Friday, January 17, 2020

Roman catapult and crew completed

The catapult and crew now finished, ready for action ...

Next project in the works is making a testudo using Call-To-Arms romans, already have the figures - currently working out how to convert them etc...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Roman catapult crew (WIP) ....

Dug out my stock of Timpo Toyway romans and selected some suitable ones for the crew. Made a appropriate alterations - removed shields, altered head positions and changed a couple of the standing figures arms. The crouching legionary, has had a new torso fitted and some green stuff work. Officer unchanged ...


Friday, January 3, 2020

A catapult for the romans .....

I managed to get a reasonably priced Britains medieval catapult on Ebay; its suitable for use with my Romans
a little work to do on it and also some crew to be sorted out and painted (I have some Toyway romans to utilise )

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Wargamers Annual 2020 ....

In this years Wargamers Annual a summary of my Romans V Gaul project, the simple rules and a couple of game scenarios .....



Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Romans in Scotland ...

picked up a nice little book form a charity shop...
lots of stuff I didn't know and an informative section on the Antonine 'wall'.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

bits for interiors and bigger photo backdrops

Getting ready for a feast ...

A recent Ebay pickup, four resin cast items for a large feast or party ...
 will need to make a suitable interior room plus more people and servants too :)

Higher Backdrops for picture taking

To get some higher backdrop boards I bought a couple of the standard Daler art board sheets - colour Delft Blue. They provide a basic taller backdrop for picture taking...
 The blue is a bit light, need to experiment a bit, but at least a full height picture of the ship is possible (and also larger buildings when made); I may add some clouds to one sheet and keep the other plain.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Playing with forts (4) .... stone roman fort and ditch

I thought it would be useful to be able to represent the roman fort/town with stone wall having a ditch as well. I made a simple causeway pice and also a ramp to bring a road up to the right level.

The rear of the roman wall, a bit bare inside the fort - I can use some basic buildings I have to fill in for roof age (I may make a couple of small barrack buildings)
 the ditch is represented by the gap between a straight table riser section and hill sections; the small causeway is made from cardboard and stone effect paper.
 the ramp made using same materials as the causeway piece and gets the road up to the right level...
Thats all for now on forts :)