Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Rampant’

The Battle for Hexagon 21 / Dragon Rampant Battle Report

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last year in May, while Borussia Dortmund played against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Krüger and I were standing at a table in my small flat in Kreuzberg and fought for hexagon 21 on our campaign map. We used the ruleset Dragon …

Arkhan the Black

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello The first model presented this year is Arkhan the Black from Gamesworkshop’s Skeleton Horde set. I do not particularly like this sculpture and its theme but so far, I have not had the opportunity to face such a large model and this fact encourage…

[ENG/PL] The Hammer of Sauron / Młot Saurona (Rotten Factory Demon Warrior Nr.4)

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello everyone!It is true that the vast majority of my entries are about characters and units known from the history of the military world, but from time to time I like to return to painting fantasy figures.So it is this time, and thanks to Rotten Fact…

[ENG/PL] LOTR: Dáin II Ironfoot / Dáin II Żelazna Stopa (Games Workshop)

Posted on December 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

“Bilbo Baggins: Who is that? He doesn’t look too happy.Gandalf: It is Dain, Lord of the Ironhills. Thorin’s cousin.Bilbo Baggins: Are they alike?Gandalf: I always found Thorin the more reasonable of the two”.I warmly welcome!I admit to you, my dears, t…

[ENG/PL] Girls from the Lake-town / Dziewczyny z Esgaroth #1 (Unreleased Miniatures)

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






Hello everyone!

I came back last time (I can not remember which one!) to read the J.R.R. Tolkien stories, and more broadly to the Silmarillion. I love this atmosphere of struggle between good and evil, from which later writers and game creators drew their full handfuls.
        The Silmarillion focuses in the vast majority on the history of the First World Age and elf fight with Dark Lord Morgoth and his servants (eg Sauron), but also on plotting and mistrust between the firstborn long-witted children of the Eru.

At DwarfCrypt, from time to time, you can treat yourself with bites in the form of entries related to Tolkien’s:

  • dwarves
  • elves,
  • orcs,
  • people.


And this is the last thing I will devote to today’s entry. Thanks to courtesy of Adam from Unreleased Miniatures , I received a lot of figures, above mentioned races, which I will gradually be introducing to you, Dear, closer, reviewed and painted.

        In the Unreleased Miniatures offer you will find wonderful figures evoking all that we call the classic fantasy figures.

As a great fan of the aforementioned Tolkien, I could not pass by those models of elves, dwarves and people reviewed today, vividly reminiscent of the inhabitants of the Lake Town, known for the trilogy of the film The Hobbit.

       In the category of Free People described today (according to Unreleased Miniatures), we can assemble up to three completely different sets of Women on Arms, with hand weapons, arcs and spears.
Not wanting to bore you, my dear ones, I chose two archers for today’s entry and a lady with a cleaver and a shield. The next girls will appear in the next scenes.


Main features of sets – Woman-at-arms with bows and Woman-at-arms with axes:

  • All parts made of metal (bodies, hands with weapons, shields),
  • Scale 28 mm,
  • Requires cleaning of trapping and dividing lines,
  • No bases,
  • PRICE ==>THERE<==

A general, subjective impression is more than good. Models refer to the sculpture and idea for the classics and I will be happy to include them in the collection of models from the LOTR and Hobbit categories.
And the inhabitants of what region of Middle-earth will be my ladies?
I invite you to the story below.

Esgaroth, or Lake-town, is a fictitious community of Men upon the Long Lake which appears in the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. Constructed entirely of wood and standing upon wooden pillars sunk into the lake-bed, the town is south of the Lonely Mountain and east of Mirkwood. The town’s prosperity is apparently built upon trade between the Men (descendants of the Edain and thus distant cousins of the Dúnedain of Gondor), Elves and Dwarves of northern Middle-earth.

       Esgaroth and Lake-town may have been separate settlements established on the same site, one predating Smaug’s destruction of Dale and Erebor and the other built afterwards. There is mention in The Hobbit of “old pilings of a greater town” that could be seen at low tide.

       Esgaroth appears to be a city-state, always independent of Dale, and a republic with no king (the only real republic shown in Middle-earth). The people had always elected from among the old and wise the Master of Lake-town and did “not [endure] the rule of mere fighting men”.

