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[EN/PL] Battle over the Water / Bitwa nad Wodą ( SABRE Miniatures Halfling Archers)

Hello everyone!I invite you to the first review of a set of models that I received from Samuel from SABRE Miniatures. today.The Spanish company specializes in the production and sale of 28 mm resin half-size models (there are more nations in the pre-production!) stylized in the Middle Ages, and more specifically the Hundred Years War between England and France.The models look very good and preparing them for painting does not require a lot of time.In the ever expanding range of SABRE Miniatures we have various infantry formations of halflings and a fantastic cavalry of a small people on ... donkeys :)Check it yourself:http://sabreminiatures.com/index.phphttps://www.facebook.com/SabreMini/And as part of the storytelling, I invite you to read the text on the second theme (the first Battle on the Green Fields) of the most important battle of Tolkien's hobbits, the Battle over the Water.      The battle took place on November 3, 3019 TA (Third Age) in the Shire area. It was the

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AHPC 9: Barbarian Auxilia

This week sees me adding to my Orci Invicti army with something a bit different. Later Roman armies were known for incorporating warriors from conquered lands and using them as Auxilia troops to increase the Force's fielded strength.  I have always liked Bellicose Foot units in Dragon Rampant, so this seemed like a perfect excuse to get some into my army. This unit of fur clad Shield Breakers is from a Hill Tribe that was recently (and violently) incorporated into the growing Orc Empire. Now they fight for something greater than their loose collection of villages. They are old Grenadier Orc "Big Uns" from the 90s - and big beefy chaps they are too weighing in at a hefty 40mm. I picked them up at a Bring & Buy at MOAB last year and really likebthe old, characterful sculpts. The Bigs Uns showing their size next to my Sattagarian Goblins from earlier in this challenge I have been asked what my skin recipe is.  My intent was to go for a olive yellow tinged skin, rather than the more m

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 3

Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara pushed on through Constantinople and into Aegean states. Their pace was slowed because of the disease Kamal has contracted from the snakes and they had to rest often. “I need to learn more,” said Kamal. “If I can find the right books on this I’m sure I can concoct […]

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Guilds of Cadwallon and BSG

We had five guys out at the club this week, braving a nasty cold spell (-30C) to play two games (store and streets were deserted).Terry brought out the Guilds of Cadwallon, a worker placement game. I was leery at first (many worker placement board games require too much mental effort for me) but enjoyed myself so much that I forgot to take pictures! I would definitely play again.Mechanics are basically place workers to capture tiles which have intrinsic point value plus may contribute to your secret mission (more points). We played two rounds--probably needs to be three rounds. To everyone's surprise (including mine), I won. Yay, dumb luck.Chen then hosted a game of Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles. The game looks a lot like X-Wing but I thought the basic mechanics were more akin to Wings of War. We played the base rules (cinematic flight) but the game allows for Newtonian flight (i.e., facing does not equal direction of travel). Above are most of the components you need to play.We played two raiders ve

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[EN/PL] The Orcs continued! / O orkach ciąg dalszy! (Warmonger Miniatures Orc #2)

Good morning!Today is the weekend and I am inviting for a new entry on DwarfCrypt! It will be green and in the climate of my favorite oldhammer (and middlehammer, for which my greatest expansion into Warhammer was).       Recently, my long-awaited package from Warmonger Miniatures, in which there were a few orcs, to my emerging band of green brutes. And in this enthusiasm I painted one of them. I added excellent shields from Rotten Factory to the original model (and the previous orc).I cordially invite you!Orcs dont establish kingdoms or states as people do. Still, there are lands that are under total control of the Orcs or their smaller cousins - the Goblins. Most Orcs distinguish between two types of land: "green" and "other pieces".        The more ambitious warlords see the world more accurately: "my green", "green what will be my" and "other pieces".Orcs and Goblins are the most numerous in the Badlands. There are also other areas in which they remai

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Ev's Challenge - The Saga Continues

Day 49 of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, and we're past the halfway point.I'm just past the halfway mark on my own 500 point target as well, so all going according to plan, I might just squeak through...So what have I done since the last update? Let's take a look!The brutish Manticore, a staple of the medieval bestiary - a Reaper Bones figure which will give any band of adventurers pause.A Reaper Bones 'Avatar of Resilience', a humanoid rhino, now repurposed as a Broo with the addition of goat horns and weeping sores. Broos are the chaotic bringers of disease in Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha, the setting of the wonderful RPG RuneQuest.The Durinhold Tectonics, a Blood Bowl Sevens team yet to make it to the top-flight leagues. But they're a plucky lot and will undoubtedly get some reinforcements soon! These were old Blood Bowl figs from the 1990's, so the basing scheme was an homage to the Oldhammer Era. A moment of silence, please, as we remember Citadel Goblin Green, the most popular basing col

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Rohan, 3019 of the 3rd Era. Rohan, 3019 rok Trzeciej Ery.

