Seven Years War Battle Report

For a couple of months now I have been painting two SYW armies with the eventual hope of an actual war game. I have to say they have come out better than expected and given me a new and diverse (so they are all white men, mostly with massive moustaches) painting challenge in terms of… Continue reading Seven Years War Battle Report

Austrian Grenadiers Update

Finally finished these guys. These leaves two infantry battalions remaining. Hungarian Musketeers and Prussian Grenadiers. I still need to do army shots for Brendan even though he counts this war as Fantasy! I have done two different static grasses but to be honest not sure the lighter one is hitting the spot, semi tempted to… Continue reading Austrian Grenadiers Update

Austrian Grenadiers

Marching on with the Seven Years War we are moving into what I am hoping is the final stages. Elite infantry are now being added. Austrian Grenadiers are the only ones in the period still carrying grenades, the name marking the troop type out as the biggest and best. These lads have bear skins and… Continue reading Austrian Grenadiers

Few 18th Century Buildings

Alongside project 7 years war we have to have some lovely buildings. Now darling daughter is not planning on becoming my gaming heir but did fancy constructing some buildings so who am I to stand in her way. Besides I loathe building model buildings, in fact I loathe building anything and am happy I mostly… Continue reading Few 18th Century Buildings

Austrian Cuirasses

From painting the ElCid armies I learnt a lot about painting horses. John Stallards top tip is to colour spray your horses. Getting the horses done first is makes painting cavalry less of a pain. There is a lot of white on these guys which is hard, but but I think they really pop on… Continue reading Austrian Cuirasses