Sunday, 19 November 2017

15mm Fantasy(II) - The Orcs and Goblins

I am now over half way through my planned  15mm Fantasy project having just completed my Goblin warband, just some heroes(about half way done) and small elf warband(not even started) to go, plus scenery, but I've made a decent start on that too.

All the miniatures are from Ral Parthas Demonworld range unless otherwise stated.

First up is my Goblin leader (offensive light foot, with short range missiles and wizardling):

Two units of Goblin scouts


A Shaman led unit of Goblin Spider riders (lesser warbeast, with cunning, fear and wizardling)

Trolls (Bellicose foot with shiny armour)(Copplestone Castings)

A Giant(lesser warbeast with fear)(Copplestone Castings)

Orc mercenaries (offensive heavy foot), These are Battle Valor miniatures, and would have looked too large but I removed the integral base and just glued them by their feet, they now match size-wise with my existing stuff.

The whole warband:

Painting fantasy stuff is still proving to be a refreshing change from uniforms of one variety or another so I'm sticking with this for the time being, although I do need to crack with my two unpainted Blood Bowl teams in time for the new season in the New Year.(I'm hoping by continually mentioning this on here it will prompt me to actually make a start!)

Monday, 23 October 2017

15mm Fantasy(I) - The Undead

Despite the lack of content recently; I have been busy painting and gaming, but due to lack of focus I'm not managing to finish anything off to the point its worth posting up here. Saying that I have concentrated long enough to finish off my first of a planned 3 (well maybe 4) Dragon Rampant warbands.

Having always wanted an undead army for which I blame the Jason and the Argonauts movie and GW for making a load of multi part/pose plastic skeletons way back in my gaming youth(24 skellies for £3.95!!), and one day I plan on investing in a decent size 6mm undead army. Dragon Rampant has allowed to scratch the itch for the time being.

First up the non-dead part of my army, my necromancer and his devoted cultists:

Light missiles in the shape of some Skeleton bowmen:

Light foot:

Some more light foot:


And some more light foot:

Finally the obligatory whole warband shot:

I'm working through an Orc/goblin warband and a warband made up of heroes at the moment, still need to finish off my Pocketquest stuff and made a start on my 2 remaining Blood Bowl teams.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

World War 2 - 15mm Project - Part 3 - The Germans

Well this is the painting task that broke the camels back so to speak, after painting almost 100 British with Camo smocks the roughly 40 Germans I had to paint again in Camo tunics sent me over the edge for a few weeks as I just couldn't face doing anymore camo patterns. I still have another platoon and some vehicles to do but the platoon and vehicles that I have finished will do me for now, as its plenty to play Bolt Action with.

So onto the minis, these are either Battlefront or Peter Pig and as per the British Airborne post the Peter Pig miniatures are the much nicer of the two. Battlefronts minis was not overly clear and the poses were dull in the main, whilst Mr Pigs were crisply cast with loads of detail and in my opinion were better posed.

First up the HQ elements:

Next the three 9 man squads each with a slightly different load out as regards MG's:

And finally a few vehicles the STUG & Halftrack are from Battlefront and M/C combo from Peter Pig(I still need to buy and add some transfer for these as yet):

I have currently got a Fantasy itch that I need to scratch, so the Sci-Fi and WW2 stuff is on the back burner for the moment as I concentrate on finishing my Pocketquest stuff and dip my toe into 15mm Dragon Rampant.