Saturday, December 27, 2014

Citadel Treemen

Hope you all had a great Christmas.

Some additions to an Old School Wood Elves army I am putting together.
Three Treemen and a Treeman lord - "Durthu". The Wood Elf archer was included as a scale reference.

I looked through lots of images on painted examples of treemen and it was surprising how many did not look the way I expected. Lots of greys, reds and unusual combos. They look skillfully done and artistic but not the way I imagined them. I went with more traditional browns and more subtle contrasts to tie them into the Wood Elf figures I've already done.

As someone who has never painted 'monsters' before, I was surprised how much I enjoyed doing these guys. Something like 4 days from start to finish
It was fun to experiment with various washes and building up shading and texture.

Hope you like the results.



Friday, December 26, 2014

28mm Hussite War Wagon

Here is my first Hussite war wagon with some of my Hussite figures. Can't wait until I have a dozen or so of these wagons!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

28mm Hussite Crossbows

Here are the first of the 28mm Hussite Crossbows I have painted. I used LBM transfers for the Pavises. The minis are 1st Corps.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Another 54mm Enemy of Rome

Another of my growing collection of 54mm enemies of Rome. 
This one is a Scythian.

Friday, December 12, 2014

A 54mm Enemy of Rome!

One of the latest additions to my 54mm enemies of Rome collection. 
I'd hate to be facing up to this fellow.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


On Thursday night we played an epic battle between two of the Lords contesting some real estate in our Dark Ages campaign. Lord Joe had invaded the land of Brune in an attempt to seize it back from Lady Cameronia who had recaptured it from Lord Joe the previous season. Lord Percy, wishing to deny Joe the opportunity to reclaim Brune invaded as well. Lord Percy commanded a vast Host far outnumbering Lord Joe. The two armies met on the banks of a river. In the photo above Lord Percy moves part of his vast host as the battle begins.
Lord Joes army, knowing that it has to use guile and cunning to prevail, takes a position amongst hills with its left flank protected by a forest and its right flank protected by a swamp.
Lord Joe's warriors watch from atop of their hill as Lord Percy's host approaches.
Percy's army moves up close to the base of the hill on which Joe's warriors wait. Joe moves his three heroes to his right flank.
Joe's heroes, with the army banner and warriors in support charge down the hill and tear into Percy's ranks.
Joe's heroes cut down all before them. The dice Gods were with Lord Joe and losses on Percy's side were three to one what they were amongst Joe's warriors. A banner of Percy falls and he fails the subsequent morale test resulting in every unengaged warrior within 4" fleeing. 
Percy has the numbers though, and although he is losing more than Joe he can afford to do so. Percy has worked his way around behind Joe's army and the battle takes on two fronts. To the rear Joe's warriors simply have to hold Percy at bay, while to the front Joe's heroes continue to hack their way closer and closer to Lord Percy himself.
Inevitably the dice turn and Percy manages to cut down a line of Joe's warriors leaving Lord Joe momentarily alone on the hilltop. Attacked on all sides Lord Joe fights heroically but is slain. His army is stunned but continues to fight on.
As Lord Joe's heroes cut their way through the ranks of Percy's army Lord Percy is compelled to enter the battle himself. Accompanied by his heroes Percy confonts Joes heroes.
Heracles a hero of Lord Joe, wounded but undaunted, combats Percy fae to face. The dice gods turn their back on Percy but bless Heracles who rolls a double six! There can be no argument, Percy is slain. Is the battle lost? Luckily Percy's successor passes the army morale test and the battle continues. Percy's advantage in numbers is now beginning to have a decisive influence on the game. After three tests Joe's army finally withdraws from the field. The battle if won for Percy, but at a great cost. Percy's losses exceed that of Joe and Percy himself was slain - such is the price of conquest!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Napoleonic Wargames on a Sunday

Here are some photos of the games we played today. The first was a big 28mm Napoleonic bash in which a horde of Brunswickers took on an equally numerous mass of French. The other game was a very nice 6mm game fighting Aspern-Essling.

 A very nice 6mm game of Aspern-Essling


 Back to the big 28mm game