Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Painting drought over

Moving house has caused a bit of a painting drought lately, I was asked to see if I could provide a small militia unit for a recent Black Powder AWI game. This seemed to be an ideal opportunity to quickly paint up my armed civilians for Muskets & Tomahawks.

The figures need another matt varnish but they are finished. They did get on the table but Stu never moved them all night, at least they didn't all die horribly. Figures are from Conquest Miniatures and Perry Miniatures.

In the background are the started 'Compagnie Franches de la Marine'. Warlord seem to have some issues with a few of the Conquest moulds, they haven't released packs A and B, some of the packs are having multiples of the same model. I needed some more so grabbed the boxed set via Wayland Games using the new collect at Argos service. This worked very well, cost me nothing and delivery was in two days, I will certainly do that again.

Below are the twenty models from my box, only two the same and plenty of poses I'd not got. This gives me thirty two in total.

Lion Rampant has got me scheming around some small medieval skirmish games. Plastics are plentiful for this with Fireforge and Perrys, great metal figures are also available from Perry, Front Rank and Foundry. Currently I have been torn between the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses, the existing four boxes is swaying me to WoTR so I'm reading up this is going to be a small, fun project.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Warfare 2014

Warfare has always been the last show of the season for me, this year was no exception. We took a car down Saturday morning to a waterlogged Caversham Rd car park.

There was only a couple of things I wanted, Infinity V3 and Warlords 'Blood on the Nile', neither of these is out yet, the Warlord book is still being proofed! With no agenda I still managed to pick up some bits and pieces.

Britannia supplement for Hail Ceasar and 6mm round hut village. I'm really keen on doing HC in 6mm next year, starting with Britannia and then Germania, the book and village were both bargains I was unlikely to see again. I also bought paint from Pendraken's Vallejo paint lockers along with more dice frames. 

After chatting with Karl from Crooked Dice about the forthcoming update to 7TV, I resisted the new X Commando box set and just had the cards for Once and Future as well as the last two not Blakes 7 figures. Just along the corridor I picked up a female in Napoleonic garb as a suitable heroine for Sharp Practice, the new free Infinity Quick Start rules.

The Bring and Buy yielded an Agincourt blister from Perry Miniatures, I'm currently mulling over Lion Rampant, I have a game organised in a few weeks time and I've always been interested in the Hundred Years War.

I'm settling in to the new house and have started painting once again, I'm working on some civilians for Muskets and Tomahawks which will get their debut at the weekend in an AWI game as militia.