Friday, 11 January 2019

Haiduk Infantry Command - conversions done

The rest of the Haiduk command sets done, drummer and officer conversions finished.

I have the following ready to paint up

  • 1 mounted command group
  • 1 unit of Winged Hussars
  • I unit of Haiduk infantry
starting to buy up suitable metal for casting more units. 

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Haiduk infantry unit - castings done

Recently got the chance to do some casting, enough to make up the first unit of Haiduk infantry....

still considering best basing schema for them

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Haiduk Bagpiper - WIP

Slowly adding to the Haiduk command sets. A bagpiper completed - a converted marching figure
a bit of tidying up to do, then he'll join the box of completed command figures.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Polish command figures - WIP

Slowly been getting some command figures sorted out for the Polish army project. Two mounted figures now ready for painting; also been working on Haiduk unit command figures by doing conversions of my marching figure - so far five with berdysz axe done and five standard bears started...

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'