Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Old Bones

Two recent additions to my old CItadel Miniatures Undead collection, from the good old days. One the left a trooper from the Nightmare Legion Regiment of Renown and on the right, an old caveman with a handy club! This week I have also been working on the Napoleonics again, some Austrian Jagers in pike grey, and I will hopefully have some free time this weekend to finish off a couple of these.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Change is as good as a rest (II)

Not a great photo, but heres a Turco Drummer finally finished too. I started a unit of Turco's (Tirailleurs Algeriens) back in 1991, and am still working on it! Very early in the war of 1870 they launched wave after wave of counter attacks with the bayonet at the Battle of Froeschwiller/Woerth, suffering huge losses each time they advanced (The 2nd Turco's lost 93% of their effective strength).

Change is as good as a rest

Back from my weeks 'rest' and Stag. Spent some time in Scotland at the Connect music festival (horrible weather reduced campsite to a muddy mire that looked very much like some WWI battlefield) climbed a Munro (Ben Lomond) and enjoyed the fine cooking of my fiancee's mum (including a fine bacon sandwich eevry morning!).

I survived my stag in York with 15 'comrades' relatively intact, Weather was great and held myself up well in drinking terms. Obviously I was forced to wear a dress (including 'pearls') and run the gauntlet of 30 people blasting away at me on the paintball battlefield...but i'm still alive!

Well, back to the 'job'. I've found rotating what i'm painting much more enjoyable than sitting block painting one battalion of minis at a time, so here's a bit of evidence of some recent alternative paintjobs. My Franco-Prussian War miniatures have been a long time project, here's a couple of Wurttemberg infantrymen.