Friday, 22 June 2018

Ancient Bagtastic Elements

15mm Ancient Baggage Elements Completed

I recently put in an order with Baueda for some more baggage models. I needed to finish off some missing elements to ensure I have sufficient elements suitable for a variety of armies. Along with this order I had a look through my already completed elements to see what I have never used and do not really need. More about these further down my posting.

My Attalid Pergamene army was missing some elements. I usually use any suitable models I think fit the bill. Baueda make a huge variety of baggage tents and I treat the label on their packaging as a guide not a rule. I had to add a Single tent and a Double tent to complete my baggage options.





Next up are some baggage elements that have sat in my Baggage Box unused ever since I painted them. A mate at the club asked me if Project Lead Mountain had anything suitable for him to use for his Sassanid army project. Initially I said no but I then remember that I had these unused elements that are surplus to requirements. So these are now SOLD.

 




Last up are some elements that will be going on EBay in due course which are unused DBE Mobile Baggage elements.









Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Scythians - The Commanders

Scythian - Xyston Commanders

My previous entry for the Scythians was on the 1st of May. The large gap is because of my impulse purchase of the T'ang army that I have recently blogged about. I wont go into much detail about the T'ang except they have all been removed from their bases and put on new bases in preparation for it being completed after the Scythians.

I purchased the Xyston commander castings because I wanted them to match their noble cavalry. Again they required some cleaning up and careful assembly. In the end I only needed 13 castings but it has taken what seems like weeks to finish them. I am very pleased with the end result.

There are three Irr Cv S elements and two Irr LH F command elements elements.

I used the following Xyston packs to create the elements:
ANC20065 50mm Wire Spears with Leaf Shaped Points
ANC20191 Severed Heads
ANC20237 Scythian Kings & Nobles
ANC20240 Scythian Bodyguard Cavalry
ANC20243 Scythian Musicians & Standards Mounted
ANC20245 Idanthyrsus Personality Pack
ANC20247 Scythian Cavalry Shields
ANC20248 Scythian Ornate Shields

Scythian King Irr Cv S




Scythian Sub-General Irr Cv S




Scythian Sub-General Irr Cv S




Scythian CinC/King Irr LH F 




Scythian Sub-General Irr LH F




Next on the painting table is the Scythian baggage elements, of which I seem to have purchased sufficient to create about 32 elements of baggage so some of this is going on EBay once its finished.


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Essex Warriors 2018 DBM Tournament 2nd Round Results & 3rd Round Draw

ESSEX WARRIORS 2018 DBM TOURNAMENT 2nd ROUND RESULTS
& 3rd ROUND DRAW

With the last of the six 2nd Round games being played on Sunday I can now announce the current standings and the 3rd Round draw. Thankfully everyone is now on different VP totals and no one needed to be bumped because they had already played each other. Realistically I am fairly confident that the bottom four players are now out of the running for a top three finish unless some results are flukes. There's certainly all to play for with the top eight players although it will depend on 3rd Round results going in the right order for some of them to have a realistic chance of taking the title this year. For me the surprises of the 2nd Round were the top two results which were quite decisive and not what I had expected to happen. Having seen all the players armies in action and having copies of their lists to study I had not expected these two games to be as one sided as they turned out. For the sake of fairness I always send my opponent my own list as soon as I know the draw so they are not disadvantaged in any way. The BYE army was listed in case anyone had to drop out or there were odd numbers of entrants. So far this has not happened although I have used this army in a few games to get some practice in against a varied list of enemies.

Mountain Indian Ally taken from an unrelated game

EW 2018 DBM Runners and Riders


Bye Army       667 BC 01/51 Neo-Assyrian Later Sargonid DBM2

John D             546 BC 01/50 Lydian DBM2
Andy L           335 BC 02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2

Peter L            299 BC 02/04 Ch’u DBM2
Steve N           50 BC 02/46 Kushan DBM2

Richard G       8 AD 02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
Paul B             459 AD 02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2

Bob M             940 AD 03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
Peter K            1276 AD 04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2

Drew J             1387 AD 04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
Peter H            1428 AD 04/13 Medieval German DBM2

Brian A           1435 AD 04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
Tim M             1491 AD 04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2



Book 1 – 1
Book 2 – 5
Book 3 – 1
Book 4 – 5

DBM – 8
DBMM - 4



1st Round
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
16
16
05
V [18/02/18]
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
16
16
05
Game 2
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
00
00
12
V [11/03/18]
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
32
32
01
Game 3
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
17
17
04
V [18/03/18]
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
15
15
09
Game 4
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
32
32
01
V [11/03/18]
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
00
00
12
Game 5
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
31
31
03
V [18/02/18]
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
01
01
10
Game 6
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
16
16
05
V [11/03/18]
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
16
16
05

1st Round Positions
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
32
32
01
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
32
32
01
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
31
31
03
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
17
17
04
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
16
16
05
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
16
16
05
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
16
16
05
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
16
16
05
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
15
15
09
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
01
01
10
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
00
00
12
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
00
00
12




2nd  Round
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
03
35
05
V [03/06/18]
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
29
61
02
Game 2
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
32
63
01
V [29/04/18]
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
00
17
10
Game 3
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
17
33
06
V [22/04/18]
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
15
31
07
Game 4
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
27
43
03
V [06/05/18]
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
05
21
09
Game 5
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
24
39
04
V [19/05/18]
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
08
09
11
Game 6
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
02
02
12
V [08/04/18]
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
30
30
08

2nd Round Positions [after 2nd round scores] [2nd rounds played*]
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
32
63*
01
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
29
61*
02
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
27
43*
03
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
24
39*
04
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
03
35*
05
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
17
33*
06
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
15
31*
07
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
30
30*
08
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
05
21*
09
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
00
17*
10
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
08
09*
11
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
02
02*
12




3rd Round
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
00
00
00
Game 2
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
00
00
00
Game 3
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
00
00
00
Game 4
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
00
00
00
Game 5
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
00
00
00
V [TBA]
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
00
00
00
Game 6
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
00
00
00
V [02/09/18]
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
00
00
00



3rd Round Positions [after 2nd  round scores] [3rd rounds played*] To Be Completed
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Drew Jarman
04/36 Later Muslim Indian DBMM2
00
00
01
Bob McDermott
03/60 Medieval Vietnamese DBMM2
00
00
02
Andy Leeser
02/12 Alexandrian Macedonian DBM2
00
00
03
Paul Brady
02/82 Patrician Roman DBMM2
00
00
04
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
00
00
05
John Davis
01/50 Lydian DBM2
00
00
06
Brian Ash
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
00
00
07
Peter Kemp
04/48 Yuan Chinese DBM2
00
00
08
Tim Myall
04/43 Later Hungarian DBMM2
00
00
09
Richard Gravatt
02/41 Han Chinese DBM2
00
00
10
Peter Hockaday
04/13 Medieval German DBM2
00
00
11
Peter Latter
02/04 Ch’u DBM2
00
00
12


Essex Warriors Meetings 2018

1st Round – Completed

2nd Round – Completed

3rd Round – Dates
17-Jun-18
08-Jul-18
Hall is booked by CARDS on 24th June and 1st July
22-Jul-18
05-Aug-18
12-Aug-18
26-Aug-18
02-Sep-18

4th Round – Provisional Dates
16-Sep-18
30-Sep-18 Open Day
14-Oct-18
11-Nov-18
18-Nov-18
24-Nov-18 to 25-Nov-18 Caesaromagus 2018 Writtle
Hall is booked by CARDS on 4th and 11th November
02-Dec-18
16-Dec-18