Thursday, 21 February 2013

Painters progress...

Well my resolution to try and actually paint something this year has got off to a reasonable start.

2 months into the year I've completed the batch of Gripping Beast Saxons that had lingered around since last year.  I've also now painted up some Peter Pig artillery to accompany my French troops in North America for Musket and Tomahawk.





I suspect that there are limited opportunities for a cannon to actually be effective in M&T and the crew are likely to be scalped before they can fire a round but I quite fancied the idea of having some.  I just need to engineer a scenario now where the brave French are defending a village which happens to be devoid of surrounding woodland and has clear lines of fire marked out!


I've also painted a unit of Russian Sailors from the excellent Copplestone Back of Beyond range.  I know they weren't on my schedule but I came across them in a box and decided they'd be fun to paint.  I haven't used my BoB figures for some time and quite fancy trying to resurrect them.






In the past I've used Chris Peers Contemptible Little Armies rules for this period and have a few other rules tucked away in the great rules box but I've heard very good things about the Triumph and Tragedy rules distributed by Empress Miniatures so will have to see about getting a set.





Cavalier is on at Tonbridge in Kent this Sunday and I should be going if all goes to plan [dependent on what time my son makes it back from Berlin on Saturday night...he has a considerably more exciting life than I do!!!].  It's a show I've always really enjoyed... not too big but usually a good spread of games and traders.  I'll update on the show next week.

8 comments:

  1. Great looking Saxons and Russian Sailors. Very diverse figures. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean. I think "very diverse figures" is a tactful way of saying "has less focus than a demented budgie". :)

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  2. Nice work Alistair, the Rejects will be roaming around Tonbridge on Sunday as well, if you see us say hello!

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    1. Cheers Ray... I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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  3. Certainly no lack of things to keep you going there.

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  4. Alastair, I might be tempted to a Back of Beyond game with you,if you like as I have a Chinese army!

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    1. Hi Stephen. Sounds good... I have an assortment of Russians that could match up against your Chinese. I'll drop you an email.

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