Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Leroys' New Wargaming Cabinet

Last week my good friend, Leroy Simpson, manage to make steal on a new wargaming cabinet. He picked up this fantastic item for only $100 from the place he was working at. All that was required was a new light bulb (for the lights above the top shelf) and a new power plug -- lucky bugger. The cabinet stands about seven foot in height and can hold a large quantity of selves, but at the moment Leroy only has six placed in. The figures shown are only about half of what he has hidden around the house, he has just not had the time to place them all in. Missing are his collections of WW2, WW1, Normans and Saxons, Lord of the Rings and Celtic armies (I think I got them all). Anyway I had to show the world so please enjoy the photos and look in envy as I do every time I go around to his house.

The Bottom Shelf

Leroy's' Samurai and Republican Romans

All Romans are 1st Corps

The Middle Shelf

Leroy's massive Greek and Spartan Army - plus a unit of Persian

The Top Shelf

The Napoleonic shelf

British Foot Battery and behind them a Horse Battery - all Elite Miniatures

Elite Miniatures British Cavalry - light Dragoons followed by a unit of Heavy Dragoons and then to their left some Hussars

Ist Corps British battalions - 12 in number and flags are all GMB

Brunswick Cavalry - Hussars and behind Lancers - again all Elite Miniatures

And lastly more Elite Miniatures Brunswickers. Horse guns behind - flags GMB.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Castaway Arts - Camel Riders

The big plan for next years 'Brisbane Muster' is to put on a demo Sudan game. Scott Robertson, Myself and a few of his friends will soon be busily painting figures for the game. Scott has a large collection of figures from the Old Glory range, which are very good. I will be putting my army together with figures mainly from Castaway Arts and some from Perry Miniatures.

The figures displayed here are the start of my collection. They are designed by Gerry Webb of Castaway Arts, who has done a fantastic job. There are two basic camel rider figures in the Sudanese/Mahadists range.

MC4 Camel rider in turban
The first is MC4 Camel rider in Turban and the second is MC9 Camel Rider. Both figures retail for $2.74 Aust each and the camels retail at $4.15 Aust each. A little expensive for most but the end result is fantastic. Leroy Simpson has painted these figures for the early Sudan period where they have not yet been issued or required to wear the Jibba.

MC9 Camel rider