Tuesday, March 31, 2015

20mm Germans in SS Camo

Here is a bunch of 20mm AB Germans (SS actually) - they are being painted for my 12th SS force from the Normandy Battlegroups book for Rapidfire.  

The camouflage is a mix of patterns - a lot of Oakleaf Summer and Autumn, some Planetree and quite a few Peadot.  





They have been hard work to paint - and I have another 2 battalions plus support to go!


Sorry about the photos and being blurred - I like to think that the camo is doing such a great job of confusing the auto focus.  The light green is also much brighter in these than in real life.




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The bug has bittten

Very excited to get home and see the postie had delivered a package from On Military Matters that enclosed this book of Landschnecht goodness.


It is dual language - Italian / English.  It has 80 pages, 18 of which are full colour of uniforms and flags.  Each of the remainder pages has a woodcut / engraving or two plus text.

It covers the:
- battles
- commanders
- organisation
- weapons and equipment
- clothing

Monday, February 23, 2015

Landschnechts doing their thing at Cancon


Unfortunately the only two photos that I was able to take of the Landschnechts and their Italian allies in action in the service of the pope at the recent Cancon convention.

 
 
As I noted in the post below, this was a great two days of gaming with a great bunch of blokes.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Huns on the field

John and I played a few games at the club in Goulburn last weekend.  Two games of 350 points Impetus.  John brought his Normans and I had the Huns.


 Results were evenly split - one game each.  Both games were a lot of fun.


The mat is one that I won at the Impetus comp in Cancon in January.  It was generously donated by Campaign Books and Games Logistics http://www.campaignbooksandgameslogistics.com/


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pikes in action

A pair of good photos taken by my friend Rex H at Cancon which show the ranpaging pike blocks on their way to do the Pope's bidding.


 
I'm very glad he took some shots as I don't think any of mine came out.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Landschnect pike and commands


These are fruits of my labour over the past three weeks as I added to the existing Italian troop types so I could field a Papal army in the Impetus system.



 
So first up are the kings of the field in those days - two pike of Landschnecht pikes.  The figures are Foundry and the pikes are - well sharp.  I have the painting list sitting beside me (on the back of the army list as it was handy at the time)- it shows a combination of 16 colours in deep, mid and highlight for their fabric alone - plus all the rest.




Next up is a unit of Italan infantry - these ones are Old Glory figures and look suitably determined.





Finally a few shots of the two units of command.  The guy with the big round red headress is Perry and the other three from the Perry Knights range.

Finally flags on all of these are from Pete's Flags who you can find on the ...bay.