zondag 29 september 2013

The latest painted miniatures.

Hello again!
Here are a few pictures of my latest painting efforts.
I painted a unit of 15 Agrianians. They were ready by the end of august, but I still had to make a picture of them.
I wanted them to look very different from my other skirmishers, so they all have the same white shield with the Macedonian star on it. As they were a elite unit under Alexander the Great, I also used miniatures that had helmets on.  Nobody will take them for the usual javelin-armed skirmishers I think!

Next are some Greek Hoplites. I already have a lot of them, but reorganised them into 36 fig units. So I needed some extra. Most of them  are from Crusader Miniatures, but there are also a few from the old Vendel range. All have Vendel shields, as they will enlarge my Vendel units. I had to use some Crusader Miniatures because Vendel is not available anymore in Europe. The range was sold off to an American seller.
And some more Crusader Miniatures hoplites!
They will enlarge my Foundry hoplite units, and have been giving Foundry shields.
I still have to varnish the figures, which shows at the borders of the decals on the shields. This will be unvisible when varnished.
I now have 5 hoplite units of 36 miniatures and one 48 miniature unit of levy hoplites.
Oh, and a small unit of 20 Theban Sacred Band. (not counting the Spartan hoplites here!)
That wil be enough for a scenario I have planned: Chaeronnea!
For this I have to paint 1 more unit of Macedonian Phalanx and a few (10) light troops. I am currently working on the lights, and the phalanx will follow shortly.

Just one more picture to share.
A Macedonian foot commander.

It is a from the Foundry "World of the Greeks" range.
Lovely model, isn't it?

donderdag 19 september 2013

SAGA Warband.

Hello again!
Well it did not take as long to post a new message as before, did it?
I promised to show you my new Saga Warband. It was painted in may if I recall correctly, so it is not that new.
But here it is.
It is a 7 points Byzantine warband. Normaly this game is played using a 4 to 6 points army. This one is 7 points because I should read my armylist first before I order figures. The Byzantine Emperor has an extra cost of 1 point.
Most of the figures are made by Mark Sims Crusader Miniatures, except for the Emperor (with page) and two of the Varangians guards. The emperor and one of the Varangian are from Gripping Beast and there is one other Varangian from Foundry.
Here is a close up of the Big Man himself: 

And a few other pictures of units. All shields are hand painted.

What do you think about the models being photographed on my gaming table? Does it look better than on my painting desk with black background? Let me know!

That's it for now.
I hope to play a game with the warband soon, and another update is already being planned. Yes, I'm painting miniatures again!

zaterdag 14 september 2013

Men in Black.

Hi there! No, I'm not dead (yet). It's just that I was not doing a lot on the wargaming front. So why should I post a new message here? I have finished my Saga Byzantine warband (7 points as it seems) some months ago, but that was about it. I have yet to play the first game with them. Well, now I'm back! The very few figures I did paint in between will get a separate message soon, but I have not taken any pictures yet. I have primed some miniatures, and now it's painting time!