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A Second Step into Frostgrave

Posted on January 27th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I completed my second game of Frostgrave last week and the system is slowly growing on me. I can definitely say it is fun. We are playing a campaign, you can find my opponents views here. The demands on a terrain collection that the game makes are huge…

Bloodbowl Ogre

Posted on January 25th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

My random painting continues apace. This time I pulled out an Ogre from the depths of my lead pile. I recently brough two of my Bloodbowl teams to Germany as some mention of a league at the local club had been made. My humans are painted but I always l…

Railroad Terrain

Posted on January 21st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Railroad terrain looks great on a Warmachine or Malifaux board and despite the fact I don’t play those games offline anymore I still want to get these pieces painted up. These railway pieces have been lying around in my cabinet for a long time and so …

A step further into Frostgrave

Posted on January 19th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I played my first campaign game of Frostgrave last week and my second is coming up tonight. It was fun. I still hold a few reservations about the game but more on those later. The game played far better than the first. Mainly because we understood the …

Celestial Vindicators Liberators

Posted on January 18th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

There is nothing as good as a bunch of finished miniatures. I am pretty happy with how these Stormcast came out and I think the colour scheme of the Celestial Vindicators was a good choice to base mine upon. I think the more muted tones suit the models…

A Foray into Frostgrave

Posted on January 15th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Somehow I managed to start yet another fantasy system. this time it is Frostgrave. Owen from Farfarawy.org modified a VASSAL module to allow us to try the system out remotely. As it is relatively simple we were able to get a game done without too much …

Celestial Vindicator Liberator Prime

Posted on January 13th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Finally this model is complete and the regiment is too. I will take some group shots tomorrow and post it up on Friday or Monday. The fact that there is a little more gold on this model actually made him faster to paint. I am hoping that this will make…

Another Vindicator

Posted on January 7th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

The fourth is complete and the end is in sight, for this regiment at least. Again nothing special here beyond what you have seen on the previous three. I still can’t decide upon the shoulder pad scheme and I haven’t even attempted to improve the hammer…

Wyrd Stuff: Rogue Necromancy

Posted on January 4th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

The Malifaux painting spree continues and I got the Rogue Necromancy finished. He isn’t the greatest model ever produced but I do like him still. Painting him was easy enough and surprisingly I enjoyed it. I can often find painting models a bit of a ch…

Witchfate Tor Part 1

Posted on January 2nd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I bought this model at the same time as the Dreadstone Blight. I pretty much instantly regretted the decision as I bought them without paying any attention to the pictures. Once it arrived I realised that they are more or less the same model with an ad…

Wyrd Stuff: Dead Doxy 2

Posted on December 29th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The painting continues apace. As these were half completed an aeon ago it hasn’t been too hard to get them finished off. I went with purple for this lady. It is another colour I hate. I guess though that the only way to improve it to continually expand…

Wyrd Stuff: Dead Doxy

Posted on December 27th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

My camera work is getting worse and simply because I changed the room I am taking the photographs in. I will try to figure out a better way to take them in the future. I have had a few of Wyrd Miniatures products lying around only half done for a year …

Stormcast Triumvirate Completed

Posted on December 21st, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Three done and a lot more to go. I am actually starting to enjoy painting these more. The blending of the blues is a little annoying but it has started to go faster. It still takes an age to get a single model done. The sheer size of the models means I…

Celestial Vindicators

Posted on December 16th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Very slow progress is being made with my Celestial Vindicator Brotherhood. I haven’t made any changes to the scheme and I dont intend to really. I do have a few decisions still to make. I want to work on my silver a little more to make it pop. I am pre…

A Year of Malifaux

Posted on December 15th, 2015 under , . Posted by

It didn’t seem like a busy year of gaming but while chatting post-game last week I came to the realisation that I have played thirty games of Malifaux this year. You can read a lot about them here. I even managed to play through two campaigns using th…

A Desperate Escort

Posted on December 14th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I have definitely been playing a lot of SAGA recently. I have managed the odd game of Malifaux via VASSAL also but my club nights are dominated by the early medieval period. We will probably move onto some Muskets and Tomahawks after we conclude this …

The Last Halfling

Posted on December 9th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I have had this model for quite a while. He was even painted. However when I found him hiding at the back of my shelves I decided that this halfling deserved a new look. I didn’t even strip the old paint. I don’t have a good medium to remove paint with…

Duardin Auxillaries

Posted on November 30th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

These Duardin prove that I am unable to stick with a project for very long. I am not really sure why I started painting these but somehow I did. All I wanted to do was a sample model. I have had these models for a very long time. I collected a Dwarf a…

Stormcast Eternal

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

the first of my Stormcast Eternal Warhost is almost done. I really like the miniatures and their Greek/Macedonian style. I had wanted to get some as soon as the came out but with the move back to Germany I wasn’t able to get anywhere near a game store….

The Final Batch of Maneaters

Posted on November 16th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I often wonder why I bought two boxes of these. I didn’t really need ten Ogres, especially as I was getting duplicate models. I did my best here to mix the duplicates up but with similar heads it is hard to make them very distinct. I sculpted a helmet…

Harrying of the North

Posted on November 13th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I started a short SAGA campaign with my usual opponent Steve last week. You can read his angle on the first battle on his blog here. I had a good game though it was an uphill struggle right from the start. I am not having much success with my Anglo-Sax…

Second Batch of Maneaters

Posted on November 9th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

These are the second batch of Golgfags Maneaters. I don’t know why I actually like these models, maybe it is nostalgia. They definitely aren’t as nice as the current range of Maneaters but they have a charm of their own, quite reflective of mid-90’s G…

Classic Ogre Maneaters

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I have had these for a very, very long time. I believe I bought them when they first came out. They languished on my unpainted pile during the intervening decades and finally they surfaced as I moved back to Hamburg. I decided to put them on round bas…

Sigmar Arrives

Posted on October 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I finally managed to get a game of Age of Sigmar played when home in Ireland recently. My hometown gaming group hosted a few games and I gladly took part. We played a scenario from the Quest for Ghal Maraz pack, I believe it was an ambush style scenari…

Age of Sigmar Bases

Posted on October 21st, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I wanted to do something a bit more involved than my standard basing scheme for my Age of Sigmar bases. I still wanted it to fit with my older stuff so some thought was involved. What I finally came up with was a ruined temple. It fits fairly well with…