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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #4 / Krucjaty Północne. Struterowie (rycerze rozbójnicy) Krzyżacy #4 (Fireforge Games)

Welcome!I invite you to the second post (and the fourth about the Teutonic Knights) about knights-robbers serving the Teutonic Order.For this project I used models from the from Fireforge Games:Foot SergeantsAs I mentioned in a previous post about this formation - Struters / Latrunculi were in the thirteenth century at the service of the Teutonic Order during the Northern Crusades and the wars of the Teutonic Knights with Prussia and Lithuanians.       White coats were only allowed to be worn by brothers-knights and chaplains (including priests and clerics). The servants' brothers had to be satisfied with gray cloaks and shields (with a specific cross).As my robbers, of which more below, are not servant brothers, but more mercenaries in the service of the Order, their dress is not orthodox, and only shields show who they are fighting for.       When in 1260 the Prussian tribes rebelled against the Order's authorities, the Struters had their hands full. The Prussian

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[EN/PL] Mordheim: Witch Hunters. Finished band! / Łowcy Czarownic. Skończona banda!

Hello everyone!The moment has come, expected for over 3 years! I finished another band!It is true that about 15 years ago I painted the Witch Hunters band (and even with more interesting models), but there was no trace of them left, and they would now only be suitable for washing.        That is why I happily welcome again, in my opinion, the most atmospheric of all Mordheim's bands. That's the quintessence of this game. Who didn't want to play the role of a witch hunter playing RPGs? And commanding the whole unit sounded even better!Today, the last two flagellants (including the climate halfling from Westfalia Miniatures) and photos of the whole band. I invite you!You can find all entries about Witch Hunters ===> THERE----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Order of the Templars of Sigmar, universally known as the Witch Hunters, is an organisationdedicated to the eradication of heretics, be they warlocks, witches, sor

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[EN/PL] Dead Marshes Spectre #2 / Widmo z Martwych Bagien #2

Hello Everyone!Return to Dead Marshes with Gollum, Frodo and Sam today. In the PREVIOUS Part you could learn a bit about the history of this land, where it got its name from, and what event contributed to the appearance of specific ... inhabitants here.        To summarize, the Dead Marshes spread across the Dagorlad plain, north of Mordor, on the eastern shore of the Anduin.Their name comes from the battle that was fought there on Dagorlad, in which great armies met: the people and elves of the Last Alliance fought against Sauron's forces. After the battle, the corpses of elves and people were buried on the plain, then flooded. That's how the title Dead Marshes were created.        In the one of the chapter of Two Towers entitled Through the marshes, a route of hobbit wandering: Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, led by Gollum.The Hobbits saw the dead underwater and vicious flames hovering over the swamps, which Gollum called the "candles o

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Reigns: The Council Preview

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. This post was a paid preview, you can find out more information here. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” ~William Shakespeare “It’s Good to be King.” ~Tom Petty Based on the popular phone app, Reigns: The Council […]

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[EN/PL] Thorin's Company / Drużyna Thorina: Gloin, Bofur & Oin (Scibor Miniatures)

Warmly welcome!Long, ah long I haven't painted anything from Scibor's Monstrous Miniatures. Therefore, it's time to make up for it and today I invite you to the first post about Tolkien's Thorin's Company.        In this series, I will present the team of dwarves, and paint which is painted on, followers of the Lonely Mountain. In the first entry Gloin, Bofur and Oin. I painted the last two a few years ago and now I just changed the names on the bases to match the design.      What is new is the dwarf model that will serve me as Gloin. Just painted, while maintaining the characteristic features to fit the rest.I hope you like my idea of alternative dwarves from "Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien.GloinQuest for EreborIn TA 2799, Glóin was known to have fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the last battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. In TA 2941, Glóin and his brother Óin, along with his cousins Dwalin and Balin, were among the Dwarves accompanying Thorin and Company during

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Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview Review

In our Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview review, we take a look at the second expansion for the crime solving game Chronicles of Crime. The post Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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[EN/PL] Dead Marshes Spectre / Widmo z Martwych Bagien

