Fantasy


Some impromptu Lord and Lands

I hadn't seem my good friend JB in a while but he managed to come up into the hills this week. We had no fixed idea of what we were going to play, but my wee lad suggested we play Lord and Lands, insisting JB lead his Legion of Super Evil.JB's Legion set up in a tight cluster with only his spider riders off on his left flank in the woods (top right of the photo). My halflings were much more spread out. Foolishly I had slow halfling militia on my left flank, and slow tree-folk on my right flank. Even more foolishly, I intermixed the slow bowmen, with even slower artillery. After the opening couple of turns, it became clear that my maneuverability was going to be questionable (with the exception of my poultry patrol skirmishers), and the Legion of Doom were going to play hard to get, refusing their right flank. The wee dude left us at this point for bed time.Eventually I got into a position where my halfling skirmishers and poultry patrol could start shooting, and before they could do anything, the night e

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League of Gods

An Hong Kong fantasy movie starring Jet Li and the always gorgeous Fan BingBing, this movie can now be watched on Netflix.In all it's dubbed and badly subbed glory mind you!Plot (from Wikipedia)During the reign of King Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an official enters his bedchamber, and is devoured by the monstrous tails of Daji (Fan Bingbing), his concubine. Outside their city, several warriors within a metal wagon discuss their strategies to free the Invisible People and their Chief, when Jiang Ziya (Jet Li) appears to them. He tells them that when King Zhou was younger, he let himself become possessed by the Black Dragon for his quest for power. Jiang Ziya later departs riding his crane. Within the city, King Zhou and Daji hold a festival, and torture the chief of the Invisible People to foretell his future. The chief shows King Zhou a vision of himself pleading for mercy and disintegrating away, causing the King to order his guards to remove the chief's eyes. At the same time, the warriors sneak int

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[EN/PL] About how the Hobbits celebrate. Part II / O tym jak Hobbici świętują. Część II (Grabblecast Dog and Kennel)

Welcome!Today, a return to the theme of the Hobbits and their ways to celebrate. I used this entry:Two archaic models of halflings from the 80's from Games Workshop, which previously "bathed with paint" and painted anew.and a great terrain element from my friends from Grabblecast. This time it is a dog and a kennel. What I can say about this KIT is great details and wood sculpting. Many producers could learn such beautiful sculptures. I hope that it will appeal to a few people as a part of the terrain on the battle table.https://www.grabblecast.com/https://www.facebook.com/grabblecast/And now...We get a lot of information about the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, but of course not everything. Many details are in the notes of Master Tolkien, in various studies made by his son, and we can only guess the details.I wrote some time ago about the Pipe Smoking Day, which hobbits like very much, and now I invite you to the next part - A New Year.      The year of a small people, like o

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Gandalf the Grey

The painting of Middle earth has kicked off really now, as I completed the first hero for the game again.And who else might that be then the wise guide of our stories, Gandalf the Grey!The wise wizard isn`t perhaps the greatest in the current edition of the game, due to the bit of nerfing on magic for Pelennor's Field edition, he still remains a steadfast model to have in a force, albeit in a supporting role.He was a great joy to paint, being one of the older excellent metal sculpts, which lends itself greatly to some Strong Tone and then drubrushing.So now he is ready to guide me on an adventure!

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Orc War Pigs!

I recently painted these up for my mate Slowpainter John, to thank him for some figures that he donated to Reilly's Dwarf army. Old school Inquisition minis, these were a lot of fun to paint up I'm particularly pleased with how the metallics came out.  He is going to base them to match the rest of his army.

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Nature Unveiling Herself

One of the pieces of terrain I had printed from a Yeggi file, the site where you get LOADS of freely available files of all sorts, was this large female statue.Produced and uploaded by Scan The World, this is actually based on an existing artpiece.‘La Nature Se Dévoliant Devant La Science’ - nature revealing herself before Science; a very fine multipatinated bronze figure with varied gilt highlights and green tinted Scarab Beatle by Louis-Ernest Barrias (1874 – 1905), cast by Susses Freres.But it`s mostly a great piece of terrain as well, and I wanted this printed for use in both Burrows and Badgers on the one hand, and Lord of the Rings on the other.  I went to flocking a bit unto the statue itself, to make it look like one of the many slowly reclaimed by nature statues as so often seen in Middle Earth.And here she is with a Rohan archer at her side to give an idea of the actual size of the model...Hopefully you like her, and until the next one!

