Dwarves


Assorted Stuff

An odd and unusual assortment of stuff rolling off the workbench this week...Not all THAT odd and unusual: A couple of Necromunda figures - a Van Saar Juve and an Escher Ganger.The Van Saar Juve was a test figure to see if I liked the purple body suit for them. I do. I didn't want to do th standard green as my Cawdor gangers are all in Green. I was planning to do the Orlocks in mostly blue. The Redemptionists are Red. Escher are multi-coloured and Selaqure are black. Yellow and Orange are just a pain in the ass to paint.... so... purple...Speaking of Purple... an assortment of crates and drums in purple... just for a bit of variety.A couple of Hired Guns/Bounty Hunters for Necromunda. The guy with the plasma gun will have to be a Bounty Hunter as Hive Scum can only have items that are Rare (7) or lower. The guy with the twin bolt pistols COULD be Hive Scum... but he just looks a little too bad ass... so I guess they'll both be Bounty Hunters!Still 40K, but not necessarily for Necromunda... an old Psyker figur

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Dragon Rampant Game

Mr Steinberg and I had another Dragon Rampant game recently, once again it was his chaotic snail and slug slime horde against the proud and less slimy Dwarves of Tir-Na-Bor. These two forces are getting to know each other quite well, we have been fielding well used army lists for a few games now. These Elite Thermo Warriors are one of the best combat units but they are better when attacking rather than defending. The cavalry give some much needed speed, very useful for grabbing objectives. We had quite a few skirmishes where units on both sides were getting worn down as casualties mounted. The dwarves have finally finished building their Clockwork Dragon (because these Dwarves don’t like real Dragons much) and it fits the brass and metal theme for the Tir-Na-Bor army. Mr Steinberg‘s Reaper Bones giant worms are pretty gruesome looking, here are three advancing on a blue gem objective. The Belicose Boors below are a favourite unit of mine, as long as they get to charge and not get charged! Th

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Dwarven Trade Company Warrior #13 // Wojownik Krasnoludzkiej Kompanii Handlowej #13

  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#7Dwarven Lord on a Warbear 

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Figure planning

So I have my initial Dwarven Grand Kingdom army planned but I need to assign some figures to each unit so I can get a grasp on what I am painting. Currently the army list is: Warlord 12 Levies – Firearms 8 Warriors 1 Paladin Monster – Behemoth Warmachine – Static Sorcerer 4 Hearthguard – Heavy Weapons 4 Hearthguard – Heavy Weapons 8 Warriors I have two painted Dwarf heroes that I could use as a Warlord but none of them seem grand, or menacing, enough so I will be using the plastic Warlord that came in the older Battle for Skull Pass Warhammer starter. The Levy firearm unit is already painted as are 8 of the 16 Warriors I need. For the Paladin I have a metal Reaper Dwarf model which is in the process of being painted. The Monster is the Earth Elemental I did previously and the static Warmachine and crew is already done. The Sorcerer was painted previously which just leaves me with 8 Hearthguard and 8 Warriors to paint. So that means that the models needed to be painted are just Warlord 1 Paladin 4 Hearthgua

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Dwarves done. Squigs upcoming

Painting for my fantasy forces continues with the addition of ten Dwarf warriors with axe and shield to the list. Dwarves with axe and shield They are done in the same colour scheme as the previous dwarf warriors and warmachine crew. I tried to do apply some scratch marks and damage to the shields but it didn’t really come out very well. I am debating and whether to repaint the areas and try again or just leave it. Squigs As mentioned previously, I will be alternating units for each force. So next up are some Squigs for the Goblin army. These will be two units of Hearthguard for Age of Magic and a unit of Gobble Dogs for Warlords of Erehwon. WoE also requires a Goblin handler for the unit which I have a model based and ready to be primed. It is a Goblin playing the bagpipes which I imagine would put the fear into any reasonable Squig.

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Building, building and painting

I haven’t managed to get in a lot of painting in the last few days but I did find some time, and the appropriate mindset, to get some colours on a few more models. In this case it is another unit of Dwarves. These are the same eastern themed figures but this time with axes and shields. Axedwarves I am using the same colours as the last set of models but this time introducing a larger brass element, the shields, to the figures. I wanted to use one of the other primary colours on the shields but there are no cases where the shields wouldn’t then be touching an area of the model with the same colour. P3 Brass Balls to the rescue. The models currently have a wash applied and once that is dry I will be doing some highlights and finishing off the bases. After my last disaster with the GW texture paints I applied the sand to these prior to painting so everything would be nice and clean and there wouldn’t be any issues. These will be the last dwarves that I paint for a while. I have a lot of Goblin

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Age of Magic army lists

My copy of Age of Magic showed up yesterday and after a good read of the book I sat down and put together some tentative army lists for the Dwarf and Goblin forces that I have. These are just going to be test armies and I am going to try to use my existing figures and not but anything new. The aim is going to be to get these painted and get in some games. In order to test the Age of Magic rules out though I will have to play with unpainted minis. Goblin – Horde The best list for the Goblins in the Horde army. None of the other army lists really have the feel of a Goblin force. Here is what I am planning to build and test out. (free) Warlord – Mount Beast (4 Warriors) Champion – Mount Animal (1) Sorcerer (1) 4 Berserkers – Hearthguard (1) 4 Berserkers – Hearthguard (1) 4 Warriors – Mount Animal Composite Bow (1) 8 Warriors (1) 12 Levies – Bow (1) 6 Levies – Bow (6 Levies) Warmachine – Static (1) 2 Creatures – Biped The Berserkers are going to be Squ

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Priming and basing

So my base order finally showed up from the UK yesterday. No fault of Warbases who sent the parcel promptly but between Royal Mail and Canada Post it almost took a month to arrive. At least it is here. I have been holding off on any more painting because I ran out of bases and so yesterday and today has been spent basing minis and then hitting them with primer to get them ready for the paint queue. So far today I have based close to 60 Dwarf miniatures, 36 Goblins and 18 Squigs. I also started assembling a unit of 10 Goblin Wolfriders but I will be painting the wolves first and then attaching and painting the riders. First up on the painting table is a unit of 12 Dwarves with axes and shields. Once I get a few more Goblins based, as well as some trolls, I may have enough done (just not painted) to run a game of Dragon Rampant with the twins.

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More Dwarves completed

So these took a little longer to finish than I wanted and I still have some small touchups to do but I can now add some heroes and a war machine to my Dwarf force. The Runelord is a Reaper figure. She clearly has the mallet and chisel to be creating runes for her magic. The other two are possible Lieutenant minis or command figures for a unit. And finally there is the completed Earth Elemental. I was going to do a bit more flocking on his base but it is almost invisible under the sheer size of the model so I skipped it. All of the models have been rebased. I made three attempts to apply the GW texture paint to the new models and in each case the paint cracked and peeled so much that you could see the base underneath the paint. I tried a brush, a sculpting tool and varied depths of paint. Nothing worked. I have had a lot of very inconsistent results with the the texture paints that have the cracking agent in them. Astrogranite Debris is a breeze to use as are the Stirland shades and the Martian Ironcr

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