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Verrotwood - The Uncoiling of Beiysss

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I recently finished off my second cult for Verrotwood - they are The Uncoiling of Beiysss. These were very simple kit bashes.  The bodies all came from the Frostgrave Male Wizards from NorthStar.  I'd got a frame of these free when I pre-ordered a certain weird First World War rule set last year.  The arms are all from the Frostgrave Cultists set that I had lying about from years ago, when I'd made a group of Old West cultists using arms from Great Escape Cowboys. The spear wielder has Wizards arms with Cultists hands and spear grafted on. The Uncoiling are the faithful who worship the Great Serpent Beiysss.  They believe that by following this entity they will gain power over the other Cults and be embraced into his coils in eternal life. The cult favour edged weapons dripping with serpent poison.  They prefer to close with their enemies but concede that they need some ranged capability hence the crossbow equipped cultist. As with the Wisentii  I used large 30mm bases to have

More 28mm Victrix late-Romans

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As I assembled the forces for my first game using the late-Roman and Germanics that I've been working on for the last few months, I realised I needed a few more figures to make up the units.  I needed an extra pedes for each infantry unit and a leader for the missile troops.  I didn't have any more specific late-Romans left so I rooted through my other Victrix sprues. The bodies for the two spearmen came from a sprue I had from the Victrix Ancient Germans set.  Belt details aside, there's very little difference between the clothing across much of the ranges.  The hands holding the spear come from the Unarmoured Late-Romans set as do the heads.  I've got so many spare heads from that one pack I could outfit whole legions!  The shields are also from that set finished with Little Big Man transfers. I'm using Warlords of Erehwon to play with and each unit is usually a minimum of four strong with a leader figure.  I had four staff slingers and four archers but no leaders

Warlords of Erehwon AAR - late Romans v Alamanni

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Introduction I finally got the time I needed to set up and play my first game of the year.  As I'd been working on them for what seemed like forever I took the recently finished Victrix late-Romans and Germanics to the field.  I didn't have a rules set in mind when I started this collection, but I decided to use Warlords of Erehwon as I'm familiar with it. Set up I played the basic Upon the Field of Battle scenario from the WoE rulebook.  Each side was around 450 points.  I based the forces on the WoE Roman and Barbarian lists available from Rick Priestley's website  and took guidance from the Warhammer Ancient Battles Fall of the West supplement to give a flavour of this later period.  I calculated the points using the Points Values file also from the site.  The force lists are  here .  I used my usual trick to help randomise the game by numbering each unit and each order dice.  I use this to randomly deploy the units, as an order dice is picked from the bag, I deploy

2024 Ovelist check point 1 - April

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We’re a third of the way through 2024 and it’s time to see where I am. The original plan is here .  This is the Ovelist showing progress or not as the case may be on each project, indicated by the size of the ticks (ooh err missus)! Imperial Romans, 1st Century. A.D.  This was the only new project on the list and I hadn't set any specific objectives.  I did a test paint on a couple of figures and have been prepping some of the Ancient German warriors during April.  This will be one of my main projects for the rest of 2024 and probably into 2025.  Late-Romans.  Since I started this mid-way though 2023 it's been my main focus. I set a few specific tasks: Complete late-Roman spearmen - Completed 13 late-Roman infantry with another 2 in progress.  I've also completed  another 2 Gothic/Germanic warriors.  Complete Armoured/Command figures (18 to do) - C ompleted the 12 command figures and started on the 6 armoured warriors. Add more missile troops for both forces (number to be d

April 2024 hobby update

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I've had more time for hobbying this month.  I finished off quite a lot and also spent a great day at Salute.  Salute used to be a shopping trip for me but since writing the blog it's become more of a social event which has been really rewarding.  This year I got to speak with a few more people that I correspond with online and we had the regular bloggers meet up.  Thanks to Ray from onelover-ray.blogspot.com for the photo. Completed I've been whittling away at the Victrix Unarmoured Late-Romans set since last August and I finally got round to completing all the figures this month. First up were the 12 spear/sword/dart armed Romans.  These had been painted a while back but I’d been procrastinating about shields.  At the end of March I got my finger out and ordered all the Little Big Man shield transfers from Victrix and I’ve been adding those.  The oval shield transfers are a bit fiddly to place correctly but a bit of paint has sorted the ones that aren’t quite true.  I se

A quartet of critters for Burrows & Badgers

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I’ve got out of the habit of posting completed work this year, so what better way to get back to it than with some B&B figures from Oathsworn Miniatures.  I started collecting these wonderful miniatures back in 2016 when I met Jo and Michael at Salute, but these are the first I’ve painted since 2019.   I picked this quartet up at Salute last year and I just managed to finish them before their first birthdays!  If I’ve not started a miniature within 12/18 months I tend to question why I bought it and it’s then likely to be moved on.  This helps me to keep a perspective and keep the backlog manageable.  Not so with Oathsworn they’d never be moved on.  First up is this lovely Fox Mage.  I have quite a few of the foxes.  The Red Fox is my favourite native mammal so it’s natural I’d collect a few of them. Next in order of size we have the Black Rat Pi-rat.  This is the first rat in the collection.  I really like this mini he’s so full of character and like all of them was a joy to pain