Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Rampant’

Thermo Priest

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

There was no flesh to worry about painting on this totally encased Thermo Priest Although unlikely to see action in a game of Confrontation, the stout chap will definitely get out there in a game of Dragon Rampant. Advertisements

Dwarf Armourer

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I really like this sculpt, a very aloof looking dwarf in his fancy armour and lugging his anvil around for any emergency battlefield repairs.

Forge Guardians

Posted on September 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

While on my Tir-Na-Bor dwarf painting binge (not sure if a dozen models is a binge), I painted three Forge Guardians will will bulk out another 12 model dwarf unit for Dragon Rampant.

Dragon Rampant – Pot Boiler – Water Margin Style.

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on my posts of late – Last week saw another Dragon Rampant outing, we opted for Scenario F – Pot Boiler replacing the pot for the evil Prefect of Qingzhou.10 members of Liang Shan Po have been captured and the Prefect is in the process …

Dragon Rampant – Pot Boiler – Water Margin Style.

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on my posts of late – Last week saw another Dragon Rampant outing, we opted for Scenario F – Pot Boiler replacing the pot for the evil Prefect of Qingzhou.10 members of Liang Shan Po have been captured and the Prefect is in the process …

Khor Knights

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

My Tir-Na-Bor Dwarf army is nearly finished, the last main unit was these six Khor Knights on Razorbacks. They are painted mostly in metallics with some Iron Grey so they fit in well with the rest of the army. The models were provided with a choice of stream hammers or steam lances, but I decided … Continue reading Khor Knights

Thermo Priest On Razorback

Posted on September 11th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Finished off my Dwarf Razorback riders for my Dragon Rampant army, the first of which is a Thermo Priest which I will be using as a hero.

Clockwork Dragon

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After fixing the wings in a different position a few months ago, this was another model waiting to be undercoated. The wings are hard plastic, but the body, head and tail are the soft and bendy Reaper Bones plastic. This stuff can react with aerosol undercoat so I decided to hand undercoat it before spraying. … Continue reading Clockwork Dragon

Whats On The Table?

Posted on September 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Currently still painting Tir-Na-Bor Knights Of Khor for my Dragon Rampant army. I am mostly sticking to brass, gun metal and silver as the base colours. There is loads of detail to pick out so they are taking a while. I finished up a couple first as I thought there was too much brass and … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

Whats On The Table?

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There is the monthly Dragon Rampant painting challenge currently on the go on Facebook so I will use this as encouragement to paint my six Tir-na-Bor Knights of Khor. I have also got busy with the Karman conversions that have been sitting around for about six months, a bit of undercoat for the cockpits and … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

A Few More RPGaDay Questions

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Question #28

WHAT FILM/SERIES IS THE BIGGEST SOURCE OF QUOTES IN YOUR GROUP?

I’d say it depends a bit on what group and what game we’re playing… Monty Python has always been a big one over the years (in particular the Holy Grail and maybe Life of Brian). I’d guess that was the single most-quoted source… perhaps ALIENS being the second…

Once a group has been together long enough and they have some good role-players, though, there tends to be a shift from movie quotes to in jokes and self-referential quotes. In my current alternating-fridays group we often joke about “excessive role-playing” because our GM Bruce told us one night that we’d be finishing up the campaign he’d been running for the previous year and a half. It took us three more months to finish it off. He later claimed it was due to our “excessive role-playing” and now we joke about that any time he says anything to do with how long something will take us or if someone really gets into the role-playing of a certain situation – someone will say “knock it off with all the ‘excessive role-playing'”.

In our current D&D campaign one of the Rogues traffics a product he calls “Sorcerers Squash” – a hallucinogenic that grows in the nearby jungles. He often misses sessions in the spring and fall due to farming (like the player actually farms and can’t make it to games) so we started saying his character was hitting the squash or the “product”. Now anytime someone misses a game – their character’s been “on the squash”… I’m sure when we wrap up the campaign it will continue to be the excuse for missing characters!

Question #29

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST-RUN KICKSTARTER YOU HAVE BACKED?

I can’t say I’ve ever backed a role-playing game through kickstarter. I’ve backed board games and miniatures and graphic novels. Of those I think the ones that were the best so far have been the Lead Adventure ones (Dwarven Gold Fever and Astropolis II), and Ramshackle Games Jet Bike Construction Kits – which I guess could be used with RPGs – the Astropolis miniatures are going to be perfect for Rogue Trader!

Question #30

WHAT IS AN RPG GENRE-MASH-UP YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO SEE?

I need to see LESS mash-ups. Sometimes I feel like everything “new” is just a mash-up of tired old settings – it’s like developers just say let’s take [this] and add [zombies and/or battlemechs and/or magic and/or aliens or alien technology] and that will be AWESOME!!!! (It’s not really awesome).

