Saturday, 28 June 2014

Historicon teaser #2

 Irish Heroes and Fianna





There will be more Fianna variants along with these.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Historicon Releases

With only 4 weeks to go before Historicon its probably time to put up a list for what we have planned in the way of releases.

Our initial plan was just to concentrate of FPW but business success really depends on appealing to as many different customer bases as possible. So with that in mind we decided to branch out with some other periods that would appeal to other folk who might not be into the FPW.

We decided that it would be fun to produce some ACW but rather than repeat the basic figures, we would just look initially at sculpting some specific colorful units from the first year or so of the war. We picked the 1st Minnesota because of the bright red shirts they wore at 1st Bull Run. There is some debate on headgear so we thought we'd do both :)

We've always been fans of the Dark Ages for wargaming so it was inevitable that we'd delve into that period. We're not putting them together in any particular order, more down to what Bill wants to sculpt at the time. Saxons are a must for fighting battles in Dark Age Britain. The Irish are not often tackled by manufactures so we thought we'd try them, and the Skraelings because everybody needs something weird to throw at their Vikings :)

So that's the current plan. All the figures marked with an * are going to be there on the day, with anything unmark planned but not definate. Its all down to sculpting time now as Bill has other work he's doing alongside Footsore, but if we keep feeding him coffee and Redbull, who knows?

FPW

French Infantry Officers x4*
French Command x2 Ensigns, x1 Drummer x1 Bugler*
French Infantry advancing port arms/trail
French Infantry advancing shouldered arms *

ACW
1st Minnesota Command
1st Minnesota Infantry advancing in Round Hats
1st Minnesota Infantry advancing in Covered Caps*

DARK AGES

Irish Warlord and Bannerman*
Irish Heroes x 2*
Irish Warriors x 4 (random selection from 16 variants)*
Irish Fianna w/axes x 4 (8 random variants)*

Anglo-Saxon Warlord and Bannerman*
Anglo-Saxon Heroes x 2
Anglo-Saxon Unarmoured Spearmen x 4 (random selection from 16 variants)*

Skraeling Warlord *
Skraeling Shaman
Skraeling Warriors x4 (8 random variants)*
Skraeling Archers x 4*

Pictures will follow over the next days and weeks, but here is a cheeky WIP of the Irish on the painting table ;)