously painted command figure also from Foundry.When finished the stand will be used in ADLG. Base as always from Warbases.More work in progress to follow shortlyCheers for now.
In between painting entries for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge there has been a large rebasing project underway.Here is the first unit in the early stages of rebasing including six newly painted troops to fill out the ranks.The figures are all from Gripping Beast with Little Big Men to complete the look.When finished these will be shown in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.Cheers for now.
As the campaign begins to take shape I have started to back fill some of the units purchased by some of the active players. I have limited the number of cannon available in the campaign, unless players purchased them in the begining or they were taken from a fort, then additional cannon won't be available as reinforcements.The gun crew are from Trent Miniatures, I made one head swap to allow me to use them across Haiti and the various factions. I should have the 4Pdr finished over the next couple of days.The Water Cart and Ammo Wagon are from Warbases and will come in very handy for the various support options selected by most players.I copied the uniform for the artillery from the Osprey Men at Arms book covering Napoleon's overseas troops. I am pretty happy with the result. Next up more light Infantry to bolster the French forces.
Painted in 2018 and finally based and ready for action in 2019 these casualty stands and command stand are from Friekorps and Old Glory's Blue Moon range.Needing to go back to using the main camera rather than the phone cam, however its a time thing and everything can be done on the device. Time can be daunting just now.Some what more daunting is the twenty odd stands of foot at the back of the painting desk. Will get there soon.Cheers for now.
Haven't been updating on work in progress of late and really should be doing so more often.This year has seen a major rebasing project start with all the Late Romans and allies being rebased for ADLG. As expected this has created a few gaps here and there which has resulted in the following. Heavy infantry from Gripping Beast that are so very nearly complete. A bit of work on the trousers and the spears and its off to the basing queque. These six troopers will complete two stands of heavy swordsmen protected that are core units for the Late Romans.Next up is a Hun horse archer fromGripping Beast. This figure will complete a stand of light cavalry bow giving five of these once the rebasing is done. Whilst fragile units these are key to the Hun army and will stand as allies in the Late Romans and Goths.Next, a mounted horn blower from Foundry which ironically have tried to sell on several occassions and failed to do so. This figure will join one of the command stands currently being worked on.Three mo
A work in update on some 28mm Undead figures from Mithril Miniatures and Citadel.Top left is a Mithril Miniatures Wight. Base coated white then painted with Technical paint Nighthaunt Gloom. The dried figure has then been worked upto what you see using the Gloom paint mixed with white. Bloody marvelous effect can be obtained here. Citadel really need to expand this range as this really does give good results. Top right and bottom left shows two Citadel wights. Both have been painted using layers. The top figure using Vallejo Game Colours Scruvy, Jade and Foul Green with a final touch of white added in. The second wight has been using Foundry Teal AB & C again with some white added as a final highlight. Lastly some Citadel Skeleton base coated in Army Painter Skeleton Bone waiting for the next stage of painting. Some other pieces are nearing completion and will hopefully be shown in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge next week. Hmmm, some of the pics could be better. Chee
Some armies are never truly finished and when the decision is made to rebase an "finished" army gaps start to appear. These figures have been painted for a while now, however look a bit lost on the command stands on there own.Currently just been started is a mounted horn blower, not strictly a cornicen as the horn is not a cornu.When completed this will fill a gap on one of the stands however foot standards and musicians would set the stands of perfectly. If anyone has anf figures from Foundry's LR005 spare please leave a comment.More to follow soon on this never ending project as there are five mounted archers and eight cataprachts needing painted along with a host of other things for other projects ongoing and stalled alike.Cheers for now
These little fellows were painted during the 30 days 30 miniatures challenges in 2018 and have only now been fully based.All three stands have figures from Rapier Miniatures Greek and Macedonian ranges.Three more phalanxes are needed to reach the required amount for a DBA army and each base will require a rear stand for ADLG as the bases are double depth.The cavalry will see use as medium Greek cavalry in both Greek and Macedonian armies with Companions and more medium cavalry to follow.As always the massed effect of 6mm figures is hugely appealing and perfect for basing on 40mm fronts.Next up will be some work in progress pictures then histoical and fantastical figures in varying sizes.Cheers for now.
Got a few more bits painted and based for various games , a knight templer and frost wraith plus some treasure for Frostgrave both figures Northstar figures , The black goat , little Lord Winterley and his side kick Mister Mangel for 7tv Children of the fields from crooked dice and finally a few animals for frostgrave but bases left plain so they can be used for anygame , a bear and 2 boars with 3 young piglets all from warbases.
