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[EN/PL] First Crusade. Historical background. Part I / I Wyprawa Krzyżowa. Tło historyczne. Część I (V&V Miniatures: Crusaders 3 set #1

Hi everyone!The next week, the weather in Poland resembles the hell that awaited the Crusaders at Hattin in 1187. It is an unmerciful heat, the dyes dry up and the swarms of mosquitoes suck your blood.Well, I already have an introduction and with this smooth metaphor I can go to this today's entry ;-))        I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders 3"box, with the title Crusaders.Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries with the Pilgrims' models from V&V Miniatures were about the events of the so-called The People's Expedition / Folk Crusade, which immediately preceded the First Crusade.The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of

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The Joy of Saga

Saga is a game that I have been wanting to try out for some time but have not been able to manage to get a game in. I originally picked up the rules when the first edition was released but thought it was a bit fussy. It was also next to impossible to get the dice here in Canada when the game was originally released. I had some Wargames Factory models that I was going to use to build a Dane force but never got around to it and the models got traded or sold some time ago. When the new version was released I was interested enough to pick up a copy and when a friend moved I picked up his painted Carolingian force and was ready to play. Sadly my schedule got in the way and it wasn’t until this week that I was able to get in a game. While I wanted to try the game out to use my historical force, the release of the Age of magic rules has made it more of a priority as I want to get a grasp on the basic rues before adding the twists and complications of monsters and spell casting. Many thanks to Palmer for provid

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SAGA, slaughter and a surprise

Summer has not yet caught up with the north of England and I braved the cold and rain to go to the club last night. I was fighting my first SAGA game of the club campaign, my Saxons had decided to attack the Pagan Rus, my Byzantines have raided the Carolingians and this will be fought in two weeks.Dan who is running the campaign helped with the set up and we had to kill each others Warlord to win the game, I don't think this is easy in SAGA but I may be wrong, I set up with the Warlord and his Hearthguard on my right and Warriors and bow armed Levy on my left, Paul had Javelins and Warriors facing my left and his Warlord, Hearthguard and Javelins on my right. I got nowhere with my archers so had to move them forward while I put my Hearthguard in defensive ground to their front, the Warlord started inching towards my left.Paul was aggressive and attacked my Levy, his men lost the fight and were then attacked by my Warlord who slaughtered most of them and caused the survivors to retreat, I now had the upperhand

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I’ve ordered at Warb … Dark Peak … forget it, I bought Footsore Miniatures

After a name and brand bickering, that I first thought was an April fools joke, Footsore Miniatures - who took over Musketeer Miniatures back in the day, came back to their name. With Gangs of Rome, they went with the name of Warbanner and recently Games Workshop got in touch with them, as Warbanner would […]

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[EN/PL] The first folk crusade. Part IV. Expedition of Peter the Hermit and Walter without Property (1096) / I Wprawa ludowa. Część IV. Wyprawa Piotra Pustelnika i Waltera bez Mienia (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 1 set #2]

HELLO EVERYONE!I invite you today for the fourth entry related to the folk expedition that preceded the First Crusade.The entries received from V&V Miniatures - the next two from the set "Pilgrims"That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago and Pilgrims 2 box):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.For some time I leave my brothers' painting for ...Crusader knights :)If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIIThe road

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Wolfen

The final set of non-LotR miniatures I have assembled over the last few days is my pack of Rackham's Confrontation Wolfen. Over the years, at trade shows, I have been lucky enough to pick these up very cheaply in deals. Ordinarily these would have cost a fortune, but my collection came in at maybe a third their retail price. All of them are the metal versions before Rackham made the bad mistake of moving to some kind of bendy plastic that nobody liked and therefore did not buy.First up are a couple of Wolfen Warriors and a Wolfen Repentant of some kind that I have not been able to find in their catalogues. I had previously undercoated these figures but there were many spots I missed, so I re-sprayed them for better coverage.Next up are a couple of Wolfen Hunters and a Wolfen Vestal. Again, these were partially undercoated, so I tried to complete the coverage with the spray can.Two more Wolfen Hunters and a Wolfen with a pretty powerful looking crossbow. I imagine the stats for that crossbow will be the same a

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Fomorians

The weather has been much brighter and warmer today, so I was able to get into the garden and begin undercoating a few miniatures previously featured, as well as prepping some more of those still on my work bench. Today's miniatures come from the Celtos range by i-Kore Miniatures. They have since been marketed by a variety of other companies, so I am not sure where to get them from now. I managed to buy these at a trade show many moons ago from Brigade Games. I thought I had bought the whole collection, but there are a few more leader types to get and some sirens (female Fomorians, which I probably won't get as they don't really fit in with the male versions imho - they would make a good female only faction though for another game).I have broken my Fomorian collection down into four types and photographed each faction separately.Fomorians with Spears...There are nine of these in the range and I managed to get them all. The barbed spears/harpoons look great for a sea-based bunch of raiders. I was going to pain

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Latest 3d prints from the dark ages set

Having a little trouble with my Ender 3.  Not sure but I think the aluminum bed might be warped.  The problem is that very large prints are not adhering to the bed..  Got to look into the problem.   Printed out the viking ship.  It is a monster, as you will see;  Along with some carts...  Hope you like them. I did purchase the WW2 Normandy set.  The first building is printing now.Bed adhesion problem. I have learned to make sure I watch the first few layers More of the problem..  It was an 8 hours build timeGreat looking wagonMounted Saxon to show size.

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Ushabti

This is the first of a few posts that are not really, but kind of almost are, Lord of the Rings hobby related. There will be more LotR posts soon, but these are kind of linked in by the fact that in one of my imaginary worlds, these will be allies for factions that I will use Lord of the Rings figures for.First up are a couple of Games Workshop's Ushabti (apologies for the dull photo - light conditions are terrible at home due to the overcast/rainy weather we are currently experiencing)...I did have three of these (out of the four available in metal - jackal, crocodile, asp and vulture) but cannot seem to find the third one (the asp headed version). I managed to build and clean them up today whilst waiting for a small break in the weather that never came which would have allowed me to get out into the garden to undercoat more Games Workshop LotR minis. I also got a few more miniatures that I will feature over the next few days out of their bags/blisters in readiness for preparation tomorrow and the rest of th

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28mm scale Saxon Church

The print came out great.  The total run time was just over 36 hours.  This time I made sure that the first level was put down to the glass bed with no problems.  The two 28mm figures are to show the size of the church.   Currently make the walls for the Norman Castle.   Each wall section run for 24 hours.  Looks like this will take a week or two to complete.   Hope this will inspire people to try 3d printing to their game table

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[EN/PL] About Viking runestones / O kamieniach runicznych Wikingów (Warhead Studio Runic Stones #1)

Welcome!I invite you to watch the first runestones that you can find in the Warhead Studio offer. I recently received a package from sets from a polish producer of terrains, scenery and bases, and I must say that it is VERY good.       Described today set divided into two parts. In this version, 3 out of 5 runic stones.Set of Runic Stones casted in resin perfect for those Viking raids in game of Saga, Hail Caesar or other historical games from Dark Ages. Runic Stones can be used as a stand alone piece of terrain, part of bigger diorama, objective or as a scenery piece for a base.I encourage you to look through the expanding range of Warhead Studio:https://warheadstudio.com/https://www.facebook.com/WarheadStudio/And a handful of facts. Part IThe runestones were created mainly in the years 200-1100. The runes were also used later in some isolated regions of Sweden and Norway, but the runestones ceased to basically engraved before 1100. They have survived in the entire Nor

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