Sunday, 18 November 2012

Celtic warband

Here are the Larii, a warband of Warlord Games Celts:

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While I initially did not like these figures, and am still a bit doubtful about their poses (if you don't pay attention to posing, you end up with a war band of figures in one of two poses: 'I need to go to the toilet NOW' and 'I'm in the process of tripping over this bunch of grass here') I must admit that all ranked up (so to speak) they do look better than expected.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The smithy

And next off the painting desk, again in the category of 'hanging around the edges of the battlefield', the smithy:

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Figures are from Wargames Foundry.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Austrian Generals

As usual, Crisis seems to revive my painting mojo, so here's some Austrian Napoleonic generals (or rather, field marshals) including none other than Archduke Charles himself:

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The figures are from good old Wargames Foundry.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Napoleonic vignettes & stuff

Past weekend saw the 2012 edition of Crisis in Antwerp, where we presented a game based on the battle of Aspern-Essling in 1809 between Napoleon's French and Archduke Karl's Austrians.

For this game I painted up a number of extra vignette and scenery figures. First off, Foundry's marvellous Bavarian looters with accompanying angry farmer (a Ral Partha Ravenloft 'angry mob' figure kindly donated by Phil). As an aside, the Bavarians were painted up as being from IR 11 Kinkel, inspired by the wonderful plate in Osprey MAA 106 featuring the soldier from that regiment dozing off on the job while holding a piglet (of unknown regimental lineage):

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A vivandière (Warlord Games) and a fellow who has sampled too much of her wares (from the Foundry Blacksmith set):

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And finally some French casualties (again Foundry):

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