Tuesday, September 20, 2016

14th (Brooklyn) NYSM - Based

I know I said my last post was my last for a few weeks...well I found the 14th Brooklyn and decided to base them ands add the colours. The figures are from the Adventure Miniatures ACW range, designed by EBob for Victory Perry (Owner of AM). The 14th Brooklyn are supplied in two codes, both of six figures. The first pack is the command pack then followed by the infantry. They are 28mm in size and fit in quite well with other ACW ranges. The talented Leroy Simpson painted them for me and they now stand proud amongst my other ACW regiments. So until I return in late October please enjoy the photos.



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Early Achaemenid Persian Spearmen - 1st Corps Miniatures

This will most likely be my last post for the next four weeks as I am heading away again for work. However these lovely 1st Corps Achaemenid Persian Spearmen were painted by the talented Leroy Simpson over ten years ago and have changed hands many times since. Originally based for Warhammer Ancients but then rebased by Scott Robertson for Impetvs. I intend to use them in my Later Persian Impetvs Army as either Guard Infantry with bow or Kardaces equipped as peltasts. Then again in the Basic Impetvs list they can be simply Levy spearmen.......so many decisions. 

The skirmishers I will just play as Armenian or Kappadokian skirmishers armed with javelin.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Celt Noble Cavalry - 1st Corps

As mentioned the other day, I managed to drop by Leroy Simpson house for a cup of tea and look at his latest and greatest painting commissions. These lovely lads were painted for my collection as Galatians for my Impetvs Successor Armies.....I did ask for infantry but got Noble Cavalry instead...can not complain as Leroy has done a fantastic job on them. The figures are from the great 1st Corps Celtic collection and are the Celtic Noble Cavalry. Ist Corps have some very nice figures and I have to admit we don't get to see many of them on the gaming tables these days, but hopefully there will be more soon as I am planning to have Leroy painted a few units of warriors as well...he does not know that yet.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Empress Miniatures Modern Russians

Yesterday I ducked over to Leroy Simpsons house for a cup tea, a short bread biscuit and to check out his latest painting commissions. Over the past few weeks Leroy has been very busy painting and basing all kinds of great figures manufactures. But today I only managed to snap some images of the fantastic Empress Miniatures Modern Russian Range. Leroy has painted three blister to date RUS02 Modern Russians Advancing (pictured above and below), RUS04 Modern Russians in Firing Positions and RUS04 Modern Russian Command Team. Again Leroy has done an outstanding job on these fellows and the customer receiving them should be extremely happy. 

 RUS02 Modern Russians Advancing (rear view)

RUS03 Modern Russians in Firing Positions (front view)

RUS03 Modern Russians in Firing Positions (rear view)

RUS05 Modern Russians Command Team (front view) 

RUS05 Modern Russians Command Team (rear view)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Couple of Games of Dead Mans' Hand at Townsville's Newest Wargaming Shop

Last the Lonely Gamers Club were invited to Townsville's newest wargaming shop, 'Double Tap Wargaming & Hobbies' (https://www.facebook.com/doubletapwargaming/?fref=ts), to play a couple of great games of DMH. The games were hosted by Jeff Smith and his son Harrison. With the majority of the terrain used and figures were also part of their great little collection. Two tables were initially set up for one player per side and three scenarios for each table were played during the evening gaming. In all great night with good company.