Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Saga Irish warband WIP and Aptera fortress

   Next WIP warband is the Irish one. The warband consists of a warlord,  2x4 Fianna (Hearthguards), 8 Bonnachts (Warriors) and a dog handler with two women warriors and five dogs (Warriors). Twenty five miniatures in total. 

The warband






A woman among the first eight warriors

A dog handler, two women and five dogs

   My wife and me, we visited the Aptera fortress on a hill overlooking the Souda bay, 12km east of Chania town. It was built during the period of Ottoman occupation of Crete.

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Scots Soer-Chele and Shipyard Moro of Chania

   The last eight warriors of my Scots warband are ready.

   Some days ago my blog had the highest number of visits ever! Not bad!

   Yesterday I visited the Shipyard Moro, the museum of ancient and traditional shipbuilding of Chania. There, someone can see the representation of the Minoan ship "Minoa" of 16th - 15th century BC.

The interior of the museum, which is a dockyard of the Venetian period of Chania.


A picture of "Minoa" on Fresco

The stern of "Minoa"

and some nautical knots!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Scots Warlord and Lake Kournas

   My Scots have a warlord, a fearless warrior who brings death to his enemies! OK, it is just a Gripping beast miniature. And the dead Norman comes from the box of the Conquest games plastic medieval archers. As he will be the leader of my Scots I gave him a nice vignette base.

   In the meanwhile, my wife and me, we continue our excursions around Crete island. This time we visited the Lake Kournas. It is Crete's only freshwater lake and is located 47 km from the town of Chania. There are plenty of taverns, souvenir shops and water sports rental spots near the lake. Some brave swimmers still enjoy the lake though it is November!

Stand Up Paddle water sport

My wife

Nice color field grass

Two geese among "Mordor" trees

Colorful souvenirs from clay  

"Antikristo" a way of cooking lamps that dates from the time of Homer. 

The famous "apaki", smoked pork filet meat 

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!
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