August 14, 2014

Hobby Update –Wild West, Samurai & Bolt action plus future plans!

  Wow its been months since i posted about anything.  Have no fear i haven't given up on painting or gaming. In fact i have been pretty busy on the painting front and gaming has been going well. Anyone who follows Will (Wills Ramblings)or Robs (Painted Addiction) blogs will know what we have been up too. If you don’t follow their blogs go check them out. Apart from being my best mates and keen war gamers they are also enthusiast photographers' and have some great pics to view. – Anyways back to the pictures. I intend to get the lads to take some nice pics of each of the figs on their big flash cameras but these pics will have to suffice for the moment.  

Legends of the old west.

I’ve managed to paint up two more gangs for my legends of the old west gaming. All the figures are from Black Scorpions Tombstone range.

First up a Cowboys!

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The next gang is Lawmen.

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Legends of the rising sun.

following on from the Legends of the old west i found some modified LOTOW rules for Samurai battles aptly named Legends of the rising sun.  You have Buntai (gangs) for Samurai, Warrior Monks, Ninja  - basically i was hooked.  About 8 or 9 months back i got a set of the Koryu Buntai for Ospreys Ronin war game. We had one test game of this but it didn't really grab the lads so we haven't played it since. We i found the LOTRS rules i pulled my gang out and decided to paint them up with hopes of a first game this weekend. As we all like the LOTOW rules system we should get in a few games of this modification. I'm also so keen on this i have ordered some Warrior monks from The Assault group Medieval Asia range.

The First Buntai.

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These are the first Samurai I've ever painted and to be honest i was a little intimidated with clothing colours and symbols. I’ve watched a pile (probably over 100) of old black and white Samurai films including all the Akira Kurosawa classics. But i never really gave colours much thought until i started painting these. I used a pile of photos off Google as reference and am pretty happy with what I've come up with.  I’m looking forward to the warrior monks turning up so i can get stunk into them as i have allot of reference material for colour schemes for them.


Bolt Action

This has been the big star over the last 2-3 months and the one i have spent the most time painting!!  1000 points of late war British plus a couple of extra bits so i have some options.

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Not the most exciting force to look at but I'm happy with how its turned out. I just have to get around to doing unit markings and its finished.


Future Gaming plans.

Looking to the future for gaming and painting Rob and I are planning on armies for Warlord Games Hail Caesar. The only issue i see with this rule set is we will need a lot of figures. I’ve decided to do an army that I've always wanted to paint - Mid Republican Romans. The Punic wars period is my favourite and I'm looking forward to this project. I've chosen to order Vitrix’s new plastic 28mm Mid Republican Romans – ill be doing a review once they turn up. (No Seriously i will) 

these are the first two boxes and apparently there will be a third box featuring allied Italian states. I have hopes for plastic elephants but i may be kidding myself (But a man can dream!!!)    

I suspect that this project is going to take a long time as the army is probably going to be around 400 figures all up. (yes i may well be mad!!).

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