Sunday, 17 December 2017

More Blood and Plunder and Gangs of Rome

Well I have been a busy boy. Not only have I finished the last unit of my English Militia but also my English Freebooters for Blood and Plunder by Firelock Games, come on who doesnt love Pirates?

The Last English Militia unit done and I'm jolly happy with the results even if they look a Christmassy. Actually the uniform is based on the uniform the Coldstream's in Tangiers in 1670 something and it looks jolly good. Maybe the green could of been a tad darker and less Christmassy but they will look good on the battlefield.

So my next unit is the last English Unit for Blood and Plunder and they of English Freebooters and I'm really happy with the way they have turned out. I am really getting the hang of this Army Painter, block colour, dip/wash and highlight method and though it is not as good as me spending my time painting with blends and slowly building up the colours, it has meant I have got reasonable size forces on the table quickly that look fine.

 Now all that is left for me to finish is Captain Henry Morgan and the artist Howard Pyle.

And last but no means least is Gangs of Rome by Footsore Miniatures and War Banner. I am loving the figures and the scenery at the moment and on the Gangs of Rome Facebook page they are just teased a couple of pictures of what the rules are going to look like. I am super excited by this game and I am looking forward to the release of the rules by PDF later this week, well before Christmas.

Have a nice day.


Monday, 11 December 2017

English Militia for Blood and Plunder, WIP

I have fallen in love with Blood and Plunder which means I have got into 17th/18th century wargaming, golly gosh. Well what was not to like as it is a Pirate game and the rules are jolly good too. I have two forces at the moment, the French and the English, with another one coming soon, the Spanish. Blood and Plunder is set at the start of Piracy about 1660s to 1690s and you can fight on land or at sea using the same rules. The ships are amazing and I will say more about them in a further post.

So I have started my final unit of English Militia with an officer. I think the green might be a little too bright but we will wait and see. As I get closer to finishing my last English Militia unit for Blood and Plunder and I'm happy with the results so far. Just the highlighting to do and then it's the Frigate. The uniform of the English Milita is based on the Coldstream Guards in Tangiers.

I have painted these chaps using the Army Painter method of block colours and dip, actually Strong Tone wash, as I want them on the table quickly and the finished results aren't that bad.

Until next time have a nice day

Monday, 4 December 2017

Waiting for Gangs of Rome

With Gangs of Rome coming out in January, I found my old Wargames Foundry Gladiators and started painting them. Never realised just how many I have. So looking forward for Footsore's game and figures.

Here are a little bit about the game.


Inspired by the history of the great city, Gangs of Rome takes place in the shadows of the Empire where the heads of ambitious houses have gathered fighters forged hard by the streets to do their bidding and enact their schemes.

As a Dominus, the head of a house of Rome, you will seek out the most brutal of Romes criminal denizens, plying them with the promise of wealth and glory should they aid you in your plan to rise to the Senate of Rome and cast down all enemies before you.

Closing about you like a ring of steel your gang will arm themselves and take to the streets and alleyways of the city, advancing your interests and crushing your foes.
Your strategies mixed with their savagery, mind and sword as one as you carve your name across the very pages of history.

This is your story, a tale wrought by your hand; you will rise on the backs of your fighters, gaining power and influence enough to change not only your future but that of Rome herself.

Recruit. Dominate. Ascend.

This is Gangs of Rome.
An innovative 28mm Skirmish game for the sharp of mind and bold of action.

Welcome to Rome Dominus.

Gangs of Rome is a historically inspired skirmish game from War Banner Ltd & Footsore Miniatures.

I am so looking forward to this.

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