Friday, 23 March 2018

Mushroom Canopies

More of a heads up than a proper post. In the UK discount store B&M has large "rustic mushrooms" in stock in their seasonal section for a meagre £3.99. Made of resin and prepainted, all they really need is a bit attention to the base, which looks a bit too hard. The example above is straight out of the shop. Ideal for those of us who want to adventure in a fantasy Forrest.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Dead Man's Hand : Bloodbath @

We had meant to be playing the next Act in our Dead Man's Hand Campaign last Monday, but it was postponed due to dreaded Lurgy. MacSver had a casual game instead, playing one of the "All in!" scenarios. This was basically a grand battle with the added complication that some of the innocent townsfolk had barricaded themselves in the buildings. This meant that at test had to be made to enter a building, and a figure could even be shot at by the occupant !

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

2017 Barbarians Finished - part 2

 And now for the terrain part of the 2017 project. First up we have a lovely Ainsty Castings Stone Circle set.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

2017 Barbarians Finished - part 1

A couple of months late but I've managed to finish my 2017 28mm Fantasy project - add characters and appropriate scenery to my Barbarian Warband.

I had already added a Spearman and Dwarven couple last year, but I had another 4 figures sitting in the sidelines. Part of the delay was that the 3 Heresy miniatures required some construction, which I don't find overly enjoyable. But they all look the business now completed (or at least comparable in painting quality to my existing Barbarians.

From left to right, a Heresy miniatures Necromancer, a warrior from 4A Miniatures, a Barbarian halfling and Half Ogre (both again from Heresy).

The Necromancer comes with a skull or raven option for the left hand. The raven option helps him fit into a more natural druidic feel. The plaid on the warrior isn't the best, but I dulled it down enough to be passable on the table. The halfling I've had to make a berserker in my Song of Blades and Heroes games, as a halfling berserker is too funny a chance to pass up, no matter the lack of game logic! And the dynamic Boris figure is just great.