The topics I mostly write about on my blog are "Krüger", "Beyond the Pillars of Heracles" and "battle reports".Krüger is one of my best friends who lived in Berlin for a long time, studying philosophy. We have played many tabletop games and we also played Badminton regularly, talking incessantly about strategy games during the breaks.Unfortunately, Krüger moved to Dortmund at the end of March. A few weeks before he left we wrote a scenario for Dragon Rampant, D3+2 Objectives, which we also tested several times. This blog post is about the last game we played when Krüger still lived in Berlin. It was the 16th game of our campaign "Beyond the Pillars of Heracles", taking place on the imaginary island Waltrop. As objective markers we used some mud huts, I recently finished.The Greeks, who had landed on the northwestern coast of Waltrop some time ago, had put the orc tribes, living there, under a lot of pressure and now made a move to attack one of their villages (hexagon 20 on the campaign map). Heracleides the
..........Copplestone Castings!40mm high 15mm scale fecker for Dragon Rampant etc...., nice figure, lots of detail, deserves a better paint job but I try to wargame and paint that way these days.......Base has since been sorted........
....from Admiralty Miniatures.Some more madness for Dragon Rampant, I painted up the infamous chaos dwarf "Headboinger" regiment with artillery/rocket support.............A mixture of explosive and chaos fire options......Need a fecking standard too...................The mad bomber......Some idea of scale if that's your thing.......
.....plus residents!A nice MDF graveyard for 15mm gaming from Dragonfrog Games, easy enough to put together once you're awake but alright for 6 pounds.......Could be used for many, many periods, added a few zombie residents......
28mm scale model, produced by Hesselfree MiniaturesTakie wyobrażenie damskiej zbroi do mnie przemawia. Brakuje tylko przepisowego hełmu. Figurka w skali 28mm wyprodukowana przez Hasselfree Miniatures.
SCENARIO: D3+2 OBJECTIVESI made a lot of mud huts this year to use them as objectives in our games of Dragon Rampant. I think tabletop games which are about taking objectives are fun because they are often undecided until the end.Krüger and I wrote this scenario for Dragon Rampant. (It's an adaptation of a scenario from a popular Science Fiction wargame which we have played a lot.) Please try it and let us know if it works and how it could be improved ...SET-UPBefore choosing Attackers and Defenders, starting with the winner of a roll-off, the players alternately place D3+2 objectives on the tabletop. These objectives may not be in impassable terrain, nor within 12" of a table edge or another objective.The Defender chooses one of the long table edges and deploys up to a 12" depth from that table's edge. The Attacker deploys in a similar way on the opposite site. The Attacker goes first.SPECIAL RULESNone.ENDING THE SCENARIOPlay until one player has had half or more army points of units removed from play. From
I greet you warmly!I come back to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in the form of orcs today! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, as Saruman used to say, "The Orc era has come!" The more important reason, however, was my shame. I've bought a group of Uruk-hai scouts, a good year ago, that would be nice to paint and join the forces of evil. I decided to make a mini project divided into 3 parts with orcs from Isengard under the name Amon Hen, which is the place of the Battle of the Followship of the Ring with the orc unit. The place of Boromir's death and kidnapping of the hobbits...To today's entry I have also added two elements of the wargaming terrain from Warhead Studio, which perfectly fit me to the ruins of the former watchtower of Gondor guarding the northern extremities of this land.I encourage you to take a look at this manufacturer's offer. It has many great elements of terrain and bases:https://warheadstudio.com/Warhead Studio FBAmon Hen. Part I. Uruk-hai.Uruk-ha
The final set of non-LotR miniatures I have assembled over the last few days is my pack of Rackham's Confrontation Wolfen. Over the years, at trade shows, I have been lucky enough to pick these up very cheaply in deals. Ordinarily these would have cost a fortune, but my collection came in at maybe a third their retail price. All of them are the metal versions before Rackham made the bad mistake of moving to some kind of bendy plastic that nobody liked and therefore did not buy.First up are a couple of Wolfen Warriors and a Wolfen Repentant of some kind that I have not been able to find in their catalogues. I had previously undercoated these figures but there were many spots I missed, so I re-sprayed them for better coverage.Next up are a couple of Wolfen Hunters and a Wolfen Vestal. Again, these were partially undercoated, so I tried to complete the coverage with the spray can.Two more Wolfen Hunters and a Wolfen with a pretty powerful looking crossbow. I imagine the stats for that crossbow will be the same a
