Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Kingdom Egyptian army for Impetus

Well, I have finished my New Kingdom Egyptian army for Basic Impetus.

The figures are 1/72 Caesar miniatures, consisting of 3 separate boxes of figures.

I am very impressed with Caesar's range and commitment to the chariot period,

and what great figures! It is primarily Caesar and the advent of plastic primer spraypaint

that enticed me back to the scale of my youth.

The army for Basic Impetus consists of 4 units of light chariots; 2 units of heavy infantry;

2 archer units;and 1 poor unit of archer skirmishers.I have chosen to use 2 chariots per element,although the rules only called for one. I plan on adding some sparse vegetation to the bases as soon as I figure out how to make it look good. As I figure out his blog thing a little more each time, I may even one day post a battle report.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rebasing, as fun as yardwork?

Well it's that time of year again. I've decided to pursue playing Impetus, so I will be making all my armies interchangeably based for impetus and FOG(most will be in 1/72 plastic-based as 28mm)
my heavy inf./light infantry will be 60mm frontage and 30 mm depth with 4 stands equalling an Impetus stand...I may do 6 figs/stand for heavy close order and 4 /stand for light infantry.
currently basing my NKE.. will post pics as soon as possible.
My basing method for 1/72 plastics is as follows:
1) sprue cutters to remove plastic base from individual figs( this leaves the mini standing on platform shoes)
2) coat the 60 by 30 mm base(I use thin formica samples-free from local DIY store)-with a thin layer of adhesive grout
3) texture the grout
4)paint the grout with thinned ground color paint/ink
5)place the minis in the grout and let dry
6) drybrush ground and glue on flock