Monday, 23 May 2011

WW2 pics

paras move in to the town
Germans take position

the enemies close

looking for targets

flame on
Pats paras prepare to rush the defences

whats left of Pats paras......

sniper team in action

A few more pics of the Rules of engagement game from Daves a few weeks back. The higlight for me had to be Pats paras, after getting the worse of the firefight decide a headlong rush across the street is the answer. trouble is it in front of dug in Gemrans with MG42s.
As you can tell in the second from last picture, it ended in tears....

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Triarii unit finished

You may well be getting a little bored of seeing these dudes by now, but I thought I would do another shot, this time including three more spearmen and a leader. Originally I was going to do fifteen man units but I have settled (for now) with twelves. Something different coming very soon

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Finished the Triari!

I have finished my first batch of Etruscans and what lovely figures they are to!
They took a while to paint and as you can see I eventually went for the more colourful red and white plumage, which I am glad I did.

These boys are the start of my Republican Roman WAB army and will represent the Triari of the Italian allied legion. Not sure what size to make the unit as I haven't played with the manipular rules yet. I was aiming for 15 but now I am thinking of down sizing to 12 so I can have more units to get the right checkerboard look. After a few games I may well change it if I lose ;0)

I am toying with the idea of making some terrain tiles and what the above figures are standing on is a test piece.
I am happy with the earth colour but not to sure whether to paint grass or glue on static grass? 

Now on to Aventine miniatures to order a few more!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Aventine Etruscans WIP 1.2

That last photo was a poor show, so I thought I would take a cople more as the figures are worth the effort.
I haven't got any further with the painting but hope to have the unit of 15 finished this week. Just need to decide on the colour scheme...

Aventine Etruscans WIP1

I started working on these last night and I have to say they are some of the best figures I have painted for a long while. lots of lovely detail which makes them slower to paint but in the end they will be worth it. I just need to decide what colour to do the shields and the adornments on the helmet. I was thinking of white shields and red and white feathers and horsetails but now they are nearly finished black looks good, or am I just being lazy?
Anyway I have promised myself that I must finish these and the Tarrentine cavlry before placing my order for a legion or three....

ps excuse the poor quality pic, better ones to follow soon as they are finished