Fantasy


Ev's Challenge - The Final Chapter

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

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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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Painting Challenge: March of the Dead

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.I had high hopes for this year's painting challenge, but I wasn't able to carve out the time to make much of a dent in my leadpile. With a paltry few hundred points completed, I expect these undead figures to push me over my self imposed minimum threshold of 500 points, alleviating my shame a bit.I've wanted an undead army since spotting a fantasy scenario featuring a skeletal horde in Battlesystem 2nd Edition, nearly 30 years ago. Manufacturers never seemed to have the same vision for the undead that I did though. Game Workshop took a decidedly Egyptian feel with their Tomb Kings, and many of the more recently released undead miniatures have been too dynamic in pose and expression for my taste.When I saw these figures based on the 1562 painting "Triumph of Death" by Bruegel the Elder, I knew I'd found my guys. While an undead shambling horde represents our own inevitable mortality, I also think they are a metaphor for the unfeeling

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Kung Foo Panda

Todays entry is small and is just a little bit of whimsey. I came across this model last year and couldn't resist buying it, just for fun. The Panda is 19mm tall (including the hat) and is made by Bombshell Miniatures. I've not heard of them before but a quick look at their website shows an interesting and eclectic mix of fantasy, sci-fi and steampunk miniatures in various scales. The handful of points I'll get for this figure isn't going to rock my final score by any massive amount, but it was great fun to put together and paint.The blossom-covered tree I found in a local model shop and all it needed was some filler (and a dab of paint) to turn the wireframe into something better resembling a knarled wood trunk. I also knew I had some suitable bases I could probably use and sure enough, I found this one. Its resin but that's about all I can tell you. I have no idea when or where I bought it, I'm just glad that it has finally found a use.In order to fix the Panda to the base

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AHPC 9: Lupi Feroces

My last AHPC 9 submission is a final addition to my Orci Invicti army aka Romanised Orcs.  Roman Legions predominantly used Auxilia to deliver scouting and cavalry forces.  I have chose to deliver these effects to my army not through mounted forces but trained wolves: the Lupi Feroces. The 11 wolves are directed by a Beast Master (Orc not scored for this submission) These are Northstar figures from their Frostgrave range. I have based them in the same frozen ash style as the rest of my Romanised Orc army, using the 3-2-1 method for Dragon Rampant.  I intend to use them as a lesser warbeast unit. The Lupi Feroces are indeed 'hungry like the wolf'! I enjoyed doing different colours to make them all unique, giving the pack a motley look Eleven 28mm figs totals 55 points - which takes me just over a grand total of 1300 points for AHPC IX.  A new PB to finish up on and another major project completed. https://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/from-paulog-lupi-feroces-60-

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'Aflings sir! Fousands of 'em...

With the recent release of Ganesha Game's army level rule set - Of Armies and Hordes - my much loved (and, curiously, often victorious) 10mm halflings have received a bit more love and some reinforcements. First up are another two bases of treefolk - treefolk themselves from Pendraken with a Magister Militum halfling ... guide/commander(?!).Next up are some halfling battle hogs/swine. The swineherds and chefs are from Magister Militum, the piggies from Pendraken/Minibits.And bringing up the rear, a wee tribe of allied Moorland Pixies.  Although these are actually 6mm goblins from Perfect Six miniatures, I'm going to be using them as tunnel building little people from the uplands.Treating a 40x20mm base as two 'stands', and a 40x40mm base as four 'stands' (a stand being the generic building block of a unit in OAaH), I now have almost 3,000 points worth of halfling forces. A standard game size is said to be about 2,000 points, so I can chop and change units, of play out a large game. Hopefully I'll get a g

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Elemental

Although my painting plans for the week are almost complete, I decided to finish off another project piece. I am pretty sure I got this large . elemental about three years ago. It's a Reaper Bones model. I am not sure I would pay for something like this in metal as it probably isn't going to get a lot of use but for a good chunk under £10/$10 I thought it was worth while.It has been sat around, primed and on a textured for about two years so it is probably about time I got around to it. There is a fairly simple paint job. Primed light grey and painted a mid blue. You can't really tell the mid blue is there after heavy blue wash. If I was doing it again I probably would put the original base colour down and just use the wash. Lower down the model and in some of the crevices but mostly on the bas I put on a heavy green wash. You can just about tell if you look hard enough.  Then there is an old GW paint, Ice Blue for a highlight. It really needed something to bring out the details and finally a white high,

