Yet More Brits

This is the final batch of WW2 Brit infantry for a while and I’ll welcome the change from painting things brown.

As before, they’re from Warlord Games. The Forward Observer and his mate are metal, the rest (including the PIAT team) are from their splendid plastic kit.




Forward Observer

Artillery Forward Observer and his mate.

Yet More Brits

Some more infantry: NCO, Bren gunner + loader, SMG guy and extra NCO (for the next rifle section).


Bolt Action Team Photo

As I’m closing in on a force I can take down a club, I thought it’d be a good time to take a team photo. The sequence has been “paint batch, photograph batch, put batch in case with the others” so I’d never actually seen them all at once. It’s worth doing from time to time to combat the burnout.

So here’s the team photo …

Bolt Action Team Photo July 2014




Perry Miniatures Peasants and Priest

I did these a while back, but sat on them (not literally) for a bit. So why the cloak and dagger?

Every year the Warhammer Empire forum has a Pleasant Surprise event – and around 50 of us play. What happens is I get allocated a forum member, then paint/convert/scratchbuild something for their army and someone else does the same for me.

This year I drew a guy called Arjun, whose army I adore. He’s using historical minis for his Empire (one of those ideas I wish I’d had). This was the perfect excuse to paint up some Perry Miniatures.

First up I painted up a few peasants to bulk up his militia.

Perry Miniatures Peasants

Then a priest, who I think (despite looking a lot like Graham Chapman in LIfe of Brian) would make a great Light wizard. I’m particularly chuffed with this one.

Perry Miniatures Priest

It’s a great thing the forum does. I get to paint something a little out of the ordinary, aiming for a slightly higher standard than I’d bother with on my own stuff. Best of all there’s the thought of someone playing with my figs on the other side of the world with a cool tale to tell (oh this guy? I got this from a guy in the UK …).

I hope my efforts are worthy of including in Arjun’s fantastic army and I love these Perry minis. I must find an excuse to paint a load more.

War of the Roses Lancastrian army anyone?