Friday, 30 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
As with the first lot (set 2), 12 bods and 12 nags in 6 poses. The nags are the same as set 2 so after a hot water bath, their heads got repositioned.
As with set 2 you get extras, this time two spears, a sword, a quiver, two bows and a saddle bag which attaches to the nag in the same way the bow or quiver attaches, with a peg
Again, as with set 2, no flash!! None!! 10/10 and a Gold star for that.🌟
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Labelled as Steppes warriors these, considering Alliances other fantasy output, are definately the Riders of Rohan. One of them even looks like Theoden.
12 bods and 12 nags in 6 poses. You also get two lances, 2 shields, a bow in its holder, a quiver of arrows, a mace and a sword.The bow or quiver can be attached, peg into hole, to one of the nags. The Shields attach, peg and hole, to the backs of the archers. The peg is on the archers quivers so it can be removed to give a bit of variety if the whole set were to be painted. The mace, sword and lances, although nice looking and easy to remove from the sprue, I swopped them out for metal ones from the spares box.
Zero flash on both the bods and the nags. As far as I can remember, it´s the first set I´ve bought without any flash that needs removing. Ok, I removed clumps of grass that were on the hooves but that wasn´t necessary, just a personal preference.
Uniform colour scheme.
Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter!
spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,
a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
32 of them in 8 different poses. RedBox and labelled as being on the Dark Alliance side. Minotaurs, are they baddies, neutral or good?
The whole herd together.
Friday, 2 October 2020
RedBox´s Alliance range, Original titel "Warg Half Orcs" but I reckon, seeing as Uruks are a half breed creature their mounts would also be Half breeds. Wargs crossed with Hyenas!! Not the modern spotted hyena but the pre-historic Cave Hyena (Crocuta crocuta Spelaea). The beast was reckoned to weigh 225 Kilos!!
Anyway, as my contribution to Orctober. 11 of the 12 have been painted as one of them was supposed to represent Saruman but ended up as Merlin
5 of the ?..what are they? Wargs not, Hyenas also not. Wyenargs? Anyway, 5 of the Wyenargs were dumped into boiling water and then had thier heads repositioned.
Wargs are described (By Tolkien) as being sentient and having a proto language "the dreadfull language of the wargs " which Gandalf could understand. Given that, a body of Orcs/Uruks mounted on Wargs would pose quite a problem. Being fast, they could be used to go to the flanks or rear of an enemy and when there, the orcs/Uruks could dismount to fight on foot with the wargs alongside them, effectively doubling thier force.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
One of the few who has been proven to have fought alongside William I at the Battle of hastings.
He commanded (alongside Count Eustace of Boulogna ) the right wing of the norman army.
I don´t know what make the Bod is. Metal though
The nag is from the Italeri Teutonic Knights set
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
4 bods in 4 poses with a single barrel cannon (Veuglaire) or a three barreled Organ gun, both of which come in 4 parts, wheels, barrel(s) and trail.
The Bods needed a bit of flash removing as did the wheels but it was minimal and being metal, easy.
Both guns came with 4 man crews but in the same poses. Ok, a couple have different helmets but unless I find time or reason, I´ll leave it at just the 4.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
8 bods in the set, one of them is a repeat pose and I broke my rule* of not painting repeat poses unless the bod has had at least some small conversion like a weapon or head swop, and painted him.
Painted in the colours of John Bourchier - 2nd Lord Benners.
*Not really a hard and fast rule more something to keep in mind so that I don´t end up with dozens of replicas.
PS. In the future I won´t be linking to and I will be altering or deleting any links to Wikipedia.
