Tuesday, December 27, 2011

From MilesR: War of 1812 US Regular Infantry, Part II (90 points)

Here we have the second half of Miles' American battalion for his 1812 project, with 18 figures nicely topping it up to full strength.

That is a great 'man-sized' battalion! These are 28mm Knuckleduster figures. Hey, I just noticed, where is Old Glory? What flags are you going to use for these, Miles?

These 18 figures will give Miles another 90 points to add his tally. Well done - they look great!

Thank You to our Painting Challenge Sponsor - 'Architects of War'

Ernie and Barb Baker of 'Architects of War' have been kind and gracious enough to offer prize support for this year's Winter Painting Challenge. To the Bakers I say, 'Thanks so much!'

Those of you who may have visited Analogue Hobbies in the past will have seen several products from 'Architects of War' emerge from my hobby table. For those who may have missed them I invite you to have a look below (click the captions under the photos) and to visit their great website. Their products are of a very high-quality and I'm delighted that they've offered to support our little endevour, encouraging hobbyists to display their mad skills and get projects completed.

In a future post I'll describe in greater detail on how I'll be awarding prizes for the Challenge this year as I've decided to make a few fun additions from the previous Challenge. 

From Curt: 28mm Norman Milites - The de Hauteville Brothers (70 points)

I've been busy with whip and chair keeping my visiting relatives at bay while I try to get some more Normans done (throwing them gifts, alcohol and turkey apparently works the charm). Here are seven mounted Milites ready to assist their warlord in the despoliation of foreign lands, the giving of silly names and the creation of that first vile accountant's spreadsheet: the Domesday Book.

Like the other Norman stuff I've recently done, these are 28mm Gripping Beast castings that are offered as a collection for their SAGA set of rules. They are very nice castings if a little rounded and soft in the detail. The LBMS shield transfers work a magic on these miniatures, giving a nice finishing touch to the process.

The last shot displays the Milites as the Brothers de Hauteville, charging with their father Tancred. If I were to do ALL the brothers there would need to get four more Milites (Tancred was a VERY busy man)! 

BTW, if anyone has an extra one of these milites that you can spare to sell please drop me a note as I had to use an additional one for my command stand and so am a pip short to fill out a proper unit.

These seven will give me 70 points to add to my tally, which puts me at merely a glimmer in the leaders' rearview mirrors instead of nowhere in sight. Now back to some crossbowmen and French Dragoons.