Hello everyone!At the beginning, the word of explanation. I consider the Hobbit novel, the pen of Master Tolkien, to be one of the most important and the greatest fantasy works. I am a fan of every word, each character and event, which stands in opposition to the movie, which I like very much on average. I did not like the idea of the director to add to the original masterpiece a few threads and characters just like Tauriel, an elf who is in vain to find on the Hobbit's pages. Tauriel appears in the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movies and for Tolkien's fans was quite controversial, although the beauty of actress Evangeline Lilly rewarded at least part of this experiment. Peter Jackson, his wife and friend Fran Walsh, invented Tauriel to expand the world of elves from the Mirkwood Forest and introduce a female character to a male-dominated cast. I decided, because a characte
The first post in a long time with anything from a favourite period of mine - the Fall of the Roman Empire.This is the start of a Romano Brit warband for SAGA that may well double up as Late Romans as well.To start here is the foot version of the Warlord with and without horn blower.The figures are both from Gripping Beast and although getting on a bit in age are still great figures with the perfect character for this period.The base is from Warbases and a milliput collar was added to hold the Warlord himself. When basing have tried to deceive the eye by blending the flock and tufts to make this appear as one base rather than a sabot.Cheers for now.
The Joes find themselves dug in at St. Petersburg, Russia with the Oktober Guard waiting for a Cobra Attack."I'd hate to see his Mother! Like the love child of a Bear and an Ogre!""Sarge! No snakes spotted yet!""Okay soldier! Stay awake, the snakes have to be close!""So yeah, I'm not just a bone crushing machine, I'm also fluent in Greek"More to come,Doc
Meanwhile, in the Motorpool of The Pit, a Fred disguised as a green shirt makes his way in..."HEY! What are you doing to my VAMP?!!""Slow and easy back away""This is Clutch, I've caught a saboteur in the Motorpool!""Not today Cobra!''More to come,Doc
This evening will be starting another 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge.The theme this time is anything goes; foot, cavalry, vehicles and other creepers and crawlers.The rules of the challenge are simple:To paint 30 figures of all shapes and sizes in 30 daysThe figures can be partly painted as the main point is to complete figures that have been forgottenBasing is not necessary to count as completedAny scale is goodToo have funThe end date is set by your start date - 19th October will be the end date hereTo post updates as often as possibleLastly to show a round up post with a group picture of everything.Below is a picture of the painting table as it currently standsand anything currently on the table is fair game for this challengeTake up your brushes, pick a theme and finish off some long stalled project. Cheers for now.
Today some new figures for few of my collections.Dzisiaj kilka nowych figurek dla kilku z moich kolekcji.1. Normans. Normanowie.First is the big reinforcements for my Normans. Figures are from Conquest Games, Perry Miniatures and Warlord Games.Na początek duże posiłki dla moich Normanów. Figurki pochodzą od Conquest Games, Perry Miniatures i Warlord Games.My whole Norman and Viking army. I'm still planning some reinforcements for them ;)Moja cała armia normańsko wikińska. Wciąż planuję pewne wzmocnienia dla niej ;)2. Poland, 15th century. Polska, XV wiek.Next is my new period, I started to paint. It is Polish army from the 15th century. This time they are Perry Miniatures archers with special Salute 2015 figure as their leader or hero.Następny jest mój nowy okres, który zacząłem malować. Jest to polska armia z XV wieku. tym razem są to łucznicy od Perry Miniatures ze specialną figurką z Salute 2015, która posłuży albo ich dowódca albo jako bohater.3. Polish markers for Chain of Command. Po
Last Thursday we moved to the fictitious country of Bazistan for ultra modern wargaming with Skirmish Sangin rules.W ostatni czwartek przenieśliśmy się do fikcyjnego państwa Bazistanu na ultra nowoczesną grę z zasadami Skirmish Sangin.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael ChargeUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael ChargeSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Charge1. Forces. Siły.ADEN DEFENCE FORCES/SIŁY OBRONY ADENU(Bartek)Fire team 1 (AR, UGL, LMG, GPMG) in Humvee (M2 HMG)Fire team 2 (AR, UGL, LMG, GPMG) in Humvee (AGL + MMG)US SPECIAL FORCES/SIŁY SPECJALNE USA(Mike)4 x Green Berets + USAF JTAC (LMG, DMR, UGL) in Humvee (M2 HMG)Support available:81mm mortar covering fire2 x F16DUSTOFFINSURGENTS/POWSTAŃCY(Campbell, Alisdair)SPG-9The Fox (marksman)2 x IED2 x 8 fighters (with RPG-MMG)2. The game. Gra.We moved our Humvees along the road. Our task was to move across the table. 2 ADF cars were moving in front of the column and the American was covering the back of it. Sadly for u
As already mentioned with the review of the Afrika Korps box, the Western Desert supplement is supported by two new infantry kits, and here is the second one, the British 8th Army Commonwealth infantry kit. As these were prepared at the same time, we had the chance to see the 3-Ups at this year's Salute […]
