Songs of Blades and Heroes


Warlords of Erehwon - Elizabethan Zombie Wars

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

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Fantasy Hero 17

A old Citadel C01 Fighter who originally graced the gaming table in 1984 and was the first figure fully painted and based at that time.Repainted after almost 35 years the figure has lost a bit of the original detail but none of the character. The motion and that sword really do give the impression that this is going to smart - just a bit.Have another one in the lead mountain that the detail is a little crisper, just had to paint this one first in tribute to the C01 rangeMore to follow shortly.

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Fantasy Hero 16

Returning to a favourite genre and style of figure; the Undead and in this case Wights from Mithril  (left of picture) and Citadel. These are a recent entry to the AHPC IX. There are more of these to be painted and rebased for use in a skirmish game coming to a gaming table near you soon. A game when the world was older and darker and a warrior could carve a name for themselves worthy of a saga.More undead to follow shortly.Cheers for now

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Back to the Brushes 198

Day nine of this 30day30miniatures painting challenge sees a return to a long forgotten project - Mordheim. The figures below make up the first part of the Cult of the Possessed warband.Shown above are three Beastmen from Black Tree Design. These required the shields and various small pieces of equipment painted and have done so for about ten years or so.Next are two figures from the original warband, the Magister on the left as viewed and a henchman with the battleaxe on the right.Deliberate choice of colours with red mask and emerald green robes on the magic user. These colours are used throughout the figures in this warband regardless of the status of the character. On both of these figures again there were only small pieces of equipment and personal items to be painted to complete.In the background the next figures to be completed can be seen even if out of focus.Day 9Figures completed 8Cheers for now.

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Fantasy Hero 15

Finally completed and based, the mid level ranger figure from Citadel's AD&D range circa 1985.Looks like the cloak might require an additional coat of varnish.Originally started in the VIII Analogue Painting Challenge and recently completed in the 30days30miniatures painting challenge.Some small horses and riders to follow shortly.Cheers for now

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