I'm now off to eat toast, plan out football training sessions, and sleep.
That is all.
With the advent of 8th edition 40k, and the suggestion that this may be a good time to give it another go, I got a few of my (many) imperial guard troops out of storage and began wondering about revamping their image. Most are over the 10 year mark in terms of age of paint job, and I thought I might be able to improve on my previous efforts.
However having liberated them from the dark confines of the box I found I was actually quite happy with the original paint job (a rarity indeed!), and decided to merely experiment a little. A couple of before and after shots are to be found here. In the case of the bottom (after) picture I have experimented with a bit of repainting and then used the army painter strong tone dip on the three at the front to the left. The rest I've merely flocked the bases of. I'm not certain the extra paint and the dip were worth doing, the figures don't look that much better (if at all). The only bit which I definately like about it was the decision to change the edges of the bases from a dark green to a brown. Overall jury's out.
I'm gradually, very, very slowly, beginning to do a bit of modelling, and the subject of choice is currently the Wars Of The Roses. I started a Yorkist army ages ago in 28mm, and this will form the basis of the army, plus several more boxes of Perry Miniatures troops which I've acquired over the last six months or so. I'm going to base them individually and the use magnets to enable them to rank up into a Hail Caesar force when needed - Luke Taylor would be proud of me!
Currently I'm putting the magnets into the bases, ordering some more bases, and then starting to put together some of the many figures on their grey sprues. I get very little time for hobbying, so we'll see how this turns out. The WOTR is a period that keeps coming back to me when I feel like modelling, plus I've just finished Conn Igguldens fourth book in his WOTR series, and that's helped push my enthusiasm along. This is Part 4 because it's a continuation of my previous work, although the last post dates back to over two years ago now!
|The full battlefield, with the Royalist left (Goring) facing Fairfax nearest. Also many of the players - from the far left to right: Paul, Michael, Aidan, Dennis, David and Prince Ruperts orderly Ben.|
|The infamous coach of the Earl of Leven.|
|Sir Thomas Fairfax.|
|Prince Rupert's lifeguard.|
|Cromwell pushes his horse forwards to the ditch.|
|Fairfax and Goring clash.|
|Sir Francis Mackworth's letter writing division.|
|Mackworths' foote advances into the hedgerows.|
|Scottish foote and ordinance.|
|Lord Byron counter attacks Cromwell.|
|Fairfax's second wave before its rough handling by Goring.|
|Parliamentarian infantry moving up.|
|Newcastle's whitecoats see the way the winds blowing, and head for a defensible walled position.|
|Push of pike!|
|Prince Rupert's ADC is not amused about how the battle is going for the Royalists.|
|The centre of the battlefield, seen from the Royalist side, with Mackworth's foote to the left, and Tilliers to the right.|
|Prince Rupert lamenting the loss of his dog!|
|Royalist infantry under Henry Tillier under heavy pressure.|
|Mackworth tries to extract his foote from the Scottish attacks, but fails.|
|Cromwell's troops, having disposed of Byron, pile into Tilliers flank.|
|The end is nigh.|