Thursday, 23 May 2019

Xyston 15mm Numidian Commission

Small Numidian Commission To Help Complete An Army

As part of my ongoing plan to clear out my own Lead Mountain I get asked to paint up small commissions to help out other players. This is the second batch of Xyston ANC20253 Numidian Light Cavalry I have been asked to paint. Whilst they are excellent figures they are a pain to work on as they consist of separate horses, riders, shields and of course javelins. The castings are mostly clean with very little flash apart from flow lines that need trimming off and the whole lot of course needs gluing together. It took me four days to do them in small time batches as I was working on other things at the same time. I think the end result worked out well and since he wants to match them to his existing collection I didn't have to base them which saves me some time.

Xyston ANC20253 Numidian Light Cavalry




Saturday, 18 May 2019

Minifigs ZC103 Thessalian Cavalrymen, Javelin

Minifigs ZC103 Thessalian Cavalrymen, Javelin

As part of Project Lead Mountain I have a box of left over 15mm castings for DBx Book 2 armies. I am currently part way through a special commission for a clubmate for his Later Hoplite Greek. They are Xyston castings so are the usual task of drill, clean up and glue together.

He's building Thessalian Reg Cv O elements but their wide brimmed hat reminded me that I had a bag of twelve Minifigs ZC103 in the box. Being older castings that are finely sculpted and four of them had broken javelins. Since I hate to see castings go to waste I decided that I would paint them up as a test project. I managed to drill out all of their hands and replaced their javelins with metal spears to make them more durable and robust. I decided that since they are unarmoured that they will be Irr LH O Light Horse elements rather than Reg Cv O Cavalry elements.

I am very pleased with how they turned out and since I dont have a suitable army to use them with I am almost certain to offer them for sale in due course.

Minifigs ZC103 Thessalian cavalry, Javelinmen Irr LH O












Wednesday, 8 May 2019

King Richard III Army at Bosworth Field - Part 3

My Take On King Richards Army - Part 3

This is the last blog entry about how I created King Richard's army for Bosworth Field. Part of the army consisted of troops designated as Northern Border Foot. This was a problem as no one made dedicated castings to represent this trooptype which consisted of a mix of Spearmen, Swordsmen and Archers. I searched all the usual 15mm figure makers before I came across the WoR range from Fighting 15's. These were already known to me as they have been sold under the Gladiator Games, Blackhat and finally Gladiator Miniatures brand. They WoR range is listed here https://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/wars-of-the-roses-1161-c.asp and they list code WOR013 Northern Spearmen which is actually a cheat as this is a duplicate listing of their https://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/med037-brigans-shieldless-spearmen-16667-p.asp Brigans Shieldless Spearmen castings.

The figures are well sculpted and cleanly cast despite their venerable age and having passed through three different owners. There are a few different poses and the figure mix is totally random. I needed twelve elements of Irr Sp I totalling 48 castings. I decided that given the figure mix I received I would create 4 elements of identical poses and 8 elements mixed and matched in pairs where possible. Being Border Levies to protect against the Scottish raiders raised by order of the crown I felt that they would have had at least a minimal standard of dress and equipment.

Gladiator WOR013 Northern Border Spearmen 




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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Essex Warriors 2019 15mm DBM Tournament 2nd Round Results & 3rd Round Draw

Essex Warriors 2019 15mm DBM Tournament 

Essex Warriors 2019 15mm DBM Tournament

Runners & Riders & 1st Round Draw

Richard G       398 BC            02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
Drew J             150 BC            01/43 Scythians DBMM2
Steve N           50 BC              02/46 Kushan DBM2
Peter K            273 AD           02/74 Palmyran DBM2
John D             357 AD           02/46 Kushan DBM2
Paul B             459 AD           02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
Brian A           460 AD           02/83 Patrician DBM2
Tim M             1066 AD         03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
Bob M             1430 AD         04/80 Hussite DBMM2
Peter H            1435 AD         04/18 Lithuanian DBM2

DBM Lists – 5
DBMM Lists - 5

Book 1 – 1
Book 2 – 6
Book 3 – 1
Book 4 – 2

1st Round Draw

Game 1
Richard G       398 BC            02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
v
Drew J             150 BC            01/43 Scythians DBMM2

Game 2
Steve N           50 BC              02/46 Kushan DBM2
v
Peter K            273 AD           02/74 Palmyran DBM2

