More about Dogs and Cows
Just a little help with the cryptic nature of the last post…there is a rather large clue as to what my current painting project is in the picture of my faithful hound and his supper. If I were a rash impulsive person I would offer a prize to the first person who can correctly tell me what it may be. But as I am not, I won’t. Besides which I am too mean to offer anything worthwhile.
On the other hand I have added a few links of sites worthy of any wargamers attention.
March hmm that begins with an “M” is that another clue? Time will tell.
Here’s a clue to my new army.
West Coast Gamers are attending this show at Dumfries our “local” show.
The new army will be making an appearance as we are putting on a game there.
For more details of the show- and we can really recommend it after we all had a great time last year- go to…..
See you there!
Well it is almost a new army. I have these guys in 15mm scale and they are probably my most used figures having seen many days of marching, encountering strange characters and events and fighting numerous battles with the perfidious King and his army of lackeys. All using RFCM/Peter Pig’s “Regiment of Foote” rules- simply the best set I have played in any period. So why ECW 28mm Parliamentarians? Dunno really -ask Nigel, it’s all his fault.These figures almost all Warlord plastic or hybrid metal/plastics. Guns, generals and some casualties from Perry Miniatures. Flags from Flags of War. Amazingly all painted in January- although I have to confess Hampton’s Greencoats were 90% done to start with. A total figure count of 220 in a month which I am more than happy with, especially as they are in 28mm- not my normal size of figure. Painted over a black undercoat and then brushed on Army Painter stain, the result is a little dark for my tastes and I may need to tweak the painting style in the future. However for a one-off project it did the job and got them on the table. Also they have been matt varnished, I normally prefer the more vibrant colours and use a high gloss polyurethane varnish for all except modern stuff who look silly covered in shiny stuff. I think I’ll be going back to that as these look incredibly dull.
Apologies for the poor quality photo’s but they were taken in the heat of battle where my new boys beat off another attempt by Sir Nigel to put the King back on the throne, this time roping in some Scots to help their treasonous cause. Needless to say they lost, again. A proper set of pictures will follow at a later date. Anyhow must dash its another month now and a different army to finish painting.
Here’s a rarity! Figures leaving the collection.
Up on fleabay at the moment a fine regiment of infantry from my ECW army. Testudo figures so giants amongst my predominantly Essex collection. Not bad troops even if they do fight for the treasonous King.
Perhaps even more unusually they were not painted by myself. Maybe that’s why I feel no remorse at letting them go, rather than their choice of allegiance.