Tuesday, 15 August 2017

ReBasing......

So in the aim of getting away from DBM/FOG restrictions I have started to rebase my Greek/Macedonian and Persians.  
I have decided to use some very funky bases produced by Simon Miller, To The Strongest writer and owner of 'http://bigredbat.blogspot.co.uk/', a great blog by the way!

The bases have a great uneven edge and predrilled holes for tiny earth magnets.  The pieces do fit together of you do the basing correctly.

They are slightly bigger at just under 10cm frontage for the standard base but with the rules i intend to use, Hail Caesar, Imputvs, To The Strongest, Sword and Spear even L'Art de la Guerre

 How they looked..just one of two boxes of figures that will be rebased...

 FOG A basing, the old way for the Thracians lol

 New look Thracians

 These are Thracian Light/Medium foot for Imputvs/Hail Caesar.  Each base base between 6 and 8 figures.

 Light/Medium both Thracian and Greek Thyreophori.  This basing scheme has at least doubled the number of table top elements that I have.

 To give the Thyreophori a Medium/Light feel I am placing 8 figures to a base.  For the true lights, Peltasts I will used 6 to a base.


 A trial light horse base, these are 4 to a base and the base is about 6cm deep.

 Those lights described as 'skirmishers' are based on a shallower depth with 4 figures per base.

 The heavies, loads of Hoplites and a Pezhetairos unit.  Now with these I have doubled the number of Hoplite units however the pikes uses the same number of figures.

 The pike unit footprint is 10cm x 10cm, it's big!  But once the basing has been done it should look quite nice.

 Spartan Hoplite, the first of 7 in total.  There are more to paint.

Genetic Greek Hoplites and there are lots more to come, even some Thebans!

So it's a start, I hope to finish more off when I'm back home.  For now it's off to work and lots of painting!!!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Nine Years War Spanish

The League of Augsburg Spanish certainly do make a colourful addition to my LoA collection.  And as always the LoA range are absolutely stunning!!

3 regiments of horse

Regiment Cordoba

Regiment Valanzart

Regiment Milan Cuirassier


Spanish Tercios

Tercio Leon, nice yellow ones!

Tercio Seville, pretty purple one! lol


Still one regiment of infantry, one of horse, one of dragoons, mounted and dismounted, artillery and commanders.
These will be finished off on my next rotation.

Seven Years War Russians

The next batch of Russians have been completed, 5 regiments of foot, 2 of horse and 2 Cossack groups.  As always Pendraken figures....just great!

5 infantry regiments, 1 Observation Corps and 1 Grenadiers

Light guns and limbers

Kievskiy Cuirassier




Makedonskiy Hussars

Cossacks

Cossacks 

So with over 200 foot and 100 mounted for the Russians already painted, this is the lead mountain I have left!!
 



This Rotations Painting....

So my rotation away with work is coming to an end and I have had a good painting total.  I focused on 10mm Seven Years War Russian and Nine Years War Spainsh.  A total of 222 foot, 100 mounted and 3 guns and limbers.

Pictures to follow!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Nine Years War Game

I managed to get a game in when I was home last, I keep saying to myself I need to game more often but work and real life just keep getting in the way!

Anyway, at a new wargames club, South Somerset Wargamers, a small but friendly bunch of guys who formed their own group a few years ago and meet in Ilchester, Somerset.

This is not a battle report just a collection of game pictures.  We played FoG Rennaissance, which to be fare is not my favorite set of rules but I had an enjoyable game and the guys in the group now and like the rule set.

So here's the pictures..........

Allies on the right French on the left

French cavalry coming over the hill

French cavalry on the right flank

Allied dragoons screening the cavalry advance

French infantry battle line

Allied center holding the village. Two regiments of Danes hold the village.  The buildings are actually 6mm, they are either Leven or Battlescene buildings.

The two infantry centers shoot it out

The Allied left flank advance

  The village, held by the Danes with the help of Huguenot French regiment on the road.         
 As I said the game was good fun to play and it gave me an opportunity to get my figures on the table but I think I prefer Black Powder/Pike and Shotte as unit shave to work as brigades which in my mind is more realistic.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wargames Butterfly!!

My names Bunny and I'm addicted to wargaming models lol!  And yes a self confessed wargames butterfly!

I've been eyeing these tiny 3mm miniatures for some time and finally took the plunge when I saw them at Salute this year!

They are made by Oddzial Osmy from Poland and sold in the UK by Fighting 15s and Magister Militum.

 So here they are, the tiny little pieces of metal.

 Soviet T64s, considering the size they minis are great!

 Prepped 

 Base coated Army Painter Desert Yellow....

 Ok missed a section out, the dry brushing of a 'skull' buff colour.  But here is the model with a coat of Army Painter Dark Tone dip....

 So jumping a head......23 finished minis....a T64 tank company based in platoons and a BMP2 company alongside, HQ vehilces are individually based.  The 2 BMP2s are a Recce section.

 The BMP2 company....I'm really liking these minis and they are so easy to paint!

 T64 Company

 BMP2 Recce Section

And just to show how small these tanks really are, the figure is a 15mm.  They have such detail fofr such small figures.....

These companies will form part of my Middle East 'Imagi-nations' armies....I'm going to do a Republican Guard armoured brigade, with air mobile and air support.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

15mm Fantasy Barbarians

Barbarians, riders of BIG Warbeasts and 'dino' beasts!

 I am sure these will be a fearsome sight for those on the opposite side of the battlefield!
 
 'Large Cavalry', these are dino riders, two warriors on each beast.   These are on large bases and will make great impact troops.
These figures are Schleich plastic dinosaurs and Xyston Gaul figures.

 Two Demonworld warbeasts....great miniatures and lovely to paint!