Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Goth Warband


So here is the second warband. This time its the Goths to fight against the Pontic forces.

The thinking behind this warband is that it is based around group of veteran raiders encompassing beserkers and nobles as well as a few professional warriors backed up with a scouting or reserve force of levies. They represent around a single boat load of warriors, bent on raiding and plundering the area before retreating back to their homes with their loot.

Gothic Warlord including hornblower and bannerman

4 Gothic Noble Infantry

4 Gothic Raiders

4 Gothic Beserkers

4 Gothic Levy Spearmen

4 Gothic Levy Archers

The command was made using a load of different models with the warlord being pure Conquest Games armoured Norman, the hornblower Gripping Beast with GW Rohan shield and the bannerman is an old roman signifier with a converted banner from who knows where. The rest of the models are Warlord Celts and Gripping Beast DAW(dark age warriors) with some Rohan and late roman shields thrown into the mix, with the exception of the Nobles, who are made from Warlord Celts and Wargames Foundry conversions with more Rohan shields. No clue where the archers come from.

I will be adding to this warband in the future, fleshing out the units but for now they will have to do!

That's all for now, next up a batrep where these two warbands have fun slaughtering each other!


Monday, 19 September 2016

Late Pontic Warband


So to begin with I have created two warbands to use in the play testing of the rule set that Llama and I are attempting to create. We both err on the fantasy side but for now I decided to just go historical... or relatively so. As a fantasy gamer I cannot with sense of sobriety tell you that this following warband is anywhere near historically accurate.

So the warbands are set at the time of the Gothic migration from up north, so around 250-270 AD round about. I am not entirely familiar with the time setting. Pontus was a Roman Province, or satrap or client state. Essentially under the influence of Rome as it was. Hopefully some time I will be able to get my hands on some Late Romans to bulk up this warband into an army.

For those of you unfamiliar with Pontus, I will briefly elaborate. The Pontic kingdom was situated in Asia Minor on the northern side of modern day Turkey on the black sea. Originally Persian it was Hellenized by the Greeks and then later taken by the Romans. The Goths probably began raiding around the Black Sea at around 255 AD.

This following warband will represent the Pontic forces in a small campaign I will be playing out over the next few weeks. The idea behind it is that it is made up of mostly levies and mercenaries. A force quickly assembled from local militias and other riff raff and sent off immediately to delay the Goths before the Romans could assemble their forces.

Pontic Auxiliary Centurion  including hornblower and bannerman

 8 Pontic Militia Spearmen

4 Levy Javelinmen

4 Galatian Mercenaries

The command and the spearmen where made using primarily Gripping Beast Dark Ages Warriors boxed set with head from Warlords Macedonian Phalangites. Don't ask me where the javelinmen come from because I really have no clue. And the Galatians are Warlord Celts.

I decided to add the Galatians at the last minute as they are the only unit in the warband that I would consider to be 'proper warriors'. And I had some spare Celt parts, and seeing the Galatians to my knowledge were Celtic, and near to Pontus, I thought I could squeeze them in as mercenaries.

I will get back later with some pictures and the explanation for my Goth warband soon.


Hej Och Välkommen

Well, that pretty much sums it up. Welcome to the new blog!

Llama and I have decided to create this blog in order to catalogue our progress on our many shared ongoing projects. We have been working together on several projects over the last year and so its time to begin to show them to the world. Please note that none of these projects are anywhere near completion. So please bare with us as we go wandering on down this path of miniature madness!

Our projects will incorporate mainly fantasy and historical "stuff", lotr orientated... and other "realistic fantasy". Also expect (or should I say "brace yourselves" for) some creative writing from my part... and perhaps from Llama if he's feeling perky.

Of course, we both have real life commitments... llama has to run the alpacalypse and I have school so I apologize for any inconsistencies in the future. Hopefully our posts will come almost regularly... but as I have said, bare with us! There is always a method to our madness.