Monday, December 26, 2011

From TimB: 28mm Great War German Casualties & 'Snori' the Viking Axe Caddy (25 points)

Tim decided to break the Christmas Truce and quickly sent in these models while I was gorging myself on turkey, perogies and cabbage rolls.  We see here two Great War German casualties.  We think these are 25mm Old Glory castings.

Next is Tim's brilliant Viking conversion that he made up for me which has its origins from an silly series of comments we exchanged a few days ago regarding Hrolf's scandalously pristine axe, the upshot of which was that any self-respecting Viking/Anglo-Dane should have a caddy with a golfbag full of various axes to meet any occasion. 

Tim made the bag out of putty and festooned it with a variety of axes (courtesy of GW and Gripping Beast). Check out plaid pattern on the bag - very posh.

With the Scottish Saltire on his shield I'm guessing this Viking is from the Orkneys. So we'll call him 'Snori Haggis-McBaggis'. Tim left the basing fairly raw as I like to do the groundwork myself.

Thanks a bunch Tim! These three will net you 25 points (5 extra for the additional thought and effort put into 'Snori').

From IanW: 15mm Cretan Archers & Prodromoi Lancers (96 points)

Ian has been itching to get on the scoreboard for several days now and comes through with these lads from the wars of Philip II and Alexander. Well done!

These are 15mm Magister Militum castings that Ian adds to his Macedonian army which he's based for the 'Fields of Glory' rules.

Ian says the the 16 Cretan archers were fairly straightforward to get done but the 8 light cavalry were a bit more involved with shading the tunics and the leopard skin horse rugs.

This group will bring him 48 points each for the archers and the light cavalry: 96 points total! 

Next up for Ian will be a big unit of 32 Companion pike.