vrijdag 1 november 2019

Halloween - Bring out your ... lead?

Well, slightly overdue, but here is yet another update of me painting!
The title of this blogpost is obviously linked to the well known movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I must soon see that one again on DVD.

As it is that time of the year, why not have a bit of a scary subject? Somewere, deep beneath the dreaded Lead Mountain, I knew I still had some very old skeleton miniatures. I'm trying to kickstart my painting habit again, and simple, quick to paint miniatures are the best way to get going. To me anyway. So here are some +40 years old skeletons from Minifigs' Valley of the Four Winds range.



I had to put the foot skeletons on higher bases, as they are "true" 25mm figures. By doing this, I could put them next to the few skeletons I had painted some years ago.


Everyone knows that undead don't rize out of the earth by themselves, so I needed some kind of magic-user too. Yet another old model was used for this. This time form Minifigs Aureola Rococco range, which is also nearly 40 years old! His guardian on horseback is, I think an old Citadel Chaos warrior. I dod not have the apropriate horse, but had a spare late medieval Essex horse. Fits nicely methinks!





The skeletons raising from the earth are form Warmonger / Wargames Foundry.
That's my undead troops, ready for a small skirmish. One Page Rules skirmish will be tested later today with some of my friends. See you soon!

PS The plastic Napoleonic French are on the hold for now. I have some problems with my printer, and can't print the flags for now. Pictures will follow as soon as they are ready.

dinsdag 24 september 2019

A very long time ago.

It's been over a year now since I posted something new on my blog. It is not that I didn't do anything, but to be fair, my wargaming hobby was on a much lower level then it used to be.
I will try to post more regular from now on, but don't expect a weekly message! Once a month will do (I hope).
My figure painting for this year is at the lowest since 2012. Well, time to do something about that!
But, first I'll post a few pictures of recently painted figs.

Here are a few late medieval plastic Perry Mins from the AO range, I painted for a young family member. He (age 9) was very interested when he noticed my painting desk, so what better to do then paint a few for him as a birthday present!



The pictures are not that great, but I was in a hurry before "delivery", later that same day. In the distance you can see what I'm currently working on for my own. Yes, it's more plastic Perry's but from another range...

vrijdag 14 september 2018

Just a short notice and some pictures.

As the title says, some pictures below of what I've recently painted.
Two units of French infantry, 24 figs each.
They are Perry Mins plastics and the start of what should become a division for Quatre Bras. This could take a while though.


And what I think will be the last unit of Spartans. At least for now. I have three more of these units, for a total of 144 Spartan hoplites.
36 figs of mixed armour, from no armour to heavy bronze armour, Foundry Miniatures.



I'm currently working on a 15mm project, but It might take longer then I thought before this is ready.
More to come when I find the time, and have something to show!

dinsdag 6 februari 2018

My army is ready (to stop the French).

At last, pictures of my Napoleonic army!
The complete 2nd Netherlands Infantry Division, plus supporting cavalry.

As said in the former message, I've been working on this army on and of for a way too long time. But it did got finished at the end!

General overview of the troops.

Van Merlen's light cavalry brigade.

A Dutch horse artillery battery.

Another picture of the light cavalry brigade. Nassau infantry at the back.

Frontal view of the Nassau brigade, with the Volunteer J├Ągers in front.

The Belgian foot artillery battery.

Overview of the Dutch-Belgian brigade, Militia in front.

Another picture of the Nassauers.

Commanding the lot is Lt.-Gen. Baron de Perponcher-Sedlnitzky.

That's a total of 321 foot, 31 mounted (incl commanders) plus 4 guns and 16 gunners. All miniatures are metal Perry Miniatures, while the bases come from Warbases.

Now, where are the French?

woensdag 10 januari 2018

The last of the Dutch-Belgians (for now).

First of all, a bit late but a happy new year to my dear blog readers! I was planning to post earlier, but as they say, real live intervened.

