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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Monday, 4 May 2015

Been a while

Hi gents

Its been a while since I posted here seem to have lost my way a bit with the collection.Here's a few pics taken over the weekend.














Monday, 12 January 2015

A look at the Saracen shield art and a few pilgrims

Hi gents

A few more pics to show of the artwork on the Saracen shields all painted by Dave Jarvis.
Perry miniatures

Templar escorting pilgrims
Hopefully the pic lets you see the detail

This is another of the terrain tiles by TM Terrain
Another cracking shield.
Dave's brush work looks even better in the flesh

Loads of pilgrims painted up
 
Again another intricate design
 
Saracen design is not the easiest to get right
  
last shot for now hope you enjoed the pics. 

                                                                  Best wishes
                                                                   Willie

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy new year the Crusades continue

Hi gents,

Happy new year to you all a few pics of the Crusade collection I have now picked up the terrain from TM but will have to wait until I get the lighting right to show this off properly.I did want to show this off before Christmas but after reading about the sad passing of Captain Richards whose blog was one of my personal favourites I couldn't bring myself to post until now I will really miss his creativity.

   
This small village is part of the large set up,
 
One of my favourite units of 2014
 
Villages like this were pillaged at will,
 
Each side as bad as the other
 
An appeal for a jihad

The Sultan gave the go ahead to preach the holy war.
Looking for volunteers
Many answered the call
On the horns of Hattin
Outnumbered
In 1187 a fatal blow is delivered on the Horns of Hattin
This will lead to the 3rd Crusade
The Carrion have their prey
A huge amount to come this year so drop by when you get a chance
Best wishes
Willie

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Acre come together

Hi gents,

I hadn't realized it had been so long since my last post so here's a brief update on what's happening, Dave Jarvis has been painting away with some great results the terrain by TM Terrain is now complete a couple of pics below will give you a flavour of how this will look, This has ended up a lot bigger than I had first anticipated but will look great with the figures,
The Saracens' start to arrive

Acres gateway
Dave Jarvis has worked his magic again
Tower of flies in Acres harbour
Someone on the TM Terrain face book page had commented that they hoped the figures were of a quality that would complement the terrain I don't think they need to worry on that count,

The terrain piece is 1500mm wide by 5000 mm long
These guys can either be under siege or besiegers themselves

Another shot of the harbour tower which extends back to the harbour side,

 
Again these can be used inside and out of the city walls,
Once I have the terrain back at chez Anderson I will post some pics with the figures manning the walls,
Best wishes
Willie
 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Leopold

Hi gents,

Really pleased with how this collection is coming along should look quite the thing once completed.The terrain I spoke of in an earlier post is on well on the way if you want to see how its progressing drop in at TM Terrains web site and click on the Facebook logo Dave is posting pics as the terrain progresses.

 I have still to add a fellow retinues of the more famous Barons and some more Military Orders Teutonic etc..I also need to pad out the foot a bit more to get the right balance  but getting there nonetheless.The Saracens still have a long way to go though but I aim to have this collection completed by this time next year.
Dave jarvis has been busy painting these up Duke Leopold of Austria arrives with the German Crusaders.

Typical medieval camp with food being prepared.
More knights this time with a games Workshop banner modified by me.
I have just ordered some new tents and will have these ones repainted to represent the crusader camp outside Acre.

Dave has been painting up wagons and other bits and pieces.



A disgruntled Leopold was responsible for the imprisonment of Richard Couer de Leon on his way home from the Crusade.

These figures from Mirliton

I bought a load of these banners from eBay once painted they look great

Crusader figures
And here is the terrain in progress this will measure 4 metres by 1.5 metres the city itself will have sea to three sides with the rear having a harbour.To the front of the city walls there will be a dry fosse which the crusaders had to overcome during their assaults on the walls. Outside the walls will be an area of plain where the action will be played out  this will also have a small village on a hill. .I will have to add ships etc to this something i am looking at  in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by
Willie