Wargame Rules

BLOG BACKGROUND AND WARGAME RULES
I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Muscovite-Tartar Wars, Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. All miniatures are 28mm scale, if my photographs serve to encourage others to complete their collections I shall be pleased. I will also be mentioning other sites with interesting collections on the above. Do join the 'Friends' if you like what you see.

I prefer to use my own rules which are kept simple and involve eight-sided dice. These allow for fast results with various types of weaponry. Morale dominates my games.


Saturday, 16 June 2018

ASIATIC CONVERSION PROJECT No1

Have just ordered from my friend Ian Hinds a bag of figures described as 'various Asiatic cavalry'. Costing £27.00 delivered, it comprises twenty-six mounted figures. These castings are from several manufacturers but are mostly old Essex miniatures. The Asiatic 'types' include Mongols, Ottomans, Goths, Byzantines, Burtas, Muscovites, Khazars, and no doubt others. The standard of painting is not great, and design/scale differences are evident, but I'm not complaining at that price. Many figures still have casting flash, many weapons will need to be drilled out and replaced. All will need to be rebased, removed from their present mounts, swapped about or given others. Then I must decide whether to paint strip or revamp the artwork. I admit, some may end up in the casting pot, while others will be given new heads, or converted with Milliput. This will be a fun project, with the pleasure gained in restoring miniatures to what they should look like. Here are some photos of this recent purchase. I'm not expecting to raise any new units but I hope at least twenty-three castings will be drafted into my Muscovite, Tartar, and Ottoman armies. Wish me luck, I will upload occasionally on how this project develops. MGB

4 comments:

  1. You have my attention, this is an interesting little project. Please keep us informed.

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    1. I certainly will Sir, there is a real pleasure in achieving a successful restoration project, particularly when you are working on a budget. If you are interested, there are several 'terrain' uploads on my other war-games blog, devoted to the 18th century.
      Michael

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  2. Looking forward to see how they turn out.

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    1. Thank you Willie, I am also looking forward to starting on the project.
      Michael

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