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Really Yesterday's Post

Having spent much of the day shivering and sleeping I thought it was time I posted what I did yesterday. Things planned for the week are now getting close to completion. So all in all I am feeling quite happy. Despite the shivering.I am even getting close to finishing off the terrain. There are loads of bits to do, enough to do three linear feet, which has kind of put me off so far. Still it's there and and I want to get it done for a couple of game I have planned.Now I thinking about next week. I have found eight figures that I think I purchased in 1992. This would be a nice thing to get out of the Lead Mountain. Not the oldest thing I own but probably the oldest thing I can find at the moment. They turned up a few years ago but there is one missing. I was hoping to find the missing one before I started but what the hell. If I do get round to painting them I have no idea what I will use them for. At the moment I just want to.

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AHPC9: (Anti) Fellowship Bonus Round

I thought I would address this bonus round from the opposite side of the theme, while also completing my Season IX Curtgeld. This is Lurtz, Saruman's first Uruk-Hai Commander - destroyer of the Fellowship of the Ring.  Leading a small warparty of Uruks, Lurtz tracked and attacked the Fellowship in the ruins of Amon Hen.  While he was defeated in this encounter, its outcomes saw the Gondorian hero Boromir slain and the Fellowship broken. This is a 28mm GW fig in their smaller (and nicer IMO) LOTR proportions.  I have used Vallejo Mahogany Brown as the base for the skin to fit with his dark tone in the movie.  As a Curtgeld figure I have refrained from the basing so that it can match the rest of the horde when it arrives. Points wise that is 5 points for 28mm fig, plus 20 points for Curtgeld an adding the bonus round 50 points - that's a high yield 75 points for a single figure! :-) https://analogue-hobbies-theme-rounds.blogspot.com/2019/03/fellowship-from-paulog-find-halfling.html

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End Of The Week - Actually

The end of another week of painting 28mm miniatures is here again and his week it has all been about the 1930s and 1940s be that VBCW, Weird World War 2 or Call of Cthulhu.  It has been another record breaking week (well maybe personal best is a better phase), for me. I am thirty two (plus a big figure) 28mm closer to the bottom of the lead mountain. As I have said, this is perhaps not the hardest work ad the paint jobs on most of the were fairly uniform. I have also got some terrain finished although it was not the most taxing work either.I would say that these are the last of the Wargames Foundry Home Guard but for the fact that I am sure that there is one missing and I would like to buy some more to make up a full unit (a platoon with some support) for a VBCW force. There were a few that needed a little work and they were a bit "flashy" but they are older sculpts. The process was enjoyable, especially the character figures.This is the last of the Royal Marines I got (also from Wargames Foundry) as cha

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Frostgrave Necromancer Warband – Part 1

A new project always has something magical about it, and in the case of Frostgrave that's literally the way it is. As Dennis summarized nicely in his review, Frostgrave is a pretty simple setting - two rival wizards seek treasures in the frozen city Felstadt. That's it. After the flood of complex and lengthy fantasy […]

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Heroes of Terrinoth Review

In our Heroes of Terrinoth review, we take a look at a cooperative fantasy game from Fantasy Flight Games. The post Heroes of Terrinoth Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Warhammer Arcane Ruins

My Finish it February has finished strong with another neglected project completed.  This time we have the Warhammer Arcane Ruins set.  This is an old kit and I am not sure if GW still makes it.  I have had it for many years.  I am not entirely sure how I acquired it but I think this might have been for our Lord of the Rings SBG events and it just never got built.  I assembled and primed this last year but for the last several months it has been sitting on the garage workbench gathering dust.I think my Finish it February concept has been a success.  I completed 3 old, forgotten projects and make good progress on a 4th.  I also finished one new project at the beginning of the month.  Now I can start on something new with a clear conscience.

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The Bad Moon Cafe – A Hobby Haven in Central London

Whether you're keen to run a session as dungeon master or to perhaps to play some miniature skirmish battles, then look to the Bad Moon. [...] The post The Bad Moon Cafe – A Hobby Haven in Central London appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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