Friday, 2 May 2014

Smaller Angry Men on Horses

While I wait for my shiny new plastic angry men on horses to be dispatched from the UK I have instead taken some time out of my ludicrously busy schedule to rebase two of my old Field of Glory 15mm armies for Impetus. Why you ask? Well, I don't play FoG anymore and am unlikely to ever go back to it. My views on it are a subject for another day.

So I present to you the Work in Progress photos of these two projects - both armies close to my heart. The first, Wallachians, featuring vampires, wraiths, skeletons, werewolves and zombies, is all about not taking history too serious.

I'm slowly working my way through the process of painting the polyfilla black for basing and painting the last couple of bases that never got done for the FoG army - my "Crusaders" - although they were more likely just plain old mercernary German or Eastern European heavy horse

The second is one of the most popular armies for ancients gamers - Burgundian Ordonnance. An army designed by it's creator to take the best of military science of it's day has possibly the worst win/loss record (and a pretty poor Goal Diff as well) of any army in the medieval era.

The Burgundians have a ways to go - I'm missing a few bits from the previous FoG armies that made it up and may have to *gasp* actually pick up a few new bits and bobs. This will be novel indeed.

There's one more that I'll take some piccies of when I've done some necessary repair work. My Basic Impetus Aztec army I put together with some figures I bought to try out the Black Hat Aztecs before making a full FoG army. So that never happened and by good luck more than good management, I made up a really nice variety of bases for Basic Impetus. It's not an army I'm ever likely to expand for big boys Impetus though - it works really well in Basic and, honestly, I don't think I'd want to paint that many dudes again either!

1 comment:

  1. I love the irreverent mix of minis! To many of our guild are grumpy historians, who forget that we're all playing with toys.