Knights of Kronberg, painted by Tankred, Perry Miniatures

Knights of Kronberg – The Donkey Charge

Our Club´s annual presentation for this year´s Tactica Hamburg was the Feud of Kronberg, a medieval local conflict between Frankfurt and nearby living Knights of Kronberg. During the Battle of Eschborn 1389 the Kronberg Knights led a charge in against the troops of Frankfurt. There is a myth around this battle. It was told that one of the knights lost his destrier and desparetly searched for a mount in the area. Unfortunately he was only able to find a donkey …

Skaven miniatures, painted by Kerstin and Tankred

Skaven

In our wargaming club Spieltrieb Frankfurt we play occasionally Song of Blades and Heroes. Since we do this with Warhammer Fantasy miniatures, I decided to get some for myself and painted them. I have chosen the Skaven since I really like the style of the miniatures. The colors were inspired by the source book for skaven with plenty of color schemes. Although I usually rant about the book products by GW, this one is really a good idea with tons …

Norman Knights miniatures by Perry Miniatures, painted by Tankred, SAGA

Norman Knights

  At the Beginning of the year I played SAGA with Wraith and really liked it. This was an excellent excuse to paint some more of the Norman knights. These models are part of my basing nemesis. Initially they were based for Warhammer Historical, but I did not really fell in love with either the basing and the system. Now I painted them including a model which depicts my Alter Ego Tankred of Tarent with some modifications to make him …

Medieval Handgunners, Perry Miniatures painted by Tankred

Hand Gunners from Frankfurt

My club Spieltrieb Frankfurt presented a medieval Impetus game during the Hamburgian Tactica 2012. We showed a local setting where the citicens of Frankfurt fought in a feud against nearby operating robber-knights of Kronberg. Since the Perry twins did not have images of the miniatures in their story, I did not knew, that these models were that outstanding until I saw Antipater´s incredible beautiful Handgunners . He inspired my very much to quickly buy these models and add them to …

FoW hungarian objective: depicting a medic Toldi tank, which operated 1943 at the river Don

Hungarian objective, third infantry platoon and mortars

During my research for the hungarian army project I came along a picture in the Book “Magyar Steel” which shows  a medic Toldi tank, which operated 1943 at the river Don. Since tanks for Doctors are a very unique thing as far as I know I decided to make an objective with this topic. Since the picture in the book was black and white I am not sure wether or not the tank was painted in three colour camoflage. I …

Hungarian FoW Miniatures: anti-tank guns painted by Tankred

Hungarian anti-tank guns and weapons platoon

The first gaming experiences with my hungarian tank company were devastating. I had the same experience the hungarians made at the Don in real life. The 38t tanks are almost useless when facing a soviet tank company, the few german tanks are to rare (expensive pointswise) and the missing stormtrooper move is very hard since the russians have usually more than 12 tanks in a company. In five games I was far away from even achieving a draw. The last …

The Feud of Kronberg: Heavy Cavalry from Frankfurt

My second Impetus element for our club’s presentation for the next Tactica wargaming show is an element showing Johann, Herrmann, Henne and Siegfried von Holzhausen, all members of an mighty patrician family with their mercenaries. The family crest shows three roses on black. I designed the banners in order to look similar than the on the crest showed in the Dome of Frankfurt. My plan was to show the patricians on their way to the battlefield. Therefore I depicted a …

FoW: Hungarian Assault Pioneers converted and painted by Tankred

Hungarian Assault Pioneer Platoon – Utász

In our Club we are going to start an Mid War FoW Campaign very soon. In order to have some valid thread to russian Tanks I painted one Platoon of Hungarian Assault Pioneers, called Utász in hungarian. I was a little bit unlucky with the decision of converting some models, since Battlefront did a platoon with modeled pioneers, too. However now I have my very own version, which is pretty much similar to the version of Battlefront. I decided to …

Birch Ent

The birch ent is my next base for my Impetus Phantasticus Rohan army. I used the plastic set by Games Workshop, which is quite nice. However the paintjobs I have seen so far on this model looked very simple an I did not like the plastic leaves. Therefore I decided to paint a special tree, which I like very much – a birch. As a tiny detail I used a squirrel from the “Kleintierset” by Busch, on which Massive Voodoo …

Medieval Infantry with pole arms in service of Frankfurt am Main, painted by Tankred, minatures by Perry Miniatures

Kronberger Fehde – Infantry with polearms from Frankfurt

In our club we started recently to play Impetus, which has the very nice effect, that you can design diorama bases with your miniatures. I really love to collect that kind of army, interesting to know is, that there are guys out there, who play DBA with that kind of bases as well. However I do like the Impetus gameplay so far, since I do enjoy games, if they are surprising at some point. If I am a little bit …