Friday 7 October 2022

Claymore castings - First Peek

 I received some figures from Claymore Castings yesterday. Here's how they look beside some Crann Tara and Front Rank.

From left to right: Crann Tara, Crann Tara, Claymore Castings, Front Rank.

You can see that Crann Tara are a bit slender compared to the others and that Claymore Castings are quite stocky compared to Crann Tara. Front Rank are a bit in between, at least on these samples.

I would have no difficult using these ranges in the same army but probably best in their own units. They all paint up nicely.

Crann Tara don't do Prussians at the moment, Claymore Castings only do Prussians at the moment and Front Rank do everyone.

Thursday 6 October 2022

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Picture Challenge

 My younger wargame mate just turned 70. He got a birthday card with a wargame picture on it.

He's hoping that I can identify the game and the 'hands' with the help of the interweb fraternity.

Any ideas?

The figures seem to be mostly spear and shield types so presumably an ancient wargame. The bases have typed labels with a variable colour strip.

Tape measures are evident but no dice.

The table is covered in a teddy bear fur mat coloured green. Isn't that a relatively recent innovation?

The buildings look much more medieval as well as fields with hedged borders.

Does anyone recognise this at all?


Monday 3 October 2022

Crann Tara - Regiment de Clare

 Right lads, let's get these finials mounted before parade.

Apologies for the poor lighting, no summer sun today.

Gloss finish and unbased as per commission requirements.