Sunday, 16 September 2012

Loot from the Eastern Front Game Show

   So below is the 'loot' I got from Norwich's Eastern Front Show. The Highlight is the Lord Of the Rings book which I got for a staggering price of £2. I got some WFactory WW2 Germans for my little brother, Hail Caesar starter set (~90 miniatures with the rulebook), some sand, Greek blisters,  Slingshot and Ancient Warfare Magazine issues as well as Society of Ancients membership (comes with handy 10% discount for a lot of wargaming companies, including Warlord Games) and last but not least some Foundry Macedonian Companions (12 for £25!).  

 Ancient Warfare Magazine is a historical magazine with a few wargaming adverts and 1-2 pages of miniatures review whereas slingshot is wargaming magazine with historical discussions. On the other hand Ancient Warfare Magazine has more illustrations and in general is of better quality (but more expensive!).

The starter set with full colour, hardcover rulebook
 and about 90 miniatures, all for £60.

And the 12 Foundry Companions below.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Batch of Macedonian Phalangites done (ish)!

      Those are 12 (out of 40) Warlord Games phalangites I just painted up. I decided to base them on thin plastic Rendra bases while my Immortal Miniatures will be based on thicker bases so that their heights roughly match. Though there is sand on the bases I am still going to add some foliage/greenery at some point.

    First two pictures are the four deep rank I am going to have the unit in while the third picture shows the guys in the back ranks. In the last pictures you can see helmet variations. To make sure this is not an army of clones I put in some extra work there, particularly the last guy on the right where I tried to give him that laurel wreath made gold, not sure whether you can tell though!


Up next will be Sudanese Tribesmen (still in the mail, use as Thracians with some conversions) and Warlord's Celts (converted to Galatians) which I am going to pick up from Norwich's Eastern Front game show along with Hail Caesar rulebook this Sunday!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Wargames Factory Persians WIP

So with the crazy discounts on Persian sprues I started a Persian army which I am going to use as army of Darius to fight Alexander and possibly later as some levies for Diadochi armies too (I'm thinking Seleucid). So far I've put few archers together and greenstuffed the shoulders so there is no crack where the arms and heads are attached.