Wednesday, 29 February 2012

British Heavy Dragoons

A few pics of the British Heavy Dragoons I paint over Christmas for the fine chaps at Victrix.
A real joy to paint and its great to see them based up so nicely by Steve Hales. You can see some WIP pictures on my other blog. If Naps is not your thing don't worry I am just finishing off a zoo full of elephants and will upload some pictures at the weekend. as well as a few other bits and pieces ;0)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Celtiberian warband

Heres a nice strong 50 man warband of Celtiberians. No command figures as of yet, still waitng on the delivery. When they arrive and i finsish the rest of the boys, it will be broken down into 4 units of 24. Nice sculpts from Crusader miniatures. I have hand painted the shields, which I thought was a lost skill. I think they have come out ok though.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Allahu Akbar!!

Perry miniature, flag by LBMS

Here's a few (well quite a few) shots of the army standard bearer for my new force. As you can see he is wildly waving his flag on a recruitment drive as he knows he has no chance of turning back the Frankish invaders on his own. His arm is going to ache just a tad though as I am rather busy with commissions and I have decided that I am going to try a new way of collecting (well for me that is). When I start a new army or period I tend to buy big. Most of the time I don't actually start painting the army unless I have bought it in its entirety. This leads to the obvious mountain of lead that all of us wargamers have stashed in a big box somewhere. So this time I am going to buy my army piece by piece. So far I have bought 2 packs of Perrys Muslims from their Crusades range. Once I have painted what I need from these, which is basically 4 figures. I will order a few more to get my first unit finished. the first unit is going to be Junior Ghulams lead by this chap above. I have big plans for my Crusades collection, and hope to get the first army finished for june this year.