Wednesday 24 June 2020

Proverbs 26 : 11 *

So having sold off my Ancient figures to fund other projects what could be more natural but to buy into another Ancient ruleset and start purchasing more new figures for it ! (well it makes sense to me in a perverted sort of way ) . I got their starter set off Ebay rather cheaply and it has enough figures for two warbands - one Caesarian Roman and the other Gauls . The rules are large skirmish about 10 to 30 per side depending on the nations and troop types .

The figures are a mixture of multi-part plastics and resin and are rather nice , here's a couple of Roman Legionaries I've painted up . I cheated with the shield designs and used the transfers that are included in the box . , there's a bit of work to do on the bases to finish them off . 

For the Gauls a Druid which is a resin one piece casting . I think I'm going to enjoy painting these figures and have started reading through the rules which seem simple enough and very scenario driven - which I like . More to follow .....
* As a dog returneth to it's vomit , so a fool returneth to his folly 

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Seen on my walk No.2

Not anything to do with the hobby but I admire the initiative and time spent on things like this , found on this mornings walk on the old canal footpath at Hincaster .

Turned it plays a tune ! 

Snow White and the Dwarfs (had to keep the dog on the lead in case he crashed the tea party .

One of many dolls in the trees .

and gnomes .

and another .

A fairy house ? 

A baby digger ! .

An unusual bird table .

Friday 19 June 2020

The Sacred and the Profane .

I've had these photos on my phone for about a week so I thought I'd better get them on the blog before I loose them . First the Russian Crimean war religious group , ideal for boosting the morale of the troops . The figures are Strelets 1/72nd from the General Staff and Hospital box .

Next is Captain Louis Nolan , here seen with Lord Cardigan - " there my Lord is your enemy !" , he is a conversion from a 17th Lancer Officer painted in the uniform of the 15th Light Dragoons . Both figures are 20mm Strelets who do some brilliant personality figures in their boxed sets .

Sunday 14 June 2020

Half way there !

Well I've managed to get to the 500 mile point in this years challenge after a rather slow start at  the beginning of the year due mainly to bad weather . I thought the present crisis might have effected my millage but as I tend to walk the dog early in the morning and away from the more popular routes it doesn't seem to have done . 

Thursday 11 June 2020

The Green Croats .

Finally got my SYW-ish Croats done , seemed to have taken forever to finish them - dabbling in to many other painting projects that's my problem . The figures are from the new Prince August 40mm SYW  Austrian Hungarian moulds I bought off  Ebay  . I have painted them in the uniform of the Freikorps Von Kleist 'Green Croats' as I don't have any Austrian troops in my collection . I'm in the process of casting up another dozen figures to add a second company to this unit .

Saturday 6 June 2020

An early birthday present to myself .

I saw this book on sale and thought that it would be an ideal own birthday present . I've not bought the whole series but this one features small actions and skirmishes and I thought it would be just the thing for my 40mm SYWish collection and the AGW rules .

Not cheap but a beautiful book , I'm looking forward to trying some of the scenarios out .