Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In Treue fest!

Today I finished up my Bavarian troops!

They can be seen wearing Raupenhelms (Caterpillar Helmet).

These were replaced by the Prussian style Pickelhauben by 1889. I figure why be too anxious to follow all the ways of the scheiss Preisen (shite Proosians)? Plus, I got them cheap. The figures are from Wargames Foundry. The molds must be getting old because the casting wasn't that great. Their left hands look like they were put through a meat grinder. Painted up well enough though.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gott mit uns!

Hey there. Just finished some Prussian line infantry. There are more to do. What else is new? Almost done with my Bavarians.

Got mittens?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Machinegun Special

Got the German machineguns done up! I think I'll keep the bases simple for these.

Lady Hussars from Hinterland Miniatures

Jägers from Great War Miniatures

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dismounted Cavalry

Got some more pictures.

Here are two units of cavalry for my German forces. The miniatures are from Foundry Miniatures and while I have mounted hussars, I'm still looking for affordable mounted dragoons (it would cost me close to $90 to get nine from FM, ouch).

5th (Pomeranian) Hussars "Prince Blücher of Wahlstatt"

Before painting the hussars, I'd picked the colors on a whim. Then I found out which regiment they belonged to. Turns out, as of 1889, the regimental commander is none other than Edward VII, Prince of Wales. Talk about awkward if they ever end up fighting any British.

1st Silesian Dragoon Regt No.4

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Piranha Boy

Here we have Piranha Boy from Four A Miniatures smiling for the camera. Check out where you can find interesting stuff like devil fish and goblins sculpted by Kev Adams. Plus, Mr. Coleman is a swell guy.

Piranha Boy can be found in and around the marshy canals of Venice Beach. He's a friendly mutant and has never intentionally eaten anyone. You can hire him as a guide and tracker. His uncanny ability to track in water has its obvious advantages.

Some believe that he's a mutant piranha unlike the Sea Monkeys found along the coastal ruins and are clearly mutant humans adapted to aquatic life.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mars Moves to Defend

More minis!

This time we have some Canal Martians for Space 1889 from RAFM. Got to push those pesky human colonialists off of Mars. The shield gunners are my favorite.


Shield Gunners;

More to come.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Klankers und Truppen

Another miniatures update.

Here we have a steam tank and walker from Ironclad Miniatures;

I always loved the fact that in Space 1889, it was the humans invading Mars with walkers (tripods, usually).

Then I have some German Colonial Schutztruppen from Battle Honors. I think that the sculpting is a bit crude but they paint up nice. I do like the big, honking mustaches.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Litko to the Rescue!

Hello all! A while ago, a friend of mine and I got together to try out playing some Aeronef. This is when I discovered that I'd mounted all my 'Nefs wrong. You see, a couple of years back when I started messing around with them I thought I read in the rules that the hexagonal bases should be positioned so that one of the points is aligned with the prow of the ship rather than one of the sides. I thought that was unusual for a game using hexes to determine firing arcs and such. Putting those thought aside, I went ahead and mounted all my ships wrong. There was no going back.

Then I got a bunch of magnetic, hexagonal bases from Litko ( ). This is the way it turned out;

Pictured above is a Zepp. of mine shortly before a large object fell on it and broke the base off.

I think it looks great. Plus, now I can store and transport my 'Nefs in some of those metal cookie tins that I had sitting around.

I'm actually getting back to this blog. More to come soon!