Wednesday, 26 August 2015
The two main characters from the boxset are still to be painted and added to this unit, then I will probably take on the marauders. I am hoping to get enough Khorne troops together to play Dragon Rampant, which I believe is scheduled for release around xmas time. The perfect time for the guys in red to go frolicking in the snow.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
I started playing medieval gaming with Lion Rampant just this year. At the time I looked around at everything on offer and decided to collect a Wars of the Roses force, based on Perry Miniatures plastics. Partly this was because of the low cost, but mainly because I was unable to find what I really wanted - decent 14th or 15th century sculpts. How things have changed in just a few short months!
Top of the plastics manufacturers to my mind are Perry Miniatures. Their English (Agincourt) army was very tempting, a complete Lion Rampant retinue in a box costing around £20, with some very nice sculpts, but I passed on it because I thought it would be too similar in gaming style to my Wars of the Roses force. But just a couple of days ago they released images on their facebook page of the French Agincourt army and this looks far more promising. More crossbows and spearmen to add to the collection. There's plenty of material here to make up foot troops galore, with the prospect of mounted troops further along the line? It's great to see some historical miniatures that can match the high quality of my fantasy collection. 2016 is shaping up to be a good year already.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
|View across to Beda Fell|
No toy soldiers in this post. After a particularly poor summer here in the north west of England, a beautiful day beckoned me out on to the fells, a brief walk up on to Hallin Fell in fact. It's good to get away from the desk, stretch the legs and back muscles, feast the eyes on something further away than arm's length. Normal service will be resumed next time, but just wanted to pause and enjoy the weather for once.
|Looking over Ullswater towards Penrith and the Pennines|
|Bored kid gets out his comic|
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Saturday, 8 August 2015
I am pretty happy with the brass/gold areas, but I think I overworked the red armour. I should have stuck to my usual mantra - keep it simple. A base colour, a wash or glaze or two is usually sufficient to get a decent finish. By the time I had messed up the red armour I just wanted it done, I could go back and work the fleshy bits of the jugger but it hardly seems worth the effort.
ogres, marauders, chaos warriors, and more ogres. The contents of the AOS box will add a unit of Chosen and another unit of marauders. The large beast thing will be converted into a daemon. Searching through my bits I do also have some metal bloodletters that would be nice to add to the army. Anything that causes lots of damage in combat is a candidate to join the warband, hence the troops generally being armed either with two weapons or a great weapon (though I slipped up when arming the Lord, for some reason he has a shield). I really hope I can maintain enthusiasm to complete the AOS items before I move on to another project.