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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Hobby updates (It's been a while)

As the post says it's been a while since I updated the blog. Work and life getting in the way!

But a few work in progress pics to show things are coming along slowly:

Soviet Scout teams for Chain of command...basing done just a few details to add

Just need a junior leader to make a full squad

Plus a 4th squad for my Chain of Command late war Germans. An extra squad is a support choice in the Game and I am modelling this one to be an "odds-and-sods" squad made up of Battalion rear-echelon troops who will be used to bolster the main platoon

finally some random Napoleonic Prussians from Front Rank because...why not?

So evidence I am still plugging away at projects.  I have almost finished the Chain of Command project. So this year I'll turn my attention back to Marengo and this year also focus on Games Workshops Necromunda skirmish game.

Monday, 4 September 2017

back to Marengo

well its been a while - work and a long hot summer have kept me away from the paints. The weather here has been so warm the paint would dry on my brushes before reaching the figures!

Anyway it looks like autumn is around the corner so back to the painting it is - and back to the Marengo project which has been lacking some love recently.

so, a couple of Work in progress pics. This time a Battalion of French Guard

just command, basing and a stray figure in one company to do.

The Consular Guard fought at Marengo and the Scenario calls for 1 battalion. I think the Consular Guard were a mix of Grenadiers and Chasseurs but my battalion are just Grenadiers.

more pics when they are finished!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Chain of Command German support

To support the German Core Platoon I painted up some support elements.  So far I have 1 mortar, 1 hmg and a Panzerschrek team.  I also have figures for a second Mortar and MG, an additional squad, a senior leader and a mine field.  I'm tempted by some armour as well.

So here is the Panzershreck

The Mortar

and the MG

Soviet Platoon for chain of Command done (almost)

So it's been a while since I last and life getting in the way!

But I finally got round to basing the Soviet Core Platoon for Chain of Command. I had painted them a while back but didn't base them...but here they are, bases finished.

I have only based 2 and a half squads - ran out of the last few MDF bases! So...:

1st Squad

1st Squad Sergeant

LMG team

Rifle Section

2nd Squad

LMG team

Squad leader Sgt

Half of 3rd Squad

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Back to the Naps

Well its been a while since I did any Napoleonics trying to get some quick wins by finishing most of my Chain of Command and BloodBowl projects. Before i get cracking on more of the AB Early French for Marengo, here are a couple of WIP shots of the 28mm Front Rank french reinforcement packs - painted as the Joseph Napoleon Regiment:

These figures were a joy to paint. I only ordered 1 pack as a sample but I think I will definately order more to complete the battalion. The figures are great....I'm almost considering calling time on the 18mm and going all out on the 28mm.... I just have some tidying up and basing to do.  Then back to Marengo!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Da Evil Gitz - Goblins for Bloodbowl

Well now that the Marienburg Corsairs are done, time for some opponents for them to play against.  The Nu Orc Jetz are still on the painting table, but I also have a goblin team - "Da Evil Gitz"

Goblins in Bloodbowl are team you only play for laughs.  They aren't tough enough to mix it with the other teams (except maybe halflings) but they are devious and have access to a range of special weapons that the other teams don't have.

so without further ado, here's a test figure for Da Evil Gitz:

Для товарища Сталина! - Soviets for Chain of Command

As promised here are the first shots of the Soviets for chain of command.

First is the senior leader platoon commander

and one of the support elements for the core platoon - a flame thrower team

More to follow!