Warbands for SBH

9 April, 2014

  • Ogres

I’ve prepped quite a few monster figures for SBH, but only these two ogres from Magister Militum’s Blood Dawn range (formerly Reaper, I think) are finished. I had a bit of trouble with wash on their faces.

By bending their arms I varied the poses of this figure.

Another angle.

Another angle.

  • Magicians

Most of my magic users are based for SBH, though I have plenty more waiting for paint! The Tabletop figure is quite neat; it’s fairly big compared with my other figures, but comes with a backpack and frypan, as do the other figures from that range.

A Chariot elf, a Tabletop druid and two ERM wizards.

A Chariot elf, a Tabletop druid and two ERM wizards.

  • Normans

I have quite a few Feudal European figures now for SBH. They have also been useful as test runs on an Essex Norman army for DBA.

Knights, all but the two on the right are Essex; the one with his foot on the rock is Two Dragons.

Knights, all but the two on the right are Essex; the one with his foot on the rock is Two Dragons.

Norman archers and crossbowmen.

Norman archers and crossbowmen.

Spearmen.

Spearmen.

  • Halflings

I’ve done a few of the halflings from Chariot’s range. Again they are a good way to see how they will look when I paint more as auxiliaries for a HotT Dwarven army.

Halfling archers and swordsmen.

Halfling archers and swordsmen.

A comparison with some Chariot dwarves.

A comparison with some Chariot dwarves.

A comparison with two Essex Normans and a Chariot elf (ranger).

A comparison with two Essex Normans and a Chariot elf (ranger).

  • Elves

Before I went to Australia I based up my elves for SBH. I added a magician and a sneaker to the band; here a few of them.

An Elven band with a friendly bear. To make a band of such high value character work the bear is made cheaper with the abilities of stubborn and protect (he’s the wizard’s companion).

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Dwarves

9 April, 2014

One of my recent purchases were some Copplstone Casting dwarves. They have proven too big to mix either with my 15mm humans (at least not as dwarves!) nor with my dwarves. I’m now in search of more dwarves to complement my Chariot ones. I like the Chariot dwarves, it’s just that some of them are wearing Noddy hats and belong with Snow White. I want mine with chainmail and helmets. I like the Grenadier dwarves that Mirliton sell, but I think they are too big (I researched this on TMP here).

I now think that I will try some of the East Riding Miniatures dwarves. I got some samples from ERM a few years back and they painted up really nicely.

The figures from the character pack FT40, a vampire, two wizards and a barbarian.

ERM figures from the character pack FT40, a vampire, two wizards and a barbarian.

I painted these years ago when I first started painting again.

I painted these years ago when I first started painting again.

This post here has me fairly confident that the ERM dwarves are small enough to scale with the Chariot ones. Here are some pictures of 15mm dwarves I have bought.

Left to right: three Irregular (halfling and two dwarves), two Chariot, one Eureka and one Copplestone.

Left to right: three Irregular (halfling and two dwarves), two Chariot, one Eureka and one Copplestone.

Left to right: Feudal Casting human, Copplestone dwarf, Tabletop human, Copplestone dwarf, Chariot dwarves.

Left to right: Feudal Casting human, Copplestone dwarf, Tabletop human, Copplestone dwarf, Chariot dwarves.

The Copplestone figures are lovely, but too big to go with my ‘true 15mm’ humans and dwarves.

With all the figures I’ve bought recently and all the rebasing and projects I’ve started, getting the seven elements of successor pike done has not been a terribly exciting proposition. A few weekends ago I finished three of them (while I painted the ogres). The other four have their shields done and much else. Now I have the argyraspides (silver shields) completed and with them a foot commander, a special character, Antigonos Monophthalmos (one-eyed). They are all Freikorp figures. They had a couple of outings a fortnight ago against Joel’s Lysimachus; they failed in each.

Antigonos Monophthalmos leading from the front.

Antigonos Monophthalmos leading from the front.

Another angle.

Another angle.

And another.

And another.

The Argyraspides used as a regular pair of elements.

The Argyraspides used as a regular pair of elements.

Another angle.

Another angle.

And another.

And another.

I can now fight pike blocks against each other (though only four pike a side as yet). When the other four elements are doneā€¦

Ogres for HotT

9 April, 2014

I’ve finally got a new tripod for my camera, the camera I know how to use. I had to get the manual out to remind myself of how to use it, though. Here are some pictures of some lovely Splintered Light ogres that I’ve been wanting to paint for ages.

These chaps boast a really nice collection of clothes and equipment.

These chaps boast a really nice collection of clothes and equipment.

Another angle.

Another angle.

From behind.

From behind.

I may use these with the Vikings when they appear in the Hesperian HotT campaign if it ever comes to fruition.