       In the year 2941 of the Third Age the town was attacked by the dragon Smaug, but Bard the Bowman, who had indirectly learned of a weakness in Smaug’s armour that had first been noticed by Bilbo Baggins, slew the dragon. The town was wrecked by the dragon, but afterwards it was rebuilt in a different location using some of the treasure that Smaug had stolen, though the town’s Master ran off with some of the gold. Part of the town’s population followed Bard to resettle the Kingdom of Dale.

       As a trading people, the Men of Esgaroth knew the Common Speech, Westron. Amongst themselves they spoke an ancient form of it, which was loosely related to but distinct from the also-ancient language of the Rohirrim. Tolkien “translated” Westron into English in his text, so to represent the ancient relative of it that the Rohirrim spoke, he substituted Old English. Thus, Tolkien substituted Old Norse for the language of the Men of Esgaroth (in person and place names, etc.) because it is an ancient relative of Old English (of which Modern English is largely derived).

       Master of Lake-town is the title given to the elected leader of Esgaroth. The Master of the town when Bilbo and Thorin’s Company arrived in The Hobbit was portrayed as capable, but more than a little greedy and cowardly. His name was never given, although he earned the unpopular title “money bags” later. He was one of the few people in the town who did not eagerly welcome Bilbo and the Dwarves, fearing reprisal from the Wood Elf King. When Lake-town was destroyed by Smaug, the Master was largely held accountable, especially since he was one of the first to flee. Bard the Bowman, who had slain the dragon, was the hero of the people but he refused to seize control, insisting on working with the Master who did all he could to shift the blame onto the Dwarves.

       Master of Lake-town, played by Stephen Fry in Peter Jackson’s The Desolation of Smaug
The Master did not fight in the Battle of Five Armies. Instead, he stayed behind to direct the rebuilding of the town. Afterwards Bard gave much gold to the Master for the people of the town, but the Master fell under “dragon sickness” and kept the gold for himself, fleeing Long Lake only to die of starvation in the wastes. It was afterward stated by Balin that a new Master had been elected who was wiser.



Witam wszystkich serdecznie!


Powróciłem ostatnio (nie pomnę który raz!) do czytania twórczości mistrza
J.R.R. Tolkiena, a szerzej do Silmarillionu. Uwielbiam ten klimat walki dobra ze złem, z którego późniejsi pisarze czy twórcy gier czerpali pełnymi garściami. 
       Silmarillion koncentruję się w zdecydowanej większości na historii Pierwszej Ery Świata i walki elfów z Panem Ciemności Morgothem i jego sługami (np. Sauronem), ale również na intrygach, knuciach i nieufności pomiędzy pierworodnymi długouchymi dziećmi Stwórcy.

Na DwarfCrypt, co jakiś czas, możecie raczyć się kąskami w postaci wpisów związanych z Tolkienowskimi:
  • krasnoludami,
  • elfami,
  • orkami,
  • ludźmi.

I właśnie tym ostatnim poświęcę dzisiejszy wpis. Dzięki uprzejmości Adama z Unreleased Miniatures otrzymałem pokaźną ilość figurek, wyżej wymienionych ras, które będę stopniowo Wam, Szanownym, przybliżał, recenzował i malował.
       W ofercie Unreleased Miniatures znajdziecie wspaniałe figurki przywołujące na myśl wszystko to, co nazywamy klasyką figurek fantasty.
Jako wielki fan wspomnianego Tolkiena, nie mogłem przejść obojętnie obok tych modeli elfów, krasnoludów czy recenzowanych dziś ludzi, żywo przypominających mieszkańców
Miasto Na Jeziorze, znanego z trylogii filmowego Hobbita.  

       W opisywanej dziś kategorii Wolnych Ludzi (wg. Unreleased Miniatures), możemy skompletować aż trzy zupełnie różne zestawy Kobiet przy Broni, z bronią ręczna, łukami oraz włóczniami.
Nie chcąc Was moi drodzy zanudzić, do dzisiejszego wpisu wybrałem dwie łuczniczki i panią z tasakiem i tarczą. Kolejne dziewczęta pojawią się w następnych odsłonach.


