My blog about my wargaming activities. I collect a lot of 15mm miniatures for the American War of Independence and so collect a lot of rules for this period. I started miniatures with Napoleonics, so I have a number of armies in 6mm and 15mm figures for skirmishing. I have15mm WW II figures that I use for Flames of War, Memoir '44, and someday, Poor Bloody Infantry. Finally there is my on-again, off-again relationship with paper soldiers that I sometimes write about.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Greek Mercenary Peltasts

Finished off two Greek Mercenary Peltasts elements (4Ax) using the Xyston Miniatures "Thracian Peltasts #4" pack.

The first one I painted was using the three-layer painting method. Although I don't dislike the results, it takes too long compared to the next technique, it also produces stronger contrasts unless you buy paints that are designed for the three-layer system, such as Foundry Triads. Not having those paints, I use a paint-and-wash system, mostly using GW washes. The figures below use that system.

I think the helmets in particular turn out better in the paint-and-wash system. Note that my metal colors are typically done using non-metallic paints.

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Huachuca City, Arizona, United States
I am 50 yrs old now. I bought a house in Huachuca City, AZ (although I have a townhouse in Houston, TX and a small home in Tucson, AZ) working on a contract for "the next two years" that is going on five years now. To while away the hours I like to wargame -- with wooden, lead, and sometimes paper miniatures -- usually solo. Although I am a 'rules junkie', I almost always use rules of my own (I like to build upon others' ideas, but it seems like there is always something "missing" or "wrong").