Monday, 30 May 2011

15mm Anglo-Saxon Huscarles

Here's the first painted batch from my newly aquired Anglo-Saxon army. They were purchased at this years Triples show in Sheffield and are manufactured by Two Dragons Miniatures (currently available through Dixons). Really great sculpting on these chaps, and I'll certainly be buying some more from them. I'm already saving up the cash for one of their Samurai armies which also caught my eye at the trade stand.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

ECW Scots Cavalry 28mm

Here's the second squadron of cavalry I've managed to paint up in the last fortnight. This time it's English Civil War Scottish. All by Foundry in 28mm. I'm thinking of including these in the Montrose Army I'm gradually building. Again, mainly flat colours with a bit of highlight here and there. I managed to pick up some Montrose flags from 'Battle Flags' while I was at Triples last weekend. Curtey's Miniatures were selling them if I remember correctly.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Napoleonic French Cuirassiers 28mm

Finished a squadron of Foundry French Cuirassiers. Whilst setting up the Waterloo game for the club a couple of months ago it was suggested that overall we didn't have too many of them which prompted me to grab a few when they came up in the Foundry clearance sale. However, for my life I couldn't find a command pack in the same bins so opted for an Imperial Empress Dragoons command - which I then converted with some green stuff.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Triples Wargames Show. Sheffield May 21st/22nd

Got back from Triples earlier today. My first time there and was quite overwhelmed with the stuff that was on offer. Some fantastic deals on miniatures plus a great selection of truly mindblowing demonstration and display games. I've enclosed a few photos here. The Battle of Towton in 6mm using 'Poleaxed 2' rules was a sight to behold. Here's a link to their website with a feature of the show Also loved 25mm Lutzen 1813 with Bramley Barn/Legendary Wargames using Elite and Calpe miniatures, plus also saw a nice 28mm Marlbourian game. Burton and District Wargamers did Cropredy Bridge in 28mm ECW that was outstanding too. I came away with some nice purchases. Never thought I'd be arriving home with a full 15mm Anglo-Saxon army, but after my friend Darren kept waving around his recently bought Norman Army in front of my face and saying "C'mon. Battle of Hastings mate!" it was hard to resist. Both armies were part of a deal from Two Dragons Productions. Anyway, enjoy the photos and get along this Sunday if you can!