As the title says, YES, after a very long time, I finaly could finish the last few things I had yet to paint for my Dutch-Belgian Napoleonic army!
Two more guns and two brigade commanders. The commanders and one gun were ready just before the end of the year, but I wanted to show them only when I had them all painted. Which happened last weekend.
So here are one foot gun and one horse gun, both 6 pounders.


The one on your right is the foot gun, should you want to know.

Meaning I now have two artillery batteries!
The army is initialy build to use with the Black Powder rulesset from Warlord Games. In these rules it is said that an artillery battery is only one gun, but I think that this does not look good. So two guns per battery it will be.

Ah yes, there are also the last two commanders to paint.

They are on your left Mjr.-Gen. Jean-Baptiste Van Merlen, commander of the Dutch-Belgian 2nd light cavalry brigade. And on your right Mjr.-Gen. Willem Frederik Van Bylandt, commander of the 1st brigade, 2nd Dutch-Belgian infantry Division.
As usual, all miniatures are Perry Miniatures.

Now that I have a more or less complete army, I'm in doubt if I should spend some more money and get me two artillery limbers also? I'll think about that.
I will post some pictures of the complete army in the near future. I hope to find the time next weekend, but we'll see about that.

dinsdag 19 december 2017

The Nassau project.

Finaly! My Nassau brigade for Quatre Bras is ready for action.
I've just checked my own blog, and the first battalion of this brigade was painted more then 2 years ago. Shocking it took so long! My main problem is one that many wargamers have I think: being a wargame butterfly, and shifting from one period to another game. And sometimes back again. Just check my blog and see what I've been doing since I'm blogging.
But without further delay, here are the pictures.

1st battalion, 2nd regiment of Nassau. As all other battalions, this was a large battalion, consisting of almost 900 men. So 36 figures strong.

2nd Battalion, 2nd regiment of Nassau. Also 36 figures strong.

3rd Battalion, 2nd regiment of Nassau. Another large 36 figures unit. I gave these white trousers, such as they wore earlier in Spain. There are several discussions about the trousers of this unit. Prescription was green trousers at the time of the Waterloo campaign, but it is not sure if all units got green trousers in time. So just for variety...

And finaly a picture of the complete brigade.
3 Battalions of the 2nd Nassau regiment.
2 Battalions of the 28th Orange-Nassau regiment
1 company of Orange-Nassau Volunteer Jaegers
And  including their commander, Major-General Prinz Bernard von Saxe-Weimar.
That's a total of 4 large 36 figures units, 1 standard 24 figures unit and a tiny unit of just 6 figures.
As before, all from the loveley Perry Miniatures range.

I'm currently painting a few more things that were missing, to complete the whole 2nd Netherland infantry division. So, yet more Napoleonics coming soon!
With a little luck, even before the end of this year.

zondag 3 december 2017

The Warrior Princess (and more).

It's been a while, I have been busy with other things. Real life interevened as they say.
There has been some painting at least. For those who are awaiting more Napoleonics, you just have to wait a bit longer, almost there...
To begin with, here is the Warrior Princess, age 7.

Cute, isn't she? This figure was part of a larger lot that I bought many moons ago from a website which also had a very active forum, FUUK. They held an annual sculpting competition, and the best figures got actually produced and were up for sale. This figure was part of one of those competitions. I should have the other figures somewere hidden...

And then there is this very famous but also slightly confused wizard.

It is not always easy to be the best at your core business.

Certainly when things happen that you don't expect, or are not meant to happen. Like dead people rising from the grave! Rusty and oxydated weapons and all!


There is only one thing more terifying, and that is a Witch-King!
About to die!!!



Just don't tell him, he doesn't know it. Yet.

That's it for now. Fantasy figures made by FUUK (?), Citadel (pre-slotta era wizard), Wargames Foundry (Greek skeletons) and again Citadel/GW (Death of the With-King vignette).

Next time probably Napoleonics.
Probably.