G'day Peeps!Yep, it's that time again! As the days lengthen and the weather warms up my mind always turns to the upcoming Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. This will be my seventh go around and my enthusiasm and excitement is every bit as much as ever it has been.This year I have decided to focus on a few projects in their entirety e.g. start, work through and finish and entire faction or army for a game system within the Challenge window. I've done this before and it was an extremely satisfying experience I must say.On the card this year is a double-purpose Crusades army - a 12 point Milites Christi warband for SAGA Crescent & Cross and at the same time a decent sized start on a Later Crusader force for To the Strongest!All the cutting, swearing and gluing is finished now. Apart from some nice command and character figs currently on their way from 1st Corps this is everything...The vast bulk of it are the wonderful Fireforge Games Templar and Sergeants boxes. Lovely sculpts with loads of options and t
Having recently done some 28mm Norman/Spanish/Crusader spearmen, and seeing that their colour scheme seemed to work, I decided to retro-fit some 15mm mostly 2 Dragons infantry with the same heraldry.These guys may well get used in an army soon, as some of the castles around Spain the CLWC team saw on our way back from Estella were pretty inspiring in terms of making me want to field a Spanish El Cid era army.More of these photos in the upcoming Estella Reports!
Our Norman saga continues. Forces of Rolund has been beaten. His ally Rolf get killed and he had to withdraw to his lands. The situation was very bad. Henri together with bishop Luidolf moved their forces against Rolund. However Rolund decided to prevent this and send for help to his brother in law Rudolf the Insane and to Rolf's brother Reinar. Both respond positively for this call. Rudolf arrived to the Rolund's land soon after Rolf's death and took command over the whole forces as the much more experienced. However there was no news from Reiner, yet. Rudolf moved whole his army on the border of Rolund's lands to cross the way incoming army of Henri. For the game we used the Hail Caesar rules.Kontynuacja naszej normańskiej sagi. Siły Rolunda zostały pobite. Jego sprzymierzeniec Rolf został zabity, musiał więc wycofać swoje siły na swoje ziemie. Sytuacja była bardzo zła. Henri razem z biskupem Luidolfem ruszył przeciw Rolundowi. Jednakże Rolund postanowił temu przeciwdziałać i posłał po pomoc do swojego szwa
Slow progress for this 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge with the scatter terrain piece below being the first completed item.This will be used for SAGA Crusades and generic skirmish games.The chaos of the painting table with a good few figures on the brink of completion; hopefully some will be finished soon as there are eleven days left in this challenge.Day: 19Figures completed: 1Cheers for now.
"Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini Tuo da gloriam!" (Ps. 115,1 )Hello everyone. Today at the DwarfCrypt, post dedicated to the Templars. It is probably one of the most recognizable knight order of the day crusade and not only (well, i Poland more popular only the Teutonic Knights, because a years of bloody wars with them).Courtesy of Stronghold-Terrain for today's entry I used a limited metal crusader model (Raimund of Toulouse), which the manufacturer joins the order with the manual for the SAGA: Age of Crusades (German edition).From the source I know that the mini will be available in normal sales from next week.I think that I fit in perfectly with the army of the Crusaders, Brothers in Arms, as a priest and commander.I recommend!https://stronghold-terrain.de/en/https://www.facebook.com/Stronghold.de/And now...The Templar knights, the Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon (Fratres Militiae Templi, Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Salomonis) were a medieval knight's
I have been remiss. Joe Procopio, host of the Second Saturday Scrum Club, has started a small company for the production of (I presume mostly) fantasy pulp miniatures, inspired by the pulp fantasy he clearly enjoys reading (and playing). The company is ABOVE THE FRAY MINIATURES, and they have just produced their first line of pulp fantasy figures, here. Here is the first set, followed by Joe’s blurb: The Barbarian, The Hyrcanian, The Thief, The Wizard, The Harbinger of Doom, High Priest of Set, Grimhammer, and The Cannibal. Bygone Days of High Adventure Icons of Pulp Fantasy Kickstarter, Above the Fray Miniatures Above the Fray Miniatures produces small-batch casts of pulp-era inspired sword & sorcery miniatures as homages to the types of heroes and villains found in the works of writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, R.E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and others. We’re commissioning the types of miniatures we want to see on our own gaming tables and are lau
Or: the toilet that got ideas above its station and tried to be a bidet Standard disclaimer. I’m not a member of the HMGS BoD. If I say anything in this post about HMGS plans or policies, it’s just me saying it, and not officially from anyone but me. So another early November dawning, and a cold and kind of rainy drive Northward to Lancaster for FALL IN! The new pickup truck packed up pretty snug, as I was running a game for the first time in a long time. The drive was pretty long for a change. I like to head to Lancaster using the 495-270-15-30 route rather than drive on the Interstate. It’s a more bucolic drive. This time, there was a pileup at a major intersection along the way, so they closed Route 30 for a few miles. I got WAIS to help me figure this one out but I did lose time– it was nearly dark when the standard proclamation rang out on the Wright’s Ferry Bridge. Pulling into the parking lot, immediately I was getting a weird vibe from the Host.. for one thing, the
Painting 28mm miniatures is my passion and along with the building of terrain, video gaming, roleplaying and board gaming this is what takes up my free time. I have spent the last six months of so not painting. The move and the need to get some money coming in has kind of superseded the urge to paint. As much as anything else it has been finding a place to paint. Despite being a house, the place where I am living at the moment is smaller than pretty much anywhere I have lived in the last twenty years. So I have no place for workbench. Right now I am regretting getting rid of my old cupboard. I know I complained about it a lot at the time but right now I am longing for it. I started the year with the desire to continue The New Cruelty. Perhaps it is time to get back to both.So I have had to come up with an alternative solution. The only place I have to work is my kitchen table. Obviously this is not a great place to paint and it's a fairly high traffic area so I can't leave anything setup indefinitely. Despite
When I looked at the size of my Roman army, I have noticed that there is not enough generals. So far I had one senior and two junior, but the size required two more junior. I decided to use the Warlord sets and mix them, so I got extra one mounted and one foot commander. Now my Roman army is fully fitted for the incoming battles.Kiedy popatrzyłem na rozmiar mojej rzymskiej armii, zauważyłem brak dostatecznej liczby generałów. Do tej pory miałem jednego głównego i dwóch niższej rangi, ale rozmiar sił wymagał dodania jeszcze dwóch niższej rangi. Zdecydowałem się na użycie zestawów od Warlorda, pomieszanie ich i w ten sposób zyskałem dodatkowych dwóch generałów, jednego konno i jednego pieszo. Teraz moja rzymska armia jest naprawdę gotowa na nadchodzące bitwy.
