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

Monday, December 31, 2018

an unintentionally morbid end to the year...

Please don't read into this too much. I'm just catching up on some terrain projects, and it just happened to work out that this Reaper Bones piece is my last paint job of 2018.






As you can see, the scale's a little wonky (Reaper is a heroic fantasy line, of course), but whatever. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Russian force for Pikeman's Lament

Probably not optimal from either a tactical or a historical-accuracy perspective, but I finally have completed a full 24-pt force for Pikeman's Lament. Here is an assortment of group photos of varying quality:








(Well, almost completed. A couple units need flags, and the general is actually a Cossack mini because I somehow forgot to get any Muscovite commanders)

Friday, December 28, 2018

More Muscovite Cavalry

These are the "Boyar's Sons", the lower grade of feudal cavalry. On of them is a converted Gripping Beast plastic that I'm not entirely happy with, the others are TAG metals.




Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post of a speedpaint accomplished around the edges of today's festivities.





The minis is from the War on Christmas Village kickstarter (Jackalope Enterprises) from a couple years back. I wish you the best, whatever you've been celebrating!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Dvoriane (Muscovite elite cavalry)

The next phase of my Muscovite project is cavalry. Primarily this will be feudal noble cavalry, though I may convert some new-style reiters as well. The feudal cavalry is divided into the heavier Dvoriane (in this post) and the lighter Boyar's Sons (forthcoming). This batch is unconverted TAG minis.




Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Blue Streltsy

So the good news is, I have finished painting all of my current Ottoman models. The bad news is, my table is currently set up for Christmas so I am unable to take an army photo until 2019, by which point I might just decide to wait until I've acquired and painted the necessary light cavalry.

But anyway: here are some more streltsy, the core of the Muscovite army I am also building for Pikeman's Lament. Streltsy have a special place in my heart, because one of them was the first historical model I ever painted. My first unit of them has already appeared on this blog, as well as a WIP shot of this unit's command figs.




Friday, December 14, 2018