Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Stuff for the future ....

I've been working on a shortlist of contexts for future games and things to model; I seem to have got a list to work with, see below.

Contexts for games & story lines
  • Roman 'pacification' of areas beyond the current northern military frontier, I have been looking at some of the schema used for campaigns in Denyers Bits and Bobs Blog -  https://denyers.blogspot.com/.
  • Gallic Inter-tribal conflicts
  • Voyages in northern climes of the of roman military ship Aurora
Modelling/Conversions
  • Roman Testudo
  • Section of gallic hill fort
  • roman street scene

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A little bit of help ....

Awoken by the din of battle after a long sleep following a late night binge, two slightly bleary visiting warriors have a quick 'pick-me-up' drink from the druid and head out to disperse the remaining attackers ...

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Nasturces attack Dervadunom...

The conflict between the Pretentiates and the Nasturces has been brewing for some time; cattle raids and skirmishes.

Somewhere to the north of the roman military frontier in the territory of the Pretentiates tribe.... At the settlement of Dervadunom,  all is quiet...

---oXo---

A woman out for a walk by the stream has spotted a large group of warriors coming up  the valley...
Scouts from the Nasturces tribe near the settlement
a group of warriors set out from the settlement to investigate ....
when they reach the stream some ways down the valley, they spot the approaching warriors ...
they sound the alarm ...
the alarm is heard in the settlement and more warriors are called to arms ...
As the warbands of the Nasturces approach down the valley, the warriors from the settlement position themselves to defend the line of the stream ....
They attempt to hold off the attacking Nasturces...
while more warriors form a second line of defence between the rocks that traverse the valley...
the warriors defending the stream fall back, they are outnumbered...
as the the lead warband of the Nasturces advances further down the valley, two more warbands are moving up behind them...
The lead war band attacks the Pretentiates defending the rocks ....
they work their way round the flank, but cannot make progress in the middle and fall back to wait support.....
while the Nasturces gather their strength the Pretentiates fall back towards the settlement ...
The Nasturces attack again ....
and push them further back towards the settlement
The Pretentiates manage to disengage and fall back into the safety setllement
The Nasturces make an attempt to attack and get into the settlement ....
the attack fails, they haven't sufficient warriors left to gain entry ...
the Nasturces mill about for a bit and then retire back down the valley... a successful fighting retreat by the Pretentiates has saved their settlement.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Roman street scene ?

A little project to tinker with, some ideas for a roman street scene - using some cut up boxes as mockups and a little sketch
ideally I would use it for story lines and displaying my civilian figures.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Gallic Warrior ...

finished off painting my gallic warrior conversion .. quite pleased with the result ...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Gallic warrior conversion ....

I picked up a modern farmer figure with some animals of varying sizes in a local charity shop; the farmer has ben converted to a gaul holding a spear....
with this conversion done, I'm almost at the bottom of my 54mm bits box.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Roman Civilians (the market etc)..

The roman civilians are now all painted up and ready for use in story lines etc. Shown below with improvised backdrop buildings (not roman in style but close enough).

The market stalls set up ....



The seated figures with an attendant (one of the market stall holders)
I'll have the larks tongues and my wife will have the snails..