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BOYL 2019 - Strontium Dog: The Shicklgruber Grab

Hi All,Another game from BOYL. This one was put on by Michael (Aiteal) and he really put a lot of love into his table. A fun and wacky scenario. Enjoy.I didn't really do much in this game against Bulldog Lopez, Erasmus Papafakis, and Asslessman. I made the mistake of taking a pot shot at Asslessman before he killed me and ended up winning the game. Unfortunately I also didn't get a picture of Bulldog's figure, which he sculpted himself. It was really cool.Anyway, I'm slowly painting up some stuff for a local game of RT, dreaming of Cyberpunk adventures and Warcry for next year. We'll see where this goes.Thanks for looking.

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[EN/PL] Thorin's Company / Drużyna Thorina: Gloin, Bofur & Oin (Scibor Miniatures)

Warmly welcome!Long, ah long I haven't painted anything from Scibor's Monstrous Miniatures. Therefore, it's time to make up for it and today I invite you to the first post about Tolkien's Thorin's Company.        In this series, I will present the team of dwarves, and paint which is painted on, followers of the Lonely Mountain. In the first entry Gloin, Bofur and Oin. I painted the last two a few years ago and now I just changed the names on the bases to match the design.      What is new is the dwarf model that will serve me as Gloin. Just painted, while maintaining the characteristic features to fit the rest.I hope you like my idea of alternative dwarves from "Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien.GloinQuest for EreborIn TA 2799, Glóin was known to have fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the last battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. In TA 2941, Glóin and his brother Óin, along with his cousins Dwalin and Balin, were among the Dwarves accompanying Thorin and Company during

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Worst Case Scenario #19: SCW Rearguard during 'la Retirada' ('The Retreat') - Northern Spain, February 1939

This past spring we spent a few wonderful weeks vacationing in the south of France in the Roussillon area.  This region is ruggedly beautiful and steeped in history extending back to the ancient period. Roman ruins, medieval castles, an excellent privately run Napoleonic museum, you name it - it's all there to take in and enjoy. In addition to all this, I managed to find the gravesite and pay my respects to one of my favourite authors, Patrick O'Brian (creator of the superb Aubrey-Maturin series of novels). He rests with his wife Mary outside the beautiful seaside village of Collioure, where they lived in their later life.One of the other border towns we stayed in was Cerbere, which is situated along the Mediterranean right alongside the Spanish frontier. Interestingly enough, Cerbere was one of the major crossing points for Spanish refugees who fled from Franco's final offensive in early 1939. A bit of background. The Spanish call this period 'la Retirada', the Retreat. At

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The Aeldari

Now then,I collected an Eldar army way back in the early 90s when I was but a youth. Since restarting my 40k addiction last year I have tarted them up somewhat. There were lots of broken models, all chucked in a box, and left for years. Ive always liked the models so it seemed a shame.The mainstay of the army are of course the guardian squads. Mine are made up of very old metal miniatures from the late 80's and early 90's.Supported by war walkers and a wraith lord.Leading them in battle are the farseer and warlock conclave.Of course no Eldar or Aeldari as they are called these days, would be complete without Aspect Warriors. The most common type are of course the Dire Avengers, led by their Exarch.Next up we have the Fire Dragons. Led by their Exarch with his fire pike.Now we come to one of my favourite units, the Warp Spiders. Swooping Hawks, useful troops, but fragile.Striking Scorpions. My largest Aspect squad, useful as bodyguards for my characters or to be left lurking in the shadows, waiting t

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Back to the Brushes 234

Another progress update on the 30 Days, 30 Miniatures painting challenge currently ongoing. This time only two figures completed.Firstly, a Moor from Gripping Beast that is needed to complete a stand of heavy infantry. This figure was originally started earlier this year and has just languished behind everything else.Next, is a plastic skeleton from Citadel or Games Workshop or whatever they are now branded.Originally started in last year's AHPCIX, it wasn't finished before the end of the challenge. Might have been supersition as it would have been the 13th of its lot, might not have. So its finished now and regardless of when it was finished it will always be the 13th of its lot.Day 19 - 9 figures completedBetter get a move on as time is marching on.Cheers for now

