Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

Please share images of a project on you work bench here or on facebook.

Post by Fencing Frog Gaming Adventures.

Monday, October 20, 2014

World Spinner Kickstarter

I one of my old RPG Gaming friends suggested this Kickstarter to me and I have to say it looks like a great on.  You can build a world and it out populates it with nations of various cultures and so forth.  I'm strongly considering backing this to create a world for the Grand Duchy of D'Argent.  Its worth checking out.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More Winged Hussarii

 Not much to say about these guys that I didn't say on one of the previous two post so enjoy the pictures

Friday, October 17, 2014

Winged Husarii comand

With my decision to only put two men to a stand left me with some extra troops
I decided to make one of the two mace wielding unit commander figures into command stand
Again I did a winter base for the stand.  I also  used some putty to raise the base so it looks like our officer has climbed a small rise for a better look at the situation.
His escort carries a flag that comes with the set from By Fire and Sword supplying "historically inspired flags" to use the company's own words is a great touch and a nice value.
I picked the flag with the Madonna and child icon for my commander (there is also a flag with a cross).
The command stand I used fits nicely with the bases provided with the figures so he can easily lead a column of men into battle.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Winged Husarii

These excellent miniatures are from "By Fire and Sword" and I won them in a raffle at Huzzah! in 2013.   I'm very pleased with the results the figures have a lot of detail and even come with flags and lance pennants.  The sculpts are excellent though the wings are a bit fiddly to deal with and the horses legs aren't quite as robust as I might like them.  Also be careful those lances are sharp.
Fire and Sword has three to base but I found this overly crowded and decided that two to a base would be more workable and give me more of a chance to decorate the bases.  I went with a winter theme using Army Painter's products snow, tundra tufts and some wasteland tufts for contrast.
This gave me some extra men I mounted 4 of them on 1 inch square stands compatible with Maurice. So in addition to two Fire and Sword units I also have one unit for Maurice.
By lucky coincidence on of these stand and two Fire and Sword stands and one Maurice stand gives the proper frontage for a Maurice unit.
You can see a unit of this nature facing off with a unit of Maurice infantry.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WIP Wednesday

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dark Age Bases and Banner

When I unveiled my Dark Age leaders for my campaign with John I had not yet based them and their was the little matter of getting a banner.  Also John has done some creative writing relating to his end of the campaign take a look here: Cronicle of Iohannes
 Given that my Lords name is Cuthwulf the Red  the red wolf banner seemed a natural fit.
The Banner came from Don't throw a 1 and its one of several excellent options available there and its not just dark ages.
 The flowers are Army Painter and the leaves are Secret Weapon I used them with my Civil War armies in 15mm and they work even better with 25mm figures.
 Cuthwulf and his champion have a similar basing arrangement a mix of flowers and leaves.
 For my Pagan priestess I went with a winter arrangement the snow and turf pieces are all from Army painter.
The snow covered turf looks great but I have one warning, lots of fluff will pop off them and its very fine fluff so next time I use it I think a dust mask may be in order.