Fantasy


10mm steppe goblins and ogres

Following on from the goblin wolf riders I showed at the end of last month, here is the start of a small steppe goblin army. These fabulous 10mm sculpts are styled as steppe goblins (conveniently), produced and sold by Polar Fox Studio in Siberia. They come in packs of 30 cast on strips five wide. There is a random command strip and then a selection of other strips - there must be 15 unique sculpts in each pack. The variation is quite impressive for a small range, and they really fit well with the feel of the Warmaster wolf riders with a similar Hun-inspired aesthetic. They are very characterful and therefore a bit of a bugger to paint. The end result is fantastic though.This wee chap is a Polar Fox steppe goblin shaman or sorcerer.In support I have some steppe ogres. These are actually 15mm orcs from Magister Militum, but their equipment is also a bit Hunnic in feel - well, some of their hats anyway - and they fit well with the 10mm goblins. Here is the mini-horde to date. Another group of goblins,

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The Warriors Gate

The most recent film we found scrolling randomly through Netflix, is this French - Chinese action movie from 2016.The traditional story of a kid having to find his bravery, it is an enjoyable little film with nice action scenes and some good jokes (like the dumb henchmen executioner of the evil overlord).Jack Bronson is a teenager who spends his free time playing warrior video games and working at a Chinese curios and antiques shop. His mother is trying to sell the house they live in before it goes into foreclosure. When Jack goes to a biking park, Travis, a neighbourhood bully and his friends chase after him and he hides inside his bosses shop and helps out. A family heirloom, The Warriors Gate, from Mr Cheng’s cousin in Beijing arrives at the shop and he gives it to Jack as a gift.Jack goes to sleep with the thing in his room and wakes up with a sword at his neck. A warrior, Zhao  tells him that the ‘Black Knight’ has to look after the most precious thing in the kingdom; the Princess. Jack gets

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Conquerors of Mictlan

Beside the Last Patrol Kickstarter by Black Scorpion, I pledged the Conquerors of Mictlan campaign by Antediluvian Miniatures last year in September. It was supposed to be delivered in January 2019 - it wasn't. Dropped here in mid of march. For a range of miniatures, that were mostly done and only needed casting, that's mediocre […]

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Salute 2019 – Another Year, Another Wonderful Show

On a rather delightfully warm Saturday morning, I found myself once again trekking to the hallowed tabletop show that is Salute. Once again the tabletop masses descended unto the London Excel for Salute 2019. Grab [...] The post Salute 2019 – Another Year, Another Wonderful Show appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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End Of The Week - ?/^&$%" (0)

Some progress has been made, never as much as I would like. Most of the current project and the background project now has a base colour and a wash although there are a few I have barely touched. Almost not detailing has been done and that is what generally takes the time. What I have done so far looks pretty good to me. If I pushed it today I would probably finish but I have friends here so that is unlikely to happen. My plan is basically to add another five figures into the mix. If I can finish them next week that would put be back on track. A bit of basing of some more elves (alfar) has been done. These are planned as black alfar for the Viking Game.Today's post is a little bit early so maybe I am being a little bit premature in saying this but I haven't finished any figures again this week. It has been a very busy week for me. Painting has played a major part in it but unfortunately the paint has been emulsion and the objects involved were walls. Someone now has a Slytherin themed bedroom. After a series

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Mordor vs Rivendell: Infiltrate and Assassinate MESBG Batte Companies BatRep

After being held off during their raid into the forests around the Last Homely Home, the orcs have set up camp in an ancient ruin to lick their wounds.  But the Elven patrol hunting them has plans to assassinate the leader and break their spirits...Following the first battle me and Noshi did last friday, we had time for a second game of Battle Companies still, and this time I let her choose the scenario, coming up with scenario 7.In this scenario, my forces would be the defenders, meaning I had to keep my lieutenant alive while trying to push the elves past their breaking points, meaning 3 off the 5 had to be taken out.  No easy task considering how it went before and the problems I had beating them down.The forces picked where the same as in the first game, and my Orcs would be moving as setries until the alarm was raised.I had priority and my troops wandered around a bit, except those that mattered.  My lieutenant stayed where he was, and the ones defending the entrances walked away...So ente

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[EN/PL] About Hobbits - Border Guards / O Hobbitach - Pogranicznikach (SABRE Miniatures Halfling Swordsmen #1)

Hello everyone!I invite you to the second 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/--> FIRST ENTRY <---Border guards were a kind of sheriffs who were patrolling Shire boundaries and border areas.In particular, their task was not to let in various strange and dangerous creatures. During periods of greater danger, their group was enlarged by efficient and growing hobbi

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[EN/PL] About Hobbits - BorderGuards / O Hobbitach - Pogranicznikach (SABRE Miniatures Halfling Swordsmen #1)

Hello everyone!I invite you to the second 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/--> FIRST ENTRY <---Border guards were a kind of sheriffs who were patrolling Shire boundaries and border areas.In particular, their task was not to let in various strange and dangerous creatures. During periods of greater danger, their group was enlarged by efficient and growing hobbi

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A bunch of cults.....cultists!

Much to Rays horror I have moved in to 15mm fantasy (these can be used for pulp too) and gone with some CP Models and some Croms Anvils figures to begin the horror......CP Models......The colour you're looking for is mauve......Croms Anvil figures.........These figures are a little smaller than the CP Models range but they are female and not indicative of the rest of the range.......What are they summoning, tune in next week for......

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A bunch of cults.....15mm cultists!

Much to Rays horror I have moved in to 15mm fantasy (these can be used for pulp too) and gone with some CP Models and some Croms Anvils figures to begin the horror......CP Models......The colour you're looking for is mauve......Croms Anvil figures.........These figures are a little smaller than the CP Models range but they are female and not indicative of the rest of the range.......What are they summoning, tune in next week for......

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Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time Review (Kickstarter Preview)

In our Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time review, we take a look at a cooperative tower defense game from Lucky Duck Games. The post Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time Review (Kickstarter Preview) appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Mordor vs Rivendell: Seize Ground MESBG Battle Companies BatRep

Beware guardians of Rivendell, a band of Mordor has been spotted on your borders, sneakingly making their way to the Last Homely House to cause mayhem... She has her elves, at last.  So that meant Noshi and me would face off in Battle Companies again, me taking the command of the forces of Mordor this evening.We actually managed to put two games in, so expect the second battle report to come in a few days... and believe me, it's a recordbreaking one for me...So past friday at TSA, we took a table and set it up for a game.  Force wise, I have the standard Mordor list as per the book, but for the Elves we had to do some modifications.  I took Gil-Galad as a spear elf, as I don't have the warriors with shield and spear, but as suc she also had one of those instead of the starting two.  Enter Elrond, who became a regular sword armed warrior, but as he was a sergeant as well, it was easier to keep him apart from his fellow swordsmen.The scenario we rolled was Seize Ground, and the objectives sc

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