Thursday, August 30, 2012
Also there was a figure set of a couple of guys around a radio with a large circular antenna. Anyone have either of these? I really don't want to buy whole packs of figures to get these. Anyone?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
PDF seems to be a universal format for everyone. But would it be worthwhile to create a Kindle (MOBI) format version? Is it worth the effort to attempt it? Given a choice, would you prefer a PDF or an MOBI file for a set of scenarios?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My problem is finding fitting casualty figures for various ranges that I am using. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create a casualty figure?
Sunday, August 19, 2012
CSIR - Italians In Russia: 1941I completed my second Infantry platoon. I also have another squad completed that will form part of my third platoon whenever I get around to painting that. Somehow I was under the impression that I had painted enough infantry for both 2nd and 3rd platoon. I was in error. Apparently I have no ability to count.
Here are some pictures of the miniatures. First up is the group shot of the platoon.
Here is the platoon leader and his runner.
Dux BritanniarumThe second item is my 15mm Dux Britanniarum Romano-British army. I had been on a stuck point with this army for quite a while. I really enjoyed painting up my Early Saxons. But these guys.... Well I am just not sure what happened. The armored fellows were fun but the warriors just annoyed me. I like the figures, I just did not like painting them. Well here is what I have finished up.
First up are my nobles. In the rules, your starting are your lord and his two subordinate nobles. You also have a hero for the force. Well, I have not gotten to my hero yet because I wanted to paint up a priest first. Won't use him for the first few games but I liked the figure.
Here is another shot of them in a line.
I am thinking of changing my force and separating out my warriors that I have into warriors (cloaks and/or helmets) and standard levy (shield and spear only) to match up with the rules better. I will need to buy some more figures from Splintered Light to finish this out if I go in that direction.
I have some Picts that are sitting in a drawer that I will not touch (no, honest, I really, really won't.) until I finish off these guys. I plan on having a small cavalry force to add to the Romano British with both light and heavy cavarly. At this point I only own 2 mounted figures for them. However for my Saxons, I have 8 or so mounted figures. That seems somewhat backwards to me somehow.
Speaking of Saxons, I am planning on getting some reinforcements for these guys too. I have my eyes on the Khurasan miniatures Germans with spear and francisca to serve as allies for my Saxons. Once the Picts make their way onto the painting table, they will serve as an entirely different army and as mercenaries for either side.
Lastly, I have decided to rebase all of my Dark Ages to put them all on US Pennies. Brian, who I am trying to organize a campaign with, is also basing his on pennies so that would make things line up a bit better.
Well that is it for this installment. Let me know what you think.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
52 East Front Italians
20 Romano-British Pesant Levy
9 Romano-British Comanipulares
4 Romano-British Bowmen
Then I finished off six additional East Front Italians by basing them.
Lastly, I managed to put a few more brushstrokes on remaining Romano-British Milites. They need another 2 hours of work but I am closer. It felt really good to get this done and is the first painting that I have done in over 2 months.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I have been trying to read through all of it. The one thing it has done is motivate me to get back to painting and writing again. I really want to get some games in. This month, it looks like my local group is going to get in a game of Coastal Patrol and possibly another Sharp Practice game.
One of the things I am looking at is adapting some of the stuff I had worked on for the Dark Ages to the Dux Britanium. I have two scenarios. One is based on the Icelandic Sagas involving a fight over a dead beached whale. The other is the Battle of Heavenfield (circa 634 AD). Both are fun scenarios and would work with a bit of tweaking. One tweak is to create a unit type that is peasant levy and another that is haphazardly armed warriors. The battle of Rib-Skerries (Icelandic Whale scenario) has warriors armed for flensing a whale and not each other. The scenario includes fighting on top of the whale with one hero armed with a whale rib!
I need to finish off my Italians for the East Front. I have them painted but need to dip them still. Will try that tonight.