Sunday, 14 August 2016

With a Rebel Yell 7

Here are the rebased CSA Cavalry for use with Battle Cry or Fire and Fury. The figures are thought to be mostly Essex but now way of knowing for sure.



Not an expert on the ACW however think that there are some of Essex's First Virginian cavalry in the picture above.




A few more loose ends to complete with these figures and then on to painting the undercoated masses of infantry and cavalry waiting in the sides.

Next up a brief interlude from the Dark Ages

Cheers for now

Monday, 1 August 2016

With a Rebel Yell 6

Another batch of rebased Essex Confederates which now completes the infantry.


The more perceptive reader will notice that this is the same command stand as used in a previous post, they are the one element that this force lacks in any number. Never mind there are plenty in the box still to be painted.


The total number of stands is twenty nine including the command, which is just short of the forty required for some scenarios in Battle Cry. As command stands are short in number these will be the start of the infantry bases for painting.


There will be more Rebels in the near future as the last of the second hand figures are rebased for use.

Cheers for now.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Back to the Brushes 111

A single figure of unknown make or manufacturer that was picked up at Carronade 2016 for the vast sum of twenty pence. Anyone have any thoughts on who made it?

None shall pass!
For use in Songs of Blades and Heroes or similar fantasy skirmish.

There will be some ACW figures to follow shortly.

Cheers for now

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Dead Man's Hand 7

A few scenery pieces that have been completed lately for use in a variety of skirmish games including Dead Man's Hand, Songs of Blades and Heroes, SAGA and anything else that suits.



All of these are from Hovels and are 25/28mm in scale.


Some work in progress pictures to follow shortly.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

With a Rebel Yell 5

Another batch of 15mm ACW Confederate Infantry have been rebased, washed with Agrax Earth stain and matt varnished.


There are five regular stands here and one command with a slightly over trimmed flag. Not paying attention to the outer trim lines leads to no white surround on the CSA flag.  Not the end of the world and this has been done on another stand's flag as well.


The next group of infantry will complete the rebasing of the painted second hand figures leading to the start of painting more stands to bulk out the force for Battle Cry and Fire and Fury. With fifty odd stands to paint there will be more than enough for both.


More work in progress pictures to follow shortly.

Cheers for now.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Back to the Brushes 110

A few small things that are currently being worked on at present. First ly four stand of skirmishers for the Greek/Macedonian ADG army that is slowly getting painted in 6mm. The figures are from Rapier Miniatures. 

The right of the picture is a big fellow or 28mm casualty marker from Immortal Miniatures as they were before being  bought over by Warlord Games. This figure is also for a Greek or Macedonian army too.

Above are two command stands for the same 6mm army again from Rapier Miniatures. These are standard figures just based separately to create the command stands. Using up any surplus as the army progresses rather than having a mini lead pile of odds and sods.

There will be some pictures of completed figures and scenery pieces soon.

Cheers for now.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

With A Rebel Yell 4

Back to the American Civil War and the rebasing and finishing of  15mm figures from this period. This time there are the artillery pieces, five in all, which will be enough for Battle Cry if tokens are used to depict losses whilst under fire. Sorry some of the pictures are ever so slightly out of focus.



Again not sure of the manufacturer of these figures, possibly Essex or Freikorps? Not that it really matters as they allow games to be played.


The last piece in this set was this "little" mortar. Not sure of its use in game terms, however, it will be used in some fashion in the future.


Next in this range will be more infantry and the start of the cavalry units.

Cheers for now