Apr 252010

Well, the header for this post is actually lying. Apart from attending a birthday dinner, spending a full day out shopping with the Mrs and pulling out some weeds in the garden – I’ve also managed to paint up my first two skeletons for the Song of Stillburg campaign! Oh joy, etc and so forth…

These are regular rank and file troops for now. If I get enough skellies painted up before we play, the guy with the helmet and red cloak might be promoted to hero, or atleast upgraded with heavy armour stats. I digress… two more pics. Click the thumbnails to see a bigger version!

If you’re wondering about the differently coloured bases, I’m looking for input on which colour to use. I’m leaning towards the light brown of the skeleton with the red cloak. Would have to repaint the edges of a few bases, but that’s not a problem. Let me know if you don’t agree and prefer the light tan of the previous posts, or the darker one of the skelton above with the spear.

Anyways, I have more this time! First, a shot of what’s coming next.

The two skeletons mounted on thread rolls are what I’m working on at the time. I also have a casualty miniature which will be used in the first or second Stillburg scenario as an objective marker. It’s old farmer Crabcocks wounded son, Billy Crabcock. Once those are finished and if nothing else have arrived, I’ll get cracking on the skullchucker and crew. However, I hope more of our intrepid heroes will arrive soon.

In addition to the fantasy stuff, I also finished up some of the pre-painted EM4 minis I was talking about earlier:

They look pretty good, but I’ll touch up the eyes at some point. Not now though, when I have plenty of bare metal to paint! Speaking of that, here’s a group shot of Fredrik’s almost finished gang. I just need to sit down and finish up the one-eyed lady to the right and they’re good to go!

Apr 192010

Still haven’t received the remaining miniatures I need for my Song of the Stillburg Heroes campaign. Thus, I had to find something else in the lead pile. Found this rather excellent old minotaur (or Giant Beastman from the Death on the Reik scenario).

Fatgit Rumblegut – Minotaur. Quality 3+, Combat 3. Big, Greedy, Savage.
Scourge of all pantries in the Stillburg region and a right fat bastard, Fatgit prowls the woods and roads leading to Stillburg for food and loot. With his small stature (in comparison to his racial brethren), glutonous ways and consequential pot belly there’s no doubt he’s got a little halfling in him… in more than one way! Nobody dares think of which side of the family the tusks come from.

No idea where to use him, but I’m pretty sure I’ll find some way to squeeze him into the plot of the campaign. The backstory for him might be re-written as I find a purpose for him. As it is now, he could work great for a Prowling Marauder – or maybe as a side quest or somehting. Imagine the riches in his lair, a warband who gains access to that would surely be able to upgrade a thing or two.

As the minis I’m waiting for still haven’t arrived, I’ve started to assemble and prepare an old Skullchucker (and crew of three skeletons) which I’ll use in a later scenario. I’ve also based up a few of the prepainted EM4 miniatures to go with our Mutants & Death Ray Guns gangs.

I’ll wrap things up today with another pic of the old Fatgit, charging Raab from my previous post. Gives you an idea of his size. The bases are identical, don’t let the perspective fool you!

Apr 152010

I’ve been a bit busy with stuff not pertaining to this geek blog of mine, but here’s a little morsel and a hint of things to come.

Recently, I’ve grown weary of the plastic D&D Miniatures figs. I still have a big collection saved for Warhammer Quest, and I think the minis fit great for board games. However, real miniature games require real miniatures. =) Thus, I’ve started a small and purposeful collection of old Citadel metal miniatures with which my cousin Fredrik and I can play RPG-like campaigns.

First up, are the Songs of Stillburg. The people of the small town Stillburg have long led very uneventful lives. Recently, this has changed. Livestock have been found in the mornings, mutilated and torn asunder. At first people blamed the wolves in the region, and wanted to organize a hunt. However, when a full pack of wolves was found torn to pieces the towns-folk started getting scared. Nobody talked about organizing any hunts after that. Instead, fortifications were made on the town borders and some mercenaries were hired to bolster the town militia.

Among these mercenaries, we find Raab the Barbarian and his old friend and partner Aldor Berlepsch. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to paint up Aldor yet as he’s still en route in the post – but here’s a picture of Raab and a short bio. I’m making similar bios for all characters, to promote certain role playing in game and prevent power gaming where each mini is only viewed as expendable resources.

Raab – Human Barbarian. Quality 4+, Combat 4. Fearless, Berserk.
Professional sword for hire. Long time friend and companion of Aldor Berlepsch. Not the brightest, but fiercly loyal to Aldor and will protect him at any cost.

Finally, I have one more recently painted mini to share. It’s some military type guy from EM4 Miniatures, and his first assignment is as an android in Fredrik’s warband in Mutants & Death Ray Guns.

As usual, click for a high res version.

Coming up next; whatever pops in the mail box first. I’m waiting for a hefty batch of metal skeletons, also the mayor of Stillburg (Phoncible Bernadotte) and three city militia as well as the aforementioned Aldor Berlepsch. I’m still to find suitable minis for Brother Wendel (a monk from the local priory), Duncan Sandels (member of the priory’s knight templar order) and a few zombies.