Thursday, 25 April 2013

Do we need another hero?

Yes, I think we do. This nice chap from Hasslefree miniatures will be taking on the role of Caramon in the DragonLance saga.

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Looking at him in close-up I can see areas where my painting could have been better but for the sake of making inroads into my lead mountain I will let them slide. That last 10% (or in this chap's case 20%) of finish can take a lot of extra time which right now I'd rather be spending on painting up more miniatures.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Cool dragon bro

Yesterday I painted a young dragon from the Bones range which has been cluttering up my desk for the last week. A nice easy paint job and now I can add it to the painted pile and use it to threaten the PCs in my D&D game.

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I've got several other items nearing completion as well so hopefully I will have at least one more update this week.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Just filling time

I've got a Kings of War game coming up tonight against regular opponent Dan. To vary things a bit I've decided to field my goblin army and as this is his last proper warm up game for the Pathfinder tournament this weekend I've been trying to tweak my army to make it a bit more effective. Last (and only) game with goblins in KoW I fielded a hurriedly put together army of what I had ready and it didn't fare well at all. With the Mawbeast packs already done (see previous post) it was time to turn my attention to sorting out the rest of the army.

First up my goblin infantry (mostly painted in 2011 before the current edition of KoW), originally I had painted these for WHFB and had thought that large formations would be handy. With KoW it seems like these are best fielded as chaff in small units. Unfortunately I didn't have quite enough models to field them in units for 20 without command so instead I pave painted up some unit fillers to make up the numbers. The mushrooms are from Crooked Claw miniatures.

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And here are the units with the fillers in place (5 lots of 20).

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As well as the infantry I have also been JP-ing (rebasing) my war machines and tarting up some 20 year old paint schemes. They're short on crew at the moment but I've found some in a box and they're on the painting table right now.

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So roll on tonight's game - I hope all the effort was worth it.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Maw painted stuff

April hasn't been as productive as March (so far) but here are the miniatures I have painted so far. Citadel 4th edition night goblin squig herders along with Ramshackle games dungers - together they combine to make Mawbeast units for Kings of War.

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Along with the thee Dungers I painted at the beginning of last month I now have a total of three complete Mawbeast troops to terrorise my opponents with.