Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Armies clash in the middle of May


(This is a repost from amother blog and some of the content may be outdated. I just wanted to share the pix)

Life has been oh so toxic this month with a heatwave enveloping my city and midterm national elections. I have to game soon. Here are some posed pictures of two HotT armies I'm working on. One is a fantasy Greek army while the other is a fantasy Egyptian army. Not really a game, just a photo op.

 




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Late Roman Heavy Infantry

Hat Industries' set featuring the Roman heavy infantrymen of the Fourth century in 1:72.

















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Greek Light Infantry

Peltasts, archers and Thracians from the Zvezda Greek Infantry set in 1:72.











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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Space Rangers

28mm Warhammer 40K-esque Space Rangers from Nexus. These came in boxes of 5 troopers including a sergeant/NCO/leader and a choice of standard weapons and heavy weapons (a flamer, a plasma cannon and a heavy bolter/blaster)  so that a standard squad, heavy weapons squad or mixed squad can be formed. 

More on these boys at my wargaming blog:

Unboxing
A Not-Space Marines army WIP
Quick Battle


More soon!





Space Marines





Games Workshop Space Marines in 28mm.

In the fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000 created by Games Workshop, Space Marines are genetically modified superhuman soldiers, the elite warriors of the Imperium of Man.
These have been block paintedin green, in anticipation of a Dark Angels chapter. I'm not holding my breath though.




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Attack of the Red Devils!



 The distinctive maroon beret of the Parachute Regiment was first worn by the men of the Regiment when it went into action in North Africa in November 1942. The officers and men of the 1st Parachute Brigade, wearing this beret, were nicknamed the "Red Devils" by their German adversaries because of the fact that they were covered in red dust from the area in which they had been fighting (not for the fact they wore the Maroon Beret).
A few knock-off dimestore British paras on my wargame table.







Monday, September 16, 2013

Dimestore Field Artillery

Here are a few artillery pieces in HO with some figures. The guns are pretty rudimentary and are crew by a single gunner. These came with some china-made AFVs. The standing soldier came from a micro machines set.














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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

French Foreign Legion

I was lucky enough to find a box of the ESCI French Foreign Legion in 1:72. The box was old, creased and a bit yellowed but the box art isn't faded. A plus for me since I dig good box illustrations :)

These figures have been elusive for me since I had refrained from buying them when I was a kid since they didn't fit in the WW2 genre that was - in my mind - more popular. That is, until I got interested in 19th century adventure stories, especially with the aura of mystique that shrouded the French Foreign Legion.

Beau geste, anyone?

I was hooked! Sadly though, this set had vanished from local stores until recently when a collector decided to unload his set.

More on these fellows soon!

















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Thursday, September 5, 2013

R.I.P. Donald Featherstone




Donald Featherstone (1918-2013)

A known and well-recognized  pioneer of the miniature wargaming hobby, Donald Featherstone passed away at 95 last September 3, 2013.