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18Jun/171

Cantabrum Indoctum Iuga Ferre Nostra

"Cantabrum indoctum iuga ferre nostra - Cantabria, that won't bear our  yoke", Quintus Horatius Flaccus.

Continuing the ancient SAGA projects, more cavalry arrived for the Iberians. I had a bit of trouble continuing this part of the SAGA warbands, as Victrix is a bit of a problem to get your hands on. Some sets, like the Balearic Slingers are direct only, others are regularly available. Never the less, the Iberians are the third warband, after Germans and Romans.

I introduced the Celt-Iberians in this first post, talking about the background and I have two further post about northern Spain and the Museum of Archaeology of Cantabria (MUPAC). But begin with the bulk, most of the units are already build and based.

Work in Progress - SAGA Bases Work in Progress - SAGA Bases

4May/170

Para Bellum – Reinforcement for the Romans

While currently preparing a load of reviews, painting terrain and base colours, I got a small reinforcement for the SAGA Romans.

SAGA - Warlord Games Caesarian Romans Blisters

14Apr/170

Keeping busy in Spring

There were only a few updates since mid of march, but I've been busy in the meantime and I want to give you a look into what I was tinkering on.

I'm currently preparing a bit Bolt Action themed content, some of the new plastic kits, along with the 2nd Edition rule set and starter box. Been building the US Airborne, quite a nifty kit, but more on that in an upcoming review.

Work in Progress - Bolt Action US Airborne

25Feb/170

Mustering Vulfgangs Warband

After mustering the Romans for the SAGA project, it is time to call the German warriors of Vulfgangs warband to arms.

As mentioned in the article about planing a german warband, I started assembling the plastic and metal miniatures from the matching Warlord Games boxed set. As the metal torsos all wore fur, I added those fur cloaks to all of the miniatures. Fur is quite easy to do and there are several ways to do so, among others using a press mold by Micro Art Studios. I used a sculptor tool with a sharp, pin like tip.

SAGA Ancient German Warband SAGA Ancient German Warband

5Feb/170

Unternehmen Greif – Ersatz StuG

As I took care of the Rubicon Models StuG just a few days ago, I already mentioned, that I've been tinkering with that kit.

The next Bolt Action supplement, Battle of the Bulge, is just around the corner and we have a lot of winter troops around. I have a fable for captured vehicles and special vehicles, so I decided to build my winter germans around the Unternehmen Greif and one of the Kampfgruppe X-Z.

I already prepared a Panther M10, using the resin kit by Warlord Games and adding a few parts from the Rubicon plastic Panther kit.

Bolt Action - Panther M10 Bolt Action - Panther M10 Bolt Action - Panther M10

23Jan/170

Mustering Caesars Legion

After introducing the initial idea of Ancient SAGA with Caesar's Legion, it is time to bring some (plastic) pieces together and get it started. The basic foundation of this project are two boxes of plastic 28mm romans from Warlords Hail Caesar range.

SAGA - Caesar's Legion

1Jan/171

Jumping from 2016 to 2017

Happy New Year!

After a relaxing last evening in 2016, let us welcome the new year! It was a cold, foggy sky last night, but the city was lit up by fireworks.

New Years Eve 2017 New Years Eve 2017

26Oct/160

Crusader Carts

Inspired by the SAGA Scenario "The Escort", i'm looking for something that would make a good baggage train for my spanish Crusaders. As I already used miniatures from the Perry Crusader range, I thought it made sense to look at their range again for the additional baggage train / wagons.

Unfortunately, they don't have specific ones for the crusades, but others from the War of the Roses range. I'm not a specialist on these, so which would fit an early middle ages, around 1.000 - 1.200 A.D.? They have a few, between 11 and 21 pound to offer.

Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons

25Sep/162

Starting a Genestealer Cult

I'm quite amazed by the recent release of the Genestealer Cult. Games Workshop seems to do a lot of interesting and well meant things currently. Horus Heresy in plastic, first look at Adeptus Custodes in plastic as well, and then these Rogue Trader flashback in form of the genestealer cult.

I was already hooked when they released Deathwatch Overkill, and I managed to acquire the part of the genestealer cult for a small dime.

Inq28 / Necromunda - Genestealer Cult

14Apr/160

KV2 finished, KV1 and Panther M10 in progress

The captured KV2 / PzKpfw 754(r) is finished. I did final touches on the armour, and finished the tracks. After painting the colours, drybrush and wash, i added homemade mud-paste and model gras.

Bolt Action - Captured KV-2 PzKpfw 754(r) Bolt Action - Captured KV-2 PzKpfw 754(r) Bolt Action - Captured KV-2 PzKpfw 754(r)