Thursday 29 November 2018

The Long Dark?

My Computer has been hacked and I will probably loose the internet tomorrow at some time.

So this is just to say no posts for a while, Maybe permanently.

Don't Know yet.

So "So long and thanks for all the fish!"

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Still not got act together

Sorry NO aar today. I still have not found the time. (I hope in the next few days).

Until then I have finished another knight for Lion Rampant. As such it is one of my OLD Bretonian Knights from Games Workshop. Clearly part of the Black, white, Purple troop. So it will fit into my second unit. I did not know (Until I checked on the internet) that both Orange and Purple were legal heraldic colours.  Still live and learn. As soon as I found that out the colour choice was clear to me. And an Old Games workshop figure is given a new lease of life.  I am sure most of you will already have noted that and used Purple and Orange in your heraldry. Yeah I am a bit behind the times.

While this does not finish the second unit of knights it is now a step closer.

Talking of a step closer. here are the Wild west (western) 15mm figures I still have to re-base and touch the paint up. In some cases a total re-paint. The sand yellow bases are my 20-30 year old ones, (and they do need a re-paint)
While the ones on the green bases are a gift from Peter. (And guess what they also need a re-paint). Here is what there is in total. Left to right)
  • 7 Mounted figures with Long arms.
  • 8 Mounted figures with pistols.
  • 12 Civilians un armed) for use as Liability bases.
  • 16 +8 Rifle armed towns men
  • 8pistol armed townsmen.
  • 1 BUFFALO (back row)
  • 1 Pack mule.
  • 2 mounted Scouts. (I can use them as leaders)
  • 1 Wagon with supplies,
  • 1 broken and unarmed figure.
This is VERY nearly enough for a "Townsmen" group ready to play "Western Rules By Peter Pig. I shall of course need a few extra packs but only 2-3 packs. For example Townsmen are not allowed more than one unit mounted!
So that's it  for now more again soon.  And I have an AAR to do when I get the chance!

All the best Clint

Tuesday 27 November 2018

"Keep those cattle moving .Rawhide!"

Yes more 15mm western stuff. Firstly a big than you to Peter who gave me a LOAD of 15mm  Western stuff on Sunday. It is  Very much appreciated.

Secondly Here is my 2nd Cavalry unit. Again these are Table top Games figures now available from (LINK ) Alternative Armies. As there are only 11 figures this unit shall be expanded in the near future. Just have to get an order together soon.

While at present they do have a command officer they do not have a bugler or a flag and that is something I am Keen to rectify. They are the maximum size for a veteran unit so 2 additional stands wil be enough to make them the maximum size for an average unit.

Again I have gone for 10th Cavalry or if you prefer "Buffalo Soldiers!" this keeps them in continuity with other figures already painted.

 But it does not stop there. I have also painted up 6 stands of Texas Long Horn Cattle. I strongly believe these are Minifigs from back in the day, many centuries ago.

This should (fingers crossed) represent partial cover squares, or at least the indicators for those squares. . I have been mad aware that they are still in production. needless to say these will work better for "Cattlmen" than US army, but for now at least that is another thing crossed off the list

Thanks for looking today I shall try to post again tomorrow as I have a Burps AAR to report on.

Until  then all the best Cint