Sunday 28 June 2015

Frostgrave Nickstarter

I can't remember if I'd seen a resisted this before or not, but I've gone and joined the many other souls in pre-ordering "Frostgrave" (soon out from Osprey) vie the North Star miniatures Nickstarter scheme. If you are interested I'm afraid you'd better be quick - only a couple of days left.

Frustrate is a skirmish level fantasy game set in a ruined frozen city. As such I doubt there will be many intros (written or verbally) that don't mention GWs Mordheim. The warbands centre around the leader, who is a wizard, taken from one of 10 different schools of magic. I think this is what has drawn me to the game, as well as the lovely minis that have been produced for it.

I have pitched in at the "level 3" wizard level - the rule book, box set of 20 soldiers and the Chronomancer pairing. I also took the option for the Summoned pair as they look as they'll be useful elsewhere as well!

Shipping is estimated in the first week of July, so shouldn't have to wait too long.

Here is a review I found. Glad to see it was good.

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Graffam Sci-Fi #5

As a quick little kit I built Dave Graffam's first Sci-Fi Bunker SF-01. Truth be told I'd never fancied this model, but after building the previous models (which had all turned out much better than I expected from the website) and one of Dave's frequent sales I decided to pick it up.

Friday 12 June 2015

IHMN #1: Rendezvous at the Piazza

And so the "In Her Majesty's Name" Campaign begins in earnest.

The first action was to take place at an open piazza.

A message courier was waiting patiently for her contact.

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Cathedral Grounds - Progress Post

Part of the reason for my silence over the last couple of weeks has been trying to make headway in my Cathedral grounds terrain project, which has been on one of those common hiatus status' for years but is flagged for a venue in the "In Her Majesty's Name" campaign.

Monday 8 June 2015

Dreaded Scorpions of Indeterminate Scale

 Probably the least exciting paint job to be paraded on the humble blog (especially after a fortnight of posting silence!): some scorpions. I have no idea what manufacturer these were made by, all I know is that they have been in the "animals and monsters" box of my lead pile for ages.

"Aargh - Scorpions!"
Funnily enough though, for all their base coat & dry brush gloss finish, they can be used by all my scales. Either as large-ish scorpions for my 28mm, or giant ones for the 10mm and 15mm troops. This will have them as side complications\hazards for 28mm, to serious monsters for the 10mm dungeon. A quick bonus!