Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy’

Miniaturemen: The Magnificently Painted Seven Ride Out!

Posted on February 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

 Miniaturemen: The boys have now got their mounts and are now available in our webstore along with the Goblin Undertakers, The Brothers Gwimm, heads, weapons packs, casualties and a wagon pulled by a bison and driven by a very drunk Orc! Check out…

New Toys

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I placed an order with Black Tree Design at the very end of last year (there was a huge sale – like, 50% off stuff… I was weak…). It finally arrived today (via UPS, unfortunately…).

Yeah…

Most of this was earmarked for Frostgrave, Lion Rampant/Dragon Rampant, or A Song of Blades and Heroes

For Lion Rampant (or Dragon Rampant… if I feel like fighting fantasy foes…) I ended up with:

2 units of Foot European Men-At-Arms (6 each)

1 unit of European Crossbow (12)

1 unit of European Archers (12) (+4 more to flesh out existing units of bidowers)

1 unit of European Spearmen (Foot Yeoman – 12)

1 unit of European Billmen/Halbardiers (Expert Foot Seargeants or Yeoman – 12)

1 unit of European Serfs (12) (+4 more to finish another unit I already have

1 bombard and crew… not really for Lion Rampant… I’m not sure why I bought it…?

1 unit of Muslim Archers (12)

2 unit of Muslim Spearmen (12 each – actually one unit I ordered only has 8 as I have four random muslim command types I can add to the unit to make 12)

1 unit of Muslim Mounted Sergeants – on Camels! (6) actually these are from the fantasy Saracen range and are a little fantastical looking… I hope I can make them look at tad more historical and make use of them (they were 50% off – the actuall historical cavalry was not…)

For Frostgrave (or any other fantasy skirmish or RPG, really… but I had Frostgrave in mind when I ordered them… almost all of them are actually from the Hundred Years War line – as in the Lion Rampant units above – I thought the padded armour looked like it might double as cold weather clothing!):

4x Crossbow

4x Infantrymen (Billmen)

4x Men-at-Arms

4x Archers

2x Templars

2x Knights

1 LICHLORD!

I picked up Reaper Miniatures Legends of the Sands Boxed Set on Boxing Day at the Dragon’s Den (though the one I picked up was older stock and didn’t have the fancy carrying case…) and thought I might use them for Frostgrave warbands (or perhaps “Dustgrave”…?) so I picked up a few more of the Medieval Muslims and fantasy Saracens for those warbands:

8x Men-at-Arms/thugs

4x Crossbowmen

3x Archers/Rangers

Other stuff included:

9 Halflings for either SoBH or Dragon Rampant (filling out units of archers or mixed Yeoman – or light foot or whatever they’re called in Dragon Rampant – or scouts/bidowers)

1 Mounted Sorceress (could be for any Fantasy skirmish/RPG – but I thought I might add her to one of the Lion Rampant retinues to add a fantasy element when using it in Dragon Rampant).

2 goblin + 1 Orc Shaman (Dragon Rampant… or SoBH…?)

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Probably a Frostgrave Game report as we’re planning to continue our new campaign either Saturday or Sunday evening. 

Deep-Cut Studio: New Fantasy Frostgrave Gaming Mat

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Deep-Cut Studio: New gaming mat release! We call it Frost-grave and it is another design and title that speaks for itself. It is naturally inspired by the game with the same name and was created with intention to provide a perfect background for wizard and their henchmen battles. The mat is available in 3 different materials – mousepad, pvc or cloth and comes in 3 different sizes. But any customization of the mat is possible at our website. Check it while it’s… Cold!
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Alternative Armies: Fighting Fungi by Ganesha Games Released at Alternative Armies

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Alternative Armies: Alternative Armies 28mm: Under our agreement with Ganesha Games we are delighted to announce the first wave of the ‘Fighting Fungi’ range is now on our website! Produced and Shipped from here in Scotland we have 10% off all the codes too! Plus as fantasy miniatures they qualify for the free Stricken Adventurer in an order placed with us. If you like Spores, Fungus Men and more have a look. Click through for all the images and codes. Great miniatures. Thanks. GBS
Back in September we announced our arrangement with Ganesha Games to fulfil backers orders on their ‘Song of Blades Hammer and Forge’ Kickstarter. You can read about that on our blog. As well as this project we are now geared up for direct and trade sales of the Fighting Fungi range of 28mm scale white metal miniatures. The first wave of releases from the range are now online on Ganesha Games new page on the Alternative Armies website. The miniatures are manufactured right here in Scotland and shipped worldwide so no worries about stock or availability.

It is our intention to release the Fighting Fungi range in three waves with the first now out which contains Fungi, Enoki, Spores, Nymphs and Oaken for a total of sixteen different miniatures. All the miniatures are online as singles and there is a value pack too containing one of each in this wave. We offer 15% off the value pack and until we release the next wave all the singles are 10% off too! More information and miniature codes here.