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

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Prussia and Lithuania. Teutonic Order #3 / Krucjaty Północne. Prusy i Litwa. Krzyżacy #3 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Good morning!On August 15, we celebrate in Poland the festival of the Rapture of the Saint Virgin Mary (Assumptio Beatissimae Mariae Virginis in caelum), so another two knights of The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (commonly known as the Teutonic Knights) from V&V Miniatures  from "Crusaders"box today.       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 don't know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries:I. Northern Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1II. Northern Crusades. Konrad, the Devil and the Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #2 Northern / Baltic crusades.Konrad Mazowiecki's campaigns.Konrad I Mazowiecki, the Polish prince of Mazovia, tried without success to conquer pagan Prussians du

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[EN/PL] Merry & Pippin at Pelennor Fields (and the Westfalia Halflings kickstarter!) / Meriadok Brandybuck i Peregrin Tuk podczas bitwy na Polach Pelennoru.

                                                                    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

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[EN/PL] Mordheim: Witch Hunters: Flagellants #2 / Łowcy Czarownic: Biczownicy #2

Hello everyone!Admittedly, I had plans to finish three new Flagellants, not one, but the flood of work-related matters that waiting after the holidays took me away physically and mentally, and my eyes needed rest :-)       I am returning to my Witch Hunter project today.Previous entries about this atmospheric band in the damned Mordheim under THIS LINKThe models that I decided to use are 6-edited metal Flagellants from the Empire army.BTW my favorite designs from all editions of this unit in WFB.Today, the text refers directly to the history of FlagellantsI invite you!Flagellants  are the same name of members of religious brotherhoods, existing from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century. The countries in which they mainly carried their news and bloody sacrifices were Italy and Germany. Then also Spain and Poland joined. In our "pious" country for centuries, public whipping has been practiced as a form of repentance for grave sins.The name Flagellants came from the Lat

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Konrad, the Devil and the Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #2 / Krucjaty Północne. Konrad Diabeł i Struterowie (rycerze rozbójnicy) Krzyżacy #2 (Fireforge Games)

Hello everyone!I use the last days of vacation and invite you to the last entry in July. I decided to follow the blow and publish one more entry in the Teutonic climates. On this occasion, I painted the first three knights-robbers (Struters / Latrunculi), who were in the thirteenth century on the services of the Teutonic Order in the times of the Northern Crusades and the wars of the Teutonic Knights with Prussians and Lithuanians.For this project I used models from two sets from Fireforge Games:Scandinavian InfantryFoot SergeantsWhite coats were only allowed to be worn by brothers-knights and chaplains (including priests and clerics). The servants' brothers had to be satisfied with gray cloaks and shields (with a specific cross).As my robbers, of which more below, are not servant brothers, but more mercenaries in the service of the Order, their dress is not orthodox, and only shields show who they are fighting for.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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[EN/PL] North Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1 / Krucjaty Północne. Tło historyczne. Krzyżacy #1 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Hello my friends!I finished a short holiday with my family and I invite you to a new entry.I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders"box, which knights I decided to paint in the colors of the Teutonic Order and its allies in the theater of action which were the North / Baltic crusades.       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/North / Baltic Crisis. Historical background.The official beginning of the northern crusades was the call of Pope Celestine III from 1194. Actions to subjugate the non-Christian neighbors of the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the Holy Roman Empire were also undertaken in the earlier period with varying results.       These undertakings were largely ideologi

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1 / Krucjaty Północne. Tło historyczne. Krzyżacy #1 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Hello my friends!I finished a short holiday with my family and I invite you to a new entry.I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders"box, which knights I decided to paint in the colors of the Teutonic Order and its allies in the theater of action which were the North / Baltic crusades.       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/North / Baltic Crisis. Historical background.The official beginning of the northern crusades was the call of Pope Celestine III from 1194. Actions to subjugate the non-Christian neighbors of the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the Holy Roman Empire were also undertaken in the earlier period with varying results.       These undertakings were largely ideologi

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[EN/PL] First Crusade. Team of the knights' expedition. Part II / I Wyprawa Krzyżowa. Skład wyprawy rycerskiej. Część II (V&V Miniatures: Crusaders 3 set #2)

Hello!I took another knights from V&V Miniatures  "Crusaders 3" set. 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 miniatures.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 first folk crusade. Part IIIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IVFirst Crusade. Historical background. Part I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II. Team of the knights' expedition.In the summer and early autumn of 1096 a much better organized knigh

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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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