Question #31 (a day early, but whatever…)

WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE MOST FOR GAMING IN 2018?

Gaming…? just gaming… and getting back to more role-playing. It’s been too damned long since I’ve really run any role-playing games. I’d really like to do more role-playing with my kids – while they’re still actually interested in playing games with ME!? This week I actually have arranged to play a game of Only War with the kids and one of their friends tomorrow and I’m going to be trying out Tales from the Loop with some other friends on Friday evening (both of which I hope might turn into a campaign that I’ll continue to run through the fall and winter). I’d also like to try out Rogue Trader and have another game I’d like to run with some home-brew rules (largely based on Song of Blades and Heroes)!

I’d also like to get playing some actual MINIATURE GAMES over the next year! I feel like I’ve hardly played any over the last year and a half since the Quest for the Skull Sword campaign last February. Sure, I’ve got in a game or two of The Pikeman’s Lament… but it’s not like previously where I was playing as many miniature games in a month as I’ve played all year! And there are a LOT of games I’d like to play – I’d like to get back to playing Song of Blades and Heroes or Song of Shadows and Dust – or any of the other Ganesha Games, I’d like to try out the new edition of Warhammer 40K and Dracula’s America (which I just picked up!), and definitely get in some MORE game of The Pikeman’s Lament (and Dragon Rampant and Lion Rampant and try out Men Who Would Be Kings).

In Other News… 

Tomorrow I’ll hopefully get to posting my monthly Boardgame Round-up of all the games we played through the month of August. Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future I’ll get to posting some new minis I’ve painted. Production has slowed in the mini painting department as we’re finally getting moving on our kitchen/dining room renovation.
Yesterday I started wrecking the dining room. That wall is coming out (no, it’s not load-bearing!) and a peninsula of cabinetry is going in there – to open up the area a bit. Plumber and Electrician are coming today to start 
Immortal Tim – Destructor of Kitchens. 

A Few More RPGaDay Questions

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Question #28

WHAT FILM/SERIES IS THE BIGGEST SOURCE OF QUOTES IN YOUR GROUP?

I’d say it depends a bit on what group and what game we’re playing… Monty Python has always been a big one over the years (in particular the Holy Grail and maybe Life of Brian). I’d guess that was the single most-quoted source… perhaps ALIENS being the second…

Once a group has been together long enough and they have some good role-players, though, there tends to be a shift from movie quotes to in jokes and self-referential quotes. In my current alternating-fridays group we often joke about “excessive role-playing” because our GM Bruce told us one night that we’d be finishing up the campaign he’d been running for the previous year and a half. It took us three more months to finish it off. He later claimed it was due to our “excessive role-playing” and now we joke about that any time he says anything to do with how long something will take us or if someone really gets into the role-playing of a certain situation – someone will say “knock it off with all the ‘excessive role-playing'”.

In our current D&D campaign one of the Rogues traffics a product he calls “Sorcerers Squash” – a hallucinogenic that grows in the nearby jungles. He often misses sessions in the spring and fall due to farming (like the player actually farms and can’t make it to games) so we started saying his character was hitting the squash or the “product”. Now anytime someone misses a game – their character’s been “on the squash”… I’m sure when we wrap up the campaign it will continue to be the excuse for missing characters!

Question #29

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST-RUN KICKSTARTER YOU HAVE BACKED?

I can’t say I’ve ever backed a role-playing game through kickstarter. I’ve backed board games and miniatures and graphic novels. Of those I think the ones that were the best so far have been the Lead Adventure ones (Dwarven Gold Fever and Astropolis II), and Ramshackle Games Jet Bike Construction Kits – which I guess could be used with RPGs – the Astropolis miniatures are going to be perfect for Rogue Trader!

Question #30

WHAT IS AN RPG GENRE-MASH-UP YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO SEE?

I need to see LESS mash-ups. Sometimes I feel like everything “new” is just a mash-up of tired old settings – it’s like developers just say let’s take [this] and add [zombies and/or battlemechs and/or magic and/or aliens or alien technology] and that will be AWESOME!!!! (It’s not really awesome).

Question #31 (a day early, but whatever…)

WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE MOST FOR GAMING IN 2018?

Gaming…? just gaming… and getting back to more role-playing. It’s been too damned long since I’ve really run any role-playing games. I’d really like to do more role-playing with my kids – while they’re still actually interested in playing games with ME!? This week I actually have arranged to play a game of Only War with the kids and one of their friends tomorrow and I’m going to be trying out Tales from the Loop with some other friends on Friday evening (both of which I hope might turn into a campaign that I’ll continue to run through the fall and winter). I’d also like to try out Rogue Trader and have another game I’d like to run with some home-brew rules (largely based on Song of Blades and Heroes)!

