Monday, 23 February 2015

Light Warriors of the Dead Cavalry (Dark Alliance)

As per titel..the light Version of the heavy cavalry..except I´ve swopped the nags with caparisons into the heavy cav unit, the ones without into the light cav.
Would the "dead" have or Need specific Ratings for thier Units? It would be as difficult to deal with one dressed in  Shorts, T-shirt,  flip-Flops and armed with bad language as one smothered from head to toe in Inch thick plate armour and armed with a chainsaw.
A great set, the only Thing missing..a mounted Musician  / Signaller. The set Comes with two musicians, a Drummer and a horn Player but they are on foot
Close ups. (not all the poses)
The "Missile" section. The arms on the Crossbow were non-existant so I created some with a staple.
Note to self; Next time take more care in removing the excess plastic between the nags ears
As with the heavy cav set, I´ll definately get These   again, the conversion potential I can see with both These sets combined with the infantry set is huge,   doubling  the number of poses, if not more,  is definately possible.

All the Light and Heavy cavalry together.

and nope..I ain´t finished with FB..not yet....and nor are a few other People...
Ok..they probably aint got a hope of winning but it Shows  that the  policy   (although understandable) as being a bit dumb and hitting the wrong target.

Interesting is this, quoted from the linked article;
"Having people use their authentic names makes them more accountable, and also helps us root out accounts created for malicious purposes, like harassment, fraud, impersonation and hate speech"

That, IMHO, is complete S**t... They already have ways of blocking People who are using FB for "malicious" purposes, but they don´t. For example, some of the racist /Sexist stuff on FB is dreadfull to say the least or the Impersonation, like the  use of a UK School Girl´s Photos by someone pretending to be her..   reported recently  on the BBC.
Did any of the native americans etc  create accounts "for malicious purposes, like harassment, fraud, impersonation and hate speech" ?
Added to that;
Providing ID doesn´t prove the Person with the account is in fact who they say they are. Do they personally meet every single Person to confirm that is in fact the Person in the ID´s photo? In fact, criminals are more likely to be able  to provide  falsified ID and then happily use FB for Malicious purposes. It makes Fraud  and Impersonation easier.
And...women who get married /divorced  (and some men come to that) and had an FB account at the time of marriage  or divorce  in thier Birth / married Name  (or visa versa )    automatically break this "no use of a psydonym" do a lot of Celebrities from the Film and Music worlds. Michael Jackson, for example,  still has an FB account which gets regularily updated.
Maybe I´m out of touch, but  isn´t re-Animation / coming back from the dead still a Sci-fi idea? And if anyone did..why would they spend thier days feckin about on FB?
Come to that..why does anyone?


  1. Fabulous new troops Paul and an ingenious solution with the staple - I would never have noticed.

  2. Great job. Amazing painting Paul!


  3. Hola
    Gran trabajo con esas ballestas,y esos arqueros a caballo
    Me gusta el trabajo
    un saludo

  4. I'm not sure that the musician is actually "missing". Consider that the mounted musician is going to be a horn player. How does a dead guy blow a horn? He probably does not even have lungs! :D

    Great looking figures and nice paint jobs!

    1. :- D Never thought of that...maybe he could have one of those air horn things..the ones that come with a can of propellant and it makes a noise when a button is pressed.

  5. These figures look very nice you make my want to get them. I am behind your anti-FB stance 100%!

    1. Thanks Robert. I´m not totally anti FB, but since they started this closing accounts at random, then asking for ID to prove who you are and locked my account with no reason, it has totally opened my eyes towards this media platform. I was warned of this a few months back but thought "it won´t get me..I´m not creating Trouble so why would they bother?" Now I cannot delete my account without giving them ID so I can communicate with them to tell them to delete it. I will find a way though..I usually do, but I reckon they won´t be that happy with what I have to say.

  6. Excellent work like always ... I'm not sure that the very dark background you use for your pictures is the best ... and the tinypic is not a good addition : too small pictures, no slideshow ....

    For FB... well .... too much bullshit like you said: a great waste of time to find something interesting! I will try to use more time on the blogosphere and... on the painting table !

  7. Thanks Pascal.
    The dark Background...most everything else I´ve tried gives false colours..this way they look as they really are. Maybe my camera is bad.
    I use Tinypic for a couple of reasons, the main one being they really are free, unlike a few others, like Boto phucket, which Claims to be free/unlimited but then blocks the pics when they want some Money. The pics are bigger (if clicked on) and I could upload full Screen size ones but it takes Ages.
    FB. I really do recommend deleting your FB account there before you cannot when they have blocked it for ID confirmation. That goes for everyone. I was warned about this blocking by FB but took no notice..I thought the Person who told me was telling stories.
    One Thing I´ve noticed..well several painting has increased, not to the old Levels of production..which was probably too much and the hits on this blog have increased again. Linking the blog to FB (the main reason I started with FB) was cutting out a lot of the audience. All they were doing (and I am guilty as well) was mainly pressing the "like" button and hardly going to the blog(s) can see how much FB links to your blog in the stats tables..virtually nothing in 6 months or more. waste of time IMHO...and I have a lot more time to do other things. This is the way they get you..first you build up friends..then it gets addictive..then they Close your account and ask for ID. At first I was annoyed.."OH NO!!! I can´t see what everyone is posting!!!! How will I fill my Time!!!? " but now I´m happy with that I cannot see what´s going on on FB.

    1. Such a long answer deserve a long answer !
      for the pictures: I upload them directly on the blog and the size seems to be correct when they are in the slideshow (as I always crop the pictures, they are closed enough, I think). So I don't use anymore Bot'o Fucket !
      For the dark background, I will try .. but you're right about the colours: it's difficult to have the correct ones ...
      About the painting: well.... I've seen that you paint less than some time ago. Your painting skill was at a high level but it seems that's better now.
      FB: it's a dilemma ! you're right about the "like" button , something easy and no feedback on the blog . And I do the same : I didn't a lot of visits on the other blogs ( even if I try to do it more often yet)
      In the other hand, I need my FB account for my Scout activity and also, I've some interesting contacts with some manufacturers like Michael Cremerius, Andreas Brügermann and Stefano di Rensis, etc... I think that it could be useful for me !
      Wait and see... before, I was living without FB and my life was not so poor and I've friends too !
      As long as I don't have any problem, I will continue...
      Wait and see !
      (honesty, FB is a bullshit.... )

  8. You could use Twitter or Google + for the scouting would be better as it could be made a closed Group ( I´ve got contact with most of the People from FB on twitter) or set up one of the free Forums (as Long as you don´t upload too much they stay free) or use Blogger or wordpress.
    I suppose as Long as they don´t lock your account then there´s no Problem, but Setting up seperate contacts with the FB people somewhere else (twitter etc) before they do lock your account (they are especially interested in accounts with names that are "obviously" not attached to a users mail accounts Name) would be my advice as I have lost contact with a few People who were fun etc.

  9. I'm always blown away by your work, you certainly have a true talent