Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A visit to Bottnaryds church, Johan Printz, Kalmar Nyckel, New Sweden



Some time ago I visited Bottnaryds church here in Sweden, Småland.

Its located not so far away from my parents summerhouse but I have never visited it before. Besides being, a rather old church and interesting in itself, being restored to old splendor it housed a small exhibition of Johan Printz. 
He was amoungst other apoinments govenour of New Sweden  from 1643 until 1653.
The Swedish colony on the Delaware River in North America.  


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Bj%C3%B6rnsson_Printz  

And the miniature gamer in me got a little exited… Maybe a small Pike and Shot project in the future…

Thought I should share some pictures: 
















The text is roughly translated to:
Shipmodel of "Kalmar Nyckel" built 1988 by Bengt Faleskog, Bottnaryd.

Kalmar Nyckel is the fist Swedish ship that arrived to America with the Swedes and Finns that started up the colony of New Sweden at the Deleware river 1638.
















Thursday, 7 June 2018

Dragon teeth tank traps



I made some quick dragon teeth tank traps.

It was a reall quick work but I like the result, atleast for the time it took to make.

Im not sure about the English word for it but I think its callet "peat pots" used for planting seeds.


I cut each container lose and glued it on a mfd base, zenith primed it with black and then white to give it a quick grayish colour and effect. I then glued regular sand on the base and painted it with a colour deluted with much water to let the colourvariation on the natural sand shine through.

Quick, easy and extremly cheap dragon teath tank traps.
I succesful test batch och terrain.

If I make more in the future I think I will spend some more time on the edges between the sand and the tank trapp to look a little better.

I borrowed a friends Imperial Guard models here for scale.








Saturday, 12 May 2018

Norse Bondi archers






I wanted some new Bondi archers for my norsemen and I got it here. The miniatures are a mixture of bits but for most part it is Conquest Games nice plastic archers but Ive added bits from Gripping Beast Hirdmen and Fireforge Games plastic russians as well as some more bits.








The plan is to have these as two small bidower/ skirmishers in Lion-/ Dragon Rampant and combine them two one unit in larger types of games as Hail Caesar.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Pre-Ajax Event

Yesterday we had a small Pre-Ajax event.
It was a small event to test out units, combinations and to test out missions and special cards for the organiser.

The Ajax event is a Warhammer 30k, Horus Heresy event that will focus on the narrative.
Dates: 7-8 July 2018 (warm-up from the 6th)
Location: Hotell Rådmannen, Alvesta, Sweden

For more info about Ajax: http://dirtyk.se/events/ajax


As this was a test of units, lists for an event this summer, you will unfortunately see unpainted miniatures. 
(click on the pictures for larger pictures.)




Testing out a Superheavy Siege tank... speedpainted for this day.
I stole my Death Korps of Krieg one and started to repaint it in my Solar Auxilia scheme instead.
Think ISU-152, Battle of Berlin...






My Malcador Infernus suffers a catastrophic explosion...



Wuubb wuubbing and then kraken grenading some Whirldwinds...

This Solar Auxilia Troopmaster managed to insert a meltabomb under the toenails of an Warhound Titan bringing it down to a mere three hullpoints..
 
The Iron Hands brings my Remembrance down to its last wound, but it survived...
It was a special character for this mission.

Two on Two battle.
My Solar Auxilia had joined forces with Emperors Children attacking a Mechanicum force that were trying to hold the centre until its Iron Hands allies arrive.





I didnt manage to take down the last hullpoint on the Knight, and it charges...
My superheavy siege tank manages to survive with one hullpoints remaining...

My Solar Auxilia Lord Marshal tries to stop the Mechanicum hq and stabilize our deployment zone...
He did nothing with his Mastercrafted Paragonblade and the robotic enemy stroked back... Resulting in just three wounds, I can make this...
But alas... paying expensive points for an artificer armour, Iron halo and a servoscull for an 2+/3++ save does nothing against Ap2 and when you roll three ones on the save... And here he finished his day....

In the end it was a small victory for the traitors in this game.














Overall it was a really nice day, special thanks to Erik for hosting this small event and to Henrik for fixing us this nice place to be and for the icecream and chocolate cake service...

And I now know that giving a Lightning full Autocannon equipment is not the greatest idea... Not the most point efficient way to field it...
You had right internet... Curse you...