Friday, February 20, 2015

The Iron Kingdoms

I've really admired the Warmachine models since their introduction back in 2003. I have had a sizeable Protectorate of Menoth force for some time. However I have not enjoyed their wargame rules. Probably due to my aspergers and abstract thought patterns. Which is why I've always enjoyed grand tactical games like the DBx system, Avalon Hill games and others. Anyway I digress. I'm going to collect a series of small forces for each faction. I recently picked up a good Khador starting force with a warcaster, 2 heavy jacks, and some man-at-wars, though these are all unpainted. I will fight out battles set in the Iron Kingdoms using a system of my own creation with the intention of having smaller forces. Note this is not a replacement of my other two fantasy campaigns.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Twin Kingdoms: 1/72 Undead Army Elements

Here are the first 5 units of the Army of the Black Duke based, painted and flocked. Field ready to serve the Dark Lord. The gargoyle is a Mage Knight model. All I had to do for him was remove his clix base and touch up his right eye.


Twin Kingdoms: 1/72 Dwarf Mortar

Rebased an older 18mm Reaper Shadowcorps Dwarf Mortar for my 1/72 Dwarfs. I painted this model about 5 years ago and had it based up for HotT.


Monday, January 26, 2015

The Twin Kingdoms: Starting Units for the Army of the Black Tower

I've started painting the first units that will make up the Army of the Black Tower, or at least one of them. I will post pictures of the first elements this week I still have to give them a matte finish and then flock their bases.

So in order to start playing sooner rather than later I will build the army in stages. At first 12 units, followed by 16, then 20 then we'll see from there.

So here are my first thoughts on the 12 unit army list.

  • 5 Heavy Foot
  • 1 Bone Giant
  • 2 Missile Troops
  • 1 Monster Flyer
  • 2 Cavalry
  • 1 Wraith
Of these first units I currently have 5HF, 1BG, 1MT and the Flyer based with half of those painted Saturday evening. I have the models needed to complete this first list and will set a goal for myself of having them primed, based, painted, varnished, matted and flocked by the end of the month. I have my birthday off from work this week so that should speed things along greatly.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Conan Boardgame by Monolith on Kickstarter

I'm in! This project became too good to pass by. See the KS here: Conan by Monolith Board Games LLC.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Twin Kingdoms: Model Progress

Having almost worked out the warfare rules for my 1/72 campaign I've begun to prime and base up the 1/72 models I have bought for the war.  First up are the 1/72 Strelets Medieval Russians for House Windsor representing the Army of Wolfthorn. Next the 1/72 Caesar Undead and then 20mm old Shadowcorps models from Reaper Minis for the Dwarfs.

House Windsor Units: 3 Skirmishers, 1 Crossbow, 1 Archer, 1 Heavy Foot, and 1 Heavy Cav. The HC will also serve as a general officer for some scenarios but I wanted to use the square base for him so when King Jon is on the field this model will be HC.

The Black Tower Units: 2 Necromancers (Captains), 5 Heavy Foot, 1 Bone Giant, 1 Archer and 1 Gargoyle.

Dwarf Units: Ignore the slayer on the DBx stand, I am unsure how to base slayers just yet. But behind him are 1 unit of Crossbows and a Mortar.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cataloging the Warhammer Quest Rulebook for Future Sale

Nothing to see here, just cataloging the old Warhammer Quest Rulebook.