ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Sunday, 31 May 2020

A Song of Drums and Shakos... Yet more Chasseures de Montagne.

Greetings...
Here is yet another addition to this project...
This time it is some rank and file Chasseures and a few command types...










These chaps are pretty much straight from the box... the only thing I have changed is the cuffs.






An Officer, a Musician, a Sergeant and a Sapper...
The only one that has had any real work done is the Officer... He has an elite company head from the Hussar box set and I altered the boots to fit in with the light infantry look...


The Uniform is... Citadel... Doombull Brown... With a Diluted Contrast Gore-Grunta Fur wash.
The Facings and Piping are... Wargames Foundry... Sky Blue 21B.
Plumes and Cords are... Citadel... Warboss Green... Citadel... Evil Sunz Scarlet... or Wargames Foundry... Sky Blue 21B.
The White Bits are... Citadel... Pallid Wych Flesh.
The Water Bottle and Bayonet Scabbard are... Citadel... Skrag Brown.
The Pack and Musket Stock are... Citadel... Mournfang Brown.
The Greatcoat is... Citadel... Administratum Grey.
The Water bottle Strap is... Wargames Foundry... Buff Leather 7B.


As usual everything was given a wash of Aly's Brown Liquid and was highlighted with the original colour...
The Sky Blue, Yellow, Green, Red and White were all given a further highlight then the leather goods were gloss varnished.


The miniatures are Perry Miniatures...
https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=4074&osCsid=7k38vcbtkcaue53bd8k3587ge3


Paints from...
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling

And...
https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/paint


The bases are Warbases...
https://warbases.co.uk/



I would like to add a sergeant for the Voltigeurs and the Grenadiers and I think they will be done for the moment...
The next addition for this collection is going to be a few British Light Infantry...


All the best   Aly.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Lion Rampant... A bit of inspiration

Greetings...


This is something I was going to add on at the end of my last post but I forgot...


I was feeling very pleased with myself over how well I have been getting on with my Sassanids...
Then I asked my good friend Dave Andrews to show me his...





Yeah!...
He is a lot more focused than me...


Rather splendid aren't they...


One of the things I have done over the Lockdown is to binge listen to Mike Duncan's The History of Rome podcast...
This one of my favourite podcasts and podcasters... His description of the Crisis of the 3rd Century is one of the things that got me started on this period...
So in my opinion well worth a listen...


https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-history-of-rome/id261654474?i=1000343455256


https://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/the_history_of_rome/2007/07/1-in-the-beginning-.html


All the best   Aly

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Lion Rampant... Based Sassanids

Greetings...


So here we have my now based up Sassanids...









That's all of my painted Romans and Sassanids based...
Even though I have no more bases to put them on I think I will add some Sassanid foot archers and spearmen onto the painting queue...
I also have an MDF Roman building that needs to be built.


All the best   Aly

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

More New Toys

Greetings...


More new toys have arrived... Hurrah!
I am going to treat these as birthday presents... mostly because its my birthday...






More Romans... This time from A&A...
 https://www.aandaminiatures.co.uk/


There are some Armoured Archers, Unarmoured Camelry and some Infantry from their 4th Century range... which are rather nice ... I thought I might push the Roman forces a bit closer to the turn of the (4th) century so I can indulge in some civil war stabby-ness...with two slightly different looking forces...these guys are wearing a more Germanic looking Plumed Spangenhelm...which fits in with the on going Germanisation of the Roman Army's of this period .








I also got some Fire Forge plastic spears/lances...
I love these... I have used them throughout this collection... I only wish they had Pila/Pilums...


Mine came from North Star...
https://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=124&cat=499&page=1




All the best...  Aly












Sunday, 17 May 2020

A Song of Drums And Shakos... More Chasseurs de Montagne and some New Toys.

Greetings...
Another couple of Chasseurs... This time Grenadiers





These guys were of course painted in the same way as the Voltigeurs...


The Uniform is... Citadel... Doombull Brown... With a Diluted Contrast Gore-Grunta Fur wash.
The Facings and Piping are... Wargames Foundry... Sky Blue 21B.
The Red Bits are... Citadel... Evil Sunz Scarlet.
The White Bits are... Citadel... Pallid Wych Flesh.
The Water Bottle and Bayonet Scabbard are... Citadel... Skrag Brown.
The Pack and Musket Stock are... Citadel... Mournfang Brown.
The Greatcoat is... Citadel... Administratum Grey.
The Water bottle Strap is... Wargames Foundry... Buff Leather 7B.


As usual everything was given a wash of Aly's Brown Liquid and was highlighted with the original colour...
The Sky Blue, Red and White were all given a further highlight then the leather goods were gloss varnished.




The miniatures are Perry Miniatures...
https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=4074&osCsid=7k38vcbtkcaue53bd8k3587ge3


Paints from...
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling

And...
https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/paint


The bases are Warbases...
https://warbases.co.uk/


During the week I also took delivery of some new toys



Sassanid Infantry and Cavalry... plus some Roman Cataphracts from Aventine Miniatures... https://aventineminiatures.co.uk/


Some of the lovely new Brunswick Infantry from Front Rank... https://www.frontrank.com/product-category/napoleonic/napoleonic-brunswick/brunswick-infantry-reinforcement-packs/


I also picked up a couple of 40mm American War of Independence figures... I have been curious to see what they looked like for some time... and I am very keen to get some paint on them.




Some more excellent shield transfers from Little Big Men Studios... https://www.littlebigmenstudios.com/


So plenty to get going on with...


All the best   Aly



Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Lion Rampant.... Based Romans Part 2

Greetings..


Here are the rest of my based up Romans...
This doesn't mean that I am finished with Rome... But they need someone to stab fight... so more Sassanids to come...










All the best   Aly

Saturday, 9 May 2020

A Song of Drums and Shakos... Another couple of Chasseurs de Montagne.

Greetings...


These fellows have been on my painting desk for a while so I thought I would get them finished...







I have realised that I didn't post a breakdown of the paints I had used... so here we go...


The Uniform is... Citadel... Doombull Brown... With a Diluted Contrast Gore-Grunta Fur wash.
The Facings and Piping are... Wargames Foundry... Sky Blue 21B.
The Green Bits are... Citadel... Warboss Green.
The Yellow Bits are... Wargames Foundry... Ochre 4B.
The White Bits are... Citadel... Pallid Wych Flesh.
The Water Bottle and Bayonet Scabbard are... Citadel... Skrag Brown.
The Pack and Musket Stock are... Citadel... Mournfang Brown.
The Greatcoat is... Citadel... Administratum Grey.
The Water bottle Strap is... Wargames Foundry... Buff Leather 7B.


As usual everything was given a wash of Aly's Brown Liquid and was highlighted with the original colour...
The Sky Blue, Yellow, Green and White were all given a further highlight then the leather goods were gloss varnished.


I still have a couple more Grenadiers, 6 Fusiliers and some Command in the painting queue and a desire to add Spanish, Italians and British to this collection.


The miniatures are Perry Miniatures...
https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=4074&osCsid=7k38vcbtkcaue53bd8k3587ge3


Paints from...
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling

And...
https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/paint


The bases are Warbases...
https://warbases.co.uk/


Back to some more basing... I have a parade to finish.




All the best   Aly.