Saturday, 30 June 2012

Back to the Brushes 26

A few WIP pictures of various items that are on the painting table at present. Firstly, there are more foederati for the Late Romans. This base will represent a veteran or command stand in the allied troops  complete with priest, standard and raving dog. 

The figures are from Gripping Beast and the front three shields are all hand painted. Hopefully will manage to get a few more completed on this stand over the weekend.

Next up is another Impetus based project, this time the Late Romans in 10mm. These figures have been gathering dust since a failed Warmaster Ancients purchase and very nearly went on sale recently. They were saved from the auctions by a few nearby gamers playing Impetus in 15mm, so they are being slowly painted and based for Impetus on bases for 15mm games. The figures are from Pendraken and are surprisingly good to paint.

The last two pictures are of ongoing rebasing projects for Napoleonics for Age of Eagles and Shako and the English Civil War for Impetus Baroque. Slow progress is being made on both, with the English Civil War being nearest to completion.

Thats all for now.


Thursday, 28 June 2012

Imperium Sine Fine 8

The last post mentioned that there would be something a little different, well here it is the Late Roman army that is painted and based to date.  All of the original pictures had a lovely green cast to them undoubtedly due to operator error. Rather than waste the pictures and time taken they are all shown here in sepia to give the feel for the army as deployed.

The above two picture show the foederatii allies at present with at least another three units of heavy foot planned as well as between two and four stands of bow armed skirmishers. This will give a reasonable number of units for Impetus as well as enough for a Basic Impetus army too.

These pictures below show the main elements of the army with the heavy foot in six bases. Figures here are a mixture of Foundry and Gripping Beast.

The main battle line deployed with both archers in support and as skirmishers. There another two bases of archers in support planned for the main battle line.

Light cavalry covering the flank in depth. Here there are more bases than the army list would allow but all have been shown for aesthetics.

"On my mark, unleash hell," from the supporting scorpions and ballista units shown here with all the shooty death types in the one place.

Below are the four stands of the Menapii Seniores  with skirmishers to the front and rear. This was the planned visual effect for these units from the start.

Another unit of light foot, these have the same shield designs as two stands of heavy foot and if figures allow there will be a unit of skirmishers to match.

The first of the medium and heavy cavalry bases. The spear on the lead figure above broke off during taking these pictures. Thankfully this was the only casualty.

The pictures below show as much as possible the army fully deployed. This deployment is purely for the photographs but does show the army to its best.

As all the figures have been left step up as shown, if time permits over the next few days, hopefully there will be a few full colour pictures to show as well.

Hope you all found this worth while.

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Imperium Sine Fine 7

Here is the final base for the Menapii Seniores. These figures have been enjoyable to paint and the use of a historical unit to base them on has help in the painting. When time allows there will be some pictures of all four stands together to show the planned effect of the bases.

The figures are from the Foundry range of Late Romans and sadly are the last in the lead mountain for this army. Like many gamers and painters some projects are just never finished and the Late Romans would be in point here. Still to come are Cataphracts, mounted archers - both Roman and Hunnic, more infantry including heavy foot, light foot, archers, skirmishers and casualty markers. All that plus more foederatii than is good for the eyes. Nearly all of the above list has come from the boys at Gripping Beast over the years either directly or indirectly through that online auction thingy.

The shields are have been finished with Little Big Men transfers.

The above picture shows how the figures have been based for light infantry in open order. This reflects the first base creating a denser centre with figures out to the sides when both bases are placed side by side.

Next up will be some pictures of the current work on the painting table plus something just a little bit different.

Cheers for now

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

And now for Something Completely Different 4

Another Northern Dwarf is ready to take the field for Songs of Blades and Heroes. This figure also brings some scenery to the fray if needed.

The inspiration behind this warband for Songs of Blades and Heroes came from Nick Cave's Red Right Hand as each member of the warband has something red on; in some cases it is even the right hand. This leaves only two more Dwarves to paint to complete the warband before moving on to the High Elves.

The standing stones will fit in well with both SAGA and Songs of Blades and Heroes and to be fair could be used in Impetus as well. Always pleased with items that can be used in a variety of games and periods, so much better value for money.

Cheers for now.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Imperium Sine Fine 6

A few pictures of another skirmisher stand for the Foederatti for the Late Romans. Both figures are from Gripping Beast and the shield has a Little Big Men transfer applied, somewhat roughly.

This picture shows the duff eye painting, which should really get re-done but most likely will slip past quality control.

Another casualty marker for either Impetus or SAGA depending on the need. This figure is from the Old Glory Dark Ages range.

Next up will be completed pictures of the final stand of the Menapii Seniores Light Infantry.

Cheers for now

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Imperium Sine Fine 5

At last the first pictures of the recently completed Foederatii Cavalry for use as Late Roman allies and foes. The figures are from Gripping Beast and the shields are a mixture of hand painted and Little Big Men Transfers.

The centre and right hand figure as view have been painted to fit in with other figures previously painted some years ago.

The picture above shows why varnishing before taking photographs is a good idea. The next set of pictures shows the above stand mixed in with original figures from the unit all recently re-based for Impetus.

There will be some pictures of all the Foederatii together following shortly.

Cheers for now