Thursday, 26 February 2015

Relics Britanan February Challenge minis completed.

Wow over a week without a blog post!! Well apologies have been mega busy with one thing or another and what free time I have had has been spent on painting etc.

Anyway I have finished off the bulk of the infantry for my Britanan army that are going to be used for the tournament at the end of March.

I have 5 highlanders to paint but after finally deciding pretty much what will be in the final 400pt list they couldn't be squeezed in effectively without messing up the composition. This was mainly due to the middle game of the day when the force is split 300;ts with 100pts of reinforcements I couldn't take a full size unit and it couldn't be broken down (points wise) and still leave a decent sized unit.

Anyway apologies pics where a bit rushed as the weather has been crap for out door pics this week. These are also my entry on the Tor Gaming Forums February Painting Challenge. A winner is selected at random from the entries and wins a store voucher :)

 The three Company Sergeant Majors. It occurred to me that the one with rifle would make a good proxy for a marksmen! Hmmm I shall have to put some more thought into that.
 A second unit of Grenadiers. I love these models they are quite a tough unit as well from what i've read and some youtube game reports I have watched. They have 2 damage each and equipped with short ranged grenade launchers with a special Area of Effect attack,
 The humble troopers and the mainstay of the army. When funds allow these will get expanded to full strength of 9 and you can add on a Colour Party (Standard bearer and Drummer) which expands the unit to 11 and adds on some special rules for morale and movement. (when funds allow)



Next up for March's painting challenge and the second half of my force is cavalry. Two more units require doing for it and also require to be finished for the tournament. The Dragoons and Heavy Dragoons. You already saw the Dragoons a few weeks back they are now built and undercoated ready to be painted. The Heavy Dragoons also arrived this week and so I have had my first proper play with Resin miniatures.

 The normal Dragoons. I only have the four at the moment but they can be expanded upto full size of 6. I will be taking a  small unit of 3 to the tournament (point juggling).

Next up the Heavy Dragoons I love these figures!!! Possible my favourites out of the entire range so far I think. These guys are big (in comparison to the rest of the Britanans) they are on 40mm bases and fill them quite nicely. I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the renders for these as I had only really seen the normal dragoons (on 30mm bases) and was thinking they would look small on 40mm bases. But now I have them in hand I can see they live up to 'Heavy' Dragoons name. They are shock Cavalry they have no ranged attack but have a nice combat score of 3 each but have some cool rules where this can be buffed upto a whopping 5 dice each on the charge (providing certain things happen).

 Maximum unit size for these guys is 4. You get two different sculpts but they come with separate arms and wheels and a main body. All I've done is switched the sword arms over and changed the angle and I think they have turned out nicely.


With them being heavy I decide to make track as if the weight if them is pressing down in to the ground.

You can get a feel more for there size in these two pics.

29 comments:

  1. Yeah make a track behind the wheels make the Heavys look real heavy. I really do like these figures, well all of them really, but just cannot justify them. I may have to win the lottery tomorrow to satisfy all my desires!

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    1. There very nice mate. The Ridend are rumoured to be coming mid year (think Bretonian style goblins)

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  2. Great job on the painting front Simon! Still finding this range a little too wacky for my taste, I think it's something to do with the big heads.
    Those heavy dragoons remind me of Marvin the Martian with a wheelchair up his butt.

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    1. Thanks Bob. They are puppets not people. Well not physically anyway lol.

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  3. Good stuff, man. The sculpts have a lot of character, and your paintjob is just making the character stand out even more.

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    1. Thanks very much. Its very nice to be painting something so different to normal.

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  4. Nice paint jobs and I see you are going whole hog on full blown tournament armies you have totally lost it. I don't think you're ever getting it back. I do like the heavy dragoons but they are BIG!

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    1. Thanks. Well I have admired the game for a while and have a couple of friends with minis as well. So I will get some games in outside of tournaments. It will be my first one so will see how things go after that :)

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  5. Strange, but in a curiously intriguing way. They remind me somewhat of Flintloque.

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    1. Yes can totally see that. You have the main 5 Fantasy races but twisted in a different way. However the other races are totally different.

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  6. Oh they are very tempting Simon, though I think the majority of their attraction is in your superb painting as opposed to the models themselves. Enjoying this series of postings immensely :-)

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    1. Cheers Simon, I think they stand on there own merits as miniatures. Its just whether they are to your own personal tastes. If you check out there facebook page there are some tremendous paintjobs on the other races.

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  7. Thats a cute little army of critters :)

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    1. Thanks. Now I've got a big chunk of the force done I think I can crack this army painting lark.

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  8. Brilliant stuff mate. Your Brit force looks fantastic. :)

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  9. They're certainly strange little fellows Simon! Keep up the great work!!

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  10. I think they look great, Simon. If I wasn't so heavily involved in collecting other stuff I'd certainly be buying them.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. A shame its a simple yet tactical game as well. Theres a lot of players and tournaments up your way as well.

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  11. Great group shot and I am looking forward to seeing the rest painted too.

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    1. Cheers! Yep Cavalry next going for mostly blue with some gold/silver metals in there.

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  12. Your army looks great, Simon. Looking forward to seeing coverage of the tournament with the other armies. Also, would love to see the Highlanders some day too.

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    1. Thanks Dean. Yes indeed. The Highlanders shall certainly be done sooner rather than later.

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  13. They look great, I've never seen these strange little guys before. They're very cool.

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    1. Thanks. They have some really cool models including a stickpunk puppet blood bowl team :)

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  14. They are strange little guys, but I do like them, their helmets are fantastic, just like French lancers

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