Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Now having just painted my unit of not the 95th Rifles for VBCW, I was going to get to suitable female figures to bring the unit up to 10 following the suggestion of my good friend Mr Barfield. These were not quite the ladies I had in mind!

The above 10 sheep are from Warlord and I bought to use in our VBCW game at Partizan in June, and as future table filler (i've always thought my table looked a bit devoid of wild life).

They were quite, simple and fun to paint. I have 9 on them split between 3 bases, and the last one on a single base. There are two reasons for this, firstly I only ordered 10 sheep as I was not sure what the casts would be like (very good as it happens) and having one base of four sheep and two of three sheep just didn't look right to me.

The second reason the 10th sheep ended up on a coin is I thought that if I ever run any Norman/Viking raiding type games I can have the bases in fields and the loose sheep as loot!

Anyway if you need some sheepy livestock for your games or something Warlord's are just the job.


  1. I see you've gone for the Suffolk, a fabulous breed Sir! Great job Mr Smillie.

  2. Nice work, For VBCW I was half expecting exploding bomb sheep.

  3. Thanks guys,

    I have to profess that the paint job on the sheep was very much Google "sheep". I considered painting the faces white as well but was a bit concerned it would end up just looking like I had undercoated the buggers!

  4. Perfect for the welsh lowlands, lovely work on those little buggers!

  5. Thanks chaps, I had planned a simple paint job with these, what the pictures don't show is that I still did something like 3 to 4 layers on the sheeps face as well as 3 to 4 tones of drybrushing on the main coat. Typical really.

  6. Mr Smillie I am glad I could help with the ladies problems lol, but the answer is not sheep, lol. Actually they are great and will look good on the table.