Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Mountain reducing

A never ending job really, a bit like trying to empty the old Norse Horn of Plenty (or whatever it was). Just finished basing up the total current cavalry contingent of the 25mm Carthaginians - 10 bases of Numidian light cavalry. In fact 18 cavalry, one infantryman (a conversion using the top of a Numidian cavalryman and the lower half of a Spanish Scooterati bloke,  gave him a sword insted of a javelin. Standard bearer is also a conversion with a Libyan infantry head on a Numidian cavalry body and a Roman head stuck on a stick. All by Minifigs. The rupert is a rather nice Liby-Phoenician heavy cavalry wallah in dramatic arm-in-the-air pose and made by Warrior. Not bad figures and very reasonable prices.  Pictures to follow when the bases are finished. All I have left to do for the army are about forty Scootorati and Cartrati. Then I should really start thinking about more cavalry.
Slowly clearing the decks in readiness for this years big project.  Getting the figures on Saturday for two compatable armies from the Ancient period... well, mid to late ancients really... actually 6th century AD.

Monday, 21 September 2009

More pictures

At the same time as I was clicking away at the Chin I took a few of my ongoing 25mm Carthaginian Army, (remember them, the army using Mini Figs back from when Noah and myself were young). So here they are; the Gallic Warband chaps are from Mini Figs while the hoplites are Lamming. Both units have a number of conversions including head and body swaps - there is even a couple of left-handed warriors in the Warband!
Oh, and by the way, the butterfly mind of yours truly has made another tangential leap of wossname and is now focussed on something completely different. Something that has all the colour and spectacle of 25mm without the mega expense. Yep, 15mm -but not as we know it, captain. More later, when I come back from Derby, which incidentally, is on the weekend after next. If anyone is interested, I will be the madman wandering aimlesly about on the Saturday wearing an Irons  shirt. (Much more modern than a folded copy of the Times under one arm and a pink carnation in my lapel.)
Talking of the Irons, they gave the Reds a run for their money so I heard. It was on Silly Telly but I had to work (not impressed). I got home after the match had been shown on MoTD then refused to get up at 0700 on Sunday to watch it repeated. Saw the goals on MoTD2. That blond Spanish bloke is the best striker in the Premiership at the moment, bar none...unfortunately he wears a Liverpool shirt. Still, can't have everything -at least he doesn't play for Arsenal.

Photo's of Chin militia infantry as promised

Really pushed the boat out the other week and bought myself one of those ten megalo-pixie cameras; so here are some photo's of the Chin militia (Irregular Miniatures), taken this morning outside in the gardens of ma maison. As I said before, I was quite chuffed with the standard, basic in both colours and ornamentation, but nonetheless looking alright. Standards must be on the up, ha, ha.
As you can see, only basic conversion work on these fellows. Wobbly edged hats, plumes removed, replaced the flag pole...that's about it really.