Saturday, January 26, 2013

From TamsinP: 15mm Thirty Years War Cavalry (144 points)

From Tamsin:
Here, for my 6th entry, are some 30YW "Horse" suitable for use as Swedish cavalry. Figures are 15mm from Donnington.

I originally started doing them in buff coats, then whilst checking something else discovered that the Swedish troopers tended not to wear them. Oh well, easily corrected and different colour jackets will make it easier to distinguish them on the table.

In FoG:R these will be "determined horse", which whilst making them expensive, they do get 2 dice per front rank base in close combat.
Lovely work Tamsin. Brigaded together they make quite an impressive sight and, I say, very 'determined'! I also like the muted colours you chose for their coats. 

These thirty six cavalrymen will give Tamsin 144 points which will allow her to bridge the gap and close in on Fran. Excellent stuff.

From MikeP: 20mm WWII German Waffen SS (60 points)

From Mike:
Entry #4 from me. Slowly on track to making my par objectives.
We have a section of 20mm SS German infantry, and my first attempt to paint Peadot camo, which I gather is one of the Holy Grails of WW2 miniature painting.   Not sure if I got it quite right but I am happy with the result. 

The figures are by CP Models / TQD Castings - the names seem to be used interchangeably.
In general I like these figures, they have good detail, and the weapons seem proportional to the bodies.  The arm on the pointing squad leader seems a bit long, but otherwise no worries.  Whoever sculpted the kit knew what they were doing, it's very accurate. 
The five German casualties are from AB Miniatures.  I wasn't planning to enter these but as I had the German paint palette revved up, it seemed to make sense.   I can't say enough good things about this company.  If you do WW2 in 20mm, they are the gold standard.  Great fun to paint.

Excellent work Mike (I actually thought these were 28s). The dot-pattern camo came off very well. 

This group will give Mike 60 points to add to his tally.