Monday, November 7, 2016

Bronze Age Warriors

Not much work done on the Vimy Project this past week or so. We had a blast of winter-like weather in early October and the rest of the month was chilly, grey and wet and miserable. This first week of November we’ve had a bit more warmer weather and I’ve been trying to get out more – even got out for a little mountain bike ride on Friday (and will probably go for another today!). I did go a bit of assembling of Great War items last week (German mortars – useful for Vimy, and an A7V – not so useful for Vimy… but at least it’s still in the Great War era…). There were a few things I finished up this week – but they had little to do with the Great War…

This fall I started playing in a D&D5E Primeval Thule campaign – the setting is Bronze Age Sword and Sorcery. I recalled that I had these few Wargames Foundry Trojan War heroes that I never got to finishing up when I was working on other Greek myth stuff. The Trojan War – historically speaking – would have been in the Bronze Age, so I painted these guys up with bronze weapons and armour.

I was looking around the Foundry website and got to thinking I might order a few more Bronze age warriors – a mix of European Bronze Age Warriors and Hittites and other Trojan War Heroes to add to this mix, but then I came to my senses and… well.. didn’t… for now.

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Trojan Heroes. I think that’s supposed to be King Priam in the center, flanked by his sons Paris (one the left - without the helmet) and Hector (on the right), and two other guards.

Detail of those shields. I’m not totally happy with them – they don’t look quite centered to me – it’s like I started the front end leaving a bit of space between the front of the hose and the edge of the shield, but by the time I got to the back of the horse I’d run out of space. And a couple of those front legs look gimpy… I’m not bothered with them so much as to repaint them or anything… but not totally happy…

The Achaeans (form left to right): Odysseus, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Achilles, and Ajax (or at least I think that’s who they were supposed to be…)

We haven’t been getting a lot of gaming in lately either, but we did sneak in a game of Forbidden Island last night. This was our second game so we played at the "normal" level and just barely made it off the island! I'm not sure how anyone could play at the "veteran" or "elite" levels! 

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Great War stuff.. no really… 


  1. Excellent work on the Trojans. The blue shields with white horse look terrific!
    Foundry bronze age range is a good one. I have many of the Trojans and a few of the Assyrians.
    fine sculpts even after all of these years in production.

    1. Thank Jonathan!

      Perhaps before jumping into the Bronze Age, I should finish up all the hoplite greeks I have... (500+ to be organized into 5 different DBA armies... not including the Skythians and Thracians... and then there are the Successors - another 5 DBA armies, plus the Indians... and another 4 Early Imperial Roman armies that I though would be fun to put together for a DBA roman civil war campaign....)

  2. Splendid Trojan Heroes, well done!

  3. Nice looking trojan war heroes, lovely painting as always. I think it's a difficult call on asymmetric shields, so I think they look fine, I'd say you deserve a break from khaki!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks, Iain!

      Could be the Asymmetry that threw me off. Yeah. Let's go with that!

      Back to the khaki now, though!