Monday, 19 September 2016

Shawnee war-party

Continuing with the third of my war-parties, this one is Shawnee, made up of the Strelets Tecumseh figures for the war of 1812. As before each war-party consists of two warband and two skirmish units plus command.

Bice figures, but dressed for somewhat cooler weather than the Italeri Indians. The commander is of course Tecumseh in the very speculative British generals jacket.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

A minor milestone

With the completion of the Persians I've passed the 28,000 painted 20mm figure mark.

So by period I have
Period
Number
Ancients
2202
Norman/Saxon
395
Early Medieval
546
Late Medieval
975
Aztec/Conquistadores
434
C17 Polish/Ottoman
631
C17 TYW
1036
C18 WSS
720
C18 SYW
1866
C18 AWI
1292
C18 French Revolution
658
C18 Napoleon in Egypt
331
C19 Napoleonic
6632
C19 Napoleonic skirmish
241
C19 ACW
1220
C19 Anglo Zulu War
860
C19 Colonial North Africa/Sudan
1066
C20 WW1/RCW
1225
C20 Interwar French/Rif
180
C20 Early WW2 Europe
855
C20 WW2 North Africa
1238
C20 WW2 far east
119
C20 late WW2 europe
2523
C20 WW2 winter
401
C20 post WW2
373
Grand Total
28019


Friday, 16 September 2016

Persian slingers and archers

A trio of units to add to my Alexandrian successor armies. Although the figures are Persian I'm sure similar attired unit would have fought for the various Asiatic successors.


Figures are from the Hat Persian Light Infantry. These were the obvious units to make from the figures available in a single box. I might consider making some more units if I can find enough figures to make head swaps a possibility. The Babylonian archers would be possible in open order, but I see them as much more a close order unit.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Roger's Rangers

Raised by Major Rogers in 1755 Roger's Rangers was a significant colonial unit in the French and Indian wars and commemorated in the famous film of the St Francis raid "Northwest Passage" The figures are from the Waterloo 1815 set Roger's Rangers and provide a useful set of figures based on the film.

I created a couple of skirmishing units, a command stand plus a couple of casualty markers.


The figures are a bit large, but in separate units they should be OK


I'll be using them for both the AWI and the FIW.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Back from North Wales

Had a week off walking the coast paths of the Lleyn peninsula. The weather was a bit mixed and I had some fun navigating in hill cloud. In passing I managed a couple of historic sites.

Criccieth castle, originally built by Llywelyn the Great, but enhanced by Edward I and II a stunning location.




Tre'r Ceiri, the largest of several hillforts in the area that was in use until at least the 4th century.


The walls are quite rough stone but over two metres wide and the site is covered in the remains of roundhouses.

Now back to some painting

Sunday, 4 September 2016

AWI Indians

The Black Powder supplement "The Last Argument of Kings" has a French and Indian wars scenario, that needs more Indians than I currently have painted. So it was convenient that I picked up some extra Italeri AWI Indians, I painted most of these up so I could reorganise my existing figures into two war-parties.


I also took the opportunity (!) to rebase them all because the originals were all based as skirmishers for my AWI rules. Part were kept as skirmishers, but the more aggressive looking figures were transferred to warband bases. Each war-party consists of two units each of skirmishers and warband each comprising two bases. A couple of command bases finished off the project

At the back are a few spare figures based on pennies so I can use the figures for one to one level gaming

Friday, 2 September 2016

On the workbench - September 2016

Having got ahead slightly in August I've decided to tackle several of the remaining items on the year plan. I think it's important to keep up the momentum as I'll get distracted once the PSC kick-starter 25pdrs arrive. So the main theme is the French & Indian War

  • Augment and rebase my Italeri Indian Warriors into warband and skirmish units.
  • Paint the Strelets Tecumseh Indians similarly
  • Two skirmishing units of Rogers Rangers with command and casualties
  • Persian slingers and archers
  • A pontoon bridge
  • If time permits start on some Gothic cavalry and archers