Friday, April 26, 2013

New blog

Dear Gentlemen,

I've started a new blog to post my ramblings related with Fantasy and ScyFi. Stay tunned


Thursday, April 18, 2013

More on 1/72 greeks

After my Basic Impetus Macedonian army, I've painted an Hellenistic elephant. This beauty comes from Zvezda and can be used in several Diadochoi armies including the army of Pyrrhos.
I like the idea of successors battles that are like a sumo combat. Boths armies with a huge phalanx and a lot of elephants trying to push to each other.
As I did with the phalangites, I've replaced tthe original plastic pikes with wire ones because almost everytime, the slim plastic pikes get bent.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Alexander's army for Basic Impetus 1/72 (or wargaming on the cheap).

After some time with 28mm miniatures, I think it’s time to post something in 1/72. The great thing about these miniatures is that you can have some “low cost fun” especially if you add a free set of rules. You can have both things with Basic Impetus and soft plastic miniatures.
With less than 15€ is possible to have an army (stay tuned for my future Spartan army) and seriously, with an average price of 8€/box you will have much more miniatures that time to paint them.
I’ve started with a Macedonian army under Philip or Alexander. It has a total of 9 stands with a good variety of troops: One stand of Heavy Cavalry (Alexander and companions), one of medium cavalry (Greek cavalry), one stand of light cavalry (Thracians), one stand of elite light infantry (the hypaspists), two of pikemen (the pezetairoi), one of light infantry (Greek peltast) an two stands of skirmishers (Cretan archers and Agrianian javelinmen). The unit sizes are thosefor 15mm miniatures to save miniatures for future stands.
This army however is really cheap because there are miniatures from 4 different boxes and I’ve purchased shield decals. The overall cost was around 25€ and there are a lot of miniatures unpainted that will be used in the future Basic impetus to Impetus step forward. The miniatures are Zvezda and Hat and the transfers from Little big men studio. The paintjob is done with Vallejo and the army painter products.
Now I’m waiting for the early republican romans of my friend Francesc to start playing with them.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Failed rescue attempt

Encampment of the A company, XXXI Pennsylvania Volonteers.
Dear Lis,
I write you this letter just after our last skirmish to let you know that, thanks God, I’m still alive. I say so because I’m beginning to believe that our Captain is a complete fool. Aftera our last terrible encounter with the rebs, where we had two prisoners, he decided it was time to go and rescue them. The problem was that the tennesseans were waiting us with heavy artillery and thanks to their pickets completely aware of us. Half of our company which was commanded by our Captain got entangled in the woods and arrived late to the fighting (quiet strange) the other half company, under my command, supported the heavy fusillade and artillery of the rebels for nearly an hour suffering heavy loses. The southeners were capable to scape with our prisoners and almost unharmed.
Thanks the almighty I’m completely safe and ready for another encounter. I pray for you and our daughters
Joseph O. Waterwell.