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Saturday, October 12, 2013

WIP - work in progress

Buildings for a 10mm DBACW army which is slowly taking shape.  Maybe I misread the rules, but it seems like you need 30 or so elements per side, which is a lot of painting when you are putting 7 10mm infantry figures on a base!

Couple of Barker markers for 15 and 25mm games

These are some plastic Indians that I picked up from All the King's Men a couple of years ago.  I'm painting up a dozen for their 54mm American Revolution game.  The indians are slowly coming together, but will make a nice addition to the regular British and Hessian infantry.

I'm still working on my WWII skills.  These are a tad too green I think, but for 30 hard plastic figures from Wargames Factory for $20 how could I say no.  Most of these figures are really quite good and the Russians are even better!

Yet another Barker Marker in progress.  This one was a tongue in cheek present from my daughter, but I must say I am having a blast with it!

Ken at All the King's Men was selling these at Nashcon, but since our gaming shop happens to be right next door to a cigar shop I decided to make my own.  It was a fair amount of work and given Ken's very reasonable prices I would recommend just buying them from him, but I was able to customize my box a bit which was nice.

And lastly I have a HotT army for Terry Webb's Good Bad and Ugly tournament coming up in November.  This year we have a Lord of the Rings theme, so this is meant to represent an Easterling army.  The Cavalry are Donnington Sarmations, the axemen and artillery are Khurasan Tang Chinese, and the wain rider and hordes are Testudo Celts.  Surprisingly they work well together.  I painted them with a limited palette to help the cohesive look of the army and am hopeful once the basing is done they will be an even more impressive looking army.


  1. Great looking troops! Love the chariot and the buildings...

  2. Cool stuff! So many interesting things going on.

    I LOVE how you've done the wings on the Flying Pink Pony Unicorn with Magical Ballerina Fairy. I did one myself that My daughter has used as an Aerial Hero in Hordes of the things. (I couldn't bring myself to paint mine PINK, though!):

    Flying Pink Pony Unicorn with Magical Ballerina Fairy

    1. Tim,
      Pink or not yours is great and truthfully was the inspiration for my own version. Now I have to decide whether I can stomach giving mine a cutie mark ala My Little Ponies. Fortunately next year my son is threatening to give me Slug Eat Your Face - a manly miniature if ever there was one.


  3. RE: DBACW - Yeah, the standard game (according to the rules) is 30 points a side. SInce average troops are 1 point each, that's about 30 stands. That *is* a lot. But 12 stands would be 3 brigades - plus 3 brigade commanders and a division commander (CinC) - toss in 1-2 artillery units. That should play fine and do-able in the standard DBA time frame of 1 hour. I have several regimental scenario books for other games (ie Johnny Reb) and most scenarios have 12-20 units per side. I figure DBACW (using 40mm frontages) works out to a scale of 100 yards per inch - the old Johnny Reb was 40 yds per inch (new is 50 yds per inch) - so halve the tabletop size brings most scenarios down to a 3'x2.5' table.