Sunday, 31 May 2015

Warband unboxing video

This cropped up over on Facebook today, a short opening unboxing video showing the Pendraken Warband army packs.  

I shall be very interested to follow this chap's videos.  

Hopefully we'll see his views on Warband, and watch his armies as they're painted up.  

Friday, 8 May 2015

Warband: Red Mountain Hill Dwarves - Part 2

See part 1 here

It's been a while and I've been up to other things, other painting projects etc. lately, so my new Warband Hill Dwarves have been falling behind a bit.

However, I've completed the second unit; a unit of dwarf archers with the shieldwall special ability.

The king with his new archers.

Under the banner the Baron and his archer kin-folk.

Bad photo, but shows the gold livery of these bow-dwarves.
 I'm also doing the banners free-hand.  They're a little rough up clase, but look pretty good on the tabletop.

The King of the Red Mountain's personal banner, amid a bunch of other army standards.

So the army progresses slowly.  I'll try and make some better progress and get these done.

I'm keen to move on to the next army which will probably be a rather fun take on the goblins as 'fire goblins' or some such thing.

See part three here

Monday, 4 May 2015

Primal Skorne

Recently I was persuaded to try something a little different, mostly following a short campaign with the Iron Kongdoms roleplaying game.

And so I've put together a small force for the Hordes wargame.  

Mostly due to, well, nothing at all actually - just a random choice - I purchased a battle box, extra unit and extra leader for the Skorne faction.

I've not played yet so I have no idea if i'll like the game or be happy with the faction and force i've built, but it has been fun painting them.

Here's my chaps in all their glory (apologies for the poor photos).

Apparently I have:

Supreme Archdomina Makeda
Master Tormentor Morghoul
Titan Gladiator
2x Cyclops Savages
6x Paingiver Beasthandlers

The figures certainly weren't the easiest to assemble.  There was a TON of flash on them, and the metals in particularlry are very fragile.  Not only that, the parts are slender and therefore I couldn't pin them - so i suspect if they're dropped arms and bits will snap off easily.

I decided to go with the 'standard' paint shceme, that is the one in the Skorne book, and its a pleasing three-colour scheme which I painted as a darker red, black/charcoal, and brass.

Overall, I think the scheme works well.

The cyclops'

The Titan gladiator.  Shall I call him Russel?

The banner is of the Kurshon army, Paingivers decurium...apparently.
 This Morghoul chap appears to have a Freddie fetish.

And the warbossess Makeda.  

This minature was an absolute horror to assemble.  Nothing fit properly, and the pats were too slender to drill for pinning.  I'm pretty sure she's held together by the paint...

Minions.  Paingiver beast masters it would seem...