Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's Alive!

Yes, I am still alive.   over the last 2 months I experienced more gaming 'funk'.  Along the way I also painted a few commissions started school, and  sold my French truck master to Army Group North Miniatures after i was plagued in  the later stages of getting it cast. I had gotten a few trucks out ok, but then the problems started, and they did not stop until i decided to sell it.

anyway, over the last week or two I painted up some Imagination stuff,  specifically the first 2 groups of the Köztársaság  Pandour regiment.

Köztársaság Pandour infantryman (Crusader miniatures)

Köztársaság Pandour officers and hornist (Crusader miniatures)
 I had ordered some Eagle miniatures kneeling pandours to convert into an Amusette team, but they really won't fit in at all with the crusader. they are larger, and the sculpting is not particularly complimentary either.  If anyone has any kneeling Austrian Grenz from Old Glory, let me know.

Köztársaság Pandours engaging Tufecis raiders from Asarya

I will expand the pandour regiment with another unit of 8 infantry, and i think I'm going to add a troop of 6 mounted pandours, using Front rank figures. I'll be using the pose with the severed head as a character naturally!

I also did a bit of test painting on some other figures i had, specifically some Grenadier Officers.  my grenadier formation will be the grenadier "companies" from each of the 2 infantry regiments  i will eventually have. it also doubled as a viability test of the Kurprinz regiment uniform colours.  I think they tuned out well.
Converged Grenadier NCO, Officer, and Drummer.
The Blue is the  Kurprinz Regimental uniform.

Also, I'll be running a big-ish FIW Sharp Practice game at Council Fires on October 1st, so stop by and say Hi!


  1. Nice work my friend, real life gets in the way.

  2. Great looking figures, and very well painted. I love the background image for the photos too.

  3. i honestly think hte reason I've been in so many painting funks is related to my suddenly very slackened gaming schedule. A year ago I was gaming at least once a week, sometime 2. now I'm not always gaming once a month. I haven't been able to re-assemble anything close to a gaming group since april-ish. I used to use my regular gaming schedule as a deadline to finish painting. now that my games are few and far between, I find I'm less motivated to finish a particular unit or project in anything like the time i used to. I guess I'm jsut too goal oriented.

    Damn those Canadians and their ridiculously fractured gaming Community!

  4. Mounted Pandour like this one Steve?

    It seems that you, Dave and I are all using some of the same figs from Crusader.

  5. Ray Rousell:

    Yeah i started thinking about the photo editing part of photography after I did some photography for publications this summer.

    My Turkish army and some FIW stuff is in the new Black powder supplement. I took the pics and they Photoshopped the background. Then i took the pictures for Richard Clarke at Too Fat Lardies for his FIW supplement in the TFL summer Special. I added the backgrounds in the pics for Richard this time. I suppose the next step is to take the same picture with and without figures so i can edit out the bases and make it look like a diorama.

    When i looked in the back of the Black powder supplement, I'm rather humbled by the company my name is keeping in the credits!

  6. Firestorm:

    you beat me too it. although I have a full infantry regiment done, and Soon a full curiassier regiment plus my converged greandiers and the Pandours so far.

    If you spot some decent kneeling Austrian Grenz anywhere, let me know, I still really want that Amusette team.

  7. Its ok, the more severed heads on a table the better. You going to council fires this weekend? I might get Mike to bring down my Grenadier regiment and Hussars to get some experience if he has time to play a game of ImagiNation.

  8. it's not this weekend, it's October 1st

  9. Ah yes, sorry, the weeks have just become a blur this year.

  10. Nicely done Stephen. I've got a few divisions of 15mm Croats myself (mostly unpainted of course), I think they'll form the bulk of the Grnad Duchy's army.

    I feel your pain about the gaming dip. My group used to play every week then people moved, life got in the way and now I'm happy to get a game scheduled once a month! And this fall? Just started my BOTC at Borden last weekend and busy at work, so I haven't touched my brushes for about 8 days now.

    Sadly I'll be missing both Council Fires and MIGSCON.