I have managed to get some painting accomplished in the interim: my Wars of the Roses project continues, though not as much progress has been made as I would like. Richard of Gloucester's retinue is complete, and I have started in on Will Hastings, and I have also completed a levy bill-bow unit, and some Irish mercenaries for the Lancastrians. The project is about 40% 'complete' (i.e. building for the Battle of Tewkesbury)--as if any wargaming project ever achieves its telos.
I also wanted to post up some pictures of random stuff that I has come from my painting desk at one time or another. A miniatures blog entry is like a PowerPoint presentation: if there aren't any pictures, you're doing it wrong.
Here we have some Scythian nobles from Old Glory 25s: they can easy represent any sort of unruly steppe nomad types on the skirmish table. I was incredibly surprised with how much I liked the sculpts (particularly the middle guy), since I bought them on a whim. No one really knows what the Scythians looked like, as the sources conflict, and archaeological excavations of tomb mounds has turned up mummified corpses which look Ukrainian, and DNA analysis has shown others to be related to the steppe people of western Mongolia. They were likely a mixed grouping of confederate tribes who intermingled.
|Apologies for the unfinished bases: that's on the agenda.|
|My little namesakes! Some sweet little foxes. (Hide the chickens!)|
And here are some oldies, painted a goodly while ago, that I don't mind posting up. First we have some Old Glory Norman heavy horse painted up a Swan Knights of Dol Amroth on a whim. I added their head-wraps with some green stuff.
|I love Boromir. It's like Richard Sharpe at a Ren-faire.|
Si vales, bene est,