I'm starting a new section on this blog called "Pass & Review." In this section I'll present my miniature armies in a static display format and discuss some of the particular facts, values and characteristics of each army or combat unit.
The first three armies presented will be from my De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) collection.
DBA is a popular, fast-play, tournament-style miniatures game system:
While I like Ancient and Medieval Wargaming, I wasn't planning on getting into DBA. This changed when a couple of friends offered their 15mm armies up for sale. Both of them are First-Class painters and I truly admire their work.
I couldn't pass up their deals, so in one fell-swoop I purchased: A Marian Roman Army, an Early Imperial Roman Army and an ancient Scots-Irish Army.
A few months ago I purchased a Parthian DBA Army pack made by Essex Miniatures in order to have an "eastern" army. I'm currently having these figures painted, because my painting skills aren't up to par with my friends.
While DBA is primarily used for tournaments, it is also ideal for campaigns. I downloaded two campaigns from the Fanaticus website I thought would be suitable for my armies: The Roman Civil War (49-45 BC) and The Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD).
Once the Parthians are painted, all I'll need is time to play...
I'm a retired USAF TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member, now working for Washington State Emergency Management. In addition to being an Emergency Operations Specialist at my day/night/weekend job, I'm a Foreign Affairs Specialist, gamer and writer.
I maintain three blogs as an on-line platform. "Stern Rake Studio," my central site, explores a variety of topics on gaming, pop-culture and writing. "Station WTFO" is where I post comments and discussions on the national and international issues that concern us. Finally, "The Redshift Chronicles," is a spin-off of "Stern Rake Studio." This site focuses on sci-fi gaming and is home to my long-form webcomic "Breakout from Bongolaan."