Saturday 8 May 2010

More 6mm Prussians

As those that are following the Towton Project will know, I have rather a lot of Wars of the Roses figures to paint. To keep myself fresh for painting Wars of the Roses figures I have also been working on some other side projects. One of these is the Prussian order of battle for Lobositz. This week I have painted four more infantry units and two cuirassier units for that project. I painted some artillery and half a dozen other infantry regiments some time back and you can see those HERE if you did not see them last time I posted.

I am using the order of battle in Frank Chadwick's Battles of the Seven Years War and plan to use his Volley and Bayonet rules for gaming this period. Conveniently, Lobositz provides a large enough force to use with the Road to Glory battle system in Volley and Bayonet too. I like it when things come together like that! The Road to Glory system is a battle generator designed to make even one-off battles slightly different by using a card-based deployment system. Players draw a card and deploy according to that card. This can mean that elements of the player's army are not present at the start of the battle and will only arrive as reinforcements. I am really looking forward to trying this out. I suppose I had better get painting if I am ever to do so!

Group shot of the new figures (click all pictures for larger images)

IR 30

IR 27

IR 21

Cuirassier Regiments 2 (back) and 10 (front)

Chaos in Carpathia - The Antagonists

We are planning to play Chaos in Carpathia at some point. Hopefully it will form part of a blackpowderpunk (aka lacepunk) game that Steve has planned. It looks like the game will be largely skirmish using Gloire and Chaos in Carpathia. With that in mind, I have painted up a Monster Hunter warband for Chaos in Carpathia that will also suit the blackpowderpunk setting.

The Monster Hunters
Rogue Ridinghood and her followers are ready to take on the minions of darkness. Ever since her grandmother was eaten by a werewolf she has harboured a deep hatred for all forms of inhuman beast.

Her group consists of (from left to right):
Simple Simon Piemacher, a slayer. He likes to keep things simple ("Kill them all. God will know his own.")
'Ash Lad', a scholar. They always said he would never make anything of himself. That may be true but he makes mincemeat of monsters.
Rogue Ridinghood herself, their intrepid leader.
Dr Foster, a holy man. He preaches the word of God and smites both hip and thigh.
Bo Peep, a slayer. Her search for lost sheep rarely brings them living back to the fold.

The Vampires
You can't have monster hunters without someone to hunt. Steve has painted a Werewolf warband, so I decided to put together a Vampire warband. I've not thought through their background in detail but I have managed to paint them.

From left to right we have: a blood servant, a lesser vampire, a Romanian vampire (the boss) and a lesser vampire.

I am not particularly happy with the final result of the paint job on the chap second from the left, but I have too little motivation to return and redo him yet. Perhaps if he does well in the campaign, then he can be reworked.