Showing posts from November, 2008

Warfare Show

Went to the Warfare show in Reading (UK) last Sunday with my Son. I was aiming to buy the new Valiant Plastic German Panzer Grenadiers but all of the traders sold out on Saturday :-(

I did buy some Numidian & Roman Cavalry and some Balearic slingers, so I now have the figures to build out my Caeserian Basic Impetus Army. I got the figures from Magister Militum. These guys have good deals on nice workmanlike 28mm figures. In fact if you look at their larger packs they are similar in price to the Warlord plastics ! I am seriously considering ordering some of their Gallic Cavalry instead of the Warlord ones.

I have managed to paint the Balearic slingers and they look great, I will post a picture when I get the base finished.

I also picked up Niel Thomas's "Wargaming, an Introduction". This book has basic rules for Ancients, Pike and Shot, Napoleonics, ACW, Colonial skirmish and WW2. At first glance the rules look very basic but I have played the Ancient rules a few times…

Side by Side Comparisons

Here are some pictures of Warlord Celts alongside Wargames factory Romans. Picture not great as used flash but gives you the idea.

I think the Romans look a bit squatter and thicker set but they match well enough to be on opposing sides. I mean, how ofetn do you have a game where the two sides come from the smae manufacturer ?

Celts and Romans

I bought some hard plastic Warlord Celts at Colours (Wargames show in Newbury UK) with a view to building an army for Basic Impetus (and maybe Impetus in the future). I have since supplemented these with some metal "fanatics" (the naked guys) also from Warlord.

I like these figures, some of the poses look odd when viewed alone but the look fine when based up. Impetus uses large bases (in this case 120mm X 60mm) and the dynamic poses on these figures really suit this sort of base size.

Now the out of focus guys facing off the Celts are Wargames Factory Romans. I have painted up a few of these and I am really pleased with them. Here are a couple of shots of them.

Some comments on the figures.

Warlord Celts

As already mentioned, some of the poses are rather dynamic, this can look odd but when based up in large groups they look great.

There have been some comments about the ratio of figures to shields in the box. This could be an issue, I have added a few of Warlord's resin shield…