Sunday, February 28, 2016

Eighth Army platoon

I was introduced to WWII with Peter Pig miniatures and Baptism of Fire some 15 years ago and quickly fell into I Ain't Been Shot, Mum! which I played intensely for years. Then I didn't touch WWII for 5 years and now I'm falling all over again...

I guess old love never dies. And here is my first platoon and a half of Eighth Army from Battle Front miniatures.

 My intention is to finish a company of the Eighth and make a selection of DAK to go up against it at this summer's miniature camp. I haven't settled on any rules yet, but both IABSM 3 and Iron Cross are contenders. 

Painting wise I went for ultra simple jobs on these guys. This allows me to actually get the business done and it also looks better, to my eye, on the table top at viewing distance. The SAS models from Battlefront that I painted earlier were given way too much attention and look like a blur on the table I think.

The colours were taken more or less completely from BattleFront's painting guide:

Webbing/backpacks: (V) Stonegrey
Helmets: (V) Dark Sand
Uniforms: (V) Iraqui Sand
Skin: (V) Basic Skintone
Socks/Helmet covers: (V) Khaki
Rifles: (PP) Bloodstone
Bajonets: (GW) Boltgun Metal

In some cases (mainly uniform and skin) several iterations were necessary to get and even coat on the black undercoat.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Chaos Rampant in The Olde Worlde

I am very happy about the new Dragon Rampant rules. I have always been a really big fan of the Old Warhammer Fantasy Role Playing game and in a fit of nostalgia I have rebased and added a few models to a Chaotic Raiding force I will use with the Dragon Rampant Rules.

I detest the direction of the later versions of the Warhammer world and although these figures are mono-pose ugly plastics they still have more soul than the new stuff GW pours out in my humble pie opium.

Although I do exactly the same every time I take a photo they seem to come off differently each time... these appear to be very lit!

Brutish Chaos armoured warriors. These will of course be elite infantry @6 pts. 

The goatmen of the woods! I will field them as Bellicose foot.

I will paint this force in full over the next few weeks.

For starters they will raid the coasts of Norsca, where my Saxons and Normans will act the part of Norscans.

Later I intend to add my proper project for Horisont VIII to this thread. That is Undead vs. Halflings.  ;D