The napoleonic era drew my interest ever since I started playing historical wargames. Whyle most of our local gamers play this period in 28mm there was never a real reason for me to start an army. The type of uniforms in this time are of such detail that painting a lot (and you need a lot) in this scale is just insane, especially because I always wanted to field a british highland brigade. Therefore the idea was shutdown in the planning phase. But a fellow gamer came to me with the brilliant idea to just go with 6mm instead of 28 for playing Warlord Games Black Powder.
For my ongoing Cartel/bank robbery guys projekt for Spectre Operations I decidet to do something new for the bases.
I wanted to give them the intention of standing inside a bank (or possibly the hacienda of an enemy cartel, who knows;). The bases will get a nice marble floor scattered with some fitting things like shells and bank notes.
Modern British Army section
For a bit of modern 28mm skirmish gaming I decidet to again build up a Black Watch unit. The miniatures I´m using are Empress Minatures British army soldiers. Other than my Bolt Action WWII project these dudes all wear camouflage uniforms so that was a hard thing to tackle.
A friend of mine started painting a swedish skirmish force for By Fire and Sword, but never finished it. Due to lack of time he didn’t finish or played it and sold me the whole deal.
If I really hate something about painting miniatures then it’s horses. One horse per army, well thats ok but a whole cavalry unit? Nope. Horses, especially 15mm ones are my painting nemesis. I had never started By Fire and Sword (BFaS from now on) in the first place because of the huge amount of horses to paint. I like the swedish and the polish armies a lot so there are always horses. Lucky for me, my friend started his paintjob with the horses. So no horses to paint for me at all.
a pathfinder battlegroup ready for some action
Usually I’m not that big into spaceship wargames. That’s because most of them only feature a straight up fight in the void. Dropfleet Commander on the other hand builds up conflicts and battles about conquest or reconquest of strategical objectives on planets (or space stations around them). That gives the game a really interesting playstyle in which you have to attack the enemy fleet and simultaneously drop your ground units via strike carriers to get boots on the ground. This and the gorgeous miniatures produced by Hawk Wargames finally lead me to buy a 2 player starter box.
To free up some space on my working table, I decided to finish up Katana and Killer Croc from the Batman Miniature Game. I’ve been working on them way too long and now i got several other projects, which need the space.
Although both of them are really cool minis, Katana was a pain in the ass to assemble.