The weather has been much brighter and warmer today, so I was able to get into the garden and begin undercoating a few miniatures previously featured, as well as prepping some more of those still on my work bench. Today's miniatures come from the Celtos range by i-Kore Miniatures. They have since been marketed by a variety of other companies, so I am not sure where to get them from now. I managed to buy these at a trade show many moons ago from Brigade Games. I thought I had bought the whole collection, but there are a few more leader types to get and some sirens (female Fomorians, which I probably won't get as they don't really fit in with the male versions imho - they would make a good female only faction though for another game).I have broken my Fomorian collection down into four types and photographed each faction separately.Fomorians with Spears...There are nine of these in the range and I managed to get them all. The barbed spears/harpoons look great for a sea-based bunch of raiders. I was going to pain
This is the first of a few posts that are not really, but kind of almost are, Lord of the Rings hobby related. There will be more LotR posts soon, but these are kind of linked in by the fact that in one of my imaginary worlds, these will be allies for factions that I will use Lord of the Rings figures for.First up are a couple of Games Workshop's Ushabti (apologies for the dull photo - light conditions are terrible at home due to the overcast/rainy weather we are currently experiencing)...I did have three of these (out of the four available in metal - jackal, crocodile, asp and vulture) but cannot seem to find the third one (the asp headed version). I managed to build and clean them up today whilst waiting for a small break in the weather that never came which would have allowed me to get out into the garden to undercoat more Games Workshop LotR minis. I also got a few more miniatures that I will feature over the next few days out of their bags/blisters in readiness for preparation tomorrow and the rest of th
This article is the second part in a series discussing how to convert a Warhammer Fantasy battle army for use in the three rulesets used in The Fantasy Project. If you haven’t done so already, have a look at Part 1 as it explains the models that the article series will be using. Empire Brigade army box Six times two is greater than 10 Where Age of Magic uses a very coarse point system, Dragon Rampant is a slight step up in that units are typically from 4 to 6 points with 10 being a maximum once a unit has been upgraded with options or special abilities. Units in Dragon Rampant are usually 6 or 12 models but the rules also support what they call Single Model or Reduced Model units. What that means is that you can represent a unit with fewer models than is required. Given the large number of models in the Empire Brigade box this won’t be something that we will need to use. Dragon Rampant armies are build to 24 points but the game does scale quite easily to larger point values. Where Age of Magic ha
The easiest way to get involved in playing one of the three rulesets that The Fantasy Project is working with is to, if you have one, adapting an existing army that was built for Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Odds are though that what you have are the beginnings of an army that wasn’t completed and so while you might not have a full WFB force you have some painted minis that you can use. Each ruleset, Dragon Rampant, Age of Magic and Warlords of Erehwon, have different ways of paying for units and monsters as well as different unit sizes. Thankfully each ruleset is fairly flexible and it will let you get the most out of your existing army. A small note, I do not yet have a copy of Age of Magic so I am basing my comments on what I have read in other articles and seen in videos. Age of Magic also has ‘sublists’ for each army theme and I will not be dealing with them at all or any of the oddities of the lists like the lack of Levy troops in the Otherworld list. Empire Brigade army box For the purp
......from CP Models, maybe for some Dragon Rampant shenanigans?Stone Trolls because of their notorious artillery that hurls large stones at friend or foe, picked up a really cheap copy of Dragon Rampant and it seems to be a quick and easy set of rules!The leader displays his brown dominant colour to show he's Boss/War Leader and a smack in the chops to anybody who thinks otherwise........The massed artillery of the Troll Federation........Some size comparison shots........
For some time I have been looking for a set of fantasy rules that let me play smaller scale games that Warhammer Fantasy, Kings of War or Age of Sigmar without some of the complicated insanity of rules like HoTT. Some time ago Osprey Publishing released their Dragon Rampant rules which are a variant of the Lion Rampant historical rules. They are a flexible set of rules but despite having them for some time I never ‘pulled the trigger’ on a game of them. Recently Warlord Games published their Warlords of Erehwon rules and Studio Tomahawk released the Age of Magic expansion for their Saga game system. Each ruleset has a different approach to fantasy gaming but plays at roughly the same level and so I thought that it would be an interesting project to build two armies and then use each ruleset to play some games and see what sort of game experience each of them gives. It is also an excuse to finally finish two fantasy armies that I have been wanting to get done but never had the impetus to do so. Wha
Just simple dwarven lord riding on his bear. I have really nothing to add here.You can see how it look unpainted in this entry. My other Scibor's dwarves:Scibor Nobleman #1Scibor Nobleman #2Scibor Dwarves WarbandScibor Dwarven Standard BearerScibor Dwarven Ranger#1Scibor Dwarven Ranger#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#1Scibor Dwarven Warrior#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#3Scibor Dwarven Warrior#4Scibor Dwarven Warrior#5Scibor Dwarven Warrior#6Scibor Dwarven Warrior#7