Thursday, 10 October 2019

Brits completed and now onto some Romans.

 Well this weeks games were two scenarios using SPQR, one against the Romans and the second against a marauding band of Gauls. My Brits lost both, but were very tense affairs and very enjoyable. I used one of my chariots and a band of British light cavalry. Both proved very disappointing, my chariot being overwhelmed by Gallic warriors whilst my cavalry simply ran away.
 But then that's the way SPQR plays, make a tactical mistake and one cannot recover. My mistake against the Romans was my initial disposition which allowed John to pile into my confused slingers who didn't stand a chance against legionnaires. I then had to suffer consistent rounds of piliums as my war bands charged in. Being British my armour is poor and they tend to rely on their large shields which are temporally disabled by piliums.
 Anyway the battles give me an excuse to display the entire British command, although eagle eyed viewers will see I need to complete one chariot base. But my Brits are now complete, well apart from six light cavalry, but given their poor initiation I just might not bother with them.



 The Victrix chariot set contains a lot of extra figures, including three druids. The figure is so good I painted two up to lead my fanatics.
 You also get three Boadicea figures, so naturally I had to paint one up as a 'champion.'

 So my next little project is the Romans, using mainly Victrix figures. I like the Warlord version but think the Victrix transfers for the shields are much better. Anyway I managed to knock off a Warlord Roman commander to test the look I'm going for, and it isn't red I'm afraid.


 I 'found' some Black Hussar civilians that cried out to be painted. I want these for a few weeks time and very nice sculpts they are to.
 I will be quiet for a couple of weeks but hope to be back soon, hopefully full of thoughts and controversy.
 Talking of found figures, I was pottering around today and discovered a draw with four completed ECW artillery pieces in it.I had forgotten I had placed them there for safe keeping and simply left them unloved and abandoned. What I found worrying was I re ordered some extra guns and crew from Hinchliffe because I thought I needed more so I now have too many!





7 comments:

  1. You present a splendid looking army, Robbie! Great work. I looks forward to your return with Romans and more controversy.

    As for your ECW gun windfall, at least the extra guns found were already finsished. I would be giddy having found something already finished and ready for battle.

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    1. Thaks for that Johnathan. Im a bit worried actually, what else have I painted and then forgotten about?

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  2. Fantastic looking Britons! The Victrix kits are very tempting! Lovely looking Civilians too! I keep painting great Italian wars artillery, I've got 3'0" of them and I can't think how I will use them all!
    Best Iain

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    1. Sorry for the delay in replying Iain, I am tempted to paint up a few more crews for the Italian Wars.

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  3. Fine looking force there Robbie! The civilian figures are always useful for dressing games or for objective markers.

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    1. Thanks David, Black Hussar do some lovely civilians.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

Smoggycon 2013

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Smoggycon 2012

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Smoogycon 2009

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My French getting another beating