The Chainrasp Horde is the heart of the Nighthaunt army, or at least, it should be. These are some really great figures and the units look fantastic. In game terms these guys are great. Keep some key heroes close and go to it.One controversy around these figures has to do with price an availability. Since the Nighthaunt army is an entirely new army initially this key unit was only available in the Soul Wars box set. This is not really an issue has GW always has a separate model set ready to go after a new edition release. Everyone knew that it was only a matter of time before you could buy these outside of the starter set. There was also an expectation, based on previous GW practice, that the individual set of Chainrasps would be different from the Soul Wars models. The expectation on the street was that this new kit would be 10 models and cost about $25-$30. It was a huge shock when GW merely repackaged the exact same models from the Sould Wars set and pr
Hello everyone!Today I invite you to the entry devoted to halflings, which quite often host in the pages of DwarfCrypt.I received models from WestFalia and are made of resin and consist of one part. Halfmen militia received round stands, as did the previous one in the company - Captain Strong.I encourage you to like the company and check the latest in the ongoing kickstarter:https://www.facebook.com/WestfaliaMiniatures/And now...The Battle of Green Fields was a clash /in 2747 on the Third Age at the Green Fields, between the Orcs commanded by Golfimbula, who during the Lean Years led his band southward and reached the North Shire Quarters. Hobbits were commanded by Bandobras Tuk. Hobbit was known for its exceptionally large height, as it measured 4.5 feet. Thanks to this he could ride a horse, which was unheard of for the Hobbits - those who preferred ponies.Many of his descendants lived in North Quarter. They initiated the Tuk family from the North.F
These are my Spirit Hosts. These are a battleline unit for the Nighthaunts. I have used these in my first two games and I really like them. I can see why these are a popular option. The models, however, are a major pain in the ass to build. I thought after building them that I would never add any more to the army but after using them I am sure I will need more.
Hi All,Although the progress has been minimal, there has been some.I may have some finger grease on the lens. I think I also need to try auto focus, my eyes don't work well enough for manual focus.I got the uniforms and flesh base color done on almost all of them. I missed an ear or two (not all of them have ears showing) and their fingers and toes can be tricky to find when they're primed black.No added work on the Umber Hulks.You may also see some Uscarl squats on the bench. I needed to make room in my washtub for the Umber Hulks, so they are not necessarily next.Our plan is to write up 500 point forces for the sequel to the Wizard Battle, but we'll see what points value makes sense once we run the numbers. Of course we could just throw stuff down on the table, but I want my son to get the full experience of Oldhammer. Back then I made way more lists than I ever played games. I think it also gets you looking through the books more to find the special rules and points values for things.Happy painting.
On Friday the Rejects gathered for a rare evening game featuring our special guest Christopher (aka Axebreaker) of Bunker Hill. Chris has been in the shed-o-war before but sadly I missed that game so it was good to meet him this time around. After his previous visit he had already joined the hallowed ranks of the 'Honorary Rejects' but the fact he came back for second helpings means we must be doing something right. Postie put on an excellent French Indian Wars skirmish, and equally excellent supper as most of us had to come straight from work in order to fit this rather large game into an evenings play.SetupFort Christopher overlooks a colonial village and farmland, constantly under threat of attack by the French and their Indian allies. They expect a raid could be imminent but have no idea where it may come from so at the start of the game, in addition to the garrison, there are several patrols of Light infantry and Rangers widely dispersed across the whole area. Meanwhile the French are using the enc
Welcome!Today I come back to the theme of the Vikings, breaking the next figure. Some time ago I presented you the true story of Halfdan the Black, and today I invite you to the saga about Björn Ragnarsson.Although I like the character of the viking created by the actor Alexander Ludwig in the Vikings series, I have to say with a heartache that about 90% of it is a figment of writers.The fate of the real Björn (if we can believe sagas and stories) looked completely different...Today's sponsorship is Stronghold-Terrain, which has many excellent original figures, including Björn Ragnarsson, described today.The model is made of white metal and is modeled on the 4-5 season from the Vikings series. The miniature consists of three parts: bodies, hands with ax and shield.And I think it's sweeping!Visit Stronghold-Terrain and FB And now...Björn Ironside was a legendary king of Sweden who lived sometime in the 9th century. Viking is said to have been the first ruler of the Munsö dynasty.A powe
Hi All,My boy wanted to play some Warhammer and I had an idea I've wanted to try out for awhile and needed to remind myself how 3rd Edition Magic worked. So we decided to take two wizards each. The idea was a wizard and his apprentice. So one 15th Level (to get some 2nd level spells) and one 5th level.We rolled for magic points and spells as per the tables in Warhammer Armies.Here's the report. ( I went with a rotoscope filter as the pictures weren't all that great.)As you can see we also had to make due with the figures we had to hand. A chaos warrior subbed for the Undead Champion. Primed Zombies the place of Skeletons and a Giant Rat in the place of the Demonic Steed. I know I made the Ghost of HG Wells cry, but I've put off my son too many times in the past and I don't want to kill his enthusiasm for the game.In the end it's all about fun.Thanks for looking.