Author Archives: Socalwarhammer

About Socalwarhammer

Wargaming enthusiast. Previously the host of Southern California Warhammer Radio. All 40 episodes are still available for free on i-tunes.

Western Knights

A key part of my Later Byzantine Army is the inclusion of Western Knights.  Keeping with the WAB A0A2 lists, these ‘Western Knights’ are relatively generic in WS and Armor for mounted troop types armed with lances. When doing my … Continue reading

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Byzantine Heavy Infantry

I don’t know if it has been procastination, work-related distractions or equal portions of both, but I am still working towards completion of my army for the upcoming T3 WAB Championships in Koblenz, Germany- I sometimes think I will be … Continue reading

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Small (15mm) Break- Some DBA Trojans

Earlier today, I took a break from my 28mm Byzantine Army to work on a template (for later production) for my DBA Trojans.  It was a good break from the endless painted to be able to work on a single … Continue reading

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Ready, Aim, Fire!

Well, it is time to finish of the ground troops.  So I added 10 Psiloi Archers and 2 Light Bolt Throwers* with crew (4).  Under the rules in WAB, the Later Byzantines do have a wide selection of missile troops, … Continue reading

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Byzantine Psiloi (Crossbows)

In the seemingly never-ending quest to finish 3000 points of Later Byzantines for the Worlds WAB GT in August, I have finished another 26 Byzantine Crossbowmen. I am trying to keep with a color theme of simple white for levy/skirmishers, … Continue reading

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Roman Fort -2

On Friday, I received another Roman Marching Camp from my pal Mike G. of Hallowed Ground Terrain.  In preparation for his release of a new line of Roman Era wargaming terrain, I painted up a second (and complete) set of … Continue reading

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Roman Camp

Well as many of you know, Mike Garner is the co-host of the Historical Wargames Podcast and one of the guys behind Hallowed Ground Terrain.  Well as part of their new releases, they are producing a 15mm scale Roman Marching … Continue reading

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Byzantine Light Infantry

Well, I have completed a 20 man, mixed unit of Byzantine light infantry.  The unit consists of 14 unarmored spearmen which are supported by 6 unarmored bowmen. Historically, formations such as this were referred to a ‘Phalanx’, and consisted of … Continue reading

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Byzantine Psiloi Skirmishers

Paint, paint, paint.  The love and joy of the wargamer is never done.  The labor and love, sometimes combined with frustration, are feelings most of us dedicated to the hobby share in common. After a disaterous application of an old … Continue reading

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Unable To Leave Good Enough Alone… BUA Add-Ons.

I recently finished painting a Built Up Area (BUA) for DBA, and posted it on this website. Having some free time and taking a break from other painting projects, I decided to add a base and a banner to my … Continue reading

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