Hello everyone!Today, a short break from the historical atmosphere for my favorite Lord of the Rings series. I decided to paint one of the models that I have already taken for over a decade. Many metal patterns of models that came out during the premiere of the movies and shortly after them have undoubted charm and great painting potential. I come back to them very, very kindly.The Spectre is a creature haunting the Dead Marshes through where Frodo, Sam and Gollum passed in the Two Towers, on their journey to the heart of Mordor. They are not ghosts or zombies, and as Gollum used to say, something like specters: "You can't touch them, feel them. Maybe it's just shapes, without a body?"But let's give voice to master Tolkien and the three heroes traveling through the Dead Marshes...In the dark half-light, as far as the eye could see in south and east, wetlands and swamps stretched out before them. Fog stretched over the stinking backwaters, a suffocating odor hung in the air. In the d
Okay, I finished off five 28mm Wizkids figures as part of a commission. These will be the last for awhile, I think.There were bunch with various magical effects that I dealt with mainly through washes.Above we have blonde Jesus with his Windex web. Below is evil elf magician with Tang fire.Some kind of sword dude with blue spider lightening?Jesus with icicles.Angry blonde guy with bent mace and handful of blue goo.Lovely figures, fun to paint and happy to be done.Up next: Bruce and I finished off our LaSalle game, I've got some 20mm indian allies on the paint table, and I hope to run a game of Rebels and Patriots this week at the club.
Bilbo's "favorite" relative, Lobelia was a not so much and rather rude Hobbit... but she showed remarkable courage when dragged to the Lockdowns.And I always liked the character, and loved the model. So when I received her on friday afternoonm I immediatly began painting her.She was varnished 5 hours later, and based and flocked the next morning... so when I fill in the bingo, I can scratch off that 48 hours square as well...In game, she is a cheap 15 points addition to include in a Shire force, and while only a Minor hero, she comes with some great rules... especially if you can force her in the enemy at the moment he is about to brake.Just don`t keep her TO close to your own force either... they don`t like her ;-)
Markets are a common element of fantasy role playing games. They are a great place to pick up a few items for an adventure or for your PCs to make a few extra coins by trying to sell their wares. To help make your next fantasy market a bit more exciting, here are 49 market stalls that you may find in a fantasy setting. Butcher Selling common and more exotic cuts of meat, a butcher is a staple of markets in all settings and time frames. Cheesemonger / Dairy Cheese and milk are common food stuffs in fantasy settings and would no doubt be available in any reasonable sized market. Bread Ranging from selling hard, cheap buns to more artisanal loaves, bread is bound to be available. Fishmonger If it is close enough to the coast and a ready supply of fresh fish, a fishmonger is another market regular. Herbs and spices Probably more common in higher end markets, the dried nature of a lot of herbs and spices mean that people can have a taste of the exotic lands beyond their borders w
The WarCry hypetrain is in full throttle in the vastness of the internet and we also heard the call to arms in the Chaosbunker. Personally I'm going to work on parts of an old project and continue with it, because I have a lot of unpainted minis lying around at home for Age of Sigmar, […]
The next batch of movement trays, and the accompanying Orcs to go on them in my continuing plan to line them all nicely up in the miniature cabinets.To that end, I painted quite a few Orcs this entry, lining out those I had already started for the past AHPC but didn't finish back then.Now the fact is, while I wanted to complete a Rohirrim army for the 1tth of november, I won't be able to make that with renovations in full swing, so I opted for safer option of at least getting a force ready, and see if I can get the horselords done by then will be optional. At least I'll already have an army to go to war with that way.The doubt is still up at the moment wether this will become Minas Tirith or Mordor, but I guess it's going to be more likely that a rabble force of Evil is going to be the way forward, though in worst case I can still take along The Fellowship instead.But for now, I painted up a bunch of the plastic orcs. Consisting of 4 sword and shield, 6 spears, 6 double handed weapons and 5 archer
Terrain is an important part of any game, and I am always keen to see, what interesting pieces can be added to a gamers collection. The Dominion of Sigmar was introduced earlier this year, as fantasy counterpart to the very well done Sectors already available for Warhammer 40,000. Among those temples and shrines in the […]
I finished off a few more 28mm D&D figures for a fellow. I have five more almost done that will follow next week.The first three are two fighters and some kind of magician or illusionist. Nice sculpts generally.Most of the figures in this batch have some sort of magical powers (which is basically a clear piece glued onto the grey resin figure). This fellow is throwing rocks. The box art shows amazing colourful effects that almost certainly are photoshopped.I used a bunch of washes to try to create a sense of magic and motion. Not sure I was successful.The fighters were a bit more straight forward with mail and swords. A couple of figures had some miscast weapons (for stabbing around corners?) but I didn't want to break the resin/plastic trying to straighten them.Up next: Probably the remaining D&D figures then back to my own projects (whatever they may be!). I'm hoping to run an 1812 game at the club on the 13th,
