Sunday, May 1, 2022


    More medieval Swiss figures in the popular colors of yellow and black. For the yellow I went for stronger contrast on the yellow choosing two reaper paints sunrise orange for the base coat then using lantern yellow as the main yellow. For the final highlight I just added some white to the mix.

Assyrian heavy archers and command figures

   These images include both command figures and some heavier archers. The figure labelled as the King I am not sure who the manufacturer is as I have never seen him before. The majority of the figures are Foundry. Side note I should of mentioned for all the Assyrians I painted I used reaper paints for the flesh tone...the bronze skin triad.

figure on far left is an the Assyrian King 

figure in the middle is an Assyrian King

Assyrians auxiliary archers

      These of course are figures from Foundry representing the auxiliary archers. Colors were varied as would be typical of the Assyrians though some regular units may have used a common color with red and blue being popular.



     First things first its been too long since my last posts. Painting wise I have actually painting more figures than normal but that is related to doing several projects for others causing personal progress to be minimal. However, I have decided to add some pics of various items I have done that are related to the ancient/dark age time frame.  First one....some Vikings

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Hunnic light cavalry

   These of course are some of the lighter hunnic figures produced by Footsore and have a nice mix of both bow and javelin armed figures. I cant recommend highly enough.

Huns Noble Cavalry

       I decided to collect some of the Hun figures produced by Footsore miniatures. The gold standard to me was always the Foundry figures but with the addition of Gripping Beast, Aventine Miniatures and now Footsore the possibilities are endless. These figures are all quite nice and personally I am very fond of them. I kept the Noble figures based separately from the lighter equipped forces which is the conventional reasoning among wargamers. I must admit when it comes to the Huns an argument could be made they may not have made this distinction. The Huns where never adverse to closing to hand to hand combat and it might be the front ranks of their units were the better armored of their forces. I did wrestle with basing them together in the same units before deciding to do separately. At any rate the Noble figures are very well done by Footsore and are highly recommended. 

Falangist Infantry

          Some additional work on the SCW that I painted  for another individual covering the this time frame by Empress miniatures. These are a little more colorful of the forces that fought during the SCW....titled Falangist they were essentially what we would term  commandoes or specialized assault troops during the conflict. Again nothing is based as the owner will add these to his ongoing collection and base per his style.