Game 3
John D             357 AD           02/46 Kushan DBM2
v
Paul B             459 AD           02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2

Game 4
Brian A           460 AD           02/83 Patrician DBM2
v
Tim M             1066 AD         03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2

Game 5
Bob M             1430 AD         04/80 Hussite DBMM2
v
Peter H            1435 AD         04/18 Lithuanian DBM2



1st Round
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
00
00
10
V [03/03/19]
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
32
32
01
Game 2
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
02
02
08
V [03/02/19]
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
30
30
03
Game 3
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
25
25
04
V [17/02/19]
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
07
07
07
Game 4
Brian Ash
02/83 Patrician DBM2
31
31
02
V [17/02/19]
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
01
01
09
Game 5
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
08
08
06
V [20/01/19]
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
24
24
05

1st Round Positions
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
32
32
01
Brian Ash
02/83 Patrician DBM2
31
31
02
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
30
30
03
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
25
25
04
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
24
24
05
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
08
08
06
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
07
07
07
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
02
02
08
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
01
01
09
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
00
00
10




2nd Round [Completed 14/04/19]
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
32
64
01
V [14/04/19]
Brian Ash
02/83 Patrician DBM2
00
31
07
Game 2
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
06
36
04
V [14/04/19]
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
26
51
02
Game 3
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
27
51
02
V [17/03/19]
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
05
12
08
Game 4
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
02
10
09
V [14/04/19]
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
30
32
06
Game 5
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
32
33
05
V [14/04/19]
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
00
00
10
Bob McD bumped down one place as he and Peter H had already played.

2nd Round Positions
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
32
64
01
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
26
51
02
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
27
51
02
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
06
36
04
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
32
33
05
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
30
32
06
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
05
12
07
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
02
10
08
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
00
00
09
Brian Ash
02/83 Patrician DBM2
00
31
WD
Brian withdrew from the tournament 15/04/19 which activated the BYE round process from the 3rd Round onwards.



3rd Round Draw
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
32
64
01
V [TBA]
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
26
51
02
Game 2
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
27
51
02
V [TBA]
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
06
36
04
Game 3
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
32
33
05
V [TBA]
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
30
32
06
Game 4
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
05
12
07
V []
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
02
10
08
Game 5
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
32
32
TBC
V [23/04/19]
BYE
BYE
00
00
00

3rd Round Positions [*=3 games played]
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
00
64
01
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
00
51
02
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
00
51
02
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
00
36
04
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
00
33
05
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
32*
32*
06
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
00
32
06
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
00
12
08
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
00
10
09


Round Dates: [All meetings on a Sunday UNLESS noted]
Essex Warriors Dates for 2019
06-Jan-19 (AGM) – Past

1st Round [Completed]

2nd Round [Completed]

3rd Round [12 meetings]
27-Apr-19 SATURDAY Meeting 
12-May-19
26-May-19 [also 2nd Dresden Practice Game]
Spring Bank Holiday Monday is on 27th May
Sat 1st June-Sun 2nd June 2019 Dresden Weekend game
02-Jun-09 [Playing Kevin Baker,Cowards Wargames Club,500 AP WoR Doubles Game]
09-Jun-19 [this meeting has been cancelled and moved to 2nd June]
23-Jun-19
30-Jun-19
 07-Jul-19
20-21-Jul-19 Attack Devizes [Entries close 29th June 2019] 500 AP DBM Doubles
Hall booked by other users from 14th to 28th Jul inclusive
04-Aug-19
18-Aug-19
01-Sep-19
07-08-September 2019 – Iceni 500 AP DBM Open
15-Sep-19
29-Sep-19
In the event of the 3rd Round being completed before the allocated time any left over meetings will be added to the 4th Round schedule.

4th Round [6 meetings]
13-Oct-19
19th-20th-Oct-19 Vexillum [Frome] 500 AP DBM Doubles
Any army from 1071AD to 1500AD,  DBM 2nd ed or DBMM 1st ed or DBMM 2nd ed list books. For clarity, we will abide by whatever the DBM community has agreed to regarding changes to the DBMM 2nd ed lists.
26-Oct-19 SATURDAY Meeting [27th now cancelled]
02-03-Nov-19 Caesaromagus 2019 [Writtle] 400 AP DBM Singles [Open]
10-Nov-19
17-Nov-19
Hall booked by other users on 24th Nov and 1st Dec
08-Dec-19
22-Dec-19