resplendent in his gilt-edged armor the standard bearer awaits his flag
- Those Magnificent Flying Machines
- Better Than Ebay!
- Adventures in Blue Board and Foamcore
- The Lace Wars Project
- The Neulandia VSF campaign
- 28mm Plastic Figure reviews Perry, Victix WF etc etc
- Zvezda and Plastic Soldier Company Wargaming Models
- The Road to Leipzig
- Leipzig Orbats
- MDF Madness
- Rich Uncle Pat and the (non-European) Cold War
- My Own Rules and other wacky ideas
- Fortified Places
- Book Reviews
- The Great Epicurean War
Friday, March 24, 2017
Despite many distractions I have been plugging away at my Lace Wars Project and have gotten another unit of Horse finished. These are Austrian Cuirassiers. Solid and dull-looking compared to the last unit they would look at home on a Thirty Years War battlefield. It seems that the Austrians were one of the last nations to give up on the armored helmet. I love the look and had to incorporate at least one unit in my project.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
I feel a bit of self-congratulation in finishing my first unit of Horse. Life has been hectic of late but I managed to stick to my painting schedule and got these done in a bit over a week. The Regiment zu Pferd Markgraf Philipp von Brandenburg. I love a unit whose name is an entire sentence! Behold them in all their splendor.
the poor standard bearer lacks his flag as I have not yet printed it out
Monday, March 13, 2017
I finally got a couple of hours of free time and decided to take a crack at finishing the Horse. I didn't quite make it to done but they are coming along nicely. Just a little bit of detailing, a flag and some ground effects and they will be battle-ready.
the horses are a tad small for early 18th century Horse
but they seem to look OK as a group
Thursday, March 9, 2017
My buddy, Joe, has long had a fascination with the Age of Sail. To be honest so have I. This is a sideline to my other twelve-dozen distractions so hasn't gotten very far. With the price, fragility, complexity and low frequency of games and limited amount of time I just have not been able to get things off the ground. Then Joe showed up with these;
needless to say I was intrigued
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I have finally managed to get the Foot finished and have begun working on my Horse units. They are the Regiment zu Pferd Markgraf Philipp von Brandeburg . In white coats with striking bright blue cuffs I like them a lot!
just getting the base coats on was exciting
these are good looking minis,
I can't wait until I can get to the lobsters (they are next)
Sunday, March 5, 2017
I have been too long lost in the wilds of Neulandia and neglected my work her. To remedy this I spent a few hours finishing the final unit of Foot. They are British Fusileers. I do like they way they turned out the red coats are striking. I also have assembled and primed two units of Horse (hopefully you will soon be making their acquaintance). As always these are painted with Americana Colors from Hobby Lobby and given a dark wash using Future Floor wax.
assebling the firing poses drained my energies,
I ended up with pretty static poses for the officers and drummers
despite this I do like the way the unit looks
they look solid and confident