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

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...




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More Germans

A wider variety of weapons and gear here. The big fellow is Ariovistus from Warlord Games, and he needs fancier clothes (and I think his arms are supposed to be bare.)







Got 12 more Germans to paint, then either back to the 17th Century, or on to a Celt or Dacian box. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

First batch of Germans

Here are some of Warlord's Ancient Germans. While I've arranged them as a regiment for some pictures, at the moment they're more likely to be used in a Mordheim-type skirmish game. That's why I did them in four sets of four gear options instead of just arming them willy-nilly. Not too many conversions this time, just a few extra bits of greenstuffed beard or fur.








Sunday, April 23, 2017

Send your armies, but they'll never be enough

His shell's too tough!


Polish Light Cavalry

Months ago, I kitbashed some Polish cavalry together, using Gripping Beast's Arab light cavalry as a base, but only got around to painting them last week. With headswaps and the occasional carbine added, I think they quite look the part of a lightly-armed noble levy, or "cossack-style" horse, or a pack of Lisowczycy, or perhaps even Wallachian mercenary cavalry. I suspect the horse furniture isn't entirely accurate, but the overall effect certainly meets my satisfaction nonetheless. Though some belated gap-filling might not go amiss...





(Maybe someday I'll invest in a proper lightbox.)