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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

It’s a Raid!

We played the It's a Raid Scenario from the 
2017 Grand Melee players pack at the Ripon City Wargamers.
                                          Turn1
Pete used his Vikings against my Picts.
Scenario has 6 tokens (loot markers) placed around the centre line of the table.
when your miniatures come into contact with a token the activation of the unit ends, from then on the unit can only move 'short' & cannot drop the token. Markers are only dropped by losing combat or by being destroyed.
The Winner is decided by having most loot markers at the end of Turn 6.
We ended up putting all the markers evenly spaced around the centre of the table.
 
                                          Turn 3

Pete Grabbed 2 Loot Markers early (we used my unfinished fatigue markers for these, which are some Red Deer from Wrbases) on & i managed to attack one of the units making them drop the token, but i couldn't consolidate the win to pick it up. Whilst my Hearthguard cavalry tried to uunsuccessfully turn a unit of warriors into pin cushions!

                                           Turn 5
After a lot of toing & froing with the central markers, My unit of 8 tooled up mounted Hearthguard bounced off Petes 4 man Hearthguard!!! 
Perhaps i need to get them finished to help them be of some use??
On the right hand side my unit of Warriors sat in some Terrain looking after a loot marker with Masters of the Terrain in play & survived been shot at by the Viking Thralls.  
In the end it came down to a draw with both sides capturing 3 markers each.
Another great Saga game. 



Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Masters of the Terrain marker

I'm getting a bit stalled with painting the cavalry, 
so i thought that i would make a Masters of the Terrain marker for the Picts.
In which you choose an element of terrain & until the next orders phase it is classed as hard cover
& does not slow any of your units.

I got some Animals & Birds from Warbases (more of these later)
 to use with a Hasselfree miniature that i have.
I decided to go with the Badger & an attacking Goose 
(theres not much more scary than an attacking goose!).


The Hasselfree miniature is the Dynamic Skyclad Boudi figure, i love the way Kev White sculpts female miniatures, 
She still needs some tatoos, eyes etc to be painted just to get her finished

I will add the Fauna to the base after she is completed along with some Basing

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Pict Cavalry

Ive finished painting the horses, for the Pict Cavalry from Newline Designs

Im quite pleased with how they came out, i just wish i was a bit quicker at painting. 
Ive also started on the riders & well on with the Flesh

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Pict Warband

Heres a quick progress shot of the Pict/Scotti Warband up to now

The Warlord is from Bronze Age Miniatures, most of the rest of the figures are Black tree with the rest being  Curtys, Gripping beast & Footsore

Monday, 17 July 2017

Scouts Done (mostly!)

Finally got the Scouts done, barring the bases. 
I might end up adding some shield designs & maybe some clothing patterns, but for now they will do till i get a full 6 points painted.  

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Newline Designs Pict Cavalry


I've been looking around for some Pict Cavalry & finally decided on the
Newline Designs Miniatures 9 pack for £15 in the sale.
There are 3 lots of 3 different designs of rider & horse in the set
(in my set I got 4 of one type, shame it was the walking horse)
 
The above picture shows the 3 riders next to figures from Curteys
(my personal favourite Pict miniatures) on the left,
 Black Tree Design & finally on the far left Gripping Beast.
 
Newline Horses with gripping beast horses, the bases are from Sally 4th
 

Size wise they fit well with the other manufacturers, the flash on the figures was minimal, on the horses there was a lot more with some casting holes under the horses belly, which was easily fixed with some green stuff. The sculpting is good, a little soft in places, better than i could ever do 😂
 
Above with a Gripping Beast & a Black Tree Figure
 
Overall I am very happy with these figures, especially for the price & would buy more figures from Newline, they should paint up well.
 I would like to have seen some more variation in the figures with a helmeted head.
 I have got some West Wind Pict Helmeted heads from Rumacara over on LAF to add to 5 of the riders. 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

UK GRAND MELEE 2017

Well the official announcement for the 2017 Grand Melee has been made.
This year Derby(?) Worlds is at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth. Leicestershire. LE17 5QS.
We already have our tickets & accommodation booked 👍
I'd best get my act together with the picts & get some games in as i've only ever used Vikings in one form or anoher!.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Scouts Update

Im still working on the scouts. All the flesh & the clothing is finished.

Ive been using the foundry paint system, with extra transitions as some of the contrasts are a bit stark to say the least. 
Ive used Moss, Rawhide, Quagmire, British Blanco & Webbing (the last two were from the now defunct WW2 range)

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Some Scouts

While I've been working away, i have been making a unit of Scouts/Guides for my Pict/Scotti Saga Warband

The figures are from Black Tree Design, with cloaks & hoods made from Green-stuff.
Ive only done 7 as i already have a gripping beast figure that i will use with these.
Cheers
Keith

Friday, 28 April 2017

Picts are still on their way!

Well the Picts/Scotti are still on their way, Slowly but surely!

These lot are still works in progress as they need basing & more importantly some sort of uniform shield colouring, which I'm finding quite difficult to come up with, I found it simple with the Vikings.