Saturday, 3 July 2021

15mm Fantasy-Undead

Now this new army, these are my test bases are a new avenue for me on several fronts.  The figures themselves are 3D printed resign figures.  The design is Forest Dragon in the UK printed for me by a very nice man in France.  As I live in Portugal the shipping and tax costs from the UK are a little high at the moment. 

The figures themselves are great sculpts, up-sized from 10mm to 15mm.  The detail is fantastic and the poses are wonderful.  The figures I bought came in strips, which I regretted as as i tried to crop a few away I did have casualties, the horsemen are meant to have a standard bearer but he did not make it lol  Next time I will order individual prints which is a service that both Forest Dragon and my printer offer.

The second is the painting, I tried Games Workshop Contrast Paints for the first time.  The skeleton bone, black and most of the red are all Contrast.  To be honest when I first applied the paint I was not convinced but once the models were complete i think it works rather well and it did shorten the painting time.

The trial batch I ordered in full.  Basing will happen once I am home.

   Two main stays of the army Skeletal warriors and Reavers.  I left these on the strips with overlapping figures.  

Some Zombies in the foreground     


The Zombies in all their glory, the variety and animation is great.

Skeletal Knights...Great figures very 'alive'.  I have painted the barding and shields in Old Warhammer  World livery to represent resurrection of their former selves.

Wraiths....all in black and heavily armed! 

I must repeat these figures are stunning and I really enjoyed painting them.  Forest Dragon do so many great races and they are expanding....I am sure a lot more will fall into my collection.

Various 15mm

 Just a few bits that I picked at random from my lead mountain, yes I have a very large and varied lead mountain sat at work...

16 Desert Orcs, figures by Alternative Armies.  I have a good amount of these already painted and based and will show them in future posts.

1st Battalion Dalmatian Regiment of the Italian Army that joined Napoleon in the invasion of Russia in 1812

Two units of fantasy foot from the city state of Sterland. A unit of halbadiers and one of crossbowmen.

The figures are Blue Moon Italian Wars Swiss.

10mm Russian Seven Years War

 A little bit of variety for this post and a return to an old project.  I have added more Russian regiments to my collection based on the Russian army at the battle of Zorndorff.   

Below we have 220 infantrymen and 4 mounted generals.

All figures are from the great Pendraken range and flags were self printed, apart from the very bad grenadier ones which i had to hand paint, very badly lol

Monday, 28 June 2021

6mm War of Spanish Succession Bavarians

 As you know or could easily work out form this blog I am easily distracted.

I posted some work in progress pictures last year and thought I would post what I have completed so far.

Baccus figures, they are just lovely! Based in battalions for infantry and two/three squadrons for cavalry on 80mm x 40mm bases. 
The single based cavalry unit represents a single squadron, the Guards I think?

15mm Fantasy-The Empire of Men

 So here are the largest contingent that I have done for my fantasy collection.  I was fortunate to buy a very large job lot of Blue Moon Italian Wars figures, some figures painted but most unpainted.  I already have a large amount of painted Landsknechts and Gendarmes so I was able to use the excess to fill up the ranks of my fantasy Empire armies.  I have used livery and standards from the Warhammer Empire world really love the way they look.

Here are a few of pictures......

Handgunners, painted as Nuln and double handed swords in the background, Altdorf I think?

Another view of the double handed swordsmen, some halberdiers and a unit of Sterland light horse, think Border Horse.

Two units of pikes on their painting sticks.  Not quite sure which city state they represent, I think Reichland?

Mounted Reichsguard knichts

A pike block with doublehanded swordsmen and halberdiers to the fore.

Some commanding nobles.

Reichland pike?

I really like the look of these miniatures and they army as a whole.  I will try and do a completed picture once I get home.

Saturday, 26 June 2021

15mm Fantasy-Stygian Grand Mage on Beast

Finally gave this previously painted beast so crew...

It was made to represent the Grand Mage of the Stygian Empire giving him mobility and protection of the field of battle and generally look awesome! 

The beast is a Games Workshop triceratops and the figures are a mix from my spares box.


15mm Fantasy-Battle Valor Ocr Tribe Complete

I completed the early posted Battle Valor Orc Tribe to join my 15mm fantasy collection.  These figures are great and paint up really well look great en-mass.

They are on the larger size and are quite bulky but they fit in with my image of the varied tribes that make up the race of Orcs.....and as they have woolly mammoths I cold imagine these being from the northern reaches of the world.

Anyway here they are...........................

The whole tribe, lots of hefty orc warriors on foot and some great individuals.

The orc warriors have some help from their friends, the trolls.

A little bit of shooty support.  Not that the orcs favour this form or war as it is not orcy enough to kill your enemy from afar!

The heavies.....a few units of trolls to smash the foes to pieces.

Mammoths and crushers, the only mounted elements of the tribe.

Big Boss and war leaders....

This is just one of the many Orc or Goblin tribes that form my hordes.