Thursday, April 16, 2020

Victrix Command Stands for Hail Caesar

It is a good thing to receive input from others. As much as I have tried to figure out Impetus, I just wasn't getting it. A couple of followers suggested Hail Caesar. I had the rules already and had played in 15mm. I didn't think my basing would work, but I was wrong. Therefore, I am taking a second look at Hail Caesar in 28mm. I knew that I would need command bases, so over the weekend I scrounged around some old Victrix frames I had kept and found a host of unused figures. I have turned them into Republican Roman and Carthaginian command stands. I am pleased with how they turned out. What do you think?

Republican Roman Legion commanders

The Army commander

Carthaginian division leaders

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Impetus Collection

I got my entire collection of Victrix ancients out on the table. I am trying to learn the Impetus rules, but I have to say it isn't coming easily to me. But I really like how the bases are done, so I will keep at it for awhile longer.



Romans and Samnites


Numidian cavalry

Gaul cavalry

Roman cavalry taking on some Carthagenian counterparts

Two Gaulic warbands

Two more

Roman legion


And yet another

Carthagenian infantry

Spanish cavalry

Spanish infantry

Carthagenian heavy infantry

From behind the Carthagenian line

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Making the Most of this Sheltering in Place

These are certainly strange times, but as the weeks crawl by I believe many of us are finding constructive ways to put the spare time to good use. For me, I have been able to complete paperwork for my retirement in June. I have also picked up some commission work which has been fun.

Yesterday I finished painting up 96 Elite British Napoleonics plus a mounted officer:

I also based some Macedonian pikemen.

And finally, I finished a couple of battalions for my own collection. These are the two regiments of the Garde du Paris.

Today I am working on some Spartan light infantry to round out that collection on this rainy day in Southern California. A blessed Holy Week to you all!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Weekend Doings During the Lockdown

Well, I consider myself fortunate to have a very enjoyable hobby I can turn to in times like these. After attending church via the internet, I spent some time out on my deck soaking up some much needed sunshine and basing these new additions to my ancients collection. I also took some time to do an inventory on my 28mm Napoleonic collection while it was all still out on the table.

French     Infantry 1,114   Cavalry  200  Artillery 19 and 76 artillerists 2 wagons 2 limbers

British     Infantry  786     Cavalry  163  Artillery 15 and 60 artillerists 1 wagon 4 limbers

That is over 2,400 figures in total. Now I know. And I am working on 150 more now. It never ends.

Here are some pictures of the new ancients.

Victrix Naked Gauls and Little Big Man Studios shield transfers

Based for Impetus

Victrix Spartans 48 based for Impetus

Victrix Balearic slingers 12 based for Impetus