Dragon Rampant


Moria Goblins

Lots of goblins, both plastic and metal, in this faction but also some hard-hitting cave trolls. However, due to the nature of the trolls (large multi-part metal kits) I will probably get onto them last as they will require some extra work, such as pinning, to complete them. This is a view of what the original army looked like a couple of years ago all neatly laid out on my gaming mat...Luckily, all of the plastic goblins had already been processed, so I only needed to prep the metal kits. First up are the elites - goblin prowlers...Seems like there are only three variants of these miniatures but there are four figures in each blister sold. These will just be thrown in the mix with the other metal goblin warriors and probably used as some form of captains or whatever in Battle Companies as I don't have enough for a full unit of them and probably won't bother making one up unless I get lucky on eBay or GW decided to re-release them in metal at a reasonable price.Next we have a couple of captains and Gollum - w

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Middle Earth Magic and Mysteries II

The weekend allowed me to take a breather, put loads of the miniatures into their stortage cases away from harm, and to get out and purchase some more superglue to let me continue with my quest this week. I managed to finish off those pesky one-offs that I probably won't have any use for and a few wizards and a mounted Aragorn as Strider.Here's the stock Free Peoples piccie again - all are now de-blistered (except the Fellowship and Shelob box sets), glued up and, with this post, blogged...What was left from the previous round of work last Friday were a few one-offs that I may not ever use Gan-buri-gan and Frodo and Arwen on horseback...However, the mounted Strider from the Warg Attack set will make a very useful addition to my rangers faction for Gondor...The final few are Gandalf on foot in both his White and Grey guises as well as a Gollum miniature. I have decided to put Gollum into the Moria faction, so he should appear in tomorrow's post...Seeing both of these on the workbench alongside the Gandalf the

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The Fighting Uruk Hai

Following along the same theme as yesterday's post about the Dunlendings, here are a few more of Saruman's hard-hitting forces - the Fighting Uruk Hai. This is a photo of the force before I completed all of the preparation. Some had been done before I got onto this second round of work, so I will only be showing the ones I have worked on today.The Dunlendings were completed yesterday; the warg riders have already been prepped; for the orcs see below for a few more details. So, that just leaves the Uruk Hai for this part of the Isengard army.First up are the Uruk Hai Scouts. I forgot that the box set I had contained 24 of the plastic warriors so that brought a smile to my face as I had more than I thought. The blister contained 3 metal Uruk Hai scouts, so along with a few Uruk Hai heroes (2 poses of Lurtz - with bow and cleaver/shield - and one of Ugluk (I think?)) that brings my total to 30 scouts.As I had already made up loads of the plastic Uruk Hai warriors, it was now down to me to prep their command. For

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Clockwork Dragon

This Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon has been in a state of being nearly finished for ages. I really wanted to get it done so the next time my Rackham Tir-Na-Bor Dwarfs get an outing, they would have some Dragon support. I thought my Dwarf army would like a mechanical dragon, so that if they ever run in to a live one, they have some brass and iron to send against it.

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Dwarves of Khazad Dum

The faction I decided to work on today was the Dwarves. As can be seen from the picture below, there were quite a few figures that needed to be made up in readiness for undercoating.There were actually a few extra figures in addition to those featured in the photograph above as I did a bit of eBaying after the photo was taken, to round out the army - Balin needs a lot of warriors to reclaim Moria!Although I have a Durin and a Dain miniature, I may use them as just ordinary dwarf lords/captains (Ori and Oin?) to go with the more generic dwarf lords in the collection. The reason being, from my (probably very shaky) recollection, is that Durin had died when his people delved too deeply and released the balrog (Durin's Bane) and Dain was busy rebuilding Erebor after the untimely deaths of Thorin's line (Thorin, Fili and Kili) at the Battle of the Five Armies.Dwarf Lords... I have quite a few dwarf lords and leaders, perhaps too many to be represented on the tabletop at the same time? As you can see from the top p

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Blood Rage#2 - Raven Clan

Raven Clan miniature from the Blood Rage boardgame. I spent approximately one hour per miniature. You can also look at the Wolf Clan that I showed last week.Pomalowane w jeden dzień figurki z gry planszowej Blood Rage. Poświęciłem ok 1 h na wojownika.

