For your viewing pleasure today we have OX. Another member from The Last Chancers but now recruited into the Praetorian Guard
Ox is an absolute brute of a man. He fears nothing and loves nothing apart from his heavy bolter. He sleeps with the damn thing and even showers with it, when he does shower that is, which is rare.
Ox is a no nonsense soldier who follows orders to the T but has a clear dislike for any rank above a sergeant, unless of course it’s Colonel Schaefer. Ox loves Schaefer like a father. More on Schaefer another time.
Here is Ox.
In the last picture I was trying to show his “arrow branding.” I’m not sure if I managed to make it look like a branding or not?
I decided not to give him any red garments of any kind (as per the rest of the army) as I see him as a bit of a rebel/rogue type. As he’s built like a brick shit house I can’t see anyone giving him a hard time about uniforms haha.
Last night I watched a movie on Netflix called “Black 47” which is what 1847 in Ireland was colloquially called. The movie was based during the time of the Great Famine or Great Hunger. Starvation and disease spread across Ireland and caused the deaths of 1000s of people between 1845 and 1849. ‘47 was, by far, the worse year for this time. The movie, although fiction, really detailed what it must have been like during those horrific time’s. The plot focuses on an Irish soldier, who had been overseas fighting for the British, who returns home to learn that his family has been pretty much wiped out by the local British constabulary and it’s hierarchy. Needless to say the Irishman is none too pleased and goes and gets a little payback. The action is intense and the fact that everyone is firing one shot muskets and pistols really adds to the tension. Imagine, hastily, trying to reload a musket as your target is doing the exact same thing! It’s an absolutely brilliant movie that I highly recommend.
Here’s the trailer.
I’ve also been listening to a variety of different podcasts and if you’re anything like me you’ll love Red Coat History brought to you by Christian Parkinson. You can find it on Spotify and any other place you listen to podcasts. He also has a website so see here –
After listening to this I decided it was time to get my hands on the Rorke’s Drift set from Warlord Games. So, watch this space for some 24th foot and Zulu’s.