Friday, 13 January 2017

From JamesonP: Branching Paths (15 points)

I jumped the gun earlier this week with my first entry into the challenge for fear of missing next week's deadline. Now, that I'm more in the swing of things, I wanted to try to get a few more figures in this week.

First up is Snorri the smith, leader of our traveling trio of itinerant craftsdwarves.

Next up is Hár the stone mason. Both he and Snorri are from the same Games Workshop Dwarf Rangers box set from which their friend Borri hailed. I love the cloaks and the poses of these sculpts. My only complaint is, as they're one piece figures, it's difficult to field more than one box on the table and not have things look redundant.

Finally, here's a French Regular from Conquest Miniatures. I've been slowly working on my Canadian wilderness force for Muskets & Tomahawks, but it's been slow going. I think I first got started on a militia unit in August of last year. Well, I just found out that my friend Brian is moving back to the UK soon and that we'll be sending him off with a big game of M&T at the club, so there's no time like the present to get these Canadians done.

My previous experience painting uniformed troops involved ACW Confederates and WWII U.S. Paratroopers - i.e. lots of butternut and olive drab respectively. Eighteenth century regular units are an entirely different challenge. I can't wait to see a finished unit in formation!

Next week will be more of the same branched paths with dwarves, wargs and Dark Ages/fantasy warriors on one hand and French regulars on the other.

Those GW Lord of the Rings dwarves are such good minis, very nice to see ranging dwarves rather than the usual armoured dwarves. Lovely blue colour on Hár's cloak there too.
And very nice to see some Muskets and Tomahawks in the challenge, not an era of mine but I gather it wa sa popular ruleset a couple of years ago. I think you're right, seeing those white-coated regulars en masse will be great.  
15 Points to you! 


  1. Great work all around and love seeing French uniforms in their proper white rather than the Blue of those bloody revolutionaries. ;)

  2. Nice job! I'm doing a FiW British regular unit for the Challenge - they like those white uniforms, they provide good aiming marks in the dark forests!

  3. Looking forward to the rest of the French. Nice work

  4. All very nice, an asset on anyones table!

  5. Very nice figures Jameson. I'm not normally a fan of GW figures but I like these Dwarves that you've been rolling out. I am a big fan of anything Lace Wars and like the French regular a lot - more please!

  6. The shading on the dwarves is really well done, and the French soldier is fantastic. Lovely entry.

  7. A very nice submission, Jameson. The dwarves look great and it's nice to see the French in their white coats again. Well done!

  8. I love the movement in the GW dwarfs, you certainly did them justice.

    Your white work on the Frenchman is also standout stuff


  9. Nice work Jameson. Looking forward to seeing the completed unit of French!

  10. Trust Adam to be first off the commentary blocks with his enthusiasm for French whitecoats!
    ; )
    These are great, Jameson, but we look forward to seeing an entire regiment of foot in the near future!