Sunday, August 15, 2010

I finally sat down this weekend and got the Reinforcements by Post 6mm SYW Prussian Army based and ready to go. I even took some pictures. I can not recommend Reinforcements by Post enough they are easy to deal with, will work to customize orders and, as can be clearly seen from the photos, produce a great product. The also seem like really nice people.
The figures are going to form the base for my SYW Prussian Army. I hope to expand on this force as I plan for the Prussians to eventually be my largest period force, although I have to admit I would much rather paint good and just French and Austrians then evil Prussians. Nonetheless the first step is to add some generals as the starter army does not include any. I think I may have an Adler figure for the Prussian king himself that I may add. I also think I have some unpainted artillery someplace so will have to dig them up and get them painted and based. Then an order to baccus as I will need more infantry.
Aside from miniatures I recently finished A Game of Thrones which is the first book in the a Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. I thought the story was fantastic and highly recommend the book. I am going to try and grab the other books of the series off Amazon this week.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Today some pictures of the fictional South American Forces. These are all Peter Pig Spanish Civil War figures painted as Republicans. In my fictional world they represent regulars of the El Andostadorian army. The republic is in the middle of a military reorganization and as a result uniformity is not always standard.

I like the Peter Pig figures although they are older casts and think that I finally got the SCW republican colors right. I am not to sure about the Flames of War bases. This is more of a modeling project then anything else at this point and I tend to be a bit crazy about bases I think look right. I thought Flames of War basing would be practical and at first I was happy with the look however am now thinking of moving the figures to smaller bases. At some point I will decide. I also plan to paint some non historical based units for this project at some point so look out for further updates. Any feedback on these fictional based armies would be greatly welcomed as well.