Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Blast From The Past VII, Italo-Norman Army

Hi and welcome to another Blast From The Past......

Well, it's been a few weeks so I thought that I ought to pull out the old camera and take a few snaps of at least one of the armies that I promised before the WHW Weekend. So, for now it's the turn of my Italo-Normans. There are still a few bits and bobs that I want to include in the army such as more variation in the Coloni, the addition of a few more Italian/Spanish looking Milites and commands, a unit of Elite Militia and a couple of big units of Levied Militia. There are even a few camp (not that sort of camp!) vignettes that are planned that are actually sitting on my painting table right now. But then again so are my British Kingdoms, my HYW English and my Hamdanid Arabs!!! Hmmm..... I guess it's a case of what grabs my attention first.........

Pics of a few of the British Kingdoms units to follow soon........

Army General
Army Standard Bearer
Mounted Milites One
Close ups

Mounted Milites Two
Close ups
Mounted Milites ThreeClose ups

Coloni with Javelins
Close ups
Coloni with Slings
Crossbows close ups

Serjeants with Crossbows One
Serjeants with Crossbows Two

Aghlibad Arab Heavy Cavalry
Close ups

Aghlibad Arab Light Cavalry
Close ups

Monday, 3 December 2012

A Blast From The Past V

On Sunday I got back from a great weekend at HWHQ and the WHW campaign weekend. It was Age of Arthur all the way for me. special thanks to Jim Sweeney for lending me an army [as mine wasn't finished- yep I know, the shame ;o)] , also to James morris and Steve Jones for running a seamless campaign that was packed with laughs and last but not least all my oponents (Dave, Jack, Ivre, James, and all the skirmishers!) who played within the true spirit of the game and provided a lot of entertainment.
I'm not going to prattle on so I'm here's a few pics that I have selected for your perusal:

There are many more pics and if you have a mind to you can see them all here on the SADWAB Forum:

Here too:

Hope you enjoyed them......



Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Blast From The Past IV

Blast from the Past IV: Did He or Didn't He?

Continuing with the series of Blast From the Past posts.....

For all you chaps and chappesses out there that are wondering if I managed to finish the army in time for the WHW WAB Campaign weekend, here's the lowdown..........

So, painted all through the night on Thursday evening and into Friday morning! Got everything to the point where I had only the Kontos and Shields to do on the last unit. Packed clothing, soap, brushes, paint etc. Jumped into Andrews car and headed over to the East of bonny Scotland and pressed on south to Notts. Hit the hotel early due to the chaps at Foundry having the audacity to take the Bank holls off. Opened mini case to find that I had leaft the riders sitting in my studio........

Tears welled up in my eyes, well almost, I'm a tough little critter you see ;o) Erm.... not!
Later on that evening as the beer started flowing tears welled up in my Scottish companions eyes as the full hilarious realisation of what it meant to have a unit of just horses grace the battlefield would look like :o))))))) I have to admit that it was quite funny. Just not that funny :o)

The GB chaps came to my rescue the next day and furnished me with a unit of suitably tough looking bu#$ers. Nice of them to be so quick about it, but not before they had raised a smile at my predicament.....

Anyway, I am pleased to announce that the army is finished and that I intend to expand upon it a little here and there so I can use it to cover a few morte bases, Fall of the West, Heraclian Byzantine that sort of thing. Pics will be making an appearence soon, but I'm snowed under with painting at the moment so it may be a day or two. Oh, and there's Cannonade in Falkirk tomorrow (a most excellent show for anyone who hasn't been).

The pics above are of the excellent GB display at WHW. A sight to behold........