Sunday, 29 April 2007
Saturday, 28 April 2007
These are fantastic figures - the Military Order Knights unit pack, with a great variety of barded horses. I'm looking forward to completing the 10 further figures that will complete the unit. As with the Caesarians, the bases will be finished off at a later date. I'm particularly pleased with the way the jewelled hilt of the leader's sword has turned out. Painting that Eldar army a few years back certainly paid off!
For those that like to know:
The pale parts of the clour scheme are GW Graveyard Earth, progressively lightened with Anita's Acrylics Sand.
The reddish colour is Anita's Bunt Sienna (although GW Dark flesh is similar), progressively lightened with Anita's coffee and sand
The knights cloaks are painted with greyas and whites as a bit of a contrast
The armour is drybrushed silver over black, then washed with a glaze of PVA + black paint + dark blue paint, then re-highlighted with silver once dry.
...and painting parded horses is a LOT more fun than unbarded ones!
right, off to undercoat the next batch!
Friday, 27 April 2007
I have primed and started anough figures for a third unit of 24 infantry. I already have a unit of 8 gallic cavalry and a few numidian bits and bobs so there will be enough for a small wargames army within a month or so, depending on distractions. Once this force is assembled, I'll finish off the bases.
For anyone interested, the WW1 demo game will be appearing at Partizan next month.
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Monday, 23 April 2007
The scenery was constructed on eight 4'x3' board constructed from MDF sheet with a wooden frame. This gives fairly lightweight boards which will stack on top of each other for storage despite hacing hills sculpted on with polysturene and papier mache.
The scenario was a fictional one set in late 1918. A Turkish invasion of Transcaspia is underway, forcing the bolsheviks and british into an alliance of necessity to defeat them. This is a thinly veiled excuse for me to get all my BoB-type stuff onto the table.
The rules were a trimmed down variant of "Red Actions" from the perfect captain website: http://perfectcaptain.50megs.com/captain.html .
Here are a few more pics of the game and the troops used: