Sunday, January 4, 2015

Rohan Royal Guards, Bohemian Archers, Prussian Landwehr, and Horse Biscuits


These are some Rohan Royal Guard models, which I honestly don't remember from the movies.

I tried to keep them fairly drab and miserable looking.

I have a solution for when your wife "organizes" your hobby supplies and your flock is not in the pile of junk you thought it was.  Wait till she falls asleep and put some quiet scissors to work.

Yes, that is her hair on their bases.  I figure hair grows 1/2 inch a month; I'll have an unlimited flock supply until she ages and all my grass turns blue.

These are some  Old Glory Bohemian Archers (DIF-25) from one of their better ranges, "Vlad "The Impaler" & Turkish Frontier range.  I believe you get at least five or six poses in the 30 man bag.  There is something funny with one of the poses as you'll see below.

 Here they are turning their backs on you.

Here they are on a castle wall.

This particular model has an odd condition.

Elephantiasis or severe gout, look how big his left leg looks from the side.

Here's three Prussian Landwehr cavalry, made by Old Glory.   I would have more, but ran out of Vallejo Prussian Blue paint.  There will be seven more in the future.  

They are from the 4th Regiment of the 4th Silesian Landweher Cavalry.  They are wearing frumpy schirmutz caps instead of proper shakos.

Their color scheme is the result of extensive research. I spent at least four minutes stealing the colors from the terrific "Blunders on the Danube" blog.   Peter's blog is a great source of miniature goodness.

You can see in the close-up, I have my first attempt at adding horse biscuits to the bases.  The first experimental dung is a 50/50% mixture of Milliput and Woodland Scenics static grass.  I think I will have to adjust the recipe and make future poops at a smaller scale.  40mm heroic scale doo doos might really hurt coming out of a 25mm Old Glory horsey.

I've included a picture comparing them to other Prussian cavalry, left to right: Perry, Wargames Foundry, Old Glory...

And lastly a repaint of an old second French drummer.

till next time, when I should have Byzantine skirmishers, space marines, and more.  There might even be some French nappies and Cthulhu goodness.



  1. Hilarious but very hazardous source of ground material! You are a brave (or foolhardy) man indeed!
    Outstanding brushwork on the the French drummer.

  2. Your archer is obviously just big-boned, either that or the camera has put grams on him, great diverse output as normal.

  3. Great job as ever Bf. The archer's leg is obviously infected, maybe he got some horse biscuit in a cut.
    Wait until she dyes it for different colour grass.

  4. Once again, very impressive array of work, James. Nice use of familial flocking material. Yes, that archer does have an oddly bloated leg, but if he is okay with it, I say allow him to take part in battle. Well done all around and Happy 2015!

  5. As always a wonderful collection of miniatures all beautifully done. Not sure I'll risk using your new source of flocking material. ;)

  6. Great work and the archer mutant is a very special figure. Cheers