Tuesday, 31 July 2012

γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Know Thyself, that's what was inscribed above the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. When I saw the Victrix 28mm plastic hoplites, I knew myself too well, I knew I was always going to get some.

I have Xyston Greeks in 15mm - but no spears and having to drill 15mm hands to take a wire spear is not much fun.  They are also £3.50 for a packet of 8! The Victrix Greeks are £22.95 for a packet of 48, or £3.82 for 8, spears included and are easier to put together than the Xyston are to drill out.

So I got a couple of sprues off EBay to have a go, and this is the first test figure. I base coated it in Tamiya Buff and gave it a wash of Vallejo Smoke which brought the detail out. I splashed some paint on, lined the cuirass yoke and then gave it another wash of smoke - not a lot of effort really and I haven't painted a 28mm figure in at least 10 years, probably more:

Anyway here is the figure without its shield as yet:

I sense the inevitable!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

50th Foot

8 More to go plus 4 skirmishers:

An  Swedish (and therefore highly suspect) analysis of the Thirty Years War game we started last night can be found at: 

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Friday the Thirteenth

An inauspicious date to be christening a new table, but here it is set up for tomorrow night's Thirty Years War game using Pike & Shotte.

General View

Imperialists lurking behind fortifications


The pics taken by IPhone and are a bit grainy.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

More TYW / ECW Cavalry

Rubbish picture, but another 2 small and 1 standard units of cavalry based and in movement trays (Terrain Warehouse) for Pike and Shot.
Must get on with the 40th Foot now!

Monday, 2 July 2012

First Go At 10mm

Not a unit, just a command stand to see if I could paint the little beggars or not. This is for Zurlauben's  Regiment and one day (maybe) I'll get back to this and do the Boyne. The figures are the old Pendraken range, and this project is on the back burner.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Hail Caesar!

Some figures finished and some others based this weekend.

First up some skirmishers for the Palymyrene army. Museum miniatures 15mm.

And some Essex Goths and Franks for the "Middle Imperial" Romans.