Thursday, December 2, 2010

IV/54c Medieval Scandinavian, Swedish

I have been interested in this army for some years now. I was interested in having a Littoral army with both an ART and a low aggression. Something about a waterway and a BUA at the same time. Sounded cool. I bought the CB some years ago with a gift certificate from Time portal hobbies for a DBA tourney. I recently picked up the ART and the BD from ebay. The Knight figures I had from the 100YWE army I bought years ago as well.
This is the first army I made with snow on the stands. I use a paste from Deco art called snow-tex. works great and hardens in about three hours.

Friday, November 19, 2010

III/70a Georgian

This is the first army I have painted in months. I guess I have finally settled down in Kansas and have begun to paint again. I have been compensating for my lack of painting by purchasing more lead...go figure. I picked up this army at Recruits 2010.
The general has my first attempt at making a cape with putty. I think it turned out fine.
The spear are slightly different. I would have preferred to have all three stands the same figures. The recruits/mercs will have to do.
Yes, I only took two of the possible four LH. Not like me at all.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

II/13 Samnites

I bought these OG figures back at NASHCON in 2004ish. I have been tinkering with them for some time now and finally got a wild hair to paint them. I varied the tunic color for my own sanity and only painted two shields per pattern to give it a little diversity.
The All and powerful General, Not! Cv General is here but when everyone else heads for the hills or trees what does he do?
I originally was going to paint the Ax into two legions with a 'command' stand for each. Those figures got used for some other army so away wen that idea.
Maybe I should call them Sam's Knights to give them inspiration for the open pool table like boards they might find themselves on?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Post Mongol Samurai Wb

This is the Wb Option from the army. I have become demoralized while working on the Bd option and have put this away for now.

IV/3 Anglo-Normans

Yes, Cheesie Cheater army. However, Since I had the Normans already it made sense to make the rest of the options. Tony gave me the wagon and I think the priests are from Museum miniatures. The horses are Essex and the two bow men are OG. Much to my irritation I was not thinking when I put glued two stands together to make the 80mm stand that I could not do is actually 90mm. opps. People will just have to get over it.
The two spear and the extra Bw option
Here are the dismounts. It is a cheesie cheater army in my book. I wanted to do both the Sp and Bd option for dismounts however I really did not want to spend the extra time or pick up another pack of troops to make it happen so I just made it two Sp and two Bd per stand. I figure I will just tell people what they are dismounting into at the beginning of the game.

Low Countries Addition

Had a great time completing this army with the Pk General option as well as a support Pk for him. No idea if I will ever use this option but had the what the heck. Like the huge two handed sword for a leader, he must have pike envy?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I/27 Early Hebrew

I purchased these figures in an army pack from eBay about three months ago for 5 bucks. I guess nobody wanted to out bid me. Personally, I just wanted to play with a Ax General. Sounded like fun at the time. They have been sitting half painted for about two months and needed finished. I am trying to finish up all the loose projects before I head home from Korea.
I made all the Ax have shields and the Wb have none to differentiate between the two troop types.

Friday, May 7, 2010

III/47 Pecheneg

I have been eyeballing this army for some years now and finally found figures I liked best. The mounted are all OG and the Wwg are Museum. I know they are A-historical in color. I wanted them to look colorful and gypsy'ish. I had a lot of fun painting the shields and the designs on the wagons.
The General and four of the Lh. The Cv are from the Asiatic range. More for Mongols then Pecheneg but they seemed to fit the look I wanted.
More Lh
Firstly, These wagons are one pain in the butt to put together. They both have huge amounts of putty. This first wagon, I wanted to have a flowering vine feel. I added the drivers seat assembly. It was made from wood and attached with plan glue. I made it wider then wagon so I could perhaps place two figures on it in the future.
The blue wagon is way out in 'Flower Child' range. I wanted something bold and bright, I think I got it. The roster on the tailend was ensipred by a gypsy painting I found on the internet. Added a nice flare in my opinion. Nothing historical about them, but I like how they turned out.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I/25 c and d Koreans DBA-RRR

Finished!!, This is a combination of the DBA base Yi Koreans and the I/25c and d Koreans from DBA-RRR. I did not paint all the options available but painted what I thought I might use at some point.
Some of the flags used photographed in the Korean War Museum.
My additional ART piece. Not completely happy with the construction of the model but I think it gets the job done. I figured since the other Korean ART had a flag this one needed one too. I utilized two guerrilla figures to form the crew since OG does not make any.
The General 'O' and the other LH and PS options.
Three more Pk options giving the army a total of five.
Two 5Wb and the only Bd available.
The last two elements I painted. These are from the Ming line of OG. I used them for the Korean shot because they were available and the Koreans were greatly influenced by the Chinese during this period.

Friday, April 16, 2010

'O' the Korean General

'O', the Proud and fearless (so far, he has not had to fight) leader of the DBA-RRR Choson Koreans. His army awaits.

IV/78 Yi 'Choson' Koreans

The pictures of the flags are from the Korean War Museum in Seoul. I was excited to use designs from what I had seen. In the DBA-RRR army mod more of the flag designs were used.
I finished the last stands for the Yi Koreans last night. I have been delayed completing the army because I got stuck on the three Cv elements. When stuck, I put things away and work on something else like the Gauls and Alexander and usually find myself coming back to it after awhile. The Old Glory figures used in this army are absolutely the best OG have out! Crisp, clean and with a variety of poses per pack. You might notice the labels on the stands, I am tracking kills for each stand in DBA-RRR and this is the base army for my I/25 Korean list 'Choson' Renaissance army soon to be posted.
The trouble makers....I chose the General with the fan so that he would stand out from the rest of the formation. The figure variation was great for the Cv.
The LH, enough said!:)
The foot, the army has a splattering of different troop types. The colors were influenced by Perry miniatures home page.
The Hd and the ART were alot of fun to put together. I looked at the ART as Chinese rocketeers. Of course they needed a flag to wave around so that the enemy could honorably fire back, right?

Monday, April 12, 2010

II/12 Alexandrian Macedonians

Here is the mod for my Later Macedonians to morph into Alex's army. The Pk, Ax, and Lh are the same from the other army
I wanted Alex to have a standard to make him stand out a little from the Cv.
Alex's Ps. Alex's Ps have a the broad brimmed hats vs. the later Macedonians
His Artillery piece.

Friday, April 9, 2010

IV/42 Islamic Persians

Ahhh, The Persians are finally completed!! For someone that does not like to play with Cv, Eight is quite enough. I purchased these Essex from a DBA 1.1 army pack back in Nashville at a discount. This is the last one of those 50% off armies I bought back then, thank goodness. Much like the Gauls, I have begun, stopped, stripped, and repainted this army more then once. I just finally said to my self, " paint them or throw them away" So I painted them.
The General and his staff....and of course the Lh.
The first four Cv stands. I originally wanted this army to be drab with browns, greens, and grays...I obviously did not like how that turned out.
The other three
The Hd and the two Bw. These have been painted for almost four months starring at me to finish the mounted. It was one of my failed inspirational attempt to kick start my butt into painting the army. I failed until recently.