Główne cechy zestawów Woman-at-arms with bows oraz Woman-at-arms with axes :

  • Wszystkie części wykonane z metalu (ciała, ręce z bronią, tarcze),
  • Skala 28 mm,
  • Wymaga oczyszczenia z nadlewek i linii podziału
  • Podstawki we własnym zakresie.
  • CENA  ==>TU<==
Ogólne, subiektywne wrażenie jest więcej niż dobre. Modele nawiązują rzeźbą i pomysłem do klasyki, co mnie akurat bardzo cieszy i z wielką przyjemnością dołączę je do kolekcji modeli z kategorii LOTR i Hobbit. 
A mieszkankami jakiego regionu Śródziemia będą moje panie?
Zapraszam do historii poniżej.


Esgaroth pochodzi z języka Sindarin i oznacza Jezioro szuwarowe. Była to być może inna nazwa Długiego Jeziora, która została przeniesiona na miasto.


       Esgaroth położone jest pośrodku Długiego Jeziora, na północ od ujścia Leśnej Rzeki. Wybudowane zostało na palach pośrodku jeziora i w całości wykonane z drewna. Z lądem łączył je jedynie drewniany pomost, w związku z tym zwane było Miastem Na Jeziorze. Po zniszczeniu Dale stało się miejscem ucieczki ocalałych Rhovanionczyków.

Początek.
Tak naprawdę nie wiadomo, kiedy powstało, być może miało to miejsce za czasów świetności krasnoludzkiego Królestwa pod Górą (lata 2590 – 2770 Trzeciej Ery) i dzięki jego sąsiedztwu także Esgaroth rozkwitało.
       Po zajęciu Ereboru przez smoka Smauga (2770 rok) i zniszczeniu przez niego większości okolicy, Miasto Na Jeziorze było jedynym większym skupiskiem ludzi na tym obszarze. Wielu uciekinierów z Dale osiedliło się w Esgaroth.

       Na czele miasta stał rządca, wybierany przez mieszkańców. W późniejszych latach Esgaroth nadal odgrywało ważną rolę handlową, utrzymując ożywione stosunki z elfami z Mrocznej Puszczy, swoimi najbliższymi sąsiadami oraz, być może, z dalej położonymi Żelaznymi Wzgórzami i Dorwinionem. Mieszkańcy trudnili się w większości rybołówstwem (z wiadomych przyczyn).

Wyprawa Thorina i zniszczenie miasta.
Najważniejszym momentem w historii miasta było przybycie drużyny Thorina Dębowej Tarczy i hobbita Bilba Bagginsa podczas ich wyprawy po skarby Ereboru  (22 września 2941 roku). Ludzie przyjęli krasnoludów entuzjastycznie, z powodu legendy, która mówiła, że Król spod Góry kiedyś powróci, a wraz z nim wielkie bogactwa. Poza ugoszczeniem przybyszy, wyposażyli ich na dalszą drogę i przewieźli przez jezioro.

       Ściągnęło to na nich zgubę, bowiem potężny smok Smaug domyślił się, iż mieszkańcy Esgaroth udzielili pomocy krasnoludom i zaatakował miasto. 
Choć udało mu się swoim ogniem podpalić Esgaroth, to poniósł śmierć, zabity przez łucznika Barda, potomka króla Giriona (1 listopada 2941 roku). Śmiertelnie raniony smok spadł do wody, grzebiąc pod swoim cielskiem Miasto na Jeziorze.
Duża część ludności zdołała uciec łodziami na brzeg, a dzięki pomocy elfów z Mrocznej Puszczy udało im się przeżyć ten czas.

Odbudowa miasta.
Po Bitwie Pięciu Armii Esgaroth zostało odbudowane, dużo większe i okazalsze, lecz położone już bardziej na północ i na stałym lądzie. W następnych latach rozkwitało będąc nadal ważnym punktem handlowym. Miasto zapewne przetrwało Wojnę o Pierścień i istniało nadal w Czwartej Erze.


