Friday, 29 August 2014

A Future Project

I love the look of Black Hat miniatures Martian Empires and have always wanted to it, may be a project for 2015??

This blog is a great inspiration

Has anyone else dipped in to this field?

Thursday, 28 August 2014

League of Augsburg......More cavalry

The last LoA addition for a while, running out of complete units to paint....But these are the French cavalry regiment Orlenes.  Quite standard for French cavalry of the period, light grey, reed trim....still nice though.
Pendraken please, please continue the range.....I love these armies!

Obviously they need a coat of matt varnish spray!

More Persians....

A unit of Persian empire foot, by FOG-A listings these are Hillmen, Medium Foot.  So they are 8 bases of 3 figures.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

New Persians

New Persian cavalry unit, that takes me up to 8 battlegroups of the 10 I could use.  Also there is a Guard cavalry unit available, which I already have.

Casualty markers, I make these out of spare figures and could use these in many rule systems.  They do look nicer than dice everywhere!

League of Augsburg Unit

League of Augsburg, Alliance unit of dismounted dragoon.  This unit is Eppinger Dragoons or as they look little black blobs!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Hot Off The Painting Table

You guest it more 10mm League of Augsburg and 15mm Ancient Persian!!!

First up French cavalry Regiment Prince Camille, I chose these as they are quite colourful with the pink trim, pink musician and red standard bearers!
 Again 10mm Pendraken figures, great minis!  To finish these off they need a coat of spray matt varnish.

 15mm Persians.....another unit added, the army now has 7 battle-groups of cavalry.

 These are Xyston minis and they suit this painting style, dry brushing, very well!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

!5mm Fantasy

These are older models, ones that i painted quite a few years ago but have never been under the lens.  The form part, of probably, my favorite fantasy army Chaos.

First up are the Dragon Ogres, two units, move as cavalry but can fight as infantry a very strong component.  The figures are GW Warmaster.

Chaos Familiars, no special ability but transformed followers of the chaos powers, but the variety does look good!
The figures are older GW Familiars.

Plague Bearers, these troops are capable of ranged attack using a poisoned dart/spray with they spit out of their mouth.  Meeting these in close combat can also be bad for your health as any bite is sure to get infected!
GW figures again, I do love getting these cheap and re-purposing them!

And finally, War Hounds.  Not strictly kept for the Chaos armies and not that effective on the field but can harass very well.
These are Warmaster figures.

Monday, 18 August 2014


Ok the latest off the painting table.....
First up the newest League of Augsburg regiment, a Dutch cavalry unit called Von Tengnal.  I get my inspiration from two blogs, The League of Augsburg and Don't Throw 1s, thanks guys

Next up are more units to bolster the Persians

Mercenary hoplites  

Mercenary light foot

The figures are Xyston, in fact the whole army is Xyston, i do tend to build armies from one miniature range.  The shield decals are from the great range supplied by Little Big Man

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

15mm Ancient Persian

I have an existing project of a Late Achamenid Persian army for FOG A.  Most of it has been done but I still have a plastic tub full of untouched I have sorted out the pile into battle-groups and have begun the reinforcement process.
First up were 6 elements of cavalry which will be added to 6 existing elements to form 3 new battle-groups.

These are the fantastic Xyston Miniatures, some of the best 15mm sculpts out there, even if they are on the larger end of the scale.

For this project I had to go back to my old method of painting, which I have not used for a couple of year.  Black undercoat and then dry bushing.  I am very happy with the results.


I have been off the blog for a while but I am back.....I have however been painting and started yet another new project 10mm League of Augsburg armies both Alliance and French.  I am using the fantastic Pendraken figures and basing them for FOGR, but they will be usable with other rule sets.

Here some examples of the infantry regiments.....the painting is complete but I need to give them a spray coat of matt vanish to dull the overall effect.

1. Dutch Gard de Voet, Alliance

2. Garde Suisse, in French service

3. Regt Greeber, the German regiment of that name, in French service.

As I am doing both sides I alternate between the two.  The variety of uniforms is great and they figures are a joy to paint.  So far I have 4 foot and 2 horse for each side plus 2 dismounted dragoon regiments for the French.

I am aim for about a dozen foot and nine mounted regiments for each army. So a long way to go!