Wednesday 31 July 2019

DAK test models

I assembled these ages ago thinking to use them as Gebirgsjäger for Crete.
However I wasn't entirely happy with the idea and James and Sam were using the much chunkier Artizan and Crusader sculpts, so I dropped the idea.
And then I got bored and decided to see what they looked like painted up properly as DAK.

They were done in the "Patented Scrivs Style" using Vallejo Sepia wash and I'm pretty happy with how they've turned out (and how quick they were).

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Laurel and Hardy

Painted these up quite quickly by my standards.

Painted in 3rd Foot and Mouth uniform, ready to crew my mountain gun in the NWF.
Very jolly little models.

Monday 29 July 2019

Monarch of the Glen

I picked this pair of deer up from Warbases several years ago, but as is my way only recently got rund to painting them.

Lovely little sculpts, painted up nicely and will add character to battlefields.

Sunday 21 July 2019

Warhammer 8th edition Orcs v Chaos and Dark Elves

After an unseemly gaming drought (last game was on 23/06 - that's four weeks ago!) Steve and i managed to find time for a game of Proper Warhammer.
The scenario would be another from Neil Thomas' book One Hour Wargames.
We went for 2400 point armies as the scenario required one side splitting off a third, so that made more sense than 2500.
Steve was the defender and so deployed his 800 points of Dark Elves on top of the hill objective. I lined up my Orcs and Goblins for the attack, whilst Steve's Slaanesh warriors prepared to come to the rescue.

The Dark Elves were from colder climes and had bought their frosty bases with them.

The gobbos prepared to advance on the hill

Under the watchful eye of their bigger brethren.

What's that marching (lasciviously) to the rescue?

Camp cavalry

The Corsairs strayed down the slope, caught two fanatics in the face and died utterly.

The chariot killed the solo hero on Giant Squig, but his smaller mates had their revenge.

Eventually the Witch Elves grew tired of the taunting and charged into the Night Goblins.

The Knights camply cantered forward.

And took Big Un in the face!!!

Meanwhile the Chaos Ogres (on loan because Steve forgot his trolls) thundered in to the freshly painted Black Orcs. And we all know how this works for newly painted models, don't we?

The squigs eventually arrived to put paid to the Witch Elves, but not before they'd mostly killed all the Night Goblins.

Meanwhile the Big Uns rampaged through the knights, followed by the warriors (forgot to take pics) and ultimately the marauders. This was very successful but did leave them rather a long way from the hill..

Fortunately the squigs were still around.

Sadly, so too was general Boobworm...

Who proceeded to rout the Orcs, panic the squigs and claim the hill for Slaanesh!

Curse you General Boobworm.

This was a good fun game. Always nice to get bigger armies out. the scenario looked a bit one sided at various points but gave a good game.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Black Orcs

A unit of Back Orcs.
These models simply will not rank up on 25mm bases .
So I've spread them out a bit and the ten models now have a footprint of 14 models. Which is something of a win.
Unfortunately their shiny black armour means the pictures aren't great.

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Even more Northstar Celts

Boss man and a couple of spear dudes (again only low quality phone pics).

This means I've finished all the ones I got in the initial deal set.

Fortunately I've bought some more.

Might be time to do a group shot though (and possibly paint up their shields).

Sunday 14 July 2019

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Giant Haystacks

Another resin piece I nabbed at a previous Partizan.

More character for the tabletop.

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Well, well

I picked these two little resin pieces up at Partizan last year. Or possibly the year before.
Quick and dirty painting they'll add character to a tabletop.

One for Sudan/NWF/Peninsular/Greece

And this one, which is actually more of a water trough than a well, for Western Europe.

Surprisingly tricky to get a decent picture of this one, so I sort of gave up.

Monday 1 July 2019

Northstar Celts

Four more of the splendid Slaine inspired Celts from Northstar.

I really like these models.