Showcase: Warcry Royal Beastflayers (inc. painting guide)

Heeding the call of their liege, the Royal Beastflayer and her noble entourage sally forth into the Gnarlwood to clear their lands of monstrous beasts. The reality is far from this version of events with the truth being these deluded ghouls are under the influence of an insane vampire with a monstrous hunger. Check out this post to see my painted Royal Beastflayer Warcry Warband, with some insights into how they play and a painting guide recipe card.

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Wurttemberg Leib Chevauxleger Regiment #2


The Wurttemberg Chevauxlegers had their origin with a first regiment in 1802, which was formed from a nucleus of the prior Wurttemberg mounted troops. A 2nd regiment was added in 1805.

Rawkins has this to say about the apparent mismatch between the title and the appearance of these troops: The Chevauxleger Regiments had their origin as part of the Kreis-Dragoner-Regiment. The first chevauxleger regiment formed in 1802 was raised from the three squadrons of ‘chevauxleger’ from the disbanded Kreis regiment. Despite the ‘chevauxleger’ title both regiments retained distinct features of their dragoon origins reflected in their uniforms and equipment. The Duke of Wurttemberg, later King Frederick, was strongly drawn to the light cavalry regiments being formed in he Bavarian army but also wanted to build both heavy and medium cavalry units for the Württemberg army. It has long been speculated that he may have wished to leave open the option of converting the chevauxleger regiments back to dragoons at a later date.

The uniforms of the two regiments were quite similar. As is the case with other units of the Wurttemberg army, there were fairly frequent changes of designation for both. This regiment, the first raised, was designated Chevauxleger regiment “Kurfurst” from 1805 – 1807, but thereafter if was referred to as the  Leib Chevauxleger regiment (#2)

The biggest differences between the two regiments were the addition of white “litzen” to the button hoes on the lapels, collars, and cuffs of the Leib regiment, and  and the fact that the buttons and metal on the helmet were white metal for this unit, as opposed to brass for the other. 

The flag is downloaded from Lucas’ website, and is somewhat speculative. It looks as though it was designed to hang down “vexillum” fashion, but that didn’t suit me, hence the somewhat odd orientation. I think it still looks great!

If you look closely, you can see that the turnbacks on the jacket are yellow piped scarlet. These are of course more great figures form Lucas and Piano Wargames in Germany.

Another unusual feature of the uniforms of both regiments was wearing a cummerbund; scarlet for this regiment, and yellow for the other. 

Blunders On The Danube

Forlorn Hope at Sachsendorf – Russian WIP part 2

 Tonight all T-34 hulls got equipped with a block of the (not usable anywhere else because

partly hardened) greenstuff with 2 bolts in it so that the models have a little more weight and

glued all hulls. Rheumatism and kneading could just be a war crime.


Oil drum fixed, worst of the 2 running wheels glued flat and fixed, nicer of the 2 with the best

successful side placed at an angle and 1 axle of the German Truck set slightly shortened and made 

into a gas cylinder. (oil drum, lubricants, gas cylinder and the Russian habit of smoking 

wherever it is not allowed. I’m sure it will go well). Also a crate of the Accesopires set 

attached to the side of the hull as a toolbox. 


Now let’s see what else can/must be put in the cargo box and then start working on covering the 

rear part with a tarp. Then pull cables from front to back and back to front and the rest of the 

detail work.


Forlorn Hope at Sachsendorf – Russian WIP part 1

 Progress made sofar, put in the build box what I have right now. Magnetised all the T-34 hulls, tomorrow all of the turrets, and got halfway with the T-34 ARV. (it’s not in the list, but if I’m building so many T-34’s….I might as well.)

For some reason, in the last used lot I bought there were a few PSC T-34 track sections (no T-34’s in that lot). Cut one apart, made a line i9n a few wheels and used my Japanese saw to extend the gap. Looks good enough at a distance, added a oil drum from the PSC accessories sprue. The load bed is made from a spare PSC Blitz cargo bed. Back end I’ll add a tarp to cover the not so nice cuts, otherwise pretty happy. Tomorrow detailing and putting on the cables.


Showcase: Blue Horrors of Tzeentch (inc. painting guides)

Gibbering and cackling incantations the Pink Horrors conjure warp flames to hurl and immolate the enemies of Tzeentch. These gleeful daemons bound across the the battlefield and onto the blog today where I’ll share my photos of my Pink Horrors, have a look at their rules and share my paint recipes.

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