The Independent Wargames Group.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Thursday 6 April 2023
A Vanilla Post.
I'm finding the need to post a little difficult at the moment due to life imposing itself on my leisure.I have been painting but not as regularly as I like and as a consequence I have a lot of stuff sat in boxes gathering dust.I was determined to complete an additional two Irish units for my Billhooks army. These are meant to represent Redshanks, that is Scots mercenaries, but the differences between them and other gallowglass appears very small, especially as they also lived in Ireland plying their trade.
I used some lovely Antediluvian Miniatures for one unit and Redoubt figures for the second.They are very different but to be honest I like both ranges and Im happy with the results. As for the flags, well I will confess they are probably very wrong as they are Irish flags from early Tudor times by Petes Flags.
I just like Pete's range and felt they added some colour to the units. Shoot me, if you must.
I used to be the proud owner of a very large Bretonnian army, I loved the range of figures produced by Games Workshop but only ever used it once before selling it for a song. One of the best figures of the range was the generic archer. I still have quite a few and sadly keep buying up others if they are cheap. These had been part painted ones which I created into a Burgundian unit, because I haven't enough. Yes they are fantasy figures, but for me they make a nice unit of cheap archers.
I can only apologise that this post is a bit vanilla, but I do hope to put together something a bit meatier next time, that is if the weather remains the same wet self.
Iain Macmillan very kindly sent me two lovely unpainted figures again, one a Marcus Hinton figures, the other a Les Higgins ECW chap. The standard of the sculpting is lovely, especially the woman showing off her leg. They were very enjoyable to paint.
Les Higgins and Hinton Hunt, 30mm lady of ill repute.