Tuesday, 31 January 2017

From Anthony O: Grey Beards, Mortars and Desert Pirates (230 points)

After a light on week last week I have come through with a wrecking ball this round, well of sorts anyway. I put a big effort into building a Dwarven Regiment as both an allied unit for My Kingdom of Men force and also to be the centerpiece regiment for my actual Dwarf army. I also continued with my BEF by adding a mortar team and then painted a few Long Range Desert Group vehicles in anticipation of some nice desert action in V4 FoW.
 
 
Dwarf Regiment - Games Workshop

I put these guys together from my bits box with the intention of padding out my Dwarf army and to also have a more colorful unit to act as an Ally to my over the top bright Kingdoms of Man army for Kings of War. They are all from GW and are just fantastic miniatures.



I decided to make them look like veteran greybeards, something to inspire fear like that saying about being careful of those with grey beards in an industry where men (or Dwarves) die young. They are also one of the first multi based units I have done and include the full 20 troops that make up a regiment.


BEF Medium Mortar - Warlord Games

A few weeks ago now I painted up two Universal Carriers and now I am adding a medium Mortar team to the mix for Bolt Action. Mortars are a must have in every army I take and the BEF are no exception.



Long Range Desert Group - Battlefront

I was given these miniatures recently by a friend who had too many and knew that I was interested in the LRDG. I had painted a 1/56 patrol up (which recently donated to a charity raffle) and as such he gifted me these and more so I got stuck in with relish. I am in such awe of these gentleman and love bringing these miniatures to life.



So that's it for this week, next week should see a bunch more Team Yankee with a horde of Russians crowding the painting desk.

By Paul and Alan: Wow! Another stunning submission Patch, yet you still classify this as a "light week"! :-)

The Dwarves are great, I love the dioramic basing for the mortar but the LRDG vehicles take the cake (especially after seeing your lovely 28mm ones last week).  Looking forward to seeing what you do in a "productive week!".  

230 points including a few bonus points for the banners and all the little extras on these great figures.

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic entry, loving the WW2 Brits!

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  2. Nice work Anthony :)

    I feel sorry for that mortar crew - they've not just got to lug the mortar but the fence and wheel as well! ;)

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  3. What a submission! So much to look at, and all top quality.

    Especially love the Dwarves, nice to see GW figs actually ranked up as the gods intended!
    : )

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  4. Holy cow, amazing work. Always a tough act to follow...

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  5. Awesome work. Very productive. Cheers

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  6. Love the Dwarfs, the many banners look great and really fit with the unit, great work!

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  7. I saw your 1/56 LRDG- it was fantastic! As are these!

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  8. Nice BEF base and crew. The little touches do make a big difference. The Stunties are also fab, quite an intimidating looking unit! The Lrdg are great. I feel though that they will not get as much table use as they deserve. Most rules want fighting units and not road watching units. Yet road watching was their main job. Brillianty to see them though.

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  9. really nice stuff, that mortar is brilliant, the crew are so expressive! Agreed on the LRDG - very inspiring troops.

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  10. LRDG... stop doing this me.. e dry time I see them I nearly crumble..lovely stuff

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  11. Lovely LRDG and fab mortar but the dwarf regiment is just great.
    Best Iain

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  12. Very nice, love the LRDG figures!

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  13. I love that LRDG unit... if I only have the time to paint all the dret projects...

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  14. Awesome entry! Lots of eyecandy! I like the mortar crew and the recon jeeps, but the dwarves are a show stopper!
    The red and white looks very nice on them!

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  15. Lovely work. I really like your Dwarves.

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  16. Great looking stuff all around.

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  17. All are excellent but the basing on the Mtr just wins through for me. Just excellent

    Ian

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  18. Wonderful stuff allround but chief among all the goodness are the LRDG imho! Really like your weathering on these.

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  19. Tally Ho on the LRDG! Wonderful work all around, Anthony. I especially like the little details on the mortar stand - really brings it all to life.

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