Showing posts with label Warlord Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Warlord Games. Show all posts

2 Jan 2021

About those new Warlord Games ACW figures....

 After breaking the internet in the last couple of weeks, the debate about how big the new Warlord Games ACW figures actually are shows no signs of abating, even now they are in many peoples sweaty post-festive hands as part of the cover-mounted sprue on the latest WI edition. 

I've actually got no dog in this particular race at all, as I already have a somewhat oversized collection of mostly original-Pendraken 10mm ACW forces for both sides which are based for Fire & Fury and are compatible with the armies of my mates with whom I hope to be playing large games at some point in the future... 

..but the legend that is @Petetentacles from Bangor has got hold of some of thenew Warlord Games figures, painted them up and photographed them next to Peter Pig and 10mm 'new' Pendraken - and here they are: 


From left to right these are : Peter Pig 15mm / WG "Epic Scale 13.5mm foot-to-eye but somehow also claiming to be 15mm too" strips / Pendraken 10mm  / WG Epic Mounted Officer / Peter Pig Mounted Officer.

I am reliably informed that all of the infantry are based on the same Peter Pig plastic 40mm x 30mm bases. The WG cavalry are on a on base supplied for the figure, the Peter Pig one on a 2p piece of similar depth.

Ta-dah!

(Enterprising folks are already selling the WG sprues on eBay. Here's an Affiliate Link to the UK listings, from which I might earn a few pence commission if you buy anything after clicking it).

31 Oct 2018

The TYW in the Kings Country

After a long hiatus, the 28mm mostly Warlord Games plastic and metal figures have crawled blinking into the light again for a 3-game 1-day competition held in glorious rural Oxfordshire, on the edges of the King's Civil War Capital.


The TYW Germans - chosen because they have the nicest flags, as well as some little gunnes - take on the Swedes, the New Model Army and the French in three large format, widescreen big battle reports under FoG:R rules.


Be amazed how efficiently they progress through good planning and superior technology, and puzzle as to how Wallenstein and Tilly both end up on the same side in the same army as I deploy simply the nicest figures I can find and try and pretend there is a plan behind it.


There are three reports, complete with the full gamut of Germanic expressions of amazement and horror, lots of photos, ridiculous captions and a full set of post-game analyses from Renaissance Hannibal himself.

Get back to the 16th Century today with these 3 FoGR reports!

22 Dec 2016

25mm Late Romans still underway...

With Christmas just around the corner, here's some not particularly festive WIP shots of my Patrician Romans for ADLG in 25 (8?) mm.

They are a mix of the Gripping Beast plastics, some Old Glory mixed barbarians (that I think might be mostly Scots from a slightly later era, but seem to do OK as generic Gothic foot types) with a few Foundry and Footsore figures sprinkled in to make the variety greater.


 Romans prepare to take on the (as yet un-Army-Paintered) barbarian hordes


12 units of barbarians.... let;s hope the Romans are Elite!


Auxilia, with obligatory LBMS shield transfers


The man holding up the shield is one of the "far too many in the pack" Gripping Beast archers, but converted to hold his shield up to cover his colleague from archery


Some of the "far too many" archers acting as, well, archers. I went away from the textbook red colour scheme to make them more exotic.


Still awaiting Testors Dullcote varnish on this lot


A Degenerate Legionary unit with an old-school standard


I think the officer may be a Footsore Miniatures Romano-British figure


Cloaks at the ready...


Foundry armoured cavalry. Probably able to play as Cataphracts as well at a pinch. I used some spare GB plastic spears as their lances, as they are pretty robust and the Foundry metal ones are far too bendy. They don't yet have Army Painter on them


More LBMS shield transfers....


Warlord Games 'Unleash Hell' General and Dog


Again, needing a coat of Dullcote. His skintone is just a wash with Peat Brown ink.

Hopefully I will find time to put a big dent in getting them all table-ready over the festive break...

30 Oct 2015

28mm FoGR Reports from Derby 2015

Marvel at the size of their pikestaffs, and be amazed at the innovative use of crewmen along with their battalion gunnes as the Catholic TYW Germans attempt to mask their true emissions and bravely soldier on against all comers, real and imaginary, in a series of four fully-loaded 28mm FoGR battle reports from the 2015 Derby Convention



Read the battle reports here!

11 Sept 2014

28mm FoGR at Roll Call 2014

Roll Call is the current BHGS "Big Boy's Toys" event, and so I fielded 2 separate 28mm armies, one of which was the Spanish that I was driving and one was the Weimarians, which I ended up facing in the last game...



See how the big toys did in 4 by-now-familiar match reports. The photo's aren't all close-ups, the figures are 28mm!

16 Mar 2013

28mm TYW Warfare at Central London

A handful of photos of a 28mm game against Don "Not The Don" Avis on Thursday evening this week. My chaps are a parliamentarian army, fighting here against the dastardly French.

Parliamentarian armoured Carbine horse close in on the French guns. Bold, but effective !

The Parliamentarian infantry were waiting between two fields as the better quality French advanced towards them. The Parliament forces are almost all Warlord Games figures

The two lines of troops close to shooting distances.

The Parliamentarian attack on the right starts to break down.... and so did my ability to remember to take more photos unfortunately.

26 Apr 2011

All the rest of the photos...

The Warlord Games 28mm TYW project is now done and dusted. The final set of photos are here. I now am the proud owner of  the following units:
  • 24 Cuirassiers
  • 48 Other Horse
  • 12 Mounted Harquebusiers
  • 20 Croat Light Horse
  • 72 Spanish Tercio Foot
  • 156 "German" Pike and Shotte
  • 4 Regimental Guns (Falconets)
  • 4 Medium and Heavy Guns
  • 8 Bases of Dragoons
  • 4 Generals
  • 1 Baggage Camp
(Just a tiny degree of "project creep" there then....)

7 Apr 2011

Almost the end... 28mm TYW

The last batch of my mega plastic and metal painting project have now been finished - and here's a few pics. I will try and get round to showing off the whole lot over Easter..

6 Mar 2011

More 28mm TYW / ECW Figures

Some work in progress shots of the Warlord Games (and others) 28mm army - this time, Cuirassiers, casualties Mounted harquebusiers and baggage.


It's almost finished....

15 Aug 2010

More TYW Pictures

Yet more 28mm Warlord Games plastics now painted ! The Armypainter Quickshade really works well on these, even if I say so myself!

16 Jul 2010

Lots more Dullcote-ed TYW Pictures

The Testors Dullcote arrived in the post today, allowing me to matt finish my TYW figures. Here are the results ....

25 Jun 2010

28mm ECW/TYW - More pictures of work in progress

Cavalry and infantry from Foundry (some pikemen), Perry (artillery crew), Old Glory (Turkic cavalry), 1st Corps (Swedish cavalry in funny helmets), Dixon (Dragoons) and a lot of Warlord Games Plastics.





20 Apr 2010

Warlord Games Renaissance Figures

I'm part way through painting some Warlord Games 28mm plastic ECW figures as TYW Imperialists - first up is a Spanish Tercio. Here's a sneak peak at a unit that might feature in a battle report later this year.

30 Nov 2009

28mm Plastic Frenzy !!

Doh! I've finally succumbed and bought some 28mm Plastics. I've been fighting the urge for a while, but they are now so cheap (30p a figure??) and there are enough ranges to allow you to morph them into different armies (Auxilia + Vikings = Sub Roman Brits anyone?). Have a look here at what's for sale on eBay UK or look here for US listings. The Warlord Games ECW stuff is available to see here 
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