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I'm putting together a Timurid army for a special event and I want to do the thing from scratch!

I'm quote desperate to identify the codes for the following pictures of Essex Miniatures Horses, most of which are on not the website and it's an awful mess trying to figure out what is what from a written description. Apologies for the size of some of the pictures, they're the best I could obtain.


Pic 1

Pic 2

Pic 3

Pic 4

Pic 5

Pic 6 Especially These

Pic 7- Especially These

Pic 8 Especially These

Pic 9 Especially These

Thank you for taking a look.

So........ the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge ended on March 20th.

For those who expressed a wish to see the army arrayed- here it is.....

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge 2023 Wrap Up!

I want to thank everyone who contributed to The Challenge this year and also make a bit of an apology. I didn't manage to make half as many comments this year (still in therapy and that's taking up a lot of time- without denting my pain ting time though!). For that I'm sorry as there was a fine array of beautifully painted miniatures etc on display every day when I took a quick peek.

I've decided to leave out the incidental items painted to change things up a little as I view my main project as, well erm..... my main project!

The Thematic Byzantines were a lot of fun to paint up- like I have alluded to earlier, they are one of my dream armies that I just never got around to when I was a few years younger.

Please feel free to hop on over to my Just Add Water Blog for full sized pictures/files here:

Army Arrayed Outside an Outpost in the Balkans- Somewhere Near the Danube:

Tagmatic Kavalarioi:

Thematic Light Kavalarioi:

Tagmatic Kataphractoi:

Tagmatic Varangoi:

Roll on next year and the next AHPC!  :D


Thank you Steve, apprewciated.

Close ups of the bases etc:



For many more pictures and a detailed description of the arms and armour plus tactical use of the Nikephorian) Kataphractoi please feel free to pop over to my Just Add Water blog here

Almost certainly the most attractive of all the units in an early 10th CE Thematic Byzantine army are, of course, the Kataphractoi. Fully enclosed in many layers of armour, invincible like a middle ages version of the battle tank. Well, not quite but that is certainly the impression they were meant to have on the enemy. One Arab soldier poet described the Byzantine horses as having no legs!


Modelling and Eye Candy / Anglo Danish Command Bases
« on: February 28, 2023, 12:55:25 PM »
These little bases were put together as I took a breather for a week during The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge which I have been enjoying. The idea of punctuating the Thematic Byzantine posts with some smaller mini projects has really helped me keep focused on the main item and if the weather changes so I can get my bloomin' varnishing done I will have posted three mini projects as well as five Thematic cavalry posts by Monday next week. Not bad going for someone who usually paints at a glacial pace!

There are many more pictures of each of the three bases on my Just Add Water Blog here:

Here's the type of thing you can expect:

Base 1:

Base 2:

Base 3:

Cheers :)

Modelling and Eye Candy / Thematic Byzantines, Varangian Guard
« on: February 15, 2023, 01:36:28 PM »

Another addition to my (slowly) growing Thematic Byzantine army. This time the famous/infamous Varangian Guard.

For many more pictures and the usual discursive meanderings p-lease feel free to pop over to my Just Add Water Blog here:
As I say, you will find many more pictures including those of the individual bases- and some nice hem decor
! ;)

I noticed that all the shield armed models came open handed and with four poses available I wanted to have as much variation as possible. I chose to clip off some of the right hands and replace with different weapons as seen below:

Pics from more or less front on:

And from a slightly higher angle:

A couple of close ups/single bases:



This piece was sitting in my undercoated and primed cupboard since 2019 and was just begging to be completed. I have minor wargames butterfly tendencies, nothing compared to years ago, but still find it useful to remain on focus for major projects (Thematic Byzantines for the AHPC this year) by fliting with other periods etc from time to time.

The vignette is specific to my Spanish 11th CE and features a Muslim Faris (Furusiyya, "Knighthood" is a martial tradition dating back to pre Islamic times) attacking a downed Frankish/Spanish knight. This piece but could sit easily in Spain or the Middle East during the 11th/12th CE as a command base or just a vignette to keep things interesting away from the main action on the wargames table.