I’d also like to get playing some actual MINIATURE GAMES over the next year! I feel like I’ve hardly played any over the last year and a half since the Quest for the Skull Sword campaign last February. Sure, I’ve got in a game or two of The Pikeman’s Lament… but it’s not like previously where I was playing as many miniature games in a month as I’ve played all year! And there are a LOT of games I’d like to play – I’d like to get back to playing Song of Blades and Heroes or Song of Shadows and Dust – or any of the other Ganesha Games, I’d like to try out the new edition of Warhammer 40K and Dracula’s America (which I just picked up!), and definitely get in some MORE game of The Pikeman’s Lament (and Dragon Rampant and Lion Rampant and try out Men Who Would Be Kings).

In Other News… 

Tomorrow I’ll hopefully get to posting my monthly Boardgame Round-up of all the games we played through the month of August. Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future I’ll get to posting some new minis I’ve painted. Production has slowed in the mini painting department as we’re finally getting moving on our kitchen/dining room renovation.
Yesterday I started wrecking the dining room. That wall is coming out (no, it’s not load-bearing!) and a peninsula of cabinetry is going in there – to open up the area a bit. Plumber and Electrician are coming today to start 
Immortal Tim – Destructor of Kitchens. 

Scibor’s Dwarves Warband // Krasnoludy od Scibora

Posted on August 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by


The whole band of my new Scibor’s dwarves in the single photo. I hope you like it.

Cała banda moich nowych krasnoludów na wspólnym zdjęciu. Mam nadzieje, że ta zgraja trafiła w wasze gusta modelarskie.

Scibor’s Dwarves Warband // Krasnoludy od Scibora

Posted on August 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by


The whole band of my new Scibor’s dwarves in the single photo. I hope you like it.

Cała banda moich nowych krasnoludów na wspólnym zdjęciu. Mam nadzieje, że ta zgraja trafiła w wasze gusta modelarskie.

RPGaDay 2017 #6

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Question #6

You can game every day for a week. Describe what you’d do!

Well… it depends…

This seems like a question that’s meant to inspire you to dream a little – like wow wouldn’t this be cool if we could game every day for a week?! But I’m in a position that I potentially COULD game every day for a week. Heck for the last few years we’ve played a game every day for the month of September!? Often when there are school breaks and the kids don’t have activities we DO play games all week long…

So… How do I answer this question? What would I do different? What am I going to do NEXT time we have a week off and want to do some gaming? It really would depend on who is going to be available for this week. Would I have one group of people that will be available EVERY DAY for that week? Are we talking gaming ALL DAY for every day of the week? How much preparation time do I have…?

I guess if I could get the right people together, and they could play all day, every day for a whole week I’d love to run an entire complete, marathon-session, RPG campaign from character creation to ultimate epic conclusion. Or possibly an extended miniature campaign – like the ones I’ve done over a weekend, but extend it to an entire week!

Which campaign? Well, that would really depend on what people could make it!
I guess if we were dreaming and assuming if there was anything I organized the right people would be available to play… well I always thought the idea of a D&D Birthright campaign sounded interesting. I wouldn’t use any of the actual D&D Birthright stuff, but just the idea that the players take on the roles of nobility with land and armies at their disposal… and have to defend their lands against neighbouring nobles that desire to take it by guile or force… or bring disparate, feuding nobles together to fight against a greater enemy…? It’d be fun to incorporate some miniature battles into it either Lion Rampant/Dragon Rampant or DBA/Hordes of the Things (depending on the scale of action). 
Another campaign I’d LOVE to run over an extended weekend (or a week) would be a HUGE Song of Shadows and Dust campaign -with, like, 12 players. Each would have their own faction and their own home turf – I would have a huge map of their city and the different neighbourhoods and districts. Each district would have a different benefit to the controlling player. There would be more neighbourhoods than players, so to start they could fight over new neighbourhoods and once they were all snapped up they would have to try and expand into other’s turf while simultaneously trying to defend their own. I’d also like to works some chariot racing into it using Faustus Furius.
Another idea I had was to have a campaign on two different levels (this wouldn’t be a one week sort of thing, but rather run over a number of months). On one level I would have a group of players locally that would be playing a medieval-ish fantasy campaign as a minor noble and their retinue that has just come into power, surrounded by potentially hostile neighbours. On the other level I could have other players – playing by email, perhaps, that represent the aforementioned hostile neighbours. So on one level it would run like some of the other play-by-email miniature campaigns I’ve ran in the past (like the one I ran… oh… eight years ago!?) except in the midst of this war there would be an actual role-playing group of adventurers trying to do… well… whatever it is they are trying to do. Oooh – maybe if they players actually decided to travel to the lands to negotiate with the leaders of the other factions I could organize Skype session with them! 

RPGaDay 2017 #6

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Question #6

You can game every day for a week. Describe what you’d do!

