Monday, December 23, 2013

Augustus and the Praetorian Guard

Here we have the Emperor Augustus and his bodyguard in 28mm by Warlord Games. Super models, gotta say I love painting Romans. I now have Imperial Roman armies in 4 scales....

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Napoleonic Spanish and lancers

The last few weeks have been insanely busy at work, but I still completed 3 new regiments of 1/72 Napoleonics - enough to fill out the CC:N order of battle for the Albuera scenario. Here I have two regiment of Spanish infantry from Hat and a regiment of Polish guard lancers from Zvezda. They are glossy because the temperatures have not really allowed for dullcoting.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Napoleonic Russians and Dragoons

Last week I started on Napoleonic Russians - I have quite a horde of Zvezda and Strelets picked up in a job lot earlier this year. These are very nice figures, I did some Guards infantry and Cuirassiers by Zvezda, and a unit of British Dragoons by Hat that have been patiently waiting their turn in my painting queue for about 6 months.

Monday, November 11, 2013

USMC and Matanikau River

I have just finished a batch of Marines with US Army artillery support sufficient to fill out the OB for the Memoir 44 scenario Matanikau River, this was one of the bloody struggles on Guadalcanal:

I am not sure of the manufacturer of the Marines, they are 20mm metals, and there may be more than one, but the 75mm pack howitzers are from Waterloo 1815 and are a very useful 1/72 plastic kit - 3 guns with crews.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Over the last two weeks I completed this force of Japanese army in 20mm for use in Memoir '44 and Fireball Forward. The metals are a batch I picked up in a swap and are mixed manufacturers. The Ha-go is a Dragon 1/72 kit and the Chi-ha is a resin of unknown manufacturer. The 70mm guns are the Waterloo 1815 kit - nice.

I am very fond of the anti-tank mine....very Japanese...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Maximillian Imperial army complete

Here is my completed DBA-RRR (I/9a) army of Maximillian Imperial (1494-1506) which is decidedly Germanic in flavour. There are 3 men-arms (Kn) including the General, 4 Landsknecht pike (Pk), 2 supporting verlorene haufe with halberd (Bd), 4 arquebus (2 as Sh, 2 as Sk), 1 great gun (Can). Figures are all Foundry. I will now work on assembling a French army featuring Swiss mercenaries as opponents.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Renaissance Great Gun

Wargames Foundry Great Gun with Landsknecht crew- based for DBA - RRR.

On another note, sure is irritating how I can no longer save text boxes in Blogger. Like, WTF? What's wrong with leaving things alone? I have not been able to update any of my sidebars for more than 2 weeks now. I've sent feedback off into the void several times now...grrr.....

Sunday, October 13, 2013

TIgers .... here kitty kitty

More micro-armor, dang this stuff is good. Think I have a better handle on the panzer camo, let me know what you think.

These are for a Memoir '44 Wittmann scenario I might run next week at the club. They are sitting on my new idea for forest terrain tiles.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Arab-Israeli Wars

I picked up a batch of micro-armour suitable for the Arab Israeli Wars, I've been very interested in doing some Cold War era gaming for a while. I'm torn between 70-80s Europe and 68-73 Arab-Israeli Wars. I'm kind of doing both - the Israelis are Centurions (Sho't) and M48s (Magach) and M3s. There is also an out of scale Super Mystere flying overwatch. On the Arab side I have done T-55s and BMPs in Russian green, along with a BTR-152 and Shilka, so they could double as Syrians in the Golan theatre of 1973 or be pressed into Soviet service as second echelon divisions for Fulda Gap or some other scenario.

This stuff is just gorgeous - there is nothing better until you get to 1-72, and then it's close.