sassanid cataphracts

Work continues on my 15mm Ancients Sassanid army. I think they came out great and prove the propriety and virtue of block painting. I’m able to finish about a stand a week (typically 5 days, a couple of hours a day) and that is even painting slow while being neat and meticulous. Speed painting I…

By Wiznard May 14, 2020 0

sassanid war elephants

Nothing like the feeling of completing a bunch of cheesy, whine inducing, death star making, min/maxing, rage quitting filth! jk. Here are some War and Empire 15mm Ancients Sassanid war elephants from Forged in Battle. Cool models, fun to make and paint. I’m glad I had some spare infantry to tart up the bases a…

By Wiznard April 19, 2020 0

armoured daylami warriors

Work continues on my 15mm Ancients Sassanian Persian army. The figs are Forged in Battle from their exemplar War and Empire range. These are well armoured daylami warriors, therefore really only suitable for the waning years of the Sassanid state before the Islamic storm swept them from history. Regardless they still look really cool and…

By Wiznard April 6, 2020 0

rebased sassanid light cavalry

Promise made, promise kept! Here for your perusal of block painted delectables; 15mm ancients from the War and Empire (W&E) range by Forged in Battle (FIB) some Sassanid Persian Light Cavalry. I’m really enjoying working on these guys, so up next is some Armoured Daylami warriors. Be strong brothers.

By Wiznard March 26, 2020 0

rebased sassanid light infantry

Here is some more block painted goodies with my new basing scheme in my trademark ‘classic’ style. I’m aware I said I was going to be rebasing my light cavalry but realized I have some light infantry to work on as well. These are some more of the 15mm ancients from the Forged in Battle…

By Wiznard March 17, 2020 0

german heavy support

Finished off these 15mm WWII Battlefront (Flames of War – fow) German heavy support units with some command stands recently. I probably could have fit the units on smaller bases and had them look better but instead chose to stick with the prescribed basing. I’m happy to get these fine folk finished, a nice distraction.…

By Wiznard March 13, 2020 0

rebased sassanid spearmen

Once I determined to rebase my War & Empire 15mm Sassanid Persians I also decided now would be a good time to rationalize and expand the collection to focus on an actual army list. For now I’m using L’Art de la Guerre with some input from Aurelian and Hail Caesar but we’ll see. Not much…

By Wiznard March 2, 2020 0

moar napoleonic french unit prep

I’ve started to hit my hobby stride again. I’ve had some fun prepping these 15mm Napoleonic French from Miniature Figurines. These are more command and an infantry to send off to the painting service. I finally have all the stuff ready to go off to the the other side of the world and get painted…

By Wiznard February 22, 2020 0

napoleonic french unit prep

Well it has been awhile and I do have excuses. Sadly none of the excuses are good or really even matter. My time has been limited so blogging gets the short end. I have still been doing hobby tho. I have been prepping minis to send to a painting service. Typically I prefer painting to…

By Wiznard February 13, 2020 0

napoleonic french mounted dragoons w/helmet

So I was diligently working away on some of my 15mm french napoleonic minifigs and I thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to get someone else to paint these?’. So I started looking into foreign, cheap-labor painting services. I’ll give it a try and report back the results. I’m assuming the quality just won’t make me…

By Wiznard December 17, 2019 0