Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A sacrifice...

To ensure success with my Achaean Lion Rampant project! And the palace scene I'd love to build some day:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Achaean Lion Rampant Rosters

Well, my Achaean Lion Rampant test Rosters are ready, but I have quite a bit more painting to do that I thought!

I'm doing the same force for each side, just to keep it fair in the early tests.

3 Chariots as Mounted Men-at-Arms, leader will be in this unit- 6pts

Foot Men-at-Arms, heavily armoured hero types- 6pts

2x Foot Sargeants, troops, large shields. Trojans will be portrayed w/ archers mixed in the unit- 4pts ea

Fierce Foot, Sea People mercenaries for both forces, Sherden and Lukka, may switch which side I have them pictured on. -4pts

Skirmishers, javelin men and slingers for each side- 2pts
 Yes, 26pt retinues, but that is what I'd like to have to get a good game going. May be too much, may be just right! We will see!



Tons left to paint, but I can get in games while I'm working towards completion. Walls of Troy, desert mat, and soon I'll be able to play the Trojan War! (At least a small one! ;) )

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Achaean Lion Rampant!

Here is my Achaean force for Lion Rampant, ready to test the mettle of the Trojans. First play-test will be tomorrow if all goes well. Need to see if my chariots idea will work, with half-strength #s vs horses, with a chariot runner to be removed as first casualty. I hope it will work w/ the system, as it looks cool!

As soon as I read the rules, I knew this is what I wanted to do with them! Challenges, charging chariots, sneaky javelin-throwing naked men, Fierce Foot Sea People ( yes I need 12, not 6...Told you it was still a WIP!) ... Can't wait!

Results and pics ASAP. Please, if you have any ideas as to make a better game with the Trojan War forces, let me know! I'm open to anything!

Monday, March 30, 2015

My secret shame...

A long time ago, in a moment of rash weakness, I sold these:
and I've been trying over the past few months to re-collect them and the Citadel AD&D Barbarians:

I'm building myself a Norse army for WFB with as many of these as I can gather, plus Giants, bears, eagles, a Raven banner, the whole nine yards. Any help would be appreciated!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Winner, winner,...

A very nice surprise to start the New Year off:

I won! my favorite WAB book for my absolute favorite period, the Age of Arthur! These are the boys that tipped the scales in my favor:
They have been re-based on rounds for Dux Brit in the meantime, but I have Litko trays so I could still WAB w/ them should occasion arise.
On more Arthurian news, did I mention these joined my ranks?:

Painted for me by the sickeningly talented RedZed. They are ridiculously well done, so much so that I fear to put them on the table! I think I can force myself...

So big things already for my Dark Ages Britain gaming this year. Painting the Romano-Brits right now to finish the massive commission, and then off to the races on my own stuff!

Happy New Year everyone! and Thank you Stevo! and RedZed!