Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Pulpy stuff :- Mad Edmund!!!

One of our clubs upcoming pulp games this year is a snow based game, so I toddled off to mainly medieval's store at Moab last year and bought a few pieces that I can use possibly for the game. I knew copplestone produced a few pieces in their High Adventure range and I was intrigued by some of the packs, so I bought some Frisky penguins, some Inuit hunters, evil snowmen (see previous post) some adventurers and this sled with huskys. I must say it was a lot easier to paint then i thought, as dogs can be tough to paint IMO, I basically just looked on the web for some huskys and tried to copy the facial patterns, as for the model easy, except I am missing the brake handle (which is somewher on my painting desk at the moment :0.







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matt

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jäger Flieger Korps

As I was getting a little stressed by work earlier this week I decided to finish some Pulp figures off, so I felt that I was getting somewhere with painting at the moment. I picked these up in a job lot of second hand figures, I have been informed by Nic (thanks mate nice to see you are reading my blog!) that the figures are some of his WW1 science fiction Eureka miniatures, sculpted by Mike Broadbent!

My Jäger Flieger Korps will be used in one of our upcoming Pulp games, and will be a great asset to the Kaiser's plans, I think I need a further four for a full Zug!!!!!








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Matt

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Arteshtâr-î Zhayedan Sassanid Gaurd Infantry

Arteshtâr-î Zhayedan were the Gaurd foot Infantry of the Sassanid Kings, again A & A infantry, I would like to have had them all in scale armour but I am yet to find a suitable figure that can be used if I do these troops will step down to standard infantry. I have given them Phil Hendrys large sheilds to hide behind! My last Sassanid infantry unit is on the table and should be done by the weekend.




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Matt

Payâhdag-î Nîzagân Sassanid Levy Spear

Kamândâr-î Payâhdag or Sassanid levy spear, apparently they perfomed badly against the Romans, but I think it may of been propaganda, I will be using this unit as more of a warband type rather than drilled. I think I may also leave these with the smaller sheild instead of adding Phil hendry sheilds to them.









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Matt

Pontic Greek Mercenaries

I painted these some time ago, Mithradates hired troops from many Greek cities, these are the first of my Greek mercenaries.




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Matt

Monday, February 14, 2011

Leucosyri skirmishers

Also off the table this week are some Leucosyri hill tribesmen, the Leucosyri were termed White Syrians, and possibly settled in the Paphlagonia region by Alexander particularly around the Halys river, they were conquered by Pontus under Mithridates Ctistes (302–266 BC). I also have a spear block to do which will be an allied contingent of my Pontic army, I am yet to decide if i will issue them sparra, or a small sqaure sheild or perhaps even a round one. The Miniatures are from the Crusader Persian range and I hope I have done them justice.







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matt

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pontic Pike

Well finally finished my first block of Pontic pike, only two more to go, I continued with the mythical beast theme adding Ceberus to the units banner, not 100% happy with the result as I tried to copy a ancient Greek vase of Hercules capturing the beast, it was depicted with one red, one white and one black head and body, as my feild was alradyred I decided to paint a yellow head instead. I probaly would of been better off just depicting the head instead of the whole body, at this stage it will stay as it is, I may revisit at some stage though.

All of my pike are with charged pikes so fitting them has proved a challenge, I have decided to add small rank numbers on the back in rank numbers and colours for each rank so placing them down come game time will be easier.








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Matt

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pontic sythed chariot

Latest off the table is my Pontic four horsed sythed chariot, I can see it running down Romans, Celts and Greeks causing mayhem amoung undrilled troops at least! Although a one hit wonder in WAB I still had to have one! This is a lovely First Corps model which came out last year, somewhere at the back of my table is the yoke, when I find it I will attach the reins at some stage to finish it off, I also did think about adding some victims but decided against it. Some pike and more light infantry to come, later this week.






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Matt