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The Merc's are coming
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Battletech Blue Fist Mercanary’s

After painting all the red and mostly red on the SAGA force, I thought it time to sit down and start doing some Battletech. In a new Scheme for a new Merc force. I have alot in candy apple red, that I did years ago, though I do need to

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Crusader bow and crossbow

Part of any good Crusader army are some missile troops. For this army there is a fair bit with decent numbers of both crossbow and bow infantry. As with the rest of this army, it is all Legio Heroica miniatures from their Feudal and Crusader ranges. While these two ranges

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Homemade paint storage

Sometimes I feel like, as well as miniatures, I collect small pots of paints. I’d reached the capacity of my existing storage (some acryllic racks by Back 2 Base-ix, an Australian manufacturer). Now, these are good little products that go together nicely with some nice ideas. However, they’re not cheap,

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Levy pike & farm tools – Huge new 250 figure project

This is the first post of a new army project I’m in the middle of. This army is another Crusader army, but this time it is the Templars. However, there isn’t going to be any Templars for a little while as I’m starting with the generic crusader component of this

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Spearmen Warriors
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Saga Order of St John Spearmen

My SAGA Order of St John warband continues to grow with the some Fresh faces as Spearmen.   These are still the Fireforged Games troops, that I also used on the Crossbowmen. I have been block painting the my Order of St John to speed up the production of units, but

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AK Matt Varnish
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AK Interactive’s Matt Varnish

AK Interactive have released their 3rd Generation Acrylics, clearly they have been doing the research and work on making new paint formula’s.   Until now I have been using the Army Painter Matt or the Testors Dull coat, however the Dull coat in the last application just was not matt and

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Crossbowmen
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Saga Order of St John Crossbowmen

My 2nd point for my SAGA warband is Order of St John Crossbowmen.  I have used Fireforge Templar Infantry I have used 8 of the box as Crossbowmen.  With 24 in the box I have two more units of 8 to paint up, one with Spears and one with hand

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Mounted Warriors of St John
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Saga Order of St John Mounted Warriors

I have finally painted my Order of St John Mounted Warriors.  I have only had these since 2015, these are the Fireforged Games Mounted Sergeants.  Bases are old Galeforce 9 bases, and they’re going to be part of a Saga crusader warband. The real story here is not the Men-At-Arms;

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Poormans Clan mechs
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Battletech: 2nd Line Clan Mechs

Late last week we had some of the Covid-19 restrictions eased, Earlier in the week somebody suggested that the maximum number of people possible gather for a game of Battletech.  Having not thrown a dice in anger in some 50+ days we jumped at it. On the Friday I was

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Full Ogre Team
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Painting the Ogre Blood Bowl Team

I finally stopped procrastinating and got Games Workshops Ogre Bloodbowl team painted. I painted the whole team with the Scale75 paint range. Out of all 6 Ogres 2 are sort of converted as you only get a couple of poses.

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Ludus Magnus

Painting the Ludus Magnus starter set with Scale75 paints. Micon, Infelix and Marcus Furious.

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British Napoleonic Infantry

These have been painted for a while (since January), just waiting to be photographed. These were for an event in January (i.e. before COVID-19 stopped all such shenanigans), where we played a Blucher campaign of the 100 days. I was assigned the British/Allied Reserve Corps, which was 7 bases of

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Where we meet

The Monday knights meet every Monday except for Public holidays.  You can join us at the location below.