Thursday, July 4, 2024

Victrix Gallic Cavalry for Hail Caesar

 I bought into 28mm Punic wars before the epic scale was announced, so these will eventually be repeated at a smaller scale. One thing the larger scale provides is excellent shield transfers. These are from Little Big Man, and are excellent. They make the model. I'm not sure the paint job even matters with shields this cool. 

Sunday, June 30, 2024



These are Victrix Numidians which will be used as part of a Carthaginian army for Hail Caesar. For having only four bodies, the arm and head options somehow make the work. However, the idea of painting three more blocks of them is daunting. Fortunately there are so many options for Romans to ally with or fight. I may need to switch it up for a bit and paint some Germans. 

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Flamboyantly Dressed German Mercenaries


These guys are the Shotte portion of a Pike and Shotte army. They can also be used for Warhammer the Old World. I’m not sure when they’ll see the table. There are just so many to paint. Good thing this hobby is a long term thing.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Warlord Games Knights for Pike & Shotte + Old World

I haven’t painted a large unit of metal models in a long time. Sure I’ve painted the odd metal miniature,  but nothing compares to the weight of a full squadron of metal figures. I plan to used these for both Pike and Shotte 15th century wargaming and Warhammer the Old World.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Pike & Shotte & Old World

 The success of the old world in my area had me looking at alternative armies for the factions not yet supported. Fortunately, Warlord Games makes a whole range suitable for the Empire. I might even play Pike & Shotte as well. I think that is one of the side benefits to Warhammer coming back. Interest in historic games gets a signal boost.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Gauls For Hail Caesar

I've been having fun using speedpaints to paint miniatures that I might otherwise not paint. Speedpaint is just satisfying to use. I am a long way off from having enough models for a Hail Caesar game, but progress is being made. Now the questing is whether I keep painting models for this army, or I start my Italian wars Pike and Shotte army. The temptation is to just flitter around like a magpie. 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Warhammer The Old World Empire Cannons


With my Bretonnian army completed, I started working on the Empire of Man. It looks like GW borrowed the asthetic heavily from the German Landsknecht forces of the 1500s, so I painted accordingly. I wish I hadn't used purple since that was not common, but it was within reach so it got used. For my pikemen I will try to stick with yellows, blues, greens, and reds. 

Monday, January 29, 2024

Warhammer the Old World

 This little diorama is failed print that I just kept painting. It was really fun despite all of the printing flaws. I can recommend Highlands Miniatures wholeheartedly.