Thursday, 16 March 2023

Some scatter terrain…

 After acquiring the ACW cannon crew, I have a cannon or two going, so figured a bit of scatter terrain would be in order… a spiked and long since abandoned cannon, perhaps the rate that nature reclaimed it isn’t entirely natural.

Vampire Bat

Vampire Bat for the Silver Bayonet, he’s a big bugger on a 40mm base, bigger than I expected from Etsy, but we should now realise I don’t always learn when it comes to 3D prints. Lovely model though.


Cult Followers

More bandits, this lot as deserters who have turned to unspeakable cult worship. The first two are normal plastic infantry with jackets and pack straps scraped back and a greenstuff shirt and rear straps added. Too laborious for the whole dozen needed, so I found the Perry ACW crew and drafted them in for the rest. Hoods from the Frostgrave Cultist sprue.



Some deserters to proxy as bandits in the Silver Bayonet. I wanted an out of uniform look, so need shirtsleeves and waistcoats. These came from the Perry ACW cannon crew with arms and heads from various Napoleonic bits I’m accumulating, with sleeves cut down to remove cuffs and shoulder dressing.

Silver Bayonet Cultist

A cultist for the Silver Bayonet, a Crooked Dice villain with a head swap as he had a very neat haircut and I wanted him to fit in more with my bandits/deserters/cultists. He also had a accident with his dagger so one was drafted in from a GW ghost body that I hadn’t used when I did my sheet ghosts.


Tuesday, 21 February 2023

French unit for Silver Bayonet

Unemployment gives me a lot of time on my hands, so time to dig through the sprues and start the long planned French unit.

Using the sprues I have, I can do basic types like (back row) infantry (x2) and sapper from Perry, guardsman from Victrix with a lift to his shins and posture corrected with a Perry head. Front row is the officer from a Victrix sprue with a Perry head and a doctor and investigator from Perry sprues. I also have a light cavalry man still on the sprue and plans for a vivandiere, but I’ll have to either buy one or use the Becky Sharpe from Black Pyramid Games.

The investigator is one I’m not happy with I have to say, but it’ll do for now.

The sprues used were:

French Infantry Command 1807-14 FN250/260 from Perry

French Battalion FN250 from Perry 

And a French in Great Coats sprue with no ID from Victrix.

All said and done I could have cobbled a guardsman and an officer very easily from the Perry command sprue. I just fancied distinguishing them a bit more. Plus the coat allowed the guardsman’s height to be altered very easily (not that the Victrix are short, I wanted the guardsman to be big). 

But two sprues would be more than enough for a starter unit. Just the command sprue would be enough if you didn’t want more dynamic infantry poses, as they all appear to be shouldered muskets.