Friday, October 29, 2021

Epic ACW and back to some Bolt Action

The blog has been quiet for a couple of reasons - house renovations mean I don't have a hobby room ready yet, but also it's been busy and I have fallen out of a blogging routine. However, I should keep it up if for no other reason - it helps me keep track of projects!

I finished enough Epic ACW to run a Kernstown battle scenario in Black Powder in a couple of weeks with some new gaming buddies. Here they are:

960 Union infantry with guns and cavalry:

Plus another 600 Conferates:

I have also fell in with a weekly Bolt Action group, and have so far managed about an even record of winning and losing (actually more draws than anything else yet). But this has inspired me to do a few new models to reinforce my Soviets:

And I am still doing ASOIAF - even though I have nobody to play it with, here are the Boltons (Neutrals)


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Even more Epic ACW

Working towards hosting a game later this Fall:

220 Rebs with a couple of guns

And another 220 Yanks

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

More Warlord Epic ACW

 Two sprues of blue boys here, only 1,900 figs to go:

Monday, July 26, 2021

Last of the free folk and some Epic ACW

 Here we have some War Mammoths - which are great models but complete rubbish in ASOIAF, and some Thenn Warriors to round out my Free Folk for now.I think they were designed for contrast paint!

And three frames of the Epic ACW starter set from Warlord games. 300 done, another 2100 to go! But hey - troops on strips paint up pretty quick. I used contrast paints on the Rebs and conventional style on the Yanks.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Free Folk

Here we have the contents of the starter box - love the Savage Giant models!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

I'm back - with Targaryens!

 We finished the move including a hiatus in a rental place for a while before finally making the cross-country trek. I brought some ASOIAF stuff along with me during the period of upheaval and a paint kit, and managed to do the Targaryen starter set and a few extras for ASOIAF. All done by contrast paints - I have mixed feelings on how they performed on horses - perhaps too much smooth surface area - but they work well on flesh, hides and fabrics. Looking forward to dragons and unsullied eventually.

Lighting on these is terrible I know - I am not set up for much in the way of hobby space yet. Most of it is still packed away in boxes in the basement which awaits renovation.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Last Lannister - a least for a while

 We're packing up to move so it may be a while before I get anything back off the table, so here is my last contribution of the ASOIAF project, the Kingsguard featuring that ripe little shit Joffry Baratheon beside big brother Jaime.

Monday, March 8, 2021

And now for the Starks

 I have continued working on these lovely ASOIAF models - completing my Stark army:

Collection so far:

Sansa, Ned and Catelyn in the foreground:

Rob and his puppy - Bran/Hodor and theirs behind:

House Umber Berserkers with their silly banner:

House Stark Outriders:

House Stark Sworn Swords

Bran & Hodor:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ASOIAF Lannister Army

Last week I finished off my Lannisters:

Then did a two boxes of Neutrals - heroes (incl Varys and Petyr Baelish) and the oh so intimidating Bolton Flayed Men: