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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Footsore USA is open!

Attention US Saga-mites!  Footsore Miniatures USA is open and taking orders.  Bill Thornhill oversees the Ohio location that manufactures & ships to US customers. If you haven't tried Footsore, give them a go. When you do, you'll discover top-shelf figures that are among the best in the market.

Footsore is just the ticket for the new warbands in the SAGA supplement Aetius & Arthur. They've got Goths, Early Saxons, Irish, Late Roman, Romano-British and Early Byzantines. Picts will be released as well and I'll  order them as soon as they go up. In the meantime, I'm painting a new Mutataww'ia warband using Footsore's Saracen figures. More on that to come...


I'm currently making a display board using Golden Gel Mediums Crackle paste. If all goes well, this will be the Spanish display board for the US Grand Melee.   Here's hoping it looks like a dried riverbed or salt flat when it's done.  So far, it is crackly!  

Last up, I finished a new warlord for my Moors.  I like to paint up multiple warlords for each of my warbands.  Much like Lincoln and the Union army, I'll swap out leaders until I find a winner.  I'm quite happy with how it turned out.


I was less happy about his first time on the table.  The poor bugger went down to a swarm of  Milites Christi knights. If he keeps it up, he'll get the hook just like McClellan.  And Hooker.  And Pope. Feeling #Kindofblue.


27 comments:

  1. Vibrant brushwork on your warlord, Monty! If you cycle enough warlords into battle, one is bound to have success (eventually).

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    1. Jonathan, thanks! I do believe that to be true. Keeps the brush busy in any case.

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  2. Stunning Warlord Monty, just love the colours and that crackle medium is rather interesting too.

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    1. Michael, thanks! You've apparently painted up your own Age of Arthur supplement. Rabbit and all... ;-)

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  3. I'm working on Berbers now and your Warlord is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Michal, I'm loving your Berbers!

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    1. Funny you should say that. I have somewhere between 1 and 3 Roman armies to paint up this year. Stay tuned and I'll be back to 15mm in a bit. :-)

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  5. Are your Moorlord's headquarters in the saddle as well?
    ; )
    He's a very nicely-finished figure, well done Monty!

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    1. Thanks Evan! His HQ is 6' under until the next game. Always the optimist, I'm thinking his 2nd try will be better.

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  6. Cracking work on the warlord and I couldn't agree more regarding Footsore miniatures which are some of the finest figures on the market and a real pleasure to paint!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher! Great minds think alike.

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  7. The light color of the base work well with the dark horse,you should be [leased with the results.

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    1. Thanks Joe! It did come together this time. Hey, love your Macedonian army. Impetus is such a great system.

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  8. Lovely painting Monty.

    (Good to hear there's finally a US stockist for Footsore. They make some smashing sculpts.)

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    1. Thanks Dai and it is great news for us. Overseas shipping can be a bit tricky and this makes it so simple for us.

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    1. Thanks Sergiuss! I do love Dark Ages painting.

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  10. That display board of yours already looks quite promising. Your Warlord definitely is to of the shelf! That blue is simply superb. And isn't it the fate of any frehly painted miniatures to suffer ignominious defeat in their first (few) battle(s)? At least as much is true of mine...

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    1. Thanks so much, Nick! It was an ass kicking for sure. Now that he got that out of his system, the sky is the limit...perhaps. ;-)

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  11. Great artwork, the Warlord looks superb - and surely deserves a 2nd chance... and a 3rd... maybe a 4th..? :) Cheers!!

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