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.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Reckoning in the Twin Kingdoms.

The septons and maesters of the Twin Kingdoms have developed a few ways to mark the passage of time. It is widely accepted within academic circles that the Aeyrth is about 40,000 years old. However some say it could possibly be much much older. No one knows for certain. However to mark the passage of time most maesters mark the passage of time since the fall of the great comet that destroyed the once vibrant Kingdom of Mordheim. Presently the year is 301 YC (Year of the Comet) or for older dates BYC (Before Year of the Comet.)

In the royal courts however the ego of kings holds to a different set of dates. Within the Kingdom of Lionspride years are marked since the ascension of Tywin I. Tywin was the founder of House Lancaster and the Kingdom of Lionspride. We are presently in 201 LY (Lions Year). The Kingdom of Wolfthorn is much more pragmatic and accepts what their maesters deem fit as learned men so the Windsors use the Year of the Comet dating system. The Dwarfs say that the year is 5301 period.  As for the elves no one knows the time they keep for they jealously guard their history.  Both kingdoms commonly accept that there are 28 months of an average of 30 days each based upon astrological signs.  The four seasons of Aeyrth last about 7 months each. Each day is comprised of 30 hours and an Aeryth week is 7 days, 1 for each saint of the Thessian Cult. Sundials, candles and water pots are a just a few of the common tools used for measuring the passage of the day.  An odd occurrence in Aeyr is that every 7 years a season will last for a period of a year or longer and they generally fall in the same order they occur within a natural year. So a few years ago we had an autumn that lasted for a year and a half. So we know that in a few more years we will have a long winter. The longest known season on record in this phenomena was a winter that lasted for almost 4 years.

Coin in both kingdoms is commonly referred to as crowns and in truth coins from each kingdom are accepted in the other. Money is measured as follows 100 copper coins are equal to 1 silver coin with 10 silver coins equal to one gold crown. The dwarfs commonly use small gold, silver, copper and lead bars in their trades with human merchants.  The elves do not trade.

Weight scales is another common measurement given in stone weight. An average man can be said to weigh about 190 stones.  Length is given in thumbs, hands and strides. For example a board may be said to be 24 thumbs or 2 hands long. A stride is generally the distance a man can walk in a single bound at a normal gait. Which comes out to be about 3 hands long or 36 thumbs.

As for the Wilds no one can say since the Wilds themselves will change and may or may not be seen again and possibly not in the same location if an area were to appear again.

A maester and a septon debate the measurement of time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

1/72 Jungle Adventures Kit from HaT.

I picked this kit up on eBay for $5.50 with shipping. The lions will become part of an army element for House Lancaster. Lancastrian Field or Forest Lions. The other bods will go to a variety of other projects on my other blogs.