Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Woebetides Figures progress

I had a bit of a photography session of Saturday so I could let you see where I'm up to with painting figures the the 18th century Woebetides campaign (which I'm now convinced will use Sharp Practice, not Muskets and Tomahawks).

First up is this unit of Woebetideus tribesmen.

As you can see they are made from Warlord Games Zulus and Natal Native Contingent.  Actually, these guys all came from the front cover of Wargames Illustrated and were mostly provided by very kind friends.  Since then I've bought a box of Zulus and more Woebetideus will follow.

Next we have a Woebetideus leader.

This guy (he doesn't have a name yet) is a simple conversion of from the Warlord models. His right hand with flintlock pistol and his tricorn hat are from the Wargames Factory (now Warlord) War of the Spanish Succession cavalry box that I picked up cheap at Posh Lard.

I also like to have wounded leader figures.  If a Woebetideus leader takes a knocked-out-until-the-end-of-the-Chapter wound, I'll replace him with this...

This is a Zulu casualty from Foundry I think.  He was left over from a bunch of figures I bought to use as Praxian casualties in Glorantha.

I think these chaps are also from Warlord but from the American War of Independence plastics range.  They were very kindly donated by Geoff Taylor.

I ruled out the chaps in hunting shirts as too obviously American.  I've lengthened the waistcoats on a couple of them to give a more early-eighteenth-century look.  They will serve in the Woebetides as European civilians serving as skirmishers in defence of their factory.

So far I've spent a large proportion of my time adding less warlike civilians to my Woebetides collection.

That's two Warlord Pike and Shotte range civilians and an ancient Citadel miniature!

These kids with wooden swords also came from a Warlord pack I picked up cheap at Claymore.

I do like the drunkard at the rear.  Not sure what role he'll play in the campaign!

Next we have a group of revolting slaves from Trent Miniatures.  Lovely figures that I painted in a couple of weeks recently.  They will probably serve as native auxiliaries in one of the European forces.

And finally we have a deployment point, perhaps for a Pirate force.

Jim the cabin boy here was yet another find in the bag of assorted white metal I picked up at Gauntlet a few years ago.  The barrel, stool and the book on the floor came from my box of assorted-stuff-that'll-come-in-useful-one-day.

As you can see I haven't flocked the bases or added tufts yet.  I'll do that in a big batch before these guys first see action.


Tales from Shed HQ said...

Excellent!!! Great work on this project. Looking forward to the game, whenever it will be.

Cheers, Richard P

Counterpane said...

Thanks Richard. I'm considering it as next year's Crisis Point but it'll depend on how many people will be prepared to contribute forces. I personally plan to do a minimum of three.

Tales from Shed HQ said...

Count me in 👍

Tales from Shed HQ said...

Happy to do extra forces if needed 👍

Counterpane said...

Brilliant, thanks Richard!