Friday, 26 July 2013
These little guys are 15mm medieval crossbowmen. When I bought them, some years ago, they were being made by a company called Tabletop Games, long defunct, alas. The moulds now belong to someone else, I don't recall who, and they're still in production.
I'm not completely sure how long it's taken to actually get them painted, but it has to be at least ten years. Nobody can accuse me of leaping in and rushing things, that's for sure.
There are surprisingly few companies making 15mm medievals these days. I guess the period has fallen out of fashion or something.
I've based them for use with the Hail Caesar rules.
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
One thing about using 15mm figures for skirmish wargaming, especially with my increasingly decrepit eyesight, is that the figures are small enough that I have to make an effort to see which ones are modelled with which weapons.
Newly-arrived today are some early-WWI British infantry and a single solitary 18 pounder field gun, from Peter Pig.
I'll be basing them on washers, just like the WWII figures above, and as well as fighting various small colonial actions, they can stand in for VBCW militia and the like.
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
The small gazebo-like structure just outside the cave mouth is a watch-tower with an alarm bell to warn when the dragon emerges from its decades-long sleep. It's a low-odds russian-roulette suicide post; if you're on duty there when the dragon comes, you're almost certainly going to die, but you could go your whole career in the Dragon Watch without there ever being an alarm.