Wednesday 30 September 2020

FPW Prussian IR#10 Grenadiers

This is the second infantry unit completed for VI Corps, the 10th. They are given an honorific title as Grenadiers.

Like the last regiment the figures are all from Outpost and the flag is from Maverick Models. However this time I did the coats slightly lighter shade of blue than the last unit. I had taken a couple of photos at the museum at Gravelotte and find that the coats are not quite as dark as I thought.

As can be seen, there is little difference between the French and Prussian coat colour.

Pretty happy to get these completed. With some progress being made on this project I have ordered the required artillery for the Division. Helps break up the painting queue. I find 30 figure units problematic to paint, ideally I should break them down to smaller chunks.

Wednesday 23 September 2020

FPW Prussian IR#18

In a slight change from painting ancients and 28mm figures, I decided to add the first full Prussian infantry regiment for my Franco Prussian war collection. These are painted up to represent the 18th Infantry regiment that was part of the 11th Division under Gordon as of the 1st August 1870. The figures are all from Outpost miniatures and the flag is from Maverick Models.

Pleased to finally complete my first Prussian infantry for this collection. Just 7 more regiments to complete, then I can add the artillery and some Dragoons.

Sunday 20 September 2020

More Romans and Britons

I now find myself in the unusual position of just painting up extra figures for Infamy, Infamy. All of my core forces are now complete, but it seems a shame to waste the  left over figures.

First up is a group of Caesarian legionaries. This time I removed the helmet plumes and went for plain black shields. I can see future Roman civil war games as I have enough figures for another unit.

After I had converted my German slingers I had 4 figures left over on the sprue. The 2 armoured figures will see use as leaders for my Britons. I had realised that all my commanders so far were unarmoured and this needed rectifying. To further distinguish them, I used heads and cloaks from Victrix.

This now gives me 5 leaders and a champion. At least I can replace casualties amongst my leaders. Now I just need to complete 2 more deployment points for the Britons.

Thursday 17 September 2020

Terrain pieces

All good wargames tables need plenty of terrain. So far for Infamy, Infamy, I've put together enough pieces so far for both a German and Celtic village. There are also a few swamps as well as bases for forested areas. These 2 latest pieces are just for extra variety.

The first piece is an area of broken ground, using some small stones from the garden path  mdf for the base and some extra tufts. Quite happy with the results.

The other piece I completed follows a Roman theme. It is just a simple resin legionary tent I picked up from Navigator miniatures. I intend 2 get a second model as the start of a Roman encampment.

This just had a simple paint scheme to pick out the detail. I may go back over it with a light ink wash.

Sunday 13 September 2020

German slingers and Gallic cavalry

It was time to go back to my Ancient Germans and complete the one missing unit, the slingers. Now I've only found Crusader miniatures that actually produce German slingers, but they are in a mixed pack with archers. I did contemplate just using some Celtic slingers as proxies, but this didn't feel right. I then hit on the idea of just kit bashing some spare Warlord celtic figures, spare heads from Victrix and slings from the Caesarian Roman sprues. 

It took about 20 minutes to put together the 6 slingers. Some of the poses could be better but I'm happy with them.

Next up it was to finish a second unit of Gallic Noble cavalry. These are all metal figures from 1st Corps. 2 are actually spare unarmoured German cavalry with head swaps. Done just for variety. I also used some spare Warlord shields to use up some leftover shield transfers.

This nicely completes my Gallic cavalry, giving me 2 units. If need be I can add a 3rd unit using the Victrix figures from my Caesarian Roman force.

As I now have pretty much 3 completed forces for Infamy, what next? I do have a couple of units of Caesarian infantry to paint up then I may start on some Imperial Roman auxiliaries. There are also a few more Deployment points that need doing as well as a couple of more scenic pieces to complete.

Sunday 6 September 2020

Gallic cavalry and ambush points

As part of my drive to make my Ancient Celt army to cover all of the Gallic and British army lists for Infamy,  I needed to add some mounted Noble cavalry. 

These guys are mainly 1st Corps with a couple of additions from Navigator. Very compatible ranges and full of character.

I now have a second unit of these under coated as one of the Gallic lists require 2 units.

As part of Infamy, infamy you need approximately 6 deployment/ambush points. So far I have 4 completed.

The beauty of these is they can be anything. I've used some wild boar, a broken chariot and a spare figure with a horse. I've got a few spare left over figures to use for a few more bases.