A tabletop gaming blog, with a vague bias towards Central/Eastern Europe and the Early Modern period.

Friday, January 5, 2018

grubby infantry

Just a handful of musketeers and pikemen. Wanted to see how they'd look entirely in neutrals, with a heavier wash than usual and less highlighting after. Also a few very minor conversions to really emphasize their hardbitten status.

Eventually I'll paint up an entire unit (1x16 pike, 2x12 shot) and field them as veterans. In skirmish games or RPGs, they might also see service as bandits, deserters, evil henchmen and so on.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

General-purpose reiter types

Just a basic "Western" cavalry unit. Minor conversions here and there, nothing worth writing home over. Realized after basecoating that they have no holsters, oops.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Carl X Gustav of Sweden

As promised, a historicals post.

I recently realized that, while I have converted several Polish and Cossack personalities, I hadn't yet done any Swedes despite being potentially able to field a decent force of them in Pikeman's Lament. So, off to wikipedia I went!

I let myself have a bit of fun with this one. Most paintings of good ol' Carl show him as a standard dour Swede in cuirassier armor (scarcely distinguishable from a Wrangel or a Wittenberg). But this rather idealistic/allegorical work gives him a bit more panache, so I went with that, even if I don't know how realistic that weird tinsel coat actually is.

(This is mostly just a standard Warlord Games P&S cavalryman, with a Anglo-Zulu War arm, an ACW hat, and plenty of greenstuff)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Another ork update

Yup, pretty pleased with how these colors are working out. Gotta go back and fix the boss' gold toof and the one ork's tongue...

Friday, December 15, 2017


So, I've gotten basically no hobby work done since Spring. But I'm trying to get back in the groove, so here is a test mini for my big impending 40k Ork Army repaint. The one with the knife is the actual test mini, the other one is from a few years ago, my first attempt at a bare minimum army repaint.

I will also be resuming various historical projects, so watch this space even if goofy sci-fi isn't your cup of tea...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pajama Party! (first batch of Celts)

So I'm starting on a Celt box now. Since it's the same base kit for all Warlord barbarians, I've given them an extremely contrasting paint scheme to the Germans I did earlier. No conversions except for the inclusion of a couple of old Wargames Factory heads and shields.

I can't find my tweezers, so I haven't applied the shield transfers yet, and nowhere nearby sells PVA glue, so no static grass yet either.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last of the (first box of) Germans

A few of the wicker shields are cut-down plastic WGF Persian shields. Other than that, nothing you haven't already seen...