Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Kingdom Egyptian Pharaoh

My New Kingdom Egyptian army can now beled by the Pharaoh himself!

Cesar Miniatures "Pharaoh's Chariot" set also came with a variety of civilians, who will be joining the camp of the army in due course.

I'm looking forward to matching my Egyptians and my Hittites up against each other in the New Year, once I've settled into my new home in Kentucky.

Hopefully I'll get some good photos for the blog!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sengoku Jidai Period samurai

Some figures from my Japanese samurai army....

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Out of Africa........

A Nubian woman bids farewell as the men from her village depart for the latest round of fighting for or against the Egyptians.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Latest pics of Celtic village......

A view of the piggery (far left) on the outskirts of my Celtic village, although it kind of gets "lost" a little with the house of the same color behind it.

(Once I get some animals I'll try to get pics inside the fence, and some closer up shots.)

No, the locals next te piggery are not discussing what to do when the local Area Plan office asks why they didn't get a building permit before they built! But then again, you never know what trick those pesky Romans will pull to try and take the land away from the natives!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hittite Guards now ready for action!

My Hittite army now has a phalanx of Guards.

They look like a right bunch of thugs, so we'll see how they go when I (eventually) get around to fighting a battle.

I now have the core units of my Hittite army complete. They could do with a few more foreign mercenaries to help them out though. At the rate I'm going this year, I'll be struggling to get that finished before Christmas!

It hasn't beena very productive year for me so far, so I'm hoping that will change in the second half!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Finally - Hittite Heavy Infantry Ready For Action

I can't believe it has taken me almost six months to get these guys ready for action.

I've got 48 figures, which will form two phalanxes of the heavy infantry that lumbers forward and cleans up after the chariots have smashed their way through the enemy ranks.

Still got guards to do, and some more mercenaries, but my Hittite army is now strong enough to fight. They are still greatly outnumbered by my New Kingdom Egyptians, but I think they could put up a decent contest.

The Egyptians used light chariots that were just fine for fast movement, and getting their archers close enough to shoot at an enemy, but not so great for combat. The Hittite chariots were heavier, and better for up-close-and-personal. So this would be a contest of different styles, with the Egyptian chariots buzzing around trying to soften up the Hittie infantry with archery fire, while the Hittite chariots are trying to smash their way through. Both armies would then send in their infantry to finish off the job.

Several upcoming projects planned, including Late Romans, Incas and Mayans! Plus, more villages and communities.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Additions to my Celtic Village

My Celts celebrated Imbolc this past week with the addition of two new houses to my village.

Slowly it is growing into a bustling little community!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hittite Heavy Chariots Finally Done!

It's taken much longer than I expected, but I finally have the chariot division of my Hittite army complete (well, for now anyway.)

12 heavy chariots (and somewhere in behind you may also be able to see the six Mitanni light chariots) rumbling across the plain, looking for Egyptians (or anyone else who want) to fight!

Now I just have to do their infantry - although I have already done their light archers, so I've made a start.

No date set yet for the first battle of the year - Indian's Vs Persians. The script is all written up, and the two armies ready to fight. Just need to find the time and the space. There's a little too much clutter around my apartment at the moment, and I don't seem to be having any luck clearing it up.