Comparison with the wood elf and dwarf (Khazad) from Games Workshop
Porównanie z leśnym elfem oraz krasnoludem (Khazadem) od Games Workshop

[ENG/PL] Girls from the Lake-town / Dziewczyny z Esgaroth #1 (Unreleased Miniatures)

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

Hello everyone!I came back last time (I can not remember which one!) to read the J.R.R. Tolkien stories, and more broadly to the Silmarillion. I love this atmosphere of struggle between good and evil, from which later writers and game creators drew the…

Return to the Hills of Despair: A Dragon Rampant AAR

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

After a couple of weeks off, I just needed a fun, simple game we could jump back into. We returned to our fantasy semi-campaign using Dragon Rampant.The Forces of Chaos and Darkness needed to open the portal to the Outer Dark located in the Hills of De…

Return to the Hills of Despair: A Dragon Rampant AAR

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

After a couple of weeks off, I just needed a fun, simple game we could jump back into. We returned to our fantasy semi-campaign using Dragon Rampant.The Forces of Chaos and Darkness needed to open the portal to the Outer Dark located in the Hills of De…

No Help At All

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

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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

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 …

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.

Mud Huts

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

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.Progress on the mud huts has been a bit s…

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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Shadow Empire – Guardians Unit

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

Close on the heels of  my test guardian come the rest of the unit. From Macrocosm, these are awful fun things to paint. I’ll be using these as a unit of scouts for Dragon Rampant. I have a healthy five units for the Shadow Empire now, with another…

Shadow Empire – Guardian

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Here we have the test model for a unit of guardians for the Shadow Empire. He’s from Macrocosm’s range of Ball Monsters, which have a huge selection of gribbly balls. Big, small, even deflated, (and at the time of writing are on sale). There …

Shadow Empire – Lo Pan

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s been a while, almost 2 months in fact, but I have returned, and I bring with me the darkest magic.The main man himself, Lo Pan, is now complete. I needed something groovy to drag my out of my hobby mire, and you don’t get groovier than this guy. H…

Dragon Rampant Battle Report #1 / Raport Bitewny #1

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

This entry was written by my colleague, who wanted to share  his positive experiences he had with the Dragon Rampant rules published by Osprey Publishing. He declared that he is eager to publish something here regularly so I welcome him aboard pia…

Shadow Empire – Lo Pan’s Yaoguai

Posted on January 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The first miniatures of 2017 are finished. Three Yaoguai (demons) join the retinue of Lo Pan. The colour scheme is much brighter than I’ve been used to painting lately. I wanted them to look quite vibrant and for the saturation to make them seem s…

Ancient Greeks vs Orcs / Dragon Rampant Battle Report

Posted on January 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

On Friday I played Dragon Rampant with Krüger. It was our third game using Daniel Mersey’s popular ruleset and we enjoyed it a lot. It has elements of other games I like. Movement feels as free as in 40K, troop types remind me of HotT and the battles l…

Perry Miniatures’ English Army 1415-1429 as Teutonic Knights / Drakenborg #9 – Krzyżacy

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

As in the title: just simple Englishmen from English Army 1415-1429 box which were painted in Teutonic Order scheme.  The banner was made as described in this tuto: http://pinatwar.blogspot.com/2016/01/how-to-make-flags-for-miniatures.htmlRycerz z…

Skaven for Dragon Rampant

Posted on December 21st, 2016 under . Posted by

Another dive into the boxes of old Warhammer models hanging around the house and I’ve put together a force of Skaven in Dragon Rampant.  Most of these were painted by…

Descent – Ynfernael Hulk

Posted on December 14th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ynfernael Hulk from Shadow of Nerekhall which is an expansion for Descent 2nd Edition the boardgame. The sculpt is not great but I somehow like that beast. Fast project for myself. Can be also use in Song of Blade and Heroes and Dragon RampantYnernael …

Perry Miniatures Light Cavalry 1450-1500 #2 // Lekka jazda z Drakenborgu #2

Posted on December 11th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The whole unit is finished and ready to be deployed on the battlefield.Jednostka lekkiej jazdy już w komplecie.You can see previous posts with miniatures from this set here and here. Poprzednie wpisy z serii ‘lekka kawaleria’ tutaj i tutaj.

The Shadow Empire – The Yeren

Posted on November 29th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I initially had some trouble locating the main characters I wanted to use for the Shadow Empire. LoPan and the yeren were particularly bothersome. That was until I was made aware of ‘The Demons’ set from North Star Military Figures (thanks Colin!)…