Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Papal Army on the attack

Last weekend at the club - the Goulburn Valiant Stormers - we had a few games of Impetus.  While my new Spanish Renaissance army is being painted, I pulled out their Italian cousins in the shape of the Pope's Army.

Here are a few "action" shots from the day's play taken brilliantly by David Hilyard.  Thanks David for the photos.


 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saxon SYW IR6 Maxmillian

These have taken me a while to finish - in fact they have been painted for about 3 weeks - just needed to find the time to base and flag.

So they are Eureka Saxon's.  In particular the IR6 Maxmillian.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

First Age of Reason stuff underway

I got an order of Eureka's wonderful Saxon Army at Cancon in January.  First unit is underway - these are the first 28mm figures painted from the horse and musket period - it needs more precision than the ancients and renaissance that I have been painitng.

Might get the painting of the uniforms finished today - mainly more highlighting to go. Officer's horse still needs the oil treatment and then finishing before I base them all.





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.