School and commissions have been keeping me really busy. I’ve painted 24 French Dragoons, a FOW Soviet Army, a FOW Finnish Army (pics soon hopefully), and 24 British Heavy Dragoons. Here is a shot of the British Dragoons. The client wants to do the basing,
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.
Artillery, Officers (WIP), and SK Stands (WIP)
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. 🙂
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?)
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.
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?
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:
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
Psilio and Cavalry
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.
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
Eisen Fist and his trainer Yoge Berner
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.
British or Spanish….which should I choose? I can let a cat out of the bag and tell the 4 people that rad this blog that Lasalle army lists (the ones in the book, not future ones that may be published via the wiki) do not offer any provision for creating a British army with Spanish allies or a Spanish army with British allies. Those of us looking to enjoy a sea of red, white, brown, and blue uniforms will have to settle for either red or brown/white/blue.
Over the past few days I have built the army lists using figures from various manufacturers, thought about whether I want a sprawling horde of unperdictable troops (led by those stout veterans of the Regiment de Irlanda) or a compact hammer in the form of the Light Division, and debated if those Victrix light brigade heads are really worth £10.00 + shipping. All of the “hemming and hawwing” has led me to one conclusion.
Viva la Muerte!
First up are three units of militia. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Spanish militia. I’m not picturing well dressed and British supplied men in a wall of freshly made blue uniforms, brass buttons polished, moustaches trimmed. I’m picturing a farmer, a cobbler, and a thief standing near one another. Each is armed with something that fires at least one lead projectile at a time. If the going gets tough these guys might stand and put up one hell of a fight. They might just as easily have a foot race back to whereever home is. If they ever had one of those freshly made uniforms they were sure to pick off the buttons, sell them, and drink the profit before some Frenchman could steal them from their corpse. Now that we’ve got a picture we need to get some figures to represent this downtrodden (but not beaten) group.
Remember, we are looking to build three units here and we aren’t looking to spend ever list dime we’ve got. We also know that life is way too short to paint old glory figures.
Here is our cast of characters:
Someone to lead these guys. Two units get standards, 2 different units get musicians, and 2 units get officers. Not too bad to start.
These guys are all going to have twins. They might dress different, but we need some filler on these stands. With 12 of these (6×2) we’ve got a total of 18 figures spread over 12 stands.
Once again twins. Something to think about: Not everyone needs to face forwards. Isn’t that nice to say. Some of the runners will be running towards the fight, others will be looking for some Tapas in the baggage train. Total # of figures: 30 over 12 bases.
Last but certainly not least we’ve got these chaps. This is the second horse and musket Spanish army I have done (SYW being the first) and I want to start a tradition of including men of the cloth in some way. Total # of figures: 36 / 12 bases.
Some readers might be crying fowl right now for a number of reasons. First off I’ve got 30 figures filling the space set aside for 60 figures in Sam’s nice basing diagrams. Get over it. These will look a lot nicer than those little circles in his book. Once the basing (fences, water features, rocks, wagon wheels) is added those bases will look packed. Not shoulder to should Froggy packed, but Spanish militia bring most of what I own with me packed. Secondly these are from a Carlist wars range. I don’t know about you, but they look like “non-uniformed volunteers” with firearms.