Saturday, 12 December 2015

The Kislevite 2

We had another campaign day, and that equals to another campaign gazette.

Next week we'll be wrapping up the campaign, so we'll try to make a battle report or two of the proceedings as well.
I've allready begun working on the next campaign as well.


Doppelsoldner from Artizan Designs

Friday, 11 December 2015

Albrecht "Nuclear Deterrent" Houser - My wizard

 Albrecht Houser is the Fire Wizard in my current warband. This guy:
An old Citadel Adventurer Wizard model, that I finished painting recently. Great model!
At any rate, he's become quite notorious for his fireball spell; It's only actually been cast twice, but the mere threat of it is enough to keep the other warbands at bay. Thus, I gave him the nickname.
Good fun.

I wanted to draw a portait of him, as he conjures a fireball.

All in all I am quite happy with how it turned out. He's got that mad gleam in his eyes.

Friday, 4 December 2015

The Kislevite

I made this frontpage as a way to summarize what happened during our last games in our current SoBH campaign. A coupel of fun hours spent puitting it together, even though it propably is a typesetters worst nightmare. Well, its (partly) intentional :P

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Challenge

So, for the next month, I want to do a challenge.
I took a look at my table, and I saw too much of this:

Friday, 21 August 2015

An Evil Warband and other stuff.

Having gathered a group of followers, a Dark Champion raids the northern villages in the kingdoms of men. Only with great courage, skill at arms and sacrifice can such a warband be defeated.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Fightin' Fungi

So my kickstarter pledge finally arrived. Being a great fan of Song of Baldes and Heroes, I of course just had to back Ganesha Games kickstarter for Fightin' Fungi. And also because the miniatures were such nice oddities.

Anyways - I quickly set about painting them up, and this is what I have got so far:

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bits and bobs

 I needed a break with the Frostgrave stuff, so I broke out som eof my 25mm Fantasy again. It's always nice to paint a knight, especially when its one of the lovely ex-citadel ones from foundry.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

More Frostgrave

Got the first 3 models done for my warband. Next up will be the Necromancer and Apprentice, and then I'll be halfway there!

Thug, Treasure Hunter and Crossbowman

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A Crossbowman

Another guy finished for my Frostgrave warband. This guy didn't turn out quite as good at the first one, but I am still decently happy with him. This guy is more straigth out of the box, with the only addition being a sword from another kit.

Monday, 20 July 2015

A thug

I've managed to finish painting the first model from the Frostgrave nickstarter:

These minis certainly have a lot of detail - In fact, they are very close to having the level of fiddly bits I normally shy away from. Still - I think the end result is quite nice, and look forward to having some more of these guys painted. It just takes me a lot longer than my usual miniatures.

He'll make a nice bandit in a Open Combat warband when he is not serving in Frostgrave.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Basing - A short tutorial

Today, I thought I'd do a short walk-through/tutorial on how I do my bases.

A zealous crusader knight charges across the blasted earth.
For a long time, I was never quite happy with how my bases turned out. So I did a lot of experimenting with colours and styles, until I hit on this formula, which I basically use for everything now. I am still refining it though, and adding new things to the technique. An example is the rocks and slabs, which are a recent thing I've picked up on.

So in this post, we'll be going from this:
to this:

Friday, 17 July 2015


This arrived today: 

  It's been quite a bit of time since I got such a large box of goodies, so I was quite excited to get stuck in.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Dwarf Squad

Tough nutters - The dwarves fill the role of shock infantry, often charging towards the largest and most dangerous group of enemies they can find.
Phew! That's one more unit finished. More Alternative Armies dwarves, with a single old Citadel dwarf thrown into the mix. ostly because I thought it was such a cool sculpt. 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Dwarf Thain Jorm Sternaxe

Just a quick little update today.

I finished another one of my Alternative Armies dwarves:

Another excellent sculpt. Lots of fun - He'll be the leader of my dwarf unit, which is what I am working on now, while I wait for my general and standard bearer for the foot knights.

