Last time we built up the ground work and vegetation, added the tents and some first details such as fireplaces, the lean-to and shields covered by a tarp.
Now it is time to add more details and the miniatures to populate the camp. We will add two scenes: A Numidian and an Iberian playing a game of dice, while the fish their servant caught earlier in a nearby river is sizzling over the wood fire. At the same time a Libyan veteran is eating his porridge / puls seated in front of the fireplace.
We add further food items, such as bread and olives (all made by the talented Syl from ThePaintedRogue), ceramic jars, a basket, a coat for the Numidian to rest on, some leather pouches, where food and dice are contained in, the actual dice, a stack of firewood and finally a cooking tripod complete with a small situla (cooking pot).
This tutorial and the techniques covered are not only useful for a camp scene, but can be easily adapted for any of your projects and might also prove useful for bigger scales such as 28mm.
Continue reading Rough camping – Carthaginian Field Camp for Field Of Glory/DBX in 15mm Part II
Many ancients rule sets require players to depict a field camp as part of their army. This is no different for Field of Glory or compatible systems (that is base size wise) like the DBX series.
Field camps are a wonderful occasion to be creative and add a vignette style element to one’s army. While many gamers go for a free interpretation of a camp element, for instance having a ruined temple, villa rustica and so on, I decided to go down the more conventional route and actually built part of a field camp with tents and small scenes of camp life.
This tutorial and the techniques covered are not only useful for a camp scene, but can be easily adapted for any of your projects.
Part one of this tutorial will feature historical considerations, cover the basic layout of the camp element and step-by-step instructions up to the point were only details and miniatures have to be added. Part II will then move on to converting the miniatures and placing all the details and bits and bobs.
Continue reading Rough camping – Carthaginian Field Camp for Field Of Glory/DBX in 15mm Part I
What is better than traveling through Italy, enjoying the countryside and all those wonderful tastes and fragrances the local kitchen offers? Obviously to combine it with some wargaming related research. What is even better is if you can do it with someone special and get all the support in your wargaming/history nerdiness.
As mentioned in another post I am very interested in the history of the Punic Wars and the charismatic, sometimes even enigmatic actors in this conflict. Being in Italy on holiday and residing in Chiusi for some days it was clear that I had to visit the nearby battlefield at Lake Trasimene. Unfortunately I don’t speak much Italian and I could only find one official website in English covering the sites of the battle (the link to this and other sites is provided in the bottom) To help others to plan a trip or to know what to expect and figure out if it is worthwhile visiting the site some historical background, travel tips and on site photos can be found below.
Continue reading Following in the footsteps of Hannibal Barcas – Travel tips for visiting the battlefield at Lake Trasimene