More Munchkin Cavalry

While not the finest cavalry in Ozz, Munchkin heavy cavalry are competent. Due to the size and stature of their ponies, only the smallest Munchkins can join the cavalry. This reduces their shock effect on the battlefield.

A regiment of Munchkin heavy cavalry

I just completed a unit of Munchkin heavy cavalry, completing my Munchkin cavalry brigade.

Another view.
The brigade in “barracks”

These fellows are eagerly awaiting the day when their players are released from house arrest due to the plague panic, and they can take to the field.

More Ozz Goodness

This weekend I managed to pick up a paintbrush in addition to a Saturday morning, tans-Atlantic, Zoom-enabled playtest of Wars of Orcs and Dwarves. Some of what I finished I had started last week, but I finished them today.

Quadling heavy cavalry.

The first unit I completed was a regiment of Quadling heavy cavalry. These have much the same uniform as the Quadling lancers, but their tunics are blue instead of orange.

A Quadling cavalry brigade: lancers at the top of the image, heavy cavalry in the center, and Knights of Renown at the bottom of the image.

I don’t know if they will ever appear this way on the table during a game, but it looks fun to see a whole “brigade” of Quadling cavalry.

Greater Pumpkin Heads

The second unit I completed was regiment of Greater Pumpkin Heads. I am really happy with how they turned out, including the candy corn teeth.

Due to the size of these figures, they are actually difficult to fit onto the standard 2″ x 2″ bases. I kept the arms separate as I painted the figures, but when I get to assemble the, I realized that I really should have completely assembled that at the beginning. I could then have turned the figures a few degrees to allow the bases to align properly.

A Great Pumpkin Head in the middle of a pumpkin patch

The pumpkin patch pieces are not released yet. When a few new packs are announced that make enable the creation of the Lands of Harvest as a fully-fledged faction in Ozz, one of the packs will include the pumpkin patch. Rumor has it that King Jack has the ability to create units of Lesser Pumpkin heads while sitting in a pumpkin patch. Could those rumors be true?

Wars of Ozz Ice Trolls

Despite being gone this weekend to Michigan, I was able to complete a unit of ice trolls that I started late last week.

I decided to paint them with blue skin. First, it’s cold up there in the lands of the Ice Trolls. Second, the blue skin provides protective coloration and camouflage. I didn’t paint them on snowy bases, because they have come down from the mountains to fight as mercenaries with one army or another.

I can’t wait to see these fellas on the table!

Quadling Artillery

Last night I managed to finish two batteries of Quadling artillery for Wars of Ozz. I am trying to paint at least one unit a week, but this week was a little busy with life and work.

Quadling light artillery.

For most factions in Ozz, there are two types of artillery, light and medium. I painted one of each.

One of each size of artillery.
Quadling medium artillery.

As with the other artillery I have posted pictures of, I use the really nice Sally 4th artillery bases. These allow the gun to be pivoted to denote being limbered and the gunners to be removed as the battery takes casualties.

Quadling light artillery.
A grand (or pretty nice) battery?

Sammy Gets Engaged

This weekend while Tom, Candy, and I were catching fish in the Gulf of Mexico, Ben was catching the Sammy fish in Tennessee. Ben asked for my permission a couple of weeks ago when we were together in Gattlinburg, TN.

This weekend, Sam and Ben went to pick pumpkins. Ben asked a passerby to take a photo of them. To everyone’s surprise while the stranger was taking pictures, Ben proposed. They plan to wait a couple of years to get married until they both finish school.

The innocent picture pretext…
It begins…
It is beginning to dawn on her…
The lightbulb comes on…
The ring comes out of hiding…
Apparently, she said “yes.”
The ring.

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

Tom is not allowed to travel more than 150 miles from Ft. Rucker, AL, so we met him at Panama City Beach, FL, this weekend for some deep sea fishing. The day started very early, when he met Captain Alicia. We came back with a pretty good haul. There was a processing facility at the marina that cleaned our fish. Across the street was a restaurant that offered “hook and cook,” where they cook fresh fish that you bring them. You couldn’t get any fresher than mackerel that we just pulled from the ocean.

Candy made the second catch of the day.
Tom made the first catch of the day.
Pulling in a fish.
I caught the biggest fish of the day.
This is what we caught after three hours on the boat. The mackerel were good eating, but the bonita are apparently not good, so the charter folks retained them to use as bait.
Panama City Beach at sunset.
Candy and Tom on the beach.
Candy and Tom being eaten by a shark.

It was a nice weekend, but a little too short. Despite rain in the morning that put a little damper on the fishing, we had a successful trip.

Winkie Artillery!

Guns to the left of them! Guns to the right of them!

I woke up early this morning and finished the two batteries of Winkie artillery for Wars of Ozz. I am also working on two batteries for the Quadlings, but they won’t be done for a couple more days.

A medium (left) and light (right) artillery battery for the Winkies.

I am using the really nice artillery movement trays produced by Sally 4th. You can remove the individual artillerists as they become casualties, and you can turn the gun to represent the guns being limbered.

Finished a Unit of Munchkin Landwehr

Old Glory seems to be sending me figures faster than I can get them painted. This week, I wanted to knock out my second unit of Munchkin Landwehr. This will complete all my Munchkin infantry. All I have left of the Munchkin contingent is to paint the mounted officers for the regiments that I didn’t have until recently, because they were still being produced.

Munchkin Landwehr

The Landwehr are less provident than the named regiments, such as Hardsoles or Sourdough, but they are more numerous. Being less proficient, they are also lower point cost, so they are good to round out a brigade.

My new Munchkins regiment.

I like the way the Landwehr come with a mix of marching figures and those trusting forward their muskets. I think they make a nice presentation with the front rank in the attack and the back rank marching.

The Landwehr in column formation.
Both of my Landwehr units ready for battle.

Next on the painting table are Quadling and Winkies artillery crews, followed by more Lesser Pumpkin Head, Greater Pumpkin Heads, and Fearsome Scarecrows in time for Halloween. I will be visiting my son this weekend, so don’t look for the artillery until next week some time.

Quadling Lancers and Other Stuff

I posted some pictures earlier this weekend of my Knights of Renown for Wars of Ozz. We were supposed to have a Wars of Orcs and Dwarves play test this weekend, but many of the usual suspects were unable to participate and I didn’t have a quorum. I used the time to paint figures instead, this time a unit of Quadling lancers.

Quadling Lancers ride to the sound of the guns!

According to the canon, quailing lancers have orange coats. Orange is often a hard color for coverage. These took pretty much a whole weekend to complete.

Note the Sally 4th leader stands for Wars of Ozz. They hold the leader attribute chips to make them easier to remember in the heat of battle.

Normally on cavalry figures, the mounts paint pretty quickly. Because the legs were molded to the mounts, and the upper bodies were separate castings, the mounts actually took longer to paint than the bodies. I am happy with the way they turned out. I need to add flags and pennants.

I also had a chance to finish up a couple of other figures.

Three-headed troll.

This is an old figure that I recently found on Ebay for a reasonable price. I will use this is Wars of Orcs and Dwarves in a troll unit.

William Tell

I found this figure on a site with free stl files. I printed this at 0.15mm resolution with my Prusa Mini. I got a fair amount of “stringing.” The figure is acceptable at gaming distance (about three feet), but on close inspection, the details are mushy. I don’t see myself printing a lot of figures, but since no one seems to make a William Tell figure, this is an acceptable substitute for metal.