Saturday, May 26, 2018

And some Romans

These are the first Romans for my Punic armies and my first ones ever.  They are the lovely Aventine Miniatures figures - a real joy to paint and so well animated.  Shield designs are from the equally good LBMS.

The photos are shocking - taken with the phone and flash in a dark room.  Shades are much harsher than in reality and yet some are not visible (the red). As I do more I will try and take better photos - but at the moment just blogging something is an improvement for me on the past 18 months :)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Numidian Cavalry

Finally managed to get some of the backlog on my desk finished.  I've been working on it in fits and starts for most of this year and really don't have too much to show for the time.  But in any case I will share the stuff finished over the next few posts.

First up are three bases of Numidian Cavalry for the growing Punic Wars collection.  This is one bag of plastic Victrix minis.  I already have seven bases of metals and in look I cannot tell them apart.  Obviously the weight is a give away.  I have one more bag to go of these and that will be enough cavalry to make any army feel like a pin cushion.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Basic Impetus Samurai bash

As we were unable to get accommodation in Goulburn for the November weekend of gaming, Richard, Ralph and I got together for the day at Richard's place and had a great game of Basic Impetus using their 15mm Samurai collections.

Ralph had taken delivery of a large number of new shiny lead castings which he very quickly turned into wonderfully painted figures and units and he was keen to get them onto the table. 

Ralph's figures on the left and Richard's on the right

My opposition

My guys on the left of the army

A close up of Ralph's baggage element

The baggage in Impetus allows wonderful little dioramas

Baroque Thirty Years War

The November game at the Cumberland Club saw a very large Baroque game using a range of figures but mainly Ottomans and lots of Poles with their Famous Winged Hussars.  We used the great Baroque rules and the figures were 15mm.

I was on the left flank with a mixed unit of Ottomans.  After some hard going initially, my cavalry saw of all comers and even managed to sweep around and attack the flank of the units to my right.

Looking over my Ottomans to the Poles

A close up of a number of his Poles - especially the winged hussars

The saga of photo storage

It has taken me a long time to find an alternative to Photobucket and in the end I have given up on all options that I have tried.  So tonight I am adding a few games played over the last few months by uploading photos directly to Blogger.

So hopefully over the next few hours you will see two or three of the very enjoyable games that we have played recently.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Photobucket Test

I'm testing whether Photobucket continues to work.  I have read in numerous places on the web that they have stopped allowing linking to stored photos unless you pay 399 per annum.  I am not paying that and never will.

So I thought I would give it a try and see how long this post works (if at all).