Saturday, May 30, 2009

old glory Boers

Finished some Boers this week. I really like the old glory figures for this range. Good poses for the most part and I think they capture the look quite well. I have heard alot of bad press on this range but I definitely like them. and compared to wargames foundry 8 figures for $18.00 old glory is 30 figures for $18.00 with their old Glory deal.
week 2: 12 Boers finished.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Boer Artillery

Most Boer units were dressed in their every day clothes. Two exceptions were the foreign volunteers and the artillery. the Transvaal Staats-Artillerie were involved in most actions in the early war period. using both Creusot 75mm guns and 1lb pom poms to great effect.
total for 1 week 18 British 4 Boer 1 artillery

Boer war

Well, after much dithering on new periods I am finally off and running on a new period. I have wanted to do a colonial period for a long time and have just been trying to figure out which period to do. The Boer war has been on my short list for a while and with the old glory deal and the army painter it seems like the time.

This period has a lot to appeal to the gamer. British, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and South African units. lots of mounted units, armoured trains and an opponent that is just as good if not better than the British. I am planning on using the sword and the flame rules. units will be roughly 20 figure infantry units and 10 figure Cavalry units.

The first unit finished is a unit of early war British infantry unit. I used the army painted system which made painted a ton easier. I did have a few incidents though. first was afer dipping the figures in the pot you need to shake off the excess. for 17 of them that was not a problem the 18th however was dropped in the dirt with this sticky syrrup like substance on them. I fixed it but it is still somewhat noticable.
One of the pictures, one shows a predip group just painted with one layer of midtone paints and the other 2 are fully done after beiing dulcoted.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Just when I think I'm out of the period something comes along to get me going again. In this case it is the period set by too fat lardies, B'Maso, and the rules set Troops weapons and tactics. I just ordered both and one of the great parts is you can get it on PDF, no waiting! My short attention span likes that. I will be doing a more in depth review after I finish reading both sets and who knows maybe another Rhodesia game?

army painter

I have wanted to try out the army painter system for some time now and here are the 1st 4 figures. They took a grand total of 15 minutes to paint I quite literally slopped the paint on them and then let the army painter do its thing. results are pretty good I think. However, I really enjoy painting so I am a little perplexed whether to keep going with this style. I have a weird feeling I'm cheating! I do think it will make some periods much more attainable.
The figures are painted in the style of the Royal Rhodesia Regt of the 1960's. after UDI was declared and prior to 1970? Rhodesia continued to have the Queen as official head of state. during this time the security forces looked much more like commonwealth forces form around the world.