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Dawn of Peacemakers Review

In our Dawn of Peacemakers review, we look at a campaign game in which you play as animal adventurers attempting to stop a huge war from breaking out. The post Dawn of Peacemakers Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Run from the Dead, the Halloween Game

Last Saturday was the second Saturday of the month, and therefore time for a Scrum club game– at the standard location.  The month being chill, the time was now for a Halloween themed game.  When it comes to horror games, it seems as if zombies are the go-to scenario.  Frankly, I can’t think of a better one.   I’ve been in many a zombie game, and if you want a scenario that’s going to play out in four hours or less, you want something with simple rules and a lot of space to run.  Fortunately, we had both of those– which is odd.. zombie games are something I associate with 28mm figures, myself.. it just seems to be the defacto choice.  Joe, however, has made a horde of 15mm zombies, a small (HO scale) town, and some survivors.  The whole thing fit on the same board that Sellswords and Spellslingers fit on, and used the same coordinate system.  That was the system Joe P. was using for Conan, remember?   Well, it should be familiar.  RUN FROM THE DEAD uses pretty much the same rule

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[EN/PL] The Green, the Bad, and the Ugly / Zielony, Zły i Brzydki (Warmonger Miniatures Orc #1)

I warmly welcome!It's true that today is not a weekend, but a three-month-old dwarf leave caused (surprisingly!) a faster entry ;)It's been a long time since there was nothing to do with orcs, goblins or other greenskins, and I still have some resources from the aforementioned ones to paint in my collection.Therefore, today is another model from one of my favorite fantasy model makers -WARMONGER MINIATURES. Orc is what everyone sees. Evil, dangerous and sculpted in tribute to classic fantasy designs from the 80s and early 90s.And for that I love figures from Warmonger Miniatures.Check them out and YOU:https://www.warmongerminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/warmongerminiatures/Orc by Mark Gibbons (master!) and text from O&G army bookWitam serdecznie!Co prawda dziś nie weekend, ale urlop z trzymiesięcznym krasnalem spowodował ( o dziwo!) szybszy wpis ;)Dawno nie było nic związanego z orkami, goblinami czy innymi zielonoskórymi, a trochę jeszcze zasobów z wyżej wymienionych posiadam do pomalowania w swo

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The Smaugfunding Project

So, Middle Earth wargaming round 2...While I was strolling the GW site, I suddenly came across this "little" beautyThat's a 385 euro piece of resin dragon goodness, what a model... and what a price tag, even though personally I don't find it to over the top.But to shelf it down out of the blue.... hmmm, I might pass for that.  But then I remembered that 5 euro challenge I (succesfully) did a few years ago, to get a StarCom Starwing bomber.  Maybe I should just do that in a bit larger scale, and make it a crowdfunding project.No, not Kickstarter and the likes of crowdfunding, but funding the dragon with my little figures crowd, by FINALLY finishing off some miniatures I bought in a "flare up" of already deceased projects, armies of systems I'm getting out off (my Dux force after the campaign ends) or even flat misbuys (old metal Ogryns for the Renegades, only then to find out they can't take the gun versions).To that end, I added a small counter on my objectives bar, and I'll be having a go at this,

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Old Grenadier Goblin Giant

This is an old kit one of my customers had us do. It is from Grenadier Miniatures from way back in the day. An all metal kit, it weighs in at about 4 pounds of lead just for the giant.I had to assemble the giant and the platform separately, painting them, then finish the assembly. The goblins were also left off until the end then painted and attached.Fit was okay, probably helped with my use of JB weld for an adhesive/ filler. The platform didn't line up quite right, so I added some spacers to make it a bit more level.There were several bits and goblins missing from the kit so I added some more modern bits from GW's goblins. This helps tie the model in with the customer's newer stuff.The base is a piece of MDF, Grit and texture were added, along with some cast stones. Everything was sealed, then painted. Finally I added flock, static grasses, and clumps. 

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Myrmourn Banshees

I have finished my Myrmourn Banshees for my Nighthaunt army.  I have used them a couple of times but so far they have not done much.  I see many players are running 12 of these and they might be more useful in a large unit.  The models are really amazing.  They are some for the best on the Nighthaunt line which is filled with amazing models.

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