Thursday, January 12, 2017


Viva Santa Anna! Just finished these Mexican artillery guns for the 1836 Texas campaign, also any other service El Presidente deems it necessary for them to undertake. The guns are old ones I had in the spares box, the gunners are from Orinoco Miniatures. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Plastic Mongols

I bought some of the Fire Forge plastic Mongols to see what they were like. They are very nice. Here are a couple of them with the Gripping Beast Saga Moorish Warlord.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

10mm Napoleonic Peninsula French

Here are the French forces to battle against the British from the previous post.
They are mostly Pendraken figures from the "old" range. Whatever that means. The only slight negative is that all the mounted command figures have the same pose.
Like the British they are based 6 figures to a 20mm square base, but the French only have 6 stands per battalion. So far I've painted 4 regiments, each with 3 battalions.

 The French array.
 A brigade of 2 regiments with an artillery battery.
A second brigade of 2 regiments. Leger battalions up front. 
 Chasseurs, Hussars in the first line followed by 3 regiments of cuirassiers.
Army command stand with the Emperor himself. 
 Out of focus look at a foot battery.
 Another angle of the cavalry.
Another angle of the infantry.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

10mm Napoleonic British Peninsula

To begin the year with something a bit different I've decided to post some pics of the 10mm Napoleonics I was working on last year. (It's 2017 already here).

Space has become an issue at home and I wanted the challenge of painting figures of this size. I also wanted to play larger games with more units on the table.

Quite a while ago I got Andy Mac to paint a large number of British artillery and crews to kick-start the project. Andy has painted a large number of samples for both Pendraken and Blaze Away. The artillery are from the Bend Sinister (Redline) 10mm range. Half of the infantry are also Bend Sinister and the other half are Old Glory. They don't mix in the same unit but work well enough in the same army.

The biggest cheat was the flags. They were taken from Warflag and reduced to fit. Each side of the flag had to be cut out and glued. It was a bit fiddly but there was no way I could paint anything as well as that. Terribly painted flags would have dragged down the look, even at 10mm. 

Happy new year.
 Everything so far. Enough to play games with.
 A couple of Brigades of KGL. Bend Sinister figures with Old Glory skirmishers and officers.
 Two Guards Battalions and two line battalions plus a couple of companies of the 60th rifles. All Old Glory.
 Two Regiments of Old Glory Light Dragoons. Really pleased with the OG cavalry. Some of the Andy Mac artillery in view.
 The 'Army' Command stand with Wellington pointing at something.
 A divisional command stand.
 Another angle of the Guards infantry.
 The artillery reserve.
 RHA reserve.
Another angle of the group.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

28mm ACW

 The 5th New York Zouaves - 28mm Foundry minis

 The 69th New York Volunteers as they were at the battle of 1st Bull Run 1861 - 28mm Redoubt Minis

Sunday, December 4, 2016

28mm Missouri State Guard

Here is my latest ACW project - The Missouri State Guard with Sterling Price leading them. Price is a conversion from the Front Rank mounted Napoleonic era Gentleman. The men are a mixture of 1st Corps, Empress, Eureka and Cannon Fodder minis.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Gripping Beast Arabs

Painted some Gripping Beast plastic medieval Arabs. Very nice figures, well detailed, easy to assemble and paint.