Dec 162012
 

I’ve finally finished up this little warband of chaotic barbarians, sculpted by Jes Goodwin for Asgard in the mid 80s and released as a box set called “Barbarian Personalities“. They are now being manufactured and sold by Alternative Armies and are quite a bargain. The ogre is another Goodwin sculpt, from Citadel’s C23 range. The astute reader will remember when I posted about receiving these guys. I’m very happy to have them finished the same year I got them! They were all painted by Paul “v2″ Sanderson, and a great job he did! I can not recommend the man enough. Fast, well painted, very communicative and all round top bloke! I finished the bases and took the photos, but that’s about all I did.

Here’s the roster for the whole happy gang! I’ve used their names as given by Asgard, and tried to make all models individual stats wise. It’ll be a challenging warband to play, due to them being all different.

Kern the Reaver (60 pts). Q3, C3. Leader


Clonar Sternbrow
(27 pts). Q4, C3. Group fighter

Alaric Mancleaver (30 pts). Q4, C4.

Koth Beasthelm (35 pts). Q4, C4. Savage

Hax Ragged (35 pts). Q4, C4. Heavy armour

Taran Firedaughter (38 pts). Q3, C3. Berserk

Will Skegling (30 pts). Q3, C3.

Mad Rollo (23 pts). Q4, C3.

Arflane the Archer (44 pts). Q3, C3. Shooter: long

Aurok Storrirkin (46 pts). Q3, C4. Steadfast

Skai Wolfbane (36 pts). Q3, C3. Forrester


Two Cuts
(36 pts). Q3, C3. Stealth

Old One-Horn (54 pts). Q4, C4. Big, Long move, Mutant.

Once again I feel the need to apologize for my photos. I still haven’t gotten to grips with the new camera, and struggle with both lighting and focus. Oh well, in time I think they’ll shape up.

These guys really help my annual total, which is now 84 painted – 254 acquired = -170! I did receive a few snotlings the other day (cheers Ti!), but I’m not including them in the annual total as they’re crew for the pump wagon which is in itself one model only. I also traded some snotlings away, so I guess it all evens out.

Sep 012012
 

I bought these three minis painted from LeadAsbestos at LAF almost a year ago. Haven’t gotten around to re-base them until now, but here they are. A nice little trio of classic Citadel barbarians. Sculpted by the Perry bros they were part of the Fighters range in the ’88 catalogue. I’m not exactly sure about the rightmost guy, haven’t been able to find him in a catalogue.

Painted by LeadAsbestos

I imagine them being a group of travelling mercenaries, with the red headed girl being the brains of the operation. Will be easy enough to slot into the Stillburg campaign if needed, or they’ll work just as well with my other human adventurer types to make up mercenaries for a pick-up-and-play warband. Once I get some more barbarians from the same range painted up, I might end up with enough of them to do a proper Norse warband. I would like that.

 

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.