A very brief post about a little project I am squeezing into this years lot.
I had picked up a copy of dux bellorum and had many ideas for miniatures. Then it struck me, play it in 6mm on 40x20 bases. This meant a unit was a single base meaning an entire force may be just 10 bases.
A quick visit to baccus and using there unit builder, I parted with about £30 for both Viking and Saxon forces and some casualty markers.
Here are my almost finished Viking noble warriors and a base of companions and a base of warriors. Only have 2 more bases to finish them but as I have some left over I will make extras.
And here are the casualty markers, I have seven painted but I have plenty spares again so I will make more with only infantry on them, the horse are a bit pointless until I get a Norman force.
Well now that a lot of other projects are out the way (all not painting or gaming based) it's time to get on with the show.
So this weeks little update concerns these chaps. Scandinavian raiders.
These are all metal minis bought to bulk out my plastic Vikings.
They still need a dark wash to tone down the colour but there not as bad as the photo due to camera flash.
Then some flock etc.
This little lady is another potential asha greyjoy, I'm not fond of the full plate armour for an iron islander but she is slight next to the Vikings which looks better and who knows, she is a lords daughter why wouldn't she have expensive armour.
I have finally based up my 6mm ACW figures. These I paid someone to paint, a first ever for me, and they are very good.
Main delay on this project is me! I couldn't decide how to base them.
After a lot of thought I went with 80 x 40 for all infantry and cavalry and 40 x 40 for artillery. Command is on dinky little 40 x 20.
Base needs inked, dry brushed, and flocked but you get the idea.
Of course this has started another project, making a larger board for the game, well I got the easy bit done last night, getting the hexes on the cloth. The hard bit will be getting something to represent all the terrain tiles.