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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Hey, Hey, We're The Mongols!

And they're done! Even if I did have to open the window in my painting room to hit them with matt varnish spray (it has been piddling down all day here). So, time for the pics:

The whole batch:

The heavy cavalry:

The generals:

One of the command bases is 40x40, the other two are 40x30 to represent generals included in fighting units (an option available in ADLG).

When I got back from my dad's 80th (a quiet affair - me, him, my sister and her hubby; fish & chips and wine) there was a package waiting for me - the extra Mongols I'd ordered from Donnington. So, pics of shinies:

Heavy cavalry

Medium cavalry and command

Camels and some wire spears/lances/pikes

Mongols on foot
The heavy cavalry are different to the ones I've got already - they have lances. In ALDG you have an option to upgrade the heavy cavalry to have Impact. The medium cavalry are to provide me with the extra five bases I need and the command figures so that I can do a third "proper" command base and another "included-general" base. The foot troops are to give me some flexibility; there are also some non-fighting figures to go with the camels (Clint will be happy to see those!) on the baggage camp.

One of the bonuses of expanding my Mongol force to this size is that I can also use them with my Koreans for FoG/FoGR either as nomad mercenaries in the main list or as an allied contingent. Or even as a small army in their own right (500-600 points if I take them all as superior/elite). Hmmm, it looks as though I'd only need a few more to get them up to a decent sized army...

After finishing off the Mongols this morning, I broke out the new airbrush to do some priming. I actually got quite a bit done, as these pics show:

Everything I primed

Reb cavalry, generals and artillery

Union cavalry, command and artillery

Horses, horseholders, limbers, casualties, gabions and piles of cannon shot

Korean crossbowmen

So, that's all of my 6mm ACW primed and ready for the Challenge, as well as the Korean crossbowmen which I plan to paint up this week. Looking at the pumice gel on the Koreans bases, I don't like the look compared to how I normally do them (medium grey ballast superglued on) so I won't be using it for the rest of the Koreans I've got to paint up. Still, it was worth trying as an experiment. I'm not going to try removing it - those bases will just have to look a little different.

Oh, and my new airbrush (actually the same model as the one I knackered a few weeks back) works like a treat, so I'm pleased.


  1. They are gorgeous. Fabulous work and have a real impact when you see them together.

  2. Those Mongols look very nice. And now more shiny's too. Good luck on the challenge you got a lot of painting ahead.

  3. ...and Mongols keep on Mongoling around! - yes, I am old enough to remember the Monkees!
    Mongols were always an army I wanted to do but never got round to, so well done! Remember, one Touman is never enough!

  4. Herkybird just beat me to it :-)

    They look terrific Tamsin!
    Glad to hear that the new airbrush is working well

  5. Awesome work on these Mongols!!!

  6. The minis look great and somewhere, Davey Jones is smiling

  7. Mass, not driblets, as Heinz Guderian used to say...

  8. Here we come/
    chargin across the steppes
    We get the funniest looks from
    Everyone we kill!

    Hey hey we're the Mongols!

  9. Great looking figures, and just a small addition to the army to come!
    Prolific is your midddle name.

  10. Looking good but surely Davy would be light cav?

  11. Being focused myself in 28mm I wonder how you mahge to give so much detail to your small little men. Your the Queen of the little scales!!

  12. @ Neil - thanks! :)

    @ Clint - cheers! :)

    @ Norm - thanks! :)

    @ Herbert - cheers! They'd look even better if were a few more [or a whole army] :)

    @ Dannoc - thanks! I do indeed have a lot of painting lined up for the Challenge :)

    @ Herkybrid - cheers! You're absolutely right that one touman isn't enough. Well, in most cases it is but why skimp when you can put several toumans into the field? :)

    @ Paul O'G - thanks! :)

    @ Martin C - cheers! :)

    @ Remco - thanks! :)

    @ Francis - cheers m'dear! "The Magnificent Seven (bases of Mongols)" :)

    @ Zabadak - thanks! :)

    @ Miles - cheers! :)

    @ Legatus - thanks! Always best to have more than too few :)

    @ RMacedo - cheers! :)

    @ JWomack - love it! :)

    @ Graham C - thanks! Actually, my middle name isn't "Prolific". I don't know who started that rumour ;)

    @ Pat G - you could be right. Same with Mickey D - I could picture him as a hussar :)

    @ Anibal - base coats and wash, with some highlights. It helps having figures with good sculpting :)

  13. Awesome Mongols to crush your enemies. I have been building more 28mm versions. Expanding my small horde as well. cheers