Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy’

December 6 club night

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

Last week I had to travel to Calgary for work and dropped in at the Sentry Box on a Sunday afternoon. Very crowded with gamers. Managed not to buy anything!We had 10 guys out for our second-last gaming night of the year. Bruce hosted Wiley, Terry, Chen…

Kingdom Death: Monster Kickstarter Preview

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

Nowadays we have a lot of zombie survival horror setting board games with a lot of typical characters and miniatures. All of them are good and worth the attention, but now we have a very special head-blowing project from kickstarter called Kingdom Death: Monster! Kingdom Death Monster is not only about a survival horror. It’s […]

The Mirror of Galadriel

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

A small vignette for my evergoing Middle Earth project, this little scene hails from The Fellowship of the Ring.Having just escaped the dark of Moria, and the fall of Gandalf, the Fellowship arrived in Lothlorien, home to the Lady Galadriel.While resti…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

Yesterday, we finally went to the theatre to watch the newest instalment in the Potterverse (it was a kid / school thing it took a while), and I must say I really adored the film.You see, this is all about the magical world without a bunch of kids hitt…


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

Yes, Dwarves… AND an Elf…

While rebasing the highland dwarves (mentioned in the previous post) I realized painting just three more would finish off another unit for Dragon Rampant… so… I kind of painted a few Dwarves over the weekend. (This may become a regular feature of the blog – painting something “fun” in between painting stuff for the Vimy project as in nears the end and starts to feel like a bit of a “chore”…)

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Three newly painted Highland Dwarves and a Horn Blower for a Mountain Dwarf Unit. The Highalnd dwarves are from Old Glory… and I think the hornblower might be from Essex Miniatures?

These are the three units I have complete so far for the Highland Dwarf Warband I am building for Dragon Rampant.

The Highland Dwarves will likely all be classified as Bellicose Foot. I’m kind of torn about the rest of the force. I had thought of making one unit an “elite” unit of them and add “Terrifically Shiny Armour” to give them a bit more staying power on the battle field… but that would make one unit 6 points and the rest would be 4 points and that doesn’t add up to a nice neat 24 points. I mostly wanted to do that because one of the units is made up of West Wind Productions Highland Dwarves – which are considerably bulkier and meaner looking than these (which are from Old Glory)… I may just do six units of Bellicose Foot… but I am FOUR FIGURES SHORT of being able to complete such a force… dammit…

This is the unit the Horn blower was painted for – the Dwarven Jarl and bodyguards for the “Mountain Dwarf” Dragon Rampantwarband… Originally I was going to leave it with the five others (saying the Jarl himself is worth 2 strength points) but when I line up the units in the storage box and all the others are 6 or 12… the unit of five just looked out of place (does that seem a bit OCD…? I’m probably a bit OCD…).

I also finished up this Elf Champion – the figure is an old Celtos figure, which are currently available through  Brigade Models – I actually just ordered a few more Elf archers to finish up a second unit of them for another Dragon Rampantwarband.

The warband will be made up entirely of Celtos “Sdihe” figures. It will include two units of archer (Light Missile, Sharpshooters @6), two units of spear (light foot, @3), and this fellow as a single figure (or perhaps reduced figure – I might have a standard bearer and musician that could join him…?) unit of Elite Foot (@6 points). I also have a goofy looking magician for the force that I could potentially use (not sure how I’d rearrange the force to field him, though…).

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Well with that all out of my system, hopefully I get on to finishing up the 4th and 5th Canadian Brigades for the Vimy Project!! 

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun – J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted on November 30th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

First published in 1945, this book has been made available again to the public after 61 years, and of course I ran to my local bookstore (Standaard Boekhandel here in Mortsel, as it’s ran by a fellow BeLUG member) to reserve my copy.So when it arrived …

Thank the Dice Gods for New Opponents

Posted on November 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

Outside local gaming conventions, finding fellow wargamers has been pretty tricky since I entered the hobby 10 years ago. I managed to convert some of my friends, roped my family into gaming, and contacted a few other local gamers, but locating opponen…

Chronicles Pre-Kickstarter Preview

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

How many games do you know where there is a possibility to play with miniatures on the terrain created by you? That sounds a little bit weird, but it’s real! Now we would like to present you an interesting project called “Chronicles” by “Happy Gorilla Game Studios”! “Chronicles” provides an opportunity to start a battle […]

9th Age – Empire Civil War

Posted on November 24th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Another week gone by and another weekly club game at the …. club. This week we have been mainly playing 9th Age, the fan written reiteration of 8th Ed. WHFB. Myself and Andy L had had this game organised to play sometime ago, but before our game, th…

