Wednesday 24 July 2013

300 Spartans ( Well 46 Actually)

In a burst of painting activity (or a 'Paintfest' as it is known locally) I have got the Spartan Army done to oppose my Greek Hopilites . In DBA an army only consists of 12 elements , the Spartan one is especially challenging as it has 11 bases of spearmen and only 1 of skirmishers  , one of the spearmen bases is also the Generals base .
I will be using the first edition DBA  rules as these are the simplest and the other subsequent editions got to complicated and legalistic !.

Friday 19 July 2013

Finished !!!!

It is with great pleasure I can announce that I have finished painting my 15mm Greek Hopilite DBA army. Phew- it has take some time !, I have found it very hard work going back to painting 15mm Ancients after mainly painting 40mm figures of late - they are soooo b****y small !. I have started on their opponents , the Spartans ,which being a bit more regimented should be easier to get through - I hope !.    P.S I used shield transfers - my hand is NOT  that steady !.
P.S. 'A' has just pointed out to me that not everybody will realise that a DBA army comprises of only 12 elements.

Saturday 13 July 2013

O.S. FPW French Lancers.

I have got the first half of the Spencer Smith French Lancers done .
These took a bit of time as I could not find uniform info and ended up having to order the relevant Osprey book .
One of the problems was that most info is for campaign dress and the figures are in full dress . However having got these done the next half dozen should be a lot quicker.

Tuesday 9 July 2013

'Messing About With Toy Soldiers' (sic)

A half overheard conversation of my wife on the phone to some unspecified friend/relative .... 'Tony must be feeling better, he is messing about with his toy soldiers in the garden' (!?)

Saturday 6 July 2013

Poorly Sickly.

Been under the weather this last week - caught one of those 24 hour summer bugs that lasted about 4 days and so my mind and body have not been to far from the bathroom (not to be too graphic !) . This has left me with lethargy and no appetite (hope this will do wonders for my waistline ) hence the lack of posts of late . Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon !.