Thursday, September 1, 2011

Faces of War

For the most part I am frugal in my gaming expenses to the point of silliness, but now and then I get the urge for some battlefield "pretty-pretties" to jazz it up.  For my Seven Years War era Russians (or imagi-nation Litharusians) I've added these two little Wargames Foundry 28mm vignettes.  Click on the image to enlarge it for better viewing.

Saving the Sergeant

"Easy lads..."
Here we have two valiant grenadiers of the Observation Corps moving their beloved sergeant through the smoke to safety.  He probably owes them money.  

Drunken brawling
After the battle, the fighting continues.

An affair of honor?  Debt owed?

A solid hit staggers Ivan.

Aha!  The cause is women and demon rum (vodka).

Meanwhile, the gentleman reads his Bible and tries to ignore them.
Care for your wallet my friend!

So I will attempt to find an excuse to put them on the game table at some point.  The first is easier since I can put it out as soon as my grenadier battalion takes hits.  The latter may require a bit more creativity.

As you can see I prefer a black primer with layered dry-brushed overlays.  Not museum quality by any means but they work for me.  The donkey is a carryover from my D&D days.  Hope you enjoy them.

1 comment:

  1. "Pretty-pretties"... very nice indeed as miniature vignettes, but reflecting aspects of war not pretty -specially the first one, of course. Aspect of war we gamers fortunately forget, otherwise many of us would be unable to play 'battles'.
    Then, a few comely peasant women (from some 'Feasting Cossacks' set?) would indeed make the second vignette even prettier... :)