more details and pictures on the AOW site.
I like the look of them, they will fit in with my dwarf army far better than the new GW sculpts. At about one third the price if you take this introductory offer, I can imagine I am not the only dwarf player interested.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
......obviously the remedy is to go look for even more projects. I spotted this thread on the dakka dakka forum, about an upcoming kickstarter for fantasy miniatures and rules. More minis, more rules, perfect!
facebook page. At the moment there are just concept sketches to view. There are so many companies about that produce fantasy figures, what's so special about these guys? It's a personal taste thing, but these strike me as a little bit different, slightly more original than many of the clones around. The thing that really caught my attention was their intention to produce some of the range in hard plastics, using Renedra, the company who used to produce for Games Workshop and now do so for Perry Miniatures. Another bonus for me is that they are developing a set of fantasy skirmish rules. Why is that a big deal? Well, you try naming decent rulesets for fantasy small battles, say about 30 or 40 figures a side. It's surprising but it seems to be a niche that nobody is filling.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
The unused parts will go to another chariot - one of the reasons the kit attracted me was the fact that I could use the horses on an old metal chariot body. It's not quite two for the price of one, but they are a nice bonus. Even nicer is the number of extra warrior heads in the kit - a choice of two for the charioteer and six for the chaos warrior. One has ridiculously large horns and will possibly never be used, but the other four spare heads are a very welcome addition to my pile of bare heads for my next warrior regiment.
Sunday, 1 June 2014
There are parts on these models that I could do more with. The gems are not painted, I am treating them as ornate metal work - I will probably add gems just to the characters. The robes are pure white, no decorations, again something that may change on heroes and mages. There are plenty of other areas that could get more attention, but I am happy with this standard and want to press on. Next on my list of things to paint is Lothern Sea Guard, but these present a fresh (and scary) challenge of freehand shields and banner, so I might take a safer route and switch to glade riders. I have a few weeks to decide as I will be alternating between this and my chaos army, continually sweating over all these tiny details would drive me over the edge. Big, simple chaos for a while, then back to the delicate ones, that's my short term plan.