Friday, 24 February 2017

Double Dagger Assassin

Another quick post - This time an assassin:

Even necromancers need to watch their back.
The miniature is a female assassin from Ral Partha Europe. Their RPG-miniatures and DSA: The Dark Eye lines are well worth checking out. There's a lot of very characterful miniatures in there. 

This lady is another addition to the mercenary gang. What could they be up to?

In game terms, it's a nice mini that allows me to play around with some poison and stealth traits I don't usually get to use in ASOBH. 



These traits make her a very mobile, hard to pin down, assassin. Agile allows her to run circles around obstacles and enemies, while dashing means that she only need a single action to both move in on and attack someone. Coupled with the free disengage, this should make her very dangerous, able to exploit any crack in the enemy line to go for her target. 
Of course, as a C2 character, she crumbles quickly against any well equipped soldier. 

I also made her a Coward to represent her sellsword nature - I don't imagine any mercenary being willing to stick around too long if things start going wrong. Can't spend your money if you're missing a head after all. 


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Mercenaries

Just a quick update, since its been quite a while. Im (of course) back to working on medieval fantasy again. These guys are meant for a scenario, posing as mercenaries/assassins.
More about that later


The miniatures are from Claymore Castings and a frostgrave cultist with a head from a frostgrave soldier.
I really like the Claymore Castings miniatures. Theire very expressive and characterful sculpts, with well-defined details. Makes them a joy to paint, really. It helps, of course, that I am a huge sucker for the look of the period covered.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

In anticipation of Rogue Stars

Doggo the Bruise. Quite a notorious mercenary, plying his trade in the colonies. He's small, hard-bitten, and rather shoots people to slag than ask questions. As long as the money is right. 



This is the Smudgester (B) miniature from hfminis.co.uk. What a nice and characterful little chap. I finally got around to painting him up riding out on the enthusiasm of the Rogue Stars nickstarter. I've been looking forward to that game for quite a while, and now that its nearing release I thought I'd better start getting some stuff painted.

He's tiny though, so was pretty hard to get in focus with my shoddy light set-up. And green is ont my strongest colour. Still, I think he turned out pretty nicely.

Ruff dudes lookin' for trouble.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Some artwork

We're having a campaign day locally, so I drew this piece to serve as a banner for the event.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Song of Gods and Glory - Part II: Plaguelings and Retinue tables.

Moving on, the next element of Pestifex' retinue. I managed to roll up a whopping 4 Plaguelings: Small and mischievous demon-children of the Plague-Father.


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Song of Gods and Glory - Part I: Pestifex

During a campaign in the buzzing south, a young mercenary had suddenly fallen ill. At first, and for many weeks, it merely manifested as boils in the crevices of the body. Painful if touched but discrete enough to go unnoticed by his comrades. But then came the fever, and the young mercenary spent more and more of his time retired in the wagons or in his tent. Until there came a time when the company had been camping for a week and he had not shown his face but once.
At last, his fellow soldiers grew worried. What they found as they entered the tent was as repulsive as it was horrifying. Sitting, hunched over and draped in ragged cloth, was a pale wretch of the young mercenary, surrounded by the rot and filth of numerous dead beings.
And he turned his head and spread his arms wide:

“I welcome you, my brotherssss.”

From the filth crawled forth numerous demons, cackling and grimacing.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Scourge

Here's a quick only semi-miniature related post. Fished out my tablet again, and drew this:

'Scourge' - RH 2016