Sunday, 27 January 2008

Saturday, 26 January 2008

sea peoples slingers?


Mounted bowmen with lance - i am stumped

Fierce slingers

more mongols?

Donnington, Falcon? Mongols for that matter??

4 horse chariot - Asyrians?

These are the crew of the 4 horse chariot.

Cavarly - Mongol?

He looks fierce but I have no idea where he is from. Mongol?

Help needed in identifying figures

Any idea what these are? I am guessing Egyptians possibly from Donnington Miniatures. (Click on photo to enlarge)

Thursday, 3 January 2008

More lead

More lead has arrived. At this rate I had better order some more paints and brushes!

Today's post has brought me some Boxer Rebellion troops:

50 x British and Russian Sailors
50 x Italian Bersalergi, German Sea Battalion and Civilians
50 x Chinese Boxers
50 x Chinese Imperial Troops
25 x Chinese Cavalry
10 x Chinese Artillery

In December I purchased a 15mm mud and wooden fort which will go nicely with this range. Tuku Fort here I come!

At the same time I topped up my WW2 figures for my Staligrad Campaign:

50 x Waffen SS
100 x German Rifles
50 x German in greatcoats
50 x Russian Tommy Gunners
50 x Russian Sailors
25 x Russian Cossack Cavalry - to pick off the straglers!
6 x Russian Heavy Mortars

I ordered these from Grandiosity, USA. With the dollar being weak (or is the Swiss Franc strong?) it was still cheaper to order and ship them from the USA than the UK. Crazy. Price aside I recommend the service of these chaps it was top notch.

Boxer figures are Old Glory (my first and I do like the look of them) and WW2 Command Decision (of which I have loads).

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

close ups

1) Drummer and Grenadier

2) Fusilier

3) Officer and Standard Bearer

4) one of each

7yw - raw

I know that Jeff and J-L are getting anxious that I am not spending enough time on my 7YW painting so I will make a special effort for them in Jan 08! ;)

Tonight I got out my Prussian foot and sorted them out. Apart from the size of the mountain of lead that I face, the figures don't look very impressive!
This small mountain is just ONE battalion of Prussian foot (72 figures). I have chosen Minifigs as they offer a good old style in 15mm.

Moldovian 1711

More units for my "East meets West" (Moldovian campaign of 1711) take to the field. Three very large battalions of 48 musketeers that could quite easily pass for either Moldovians, Wallachians or Transylvanians (Ottoman allies).

I continue to be very greatful for the information that Nick from the Old School Wargame discussion forum sent me on the Campaign. Inspirational stuff and from which most of what I am doing is based.