Thursday, 22 January 2015

Firing Line

Whilst I've posted the pics on thee Crann Tara Blog thought they were too nice not to post here!

The first 3 Battalions complete to form the First Brigade of the front Line of Government troops at Culloden.
3 More firing line units to do for the second brigade.
The Royal Scots still have the old standard which is soon to be replaced. The others are from Iain at Flags of War.




Workbench Thursday 22/01/15

Workbench day!!
First up over the last 10 days painted a Big Battle DBA Classical Indian army (plus a few extras) using the excellent West Wind Ancient figures.
They're seeing action tonight - two chariot bases to finish -glue still wet.



Then the general view - 28mm week want to finish the Royal Ecosse, Dragoons and Highlanders - off camera still more 15mm Ansar.



Thursday, 15 January 2015

Workbench Thursday

Belated Happy New Year to everyone.
One of the ways I have decided to a) increase the number of entries I make and b) ensure I make progress is to try and do a weekly update of what's on the work bench!!


My somewhat stacked out bench - The 14th Foot are just awaiting their bases to be completed, their Albion standard is also visible.
8 more highlanders are under way.
4 bases of skirmishers for the Sudan await bases to be done - off camera 10 bases under way.
In the background the Westfalia Landau is stuck as I work out who is going in it.
So as usual full of busy.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas ( and its all Carlo's fault - him an his pyjamas)

First and foremost can I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa brings you lots of nice things tomorrow and that you all have a great festive holiday.

I haven't posted as much as I wanted but that is primarily due to my other blog and the Crann Tara Miniatures being released at a far faster rate :)

However I aim to redress that next year and post more game reports next year.

I have been blown off course slightly by Carlo over on the 'With Pyjama's through the desert' blog.

He has spent time pulling together Peter Gilders Sudan rules and published them - 'The Sands of The Sudan'.
I couldn't resist buying a copy as I recall the original campaign series by Peter in Wargames World all those years ago!!!

I have always wanted to play Sudan and these fit the bill - my only restraint due to time, cost and space was I didn't go for 28mm so 15mm it is and in the last couple of weeks I've painted a horde (small one ) of Ansar etc and in two session a 60 figure British Battalion - its waiting for the bases to be finished. This means I can get this diversion under way in the very near future.

Just a few quick picks of the 'enemy' - still on the green board for the moment - sorry!!



All the figures are by Peter Pig - I have some Blue Moon to try - slightly taller but they should look ok.
See you next year.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Cabin Sort out and Ancients on display

Since moving in to the home some 2 and half years ago I have never really got to grips with the storage in cabin and garage what was on display in the cabin were generally buildings because they were quicker and easier to unpack.
After starting the rationalisation of my collections and sorting things out I've started moving buildings into crates and figures onto shelves :) First up the Ancients almost 4,000 painted and still growing.
 Below are some of my Greeks and Persian/Seleucid figures.
 Phalanx for the memories!! Part of the ten I have painted up for my Successors/Seleucid army for my Magnesia project.
 Greeks - Lots of them and all to be re-based
 Imperial Romans - still need more cavalry and some more lights but effectively finished.
 Romans and Germans
 Close up to show my Favorite Successor General Antigonus
Merry Christmas too you all, next to move in will be the Lord of the Rings collection and the 18th Century chaps :)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Savoia Infantry

Whilst there's a more detailed update on the Crann Tara blog I felt I needed to show the new figure sculpted on the Crann Tara dolly by John D and Painted by him.
I think he's done a cracking job and I think the figure is  fairly generic 18th Century line infantry.






Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Camerons are ready.

Been a lonng time but I have eventually painted and based a whole unit of my Jacobite foot which of course will represent Scotia.
These are Camerons and now I have the taste there's more on the table.