Monday, December 21, 2015

AVE!

A very long time without posting.. but I have been busy!

Quite a few developments here, a real Games Workshop opened its doors, and I got into playing a few Warhammer 40k games with my Blood Angels 

But not only that, I got in a game of Hail Caesar with my Romans who've been getting a lot of love lately.







And I bought a Dropzone Commander PHR starter set, as if I didn't have enough projects... but there is a quite active group playing it here so I hope to get some games in soon.

I plan on painting some more Roman Auxiliary cavalry and try a few phalangites tomorrow.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Eyes and ears

I did some painting this weekend and managed to finish some reconnaissance for my cold war forces.

BRDM-2 the pretty standard Russian recce vehicle.

Here are 2 German Luchs, compared to the BRDM they are huge! I think that has to do with the German practice of using recce troops to actively attack.




All miniatures are GHQ, pictures in natural sunlight for a change.

I have decided on a fitting color for the germans, and a good way to (speedily) paint them. I hope to find some time to paint the rest next week and then I can start thinking about basing all this stuff. Oh.. and infantry.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Finished some Roman officers and Greek peltasts

I finished some Roman (Corvus Belli) officers and what I think are veteran legionaries, an auxiliary cavalryman and a few Greek peltasts as testers.

The Roman eagle with a spoiled aristocrat.


Legionary officers, they look a little more capable don't they?


Single legionaries, fun miniatures.




Auxiliary cavalryman, spent a little effort on the horse and I think it looks pretty nice.


 Greek peltasts, the blue is kinda bright, but works. Shield I'm not sure about.



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The basing question continues with some Russians

Did even more 3mm Napoleonics, great stuff!

Based a single battalion of Russian infantry in line on a 60x40mm base, with a strip of 1cm left open at the back.



Also painted the French base with 2 shades of green.



And together to give a better sense of how things look:


Sprinkle in some skirmishers, do a little bit more work on the terrain, an officer on a horse.. perhaps an aide-de-camp and I think the single battalion can look pretty good. Maybe I'll even keep them 60x40mm and use the open space as a place to have a printout of the unit name..

What do you guys think?



Monday, March 2, 2015

Basing conundrum for Blücher

I have been happily painting along, and tried the following:




*Disregard the sand, i haven't painted it yet to look like grass.. that's a test for later.


The question is ofcourse, does this look like a brigade to you? I'm thinking that I could just put the front 'battalion' on a base, make it less deep (so a 60x30mm base instead of the 60x40mm it is now) and call it a day..

Or I could form up all my 'battalions' as columns and mount 2 on every base (with room to spare for artillery) That might work for the French, but what about the thin red line that are the British? How about Prussians? I just don't really know.

I'll do another base with just 1 infantry 'battalion' on it and compare. If it works it would save 50% on painting time - so I'm pretty tempted to go down the easy way..

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Napoleonics in 3mm

Hello,

My Napoleonic project never really gathered any steam, but this year is the bicentennial of Waterloo so I have to do something, right?!

I places a very small order with Fighting15s for some 3mm Napoleonics to try my hand at. The order got here within a week and the figures are packaged in small blisterpacks with a lockable bag.




And I must say I am pleasantly surprised with how they are to paint and how they turn out. As you can see on the next picture they are quite tiny! No highlights at all, but high contrast colours and a painting technique where place small dots or slashes of paint.


I did some colortesting and found a combination I like and put those on a 6x4cm base. I will add another "battalion" to the base later to complete it.





Pretty cool stuff, and I find it gives a better mass effect than 6mm. Infantry poses are limited, but skirmishers are available and cavalry poses are more varied.

I have some Chausseurs a cheval de la Garde to try for cavalry - but I think my mind is already made up.






Sunday, February 15, 2015

February already?!

Hello!

Finally a very belated update on my blog.. I have no excuse or special circumstances that forgive me for this crime, I only hope the content of this post might make up for a little of the damage done by my absence.

First up, it's not as if I haven't been busy with wargaming. No no! I have recently received my package from the Forged in Battle Kickstarter campaign "War and Empire". So now a great number of Macedonian and other Greek type warriors demand my brush aswell.

I have ordered the new rules set from Sam Mustafa called Blücher including the card set for the 100 days campaign. I hope having something to actually play with will motivate me more to get painting on some Napoleonic figures.

This weekend I have been busy painting a bunch of Russian vehicles, namely the ever present aluminium (and a little bit of steel) box we call the BMP-1

In fact a full company worth and a Zsu-23-4 AAA piece.

Behold:





Some closeups




Notice the subtle difference in the camouflage pattern on 3 of the BMPs into a more splodgey and less stripey yellow. I thought it was pretty cool :-)

Now it might be a good time to show my whole force as it stands today.

It needs a lot more infantry, I was thinking 2 bases per BMP.. but I might just start with 1 base each. Also some support elements in the form of ATGMs and mortars are on my mind. Then to finish it off perhaps an Mi-24 helicopter? (and deciding on how to base all this stuff?!)


It's good to finally get some things done and I hope I can keep it up. Infantry isn't that hard is it..


Edit: nearly forgot! A new year means a new painting log, so let's get this out of the way.

6mm
foot: 10
cavalry: 0
vehicles: 15

15mm
foot: 56
cavalry: 0
vehicles: 0

28mm
foot: 0
cavalry: 0
vehicles: 0

Total crap. But better then 2013 at least..