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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Saturday, 20 October 2018

15th Century Byzantine collection

Hi gents,
A few pics of my growing 15th century Byzantine war collection for the Venice in Greece wars.



I'm still looking for a suitable figure for the emperor Constantine this Crusader figure will have to do for the moment.


I managed to get Ebob to take a small commission for the troops but alas he didn't continue.

I have been converting the figures to add more variety. 

Mark Allen did a great job on the flags.
Standard bearer is another conversion.

This will be a small unique collection representing the armies in the twilight years of Byzantium.

Dave Jarvis has used his paint magic on the figures.

I have been using some foremost horses from Hinds figures I got this idea from John Rays SYW collection where the results he gets is outstanding.

The armies will be small DBA size armies.

I am adding to the Byzantines and also will add early Ottomans /Venetians /Genoese  and Timurid I'm looking forward to  putting this together but it will be a slow burner.
Best wishes
Willie 

Saturday, 21 April 2018

More WIP table pics

Hi gents,

A few more pics the table has moved on slightly since these were takin with antique studding added to the leather so just to add the glass to the table top  doors below and skirting/foot rest at the base.



The map came in 12 parts I had to join them tighter and paint of the white edge trim I think I got away with it.

Still a way to go but shaping up nicely.
                                            

Sunday, 25 March 2018

AWI collection growing.

 Hi Gents,

 I missed out on some very nice Hessian figure moving out of John Rays collection yesterday so to cheer myself up I got the camera out for a couple of pics of the growing AWI collection.
Figures aren't based yet but flags will be positioned correctly when they are.

A few rebels having a turkey shoot
Figures again painted by Dave Jarvis.
All sculpted by the Perry's either as part of Foundry or  Perry miniatures.

Casualty figures

A long way to go with this collection as I keep dipping in and out.

Some command figures.
 


Progress on the games room
 First cabinet on the wall two walls will have display cabinets along each length the table carcass also starting to take shape the table will allow storage of all the terrain boards it will allow a 4000 mm x 1500 mm set up with an extension piece that will allow another 1000 mm to be added when required.
I wont be moving into the new place until June so still a wee while before this is complete.
Will hopefully keep you abreast of the progress as it happens.
Best wishes
Willie







Saturday, 17 March 2018

New barracks taking shape.

Hi Gents,
Not posted for a while been busy renovating our new home hope to be in for summer as is fitting the first room to get treatment was the barracks for the troops

This is the side elevation of the barracks which over the course of the next couple of months should be connected back to the main house via a glass link corridor.

Inside starting to take shape the sheets of  insulation material you seen are 1200mm x 2400mm which gives an idea of the size of the room.

The room is nice and light 

This wall can take around 16 wall cabinets for the figures.


First cabinet has made its way down not looking forward to transporting the troops this will happen gradually over the coming months.
Next week will see the start of the building of the wargames table I will post some pics once complete hopefully it turns out as well as I imagine it . The table will be 1800 x 3800mm approximately with storage underneath for terrain boards.





And yes the collection is still being added to these flags by Mark Allen for the15th  Byzantine collection. I'm sending off the master figures for this collection to Griffin  next week it will be a small unique collection more of this in the summer.
Best wishes
Willie

Friday, 5 January 2018

1565 The Relief Column

Hi Gents,
Coming to the end of the Christmas Holidays here so I thought I would get some figures out and star getting through the basing. I did around 100 tonight all based on pennies, movement trays should be here soon. Below is some pics of the relief column the pike arrived here yesterday and went straight through to basing.















                                                                       Best Wishes
                                                                          Willie

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

St Elmo


Happy New Year,
A few pics of what's coming this year which will hopefully see the completion of the Malta 1565 collection. Dave at TM terrain has been commissioned to build St Elmo which can be added to my existing terrain to recreate the siege. I have added a few pics from the archive to show some off the figures which will be used with the terrain.
I have recently bought a new house which has a great hobby space so at some point this year the whole thing can be played out.











                                                                       Best Wishes
                                                                           Willie


Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Italian wars collection

Hi gents,
I'm conscious that I haven't posted in a while so thought I would get some of the old Italian wars figures out to brighten up a cold winters day.









                                                                    Merry Christmas
                                                                             Willie