Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ashigaru and More Frostgrave

It's been a slow month but I finally got a few figures completed. First up is a couple bases for my ongoing lifetime samurai project. These are metal figures from Kingsford Miniatures. This is a pair of Ashigaru skirmish archer bases.
I'm hoping to get a lot more of this project completed this year. My end goal is to have two samurai armies and an Ikko-Ikki army. I've got a couple more Ashigaru Teppo and a couple Samurai cavalry bases on my table then I'll probably switch to working on some Ikko-Ikki bases.

Next up is a collection of Frostgrave figures. Almost all of these are wizards and their apprentices. I'm sure I've got enough wizards to do at least a dozen warbands. I definitely don't need any more! Figures are all metal and are "official" Frostgrave figures.
First set (l to r) is a Beastcrafter and apprentice followed by an Elementalist and apprentice.
Second set (l to r) is a Soothsayer and apprentice followed by a Lich and apprentice.
The last pair of figures is a tunnel fighter and a trap expert.

Next on my paint table (as I stated above) is some Teppo and Samurai cavalry. It will probably be a number of weeks before I get these finished, although with the bloody weather being awful, there's not much incentive to go outside and do anything.

Monday, March 20, 2017

War of 1812 US Units

Recently I finished a couple units of 54mm War of 1812 US units. These metal figures are from All The King's Men. First up is an artillery unit.

Next up is a unit of light troops.

And some closer shots.


Now I just need to get these figures on the table. As I now have Sharp Practice 2, I'll have to give it a go. Next up on my paint table is probably some more fantasy figures.

Friday, March 10, 2017

German Early-War Infantry

The other day I finished up a number of World War 2 German early-war infantry. These figures are plastic and are from Warlord Games.



I have to say that I prefer working with metal figures over plastic. I like the versatility of plastic sets but wow, for me, they take forever to build. Much prefer metal figures and metals I find tend to be better sculpted. At least plastics are cheap!

Next on my paint table are some War of 1812 figures.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

More French Vehicles & Fantasy Adventurers

Just the other day I finished up a number of French early-war vehicles. These are from a Kickstarter that Mad Bob Miniatures ran last year. The figures are all resin, but it's not the usual resin I'm used to dealing with. It's like a 3d-printed plastic. I'm not really a big fan of the material, I prefer conventual resin. First up is a Citroen Kegresse P19 staff car.

Next up is a Citroen Kegresse P19 25mm Portee.

Next is a Citroen Kegresse P104 armoured transport.

Next is a Somua MCG artillery tractor/troop transport. This vehicle is kind of big compared to all the others, which is odd.

Next up is a Panhard 179 armoured scout/transport.

And finally this is a Panhard 165/175 armoured car. This is my favourite vehicle of the lot. I'm kind of a sucker for the Panhard armoured cars.

Also this week, I completed a number of fantasy adventurers that will be used for Frostgrave. These figures are all metal and are from a Kickstarter run by Red Box Miniatures last year.

Next up on my paint table is some more early-war Germans and probably some more figures for Frostgrave.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Germans & Frostgrave

This week I've finished another small group of early-war Germans. First up is a set of metal German engineers from Black Tree Design.
 The next pair of figures are a pair of metal Flamethrower troops, also from Black Tree Design.

And to round out my Germans is a 75mm light artillery piece from Warlord Games.

I also completed a few figures for Frostgrave. First up is a Celt Packmaster and hounds from Warlord Games
And lastly is a Wraith King from Reaper Miniatures.
Next up on my paint table is a bunch more adventurers for Frostgrave and probably some French vehicles.

Friday, February 3, 2017

French Partisans, Early War Germans and Ooze!

Monday saw me finishing off a few different things. First up is two sets of World War 2 partisans. First set are metal figures from Warlord Games.
Next group is a set of metal figures from Wargames Foundry.
I've also started on my early-war Germans. First up is a set of metal command figures from Warlord Games.

The next group is a set of metal figures from Wargames Foundry.
Not sure why I need so many officers, but oh well!

And finally is some ooze. This fun figure is a metal figure from Reaper Miniatures and I plan to use it as sewer slime from the Frostgrave Into the Breeding Pits expansion.

Next on my paint table is a bunch of Germans and some more character figures for Frostgrave.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

French Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry

Recently I finished this squad of 10 French Senegalese Tirailleurs infantry. These figures are all metal and are from Warlord Games.


As I've said before, I really like painting up these World War 2 French figures. I have more infantry on the way and a bunch more vehicles awaiting paint.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

French Trucks

And we're off! First submission (finally!) for this year is a quick one. This a trio of French World War 2 era trucks. These figures are resin with metal bits and are from Warlord Games.

Next is a unit of French Senegalese followed probably by some partisans. As the weather is nice this weekend, there are a number of things getting primed.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Year in Review

Well, another year has gone by and I can probably safely say good riddance to 2016. As it is now January 1, 2017 it's time to reflect on what I did for gaming in the past year.

Miniatures

Back in January of 2016 I set the following goals:

1. War Rocket - paint the Valkeeri fleet (shouldn't be a problem as I've already started them).
2. 28mm Samurai - paint up 4 base of figures.
3. 28mm World War II French - complete the items I now have.
4. 28mm World War II Germans - start this force and get at least the started box completed.
5. Martian Front - complete my figures and paint up the remaining bulk of Terry's Martians.
6. Retro Raygun - paint up the new figures I do have on hand.
7. 28mm Carthaginians - complete this army and possible start on a period Roman army.
8. 54mm War of 1812 - paint up at least 1 unit.
9. Terrain - paint up at least half of my 28mm buildings.

I completed #1 and #6. I did get some of #3 completed but I kept adding new figures to my pile so it never got completed either (although I did get close). With the exception of the Carthaginians (that I started) I didn't even work on any of the other goals. Oh well.

So for 2017, I'm going to set myself the following goals:

1. 28mm World War II French - complete this army.
2. 28mm World War II Germans - get at least the started box completed.
3. Frostgrave - paint up the small assortment of figures I do have.
4. 54mm War of 1812 - paint up at least the bulk of what I have left.
5. 28mm Samurai - paint up at least 2 bases of figures ( I really need to move this project along).
6. 28mm Carthaginians - do up at least 4 bases of units.

Hopefully I can do better than I did in 2016.

Boardgames

This year I played a large assortment of boardgames but I didn't play as many matches as I've played in the past couple years. This is probably due to the fact the last third of the year I was working on a work project that took up an extraordinary amount of my time. So in 2016 I played 49 different games with a total of 101 matches. My top 3 games (by matches played) were #1 Kingdom Builder (7 matches) and a tie for #2 and #3 with Firefly and Eldritch Horror (6 matches each).  I'm hoping to get more wargames played in the coming year as wargames form a considerable chunk of the games I own.

Sitting on my paint table right now is the trio of French trucks which I may finish tonight, a half dozen 28mm aliens, a squad of French Senegalese, a squad of partisans and a small handful of Frostgrave figures. Here's to 2017!