Friday, September 27, 2013

Star Wars X-Wing

Thought that I would post something not American Civil War related. Here are the A-Wings that I custom painted. Enjoy

Sunday, August 25, 2013

So, with moving the store and a brand new baby I have not had a chance to post a whole lot. But here are some of the completed regiments that I have. All are early war American Civil War.

First up is the 1st Rhode Island Volunteers Infantry Regiment. Commanded by Col. Burnside, They went to war in blue pullover smocks. I still have to buy the miniatures for the 2nd Regiment, but it will be good to have them done. I was not happy with the flags that I bought. I think that I will make them next time.

Next is a regiment from New Orleans
It is the 7th Louisiana. I read that some of them went to war in mouse colored zouave uniforms
Above is the competed and flagged 7th Tennessee from Lebanon, TN.
And finally, I have the 5th Louisiana. I'll be adding more companies later but here are the first few.
I really like the pre-war and first year of the war for painting. All the militia uniforms are different and everyone was pulled into regiments making them very colorful. Anyway, that's it for now got to go and take care of the baby. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Perry Minis painted as 7th Tenn

So my post for today is a Black Powder / Regimental Fire and fury project (i haven't decided). My interest in the American Civil War is the early uniforms of the war, so militia of the 1860 to 1861 time period. I'm going to try and recreate some of the brigades of the Battle of First Mananas (Battle of Bull Run).

This is the 7th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry that went west and fought in the first part of the war in Virgina and West Virgina. They were raised mostly in Wilson County and clothed by the ladies of Lebanon (which is the town that my father was born and raised in) though there were a couple of other counties that provided companies for the regiment.

Some of the equipment that I painted is conjectural of course but I tried stay pretty close to the description of the uniform. This will eventually be a 40 man regiment mounted on stands of 4 figs each. For Black Powder I will mount the 4man stands 2 to a bigger stand for 5 stands... did that make since? This is still a WIP, so I need to touch-up mistakes and finish details like the drums and then they will be ready to base, I'm hoping to get the rest of the regiment in the mail soon.

Anyway, I like I said I'm going to be doing a lot of the early uniforms. Next will be Rhodes Island Regiments and and Grey Clad New Yorkers. Then blue clad Louisiana and the Stonewall Brigade will be painted up. I usually try to stick with one manufacture but the Perry's have limited choice in this period so I will be switching to Redoubt miniatures. Redoubt has an amazing amount of choice in recreated the early war stuff.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bolt Action Japanese and Germans done

So here are the Japanese.  I decided to use the washing style to paint them. Imperial Japanese uniforms can be amazingly easy to paint because they seem to be one color for all the items on the uniform. I think I need to use black to pick out the spaces between the shirt and the straps. Also, I'm going to need to learn how to photo miniatures.
These are my panzergrenadiers. I have no idea how to base them yet. I need to look around the net and see how others are basing their figures.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Event Decks

Just a reminder, the event decks are going to be onsale on the 22nd. I'm going to have three boxes in the store, not sure how many decks per box. I'm also going to limit it to one of each event deck per person due to how popular this is going to be

Grey Knights

After the camera died earlier, I wanted to post something with photos for today. These are my Grey knights. There are only two of the minis that are modified, and then only slightly.

Bolt Action Update

So my camera died just as I was about to update the photos for my bolt action project. I'm hoping to get it going for tomorrow... at which point I'm going to trying editing this post. The Japanese are almost done, need to pick out the details. The Germans are a little farther along, I need to wash them and then do the camo and I think they are done after the base. I decided to paint them as Panzergrenadiers, I liked the camo. Hope to have the photos of them tomorrow.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Starting my Bolt Action Project

I've got the first of my Bolt Action figs assembled and primed. I had a problem with the heads, but figured out how to get them to sit right. The Japanese figures are going to be really easy to paint i found out becuase of the uniform being so mono colored. The Germans though are mostly in smocks, so I'll have to learn how to paint the camo.

This is part of a 1000 point challenge that I'm doing for myself...inspired by some friends that are doing one. Pointed out the Waffen-SS box for the first 250 points... the box is 308 points!
Just wanted to share this, we are doing an impromptu mini masters for magic... prize is a soda and an Abrupt Decay

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gatecrash Drops Friday

Just in case you didn't realize, Gatecrash Drops tomorrow. So all of you that pre-ordered your boxes and fat packs, they will be ready for you at noon.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Warriors of Chaos

If you haven't heard, the Warriors of Chaos is the next Games Workshop product to drop. So if you're a Fantasy player and excited for this like I am come in and place your orders for these incredible miniatures. Build a Chaos Army and lead these Bloody, Corrupted, Ever Changing, Debaucherous boys of Chaos to Victory after Victory.

Bolt Action Event

I wanted to let you know of an event that is in the future. This will be a bolt action event set to happen on Memorial Day. For those that need to know the day, it's a Monday in May on the 27th. Haven't figured out the details but this will probably be an objective based event with prizes. So if you're interested let me know.
The First event that I want to announce is our Magic the Gathering Gatecrash draft this Saturday starting about noon. This is going to be a lot of fun and we will be running several that day. So if you are a Magic Card Player come and check out the drafts.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I thought that I would put a sample of our schedule.

Tuesday - Magic: Standard 7:00pm

Wednesday - Yu-Gi-Oh!: 6:00pm

Thursday - Magic: Draft (or whatever) 7:00pm

Friday - Magic: Friday Night Magic 7:00
              Miniature Tabletop Gaming. - Bring your friends and roll some dice

Saturday - Yu-Gi-Oh!: 6:00pm
                  Naruto: 1:00pm
                  Casual tabletop and board gaming

Sunday - Magic: Modern 1:00pm

If there is a game or tournament that you would like to host, please contact us on our Facebook page or at 602-482-3156 to discuss the scheduling.
A little about the store. We are located at T-Bird and 40th Street. The actual address is 3851 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

Our Hours:

Mon. : Closed
Tues-Thurs. : 11am-9pm
Friday-Sat. : 11am-11pm
Sunday : noon-6pm

Tables in the store for casual play for both miniatures and cards is free to use.

If you need directions or have any questions call 602-482-3156 during business hours.
Hello All!,
This is David and I am starting a new blog for my store Crusaders Retreat here in Phoenix Arizona. We have been in business for one year and three months. We have Games Workshop, Dark Age, Bolt Action and Infinity for miniatures. For Card Games, we have Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto and we have Vanguard and Pokemon. Board Games are also sold in my store. There's plenty of tables for miniature games and we have a card room for card games and board games

This blog will be for passing on events and schedules for our store. Also to share those events with everyone. I also plan on having another blog to share my painted miniatures, mostly historical with a little fantasy thrown in there, but that's for later.

I want fun to be the key word for our store and if there is something that you are looking for let me know and I will search for it and get it for you.

I hope to see you soon.