David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

A base of (very) Large Ordnance completed.

Back in early January I went to the Penkridge Table Top Sale. While the majority of stuff on view is for Fantasy and Sci-Fi gamers I’ve had one or two real bargains there over the years. This year I got some Front Rank handgunners, which have already featured on the blog, and a Warlord Games/Pro Gloria Landsknecht Light Gun and crew, which is primed and nearing the head of the painting queue. But I also got this monstrosity, a large gun and Empire crew from Games Workshop for just £7.00 I recall. Now, I know it’s strictly not historical at all, but it was fun to paint and it makes a talking point in games and perhaps even here on the blog, you never know. Here it is ~

I hope to be at WMMS with Phil on Sunday, at least for a little while. I wasn’t expecting to go as you will know, but I shall make the most of my opportunity and look to buy some scenic stuff for the Italian Wars project, perhaps from Charlie Foxtrot for instance. If you see me on Sunday don’t hesitate to say hello.

18 comments:

  1. The good thing about the Italian wars is that there is such variety and I think this gun fits in splendidly! The crew look great, who's to tell when they're off their slotted base, I've got some Warhammer figures I will be using in my Italian wars army, lovely painting too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, always nice not to be out on a limb on your own.

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  2. Lovely job.....cannon looks perfect , much of the older Gw stuff was sculpted on historical lines anyway. But do be careful you’ll be collecting dwarves or somesuch šŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, or should that be tanks, Matt! Dwarves, been there, done that.

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  3. My that’s a big one you have there Cardinal Bicclioni.

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    1. Indeed, I’ve never had any complaints...

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  4. Superb...and very imressive!

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  5. Will you look at the caliber on that... boom! boom!...

    Time to behave ourselves... teachers back in the room... :-)

    All the best... it was Robinson wat started it... Aly

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  6. Looks just great David and a real wall breaker!

    Christopher

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  7. Most Warhammer human armies were essentially historical rip-offs, more so the older metal figures produced for them.

    Keep your eyes peeled around the shows Dave, you might turn up a few more useful figures!

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    1. Thanks Jim. Other GW Empire models were on the stand, but none I really took to.

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  8. Thought I was reading the script for a Carry On movie there for a minute. Lovely piece, oh dear.

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    1. “They’re all mad, you know!”

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