• Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation

    Reinforcements Arrive in Ascaria

    Though I have yet to complete painting the soldiers I have on hand, I availed myself of the Spring Sale at Armies in Plastic ($8.95 sets and free shipping for a $50+ order [I see now it's $60, so my…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    Zafrarians Completed, Mostly

    At long last, I've finished painting the first lot of Zafrarians. Well, mostly, I should say, as I haven't yet settled on a uniform for these fellows. And, as their command and that mysterious bag in the background indicates, reinforcements…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    Zafrarian Infantry

    Paint has dried on the first Zafrarian infantryman and thus he is ready for service. I had returned to Battledress for inspiration. I believe these two fellows may have risen to the top: An infantryman from Wurttemberg... ... and a…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    More About Zafraria

    As promised, here are the first two Zafrarian troops, painted. Also as promised, it is a bit of a cheat. Through the process of an apparent convergent evolution, the troop type "Zouave" arose separately both in Algeria in 1831 (according…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation

    Ascaria II

    Part 2: Zafraria The name for the sworn enemy of the Ascodali came during my original session of random generation: Zafraria. Soon after my dive down the rabbit hole of the Ascodali long s, I decided there should be something…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Painting

    Ascaria

    Part I: Ascodal I mentioned in my last post the bags of random figures I received in my Christmas Haul from Armies in Plastic. Amongst them were a smattering of Napoleonics, an era which has never, for some reason, "grabbed"…