Saturday, September 20, 2014


Here is the latest addition I have painted for my 54mm Roman collection. This command group will lead the Legion to glory -or ignominious disaster- at some stage in the future.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


I have been wanting to paint up a Hussite army for a long time and have finally begun to do so. Here are the first figures I have finished. The figures are from the Kingmaker line sold by 1st Corps. The two casualties laid low by the Hussite 'ladies' are from Front Rank.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

28mm Arab Camel Archers - Castaway Arts & Dixon(?)

Here are some very nice Castaway Arts camel archers I've just finished. These are additions to my Achaemenid Persian army that I am revamping. The flocking isn't done yet because I still haven't decided on the exact look I want. So I have a large number of rebased ancient Persians waiting on that decision...
Thanks to Gerry from Castaway for providing first rate service and an excellent product. I hope the photos encourage a few people to look at Castaway Arts for their next purchase. 
I had 4 old Arab camel archer figures that were looking a bit tired so i did some touch ups to make them a bit fresher and brighter. I think they are Dixon, but don't know for certain. They had been dropped and scraped up a bit so they needed a bit of love and they came up ok.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014


I recently purchased the Wizard's Tower from Pegasus Hobbies. This is a great model and stands 13" high. It is cast as one piece with excellent detail. There is a winding flight of steps ascending a rocky base at the foot of the tower. The steps have been designed for figures to stand on which is a great bonus. I am sure to find a lot of uses for this great model. here it is with a Reaper wizard to give you an idea for the scale. Below is an 'atmospheric' shot.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Here is a Hail Caesar game we played today - based on Teutoburger Wald 9AD. The Romans marching blissfully through the forest, listening to the birds twitter and admiring the beauties of nature.
Suddenly smelly unwashed hairy people appear from the forest - who can they be, what do they want?

Without even a pretense at good manners the ugly brutes rush forward and demand the Legionaries pay them undivided attention - they really were crude fellows, no manners at all.
Despite every effort to be polite to them the hairy oafs kept badgering the Legionaries.
In the end enough was enough and severe words had to be spoken to the brutes, why would not they display some good manners and stop making so much noise!
Even so the smelly buffoons just would not go away - it was becoming both tedious and annoying. One group of louts kept insisting that their whining complaints be listened to - on and on they went badgering without a pause.
But in the end it all got too much and even the most polite Legionary could stand it no longer - so out flew the pilums and in went the gladius.
Despite the greatest encouragement to desist and depart the uncivilized boors would not take the hint and had to be killed ... such a tedious exercise.
Still hooting and hollering, the noisy mob were driven away finally clearing the road and enabling the Legion's nature walk to continue.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Last week I played in a game in which LED tea lights were used to create the illusion of explosions/burning objects. I was so impressed I made a bunch of them for myself. This is an easy process using cotton wool, double sided tape. matte black spray and finishing it off with hairspray to fix the shape. Last night we played a game and made use of the new toys. Here are the results - I was most impressed.