They'll propable be played as a unit of Men-at-Arms in Lion Rampant (for fantasy-themed games) or their own warband for Open Combat and SoBH.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Horve City Guard

A Cleric leads a patrol into the woods.
In the heavily wooded valley of Oakenshire lies the city Horve. In it both dwarves and humans live together, the men plowing the fields outside its walls, and the dwarves working the forges and mines underneath. The valley is ruled by the human count and the dwarven council, to ensure that the interests of both people are honoured.
Horve is protected by the staunch City Guard. A diverse fighting force tasked with keeping the valley safe. Thus, they patrol far and wide, being more of a small military force. There are small garrisons spread out across the valley, so the villages and hamlets can be aided, should they come under attack. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Inquisitor Alley After "Action" Report - Inquisitor Xerxes and Retinue vs. ???

Battle Report – 23/6-15

After many weeks of travelling through the warp, stowed away on a void ship, inquisitor Xerxes had finally arrived at his destination:  The Agri-world Ferobus. Xerxesinvestigations had led him to this remote corner of the galaxy, where he expected the agents of the ruinous powers to be at work. It was his job to stop that kind of work, preferably before it even came to fruition.
Xerxes intellignece proposed a location where important data about the enemy could be retrieved, though it was expected to be under heavy guard. hus, the inquisitor gathered his most loyal and experienced agents, and made planetfall. 

Monday, 8 June 2015

Something different - The Back-End Blasters

I'll admit that I am mostly a fantasy sort of guy, but occasionally, I get hit with urges to do other stuff. To that end, I have, over the years, accumulated a pile of *other* stuff, that's mostly unpainted.
Well, it's one of those times. I've got a hankering for some small-scale scifi or cyberpunk skirmish gaming, and thus have fished out a couple of minis to paint up.
Meet the Back-End Blasters:

Monday, 25 May 2015

Fire Elemental

Just gonna do a quick cross-over post from my lead-adventure blog, since I want to show off a just completed miniature:

A dwarf fighter desperately tries to stop the Fiery Harbinger before it immolates the entire village.
I quite like the miniature - very elegant and simple, if a little bit silly (Fire with a perfect bum -  cheesecake). It is a cool, and archetypical, design, though. I like the rising dynamic of the pose, and the slender shape contrasted by the huge wings. Good stuff.

I loosely followed this tutorial in the painting, though it didnt quite turn out as well as I had hoped (mostly due to me not having the patience to properly blend stuff).

I haven't flocked the base yet, as the varnish is still drying.

Cheers! And thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Painted New Lead

Just a quick post to show off some of the dwarves, painted. So far, I've got these two fighters/shieldwallers done. Great miniatures to paint. I've tried to go with a less uniformed look than I usually do, Only keeping a common red between the miniatures, to tie them together. So far, I think it works pretty well. 

Dwarven Fighters driving a tribe of lesser goblins away from an important mountain road.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

New Lead

Just got a pile of stuff from the mailman: Alternative Armies relaunch of some old dwarves! As well as some of their Asgaard Barbarians.

Good stuff - Looking forward to painting them. These are some characterful chunks of lead. My only annoyance is the variance in miniature size: The Blunderbuss dwarves are quite noticably chunkier than the rest.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Profiling - Part 2: Slaaneshi Intermezzo

The silhouette was illuminated by the thunder. It stood in stark contrast to the burning sky behind it. Borges picked himself up from the mud he had been thrown into. Strangely, the silhouette didn't react to this.
Neither did it when Borges went for his war-hammer, which lay a couple of feet from where he had fallen.
Only when Borges had regained his weapon and posture, the silhouette reacted - nodding his way.
A melodious voice rang out from beneath the featureless helmet:

"Let us resume"

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Profiling – Part 1: Open Combat

This will be a series of articles focused on how I write profiles for miniatures in the different game-systems I play. For this post, it's all about: