Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Back to Naps...

Not sleeping - but back to 20mm Napoleonics. A little while ago a chum convinced me to build an army to play with him. Now, I have have painted hundreds of 1/72 Naps in the past, then sold them in favour of 10mm. But chum wants to play something more tactical, and 20mm is a nice scale to paint, so here I am once again painting something I have painted before. Deja vu...

The start of my Lasalle Peninsular French - one battalion of converged Carabiniers (Elite Light Infantry), two battalions of converged Grenadiers in bicorn (Elite Infantry) a couple of commanders and artillery limbers. The infantry are Hat and the officers and artillery train are the venerable and barely usable Airfix models. Those sculpts are approximately my vintage. In the queue are Newline 20mm infantry to fill out the regulars and maybe some other plastics.

The pandemic has created absolute havoc in my day job as a university department chair and professor - but it should prove to give me additional hobby time once the chaos of sudden class closures and campus research closure starts to settle down. HA! Still have an 18% budget cut to manage....

Saturday, February 29, 2020

GHQ 10mm Napoleonic French Line

These are really nice figures - a bit too fine and fragile for my taste (bendy muskets) but outstanding, clean sculpts.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Lots of different stuff!

Last couple of weeks has seen a pretty eclectic variety of stuff coming off the bench.

Starting with a Dreadnought and a Devastator squad armed with converted lascannons for my Imperial Fists army

Water elementals for my Kings of War Forces of Nature army

Characters and a Venerable Dreadnought to lead the Imperial Fists

 And lately a plunge back into 10mm Napoleonics - 95th Rifles by Pendraken, some Magister Militum skirmisher stands, and French line and artillery by GHQ. The GHQ figs are very nice but considerably finer and smaller than Magister Militum or Pendraken..

And finally my warband of Untamed Beasts for WarCry - these guys were made for GW Contrast paints!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Kings of War Forces of Nature and Imperial Fists

With the 3rd edition of Kings of War recently dropped, and an upcoming couple of local tournaments, I decide to assemble a new fantasy army. I decided to go with a Forces of Nature theme, and here are some of the core bits including Earth Elementals, a unicorn, a griffon, swampy (both the griffon and swampy are played as beasts of nature) and swarms of vicious wee beasties (the blobs). This army will have a decidedly "heavy" theme featuring 3 hordes of large infantry (others in progress) and five monsters.

I also finished the core of my next 40k Imperial Fist derived chapter - this is basically the Prospero box set painted in yellow including the Custodes, Tartaros terminators and Sisters.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

What's new in 2020?

I decided to work up a Space Marine army after listening to a bunch of Horus Heresy audiobooks over the past month. I decided on doing Imperial Fists - and after looking a few tutorials using the new Citadel contrast paints, decided to go that way. I started with the Prospero box sex to form the core of my army - these guys are Heresy era (30k) in MkIII iron armour which I think looks cool and fits the meta of the Imperial Fists. I also did a few Knights and a Titan for Adeptus Titanicus to round out my full maniple. I experimented with the new Citadel technical paints make the bases a Martian earth theme.

Some Sisters of Silence for good measure.