Saturday, February 2, 2008

More Samurai Pictures

Well, I've posted a few better pictures of my Samurai. Why? Because Greg Horne wanted to see them.

Remember, click on a photo to get a much larger version of it.

The first photo shows some of the figures in my figure case. You can see a group of mounted; and, on either side of them are foot.

The foot has Samurai in the front, followed by some Monks, with Ashigaru in the rear.

The other photos show both a front and rear view of a cavalry stand and a stand of Samurai.

While these figures are all by Ral Partha, the sashimonos are from what used to be Dixon (but I believe that this line was sold to another company). I used a pin vise to drill holes to fit them in.

For the last four photos, I've proped on edge of the base up in order to get a better angle on the photos.

Yes, you're correct, the prop is just an ordinary pencil. What did you expect? Something fancy?

While I'd like to claim the credit for painting these figures, I actually traded a Roman army to a fellow in exchange for his painting these.

I'd happily tell you his name, but it was well over 20 years ago and I simply don't remember it. He was another local gamer, not a professional painter.

Sadly, they were painted for WRG 7th . . . but by the time I got them back from the painter, I'd quit playing WRG.

I did get them on the table once . . . for a game of "Warrior" (a sort of WRG 7.5 rewritten to eliminate the "Barkerese").

I'm pleased to report that they did win that single battle . . . but they've been put away since then.

Once I finally get everything unpacked, I will probably see if I can find some rules that I like and get them on the table again.

-- Jeff

Monday, January 21, 2008

Two Photos

I tried taking a few photos of some of the Ancients armies that I've got in my display case . . . but sadly most were pretty blurry.

(Remember to 'click' on the photos to see larger verstions.)

One that did turn out shows some of the mounted troops of my Feudal Spanish army.

Most of the Moorish cavalry and all of the foot are elxewhere, but it does give some idea of the army. Figures are mostly 25mm Ral Parthas.

The second photo (not as sharp, I'm afraid) is of my Samurai army. Again these are 25mm Ral Parthas.

I still don't know what army I would like to play . . . or even if I want to take the time from my Lace Wars projects . . . but these photos should at least let you know that I do have some Ancients (actually I've got an awful lot of them . . . but most are still packed away).

-- Jeff

Thursday, December 27, 2007

My Ancient Armies

I'm not sure if I'll take an active part in the "Kingdoms of Antiquity" group blog or not . . . but I'm starting this blog to think about it.

Off of the top of my head, my currently painted 25mm Ancient armies are:
  • Greek Hoplites
  • Alexandrian Imperial
  • Syracusan
  • Carthaginian
  • Feudal Scots
  • Feudal Spanish
  • Samurai

I know that I have unpainted lead for these 25mm armies:
  • Ancient Indian
  • Illyrian
  • Gauls
  • Early Imperial Romans
  • Ayyubid Egyptian
  • Knights (3/4 painted)

In 15mm I have the following painted armies:
  • New Babylonians
  • Greek Hoplites (early & late)
  • Late Imperial Romans
  • Franks/Goths
  • Arab Conquest
  • Medieval German Knights

All of the above are full armies (at least 200 figures -- often far more). Generally they are based ala WRG (I played 7th Edition for far too long), although the Feudal Scots and Alexandrian Imperial armies are based for WAB. I also have several smaller DBA-size armies . . . and I'm probably forgetting several since I really haven't played much in the way of Ancients for twenty years or so.

If I do participate in the Kingdoms of Antiquity, what would I want to play?

Suggestions welcome.

-- Jeff