November has been very busy for work reasons, and it looks as though it's going to stay that way for the foreseeable. I haven't done as much painting as I would have liked, but I have unpacked the Airfix 1/12 scale Anne Boleyn and basecoated with Testor's Dullcote:
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Your average manky, scuddy scum slingers, made up from the Wargames Factory Numidian infantry set:
I've just noticed that Remco from the East Netherlands has joined, so I've reciprocated at his blog here. He has the hard to find Asterix miniatures set, do go and have a look. I first saw these over twenty years ago, and I should have bought them then.
Or, I lost again and I don't care. It's about time the Carthaginians finally conquered Iberia; I think this is their fourth try. I set up the defending forces of freedom against Punic aggression. The game basically came down to which side would turn the enemy's infantry line first, with some added spice thrown in by the presence of Celtiberian mercenaries in both armies. Unfortunately for us, those fighting for Carthage fought well, while ours didn't.
|Above, you can see in the foreground the forces on our left, me in charge. A powerful mix of cavalry and Caetrati to the left of our Celtiberian foot. I have more force than the enemy (Gordon).|
Friday, 25 November 2011
Or should that be czesc? (Sorry about the characters - can't seem to get those right!) Henryk is an artist amongst other things; his blog is here and has an incredible line drawing of a Japanese castle at the moment. RazorOne has some lovely Napoleonics up just now. Sorry for not welcoming you both sooner than this; Blogger told me I had a couple of new followers, but didn't show the icons until recently. Now that I've clicked on them, I've returned the favour by following yours in return. Hope you don't mind!
Sunday, 20 November 2011
On Tuesday we played the latest in our Empire campaign games. I set up a defending Antigonid army in expectation of Ptolemy's successful thrust northwards. Needless to say, I got hammered. Wiped out. Stuffed. I lost...
|Ptolemy's phalanx advances remorselessly.|
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
This month I shall be mostly:
- finishing a dozen slingers
- reworking 24 Spartans Willie gave me. This means I will have four full units of Spartiates and Perioikoi for Plataea
- and, believe it or not, Anne Boleyn.
Explanation of the last item: I want to paint something for a friend of mine who happens to have a Renaissance interest. A very long time ago I painted several of the more unusual items Airfix produced: some kits of birds and also some 1/12 scale people from history. An English company called Kit Krazy is a good source for out of production kits of all kinds, and I bought an original Anne Boleyn model from them, still in the 1970s box and all. This is a bit of a departure for me now, but I am looking forward to it. I might even do a series of Work in Progress posts. I'm just wondering if my 25mm painting skills are up to it. Not to mention my ham fisted glue fingers...