Been a while

February 11, 2010 2 comments

First let me apologize for the long hiatus from posting.  To be honest, I have enrolled in a graduate program and time, not to paint, but to photograph painted miniatures half decently, is at a real premium.  I also don’t have a real photo setup, so often find the pictures lacking.  Even so I wanted to get these up in the hope of getting some other people excited about finishing their Lasalle armies.

Anyway, here is a core French force with with additional 2 attacking units (1 Vet. & 1 Conscript) as well as the additional commander attacking offers.  The attacking units still need to get based, the paint is probably still drying as I type.  The SK bases and officers need a bit of paint as well.  Work was nice enough to call a snow day tomorrow and I hope to have the figures painted tomorrow.

Veteran Infantry

Conscript Infantry

Artillery, Officers (WIP), and SK Stands (WIP)

Dragoons

Casualty Figures

I saw on TMP that the Perry Bros are releasing Hussars and Dragoons.  Here is the plan for beefing out this army: a reserve battalion of plastic dragoons and a reserve battalion that consists of 1 large unit of Vistula Lancers (horses are already painted and lancers are primed!) and 1 Large Unit of plastic Hussars.  I know that this isn’t in the Lasalle rulebook, but I’ll work on mocking up a high quality pdf.  Think of the Flames of War online websites, except mine won’t be legal for anything….

And a teaser.  I finished the first rank of a Spanish core.  These guys are defenders, through and through, so I am not even planning on painting the attacking portion.  These guys were painted in 4 days, so don’t look too close. 🙂

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M&R / Spanish Update

November 23, 2009 1 comment

I was able to play a quite enjoyable game of M&R this weekend.  I really do need to get some pictures of my Spanish force up onto the blog.  Maybe I’ll find the time over the holiday weekend to do a bit of photography…

The game involved an Average Spanish General against a Good Turkish General.  Unfortunately the Spanish were still outnumbered!!  The board we played on was amazingly sparse, with with a small trickle of a stream on the Spanish left.  With so much open ground and so many Turkish light troops the Spanish were forced to deploy most of their army behind the river.  This led to a less than thrilling engagement as the Spanish bunkered and tried not to be flanked by all of the light cavalry (calvary for Barry).  I did stick a large unit of Spanish horse outside of the bunker so that I would have something to do.  Naturally this was a mistake as they failed to activate twice in a row AND I could not roll better than a 2 on all combat rolls.  Highlights included the amazing Spanish musketry which, contrary to the cavalry’s performance, decimated a number of Janissary and Turkish Levy units.  Had we had a bit more terrain on the board the Spanish could have had a much better showing.  Being forced to bunker was a real drag, but my 5 SP infantry can not fight of enemy cav when they are flanked for a -3 modifier for all combats.

Pics are missing because the camera was left at home.

 

Lasalle Spanish

The Spanish core are all primed and ready to go.  Having received my copy of Lasalle I noticed that the number of Militia necessary has dropped from 3 to 2.  No problem as I’ll be able to pack the bases a bit denser than I originally planned.  As I mentioned in an earlier post I am only going to paint the front rank of each unit.  Then over the course of a few months I can add in the second rank.  Like ever other gamer, I just love to push lead around on the table.  I am torn between painting these unit by unit, just banging out the entire army in one go, or painting all of the similar things (faces, muskets, cartridge pouches, hats, boot, etc.) of ever unit and the going back in to finish the uniforms.  Opinions?

1-Month and Finally an Update

November 18, 2009 1 comment

It has been a pretty busy month.  I took on a HUGE commission and was shackled to the painting desk trying to get it finished in under 30 days.  Pics are below, so you can decide for yourself if you like them.  Some of the local guys have started playing a game called Malifaux and I decided that I needed a break between tartans and the start of my Lasalle Spanish army.  Anyway here are the pics:

Here are a few of the pics of some Malifaux miniatures.  This is the first gallery I have ever inserted.  Hopefully it works!

I’m just about finished with 2 boxes of FOW Russian infantry (commission work).  Pics to be posted within a week.  I should also have some images of a Might & Reason extravaganza scheduled for Saturday.  I’m also excited to have just received all of the Spanish “Militia” packs from the Perry brothers.  I’ll be priming those Thursday (weather permitting).

Enjoy. (and comment?)

White Russian Camle Corps

October 16, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m working on a large commision at the moment and my Napoleonic armies are on hold.  I hope to have pictures of the current commission up in the next week or so!  In the meantime I wanted to post up some Copplestone White Russian Camel Corps.  These guys are not available as a pack from Copplestone, but I would assume you could call Mark and ask him to put a few of these together for you.

They are an easy conversion where I modified the camel’s hump to take a greenstuff saddle.  Once that was done I just popped the cossacks on top.

White Russian Camel Corp

I’ll post up the white russian cavalry in the background soon.  Anyone have any suggestions for rules to use with these?  I wasn’t a fan of Triumph and Tradegy or Iron Ivans WWI rules.  I’m debating picking up Force on Force by Ambush Alley games and giving those a go.  Comments?

Missed these – French Artillery

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

I totally forgot to photograph / post these guys up.  Here are a pair of finished guns for my French Lasalle army.  They cover 90mm frontage and so “count-as” a pair of guns each.  I think that this looks a lot better than having 4 guns AND crews crammed into 180mm of frontage.

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Someone also requested a closer image of the dragoons, so here you go:

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September Progress

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

I needed a break from painting Napoleonics for a bit, so I busted out a pair of Xyston DBA armies that two friends were nice enough to give me.  One Thessalian and one Spartan.  I set out to get one of them finished, the Thessalians.  I did not paint all of the options that the list offers.  Instead I hope to paint a few more armies from this period.  This way I can obtain ALL of the options by mixing and matching.  Anyway here are the Thessalians:

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I was able to get together twice with a good buddy of mine and played two games of DBA.  First was against Spartans and it was a 4-0 blowout.  I guess these Spartans forgot to watch 300 before wandering into battle.  The second game was against an imperial Macedonian list.  A 1-4 defeat insued.  Those number do not tell the whole story though as a Psiloi element was one pip away from destroying an elephant!

After these games I figured that I had better get off my butt and do up a second army to use as an opponent.  I need to have two armies if I am ever going to demo DBA for some of my fantsy inclined buddies.  Here are the dreaded enemies of Thessalia……the Spartans:

9 Spears (general in the middle) and 1 Auxillia

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Psilio and Cavalry

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Finally I figured I had better get a few shots of my other completed minis in September.  Here are a pair of Man-o-War Demo Corps super high SPEED painted for use in Warmachine MKII.

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Boxing and it’s effect on the human body

September 19, 2009 1 comment

Just a small update with a few figures that I painted a while ago.  These are by copplestone.  I believe they are from his gangster range.  I originally purchased these to use as orderlies in an asylum and I suspect I will be buying another blister to paint in white.

Pink Shoes Malloy and his trainer Smokes

Boxer 1

Eisen Fist and his trainer Yoge BernerBoxer 2

A quick snapshot taken by hidden journalist covering the illegal boxing matches that occur every day on the hundreds of tramp steamers transporting good around the world.

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