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[EN/PL] Dead Marshes Spectre / Widmo z Martwych Bagien

Hello everyone!Today, a short break from the historical atmosphere for my favorite Lord of the Rings series. I decided to paint one of the models that I have already taken for over a decade.        Many metal patterns of models that came out during the premiere of the movies and shortly after them have undoubted charm and great painting potential. I come back to them very, very kindly.The Spectre is a creature haunting the Dead Marshes through where Frodo, Sam and Gollum passed in the Two Towers, on their journey to the heart of Mordor. They are not ghosts or zombies, and as Gollum used to say, something like specters: "You can't touch them, feel them. Maybe it's just shapes, without a body?"But let's give voice to master Tolkien and the three heroes traveling through the Dead Marshes...In the dark half-light, as far as the eye could see in south and east, wetlands and swamps stretched out before them. Fog stretched over the stinking backwaters, a suffocating odor hung in the air. In the d

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Last of the D&D figures

Okay, I finished off five 28mm Wizkids figures as part of a commission. These will be the last for awhile, I think.There were  bunch with various magical effects that I dealt with mainly through washes.Above we have blonde Jesus with his Windex web. Below is evil elf magician with Tang fire.Some kind of sword dude with blue spider lightening?Jesus with icicles.Angry blonde guy with bent mace and handful of blue goo.Lovely figures, fun to paint and happy to be done.Up next: Bruce and I finished off our LaSalle game, I've got some 20mm indian allies on the paint table, and I hope to run a game of Rebels and Patriots this week at the club.

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Bolt Action US Infantry 2019 American GIs

This kit has been around for a while, but I think it makes sense to team it up with the Campaign supplement for Operation Overlord. Warlord Games gave the US Infantry, one of the oldest kits for Bolt Action along with the Brits, an overhaul. And that box is todays topic, the new US Infantry, […]

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Valentine MK II Infantry Tank.

Now then,I have recently finished off my Valentine tank for the western desert.Add captionI have continued with the Caunter scheme as I really like how it looks.For markings I have taken a bit of artistic license once again, but after spending a few hours online and looking through my books, it seems almost haphazard how tanks were marked up in the desert.So I went with what looked cool.This is a resin model from blitzkrieg miniatures,  but purchased from the Perry miniatures website.A solid chunk of resin, and minimal clean up meant that this tank was completed in a single evening.Highly recommended!Cheers for now,Stig.

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Lobelia Sackville - Baggins

Bilbo's "favorite" relative, Lobelia was a not so much and rather rude Hobbit... but she showed remarkable courage when dragged to the Lockdowns.And I always liked the character, and loved the model.  So when I received her on friday afternoonm I immediatly began painting her.She was varnished 5 hours later, and based and flocked the next morning... so when I fill in the bingo, I can scratch off that 48 hours square as well...In game, she is a cheap 15 points addition to include in a Shire force, and while only a Minor hero, she comes with some great rules... especially if you can force her in the enemy at the moment he is about to brake.Just don`t keep her TO close to your own force either... they don`t like her ;-)

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Prussia and Lithuania. Teutonic Order #3 / Krucjaty Północne. Prusy i Litwa. Krzyżacy #3 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Good morning!On August 15, we celebrate in Poland the festival of the Rapture of the Saint Virgin Mary (Assumptio Beatissimae Mariae Virginis in caelum), so another two knights of The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (commonly known as the Teutonic Knights) from V&V Miniatures  from "Crusaders"box today.       Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you don't know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries:I. Northern Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1II. Northern Crusades. Konrad, the Devil and the Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #2 Northern / Baltic crusades.Konrad Mazowiecki's campaigns.Konrad I Mazowiecki, the Polish prince of Mazovia, tried without success to conquer pagan Prussians du

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Back to the Brushes 233

Further progress for the 30 Days 30 Miniatures with a Moor and five Norman/Christian Spanish Crossbowmen completed.The next five crossbowmen are already underway below.The colour of the tunics is more muted than that of the finished crossbowmen which will give the finished units a slight variance in colour.Next will be more Numidians and Spanish skirmishers for the Caesarian and Carthaginian forces that have been getting worked on.Day 11 - 8 finished figuresCheers for now 

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