Just in time for Spiel in Essen the foam inlays by Feldherr are ready for the next season of Warhammer Underworlds Beastgrave. I received the friendly package shortly after my review on the starterkit, and as I already have the starter boxes of the first two seasons upgraded with the foam inlays, I was looking […]
Hot on the tails of the Lion Rampant Clan Warband for Dragon Rampant, I finished up a small force of a Legend of the Five Rings Phoenix Clan for Dragon Rampant. This was mostly a re-basing operations - though I did paint up two new minis to make units the right number.I have to admit, I have very little idea about the actual make up of the armies of Rokugan. I never played Clan War (the miniatures game these were originally made for), I never really played Legends of the Five Rings (the Collectible Card Game), and, while I HAVE a pile of reference books for various editions of the role-playing game, I've read very few of them and only briefly ran a game of Savage Worlds lonely based on what little I knew about the setting. So these armies are based solely on the little I know about the different clans and what few miniatures I have available.I think a lot of these miniatures are 20 years old now. I picked up the ones I have 8-9 years ago. I don't think they're getting any easier to come by, so I probably won'
I mentioned in my last blog post that I've been formulating plans for a solo fantasy campaign using Bob Cordery's Portable Wargame rules to fight the tabletop battles. There is no current "official" fantasy version of the rules but a few people have drafted some tentative rules of their own.I've also had a go, especially given I intend to use these as mentioned above. I've created a new Portable Wargame Fantasy blog page to capture my thinking on troop types, special abilities and spells.Painting is going very well with the Orcs & Goblins and Empire of Man forces complete. More on that soon once I have had time to take some decent pics.Cheers,Millsy
On Friday the current issue (October 2019) of White Dwarf arrived, Warhammer Community already gave it a brief preview on the content. As I have the subscription issue, I have a slightly different cover. This one has a complete cover showing the artwork of the Wrath and Rapture boxed set, that was released last december. […]
In order to expand my Age of Magic/ Warlord of Erewhon forces I picked up some of the TTCombat Halfling cavalry models that are being sold via Warlord Games. Specifically I picked up the Halfling Goat Rider with Spears and Halfling Mounted Command. They are fun looking models and are cast in resin which is... Continue Reading →
Bayne paint in progressBayne rear paint in progressPoor lighting when I took these but hopefully you get the idea of where i'm going.
The Emissary (warband leader) Last hero on 2 feet for the warband, the Emissary herself, this conversion uses the same parts as the other two figures based on the Tree revenants, just more branches used on her head basically.However where the other two had stock legs, this one had both legs cut off and then re-assembled onto the Blood bowl elf pelvis.
I’m a good distance into this solo story about the wizard Kamal and his quest to gather the two sacred jewels that will make him the most powerful man in his city. For a change of pace I decided that the next encounter I’d trying playing out using Labyrinth Lord (D&D B/X). My final […]
In May I participated in the latest "Stuffbox" from the Sweetwater Community, the one from TabletopWelt got lost by Hermes - great job guys! But a new box was packed and went on its way. And with an eye on the tracking I knew HANS! would arrive today. A brief ring on the door bell […]
The latest Antediluvian Miniatures got me thinking about scaling up the Elizabethan Zombie Wars. I took the plunge and picked up a copy of Warlord's Warlords of Erehwon rules.The rules are well put together and well laid out, although a touch more proof reading would not have gone a miss. Much like many of Rick's offerings they are quick to pick up and very playable and should more than handle the larger units that I have in mind.I also picked up this cracking sculpt from Heresy Miniatures whilst a glimpse of what's to come for the Zombie wars revisited.It may seem to be a bit of a paradox but I do like my fantasy gaming to be based on a degree of history and keeping the focus on Elizabethan times, I spent some time reading up on the Witchcraft Act of 1563. The stuff you find on the web.The Act was passed to persecute those witches said to invoke evils spirits to commit murder. There were also a number of superstitions revolving around witchcraft:Witches had the ability to fly using broomstick
PteleaMore conversions for my new warband, another based on Tree revenent &blood bowl wood elf and the other a pretty common conversion (I've seen at least 2 others) based on the Dark elf sorcerer & Sylvaneth Branchwych.Balanos
This is Bayne, the first of the new warband I have been working on for around a month I think.He's made from;Sylvaneth Tree Revenent (legs, both arms)Blood bowl wood elf team (torso, mask)Sisters of the thorn hairOne weapon is from the old Dwarf warriors (going to have spikes added from Flagellant kit), the other is from the old Bretonnian Men at Arms.Then then is a some pro-create / miliput, plastic putty and Martian ironearth paint used for filling and texture.
.....from the north and Copplestone Castings!Lots painted but blogging is becoming a little harder to achieve lately but anyway let's be getting on.......These are my generic barbarian scum forces for Dragon Rampant, either two units of six or a large unit of twelve hence the two standards.........These barbarians from the North will have infantry, bears, wolves and giants in their ranks......A tidal wave of steel and claw....... First time using a snow effect too..........
Nothing to spectacular in this post to be honest, as these are the first Uruk-hai of Cirith Ungol that I painted up.Now, I keep "paint logs" for my models, to have references when I paint up more of certain troops in the future, and these models have been the first of it's kind as a try out for the colour scheme.In the future, I will be painting up at least some more of his brethren as well as their "leader" Shaggrath, but for now, these three are the ones needed for the Cirith Ungol battle company to be finished.For a "full" army, the list shares a lot of units with Mordor / Barad-dur / Angmar in the end, so if one builds a large army of Mordor, one can field one of the others just as well, as only some characters or a small unit left or right diversify the forces mainly consisting of orcs... And as such, these add 25 points to my Mordor force...
Somehow I got thinking about my collection of East Asian Fantasy collection (I think it was probably from seeing the "Daimyo" expansion in the current Reaper Bones Kickstarter...?). I had previously planned to do Hordes of the Things armies for each of the Clans in AEGs Legends of the Five Rings, plus keep a bunch on individual bases for role-playing games, and later I expanded those a bit to be used as Buntai in Osprey Wargame's Ronin - Samurai skirmish game.The largest and most complete of the HOTT armies was the Lion Clan army. I completed a Hordes of the Things army for them in 2011-2012(?) along with an opposing Phoenix Clan army. I used them in the Summer 2012 HOTT Campaign... and... never used them again. They've never even faced the other L5R HOTT Army I built - the Phoenix Clan. I also have a number of minis that were dedicated to a Lion Clan Ronin Buntai.Recently I have been reconsidering my basing standards and whether I'm likely to use some of the units/armies I have on multi-figure bases. I'