An experimental mixture

I have painted up a selection of 3D printed figures from different periods as an experiment to see how they turn out and in general, it worked quite well.
The confused general for DBA, scaled up from 15mm to 20mm and it is detailed well enough to scale larger if needed
Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish Governor of Lousianain the AWI printed in 28mm to go with my Spanish for Sharp Practice. A free figure from 3D Breed.
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, the Wargames Illustrated Giants in Miniature scaled down to 20mm, somehow I managed to print a pair of them, so one of each will be a decoy.


On the Workbench - September 2023

I am now beginning to keep up with my plans and making progress through the stash, but now I'm taking a late holiday. So taking that into account hopefully I'll see:
  • 3D printer restarted to print all those new items I have found and also some bits for friends
  • 4 x Napoleonic French Dragoons to make an existing unit up to strength for Rebels & Patriots skirmish
  • 6 x KGL Light Dragoons for the same
  • Hanoverian Luckner Hussars (8) for the SYW
  • Try and finish more terrain before the weather changes and stops me using the garage
  • 4 x British WW2 Fairmiles plus a tanker
  • Triremes and Pentaconters
  • Then as time permits get started on rebasing my Dark Age Saxons, which will be my big task for the last quarter of the year


Jacobite Artillery

The matching set to the Strelets British Artillery provides the Jacobites and they are quite an non-uniform bunch. The guns provided were the same, but I have painted them red to represent possible weapons provided by the French


Wadis and Depressions

I've created a number of shapes that will enable me to create either wadis (dried up river beds) or depressions, both of which are common features of arid ladscapes such as North Africa.
This was my first use of foamex rather than hardboard as the base material and it was quite sucessful, so I will be getting more to be able to make area shapes
After playing one of the Rapid Fire Reloaded Crete scenarios I have realised I will need some extra straight sections so I have got started on four 300mm lengths.


Baggage Camels

A baker's dozen 3D printed baggage camels for the Crusader period. The handlers are suitable left overs from various sets.
Although particularly wanted for a Montgisard refight, they will also make good objective for Lion Rampant games
File available from Vae Victis or via MyMinifactory(link)


Reworked Mediterranean hills

As part of my terrain rationalisation I have cut down a number of the hills I created for Sicily back in 2015 to ensure they fit in my normal storage boxes and also to flatten the tops.
Typically the paint and flock colours have varied from the originals, seems odd as the paint and flock are the same batches I used, and the hills have not been exposed to much sunlight.
Hopefully I can still use them if I re-run the Lentine 1943 game, but the cover provided by the hills will not be as obvious as it was.


Yet more Napoleonic Spanish

Not planned,but when they turned up with the earlier Spanish I decided to get them done as well. These are Hat Austrian Grenz painted as the Voluntarios de Seville.
Not the best fit to the small bases I use but it works. At some point I need to add more of these early Penisular war Spanish volunteer units that were equiped by the British.