Thursday, 14 January 2016

Hastings Demo; Baggage Vignette

This piece was, actually, believe it or not about ten years in the making! Roughly a decade ago I needed a baggage base for one of WAB Campaign Days organised at Gripping Beast GQ by Martin Gibbons (author of the WAB 2 Book).

I never managed to find the time to get it completed, in fact, only the flesh on the men and the horse were done. Everything else has been painted recently. It has been a real eye opener as to just how much my style of painting has developed in that time. Today, I use at least five layers of major surfaces and back then it looks very much as though three was the max, when it came to highlighting. also, the leap between each layer was more pronounced and this can be seen very well if one examines the faces.

The miniatures are a mix of Crusader and Wargames Foundry, from their newer range of Anglo-Saxons.

Overall, I think that the base looks a bit sparse and could have done with one more mini adding to help complete the story; another lackey struggling with the baggage perhaps? Unfortunately I didn't realise this until the last minute and because of my busy painting schedule I didn't have the time to paint up another mini. C'est la Vie!

The colours are muted as they always are these days except perhaps on the horse and faces.

Paints were a mix of all sorts, AK, VMC, WF etc.

Bye for now.


  1. Great looking vignette. It is interesting to see how your own painting style can naturally change over time without noticing it.