Sunday, January 30, 2011

Progressive Report

Now that the cavalry is finished I got stuck into the next infantry unit, so I thought I'd post a couple of quick snaps showing the progress so far. I think if I stick to just showing finished units I'd probably be lucky to have twelve posts a year!!!

                                                       The beginning of a Principe unit

A cyclone came down coast over the wekend but ended up sizzling out, so I had a bit of time indoors to paint. Still had time for a few beers in the pool as the humidity was through the roof but the wind is now picking up.

Hopefully finish this unit soon and then the triarii and a few more light troops............or maybe some WW2 for a change.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Aventine Roman Cavalry

I guess this is my first wargames post for the year.................only took 26 days. As I've mentioned before, summer in Perth is always a great distraction from the hobby especially when the temp gets to the high 30's. But I do love it, I hate the cold.

Anyway, I've finally finished painting and basing the Aventine Roman Cavalry that I've been working on over the past month. My mate, Chris (, called around yesterday and took a few photographs of the unit with his iPhone. 100% on any photos I've taken. This was before he gave me another thumping in Black Powder, I'm sure a battle report will appear on his blog soon.......................... (Curse those dice, I'm sure my tactics were sound)

Back to the Romans, Aventine figures as mentioned, shield transfers from LBM (purchased through Keith at Aventine with the figures) The static grass and flowers were purchased from:

Now its back to painting the foot sloggers. I also have a unit of Tarentines and mounted command figures from Aventine to complete sometime in the future.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas Break

Arrived home yesterday with the family after a weeks holiday up the coast, about 250km's north of Perth, Western Australia. We stayed at a mate's in-laws beach house, 4 adults, 5 kids, 2 dogs & a cat AND and my mates 6 meter boat, which meant FISHING. I think I'm still rolling with the swell as I sit here.

Anyway, wargaming was forgotten about for a short time as the majority of our waking hours were spent fishing with the occasional beverage in between. The swell and wind dropped off giving us a 3 day window to motor out to the 20km mark offshore to chase the larger fish. (Dhufish and snappers)

                                             Heading out with my son, his mate and the Skipper.

We didnt see any whales this time but plenty of other sea life including dolphins, seals, rays and a few sharks. We managed the hook a number of fish including a couple of 80cm Dhufish. Fishing restrictions are very tight at present, ( which I agree with), as some species have been getting hammered by commercial fishing and greedy bastards over the last number of years.

                                                           Gotta pose when you can!!

We threw a couple of snappers on the BBQ and dined like kings, nothing beats fresh fish, cold beer and fine wine with friends and family.

                                                                BBQ snapper, mmmmmmm

So with a week back home before I head back to work, hopefully I might get a few more figures done. All though the weather forecast states 35C all week so maybe a few more beers by the pool.

I ordered the 2 latest Wargames Illustrated magazines and a new pack of the Perry's plastic medieval figures before I went on holidays so fingers crossed they may arrive next week to give me some incentive.