.......from Peter Pig for some fantasy gaming!Still adding to the good forces with some artillery and a medical unit, nice figures as usual from Peter Pig, still need to add cavalry and that should be it for the forces for good (well goodish...) and the god wills it lot!Early medical unit, need to sort that base out.......If you notice he has a siren in his left hand and painkiller in his right!"God Wills It"
Mr Steinberg and I had another Dragon Rampant game recently, once again it was his chaotic snail and slug slime horde against the proud and less slimy Dwarves of Tir-Na-Bor. These two forces are getting to know each other quite well, we have been fielding well used army lists for a few games now. These Elite Thermo Warriors are one of the best combat units but they are better when attacking rather than defending. The cavalry give some much needed speed, very useful for grabbing objectives. We had quite a few skirmishes where units on both sides were getting worn down as casualties mounted. The dwarves have finally finished building their Clockwork Dragon (because these Dwarves don’t like real Dragons much) and it fits the brass and metal theme for the Tir-Na-Bor army. Mr Steinberg‘s Reaper Bones giant worms are pretty gruesome looking, here are three advancing on a blue gem objective. The Belicose Boors below are a favourite unit of mine, as long as they get to charge and not get charged! Th
Hello all! Today, an entry for the ongoing KICKSTARTER "The Third Breakfast" from WESTFALIA.The collection, which is already a BIG success, offers us beautiful, various designs of halflings. I have already had the opportunity to paint a few minis from WESTFALIA (people and halflings) and I must admit that the (resin) models looks great.Check for yourself:https://www.westfaliaminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/WestfaliaMiniatures/https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/westfaliaminiatures/the-third-breakfast/postsOn this occasion, I painted two halflings, whom I decided to style at least a little bit for Meriadoc and Peregrin, Merry and Pippin, from the Return of the King, more precisely from the battle of Minas Tirith, when the fate of separated friends inter
The latest piece of terrain that I've finished, it's a ruin this time round.Cast in resin, I have totally no idea where I got this model from to be honest.But it is a great little piece of ruins to give some cover to mighty heroes, or for lowly rabble to sneak around.Painted with a basecoat of Dark Rubber, followed by a Strong Tone wash, it was then drybrushed with various shades of grey to give it a good Middle-Earthen feel on the tabletop.And so slowly my terrain collection for the hometable is build up...
Time for another "walkthrough" of one of the best fanzines out there, the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game magazine.And this time, the theme of the issue is the epic Battle of Dale, as seen in the third instalment of the The Hobbit trilogy.The magazine starts as always with the editorial and the contents table, so that is nothing spectacular.Next up is the collection of short items, bundled together in the SBG Towers column.The first article in the issue is a first parter of a series, detailing your dice roll odds in the game. By putting up some combat set-ups, it gives a good idea on how to stack the dice in your favour. And accompanied by Cubes of Woe, which gives some examples of impossible failed dice rolls...In the next article, a Lifetime of Tolkien Gaming, the author of the Frostgrave fantasy game by Osprey looks back at what inspired him, all th way down to the old Middle-Earth roleplaying game.In this months Tactica, the best use of the various Elven spellcasters is handled, like which v
To be added to the Warcry terrain, I got myself the Azyrite Townscape. I had my eyes on the kit for a while now, as it is generic set of ruins and as such can be used for multiple setups. The Azyrite Townscape is part of the Dominion of Sigmar terrain range and accompanied by […]
Hello and welcome to my third instalment of "playing" this bingo in 2019.And while it has been a while since I showed the updated scorecard, some things did get crossed off the roster again.First and foremost, the "Finish an Evil army of at least 600 points" has been completed, as my Mordor force broke through that barrier when Gothmog was finished.Now, as you could read HERE, I also joined my first MESBG tournament ever (there weren't any during my first stint, and since starting again I discovered the Flemish Hobbit League), and this resulted in not only scratching off "Enter a Middle-Earth gaming event" but also "Play a game against an opponent you have never faced before". It also gave me progress on the play all Matched Scenarios tracker, as Domination and Hold Ground can be crossed off now as well...With the Durin`s Folk battle company, the base was laid for the next army I really want to build out, and so "Start a new army" can be scratched of the list as well...A very good update indeed this tim