A short and quick one today.The first of the 3D printed trays for my Lord of the Rings have been painted up.They are painted to the same green as my bases, and gotten the same flock. These will as such allow me to better line up and "complete" all the units I have in the pipeline, and easier to arrange in the cabinets.Now a couple more *couch* to go...
A old Citadel C01 Fighter who originally graced the gaming table in 1984 and was the first figure fully painted and based at that time.Repainted after almost 35 years the figure has lost a bit of the original detail but none of the character. The motion and that sword really do give the impression that this is going to smart - just a bit.Have another one in the lead mountain that the detail is a little crisper, just had to paint this one first in tribute to the C01 rangeMore to follow shortly.
Another week of working hard looks like it is in the offing. Already I am getting static from all quarters and I need to find even more paperwork. Still, enough griping as I also have some painting to do.So another mixed bag this week. Last year I was all about getting blocks of stuff done. This ended with big queues and feeling just a little demotivated. At the moment, this really is working for me. So four more Mantic Star Saga figures are on the table. I did a little bit on these last week. There is one Artizan Designs cowboy which has been hanging around as well. the biggest chunk will be the Star Wars Legion Rebels. These have been staring at me for a few weeks now so probably time to crack on with them. Lastly there are three Malifaux figures. I plan to spend some extra time on these and get them as perfect as I can. It's about time I did something with them. They cost enough when I got them and they have been gathering dust for ages. Maybe it will push me into doing something practical with them.
I have managed to make most of my goals this week and exceeded a few of them. So all in all I am quite happy with myself. This was going to be a simple week. I was expecting to be busy. I was. Tired now and ready for bed and it is not yet 9pm.The week began with a plan to paint ten figures. At some point I added one on the quiet because I thought it was going to be easy. Most of what I planned to paint this week was from the Star Saga game by Mantic. From the first time I saw it I liked the idea of buying it. It was the right price, there were plenty of figures and a decent amount of usable terrain. There were many sci-fi games they would work for. I had some ideas for the X-Com game that has been on the gaming burner of a low heat for about two decades. Mostly at the time I thought they would be good for what I had planned for Titansgrave: The Ashes Of Valcana, a game I really like the idea of but doubt I would get too many players.Anyway the first set of figures I decided to paint were the security guards.
Rebasing or re-purposing as I now think of it can offer many opportunities and potential challenges to a gamer and painter. The Late Roman infantry below have been recently re-purposed from Impetus style bases on 120 x 60mm to 60 x 40mm bases for ADLG. Six of the back rank on these stands have been match painted to the rest of the unit, originally painted around 15 years ago.A recent entry in the AHPC IX these figures were surprisingly good to paint and have sparked off a Late Roman revival and change the bulk of initial planning for the Painting Challenge.Figures three and four from the left are the original paint jobs.More Late Romans to follow shortly as both finished and work in progress pictures.Cheers for now.
So there has been a lot of chatter on the world wide web about these rules, being the latest creation from the man behind the Frostgrave rules, Joe McCullough, and having listened to his interview with Henry Hyde in his Battlechat and the Meeples Guys talking about it in Episode 262 it sounded like the sort of game that the THAGGers would be interested in.So a quick visit to Drivethru RPG and ordering the hardback book with the pdf file option the tome arrived about a week later. After a quick read through the THAGGers agreed that we would role up a Ranger character and have a bash at the introductory Mission in the book - "The Missing".Rangers is what you would call a "RPG lite" rules system, the player creates a Ranger who has a initial stat line consisting of movement, fight, shoot, armour, will and health. There are also a list of Heroic Abilities and spells that the Ranger can select and a list of inherent skills. By allocating build points between the stat line, abilities/
Returning to a favourite genre and style of figure; the Undead and in this case Wights from Mithril (left of picture) and Citadel. These are a recent entry to the AHPC IX. There are more of these to be painted and rebased for use in a skirmish game coming to a gaming table near you soon. A game when the world was older and darker and a warrior could carve a name for themselves worthy of a saga.More undead to follow shortly.Cheers for now
Another unit for my army of Duchy of Warsaw, but cavalry this time. I start with 1st Chasseur Regiment. All figures are Front Rank and the bases are from Warbases. Together with the regiment I painted the cavalry brigade commander. It is not historical accurate because I did a conversion of Uhlan officer and tried to made as close as possible to the Cavalry General. It is my first try and possible next time it will be better. The second figure is model of General Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, my first Division General. What about the historical accuracy of the models of that set. Sadly Wydawnictwo Karabela did not published their part about Chasseurs and I had to base on four pictures I have in my collection. According to them, this time Front Rank did quite a good job and their Chasseurs are almost perfect (possible that experts of the uniforms of that period would be able to show more mistakes, but for me are ok). Well done. My next unit, will be the 2nd Lancers Regiment.Kolejny oddział gotowy do mojej armii
