Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Legion Marches!

Though the blog has fallen silent since April I have been a busy bee behind the scenes and progress has been made on two of the four projects I set out in the last post. The first is my completed 300 point Punic Wars Roman Army for Impetus:

The Army arrayed for battle

The Roman Legion Close up

Numidian cavalry with Roman Cavalry in support on the right flank

Italian allied Infantry and Cavalry on left flank

Hastati with Gladii drawn

The Generals
Skirmishing Velites

Roman Cavalry
Italian Allied cavalry

Italian allied infantry

Numidian cavalry plus unfortunate Gaul
With the Romans completed I have ordered 300 points of Carthaginians which came this week and plan to get started with the Libyan infantry which will hopefully appear on the blog shortly.  I also have a second Legion prepped and ready to paint that will bring my Roman army up to the standard 500 point Impetus army. With J painting some Carthaginians as well we will hopefully have enough for a 500 point game soonish.

All miniatures are by Baccus 6mm. Bases are 80mm x 30/40/60mm and are the premium laser cut ones from Warbases. Grass tufts from Tajima1 Miniatures.

Along with more frequent posts I am hoping to give the blog a revamp. Any suggestions on how to make the design more pleasing to the eye are most welcome.

Watch this space for my next post..............................Cultists!


Friday, 18 April 2014

Return of the blogger

It's been over 4 years since I last posted on this blog. In that time life has changed significantly (all positive!) and made time for painting and wargaming very limited. Many board games have been played but not many little metal soldiers have seen action but now I hope the hiatus is over!

So what can you expect from this humble blogger..........
  • Punic wars with Impetus rules in 6mm - both Joey and myself are big fans of the Impetus rules and plan to make good use of the big bases with lots of 6 mils from baccus. I have already completed the bulk of the Romans (see below for pics) and Joey has already commenced work on the Carthaginian opposition. This is our priority project at the moment.
  • Samurai Skirmish with Ronin rules and Perry Miniatures - I have lots of lead for this but nothing painted as yet. Joey will be painting up a Korean Buntai for this. This will be the second priority to Impetus but with the small number of miniatures needed shouldn't take long for two playable sides to be assembled.
  • Napoleonics 1809 Danube campaign with General de Brigade and 6mm Adlers miniatures -This is the project I initially started the blog for and the one closest to completion as I have almost completed a division a side for the French and Austrians. Just need to get some cavalry done and some more artillery and skirmishers. Once we have Impetus armies up and running I will likely return to concentrating on this much loved project.
  • Pulp/Lovecraftian Horror skirmish game with Strange Aeons/.45 Adventure rules and various 28mm figures - This project is the most ill defined at the moment. I have plans to do a story campaign set on some god forsaken isle off the west coast of Scotland, sort of the Wickerman meets Innsmouth. 
And now for some pictures.....

Roman Legion consisting of 2 units of Hastati and 2 of Príncipe with a unit of Triarii and 3 units of Velites.

Roman Cavalry 

Miss Marbles from Artizan Designs soon to face Eldritch Horrors.