Friday, 29 June 2007

1st Few miniatures finished

Success, managed to finish my 1st few mycenaeans today, really just the bases needed to be done.
So that's the 1st 10 done, only another 80 or so to paint... Now I've managed to get some fully painted and based it seems that the 1/72 miniatures look fine based up for WAB. So I'll be cracking on with them over the weekend to try and add another 10 including command to the unit.

Still awaiting my WAB book, which I ordered earlier this week, today's damn postal strike has delayed my book for another day. Fingers crossed it'll arrive in the morning.

I also need to figure out what to use for the Mycenaean chariots as Caeser have not yet released theirs as yet. The only ones I can figure is to use the Mitannian Chariots they've already released:

Unfortunately from the little I know about Mycenaean Chariots the horses should not be decorated to this level, the shape is roughly right for the type of chariots used at the time. Off to investigate some more options for chariot/horse choices.

Some reference material below, I can live with not getting a chariot with 4 spokes as in the mycenaean art work.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

My love of plastic soldiers...

I rediscovered 1/72 plastic soldiers late last year... 15 years of gaming and the thought never struck me to go out and buy some to game with... and lord knows why. They are most certianly the cheapest gaming option out there at a mere £5.00 for some 40+ models. Modern plastics are extremely well detailed, the ranges available are vast and there's a long list of boxes in the pipeline.

So whats the down side....

We'll they're more than a drag to paint, too fiddly and in all truth they can be quite dull en masse. They are also made of a flexable plastic which I find causes problems with flaking whilst painting.

Other than that they're a steal.

So what an I using them for I hear you cry.

Firstly we have last years project, Warmaster Napoleonics, a few tweeks to the system and it seems to work quite well. 120 French troops painted and based in a little over 3 months. Good going for me, although I never want to pain blue again!

Now more recently I'm back into Ancients, with the releases from ceaser tugging at my wallet I caved in and bought several boxes. The plan was to use warmaster rules once again, scaled up a little with added flavour but after testing out the changes last weekend that plan was shelved. Now it's going to be WAB (Warhammer Ancient Battles) this should make life easy as I collected and gamed various GW products for a long time so the rules shouldn't be too hard to pick back up.

So now may I present to you my 1/72 WAB Myceneans... Or at least some of them

Still have some final bits to sort out (the bases for starters) and also the unfortunate fact that none of them have spears or javalins... Going to have to study those army lists and then do a few modifications.

You'll see more soon.

1st Blog

We'll thats it, I've finally gone down the dark path and started my own blog. Hopefully I'll be interesting and fingers crossed someone out there deems this worth reading.... or otherwise has nothing better to do with their time than read my drivel...

We you may have noticed from the title that this is a wargaming blog... I've always got painting, terrain and other miniature related projects on the go so I thought I'd share a few of them with the world.

Right then.. off to find my camera to grab some pictures of some of the projects sitting on my workbench at the moment.

Bye for now.