Saturday 28 April 2018

Empire Altdorf Halberdiers

As promised last post, here's the latest addition to my Warhammer Fantasy Empire army - a unit of 24 halberdiers in the service of Altdorf. This brings me to a total of 60, in two units of 24 and a detachment of 12, more than enough to form a solid core of foot troops. I really must remember to do the basing on my unit trays at the same time as the troops themselves...

On the painting table at the moment is another of my (many!) half-finished units in a unit of French 3rd Hussars for my 15mm Napoleonic project. They should be completed this weekend. Woohoo!


Friday 27 April 2018

Epic Imperial Guard Steel Legion additions

I recently painted a large Imperial Guard army as part of the 8th edition of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

Now as both you and I well know, an army is never really *finished* despite whatever spurious claims we might make at certain points along the way. So it was always kind of inevitable that I would add to the army and guess what? It's happened already!

Two extra Baneblades turning a lone chappy into a full squadron.

Another squadron of Shadowswords, this time the old skool first edition versions. They look absolutely tiny compared to their Forgeworld resin brethren!

And finally another squadron of Griffons. At 50 points a pop they are great for soaking up hits meant for more dangerous and expensive things like Leman Russ.

Next up on the blog? Some pics of the latest addition to my Warhammer Fantasy Empire army.
Stay tuned!


Wednesday 25 April 2018

ANZAC Day 2018

Today is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, on which we particularly honour the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces, giving selflessly of themselves on behalf of their country and community. Thank you one and all for the risks you take and the sacrifices both you and your families make. Have a great day whatever you are doing and know that the rest of us are thinking of you!

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


Tuesday 24 April 2018

7th Bloggiversary

Today marks the 7th year of operations here at Canister and Grape. When I started the blog I had no clear plan, little idea of what I was getting myself into and a cavalier attitude. Things haven't changed in the slightest I'm proud to say.

Thanks to everyone who pops by and participates in our own special brand of madness!

Millsy and Ev

Sunday 22 April 2018

Sunday Workbench

I've been pretty quiet of late, struck down by a near-terminal case of man-flu, combined with rebuilding my PC and lots of actual real life work. Occasionally though I've managed to find time to twirl the brushes, plugging away at a bunch of post-Challenge leftovers.

On the painting table at present are a 95% finished unit of Altdorf Halberdiers for my Warhammer Empire army. This is the last (thankfully) of a total of 60 of the buggers. Just a little touching up to do and finish the basing...

There's also a number of additions to my Epic Imperial Guard Steel Legion in the form of a second company of Shadowswords, extra Griffons and two more Baneblades to turn a single guy into a full company.

Once these are complete it'll either be more bits and bobs or I might kick into full swing with the Scottish Project depending on motivation.

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