Sunday 24 April 2022

Some Afghans

Progress continues to be slow. Not helped by picking up a cold bug. It has taken me over a week to get these 8 figures done.

They are 8 Afghan irregulars from Artizan miniatures armed with rifles. The idea being to mix them in among my existing musket and jezzail armed figures. That way I can use them for Back of Beyond gaming. Ive now got another 12 plastic figures from Perry's to start.

Monday 18 April 2022

A Hydra

In an attempt to re-kindle my painting mojo, I decided to complete a Reaper Bones Hydra that has sat nearing completion on the painting table for a number of months. 

It's not my best work, but it felt good to just get something done, so much so that I started on some Afghans. 

Not keen on the blue, think this is why it has been half finished for so long. Wish I had gone for a dark green. Well it will probably get it's first game in on Thursday night.

Sunday 17 April 2022

Lost mojo

Well after some high painting outputs at the start of the year, I haven't picked up a paintbrush in over 2 weeks. I just have no fancy for it. Got plenty of figures in to paint, even prepped, just don't fancy. Going to try a do a little work this afternoon on a Hydra for Dragon Rampant game on Thursday.

But wargaming related, I did get a colonial game in the other week, forgot to write it up and a bit sketchy on the details. All I remember is the Beja won and the Brits best form close order or can be quickly swept away.

Wish me luck on picking up a paint brush.

Sunday 3 April 2022

Bolshevik cavalry

Thought it was time to add a unit of cavalry to the force. These are Copplestone castings that I picked up from Colonel Bills. I went for a pretty uniform approach for this batch. Future batches will have slight variations. 

I can see me adding atleast another 2 units to this regiment, including some command and a few with great coats.

This brings me nicely to the end of stage 1, i.e. I have enough for a game. Stage 2 will see the addition if more infantry and cavalry. There will also be some vehicles and artillery. I do have an order in for some sailors and artillery. So here is the force so far.

This gives me 6 units of infantry, a unit of cavalry and a maxim MG team. Probably not strong enough to take on my British yet.