Monday, February 12, 2018

Knights of Stirland

The Hammer of Stirland ready to smite the foes of Sigmar.  Really seemed like it took forever to paint these but it was mostly life getting in the way.  I have some spearmen to finish up and I need to get some heroes and wizards completed so I can have a nice battle against my High Elf army.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dogs of War Update

I completed more Voland’s Venators this weekend for the Dogs of War army.  I won in an eBay auction from a guy in Australia.  They came with these old edition Chaos Knight horses which led me to paint the shields differently.  Originally I was going to paint them all the same and use just the red lettering on the general to make him stand out.  I felt that these called for a more sinister look and decided on the black and red shields. In addition to those knights, I also finished on with white shields to bring that unit up to 7 figures. 

This group of mercenaries has spent time against the dark lords of Chaos and may have returned tainted. 

I’m very pleased with the look of this army so far.  
I’m back to my Stirland Army currently.  Working on 8 knights and I have some crossbowmen from TAG ordered for the DoW army.  The two forces are shaping up nicely!

So far this year I have completed:
16 handgunners
5 pistoliers 
9 Voland’s Venators 

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.