Chaos Wars – Second Assault

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Following our recent initial trial run of the Chaos Wars rule set available through Ral Partha in Chaos Wars – Trial Run a month or so ago, myself and Andy W had got together to give the rules another outing.With a bit more confidence in tour know…

Mass Battles for RPGs

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

As you know, I’m DMing an RPG group at the moment. Recently, our intrepid band of adventurers ended up helping to defend a village against a small army. They organised a militia, collected allies and prepared for battle. And now I had to think of a way to play out this battle in the course … Continue reading Mass Battles for RPGs

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Posted on November 8th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The film is coming next week, but the book has been around a few years now.Part of the Hogwarts Library boxed set, this was the third and final book I read.PlotNewt Scamander travels the world to enlist all the mythical beasts (88 species) that only ex…

Defence of the Westfold

Posted on November 8th, 2016 under , . Posted by

This week I have been lending a hand (ie moving some figures about and throwing really bad dice) to Kev who was having a dry run for his club demo game that he is intending to put on at Targe later this week up in Kirriemuir.The game is a recreation of…

Mordheim Season 3 – The Lair of the Beast

Posted on November 6th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

With the next round of the third Mordheim Season up, the usual suspects gathered chasing the Witch Hunters, who had proven victorious in the last round, in search of powerful Holy Relic which was in the hands of one of the Necromancers Captains, Rufus,…


Posted on November 6th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

While it took 12 years between “idea” and “in the cinema”, past summer the Warcraft movie was finally upon us.Now, as a once fanatic player of WoW, I was curious about the movie for sure.PlotBased around the first game of the franchise, the movie detai…

Skillzcon 2016

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

Today a small delegation from BeLUG, consisting of Inge, Wilfried, Tom G. and myself attended Skillzcon to spread the love for LEGO.Located nearby Leuven, this is a more localised event, which was rather nifty.  That way, you get to meet the (most…

HARP Loot available now!

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

Can’t lay your hands on the loot you need? No Problem — just make it.   Continue your journey on the new road to High Adventure with the newly released HARP Loot for High Adventure Role Playing (HARP) Fantasy   … Continue reading

Quidditch Through The Ages – J. K. Rowling

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

The second book from the Hogwarts Library boxed set, and another one for charity purposes.This 100 page book details the rise of the popular sport of QuidditchPlotThe book takes at first a look at various wizard sports, and from where the Quidditch gam…

November 1 Club Night

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

We had 12 guys out at the club last night. Bruce hosted Chen and I in a game of Aurelian. I played the Romans. I fiddled around a lot with the bases and neglected to recognize the importance of the hill on my left…Bruce put his barbarian heavies in t…

Anvil Industries Painting Competition

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

Here is Anvil Industries monstrous Werewolf has had a lick of paint to bring it to life. It’s available at the special price of £8.50 until the end of October. To celebrate the guys at Anvil Industries havedecided to have a Werewolf painting competition, with some great prizes for all abilities! To enter, simply buy the Werewolf … Continue reading Anvil Industries Painting Competition

The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J. K. Rowling

Posted on October 31st, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The girlfriend bought the Hogwarts Library bookset, which contains 3 small books, so I’ve set out to read them.The first one is The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a small 100 page book, which was featured in the movies as containing the Tale of Three Brothe…

Warcradle Studios acquires Wild West Exodus

Posted on October 31st, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warcradle Studios is proud to announce it has acquired all rights and materials relating to Wild West Exodus – the thrilling dark industrial western fantasy game from Outlaw Miniatures LLC. Wild West Exodus was created by Romeo Filip and the team at Outlaw Miniatures LLC. They have done a superb job in shaping a detailed … Continue reading Warcradle Studios acquires Wild West Exodus

Terrain Corner – River Sections

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

You’ll always get those moments with bits of terrain when you look at them and think that’s not that special, but I guess it’ll do.  I used to be very much like that and it’s been more about getting stuff on the table and playing games than the elements behind the scene like terrain.  But … Continue reading Terrain Corner – River Sections

Arcworlde Battle report, David Vs Mark

Posted on October 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

David and I (Mark) have been champing at the bit to get in a game or two of Arcworlde since we got the figures painted up for TTGUK Paints.  The figures have tonnes of character and the game seemed like fun, at least Jez thought so here.  He’s normally right so we finally decided to … Continue reading Arcworlde Battle report, David Vs Mark

Wizards and Unicorns Kickstarter Preview

Posted on October 24th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

What would you think if I tell you that unicorns exist? Probably, you will think that I’m insane… but you are going to see something that will completely change your mind! Yes, this is “Wizards and Unicorns” project from kickstarter! The action takes place in the Magicanopia, where there are a lot of magic creatures […]

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