Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Frostgrave Campaigns and a Contest

My first Frostgrave campaign just ended with the defeat of my Simians

at the hands of the evil Necromancer and his shoddy henchmen. The apes were driven from the  jungle city of their ancestors along with the tribe of primitive humans who had come to occupy it when the Necromancer's thugs opened a portal and allowed thousands of dead to flow through, overwhelming any resistance. Their ancient temples were defiled, and the stones used to build terrible temples to evil. Cloud Walker and his remaining troops fled into the deepest jungle to lick their wounds and plot revenge.
Now, Campaign 2! I'll be mustering a Norse warband, mostly old Citadel, to do battle with an enemy summoner. Really having a fun time with the game, as my gaming buddy and I have gotten really into the narrative side of things. He has done a ton of work, both in fluff and the spectacular scenery he builds for us to play on.

Now I have some painting to do! And just in time, a contest over at

Maybe I can win, and get a few useful tips outta the book! JackSarge is a damn fine painter, so there is plenty to "borrow" right from his site. Wish me luck!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Right... That's 2017 sorted!

Sea Peoples for Achaean Lion /Chariots Rampant. This is the big project for 2017, along with the final minis for the Trojans and Achaeans. Trying to push the charming lads at Mana Press to get a standalone Tribal supplement for the Trojan War going, so I need some games and battle reports with proper lovely pictures to convince them!

This plus Lost World/Prehistoric/10,000 BC and the FIW, all of which I'm set for minis-wise (bar a few things, here and there) means it SHOULD be an inexpensive year for minis. PLENTY to do that is already in-house.

Fingers crossed!

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Depredations of the Sea Peoples

 A few scenes, using terrain made by a friend of mine, and this, the army I once intended to build, partially sold off, and am now re-constructing.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Raiders from the Sea

Well, finally, I'm back!

Working on the Troy project again, brought back to life by the commissioning of an MDF galley from Ironheart Artizans. They turned out GREAT! Couldn't be happier!

Also got my Sea People allies for the Trojans in Achaean Lion Rampant finally finished. Five of these fellows were painted by the talented Blue in Vt and these rest by my humble brush. Gorgeous old Foundry figs.

After this, finish my ALR forces for Trojans and Achaeans, prepare those boats, and then a proper full force of Sea People, courtesy of a fresh lot of Cutting Edge coming for Christmas. Can't wait!

Glad to be back and enjoying things again!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Border Reivers test

After a months-long slump, I finally got some minis painted, the first for my fledgling Border reivers project. Pictured are characters from Hoka Hey and Sgt Major. A bit of touch-up needed on the bases and the trees, but I was excited to have something to show. My last Blog post was in May??!

Hope you like them, as there are a ton more to come! Cheers!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A sacrifice...

To ensure success with my Achaean Lion Rampant project! And the palace scene I'd love to build some day:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Achaean Lion Rampant Rosters

Well, my Achaean Lion Rampant test Rosters are ready, but I have quite a bit more painting to do that I thought!

I'm doing the same force for each side, just to keep it fair in the early tests.

3 Chariots as Mounted Men-at-Arms, leader will be in this unit- 6pts

Foot Men-at-Arms, heavily armoured hero types- 6pts

2x Foot Sargeants, troops, large shields. Trojans will be portrayed w/ archers mixed in the unit- 4pts ea

Fierce Foot, Sea People mercenaries for both forces, Sherden and Lukka, may switch which side I have them pictured on. -4pts

Skirmishers, javelin men and slingers for each side- 2pts
 Yes, 26pt retinues, but that is what I'd like to have to get a good game going. May be too much, may be just right! We will see!



Tons left to paint, but I can get in games while I'm working towards completion. Walls of Troy, desert mat, and soon I'll be able to play the Trojan War! (At least a small one! ;) )