Friday, May 8, 2009

Italian Allied cavalry

This Italian Allied cavalry unit will fight along side my Roman cavalry for my Warhammer Ancient Battles: Hannibal and the Punic Wars Republican Roman army.

A closer view.

The figures are 28mm Oscan Cavalry with Command from Old Glory miniature's Ancient Italy line, Product ID: PII-03.

The command.

Pictured below is the unit's standard bearer. I wasn't sure what they would have used but this sea dragon head seemed an appropriate choice.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Republican Roman cavalry

Center two figures are from 1st Corp.
This unit will be a nice addition to my existing Republican Roman army, which currently has no cavalry support. I have one additional unit of Italian Allied cavalry I will soon follow-up with. This army is being used with the Warhammer Ancient Battles rules system and the Hannibal and the Punic Wars supplement.

The majority of these miniatures are 25mm Old Glory Republican Roman cavalry, Product ID: PPR-06 (10 figures with 3 three spear poses and shields). One miniature is from the Old Glory Oscan cavalry pack (the rest of which will be in my Italian Allied cavalry unit) and the two command figures are from 1st Corps.

Center figure is from Oscan cavalry pack.

I was disappointed by the limited poses and lack of command and I had issues drilling holes for the spears (some mangled hands). However, they painted up fairly well using my craft paints. The spears (also Old Glory) are probably too long but I am on a budget these days and used what I already had "in stock". In the end I am pretty happy with how they turned out.

The One Inch General

A friend asked me to take pictures of this miniature he painted for me many years ago when we we're members of a group known as the "Frankfurt Wargamers".

On one side "Markgraf von Schultz" is written, referring to an Imbiss outside the Frankfurt Kaserne often frequented by the Frankfurt Wargamers.

On the other side is "The One Inch General", a nickname I earned playing Napoleon's Battles. The 1" refers to a general's command radius within the rules set. At the time, as a new historical miniatures gamer, I often played overtly defensive tactics. I was often reluctant to play an aggressive game.

The miniature originally had a chicken drumstick in place of the morningstar but it was damaged and lost in transport. This was the best repair I was able to make. I also re-flocked the base as much of the original material had worn away.

28mm Hobbit, the manufacturer is unknown.

*** painted by Michael Kan