Thursday, September 12, 2019


Not much has been happening on the painting desk for a while.
I finally finished off a unit of Vikings. These are second hand, so did a bit of a repaint and added a few shield designs.
This is supposed to represent a deep unit for TtS rules so its really the base depth that matters. I tried squeezing a few more minis on the base but then it looked really crowded and a bit of a pain with the spears pointing in all directions. Now I remember what a pain it was organising all the individual based models on a movement tray for WAB games.

On another note I've been making some headway with my DAK forces.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Mini's for Bolt Action

I haven't painted much of late. These are my only efforts for the last few months.

Warlords Mk IV. (1/56th scale)

                                                       Tamiya 1/48th scale kubelwagen

 Warlords Senegalese troops for my French

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ancient Spanish light cavalry

Three units of Spanish light horse based for To the Strongest. Figures are Crusader miniatures and shields by Little Big Men

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Ancient Spanish

 A few new units added to the war cabinet for my 'To the Strongest' armies. 
 I have Roman and Carthaginian armies for the Punic wars but no Spanish troops so I thought I had better rectify that.  5 units of Iberian scutarii (Javelinmen)
 4 units of Iberian caetrati (light infantry)


All the figures are "Crusader miniatures" majority of shield transfers are "Littlebigmen"  


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sad news

The passing of Windsor DAVIES.

Actor and star of It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died.
Davies, 88, who was best known as the sergeant major in the TV series, died on Thursday, his family said.
Born in Canning Town, London, he returned to his father's home village, Nant-y-Moel in Bridgend county, when World War Two broke out.
It Ain't Half Hot Mum co-star Melvyn Hayes, who played Gunner/Bombardier Gloria Beaumont, called him "one of the good guys".*
*(Story from BBC news)

Monday, December 10, 2018


Finally finished 4 units of hoplites based for TtS.
Figures are Foundry miniatures and some of the shields have LBM transfers on them.
I wish I could say I painted the lot but I only did about one and a half bases worth, The rest I purchased second hand off a friend. They had hand painted shields which looked great. I just changed the old lead spears for steel ones and redid the bronze.

 I've had enough of hoplites for a while.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

On the paint table

The Battle of Akragas - 406BC

I've taken this from the first battle in the Command & Colors:Ancients game. Carthaginian V's Syracusan forces.

I converted the units listed on C&C  using the army lists from To the Strongest and will use To the Strongest rules to play the game

As it worked out, the points come out exactly the same. There are no terrain features for this battle, so just a straight head to head.

Now just have to finish this 10 days straight stint at work and I might manage to get to play it. 

I was one hoplite block short, so 4 units are only 3 deep instead of 4. (doesn't really make at difference as they still operate as a deep unit).  Hence the hoplites on the paint desk .

I guess you can never have enough hoplites.