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CP Models: New Fantasy Snail Swarms Released

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CP Models: Large snails added to our creature swarms.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Ramshackle Games: Circle of Chaos: Oldhammer Miniatures Kickstarter

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Ramshackle Games: Behold! Oldhammer 28mm miniature minions of chaos, cast in high quality metal and ready to cause some serious mayhem on the tabletop. Check the full Kickstarter here.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrai…

NeverRealm Industry: New Fantasy Ice Creatures Released

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NeverRealm Industry: It’s been quiet for far too long, but today we can finally show more painted miniatures! The first ice creatures are ready to enter the battlefield! Fire miniatures will soon follow!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Warg…

Pwork Wargames: New Fantasy Gaming Mat: Badlands

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

Pwork Wargames: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat: Badlands Classic Pwork’s gaming mat! We present the great game mat design: Badlands
The Game Mat Badlands is a PVC or Cloth made rollable terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in size 4×6’ (122x183cm), 4×4’ (122x122cm), 3×3’ (92x92cm), 3×6′ (92x183cm), representing thescenery of a bare plain of reddish earth, with the ground cracked by the fury of the elements. The Wargame Mat Badlands offers the possibility of setting battles between armies of miniatures among large open spaces, dusty pahts and rocks eroded by wind. The mat is a perfect fantasy setting for deploying vast armies, and also ideal for historical game settings or science-fiction fights! Are you ready to battle?

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Aster Wargame: New Warmaster Westland Released

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Aster Wargame released this new 28mm Warmaster Westland.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Shieldwolf Miniatures: New Fantasy Goblin Warrior Bust

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Shieldwolf Miniatures has released this Goblin Warrior Bust.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Northstar Miniatures: Frostgrave Thaw of the Lich Lord Discounted

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Northstar Miniatures discounted Frostgrave, Thaw of The Lich lord.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Russian Alternative: Fantasy Miniature Range Discounted

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Russian Alternative has launched a discount on their Fantasy range!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Zombiesmith: Winter Sale Announced – 15% Discount Code

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Zombiesmith: Get 15% Off Everything at ZombieSmith! Use code winter on check-out!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Galavant season 2

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

The sublime fantasy musical was back this year, for another 10 episode run detailing the adventures of Galavant!We left of last year with all the main characters scattered across the realms, and that is just where we are picking up again, as Galavant a…

Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game review

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game was published in 2015 by Fantasy Flight Games. The game was designed by Justin Kemppainen, Brady Sadler and Adam Sadler. Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game belongs to the Warhammer Fantasy Card Games family – a family of games based on the Warhammer Universes created by Games Workshop Ltd. […]

Read it on http://www.boardgameking.com/

Via Ludibunda: Real 3D Fantasy Scenery to Print for RPG and Wargames Kickstarter

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

Just received news that the team over at Via Ludibunda has launched a Kickstarter to fund the digital designs to 3D print an entire fantasy village without breaking the bank.A look at the Kickstarter reveals several pledges containing digital files to …

Megalith Games: New Godslayer Halodyne Amazon Hunters, Mortan Moloch and Xisteri Bombers

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Megalith Games: This box of all-metal minis makes up a full unit of 5 Amazon Hunters. Each of the five models has a unique rider and unique mount, so you can easily field 10 of these in a Halodyne warband without repetition. New Release for Mortan…

Dwarf pikemen

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To mix things up some, I pulled out some of the Battlelore dwarves to paint. These were from the Scottish Wars expansion, I think, and are pike men.Nice enough sculpts, although the demands of casting a robust plastic figure seems to mean the dwarf pik…

Manorhouse Workshop: New Modular Ruined Abbey Base Previewed

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Manorhouse Workshop: We are increasing our commitment to the completion of the 3D Bases project, and this will continue for the next weeks up to its completion.Here is the 5th base, completed and painted. You can see how we left a lot of room for gamin…

GCT Studios: Bushido Naigubu – Tengu Descension Previewed

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GCT Studios: Naigubu – Tengu Descension – A venerable and revered shisai, old as the mountains themselves. Though sight has left him he sees all, knows all; for the birds are his eyes, ears and wings now. He knows the name of wind, of fire, of ear…

Oathsworn Miniatures: Female Fantasy Heroines Kickstarter – Dragonborn Heroine Previewed

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Oathsworn Miniatures: Did some radical arm surgery on a half-orc, and finished the dragonborn. A relaxing Sunday! Check the ongoing Kickstarter here.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Victrix: New 20mm and 25mm Plastic Round Bases Released

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The Dice Bag Lady: Upcoming Fantasy Adventurers Previewed

Posted on February 1st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

The Dice Bag Lady: Some low res snaps of fantasy adventurers that Phil Hynes has been working on for me.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Wargames Terrain Workshop: New Bearded Lizard Men Players, Alien Spire and Hub