The IX Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge starts on Friday 21st December and the prep is still moving towards completion. To add to the spirit of the challenge the Late Roman army currently based for Impetus will be rebased. Wargames Foundry Late RomansRebasing is the bane of many a gamer, for some the end of both system and army. To avoid selling the Late Romans and gain the most use of the figures; the frontage for the of the basing will be 60mm. Nothing new there, however this will allow ADLG, the DBx family, Hail Caesar and Impetus to be played.On reflection, the hassle of rebasing is offset by the use it will offer in the future.Cheers for no
Charge with Every Man by Jackson WalkerWell, not really much of an update, but due to an email from a fellow gamer about the Seminole War, it has sparked me to get back to this project a bit once again. To that end I have placed an order with Warbases for some movement trays and 20mm round bases (I was going to go with 15mm bases, but I like the functionality and look of 20mm). I have yet to really dig into rules, but am leaning towards Sharp Practice with the Seminole War mods by Mark Luther. I gave the rules a skim through last night, and they seem okay (I like the blinds and ambush aspects), but I will have to make special cards and that doesn't thrill me as I simply do not have the talent to create such items.
This challenge was indeed that with mixed motiviation for the hobby in general this past 5 - 6 weeks.The final challenge came this week with being away with no internet access or 4G. The feeling of isolation lasted for about an evening then the digital detox started. Recommend it to all - disconnect for a week it is rewarding. It also meant however that this post is late, the shame!So, back to the challenge and yes it was a success with more than thirty figures being completed in time, just mind you.Two 28mm figures for SAGA or any Dark Ages skirmish game in general. A Gripping Beast Viking on the left and a Foundry Norman on the right.A Macedonian phalanx in 6mm with 27 figures on a 40 x 30mm.A mix of stands for ACW gaming with figures from Freikorps (centre) and Old Glory on the outsides. The single figures are for break through markers and the others are casualty markers.Here is the group shot of everything together; 37 figures in total including the terrain piece.6mm: 27 infantry15mm: 7 infantry28mm: 2 in
After pulling out my copy of Colonial Adventures, printed now by Rebel Minis, but originally a Two Hour Wargames product, I believe they will be the rules of choice. While they call for twenty figure units, I think they will work fine with the fifteen figure units I am organizing. Having played some of the other Two Hours offerings, I like their reaction and reputation driven rules. Of course, rules are always open to change!As for bases, Litko used to be my go to company as they make high quality bases in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. But lately I have been looking for a more affordable alternative, and Warbases offers just that. I can still buy the sizes and thickness to match my Litko stash, but the pricing is noticeably less expensive, even with the shipping from overseas (they are a UK based company). So, I have ordered a slew of round bases, and some movement trays for both mob and formed units.
Somethings take longer than others and this Viking Hirdman from Gripping Beast is a prime example of this.What should have taken about an hour to finish off probably took double that. The problem lies with not being able to have a reasonable time at the painting table just now. With both the motivation to paint and general energy levels being low; it's not having the time it is making the time spent painting count. Sat down at the painting table earlier today and felt like putting everything in a box and leaving only one figure there to be painted. With the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge drawing nearer and looking to participate for the 8th consecutive year perhaps a change will be better than a rest. What that change will be remains to be seen. Day: 22Figures painted: 2Cheers for now
I received my custom bases from Warbases some weeks ago. They did a fantastic job on creating a base for each ship. As mentioned in my previous post, I ordered clear acrylic 40mm by 20mm bases that will fit nicely on my Chessex sea mat.A bit on organizing the project....Using the Figurehead 1/2400 scale ships, here are the ships and the codes for each. Not perfect matches for each ship type, but as there are no manufacturers in any scale that cover each Lake Erie vessel perfectly, this list will have to do:FN14 - 20 Gun Sloop: Detroit and Queen CharlotteFN15 - 18 Gun Brig: General Hunter, Niagara, Lawrence, and CaledoniaFN16 - Sloop: Little Belt and TrippeFN20 - Schooner: Lady Prevost, Chippewa, Ariel, Scorpion, Tigress, Porcupine, and SomersSome obvious issues arise: The General Hunter and Caledonia, while of brig configuration, are certainly not brigs of the same size as the 18 gun brigs. Also, I am using cutters for the two small sloops. &