Tuesday, 18 July 2017

10mm Finnish army.

Managed to finish off the last of my Finnish forces a week or so ago. Now that they're done the next step is to flock these and the Russians to match each other and then buy some tanks and trucks etc for the Russians to round off the forces.

These will of course be used for BKC2 but if we get round to it, we're going to try using some of them in Chain of Command as well, see how that feels scale wise.

More Cultists

Returning to some stuff that I actually did last month and never got round to posting up seeing as I'm perpetually bad at trying to stick to a schedule on this kind of thing. The next batch of cultists, alongside the scifi ones these are the ones outfitted with more modern weapons, (a variety of stuff from the remains of a ww2 plastic weapons sprue and my bits box) Likely to be used for the likes of a Cthulhu type game or IHMN etc and in keeping with the scifi ones and the fantasy still to come.

Some Scifi

Now that the Mordheim campaign season is finished next up is likely to be something Scifi before we return to Mordheim. So I dug out some scifi bands that might be of use for the likes of Scrappers, Rogue Stars etc.

Despite being old bands, I've never got round to adding them here so that I have picture access for ease of making up rosters.

Monday, 15 May 2017


So finished off the main part of my Russian Army for BKC, I've been alternating between Russian and Finnish forces on the painting table and these were the first to be finished. Still need to get some support options, Armour, antitank, etc. But this is well more than enough to get started with as I'm planning to try them with Chain of Command at some point, see how we get on pretending that they're 15mm with some winter war action against the Finns.

Once the Finnish are done I'll flock the bases in one big batch to ensure that it's uniform across the forces.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Scifi Cultists

The other one I've managed to complete recently was some cultists for Rogue Stars (Primarily) They're the cultists from Northstar with the resin scifi bits pack. I've deliberately left them dirty after their ink wash as I think that fits a bit better. The rest of the box was assembled with a mix of modern (ish) rifles and smg's to be used within IHMN or a more modern Cthulhu type game, with the remainder done using standard fantasy type weapons, however I'm sure cultists even in the modern age wouldn't be above using a big axe or sword so I'll be keeping with the same colour scheme throughout all of them.

6mm Scifi?

All the talk of playing Dirtside II again had me digging these out and finishing them off and adding a few Infantry stands to see how they compared for size.

So a command tank, 2 sets of 3 GEV Tanks, 3 VTOLS, 2 Missile systems and 6 infantry stands. They're GZG models that I bought in my first year at Uni (24 years ago, when you ordered blind from a paper catalogue that you had to pay to get posted out to you!) I'd need a few more to make up a decent force, but they'll work fine alongside my existing Modern Soviets if it's required.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Some Romans

I got these chaps down at Vapnartak as my main purchase for the day. So they're all assembled and these are the first 2 groups painted up. Basing and shields will wait until I'm finished the rest and will get done in one go. I'm still swithering about whether to get shield transfers or not. I quite like how they make the shields look with the nice big dirty bit on the bottom and the marks and scratches over them. But it still feels a bit like cheating, I'm just not sure I could actually manage to do anywhere near as good a job myself.

The poses of the models are disappointingly fixed and the arm options are almost all the same, I ended up subbing in some arms left over from my Dark age warriors and vikings for a little more variety. Either way, the armoured ones will do for making the elite unit for my Dux Brit British and will be used for Broken Legions and I think there should be enough for the new Roman Age Saga variant as well.  So all in all a good win win on usability.