Friday, March 24, 2017

Lace Wars Part XV Austrian Cuirassiers

     Despite many distractions I have been plugging away at my Lace Wars Project and have gottenanother unit of Horse finished. These are Austrian Cuirassiers. Solid and dull-looking compared to the last unit they would look at home on a Thirty Years War battlefield. It seems that the Austrians were one of the last nations to give up on the armored helmet. I love the look and had to incorporate at least one unit in my project.


resplendent in his gilt-edged armor the standard bearer awaits his flag

Thursday, March 23, 2017

More Completely Different things.....


     Well, actually these are very similar to the paper boats that we looked at a short while ago. But they are different all the same; scale, era and publisher are all different from our last look at tiny paper boats. Once again we rely on the nimble fingers of Joe for the assembly and review of the goods. These models come from Eric Hotz of Hotzmats (or would that be the other way around?). They are available through the Wargame Vault or direct from Hotz Mats  as PDF downloads. They come ready to print, already in color, just add some cardstock and grab your scissors and glue.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lace Wars Project Part XIV First Unit of Horse Completed.

    I feel a bit of self-congratulation in finishing my first unit of Horse. Life has been hectic of late but I managed to stick to my painting schedule and got these done in a bit over a week. The Regiment zu Pferd Markgraf Philipp von Brandenburg. I love a unit whose name is an entire sentence! Behold them in all their splendor.

the poor standard bearer lacks his flag as I have not yet printed it out

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lace Wars, First unit of Horse nears completion

     I finally got a couple of hours of free time and decided to take a crack at finishing the Horse. I didn't quite make it to done but they are coming along nicely. Just a little bit of detailing, a flag and some ground effects and they will be battle-ready.


the horses are a tad small for early 18th century Horse
 but they seem to look OK as a group

Thursday, March 9, 2017

And Now For Something Completely Different........

    My buddy, Joe, has long had a fascination with the Age of Sail. To be honest so have I. This is a sideline to my other twelve-dozen distractions so hasn't gotten very far. With the price, fragility, complexity and low frequency of games and limited amount of time I just have not been able to get things off the ground.  Then Joe showed up with these;


needless to say I was intrigued

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lace Wars, Horse, of course

     I have finally managed to get the Foot finished and have begun working on my Horse units. They are the Regiment zu Pferd Markgraf Philipp von Brandeburg . In white coats with striking bright blue cuffs I like them a lot!

just getting the base coats on was exciting

these are good looking minis, 
I can't wait until I can get to the lobsters (they are next)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Return to the Lace Wars, and a final unit of fooot

      I have been too long lost in the wilds of Neulandia and neglected my work her. To remedy this I spent a few hours finishing the final unit of Foot. They are British Fusileers. I do like they way they turned out the red coats are striking. I also have assembled and primed two units of Horse (hopefully you will soon be making their acquaintance). As always these are  painted with Americana Colors from Hobby Lobby and given a dark wash using Future Floor wax.

assebling the firing poses drained my energies,
 I ended up with pretty static poses for the officers and drummers

despite this I do like the way the unit looks

they look solid and confident




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Take That! You Martian!

     The humans have begun to make a proper response to the Martian Invasion. Having carefully examined the Martian technology Earth  scientists have determined that Martian sensors detect visible light only rather poorly and depend on electromagnetic sensors for a great deal of information. minor field testing has confirmed this thesis.
     A massive undertaking has produced two test vehicles that are equipped with new technology that blocks these sensors, leaving the Martians nearly blind in the intense Terran sunshine. These have been carefully disguised to handle the Martian's  limited sight in daylight and brought to the battlefield just in time to confront a significant Martian assault.
 
the Martian horde appears out of the dawn light

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Apologies but Not Excuses

     I have been failing in my duties as Editor here over the last couple of weeks. I trust that my cohort in crime J&R has kept you all enlightened and enthralled with his erudite postings. I have been updating the Neulandia Blog with the rules amendments to bring TMWWBK rules into a VSF  theme. That has been completed but I still have to complete the economic system. I hope to have this dome within the week and beg your forbearance until I can return to my usual duties as Editor.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

SpartaCon Picture Trove: Kadesh


Recently uncovered new photos of Spartacons, found within the ancient tomb of Ramathull III!

Okay, not so much. I left these in draft form so that Anton and Housemartin might add some quotes or captions to them. However, wonderful gamemaster Chris Maes deserves for these to be seen, so I'm just posting them. I do know that the Egyptians managed a rather solid victory against the Hittites, with a stunning flank march on the right side, stout fighting on the left, and a stunning individual combat victory by the Pharaoh himself and no one else.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Flintcon, Session Two Photo Extravaganza

Hey everyone, back with more pictures from Flintcon! Once again, I'm not giving full on reports of every picture, but a general feel of each game. Have a whole bunch of pictures, so I hope you are prepared.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Flintcon, Session One Photo Extravaganza

WARNING: THESE POSTS CONTAIN LOTS OF PICTURES. IF YOU ARE ON A METERED DATA LINE, YOU MIGHT WANT TO WAIT BEFORE CLICKING ON THIS POST.

Hello! JnR here with a bonanza of photos from Flintcon! As one of the few in the group who made it out (Old Sarge and Joe managed to make it out for a bit), I decided to focus on taking pictures of the fantastic games that were being put on. Not only were there miniatures tables, but a Pathfinder Society room, a board game room, and a painting station! It was pretty great.