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Back to Germania

No, I didn’t stop my Ancients activities and here’s definitive proof, some new Ancient Germans, painted for the Round 6 of the LPL. Admittedly, it hasn’t become my best entry in this season, actually one of the weakiest as due to lack of time I didn’t create a story as I’m usually trying to do,… Read more »

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Palmyrans

This update could be the beginning of a 3rd century project, at least I would like to see it going at some point. Anyway, today we are going to the kingdom of Palmyra. This bunch of miniatures had been painted for the recent Lead Painters League on LAF. They are from A&A miniatures and sculpted by… Read more »

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Those who in their own language are called Celts

“All Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, those who in their own language are called Celts, in our Gauls, the third. All these differ from each other in language, customs and laws.” Julius Caesar, The Gallic Wars Being too busy last week, painting some Sassanids, I didn’t manage to… Read more »

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And the night came over the camp

Thanks to my mate Tilman for making this lovely Photoshop conversion of my Spartan battle camp photo. This is exactly the view what I’ve had in mind setting up this scene. Enjoy!

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Spartan Battle Camp

Another week with another LPL entry from the week before. This time a Spartan Battle Camp, based on the Wargames Foundry pack. I’ve added some other things from various manufacturers just to get some life into the red-cloaked gang. The original picture of my Lead Painters League entry (Round 7). The ruins are from an… Read more »

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Scythia, 512 BC

“Their customs otherwise are not such as I admire. The one thing of which I speak is the contrivance whereby they make it impossible for the enemy who invades them to escape destruction, while they themselves are entirely out of his reach, unless it please them to engage with him. Having neither cities nor forts,… Read more »

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275 BC, Romans on an elephant, a triumph in Rome

“The elephant is the largest of them all, and in intelligence approaches the nearest to man. It understands the language of its country, it obeys commands, and it remembers all the duties which it has been taught. It is sensible alike of the pleasures of love and glory, and, to a degree that is rare… Read more »

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Sentinum, 295 BC

Samnites. An entirely new terrain for me. For some reason I’m getting more and more interested in all these wars between all the Italic people and the Samnites chapter is one of the most exciting ones there. Though this update is certainly not the beginning of a new large project, but rather a small trip, just to… Read more »

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Somewhere in Assyria, 648 BC

A new week, a new post. My entry for the Round 3 of the Lead Painters League, this time some Assyrians. Bought some 14-15 years ago, they were waiting all the time to be painted. It’s still only a small part of a large army, comprising about 100 miniatures, actually my very first Ancients army…. Read more »

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Somewhere in Thracia, 429 BC

As promised last week, some newly painted Thracians, my entry for the Round Two of the  Lead Painters League. Most of them are from Crusader Miniatures apart from the lovely girl (Wargames Foundy). The helmed guy in the middle has got the thrusting spear and shield from Victrix plastic Hoplites box. Thinking of the Germans wearing… Read more »

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Somewhere in Germania again

After a long time without updates, six months to be precise, I’m back at my workbench and my painted Ancients collection is further growing. I’m participating in the Lead Painters League of Lead Adventure Forum and will try to paint some new stuff for this event. For the first week of LPL I’ve decided to go with some Germans,… Read more »

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Roman Emperor Lucius Verus

Roman Emperor Lucius Verus followed by a Primus Pillus and another Centurion. Figures by Aventine Miniatures.

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Arwed and Gernot, 42 AD

The last days weren’t as productive as I would have liked them to be. Mainly due to perfoming of some private obligations and reading of  Simon Scarrow’s “Under The Eagle”. A good book, really. Maybe too many of striking parallels to “Full Metal Jacket” but nonetheless a gripping story providing great characters and some great… Read more »

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Bad luck or old boy reunion

You know, being a Roman emperor wasn’t easy at all, it was a deadly job most the time. But Emperor Valerian did beat them all, becoming the guy who had been captured by Sassanian king Shapur  after the defeat by Edessa. We don’t know exactly what happened to him afterwards, but he never returned back… Read more »

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Sassanids or anoter heat wave over the country of Suebi

I tell you, when it’s that hot outside like it was today you better  going to paint Sassanids, no idea why but that works, at least to me. I’m very happy that I’ve finished these, it was an important step on the road where the good guys are all going and painting up all the… Read more »