Monday, November 22, 2021

More German Warriors

 

Blowing the dust off my blog just in time for the winter season and typically my busiest in terms of blogging. I've been running this blog for over a decade plus and it seems I just run into more inactivity in terms of posting and commenting as the years go by(sorry if I've missed posts), but still want to keep it going in spite of that. Blogs are a very nice way of chronicling your hobby then the easier but more fleeting other social media platforms I find. It's more work, but more satisfying in the end.



During my absence I haven't been twiddling my thumbs, but actually have been steadily painting miniatures albeit not at a rapid pace by any means which has left me with a fair backlog of units I need to photograph and post. I thought I would first kick it off with some German Warriors from my Infamy project which has been my primary focus.



It's been great fun watching my project grow and to my astonishment I've continued to stay more or less focused on a project until I reach a set goal something that is only very recent to me say within the past few years. I've had an occasion to stay on a project for a short period, before succumbing to O shiny thing, but lately it's becoming more common for me to stay focused to achieve a goal. Strange times indeed.......



My friend Nick and I have already had a few games of Infamy under our belts and great fun it has been! He has been playing the steady Romans and I the wild barbarians and the games have proven to give both players challanges in trying to achieve victory. I highly recommend playing the game as it truely does give a feeling of fighting in those times and is completely immersive. 



The figures are from the most excellent Wargames Foundry Ancient German range and pack massive character in them. They are on the expensive side, but imho have no equal so worth the cost. The colors used are mostly Foundry paints with a bit a Vallejo and some Mig pigments for dusting.

So that's it for now, but I should have another unit posted up pretty soon as I would like to get some of the backlog finished before the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge starts next month here and I turn my full attention to that and the new resulting units.

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Miniature Company- Wargames Foundry




Monday, June 7, 2021

Mexican Regular Infantry for Texas War of Independence

 

A return back to my Texas War Of Independence project I briefly started last year I think. I'll be building this for Sharp Practice 2 which I think is the perfect ruleset for this period which is small engagements fighting in a semi skirmish manner.


Since Mexicans are likely to be the more numerous of the two forces I thought I thought I would start fresh with them so I could figure out a plan of action and just get the ball rolling.



For the uniform I went with the winter colors of blue top and white pants instead of the all white summer uniform for the regulars although in the future I may use the summer to denote militia or something different from the regulars.


I painted the cross belts in a slightly brighter shade of white to the pants so they don't blend in. Other then a couple Russian officers this is the only thing I've come close to painting in a Napoleonic type of uniform and it does add a bit more work and the pom pom was a challenge getting the Mexican colors in there. 


The figures are from Boot Hill and they really do have a ton of cartoony character that just makes you smile while you paint them and I have to say they are a real joy to paint!


 

The paints I used were mostly foundry a dash of Vallejo and P3 thrown in the mix. I kept the colors nice and bright to further play up the style of sculpts and the basing I also went for a brighter semi desert ground. The figures are multi based from I believe warbases.


Troops need some leaders so painted up an officer and his sergeant to keep the men focused and moving. I also created some sabots for them so they would stand taller next to the unit and of course helps pick them out as leaders. It also allows me to take them off the sabots and place them in the unit if I don't want to move them separately.



Lots of pictures in this one, but I wanted to show the unit in both line and grouped together in a compact formation. I will be returning to the Texan War, but before that I'll be in the dark woods of Northern America and Canada for more gun smoke adventures.

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Miniature Company. Boot Hill Miniatures


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Roman leaders, Deployment markers for Infamy!Infamy'


The Romans will need somebody to lead them so I present Centurion Maximus Ivicus(warlord Status III leader) and his supporting optios and attached Capsarius(medic), Musician, and Vexillarius(standard bearer) plus a couple Roman Deployment markers for my growing Infamy!Infamy' collection.



I seriously doubt a Centurion would ever be caught wearing purple as that was usually reserved for the Emperor and his personal guard, but I like to take liberties to enhance a theme and this case to further distinguish him from the other leaders on the table as the man in charge.



As if giving him a purple cloak wasn't enough I mounted him on 60mm base with attached musician and standard to further establish who is running things!


However I still wanted to retain some flexibility with the command base figures to either not include in the force, place inside units or move to separate locations on the table so made my own sabot base by building up the sand around where the bases fit in....perhaps a little messy to do but works in the end.



Next up is a independent Status II leader(Junior Centurion?) with a red cloak and another leader that can either serve as Status I leader or Supra Numerum. They are intended to lead the foot Auxilliary while Maximus leads the Legionaries.



Maximus needs an Optio to keep the men in line while he's leading the force and a medic to take care of the men when they fall and help get them back in the fighting. I'm not sure what the figure drinking from the cup is supposed to be, but I decided he would make a decent looking medic taking a quick sip before getting to work.



Romans are allowed to deploy from Deployment/ Ambush markers if they are Auxiliary troops, cavalry or Allied Barbarians just like the Barbarians lists although only have 2 to the possible Barbarian 6.



Deployment/Ambush markers are probably the most fun things to make for Infamy as you can let your imaginations go a bit and in this case I decided to use some Romans with their Barbarian guides that are helping them navigate the dark forests of Germania.

The figures are mostly A6A, Wargames Foundry and I think Warlord painted using Foundry and Vallejo paints and some Mig pigments that are now called Abteilung 502 pigments I believe.

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Miniature Company- Wargames Foundry, A&A, Warlord

Friday, March 19, 2021

Roman Auxiliary Infantry


Moving along with my 3rd Century Romans for Infamy! Infamy' which are now actually starting to resemble a force! I just need a few leaders now and I'll be able to field the core of my army with a couple options, however I'll of course want more then a couple options.



Anyways back to the unit on hand are some light infantry which no Roman commander worth his salt would leave camp without or he would quickly find his legionaries either outflanked or falling into a nasty ambush in some dark woods without these vital troops to scout ahead.



While making big armies has it's place(great fun!) I do rather enjoy building these pocket armies that TFL games offer as the entry level isn't very high to get started, but for those wanting more you will find this in the options available so while your army my not be very large on any given game you will want to build a lot of options to handle the different scenarios and campaigns thus your collection can end up being very large indeed so in the end you become spoiled for choice just as if you were collecting large armies. Nice!



The figures are from A&A which are very nice straightforward to paint and the bases were made to order from Colin over at Charlie Foxtrot Models. The figures were painted with Vallejo, Foundry and some P3 paints and some MIG pigments for dusting of stones and shields.



The challenge is nearing the end and I need to do some leaders but they won't make it into the challenge but are probably what I'll do next.



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Miniature Company- A&A miniatures