Saturday, January 6, 2018

Empire Army Updated

Completed some pistoliers and handgunners for the Empire army today.  Pretty happy with how they turned out.

Here’s the Stirland Army as it stands. There’s a lot of firepower right now, but there will be more melee troops added to the ranks.  I need a handful of more archers, but the plan is to include a company of halberdiers, spearmen and swordsmen.  Elite troops will be company of knights and great swords.

Those are the longer term plans, next on painting queue are 9 Voland’s Venators and then I will finish the box of Empire Knights.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Empire/Dogs of War

Now that the High Elves are pretty much completed they’ll need an opponent or two. I’ve started an Empire and Dogs of War army late last year.  Eventually, I hope they’ll be large enough to be two separate Armies. I imagine the Empire will eclipse the DoW eventually simply due to the ease of acquiring figures.

First up for the Empire:


A warrior priest

For the Dogs of War:

Voland’s Venators/heavy cavalry

Figures on hand to paint:

5 more pistolliers 
16 hangunners
8 Empire Knights
9 more Voland’s Venators

I’ve made a lot of progress with the pistolliers and handgunners and expect to complete them this weekend. 

So far 2018 has been great as far as the hobby goes.  Need to get some games in and keep play testing the rules I’ve developed. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Well, the blog has certainly gone by the wayside for a long time.  The biggest reason is I had a deployment to the Middle East that took me away for almost 14 months.  Since returning to the States I started a new job that has (and continues to require) a lot of training away from home. I’ve done some painting, but all of my previous pictures have been snagged in the round up by photobucket. I don’t have the heart to move them, so I’m going to just continue on.

I don’t have a hobby New Year’s resolution, but there are plans!

Biggest update is the High Elf army I completed.  I still have a few units I want to add, but this is it for the time being.

The characters for the High Elf army.  Currently they’re all unnamed and without back ground but they will develop them during battles!
Dragon Princes, I absolutely love these models.



Shadow Warriors, probably my favorite infantry kit from GW:

I really just liked the gryph hound models:

The Sword Masters and Sea Guard from the Isle of Blood have been in here before:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Fireforge Crossbowmen

I've been working slowly on this commission but they're getting done.  These 12 crossbowmen are the latest figures.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

More Mounted Sergeants

Four more mounted sergeants armed with crossbows.  I'm really considering adding some dirt stains to the end of cloaks, for medieval soldiers they look too clean! 

These are the completed 6 figures.  I'm currently finishing the bases for them.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fireforge Commission

I recently took on a fairly large Fireforge commission and this is just the start.  These are the first two Mounted Sergeants with crossbows I've completed.  I like the Fireforge kits, I understand they're not for everyone but the figures and the cost are great.  I'll do the bases when I've completed all six figures.

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year

Needless to say my blog has taken a backseat to real life events.  Back in 2013 I went through Accelerated Officer Candidate School for the Arkansas National Guard and this past summer I attended my Basic Officer Leadership school as well as loads of teacher training for my day job.  

Since I returned we have been trying to find a new house so many of my models and paints have been packed up.  My awesome wife bought me a new painting table for Christmas so I've been able to get back to some painting recently.  

No pictures to share at this time, but I'm working on more of the Fireforge Foot  Sergeants. I picked up a box of Gripping Beast Vikings and Warlord Games Celts to make some fantasized Viking Beserkers.

I've had some ideas for a large scale fantasy skirmish game floating around in my head for a while and finally wrote them down.  I hope to get plenty of play testing done over the next few months and then I'll share them with anyone who would like to try them out. 

My hopes for 2015 are to get plenty of painting done - this will include more High Elves which need archers and cavalry and some more Fireforge miniatures - and plenty of play testing of my rules I wrote for me and my kids.