Well… it depends…

This seems like a question that’s meant to inspire you to dream a little – like wow wouldn’t this be cool if we could game every day for a week?! But I’m in a position that I potentially COULD game every day for a week. Heck for the last few years we’ve played a game every day for the month of September!? Often when there are school breaks and the kids don’t have activities we DO play games all week long…

So… How do I answer this question? What would I do different? What am I going to do NEXT time we have a week off and want to do some gaming? It really would depend on who is going to be available for this week. Would I have one group of people that will be available EVERY DAY for that week? Are we talking gaming ALL DAY for every day of the week? How much preparation time do I have…?

I guess if I could get the right people together, and they could play all day, every day for a whole week I’d love to run an entire complete, marathon-session, RPG campaign from character creation to ultimate epic conclusion. Or possibly an extended miniature campaign – like the ones I’ve done over a weekend, but extend it to an entire week!

Which campaign? Well, that would really depend on what people could make it!
I guess if we were dreaming and assuming if there was anything I organized the right people would be available to play… well I always thought the idea of a D&D Birthright campaign sounded interesting. I wouldn’t use any of the actual D&D Birthright stuff, but just the idea that the players take on the roles of nobility with land and armies at their disposal… and have to defend their lands against neighbouring nobles that desire to take it by guile or force… or bring disparate, feuding nobles together to fight against a greater enemy…? It’d be fun to incorporate some miniature battles into it either Lion Rampant/Dragon Rampant or DBA/Hordes of the Things (depending on the scale of action). 
Another campaign I’d LOVE to run over an extended weekend (or a week) would be a HUGE Song of Shadows and Dust campaign -with, like, 12 players. Each would have their own faction and their own home turf – I would have a huge map of their city and the different neighbourhoods and districts. Each district would have a different benefit to the controlling player. There would be more neighbourhoods than players, so to start they could fight over new neighbourhoods and once they were all snapped up they would have to try and expand into other’s turf while simultaneously trying to defend their own. I’d also like to works some chariot racing into it using Faustus Furius.
Another idea I had was to have a campaign on two different levels (this wouldn’t be a one week sort of thing, but rather run over a number of months). On one level I would have a group of players locally that would be playing a medieval-ish fantasy campaign as a minor noble and their retinue that has just come into power, surrounded by potentially hostile neighbours. On the other level I could have other players – playing by email, perhaps, that represent the aforementioned hostile neighbours. So on one level it would run like some of the other play-by-email miniature campaigns I’ve ran in the past (like the one I ran… oh… eight years ago!?) except in the midst of this war there would be an actual role-playing group of adventurers trying to do… well… whatever it is they are trying to do. Oooh – maybe if they players actually decided to travel to the lands to negotiate with the leaders of the other factions I could organize Skype session with them! 

Dwarf Chariot

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

My Tir-na-bor Dwarf army now has some mobile artillery!

I was not that keen on the red colour scheme, but the ink wash has darkened it down quite a bit.

The next one will be mostly bronze and gun metal.

Mud Huts

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

5 mud huts
I’m currently working on 5 mud huts. Inspired by the classic 40K scenario ‘Seize Ground’ where you have to roll for D3+2 objectives, I want to use them as objectives for Dragon Rampant. I think this will be fun.

mud hut

Progress on the mud huts has been a bit slow, partly because the house I live in doesn’t have a roof at moment. This causes several “real life” problems.

real life problems


I have to deal with metal objects falling onto our balcony every other day and my “Arbeitszimmer”, ähh … how do you call that in English? My study has already been flooded three times.

mud hut

Never mind. I hope to finish the mud huts soon.

Mud Huts

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

5 mud huts
I’m currently working on 5 mud huts. Inspired by the classic 40K scenario ‘Seize Ground’ where you have to roll for D3+2 objectives, I want to use them as objectives for Dragon Rampant. I think this will be fun.

mud hut

Progress on the mud huts has been a bit slow, partly because the house I live in doesn’t have a roof at moment. This causes several “real life” problems.

real life problems


I have to deal with metal objects falling onto our balcony every other day and my “Arbeitszimmer”, ähh … how do you call that in English? My study has already been flooded three times.

mud hut

Never mind. I hope to finish the mud huts soon.

Whats On The Table?

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Recently the weather has been to nice to paint models and the nine to five job has been rather hectic. Consequently, not much has been worked on. On one of the very nice hot days, I did sit in the garden with my Dystopian Legions Ke-Ho resin tank and clean up the mold lines. I … Continue reading Whats On The Table?

Davy Jone’s Locker – best in miniature wargaming

Posted on July 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Today I want to announce a new kind of series on the blog: Davy Jone’s Locker – best in miniature wargaming. I guess most of our readers are familiar with the meaning of Davy Jones. It is an idiom for the bottom of the sea.  More specific, it is a euphemism for drowning or shipwrecks. In the result, the drowned sailors are sent to Davy … Show me more

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