Friday, 31 January 2020

Later Polish 15mm Cavalry Commission

15th C Later Polish Cavalry Painting Commission

Bob at the club has entered the Essex Warriors 2020 DBM Tournament and decided he is using Later Polish. Unfortunately he doesn't have all the correct figures in his collection and he asked me to paint up some Essex Miniatures to complete his army. Whilst I don't mind the commission he will have to wait for all 27 of the mounted figures to be done as I have not been well for the last two weeks since he gave me the figures and its only been this week that I managed to feel well enough to paint. I had the worst earache and infection I have ever had in my outer right ear. On a scale of 1 to 10 the pain was a high 8 at some stages and it wasn't very pleasant.

He gave me three batches of figures, 3 for a generals element, 12 for some knights and another 12 for some cavalry. Since the cavalry were the easiest to paint I worked on those this week and have just completed them ready to deliver to Bob on Sunday. Technically in this time frame the cavalry are termed Czeladz and should be armed with a lance and crossbow after 1400 AD. 

The castings provided were from Essex Miniatures EMED range codes 14, 15 & 16.
As with most Essex castings they were fairly clean and required very little flash and casting flow tags removal. Bob will base them himself so I just ensured that the horses bases were painted green to hide any bare metal after they are based up. I liked painting these castings as they were new to me having never purchased any before for use in my own collection. I can see plenty of potential uses for some of these castings within lots of other armies of this time frame.

All 12 cavalry together on their painting sticks.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

15mm "CHINESE" Ancient Army Off Ebay

Impulse Purchase Off EBay

I saw a Chinese Army on Ebay, the listing was for 329 figures and I put in a bid, that was out bid so 30 seconds before it ended I sniped it for £175 and won.

Here is the main picture from the EBay listing. I asked which Chinese army it modelled to be told Yuan and Ming, I was told by a gamer in Hong Kong that it's more Sung looking but will be fine for the other two armies.


I received it today and after unpacking and tidying it up I took a series of pictures  to better show how it looked before I started on my rebasing etc. So in no particular order are the troops. I need to add things to it to enable me to field the three armies and may well be raiding my left over Tang figures to help out.














Once it's sorted out properly I shall post an update, but I have started rebasing bits already.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

EW 2019 DBM Tournament Final Results

Essex Warriors 2019 DBM Tournament Result



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
10WD
Brian withdrew from the tournament 15/04/19



3rd Round Draw
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
02
66
02
V [12/05/19]
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
30
81
01
Game 2
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
06
57
05
V [23/06/19]
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
26
62
04
Game 3
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
00
33
07
V [04/08/19]
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
32
64
03
Game 4
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
01
13
09
V [30/06/19]
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
31
41
06
 Game 5
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
32
32
08
V [23/04/19]
BYE
BYE
00
00
00

3rd Round Positions [Completed 04/08/19]
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
30*
81*
01
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
02*
66*
02
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
32*
64*
03
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
26*
62*
04
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
06*
57*
05
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
31*
41*
06
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
00*
33*
07
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
32*
32*
08
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
01*
13*
09




4th Round Draw
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
Game 1
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
30
111*
01*
V [05/01/20]
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
02
66*
05*
Game 2
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
02
68*
04*
V [03/11/19]
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
30
92*
02*
Game 3
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
06
63*
06*
V [01/09/19]
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
26
59*
07*
Game 4
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
30
71*
03*
V [13/10/19]
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
02
34*
09*
 Game 5
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
32
45*
08*
V [05/08/19]
BYE
BYE
00
00
00

4th Round Positions [*=4 games played]
Player
Army
Score
Total
Position
John Davis
02/46 Kushan DBM2
30
111*
01*
Peter Kemp
02/74 Palmyran DBM2
30*
92*
02*
Bob McDermott
04/80 Hussite DBMM2
30*
71*
03*
Drew Jarman
01/43 Scythians DBMM2
02*
68*
04*
Steve Nutt
02/46 Kushan DBM2
02*
66*
05*
Peter Hockaday
04/18 Lithuanian DBM2
06*
63*
06*
Tim Myall
03/52 West Frankish Norman DBMM2
26*
59*
07*
Paul Brady
02/69 Sassanid Persian DBMM2
32*
45*
08*
Richard Gravatt
02/09 Syracuse DBMM2
02*
34*
09*