Showing posts from April, 2009

Uncharted Seas and Salute

Last Saturday we went to Salute. After a horrible journey involving 10 changes of public transport (from one side of London to the other, should only have been 4) arrive 2.5 hours late. Show seemed smaller than usual (or in a bigger space?).

Shopping involved some Victrix French, 1st Corps Roman and Celtic generals, Valiant Germans in Normandy and some Celt cavalry from Magister Militum. Final purchase of the day was a copy of Uncharted Seas and two starter fleets.

I managed to play a full game of Lost Battles. This is an ancient battle simulation system that I have been looking at for some tims, I have had the book for over a year now. This was my first chance to play. The game was Zama, I played the Romans (with alot of help). The Romans won after moving Masinissa's Numidians around the Carthaginian right flank and passing three rally tests. I enjoyed the game alot and I will try to use the system more.

The big hit for me and Charlie has been Uncharted Seas. I started painting the …

Wargames Factory Celts

Here are a few shots of my first stand of Wargames Factory Celts for Impetus. This particular group are intended as Roman Auxiliaries so they have Roman sheilds and have all turned up fully dressed. In Impetus they do not have any of the ferocity of their "wild" brethren so I tried to reflect this in their appearance.

Painting is a simple block and GW wash. I experimented with a mid-brown undercoat on these guys and on some of them I applied the wash directly. I am still trying to make up my mind if I like the way it looks.