More pictures including some close in details can be found on my Just Add Water Blog here:


Absolutely stunning work as ever, really inspirational.

Thank you Nik  :)

I have just ordered figures for a 15mm Thematic army - it'll not match these though  :P ;D

I dunno..... I've seen quite a lot of your work and it's pretty damn good.


My 48 hours of offsetting publishing on social media for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is now up and I can, at last, present to you the next unit in my growing Thematic Byzantine army.

This unit represents a body of soldiery living on the margins of the Themes. Lightly armoured "Light" cavalry used in the main for scouting though sometimes in battle they might be called upon to take the role of Defensores and/or Cursores and to this end I will be adding a back rank of six Hippo Toxotai. The unit will contain six for Hippo Toxotai per unit to act as Defensores and four Hippo Toxotai for Defensores. I hope that makes sense!?!

More pictures of the unit and some close ups of each miniature can be seen on my Just Add Water Blog here:

For now, here are some images of both the unit and a couple of close ups:


Modelling and Eye Candy / Thematic Byzantine, Heavy Tagmata Kavallarioi
« on: January 19, 2023, 10:46:56 PM »

It has been in my dreams for years. To put together a Nikephorian/Macedonian Dynasty Byzantine Army. The why etc will become apparent as the story of expeditious hand and brush movements become more apparent. Suffice to say, for now, that it goes back to the early 2000's and the games of Warhammer Ancient Battles we used to play with faithful devotion every week. It was Andrew Eason's Thematic Byzantine army, stunningly and lovingly painted, which drew my eye then and ever since, I have craved such an army. Gripping Beast's Black Friday sale made it an irresistible opportunity!

For more information and many more pictures of the individual miniatures and bases please feel free to pop over to my Just Add Water Blog here:


Modelling and Eye Candy / Re: West Wind Arthurian *28mm* Welsh Pictures?
« on: January 13, 2023, 07:13:31 PM »
Ah OK!

I should have been more specific :)

Modelling and Eye Candy / Re: West Wind Arthurian 28mm Welsh Pictures?
« on: January 13, 2023, 04:55:06 PM »
Hi  look at the Forged in Battle website. https://www.forgedinbattle.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=195_200_223

The Forged in battle stuff is 15mm. It's the West Wind 28mm that I'm thinking of.....

Title amended.

Modelling and Eye Candy / West Wind Arthurian *28mm* Welsh Pictures?
« on: January 13, 2023, 03:54:41 PM »
I wasn't really sure where to put this post so please feel free to move or remove if it is violating any forum guidelines.


In a bid to add a wee bit more variation with my Sub Roman/Arthurian Welsh project I was contemplating adding some West Wind Arthurian Welsh but when I hopped on over to their website there are no pictures to be found.

I have some of their Romano British but would love to see any pics anyone might have of the West Wind Arthurian Welsh to see how well they fit with Gripping Beast and Artizan Designs.

Here's to hoping :)


Modelling and Eye Candy / Re: Speed Painted Late Romans
« on: December 10, 2022, 11:36:43 AM »

Modelling and Eye Candy / Speed Painted Late Romans
« on: November 23, 2022, 04:43:26 PM »
In a few weeks I will be entering The Analogue Hobbies Painting challenge with a Thematic Byzantine army that I'm putting together. Before the event, I thought it prudent to slay the demons of the Varnishing Disaster nightmare which stopped me in my tracks in last year's challenge after prepping hundreds of Late Roman miniatures!

I'm not really happy with the painting style on these miniatures so will be selling them. Not yet as I have another 8 of the Late Roman Celtae Seniores Auxillia Palatinum (Infantry) to complete first. Unfortunately there will be no more cavalry models as the first six were ruined by the varnish from last year.

They will be appearing in the Bazaar for sale when the last eight miniatures are complete.

Celtae Seniores Auxillia Palatinum



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