Sunday, 3 November 2013

Back to the Dark Ages. The Normans.


On Friday I met up with a fellow wargamer for the first time. Dave G works at the same location as my wife and lives just a couple of miles down the road. I have always had to travel a fair way to game with friends, so gaming at Dave's made a refreshing change. Fortunately we both collect similar periods and on Friday Dave hosted a Saxon v Norman game using the excellent Hail Caesar rules. I was so inspired with the game, that I went home and dug out some of my old Dark Age collection for a photo shoot.

The first batch of pictures show the interior of a building by Grand Manner, this has loads of little detail inside for painting. The building and figures I painted quite a few years ago and are Gripping Beast, Perry Miniatures and Wargames Foundry.  .  




 


 
I sold most of my Normans including all my cavalry a few years ago but I still have these and I may be tempted to build it back up again.

 






Last but not least, I will give you a little taster of a future post of my  Age of Arthur collection.


 

28 comments:

  1. Very nice, I am enjoying Hail Caesar a lot at the moment.

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  2. Wow!!!
    I like a lot !
    The figures, the sceneries, buildings .... are perfect !
    My preferred picture is the first one : very "movie-style" !
    ... and I'm waiting for more Age of Arthur!

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  3. Um!... I'm just anxious for watching your arturian minis :-)

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  4. Brilliant Normans, Arthurians and buildings Pat! HC always seems to give a fun, fast and satisfying game in my experience.

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  5. Great looking stuff Pat, HC is a fine ruelset.

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  6. Magnificent photographs Pat. They really emphasis the great looking figures!

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  7. They look fantastic Pat - great figures and the building details are superb.

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  8. Fantastic opening shot! All the images and figs are first-rate.

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  9. Impressive Pat! That hall looks amazing!

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. Excellent photos Pat! Haven't tried HC yet, but it appears to be pretty good!

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  11. Truly stunning pictures Pat !!!

    Looking forvard to see more of your Arthurina minis.

    HC are realy nice rules ! I´m running a HC game at the club tonight, it will be some Baltic Crusades:)

    Best regards Michael

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  12. Simply stunning. Your Normans are inspiring and I'm looking forward to see some more Age of Arthur stuff.

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  13. Wonderful figures and photography as usual Sidney! I for sure would love to see you delve further into the Dark ages as that's one of my favourite periods.

    Christopher

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  14. Fantastic figures and pictures, great work!

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  15. Fantastic minis. The painting work is wonderful!

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  16. Wonderful pics of great minis and terrain! That Hall puts all my own terrain to sham :-)
    Looking forward to seeing more of your Arthurians IDC too

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  17. Out-bloomin-standing! That first shot is just tremendous!

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  18. Another stunning game with beautiful figures and terrain.

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  19. Great looking paint job Pat, truly inspiring..
    Cheers
    Stuart

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  20. Very nice figures, Pat.
    The shields look excellent and the photos are pure eye candy once more.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  21. Superb! Every picture is a story.

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  22. hi great job!
    I used to know the guy who owned griping beast, before he sold it, and he gave me the original green stuff fig of the Norman in the first picture.

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  23. Thanks again chaps.
    Michael, that is going back a few years, I am trying to think of the name of the company that he started after GB, was it Vendall Miniatures?

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  25. yes I think it was. Vendel was sold to a US company later, I think?

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