Fantasy


An Unusual Assortment of Odd and Sundry Items

I've been painting. Some of it's been further experiments with Contrast® paints.So... eight and a half years ago I bought a pile of these dirt cheap 1/35 scale Maschinen Krieger (Ma.K) models... and haven't really done anything with them. Through long and convoluted series of circumstances and thoughts and ideas, I got to working n a few of them this last week.My general idea was that these could be part of a Rogue Trader's personal retinue. The equipment might be of Xenos origin - having been out beyond the imperium for so many years (decades... CENTURIES...!?) they've taken on equipment of xenos manufacture or design - to replace equipment that was lost or broke beyond repair along their journey. Either that or possibly a unit of mostly human mercenaries working in the employ of the T'au...?I did try converting a few to incorporate actual 40k weapons... but they mostly ended up looking goofy. The most I've left with their original weaponry and just repainting and adding pilots to the ones that are opened up

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15mm City of Rayonia Militia Artillery and a few.......

.......Armoured Trolls!More 15mm fantasy/medieval shenanigans......A unit of Rayonian City State Militia from Demonworld, first unit from the despicable tyrants forces for Dragon Rampant with more to follow........The trolls are from Khurasan......Some nice stuff in this just released kickstarter and 15mm too plus it goes on sale for other mortals in October I believe, lots of plastic 15mm figures and scenery..........

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SBG Issue 6 - Spring 2018

As I review this issue, I came to realise I'm slowly catching up on the current edition.  As time of writing, I'm waiting for issue 8 to arrive in the mail, while issue 9 of this fantastic fanzine is entering production and shouldn't take to long either to come out.And the theme of this issue is To The King, following up on the huge battle of Dale last issue, the central battle of this issue is the one in front of the gates of Erebor.Once again produced in high quality, let's flick through the magazine and see what tales of Middle-Earth are brought to us this issue, as we go through the editiorial and right to the first feature, the snippets page of SBG Towers.Of Dice and Men is the second part of the article series that details with the mathematical odds of combats, and how to best min / max those odds to get a preferable outcome in your fights.Cubes of Woe builds further upon this, with some of the most improbable odds rolls around the studio.The Dr's Corner returns this month, as it takes a look at ho

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A Song Of Ice & Fire

I must be mad, I have given myself another whole army to paint, again. But having played a couple of games recently, I really like the rules and thought I should jump in to A Song Of Ice And Fire. Although I resisted buying any at Colours recently, I decided to punt for a Lannister force in the end and ebayed a good selection. I need to get undercoating this weekend…

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Into the Woods

A fairy tale fantasy movie neither Noshi nor me had heard about, so when it was on flemish television a few weeks ago, we sat down and gave it a watch.Mind you, the subtitles we had to endure where terrible though as a result, to make it all rhyme in flemish...Made in 2014, this film ("starring" Johnny Depp, who is in the whole 2hr movie for like 5 minutes) is a filmed adaption of the musical of the same name, and as such most of the movie is being sang (and not by the actual actors).  Think a bit Phantom of the Opera in movie style.The film combines the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Rapunzel into one tale of a childless bakers couple that want to lift a curse on their house in order to get a baby.  This curse has been placed by their neighbourly witch years ago when the baker's father stole magical beans from her garden.In order to lift it, they need to obtain an item from each of the fairy tales, but this results in all the stories intermingling and chan

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Warcry Ravaged Lands – Shattered Stormvault

With Warcry filling in the fantasy counter-part of Kill Team, Games Workshop supplies the game with their variant of the Killzones called Ravaged Lands. We have covered a couple of those Killzones already on the blog, for example Killzone: Sector Mechanicus and Killzone: Sector Fronteris. And today we cover the first of the Ravaged Lands, […]

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 18

They headed east across the top of Europe rather than cut back through Arabia. Kamal figured that his new companions would be too obviously recognised as ‘crusaders’ in his homeland. His plan instead was to cut across the top of the world into China and then take a ship down the coast to Pan Pan. […]

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Extremely Bad Dogs

Every culture has dog/wolf demon things in their folklore. The UK is thick with them, it seems like every county has three or four varieties, and they show up everywhere else in Europe too. Usually huge, black, red-eyed, and inclined to eat people by dark of night or just bay (they never merely bark) threateningly on dark and misty nights. With that in mind, adding some demonic dog-creatures to my “Weird ECW” skirmish seemed like a natural thing to do. Fortunately, Reaper Miniatures has a whole selection of suitable figures, so I sent some money to those nice folks in Texas and got a good selection of things back, of which this pack of extremely bad dogs is just the first part to be seen here! Five extremely bad dogs. See text for details, and click for larger. The two left-hand figures are Hellhounds, the two slightly smaller beasts in the middle are Goblin Wolves, and the really, really big doggie on the far right there is Moor Hound. They’re all on 40mm wide bases, just for scale, and the

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Courts of Annwyn – A new Kickstarter from Oakbound Studio

Following on from a recent small crowdfunding campaign to release the hedgepig pixie cavalry and a wulver, Oakbound are back with a new Kickstarter. This time round its the turn of the fae – The [...] The post Courts of Annwyn – A new Kickstarter from Oakbound Studio appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Lords of WarCry – Da Redfists, Part 4

The nice thing about building up a warband is that you have the opportunity to try something new every now and then. With the fourth member of the Redfists I implemented something that I always wanted to try out: I painted Vorlug in a half-sided pattern. Depending on which side you look at the model […]

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Rivendell Warriors

The latest figures to be finished for my games of MESBG, these guys are going to please Noshi.Because she tends to pick the elves to play with, and now she can have more basic troops to choose from.This time, I completed 5 more swordsmen and a single archer, to bring more balance to the 1/3rd ratio of options she can have and 47 points to her total available points.  The models are the plastic ones from The Last Alliance, hailing all the way back to the 2001 release of the game system, and still look the deal.Now to get her some spearmen painted up for her battle company...

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 17

Kamal was disorientated by his experience and wandered for days amid the markets of Paris. Death was everywhere: the plague had returned. Corpses lay in the streets. He was at turns horrified and numbed. Eventually he found himself in a park of some sort. At one time it had been a thing of beauty tended […]

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15mm Medieval Cavalry Before and After........

A unit of cavalry in it's shiny best before a glorious charge.........                                         ...........and then the after the less than glorious outcome!A unit of (good guys) cavalry for my fantasy gaming from Peter Pig with the casualties from Essex Miniatures!Before..........After............There are never enough casualty figures, companies need to add them to all ranges.......

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