Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
My Anglo Zulu forces have been collected to play the Osprey's The men who would be kings. To this end I had based them on single bases, however the thought of moving hundreds of single Zulus around gave me a little concern. I've never really been a fan of movement trays and have always lent towards the big base with added scenery.
I had planned to base these guys on a double round base of around 40mm but then I happened across the wonderful blog...The lonely Gamers. I was amazed at what I saw and a new plan was hatched, with bigger multiple bases I can make sure all of those slender, brittle spears are safely tucked away in the middle of the base. This would help storage and prevent damage to the units...my mind had been swayed.
My only slight worry is the different base size and figure count on the two opposing sides but this shouldn't be too hard to iron out in the game. Some small dice can keep track of wounds. The figure count works out nicely too with the Zulu's having 16 men (4 men to a base) to a unit and the Brits having 12 (3 men to a base).
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Dwarves of the Iron hills were quite nice to do, although the really tricky bit will come when I have to paint the sand. Any gaps or really tricky bits I will just cover with grass tufts or flock. Likewise, if some of the high lead bases are too noticeable, a grass tuft should sort them out.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
The picture above was treated with the vivid option in the I phone to give it a bit more pep.