For the last Thursday game, I asked Alasdair to introduce me to the Lord of the Rings wargaming. That was something I was always wanted to try. Alasdair together with his son Alexander, prepared the game with War of the Rings rules. So we had Rohan versus Isengard battle. Na ostatni czwartek namówiłem Alasdaira by wprowadził mnie w świat wargamingu związanego z Władcą Pierścieni. To było coś, czego zawsze chciałem spróbować. Alasdair wspólnie z swoim synem Alexandrem, przygotowali grę z zasadami War of the Rings. W ten sposób mieliśmy bitwę pomiędzy siłami Rohanu i Isengardu.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Alexander  WatsonUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Alexander  WatsonSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Alasdair Watson1. Forces. Siły.ROHAN(Michael, Bartek)1 x Royal Guard Cavalry1 x Cavalry with Bows1 x Cavalry with Spears1 x Skirmish Cavalry with BowsISENGARD(Alasdair, Alexander)1 x Troll1 x Ork's Cavalry on Wargs2 x Uruk Hai with pikes1 x Uruk Hai with crossbows

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BLOOD BOWL – Journey of the Maulers: Fink da Fixer

Since I rebuild the Maulers with a narrative approach and would also try to follow that in play, I've of course taken a look at the new rules and discovered the section for (in)famous coaching staff. The nice thing about the section is that the new staff are not optional but official rules, which means […]

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Warmaster Chaos figures based

So the Warmaster Chaos figures I painted earlier are finally based. I forgot how much of a PITA it is to base 10mm Warmaster figures. The models are in two strips so there is not a lot of space between each strip which makes the entire process either long (basing one strip at a time) or troublesome (painting between two strips of figures). I chose troublesome since I wanted to have these done before I am a grandfather and these models aren’t exactly the best paint job I have ever done. But they are finished.

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Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire – Sepulchral Guard

I finished my third warband for Warhammer Underworlds.  This time we have the Sepulchral Guard.  I fell in love with these figures when they were first released, long before I have interest in this game.  They were a joy to paint and their first game was very fun but very different.  These figures will likely see table time in other fantasy games and Age of Sigmar.  You can never have too many cool skeletons.Sepulchral GuardSepulchral WardenThe ChampionThe HarvesterThe Prince of DustPetitionerPetitionerPetitionerAs usual, the high resolution photos expose flaws that my old eye can't see in the real world.  They look good on the table which is really what its all about.

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 2

Kamal decided to travel toward Cordoba to retrieve the first of the two mystical gems that his father had described. He, Essafah, Wadi’a, Djuha and Kekara stayed in a provincial city just south of Constantinople. It seemed a civilised place to stock up on provisions. One night, after a pleasant evening at a coffee shop, […]

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[EN/PL] Mother Holle (Frau Holle) - The Germanic Goddess of Death and Renewal, Weaver of Fate and Fortune / Holle - Germańska Bogini Śmierci i Odrodzenia, Tkaczka Losu i Fortuny (Northumbrian Tin Soldier The Beardfolk #3)

Hello to you!Today I return to the Beardfolks models received from David from Northumbrian Tin Soldier. For painting, I chose one of the more armored figures from those painted so far, depicting the dwarven commanding officer, queen or high-born.I recommend you visit:Northumbrian Tin Soldier FBhttps://www.northumbriantinsoldier.com/I do not know why but for the first time when I saw this model in the raw state I associated with the image of one of the Germanic goddesses (yes, I am a great admirer of Germanic and Nordic mythology) about which I would like to tell my Honorable Visitors today.I cordially invite you!I think that many people may know Mother Holle (Frau Holle from German) from the fairy tale of the Grimm bros.She is an old woman living in the world at the bottom of a well. It is said that anyone who enters her kingdom will be rewarded with exactly what he deserves, whether it is good or bad.        Interestingly, Mother Holle is actually a very old Goddess. Its roots are so

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January Gaming + CanCon

Good times with friends Looking back on my January hobby month I was struck by the variety of games I have played, many of which were new to me, and all of which were big, multiplayer games. And also that I kept getting invited too :-) General d'Armee (2 x 2) French vs Anglo-Spanish My first foray with these rules, hosted by Aled and his dad, which I really enjoyed.  Slowpainter John and I ended up facing off on an action packed flank and it came right down to the wire. Slaughterloo (3 x 3) This fun game is a tongue in cheek Napoleonic big battle in a fantasy setting - good fun but also very god rules which would work equally well for historical games. All sorts of mixups and mayhem, and we converged on Slowpainter John's Orc Guarde with a singular purpose - and tough buggers they were too! The Battle lines are Drawn! The Advance to contact! The last stand of John's Orc Guarde - sandwiched between my Flank attack and Marty's Cavalry charge Dragon Rampant (4 x 4 with a twist!) A

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Booknotes – Science Fiction & Fantasy

I’ve recently finished reading one of the best fantasy series I’ve come across lately: Jon Skovron’s Empire of the Storms trilogy. Starting with Hope and Red, it tells the story of two people, a girl who grows up to be a fearsome warrior and a boy who becomes a thief. However, what could easily have become a cliché-ridden ‘team becoming couple’-story develops into a much more exciting thing. The books are set in an interesting world, namely an Empire made up of islands in a vast ocean. This alone is great, as I love nautical fantasy (and I have to admit that this was the reason I got the book in the first place). But if I came for the ships, I stayed for the characters: Skovron introduces a plethora of compelling and complex characters. Each of them has his or her own motivation and, most importantly of all, they all change and develop as things happen to them. Best of all, the changes within the characters actually drive the story and define the stakes – which, in a way, become higher than in most other fant

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