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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.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Generals



Apologies for the interruption to normal blog-posting - I haven't had internet at home since the 10th and have spent a fair bit of time trying to get the problem fixed (long story - might post it when it's finally sorted [which will be tomorrow if all goes well]).

I have been carrying on with painting stuff and this is the first of three "finished" posts coming your way over the next few days.

Last weekend I finished painting the generals and got them based. This gives me four sets of commanders (I only need three for ADLG but can use the 4th for FoGR).

And more pics:





And some close-ups:






Some of the figures I'd ordered from Timecast arrived last weekend. Over the past week (when not painting) I got them all prepped, then primed them on Saturday:




There are three packs still to come from this order - the handgunners, the third (and final) pack of heavy cavalry and another pack of Korean levy for my "mob".

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday Workbench 06 November

I was supposed to be gaming this evening, but was feeling a bit out of sorts so I emailed my opponent to apologise. As a result you get a workbench post to make up for not doing one yesterday.

I started work on some generals and mounted standard bearers for my Ming forces last night. I actually managed to get a fair bit done - all the horse flesh and markings painted and a black undercoat for the metallic areas. This evening I started on the metallics - first using VMA Black Metal for the steel areas, then VMA copper for the brass/gold areas.




I also decided to take a pic of all the Ming troops I've painted so far in their storage box:



Tomorrow I'm back at work, so progress will slow down.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sunday Wor... Oh, Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Spear & Bow Unit #2

Another Sunday and no WIPs to show you. But fear not because...




...I've completed another unit this evening!

This is the second spear & bow unit for my Ming Chinese army. These will be the compulsory "poor" unit for FoGR. What I'd forgotten (and probably won't bother to change now) was my plan to signify "poor" troops by using the same muted colour for coats and hats. At least I remembered not to do a different colour for the trim!

And some close-ups:






Next up will be some more generals, followed by the second spear & crossbow unit.

Most of the order I placed last week with Timecast has been shipped and I expect the postman will drop them off tomorrow. Typically, the handgunners (which I need to make a "legal" army for FoGR) are one of the packs on back-order.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Baggage Elements

I finished painting the Chinese porters and barrow-men last night And started thinking about base composition for the baggage elements. For ADLG you need a 40x80mm base but for FoGR you need one that is 80x120mm. Simple solution - make up 3 elements of 40x80mm. Problem - not enough figures for three bases. Solution - figures on two bases and leave the third one blank.

It was still missing something, but I had a thought - I had a spare horse archer figure from ages back who I could add as a guard. I dug the figure out, glued the rider to the horse and the horse to a painting stick then primed it last night. I managed to get him finished by late afternoon then glued all the figures onto the two bases. Once the superglue had cured I made a start on doing the basing. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually managed to take them all the way through to flocking this evening.

Time now for pics:






The porters and barrow-men are from Essex, the horse archer is Old Glory 15s.


Tomorrow I'll be making a start on another spear & bow unit. These chaps will be "poor" as I need at least one of those for FoGR.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Choson Korean Levy



In my post yesterday I said I'd done a quick paint of some other figures after finishing the Ming spear & dao unit. Well, here they are - three bases of Choson Korean levy troops.






These three bases are enough for ADLG, but for FoGR I'll need to add another 7 at least for FoGR as the units have to be 10-12 bases. Hmmm, maybe I need to order a couple more packs?


Short Workbench Update

All the figures which came in on Friday have now been prepped and washed. They just need to be stuck onto painting sticks (and riders onto horses) and primed. I'm now working on prepping some more Kra'Vak (the older, smaller figures - these can be "juveniles").

It's also possible that I placed an order with Timecast for the various packs I need to fill out my Ming Chinese army and to complete the Korean "levy" for FoGR.

As far as painting goes, I've started work on the Chinese porters and barrow-men for my Ming camp.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Spear & Dao Unit #2



A slight delay on finishing these off as I decided to paint up some more figures quickly and do all the basing at the same time (there will be a separate "finished" post for those). The basing got done yesterday and I did the dry-brushing and flocking this morning.






Millsy wanted to know what was on the officer's shield, so here's a close-up:



I've got four more infantry units prepped for painting and then it's onto cavalry and generals. I need to order a few more packs (handgunners, archers, heavy cavalry) at some point.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Friday Workbench 27 October

I'm going to be away on Sunday, so I've brought my "Workbench" post forward.

I've been busy this week with prepping all the figures I bought at SELWG on Sunday. They're all done now and ready to get glued onto bases and painting sticks ready for priming (and eventually painting). And what do you know, just as I finish prepping them the three packs (two of Ming horse archers, one of Korean infantry) on back-order from Timecast arrived. I guess that means a bit more prep next week.

After a brief lull due to a horrible cold which I'd had last week I got back to painting a couple of nights ago, then carried on this evening, and finished painting another unit of Ming spear & dao infantry. I took a pic before giving them a coat of Klear/ink.



I'll finish them off next week and make a start on another unit.

Monday, 23 October 2017

SELWG 2017: The games

Yesterday I posted my loot pics, today it's the games. There were only a couple that had the "oomph!" factor, but that's quite common for smaller shows like SELWG.

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society:




Shepway Wargamers:





Real Time Wargames and Streatham & Tooting Wargamers:



Pike & Shot Society:



Newbury & Reading Wargames Society:




Society of Ancients:



GLC Gamers:




Gravesend Games Guild:




South London Warlords:



"Rosebyrne" (not sure who):




Friday Night Fight Club:




Spectre Miniatures? (according to the programme):





Peter Pig:




Gravesend Wargames Club:










 Deal Wargames Society:





Maidstone Wargames Society:




Simon Miller "To The Strongest":





Redoubt Enterprises:





League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists:





Essex Warriors:






Crawley Wargames Club:






SEEMS:




Loughton Strike Force:





Modiphius Games:

Fallout

I think there was another demo game on one of the trader stands but I didn't get a pic of it.

Phew! that was a bit of a pic-dump! Once again, like with all shows, a number of games had nothing to indicate who they were being run by or what battle was being fought. And not speaking to people showing an interest in the game.
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