Dec 182012
 

This model is a Citadel Talisman pilgrim, sculpted by Aly Morrison. One of my (many) sub-collections is metal Talisman models. I painted him for the LPL in march this year and have posted a group shot with him before.

Tarandor – Human Pilgrim (45 pts)
Quality 4+, Combat 3. Cleric.
As a young boy, Tarandor set out on his pilgrimage for the shrine of Gadd. In all those years his faith never faltered. Not until he, as an old man, reached the ruins of the once splendid shrine. During his life-long travels the old gods have lost most of their followers and not many even remember Gadd. He now lives with the monks in the last remaining priory of Gadd, just outside of Stillburg.

Tarandor is yet another character whom can be enlisted in the heroes’ aid. To do so, they will have to rescue him from the following hairy situation:

Tarandor, praying for the wolves to be poor climbers.

Jun 072012
 

This is the team I entered in LPL6 round 7. Sort of rushed like, to meet the deadline – but they still came out OK. How hard can it be to paint skeletons, really? It took a right beating in the arse from Chambers.

Chuck 'em thata way, lads!

The main part of the team is the old Skull Chucker by Aly Morrison. It’s actually one of the first lot of miniatures I received after getting back into the whole vintage lead malarkey and have been stood assembled and undercoated since late april 2010. Feels good to have them painted up and ready for a future Stillburg scenario (the one after the next).

The crew is joined by Renzo Avanti, champion of RRD2 – Mordini’s Nightmare Legion. Sculpted by one Perry or another. That leaves me a musician, a standard bearer and about 10 more troopers to complete my own Nightmare Legion.

 

Mar 252012
 

Round 3 of the LPL is over and I managed to score a win this time. I was up against Matakishi so I didn’t feel too confident to begin with, but the last few days I’ve been quietly celebrating. Paul had a great entry with a gang of aliens inspecting a herd of cows. My entry consists of some of the last few miniatures needed for the next scenario in the Stillburg campaign!

At the front is an old Necromancer from the Talisman range (sculpted by Aly Morrison). He’s supported by four zombie buddies that are a bit more modern than the models I usually paint. They are Gary Morley sculpts from 1993, and prior to painting them they were my least favourite models in the lead pile. I’m actually using these merely because I couldn’t get my hands on any more C18 zombies. Still, with some paint on they’re quite ok and if nothing else they were dead easy to paint! The three guys with the shields will act as zombie lieutenants (and the two I did prior to these are demoted to regular zombies).

Since I didn’t get any new lead this week either, I’m including this week’s tally here. I’m done with the first team for round 5, and also managed to finish a team of five models for round 4 thus saving me from using a replacement team! That’s 7 miniatures finished in a week (of which 5 were merely primed at the start of the week). Total tally for 2012 is now 34 painted – 109 acquired = -75. The numbers will soon crash again, as I have a few incoming models for round 10 and ofcourse managed to get a few extra “nice to have” minis.

Dec 212011
 

Among the more exotic denizens of the area around Stillburg we find these members of the cult of Elisiam, the man faced lion-god.


The miniatures are mostly from Foundry’s range of Spartans, the manticore is the MM44 Marauder model released in 1990 or so. Most likely it was scuplted by Trish Morrison. The models are all painted by elysium64/Simon from LAF/FUUK. I got these and a bunch of other nicely painted miniatures for a pittance. I’ve merely re-based them (well, not the manticore yet) to fit with the rest of my collection.

Many months ago, this particular group of cultists set out from their enclave outside of Thessos in The Border Princes. Travelling accross The Vaults, they have now ended up in Averland in the Empire and are scouring the Riding for a legendary relic of Elisiam’s. While not exactly chaos cultists, their practice of blood sacrifice and use of the colour red often lead to them being shunned as followers of Khorne. They hold little regard for outsiders and will not hesitate to battle anyone opposing their religious conviction.

The warband is lead by Timaios, armed with a bow. He’s accompanied by his trusted fighting men Archelaos, Endymion and Petros as well as the standard bearer Akakios.

Phrixos is the priest shaman of the group and by his side we find his young apprentice Miltiades.

Finally, the manticore Usuthu bound to protecting Delia the Temptress. In return, she enthralls men for Usuthu to feed on.

I made the following warband list to use them with Song of Blades and Heroes.

Cult of Elisiam – 328 pts
Timaios, Q3, C3. Leader, Shooter: Medium. 68 pts
Phrixos, Q3, C1. Magic-User. 40 pts
Miltiades, Q4, C2. 15 pts
Akakios, Q3, C3. Standard Bearer. 30 pts
Archelaos, Q3, C3. 30 pts
Endymion, Q3, C3. 30 pts
Petros, Q3, C3. 30 pts
Delia the Temptress, Q3, C1. Distract. 34 pts
Usuthu, Q4, C4. Big, Flying, Poison, Protect (Delia). 51 pts.

Yup that’s about it… my first tits-out miniature and all. Coming up next, a something small and vicious for the 24th. Stay tuned!

Edit: Oh, almost forgot. Random silly names provided by Seventh Sanctum and Behind the Name.

May 212011
 

Finally, some new pictures here. These two guys were planned to make up part of an entry in LPL5 over at Lead Adventure Forums – however time was not on my side. Instead, I’m showing them here for the first time.

These are the brothers Crabcock. In the first scenario of Songs of Stillburg, the objective is to save the youngest of them (Billy). If the heroes succeed, they have the option to enlist Billy and his elder brother Hog as allies in their adventures.

Billy Crabcock is a somewhat tough mini to identify. I’ve only found him in the 1989 summer trade catalogue over at Stuff of Legends. He looks like he could be part of the C07 Rangers line, and sure looks like a Perry brothers sculpt. I guess he’s from around 1986 or there abouts. I have no idea why he’s sporting a fur bowler hat. A bit of a daft model, to be frank.

Billy Crabcock – Human Farmboy (18 pts)
Quality 4+, Combat 2. Coward, Shooter (Medium).
Young and inexperienced, he fell prey to the undead attacking the town. Having been rescued by the heroes, Billy and his brother now offer their aid in battle. Must stay within a medium range of his brother Hog. If Hog is killed, Billy must make a morale check.

His brother Hog Crabcock was a bit easier, as I happen to own an old White Dwarf from 1987 with the model displayed. It’s also in the 1988 catalogue. Typical charming Morrison sculpt and I quite like it.

Hog Crabcock – Human Farmhand (20 pts)
Quality 4+, Combat 3. Protect.
Billy’s older brother, who returned to Stillburg and his father’s farm after a failed attempt at professional soldiery. Must stay within a medium range of his brother. If Billy is killed, gains the Berserk ability until end of game, and permanently gains Hatred of the creature type that killed Billy. Each game ending with both Crabcock brothers alive (even if they were removed from play) gives one extra VP.


Coming up next; some minis I bought painted off a chap on LAF. Some (very) old Citadel, some nice Marauder creatures and a bunch of Foundry stuff. Also have a vizened old wizard on the painting table, together with a halfling. In addition to that, I’ve got some of my Amera terrain finished up (but I ran out of flock!) and also have a package prepped to send off on a painting commission. Too much lead and too little time…