While I painted up an old hag last month to serve this role on the Dux battlefield last week, these models are the actual Wicca High Priestess(esses) for my force.And now that this little vignette is finally done, the hag can return to the role she was bought for (the model that is), namely that of the Crone my force has.These models are from the Foundry range, pack AG018 - Germanic Women, and I thought it fun for the placement on the table to actually combine them on a larger base to represent their "status" on the field, namely as the highest ranking (un)holy powers in my force.Painted like most of my dark age forces, in a simple colourscheme and making use of the Army Painter Strong Tone, they are now ready to spur my warriors onwards in the bid to win the campaign.I just feel sorry for the poor horsey...
A bit of an "in between" paint project the past week, as the mostly drybrushing job was ideal for the evenings when totally KO'd from work.A selection of 8 sections, from the french brand Gauthier Miniatures, these resin walls are rather suited for about everything.Burrows and Badgers, Dux Britanniarum, Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game... simple stone walls can be used on any battlefield.These are probably the last pieces of scenery I`ll be painting for this year as well, as it really is time to start building up the Middle Earth forces now. A lot of them have to be painted still, and I now have enough dribs and drabs to fill a small table for a game.Including as such, a heap of wall sections...
I wanted to add a few more variants to my Pulp 80s terrorists and went with the Crimson pattern.More to come,Doc
Before I move to the last week game, we have something to celebrate today. Exactly 100 years ago we had first military action of Polish Air Forces. Some time ago I wrote something about that and today is very good day to bring that post back. More details at the link below.Zanim przejdę do opisu gry z zeszłego tygodnia, mamy powód do świętowania. Dokładnie 100 lat temu, miała miejsce pierwsza akcja bojowa polskich sił powietrznych. Jakiś czas temu pisałem o tym i to jest dobra okazja, by sobie ten wpis przypomnieć. Więcej szczegółów w linku poniżej.https://asienieboje.blogspot.com/2013/11/pierwsza-szachownica-first-checkerboard.htmlAfter that introduction, time for the last game. This time our new Mike (there is a lot of Michaels in our club...) invited us to a game with ECW Pikeman's Lament. Po tym wstępie czas na ostatnią grę. tym razem nowy Mike (w naszym klubie jest już naprawdę dużo Michaelów) zaprosił nas do gry z użyciem zasad Pikeman's Lament w czasach angielskiej wojny domowej.SCENARIO/SCEN
Hello everyone!It's weekend. So there is a new entry on DwarfCrypt! I am very pleased to introduce youDear visitors, another two dwarves from the "Beardfolk" series received from David from Northumbrian Tin SoldierThis time is a Shaman and beard warrior miniatures.Today I would like to tell a little about the history of Gnomes in European folklore.Gnomes, creatures similar to Dwarves and Kobolds. And I could end it, because ... gnomes have never been in legends and myths :) In the XV century, a physician, charlatan and alchemist known under the pseudonym Paracelsus invented the gnomes as a manifestation of the Earth Elemental. There is nothing about hooded dwarves, miners and treasures hidden deep underground. These Elementals turned into stone after contact with the sun's rays.Known for fantasy, today's gnomes, is the invention of nineteenth-century writers. At that time, the American Nathaniel Hawthrone in the collection Twice-Told Tales from 1837 determined that Gnomes are cr
I picked up some great value Saga Norman/Crusader figures at a Bring and Buy a while ago, and have been working out ways of using them also for L'Art de la Guerre.For the Knights the answer has been to buy a few more mounted figures, based them up on 60x60's to create some extra bases, each with a single figure and two metal-shod strips either side of them. The Saga-based knights can then magnetize onto theses bases, meaning that I get a 3-knight base for the "cost" of just one extra figure.I'm not planning on using a full Norman army in ADLG (just yet...) but these guys will be a nice Christian Spanish allied contingent for the 28mm Arabs I'm planning on painting sometime next year.That allied contingent will probably need a couple of bases of Crusader / Spanish spearmen units, so I did pick up 2 packs of Crusader Miniatures Normans who painted up very easily and quickly.The men are all undercoated in black then quickly painted in a simple uniform colour, which barely shows as there is chainmail covering mos