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Wargames Terrain Workshop: Febuary’s releases are now available and include Bearded Lizard-Men fantasy football players, the large alien spire and alien hub to work in conjunction with the spire’s we released last month.This wargame news feed is kindly…

Back to the Frozen City…

Posted on February 1st, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I did not actually get to playing En Garde! over the weekend, but last night I did finally get to kick off a new Frostgravecampaign just with the family. I thought it would be fun to run a campaign just with the family – and it would give me an opportunity to get back up to speed with the rules and playtest a few scenarios before the 12th Annual Wargaming Birthday Bash/Winter Wargaing weekend coming up in lightly less than four weeks! Originally I’d planned to run a A Song of Blades and Heroes campaign, but decided to switch to Frostgrave because… well… it would just be easier… Mostly because I’ve been working on a new campaign system for Song of Blades and Heroes, but I knew I wouldn’t have an opportunity to fully playtest it at all before the wargaming weekend and I hate trying out totally new things at a campaign weekend where there will be a little bit of competition and, even among the friendly gamers I’ll be playing with, holes in the system would likely be found (alarmingly quickly) and exploited… Frostgrave is at least is a known quantity – I know what to expect from it… and it’s fun… I’m sure it will be a great weekend!
SCENARIO

As we got started a bit later than I expected, we simply played a standard scenario without any special rules or even any wandering monsters (which is, I think, a first!?). Next week we’ll spice it up with something new!

I think all of us, except perhaps The Boy, tried out a new type of spellcaster that we’ve never played before.

FORCES

Amanda played an Elementalist named Winona and her apprentice Raisin(…? Yeah, I have no idea…). Exploring the ruins with them was a Tracker named Tammy, two Treasure Hunters named Helen and Ellen, and three Thugs names Sandra, Melissa, and Carrie. (The figures are all from my own collection – Amanda likes to play, but can’t be bothered to get her own figures…)

The Girl played a band of giant anthropomorphic mice lead by a Chronomancer names Rumpy Silkskins and his apprentice Glinda Mistletoe. With them were three Archers names Redfeather Tickle, Milly Greenbottom, and Tilly Yellowpatch, a Crossbowmouse named Lara Dustfur, Two thieves named The Blue Squeaker and Lumpy Cheesecakes, and Infantrymouse names Admiral Browntail and a Warhound names Flash. The figures are all the frem The Girl’s own collection and, with the the exception of one of them, were all painted by her.  (I think this is the first time ANYONE had played a Chronomancer in any of our games so far)

The Boy rolled out with another Lizard Witch warband lead by Bloopblupblop and his apprentice Sithana. He commanded a Knight namd Sthanos, two Infantrylizards names Sotha and Hiskanal, two Javalineers names Hroot and Grook, a thug names Gurth and Theif named Inkath.

I tired out the Soothsayer (using my recently painted Green Wizards). Alvareda and her apprentice Jonquil led a band of rough sorts; Lars (the Archer) and his brother Darragh and his other brother Darragh (both Men-at-Arms), four Thieves named Will, Jenny, Alfonso, and Cerebus (an Aardvark!?), and a big mean dog named Spike.

Despite the decision to allow the new Captains presented in Sellsword, no on opted to try one out…?

THE GAME

Before the game got going my soothsayers successfully cast Reveal Secret (allowing me to place an extra piece of treasure just in front of my deployment zone. The Boy’s Witch also successfully summoned an Animal Companion – a giant Ice Toad who was quickly named “Ribbet”

It’s been a while since I’ve played so I didn’t have the smartest set-up. Jonquil went off with the three brothers leaving Alvareda with the thieves… so all the hitters with one spellcaster, all the carriers with the other… doh…

Jonquil and the three borhters set up next to a treasure – looked like easy-pickins…

Alvareda and the Theives with three more treasures that looked easy enough to grab – we would be in and out without any contact with the other delvers of the ruined city!

Then Amanda’s Elementalist set up with eyes on that same treasure…

On the flank I had The Girl’s Giant Mice Chronoimancer warband. WE always seem to end up having a non-verbal “you-take-these-I’ll-take-those-and-we’ll-leave-each-other-alone” type pact in all our games of Frostgrave…?

The Boy and his Lizard Witches were across from me and I would have no contact with them at all.

On the first turn the Elementalist went first and whisked away that closest treasure to an eagerly waiting thug who then picked it up and ran!

The Theives with Alvareda quickly snatched the treasures in front of them and readied for a quick get-away – eyeing the giant mice with suspicion! Alvareda successfully cast Mind Control on Tammy – the Elementalists’ Tracker – but Tammy successfully resisted

The Mice and Lizards mixed it up a bit – in the course of the game Mouse Archers took down two Lizard Javelineers.

