Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Projects and a New Experience

Just an update on what is happening in my gaming word at the moment.

I am currently painting my DBA Pictish army - it is taking longer than expected, due to a little thing called life demanding my time! I have finished the 2 x2LH, 3 x 2Ps, 1 x 3Cv (gen) and 1 x 4Sp (gen). So just 6 spears to go, plus a light chariot to cover the earlier option. Looking forward to fielding these little fellows against my other Dark Age armies - Saxons, Vikings, Wesh.

For my birthday recently I also got a number of figures for a 15/18mm set of armies to recreate the Battle of the Five Armies from The Hobbit. I am using the HoTT rules. I will put up a separate post to discuss the composition of the armies concerned. The figures are mostly Eureka fantasy minis.

This weekend I am traveling to the Sydney Southern Battle Gamers Historical matched pairs tournament (http://www.southernbattlegamers.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6:2009-dba&catid=2:events&Itemid=3). I am taking my Vikings III/40a and Welsh III/19a. An interesting matching of blades v warband - superior strength of arms v quick kill. This wil be my first tournament, so I am pretty excited about how it might pan out. I will keep you updated.


  1. I would love to see pictures of your Picts - I am resurrecting a Pictish army from 15+ years hidden away in a box.

  2. Thanks for the comment....I had forgotten to update the blog. I will take some photos of my Picts. Very happy with the way they came out.

    I hadn't realised how long ago it was since I updated this blog! That tourney, I came second in - I lost the last battle by one too many elements to win.