Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Some Romans

I got these chaps down at Vapnartak as my main purchase for the day. So they're all assembled and these are the first 2 groups painted up. Basing and shields will wait until I'm finished the rest and will get done in one go. I'm still swithering about whether to get shield transfers or not. I quite like how they make the shields look with the nice big dirty bit on the bottom and the marks and scratches over them. But it still feels a bit like cheating, I'm just not sure I could actually manage to do anywhere near as good a job myself.



The poses of the models are disappointingly fixed and the arm options are almost all the same, I ended up subbing in some arms left over from my Dark age warriors and vikings for a little more variety. Either way, the armoured ones will do for making the elite unit for my Dux Brit British and will be used for Broken Legions and I think there should be enough for the new Roman Age Saga variant as well.  So all in all a good win win on usability.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Argonauts

So my first force for Broken Legions is all ready.  The Argonauts or at least their descendants are the greek faction with Whispers of Hera as their special rule. So I themed it round Hera, a fair few amazons in there with some hoplite infantry as well, all the shields are symbols associated with Hera, Lotus flower, Bull, Eye, Peacock etc (though the attempt at a peacock feather looks more like a multicoloured onion!)

The Romans are the next batch on the painting table, but that might take a bit longer to get through.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Dr Who

Last one for the night, seeing as he was in the same box as all my other Pulp type stuff. Probably my favourite Dr, (for the scarf if nothing else) So here is a pair of Time Lords and their faithful metallic hound.
Broken legions is likely to be the next batch to be up here, with my Greeks almost done, and the Romans from York assembled and partially based.

Mouslings

One for Fiona, this bunch I bought at York last year and they've been sitting on my desk pretty much ever since. I finally got round to finishing off the last of the highlights that I wanted to do right now and flocking the last of the bases.


All that fur was a pita to get up the enthusiasm to do anything with. At least with my skaven I just went for all the same shade of brown and inked them up quite heavily to make them look dirty, couldn't do that with these chaps. Some of it's not as bright as I'd like, but they're passable in person.

15mm Seven Years War (In Canada)

I just hauled these out because they happened to be in the box next to some of the other stuff.  I have had these in my collection for decades and only got round to re-basing them last year, There had been talk ages ago (probably a couple of years) now of doing a Maurice campaign on the back of the Long street one. but things got sidetracked with CoC I think. Either way, I'd looked these  guys out and based them a bit better than the cardboard they'd originally been attached to.

So here's the Boss man and his troops of the French La Reine regiment posted in Canada. (So I was told)




They'd need filled out to make a proper force, but I'd been thinking Canada just so I could add some Indians to the force, replace skirmishers for Artillery/Cavalry in the ratios thing.

In Her Majesties Name Ramses 2nd

Last one for this batch, I picked these up at Claymore last year and finally got round to finishing off bases recently.



I'll use these along similar lines to the Followers of Ra, it'll just be a Ramses 2nd and some less culty followers.

In Her Majesties Name Okhrana

I had to look up what this batch were called in the game as all I could remember was the Russian secret service. Either way, a bit more on the steampunk side of the IHMN but here's my Valhallan Imperial guard that I used alongside an old ratty shaman and his big wolf. (Not pictured)



Almost all of that lovely heavy ordnance never got used, except the Congreave Rocket Launcher (Missile Launcher) that saw one appearance at the end of the campaign and missed. But then again, whichever idiot of a boss saw fit to send some Siberians into the desserts of northern Africa is beyond me. Although the natives seemed quite fond of the furry hats for those cold desert nights.