Saturday, June 20, 2015

Medieval Comparison Shot

One of the little challenges for old men like me who game with little men like these 6mm Heroics and Ros figures is finding a way to make it obvious from a distance which little horde is which.  One of my helpful solutions is to base the individual figures in easily recognizable patterns. They may not be historically accurate, but sometimes history takes a back seat to playability.

In the above shot you can see that the dismounted knights (left), the levies (center), and the archers (right) all stand in different patterns.  Three rows for the swordy dudes, four rows for the sharp sticks, and a checkerboard pattern for the the shooty guys.

Also, the edge of each base is painted a unified red to make it crystal clear which army they belong to.  Initially, with two armies, it shouldn't be necessary, but moving forward, if I can build up enough forces to play with more than two armies, that color code may come in handy.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Last Medieval Footies

Don't think I mentioned yet that this whole army is built from the fine medieval range of Heroics and Ros.  Today's offering is the poorly armed rabble called up from every mudhole village, handed a sharp stick, and pointed at the enemy.  What these levies lack in courage and training and armor and so on almost forever, they make up for in numbers and being too dumb to know when to run away.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

More Medieval Troops - Archers to the Fore

The second couple of foot troops for my matched medieval armies is the shooter types.  Almost fifty of the little buggers on each stand makes for a fine visual show.  It might not be enough to blacken the skies, but it looks so much better than an army with a sum total of three archers.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Shifting Gears - Medieval Army Dismounted Knights

With things slowing down at work, there's finally enough time to start showing off the second Medieval army for One Hour Wargames.

First up, the dismounted knights.  Close ranked, heavily armed and armored, well drilled shock troops.