English Civil War – Royalists

Made a start on my ECW force, first game I saw at a real gaming club back int day at Rotherham Library was an ECW game. Must have been several gamers collecting loads as it was a massive game. From that day I have always felt a propper gamer should have an ECW force.

Pike and Shotte blocks, done em as fill sized blocks but will def be gamed as smaller blocks to make em go further. Lart, P&S and FOG are all destined to get these boys on the table.

Are based up pretty much for DBA’ish as tend to use this for my 15mm forces then bend the rules to suit.

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A unit of lifeguard heavy cav, three of cavalier med cav and two mounted dragoons.

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Supply wagon for a camp, some commanders and med artillery. Not decided if I actually want to put the division commanders onto round bases or not.

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Gun carriage with a broken wheel as another camp, trying to re pose 15mm figs is a pain and has meant broken limbs all round, and the heavy artillery.

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Of course the King himself and to the right his cavalry commanders.

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Figs are from Museum Miniatures and are really good, going to get a few more infantry to finish off blocks and to do some dismounted dragoons as light infantry.

How long they will take to paint is of course the unanswered question and again means my poor old ancient Britons are not going to get their cavalry divisions painted any time soon.

Epic Terrain

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For my monthly challenge on the Warlord Games Forum, if it ever comes back on line, I decided to add to my Epic Terrain

Got another nine to do and may put some flock on them but think they came out ok

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Here are a few more pics with some rather outnumbered looking Orks about to get Apect Warriored to the face

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Look forward to using em in a game soon

Finished the rest of em off

Try to get a game in this weekend so we can put the city together cos Scott has done some terrain as well

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Think they look like a proper job, pristine imperial city it is not

15mm horse archer types and chums

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For my monthly challenge I got some horse archer types and foot archers done

They are going to be added to my Seleucid force for the upcoming Lart Campaign we are playing and will no doubt act as various DBA forces as well

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The slinger’s in the middle are from a force I picked up and am trying to match the basing, try as I might I just cant match it

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If you recognise your work let me know what colours you used for the basing please as it is driving me mad

 

Baldies Monthly Painting Challenge August

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Here is what I have done so far, not much as I am trying to finish my course work as well

Second board for DBA games, this one is less deserty and more arable, not totally convinced as I used bits of off cut grass roll then sanded around it rather than usual sand and flock.

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Looks ok really

Then I did some hills for it, going to do some small pennies of bushes and rocks to sit on the bigger bases to be scrubby ground

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Also did some for the desert table

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Totally flat DBA terrain is best to play on but I am prepared to have wobbly modles and add in some 3D to the table.

Next on the list is a camp as the first one is too medievaly to do for Seleucids etc

Should get it done in time for our local clubs DBA day, may even get some undercoat on my Romans and dont get me started on the BUA I have started.

Needless to say have become a little obsessed by DBA at the moment

DBA Board

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After realising how much I enjoyed playing DBA I decided to knock up a board, this one is 2 x 2

It is done as a basic deserty scrub board which may look a bit odd with some of my armies but is a doddle to do

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Am going to do a couple to leave with Colin, prob a plain one as well

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In a rush to make some glue dry I foolishly stood it up in garden where the sun has bented it a little but for 50p I am not that fussed

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Some basic terrain, DBA likes a flatish table

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Then for this months painting challenge a couple of units of Seleucid cataphracts for HC and Lart. Need to add some static grass clumps if I can ever find the colour to match the rest of the army

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Genuinely shocked how much I enjoyed playing DBA and can see me getting more for it