Wednesday 20 December 2023

Compliments of the Season

Merry Christmas to all followers and readers of the blog.

This year has been 'quiet' to the casual observer, but I can assure you that behind the scenes there has been wargaming productivity aplenty, and a fair bit of painting. I'll do a full review of the year next week, once the festivities are over.

In the meantime, I wish you and yours peace and goodwill, and a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday 13 December 2023

First Steppes

 A few snaps of the growing Eastern Renaissance project.

Muscovite commander:

Figures are from The Assault Group (TAG). Really enjoyed painting these chaps. Flag is by Mark Allen. 

Next up - Tatars:

These are from the Fireforge Mongol plastics box. I decided to paint them in dull brown clothing to match my perception of Tatars, largely formed by watching the film "By Fire and Sword" many years ago. 

Sometimes it's nice to just set up a few scenes on the tabletop, without necessarily having a game... or at least, that's what I like to do...

Here, Cossacks and Streltsi are fending off a Tatar attack on a small settlement on Muscovy's southern border.

Whilst I don't yet have sufficient for a game, I am working to remedy that and early in the new year I will begin to play some games with this collection. The large numbers of cavalry will make for some interesting scenarios.

That's all for now folks! Hope everyone is enjoying the 'wind down' to the festivities and the prospect of some hobby time.