Sunday, 22 June 2014

Dux......Redux !!!!

Yes, bloop, bloop bloop, Polish Renaissance, ooooooohhhhh hang on, whats in that box?

Just a quick peek, in case its something important.

Aaaaaaah of course, its those Dark Ages figures, you know the ones, they are in that set of books, by whotsits face

Yep, thats the badger, so what have we got in there then? Time for a Higgs type rummage :-)

Crikey chaps, forgot all about this little stash, I do believe I have some of those painted somewhere.

Well, they don't look too shabby, now what rules? 

Ho hum, and whooooooooooooooosssssssssssshhhh, we are off on another tangent. It only took a week.
Well how can you resist, when you have figures of this quality, to paint

These are just the Romano-British, all Musketeer Miniatures, sculpted by the talented Mr Bill Thornhill, damn you sir.

The reality is, I did some sums, the Poles, whilst looking beautiful, would cost me far too much money to put together. The rules alone were £38.50!!! :-o
I already have nearly enough figures to do two Dux armies, the rules have been sitting on my shelf gathering dust, and I have an assortment of buildings, trees and other scenic items already. Its a no brainer, for absolutely minimum outlay, I can put this game onto the table, and have a laugh playing a few games.
I like the figures, they paint up quite easily, and look fantastic, its a nice little summer project to keep me occupied, and distract me from my everyday life, which at times, can be very stressful. Thats one of the main reasons I paint and make models, I can focus my mind, and forget all the crap.

Here we go again, lets see how long this fancy lasts me.

Oooh I say, theres a bloke there without any strides on!!!!! 

Until next time paintbrush lickers

wyrd bið ful aræd

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Polishing off a Pachyderm, and Plopping Pigment on some Poles

And, in a sudden swerve off tangent, this week I shall be mostly

A) Polishing off the Pachyderms

Just need to paint a few minor bits, and then work up the bases, and hey presto, Pyrrhos has his Heffalumps!!
That leaves just the Agema and Greek cavalry, and the Cretan Archers to finish off, and I finally, after god knows how long, have a basic Impetus army.

Not exactly a matching pair, as I painted mine in the classic grey with pink bits, and Doug went for an odd shade of purply grey, hopefully the bases will tie them both together.

B)Plop some Pigment on a few Poles.

Yes, its true, I am a man, that never learns

A while ago, I had some Sassanid Persians, oooohhh look at them, says I, pretty, pretty, pretty, an army of them will be fab, so I duly slap a bit of paint, on a Clibanari. The effort makes me realise that pretty, is not easy, in fact its bloody hard work.

The lovely shiny Sassanids get shipped off sharpish, and all thats left is the single, solitary Clibanari, with his lovely flowery trouser ensemble.

So why oh why, do I have Renaissance Poles lurking on my painting desk?
Lurid, mad colour schemes, flamboyant, a shed load of blokes on horses!!!

Well, I love em, always wanted to paint them, and on a loft rummage, I found the impulse order I had made to The Assault Group, and hey presto

They have magically appeared on my painty space.
I quite fancy building a couple of forces for these rules

Yes I know, this is the man who got bitten by Napoleonics, and found them too complicated to paint
I estimate that one, maybe two figures will get finished, and the other poor little metal fellows, will once again become loft lagging.

Until next time fellow figure fondlers

Do Widzenia