Gone to Valhalla

Sorry for the dearth of postings but I've headed North. Very near the Valhalla Brewery, but unfortunately it was closed - they must have known I was coming. I managed to get a bottle to try.

Normal service will be resumed on my return


28mm Spanish Infantry for New Spain

A selection of Spanish units to defend their colonies against pirates. Figures are Warlord (ex Wargames Factory) and the detail is rather flat for 28mm. I organised the units (companies) in twelves so I could used Pikemans Lament or Rebels and Patriots. All of the metropolitan units did send odd companies out to defend the colonies. The Blue coated unit is Colonial regulars.

I've spotted a few bits in the pictures that need touched up and I've still to add the flag

I will be buying some movement trays at Phalanx and I've also got to finish off the mounted officers.


On the workbench - May 2019

Well, I may be behind plan in April, but May with unexpected family commitments and holidays will be even worse, so I'll mainly concentrate on completing what I already planned for April. There's an update after the picture of my workbench

  • Matelot drawn limbers! - started cutting up the figures - bottom right
  • 28mm! Wargames Factory War of Spanish Succession figures to fight my Pirates using Rebels & Patriots - the majority of figures are now painted, it's just the finishing touches and basing to be completed - rear left and right trays
  • Three SYW Hanoverian battalions - not even started
  • Some WSS French Infantry - flash removed, pikes added and ready for painting - bottom left
  • Various colonial odds & sods, oxen, etc a follow on from the Colonial wagons that didn't have enough oxen I'm reworking the old Atlantic oxen - on the left
  • NEW - rebasing my AWI American Rebel Commanders - this also requires adding a lot of additional figures to improve their appearance


Spanish Colonial Artillery

I had forgotten how much longer it takes to paint 28mm figures compared to 20mm, but I managed to complete the artillery before the month end. These are the Warlord ex Wargames Factory figures and the guns were assembled using the smaller barrels.

The limber is a Blotz MDF version that I bought as an experiment for a heavy gun limber. It didn't work for that, but with some left-over Valiant horses it works well here.