Sunday, 23 August 2015
If I paint another unit of German Knights I must remember that.
The miniatures are from Fireforge Games ( http://fireforge-games.com/) and I really like them.
These were actually the other half of a unit I have painted previously, and here are the complete unit in all its glory.
I am sure this unit will look killer on the tabletop.
More pictures of the other half can be found here: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2015/05/german-knights.html
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
A cold rainy day a couple of weekends ago I pressganged my own daughter to accompany me to the Kronobergs Slottsruin, just north of Växjö where I live. I needed some company and a model for scale...
Usually on Saturdays during this summer Växjö HEMA sällskap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_European_martial_arts) are having practising/ showing their hobby but I guess the bad weather meant they had cancelled that day.
Lets just say it wasn´t crowded... It was me and my daughter and a family of German tourist.
In this post you will see some of the picture I took from the visit. Some pictures are named with a number indicating which room they were taken from/ in.
The ruin had some small informative pictures with some information in Swedish, English and German.
Picture from within room 5, round tower if I remember correctly.
19, Southwest staircase
They had a small display of an dinner with handmade dolls. It was nice to have atleast little colours to display besides all the bare rocks from the ruined castle.
I tried to take lots of pictures here for future references....
Some pictures from the western side.
This could have been 14, the kitchen tower. I dont remember exactly.
Pictures from room 15, see the orientation picture later
Different stages of the castle
Pictures of the main gate to the south from within the castle.
Guard room, the entry can be seen in the picture above.
Inside the guard room, room 2.
Picture on the Stallholmen, just south of the ruined castle.
Stallholmen, its a small island just south of the main castle, used for workers and cattle.
Just south of Stallholmen is a small restaurant and café as well as the harbour place for
And here is a small paper from the visit. That gives a picture of what each room was used for.
This could be a nice project to build and game in the future.
Its a rather small castle which make it so much easier to build and game on. And as it really have been involved in war with actual attack you don´t need to invent a sort of "what if" scenario to represent it. Its a period in time that I havn´t gamed that much yet and that makes it even more interesting in a miniature game oriented game.