B.U.A. Completed

Enfilade 2014 is now just a memory.  It was a great weekend, full of fun, laughs and DBA!  In addition to all the great games that were played, there were some smoking deals offered through vendors and the NHMGS -bring and buy.

One of the gems I scored was a 1:235 scale J.R. Miniatures Medieval Castle.  Now I wanted to keep it generic enough so I could use it with as many different armies as possible as a Built Up Area (BUA) for De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA).

Unpainted- washed and prepped.
Unpainted- washed and prepped.

So earlier today, I took a couple of hours and painted it up.  Keeping it simple, I used a combination of washes and dry brushing to get it done without taking too much time.

Completed.  Dark tones and washes.
Completed. Dark tones and washes.
3/4 top-down view.
3/4 top-down view.
Rear side view.
Rear side view.

WAB- Late Era Christian Spanish (1101-1250 AD)



As T3 and the Warhammer Ancient Battles World Championships 2014 draws ever nearer, I am making a dedicated drive to have a newly painted army ready for the event.  After much debate and pouring through miniatures, I have decided to go with Late Christian Spanish out of AoA2.  I will be sure and update everyone with photos and details as I progress towards my goal.  August 15th, is not that far away!  Wish me luck.

Picture above for inspiration is James I of Aragon’s Knights Marching to Fight the Moors

Seleucid Elephants on Parade

Well, I wanted to take a moment and update everyone on my progress towards completion of my Seleucid Army for the WAB GT.  I had shown the elephants as they were finished and now I have finished the crews and howdah.  One of the major considerations (in addition to painting) was making the howdah removable, which was accomplished with magnets and/or pins.  Well, here they are in their completed glory.

Ele01Ele02Ele03Ele04Ele05Well, that’s it for now.  Wish me luck at the WAB GT!

Fixing Some Old Models…


Well, in 2010 I painted these Aventine Cavalry for Adepticon 2011 as part of my Macedonian Army.  So, with time running out and my time-window for getting my painting done closes…I pulled these guys out and did some major touch-ups and added the shields.  While they don’t look as good as the rest of the stuff I am taking to England.  I am happy with them none the less.  Here is what they look like now!


Seleucid Elephant #3

Well, I just finished my third, and final elephant for the upcoming WAB GT.  The pressure to keep painting and finish everything before the GT is starting to mount as it comes down to the wire.  So rather than bore you with all my painting techniques and individual steps of the process,  here is the final model, which is available from Aventine Miniatures.  The first two pictures are without the howdah.

3EL013EL02Well I have also finished the crew and my ultimate plan is to be able to remove them (to represent casualties) by attaching them via tiny Rare Earth magnets.  But I am still awaiting for them to arrive and the need to get here soon or I will have to glue them instead.  Here is a picture with the howdah (which is not glued or attached).

3EL03Let me know what you think…

Thureophoroi Finished!

Well, my unit of Thureophoroi is finally finished and ready for the WAB GT!  The figures from Aventine looks awesome and were really fun to work with.  Here they are for your inspection.

THR01THR02THR03I also wanted to point out that all of the models were painted with Army Painter Paints and Quick Shade Inks (washes).  Below was one of the pieces from antiquity that was part of my inspiration.


They’re Just Skirmishers!

Well my first unit of sling-armed Elephant Runners for my Seleucid Army are now finished.  I guess I am putting more work into them then I have done for models in a long time and I am really enjoying it.  I picked a pretty drab color palate for these 14 models so they can be used as either general skirmishers or levy in the future.  Frankly, 3 level highlighting on brown is rather boring.  These are a mixture of Aventine slingers and stone-throwers.  But here they are for you inspection!