Monday, May 15, 2023

Desert Infantry with Spears and Bows for "Wars of Ozz"

     Over the weekend I finished up a unit of Desert Infantry with Spears and Bows; my first unit for a brigade of Temujican Eastern Nomads for my "Wars of Ozz" game at Historicon.
     The mounted officer came with a bicorne hat, which I felt didn’t quite suit the desert infantry vibe, so I trimmed it down to look more like just a domed metal helmet. I also didn’t paint the cuffs or any facings on the coat to try and make it look more plain.
Desert Infantry with Spears and Bows for "Wars of Ozz"

Sunday, May 7, 2023

"Wars of Ozz" Playtest for Historicon: Battle of the Pyramid

     At Friday night's club meeting I ran an initial trial playtest of my desert-themed “Wars of Ozz” game for Historicon: Wars of Ozz- Battle of the Pyramid. Still some tweaking to do, and some more troops and scenery to prepare, but it was a hard fought battle with victory coming down to the last turn.  "Wars of Ozz" is a fantasy Horse & Musket game with rules and figures produced by Old Glory.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Whim-Whim Chariots for "Wars of Ozz"

     Yesterday I was able to finish the "Wars of Ozz"  Whim-Whim Chariots.  It took a bit of work to assemble everything, but the results are well worth it! I now have enough Whim-Whim painted to field a 23 point brigade, and hope to use them tonight in a preliminary Historicon playtest at our club meeting.
Whim-Whim Chariot unit.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Whim-Whim Cavalry for "Wars of Ozz"

      This week I finished up a unit Whim-Whim Cavalry for "Wars of Ozz".  I really like the look of these guys, especially their unusual mounts.  I used mostly Speed and Contrast Paints. 
Whim Whim Cavalry

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Whim-Whim Bowmen for "Wars of Ozz"

   With a bit of warm weather over the weekend, I was able to get a final spray matte coat on this unit of Whim-Whim Bowmen for "Wars of Ozz".  I really appreciated what a quick paint these guys were. As usual, mostly Speed and Contrast Paint used.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Scratch Built Desert Buildings for "Wars of Ozz"

     As I prepare for my War of Ozz desert games with the Whim-Whim and Temujicans (Eastern Nomads) I started to think about suitable buildings to use on the table.  I wanted something vaguely Middle Eastern looking, but with an Ozzian twist.  I remembered some barbarian huts I had made for a fantasy game several years ago for which I had used seed starter pots as the basic structure, and I thought I could use that idea for Ozz. 

     So, I ordered a pack of 3.15 inch starter pots off Amazon and I got to work on a prototype.  I cut a door and window, as well as a small hole n the top; and then glued the pot to a cork coaster from a pack I picked up at my local grocery store. And also glued a small smoke pipe in the top, cut from a paper straw.  Then it was a simple matter of priming dark brown and giving it a suitable drybrushing and adding some details.   

      I finished a first prototype yesterday, and I'm pleased with how it looks.  Now I want to build about a half dozen more.  I may try some variations to mix things up a little. 

Monday, April 17, 2023

"Wars of Ozz" Whim-Whim Spearmen Completed

      This past weekend I finished my first unit of Spearmen for my Whim-Whim army. Painting units for a "Wars of Ozz" desert project has been a nice change of pace.  Figures by Old Glory.  Mostly Speed and Contrast Paints used.