Friday, 11 September 2020
First medievals in thier boxes
Normans. 139 foot, 51 mounted
Vikings 118 foot, 14 mounted and also in the box, 21 turcopoles
Seige/artillery. 113 foot, 1 mounted, 21 guns, 2 rams, 5 seige mantlets, 2 catapults
Transport. 40 foot. 12 wagons, 15 packmules and 3 limbers
100 yrs War French. 75 foot, 46 mounted
100 yrs war english. 108 foot, 25 mounted
Hussites/Clubmen/Revolting peasants. 170 foot, 8 mounted, 5 wagons and 2 guns
Civilians. 142 foot, 4 mounted. Another 130 foot are unbased in the boxes. 7 market stands
Crusaders. 51 foot, 43 mounted plus general medieval soldiery, 53 foot and 2 mounted.
Saxons. 94 foot and 11 mounted.
Total so far.
1233 foot, 236 mounted, 23 guns, 17 wagons.
Medievals. 113 mounted and 322 foot, 4 guns and 2 carts
Ancients. Romans - 16 mounted and 19 foot. 2 carpentum and a onager. Greeks 149 foot and 1 ballista. 5 mitanians and chariot. Britons - 2 chariots
Napoleonic. 79 foot, 3 guns and 2 limbers
Modern. 16 foot and 2 APU´s.
Bodstonia - 3 foot, 1 mounted, 1 gun with limber and ammo cart.
Fantasy. A dragon, a troll,
Odds and ends . 16 renaissance peasants, 13 guards band, 12 daleks,
Oh..and 5 ships on top
Second display case
Modern . 15 foot. WWI Planes 16, 4 Tanks
Bodstonia. 15 pirates and 11 Bodstonians, 5 boats
ACW. 1 Observation balloon
Khandibar - 1 boat
Fantasy - 4 Balrogs
Next lot, ACW and a box of odds and ends
Odd Bods - 161 foot, 6 mounted and 2 chariots
Also, I knew I had to have more medievals somewhere and I´d totally forgotton this lot!!
The Bannockburn bods and WotR´s cavalry.(Box top left)
Bodstonians and Khandibah
Khandibah - 46 mounted, 147 foot, 4 guns and 1 wagon
69 mounted, 416 foot, 10 guns and 12 wagons
Romans, Gauls, Celts, Egyptians, Greeks, Carthaginians etc.
Medievals/Dark Ages - 478 mounted, 1829 foot, 27 guns, 14 wagons. 14 catapults, 3 limbers, 1 seige tower, 4 ships
Ancients - 115 mounted, 1901 foot, 15 chariots, 10 elephants, 4 scorpians, 1 catapult
Napoleonic - 79 foot, 3 guns and 2 limbers
ACW. - 376 foot, 66 mounted, 8 guns, 6 limbers, 2 wagons and 2 balloons plus ground crew
Fantasy - 78 mounted, 452 foot, 4 balrogs, 1 dragon, 12 trolls, 3 catapults and 1 cannon
Bodstonia. - 24 mounted, 310 foot, 7 guns and 1 limber
Khandibar - 46 mounted, 147 foot, 4 guns, 1 wagon and 1 boat
Odd Bods - 173 foot, 6 mounted and 1 ship
Absolute total---if my summing up is any good..😋
4991 foot, 882 mounted, 50 guns, 12 limbers, 17 catapults, 28 wagons/Carts, 15 chariots,10 elephants
Making this post took a while with all the counting so more have been added since. ...and I´m missing some, Celtic cavalry for instance.
Saturday, 5 September 2020
One was holding a square shield, that got swopped for a round one.
The javelin thrower had his, what looked like a stiff snake, swopped.
One of the repeat poses has been converted to the standard bearer with a printed flag.
Anyway, they´ve been hanging around waiting for paint for a while so they´ve finally got some.
Tiny amount of Flash to deal with.
Friday, 28 August 2020
8 bods in 8 poses.
Weapons. 3 staff slings, a crossbow, a scythe, a sickle, 2 axes, a bow, 2 spears, a garden hoe and a two pronged hay fork.
A decent looking mob of extra light infantry and usefull for a wide range of settings acrosss the medieval period.