31 December 2012

More 40mm stuff for Tactica 2013

TACTICA gets closer so I painted only 40mm stuff over X-Mas.  I will run a participation game (I already told you didn´t I?) with my mate Björn, and there are 11 Minis left on my Workbench, and two month to go. But I´ve always performed well under pressure so I don´t worry. First a french Arti NCO, one of the latest addition for Perry-Miniatures Peninsular range, made of finecast (has to be finecast cause the prize rose from 3,50 to 4,50 GBP). But it´s a damn fine sculpt. He commands the 4 man crew of the gun you see below, I will mount them on a large multibase with the gun. The cannon will be our objective in the game.

And another guerrillero, a conversion of a french Voltigeur this time because the Perrys only have 3 different ones in their range.

 Last but not least a quick shot of the NCO (can anyone please explain to me in which way a Non-Commissioned-Officer differs from an Officer?) with a House I built 4 years ago for my 28mm SCW collection. Suits well I think.

I wish all of you a nice party tonight, "Guten Rutsch", and a happy new year.

15 December 2012

Incursio Barbarica 24: Roman General

His face is a bit out of focus, but here he is in all his glory: Titus Sempronius, Commander of my (not painted yet) Late Roman force. Together with Verax, his gallic bodyguard and banner bearer, he will not let the hairy germans cross the Rhine...well that´s the plan so far.
I used, as always, the Musketeer Miniatures Characterpack "Vortigern", labelled under their Saxon range. I replaced the banner with a larger one, freehand Jesus on metal foil.

5 December 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Time again! I´m really happy that my blog is nominated by Curt C and my mate Doc Phobos.  I did not follow Curts blog regularly to be honest, but I´ll change that in the future! He has some wonderfully painted minitatures, and even shares my love for SCW requetes! His "greyscale" WW1 project will take your breath away. Thanks for the nomination, very appreciated.
What can I say about Phobos blog? I met him personally, as the waraming scene in Germany is quite small. And I liked him from the start. Apart from that, he´s one of the best painters I know, and that´s no flattery. Check his blog, and you´ll see what I mean immedeatly. Thank you mate, I´m looking forward to see you again in January.
I like the idea of the Liebster Award. It´s always good to discover inspiering blogs and build a network amongst us nerdy wargamers :-)
Here are the rules:
 The rules of the award are:
- "Copy and paste" the award on your blog, and talk about it a bit.
- post a link back to the blogger who gave you the award
- Select for the award your five favourite blogs with less than 200 followers, leaving a comment on one of their post to notify them that they have won the award. You need also to list them in your own blog.
- Enjoy the moment, knowing that you have just made someone's day.
- Of course, there is no obligation to pass the award, but it is a good deed really.

So here we go:

Moiterei´s bunte Welt

A relatively new blog. He shares my current interest in the migration period and has a lot of fantastic Musketeer Late Romans on his site. You´ll also find reviews and FoW stuff. Nice.

Tank Girl

For me, Helen is the Grand Dame of wargaming. I know her from the start of my wargaming career on the Lead Adventure Forum. I doubt that there is a nicer person outside than her. And she really knows how to splash paint on minis!! Here WW2 Pacific stuff is gorgeous, she even wrote an article about painting Imperial Japanese for the WSS Magazine...and it´s on her blog, too!

Kampfgruppe Engel

Engel is a very productive painter and gamer, I visit his site almost every day to see the new goodies. His Treemoss-Scandinavian-mythology project is so cool, so if you like trolls and beards have a look.

Harness and Array

This blog is about the HYW, and you get wonderfully painted miniatures en masse!! Painterman has another blog, this time Swiss and Burgudian Wars. Also high quality stuff, this guy is busy. I love the colourfull painting,

Greywolf´s Last Valley

A master of atmospheric photography, he has a lot of cool stuff on his blog, from Huns to Weird World War 2...he makes it. He defeated me once in the Lead Painters League, I hope for a rematch in the future.

There are much more great blogs outside, I know it´s some work to run a blog but it´s very satisfying to get feedback and see inspirational stuff from others. I´m out,