Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Wargaming Tangent-54mm!

I went to a Warhammer Ancients Battles tournament in Kansas City years ago and saw a superb game put on by Keith van Pelt and the Lion's Den gaming group in 54mm. I was struck by detail, terrain and just cool scale.

I've finally gotten my fill of 25/28mm figures for a while and decided "what the hay" to go for the gold and start painting 54mm. Picked up some All The King's Men Figures. They look good. I've painted the officer's horse this week. The figures actually work up well using the techniques I've used for years. Am still re-learning how to paint eyes. I quit doing that when all the eyes of a unit I painted for a guy mysteriously were cross-eyed. All in the painter's perspective eh?

Keep checking back as I post "in progress" pictures. I am impressed with the ATKM line so far but have discovered Irregular Miniatures' 54mm line. They're more expensive so my jury's still out. Does Silver Eagle Miniatures still carry Irregular Miniatures here in the US? Don't know.

'Ere we go" down the black hole that is yet another toy soldier collection. I'm an addict...are you?