Friday, 16 November 2018

Simple Swordplay in Miniature Wargames magazine ...

The simple swordplay rules I developed earlier in the year to use with my 40mm musketeers (see this post) had some further development after the version that I made available.

I used the updated rules along with a scenario for an article which I submitted for publication in Miniatures Wargames. It was accepted and is in the December issue,  no 428 ,
nice to get an article published in a wargames magazine.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Polish Light Cavalry - trial figure painted

A single light cavalry figure painted up, basic but OK when painted.
now finished with the trial figures, will start work on command figures while I collect together som metal for casting up the army units.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Polish Pancerni - Trial Figure painted

Another trial figure painted up, this time a pancerni.
with basic kit of sabre and shield. I plan to have units of these with a mix of war hammers, sabres, and short lance plus carbines.

I've sample some 28mm bits and know have a range of accessories I can use (saves me making a special mould)

  • Gripping Beast wire spears for lances
  • Front Rank sabres and straight swords
  • The Assault Group - Warhammer
  • Essex Miniatures - 16c musket, to use as carbine
  • Pancerni Shields - timurid whicker shields from Grippping Beast 
Next trial paint figure will be 'cossack' light cavalry'

Monday, 22 October 2018

Polish Haiduk - Trial Figure painted

One sample Haiduk casting painted up,
a regiment of these fellows will look rather nice. I have cast some more, but not enough for a regiment - I will probably use these up doing conversions for command figures, standard bearers etc.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Polish Winged Hussar Unit - WIP

After some casting, prep and assembly the first unit of winged hussars is nearly ready to go into the paint queue. I've opted for a mix of single and two wings for the hussars.
the balls on the lances are anglers 5mm rig beads. I have some work to do on the officer (who will have a cloak) and the musician with single wing (who will have a trumpet).

Saturday, 6 October 2018

More Polish trial castings ...

I've finished a couple more moulds for the Polish home-cast project and have done some trial castings. Pancerni and Light Cavalry...
 Foot Officer and Haiduks...
I've one more mould to do which will contain the Haiduk again (so I can cast units a bit faster) and an Ottoman style horse archer which could be converted into a Tartar.

Time to plan the polish army units and work out much metal to get and what extra accessories will be needed (shields, lances, words etc).

Friday, 28 September 2018

Polish Winged Hussar (painted ..)

After a little bit of a tidy up got on with painting my first winged hussar; the wings have come out nicely - overall looking good

Will cast some more when I'm doing trial castings of the other polish figure moulds. The Polish-Swedish war of 1600-11 has a number of engagements which could be re-fought;  better build the Polish army first 😎