Saturday, April 29, 2017

Burgundian? heavy artillery

I've had this Zvezda bombard for a while and could not decide whether it should have 1:72nd crew or 28mm. Finally with quite a number of late medieval components ready to be built I've opted for 1:72.

There are a good  number more crew, but on a 60mm wide base these three work ok.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Minimum II/37 Parthians complete!

Whether I end up adding foot, or not, I've finished the 4x4Kn cataphracts and 8x2LH horse archers required to get Parthians on a table. As opponents of both Early Impie and MidImpie Romans they are a very useful side to have.

HaT and DBA3.0 set me a puzzle

What to do about Parthian foot, if anything? HaT's foot number six, three archers three javelin. The 3.0 options include: 2 Ps (archers), 2 3Ax (mountaineers which could be javelin and handaxe) and those swap with 2 3Bw (city militia)!

The way I see these elements, I can add in one skythian foot archer to make the 4 Ps minis needed, 3 skythian handaxe minis to make the number of Ax minis needed, and rope in Roman Auxiliary eastern archers if I want the 6 Bw minis the city militia would need.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Parthians half done

I'm halfway through the minimum build required for Parthians. Two heavy, four lights.  It's going well, the bases look good.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Base for Italiots

I hate making bases, I'm just not good at it. But I knew I had to have something for the various 'home' sides set in Italy. Inspired by plastic dominoes that were all the rage here a year or so ago, with bits of wood and cork added. This is a 'cross-section' concept by the way. I use the same effect for my Gallic base.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ready to base

There have been many small steps - and I hope to simplify with the next lot - but this shows the second unusual technique, full terrain finish on each mini before basing.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

First run, adding gear

This takes the first stage to just about the point where I'm ready to add terrain texture to each base. Weapons/standards are glued on using strong pva glue. It dries clear, this is about the third pass dotting glue on. Once dry I can varnish the weapons ready for paint. The varnish will strengthen the bond further.