Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wargames Factory Romans, rough colors blocked in.

I squeezed in some painting time this weekend and managed to get some of the major blocking done on these WGF Romans.  I painted individual fantasy figures for decades, so switching to large massed ranks for ancients was a big change for me. I adopted a quick, assembly line style paint job to get units on the table, but before getting any washes or highlights on them, I always feel like I'm doing a crummy job. Once I've got the flesh tones on and a few colors for gear or clothing, I can see the potential for the final product which makes the rest of the painting process easier.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wargames Factory Romans Progress for 2-13-2012

Not much to report. I managed to get my Wargames Factory Romans assembled and primed. I'm hoping that the similar poses will be more conducive to rapid assembly line painting.  I really have no idea how some wargamers are able to paint hundreds of Celts at a time. I did 30 and now I'm totally ready for more rapid progress on some easy peasy legionnaires.

Wargames Factory Romans. I prime them black.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Boring Phase

I currently have a few projects that are in progress, but none are at a point where there are any exciting photos to show. I've been clipping and cleaning a box of Wargame Factory Romans and made some headway in assembly. Hoping to get them fully assembled and primed by the end of the weekend. I might have a few tips for anyone thinking of putting together some of their own as well.

Wargame Factory Romans in progress.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Worked on a few wargames projects this weekend but not enough progress to show.  I did get in a game of Colosseum though, our first play of it even though I've had it for a few years.  It was fun, though there are a lot of fiddly bits to the rules that will take a while to master.
Crummy iPhone pic. 

Set in ancient Rome, each player  attempts to draw the largest crowd to the events they put on in their arena.  You acquire gladiators, chariots, thespians and more and combine them into a variety of "shows", the more extravagant the better. There are also bits about attracting senators and the emperor, making improvements to your amphitheater and bidding against the other players to acquire the best stable of performers. Play felt a little bit like Pirate's Cove, and I can bet we'll give it another shot some time.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hail Caesar Skirmish #3!

My wife and I played another Hail Caesar skirmish. The addition of my newly painted Celts brought our tiny forces up to the same point total (although I just eyeballed it when setting up the game). Having lost every Hail Caesar skirmish to date, I was hoping to eek out a win. I also wanted to add some more terrain to the field to see how it altered the battle. The Roman legionnaires would be facing off against their barbarian adversaries lurking in the dense forests of Germania. Check out our skirmish after the jump.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Few More Tips For Warlord Games Celtic Warriors

I finally managed to get my box of Celts finished off a few days ago. I posted a few tips for building Warlord Games Celtic Warriors back in December, and I have a few final thoughts for anyone attempting to tackle the same project. Check them out after the jump.