Monday, February 13, 2012

Bretonnian practice

I found an old Games Workshop Bretonnian model in one of my boxes not long ago. This has proven to be quite fortuitous really, as I have recently acquired Warhammer Fantasy 3rd edition, and I am working on an High Elf army at present, but will be concentrating on Bretonnians after that (although not using GW's figures, other than probably for Pegasus mounted commanders!!) But more of that to follow t some point.

Anyway, to take a break from the silver, white and blue of High Elves, I thought I'd have a practice on this figure I found. I don't really care for GW "telling me" how I need to paint my figures, or what livery/heraldry should be used, so I decided to use my own design (well, my mom's idea actually). I'm sure that somewhere, at some point, the same colours have been used, but I liked how they look in contrast with each other, and I think when I get to painting my Bretonnian army these will look quite effective.

So I have decided to base my army in the region of Parravon, close to the borders of the Empire and the Wood Elves, and also contains a fairly extensive mountain range, from which I'm sure there could easily be incursions by Skaven and Orcs! ;-)  My initial force will be led by Baron Bleurgh, and this will be the colour of his Town's troops:

They're not all going to be fighting like this!! lol (No idea why the picture is coming out sideways!!! But still, you get the idea! :-)

More to follow when my Elves are complete.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LOTR SBG High Elves

The complete force:

We have a mini tournament this weekend at the local Games Workshop here in Brum. I've put together a 500 point High Elf force for the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, using the new Warband organization.

Glorfindel (Armour of Gondolin), 2 Spearmen with shield, 5 swordsmen with Elven blade:


Haldir (armour and Elf bow), 2 Galadhrim with Elf bow, 5 Galadhrim with Elven blade

 Gildor, 3 High Elves with Elven bow, and 3 High Elves with Elven blade:

I'm looking forward to the tourney, as this will be my first "competitive" event, but I'm going just for the fact that I get to play LOTR: SBG! Good times!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

DBA Nubians

Another of my older armies that I managed to get photgraphed, ancient Nubians, again for DBA. This army has never performed well for me, but for some reason I still like it, even if it's just for the look of it! All figures are Caesar 1:72.

Bow (Bw) General, flanked by 2 warbands (Wb):

5 Psiloi (Ps) units. (Not very effective, but can be really annoying to play against!!

The main units of the army, 7 bow (3Bw) armed elements:

Thanks for looking! :-)

Friday, February 3, 2012


I've had this army for DBA painted for some time, but I've just never gotten around to photographing it. (Like a lot of my figures really!) Until now! :-D I have no idea whether this will be "legal" for DBA 3, but regardless, it's one of my favourite armies to play with.

All figures are Hat 1:72

First up, is the Command Chariot and another chariot (Kn elements)


The backbone of the army, Sumerian pikemen (6 Pk elements)

Finally we have support troops and a handy blade element. Auxiliary (Ax) element [left], Blade (Bd) element [centre], and 2 Psiloi (Ps) elements [right and front centre]

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I have a game of Song of Blades and Heroes ( coming up that we are using in a Dark Age Setting, Vikings vs Saxons. First up is the Viking Warband, which includes options

The complete raiding party:

The Leader/Hero (left) and the miniature to be used as a Beserker (right). I decided that only one figure in a warband can be a beserker, and although he has a high combat value, the quality is quite low to the lack of control over someone dosed up on drugs or bloodlust!

These guys are the better armed warriors (good combat rating), who are more reliable (good quality)

Archer support:

And lower quality hirdmen:

Up next (in this category) will be the Saxons, and then a Battle Report or two in a couple of weeks time.