We had 7 guys out at the club this week with three games on deck. Jonathan and Scott played some Commands and Colors Machine Guns.I think this was the Verdun scenario, with the Germans advancing over the Meusse River? I left before it was done, but it looks like the Germans were just running out of troops.Dan hosted Terry and Richard in a game of Strange Aeons. RCMP and heroes versus cultists.The cultists were selling some naked townies for meat to some little guys with big teeth. Gravel Road Cowboys had to rescue them.I left before this game reached conclusion. At that point, the body count looked like it was favouring Sergeant Preston and his kung-fu fighters.A very pretty game that Dan did a nice job of putting on.Chen and I played Battlestar Galactica with Newtonian movement. BSG is basically the same as Wings of War (movement on cards, simultaneous selection) and you can play it with cinematic movement or with Newtonian rules.Newtonian movement allows you to pivot your ship away from your direction of tr
So the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge has come to an end for another year. And what a ride it's been! I've minioned for the first time (big shout-out to the Wednesday Warriors!), and I've produced a varied assembly of fantasy figures.So what have I learned?Preparation, above all. While I could get away with doing things on the fly in previous years, work commitments plus the weekly minioning meant that I really should have gone in with a proper plan. I'm severely ADHD and a worrier by nature, so lack of preparation really is the enemy.Try and vary the subject matter. I have so many historical, 40K and horror figs still in the lead mountain, yet this time round it was almost all fantasy, and I think this got me in a bit of a rut. Realistic targets. After last year, when I actually cracked 500 points, I thought I could do the same again. Not so, topped out at 479, worse luck! Time and resources are limited, and I have to take this into account next time.Anyway, enough of the self-reproach, here's
It's a bit of a mix today Wargames Foundry, Mantic, Black hat, North Star, Artizan, Reaper, Gripping Beast, Fantasy Flight, Grenadier, Malifaux, Mirliton have all been primed. I am sure there are a few others in there as well. At least I have future proofed my painting schedule for a bit (well primed some figures for work in the future).There has been a bit of painting done. One of the advantages to painting a wide range of figures at one time is that you can paint a lot of figures in the same colours without everything in the final genres looking the same. The superhero figure I spent a fair bit of time on to get right. The security guards took a little bit of time but I didn't want to put too much work into them. They may come out on tabletop but really there are there for a board game. They are already pretty closed to finished, just a few more details. Maybe if I get back into Titansgrave or other Sci-Fi stuff they might come out. The giant robot is nice and the power armour looks good to. If would
And this is it, the final entry from me in this years challenge.Gone are days of preparing the legions of Middle Earth I painted up for this years challenge.And gone are the days of needing to think up Tolkien quotes to serve as titlesAnd what better figure to conclude the challenge with the lovely Bilbo Baggins figure...So the challenge ends for me just as it began... with a single 5 pointer, and takes me nicely over my 750 points goal of this year.Thanks everyone for a great challenge once more, now all that is left to do is make the group shot post...
Hello to everyone!Today, next entry dedicated to minis from the Dunkeldorf Miniatures line, which currently being a Kickstarter and makes 1000% of the standard! I will present the model of Herman Geizhals, mayor of Dunkeldorf, about which you can read something in the following link:Dunkeldorf Kickstarter!The team behind Dunkeldorf consists of Nicki & Nana from King Games (A Miniatures & Hobby webshop based in Denmark), whose vision and ideas of Dunkeldorf are being brought to life in the form of artwork from the talented Mustafa Bekir at Spevna Studios.Awesome sculpts by Sonny Bundgaard.Check also:https://dunkeldorf.eu/https://www.facebook.com/DunkeldorfMiniatures/My Dear Visitor I will focus today in a descriptive version on the French aristocrat and knight Gilles de Rais Gilles de Rais was born probably in September 1405 in Champtocé-sur-Loire. After the death of his parents around 1415, he was under the protection of his godfather, Jan of Craon, a politician and bandi
I finished off the last of the Imperial Assault commission I took on (except there may be a few replacement figures left to arrive).These guys were from a Hoth set. I'm now going to shift to rebasing some 1812 figures and painting up some of the railway buildings I picked up this past weekend. With spring upon us, I'm also going to start shifting to one post per week (from two) for the summer.
The week started with a plan to paint eighteen 28mm miniatures. In the end I managed all of them. There was also a big guy in the "shape" of a water elemental. Finally I got some supply tokens done. some of the scatter terrain I have been working on is probably finished as well but I guess I will wait on that. There has also been a little bit of terrain done to. I have managed a game this week as well and it was even one I ran. Depending on how I wish to work things out I am now two weeks ahead of the plan for the year. This really has been the most productive phase I think I have ever had. The New, New Cruelty is satisfied.These are a mix of odd figures. I think two, the man in brown and the, ahem lady in red are Crooked Dice figures which I think are supposed to be 19070s era. The man in Brown will certainly do double duty for the 1940s that I have done recently. The other two are a little more Victorian although they may well do for the 1930s.Most of the weeks work has been done on what I thought was