Sunday, 23 June 2013

Iberian Light Cavalry

The latest edition to Hannibal's army some Newline Spanish Light Cavalry. I'm currently working on some Scutarii but I'm starting to realise how impractical single based figures are, it takes a while to get them set up, so I am considering re-basing on the lines of impetus style basing for ease.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Iberian Heavy Cavalry

More mounted warriors here to fight Carthage's wars. These Newline figures come with one human and two horse poses and came with caetra shields. I tried to diversify the troopers by carefully twisting their heads with a pair of pliers. The two command figures introduce some alternative figures into the unit and in retrospect I think I should of gave a few of them a scutum shield as shown in Head's Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars. Maybe I could risk ordering some more to do that but their are some who would argue, convincingly, that I have far too many of these little men as it is... or I could just use the Hat Spanish cavalry that is waiting to be painted.  

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Carthaginian Cavalry

These miniatures from Newline Designs features two variations of the same pose, one bearded and the other shaven. There is only one pose for the horse although the command figure sits on another style of horse that came with that code. I attempted to introduce some variety by bending the spear arms but overdone it as some of the arms look odd now. Also there was a bit of a disaster with the varnish going cloudy even though I gave it a good shake and stir. It was some wilko's matt varnish and it worked fine with the Celtic foot. I've since returned back to Vallejo matt varnish. Apart from that they painted fine and quite quickly thanks to the simple colour scheme.   

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Gallic Mounted Nobles

Continuing with a Celtic theme here are some more Newline Design 20mm miniatures. I have painted these for a Carthaginian army but both these and the warband will form a nice start to a Gallic army also.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Gallic Warriors

It has been a very long time since my last post but I have been painting from time to time. I have finished a few units for my Carthaginian army however I have not been enjoying the photography side of things. I can not get the hang of taking close up shots of miniatures in a large group. Also the terrain I used for backgrounds is no more, the grass mat got crushed so I binned it. I need to make some durable and easy to store terrain since I don't have much space to stow stuff. Until then I have used a table cloth to act as a background to the miniatures and have for you a Warband of Gauls. My previous units have been (too) uniform but there is no way I could get away having uniformed Gauls it would just eat at me. Painting them in a variety of colours also made it more interesting to paint and will probably not have as many uniformed units in the future save Macedonians and Late Republican Roman heavy infantry.