Lars put an arrow in the thug with our treasure the Darraghs rushed out to grab it, but the Elementalist hit them with a fireball knocking Darragh our and wounding Other Darragh! Other Darragh soldiered on and, with the help of Spike, took on one of the elementalists Treasure Hunters.

And then I forgot to keep taking pictures…

Alvareda and Jonquil made a few more attempts at casting Mind Control on various members of the Elementalists – which mostly ended with them bleeding out their nose and ears (failing horribly!). Then Alvareda was hit by a scattershot from Winona the Elementalist and the two soothsayers spent a few turns trying to heal themselves… Eventually they got better and manged a few successful Combat Awareness spells too late in the game to have any affect (other than gaining them some experience).

In the end, the severly wounded Darragh managed to take down the Treasure Hunter and Alvareda successfully cast Mind Control on Tammy the Tracker – who was coming to get him. As Tammy and Winona were the only members of the Elementalist’s warband still on the table, the Elementalist decided to beat a hasty retreat of the table rather than fight her own hireling…

I really missed not having wandering monsters or special rules… it adds a lot to the game. Otherwise there is temptation to just grab a couple of the closest treasures and scarper…

The Girl’s mice soffered no casualties at all and hauled away three treasures. Among those treasure she collected 295 gold, an Orb of Power, and three Potions (Elixer of Speed, Potion of Invisibility, and Potion of Invulnerability). Her wizard gained 210 experience (150 from treasures, 60 from successful spells cast) and gained two levels.

Amanda’s Elementalist’s warband suffered four casualties. Her Apprentice was badly wounded and will miss the next game (or require some expensive healing!), Helen and Sandra were patched up well enough that they’d be able to soldier on next game, but Helen was a little more seriously injured and will give the next game a miss… Among the two treasures they hauled off the collected 120 gold, a Staff of Power (1) and a Grimoire of Invisibility. Winona earned 160 experience points (100 for treasures, 60 for spells cast). I think Amanda is planning to abandon this warband and try something else next game.

The Boy also suffered four casualties The two Javelineers and the Toad were all wounded lightly enough that they’d be able to soldier on next game, but Sotha the Infantrylizard will be out of action a bit longer. The Lizards collected three treasures which included 220 gold, a Grimoire of Wizard’s Eye, and three Potions (Explosive Cocktail, Potion of Strength, Elixer of Speed). His wizard earned 290 experience points (150 for treasures, 60 for spells cast, and 80 for taking out Raisin the Elementalist’s apprentice).

The Darraghs and Spike the dog recovered from their injuries quick enough that they’ll be ready for the next expedition into the frozen city. Among the FIVE treasures the Soothsayer’s warband collected they found 280 gold, Potions of Healing and Invidibility, TWO Scrolls of Raise Zombie, a Magic Dagger (+1), a Ring of Teleportation, and Grimoire of Fog. Alvareda earned 320 experience (250 for treasure and 70 for spells cast). She decided to improve her fighting and practice up on Mind Control and Combat Awareness. 

I am tempted to have her send one of the Thieves packing and hire a Captain… 

I like the Soothsayer – though most of my spells were 12+ to cast… I took Mind Control, Combat Awareness, and Reveal Secret for my Soothsayer spells, though I’m kind of wishing I’d taken Forget Spell… I think my first grimoire purchase will that. I also took Bind Demon and Control Construct just to be THAT Wizard that messes with EVERYONE’s heads… but with the current group of wizards it’s looking like those won’t be so useful. I should have taken Control Undead as well. Control Animal, being a Witch spell (which is opposed to Soothsaying) would be a tough one… I rounded things out with Heal, Invisibility and Fleet Feet. 

I think we’ll play a few scenarios out of the main book and then I’d like to try playing trough either the Hunt for the Golem or Thaw of the Lich Lord campaign (or perhaps BOTH!).

In other exciting – but Frostgrave related – news, just as I sat down to type up this game report this morning I had one email that informed me that my order from Black Tree Design has finally shipped (with figures all destined for Frostgrave and Dragon Rampantwarbands and Lion Rampant retinues) had FINALLY shipped AND a note from Joseph McCullough himself informing me I’d been selected as one of our winners for the Frostgrave Wizard Sheet giveaway! How cool is that!?

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

I’ve started cleaning up the basement this weekend and had a big clear off of the workbench. It was getting mighty cluttered. I tend to just keep adding things to it fast than I can actually paint – keeping things “in the wings” to remind myself that I SHOULD paint them up in the not-too-distant future. What remained were a few remaining swashbucklers and lots of Medieval/Fanatasy stuff… and a few other odds and ends… hopefully I’ll get to finishing a few more things up this week before our next adventure into the Frozen City! 

I’d still like to get in a game of En Garde! at some point this week – even if it’s just a small game just to try it out.

I also need to get working on some MORE TERRAIN!