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Haradrim Raiding party

On Friday I managed to grab three hours and put them to good use. I took all of my Haradrim miniatures and began working on them. Some have already been prepped and are ready for their undercoats - details can be seen in the picture below that I took a couple of years ago when I still had high hopes for my Middle Earth armies.As you can see, I had a box of Haradrim Raiders and four blisters of figures to work on. The next three hours saw me get out the clippers, files and plastic/Super glues and get them made up. You may also notice a couple of random miniatures in the photo (on the right). These are a couple of minis I thought might come in handy for a Haradrim force. The one on the left is an ancient Citadel Chaos type warrior and the one on the right was a freebie from a magazine or something of Saladin.I only took a few photos as I was working on them; pretty much only the plastic Haradrim raiders as I wanted a mini-tutorial for myself on how I put them together. First up is a sprue shot of the riders and

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Blood Rage#1 - Wolf Clan

Wolf Clan miniature from the Blood Rage boardgame. I spent approximately 50 min per miniature. Pomalowane w jeden dzień figurki z gry planszowej Blood Rage. Poświęciłem ok 50 min na jedną sztukę. Od teraz będą cieszyć oko podczas grania w tę bardzo dobrą planszówkę. Jak na zainwestowany czas efekt końcowy mnie bardzo cieszy.

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Mercenaries - European Infantry 1450-1500 #6 // Piechurzy z Drakenborgu #6

 Another 5 mercenaries from the period of Thirteen Years' War. The unit is finished. You can find more mercenaries in these entries on my blog: 1, 2, 3.Kolejnych 5 zbrojnych z czasów Wojny Trzynastoletniej.  Wraz z pozostałymi, które zaprezentowałem na blogu na początku miesiąca, tworzą oddział liczący 12 najemników, idealny do potyczek w Dragon Rampant.

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Mercenaries - European Infantry 1450-1500 #5 // Piechurzy z Drakenborgu #5

Several Perry Miniatures depicting medieval mercenaries from Thirteen Years' War. Minis from different box sets.  You can find more mercenaries in these entries on my blog: 1, 2, 3.Figurki od Braci Perrych przedstawiający najemników z czasów Wojny Trzynastoletniej.  Figurki pochodzą z różnych plastikowych i metalowych zestawów od tegoż producenta.

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Dragon Rampant Vs Warlords of Erehwon

Two weeks, two games both set in Ancient China.The first outing an Dragon Rampant game with a scenario lifted from Grant & Asquith's Scenarios For All Ages  The long term plan is to play them all but at the current rate this could take over a decade...The scenario saw a column of troops stumbling into an Imperial camp and looking to break through into the cover of the woodland.The Imperial forces were unprepared and would have to be roused from their tents to block the path of the enemy forces. 24 points a side.The War Wagon was used to good effect blocking the path of the advancing column, the Crossbow men looking to blunt the Palace Guard who were leading the attack.The Guard stumbled, halted and finally routed. A poor morale roll saw them get below zero and leave the table.We manged to get two games in an evening. Swapping sides the Imperial Army once again stood firm against the lost column.The light cavalry charged and were repulsed there was to be no way through.Dragon Rampant gives a good quic

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[EN/PL] Battle over the Water / Bitwa nad Wodą ( SABRE Miniatures Halfling Archers)

Hello everyone!I invite you to the first review of a set of models that I received from Samuel from SABRE Miniatures. today.The Spanish company specializes in the production and sale of 28 mm resin half-size models (there are more nations in the pre-production!) stylized in the Middle Ages, and more specifically the Hundred Years War between England and France.The models look very good and preparing them for painting does not require a lot of time.In the ever expanding range of SABRE Miniatures we have various infantry formations of halflings and a fantastic cavalry of a small people on ... donkeys :)Check it yourself:http://sabreminiatures.com/index.phphttps://www.facebook.com/SabreMini/And as part of the storytelling, I invite you to read the text on the second theme (the first Battle on the Green Fields) of the most important battle of Tolkien's hobbits, the Battle over the Water.      The battle took place on November 3, 3019 TA (Third Age) in the Shire area. It was the

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The Others - Pride

Pride from The Others, published by CMON. Painted for my sister and brother-in-law for their collection of board games. The sculpture is made of a rather soft, plastic material. The treatment of this material was a bit problematic. Most of the parts fit well but there were some mistakes done during the casting process, which I did not clean up to the end.  My objective was to paint it as soon as possible to the tabletop level, so I did not have time for patience. The quality of the model is surprisingly high - many interesting details. Someone more talented who had time could certainly get more out of this figure. Nevertheless, I think that it worked out pretty well for the day of work. In 80 percent I painted this with an airbrush - there was an opportunity to use my new H&S Evolution Al Plus airbrush. I am slowly mastering this tool. After switching from H&S Ultra, I see the difference mainly in time needed for cleaning / changing the paint in the reservoir. It is much more less time consuming.

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