Cave Lizards

Well with nothing else to do than paint, at least the lead pile tend to lowering a bit (I mean really just a bit…). So here’s a whole new army intended to be played in Saga Age of Magic.

After one lucky find on the second hand market and a few Ebay frenzy search, I ended up with this new project for an Underworld Saga list. I took extra care to collect only metal models, as they’re more expressive than those poor plastic versions at the time. It sometimes makes it hard to find since the plastic boxes came at a lower price than the lead blisters at the time, but except for Terradons, Lizard and Snakes Swarm and one Saurus champion, I managed to get the whole range.

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Well, these were painted a few month ago, but due to current situation, I was unable to play them on the field.

An Anglo-Danes force to resist the Norsemen invasion. Being greedy as always, I also think of fielding them as Anglo-Saxons just in case. Also due to the insane amount of miniatures in a Victrix sprue bag (you get 60 minis for around 40€), you can’t go wrong with too many warlords and other stuff. I just regret that the dark ages range of the brand lack some archers/slingers. I still miss twelve of them plus a few javeliners to call this army done. But here’s for the time.

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Electro Hunters

A little break from the dark ages and the fantasy. I converted this team a while ago, and never got to squeeze them in the heavy schedule of so many (actually too much) Saga lists. But I decided to gave myself a break from dirty beardy norsemen for a few dirty armored grimdarkfutur men (even women). So now they’re done (but they’re screaming for friends (preys maybe) to play with).

The Wendelheim clan, Electro Hunters from the Milton Gate, protectors of the Old Ashes Trail, gatherers of holy metallic wastes of the Malachaï Desolation.

So here came a family of grimdark hunters, fierce crusaders fighting the mutants horrors and bringing them back (maybe for food?) along any metal scraps they can scavenge on the way home to whatever hovel they call a settlement.

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Random Encounters n°6

Well, not so much of writing these days, although I still got my share of painting, and also too many projects (as usual). So here a few fellows for various uses, in direct line from the (still living (not undead)) project dungeon.

A few baddies and a band of scums. The painting goes as usual, even though I tried something a bit different from time to time, I always landed back to my basics (still a bit annoyed about that). Lire la suite

Time of raids

Well, it’s been a busy month. The posts here became a bit rare since I’ve got back to painting full armies, and not skirmish groups. Anyway, I finished my first non fantastical warband (not strictly historical). Collecting as I am always, I couldn’t get off with a logical six points format for Saga, and instead ended up with ten points an two warlords:

The reason is quite simple: you could play different boards (meaning armies in Saga) with some of the minis being the same ones (I just heard historians dropping dead in arguing in the back). So I’ve done some listing (army listing of course, we’re in good company here!), and settled with this raiding party. It allows me to field them as Vikings, Jomvikings, and even for the open minded, Norse Gaels or Pagan Rus (the four boards using the rune dices actually). Lire la suite

The Horde

Orctober just ended, and luckily it as started at the same time I decide to finish an army project « only » six months old. As for many I planned to play Saga Age of Magic with minis I already painted. Sadly game mechanics never leaves you this opportunity, so I got to get back to the brushes (and the credit card to) in order to play my Night Goblins as a horde. Many mounted units are involved in this aggressive board, so I got to raid the second hand market, ended up with this lovely pile of lead.

Some lucky trades bring me to these, nice lads to bounce around and bring mayhem while drinking shroom booze!

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Rustcry: Iron Golems

In order to play quick games, I wanted to paint another Warcry warband (I mean pure Warcry Chaos band, not one of those overpowered AoS team), but in a relative speedy way. So I took on to bring colors to this Iron Golems, with an extremely corroded approach.

This ended up with only two kinds of surfaces, skin and metal with a strong contrast. I choose to do brown corroded rusty iron, with no traces left of true metal pigments. Then experienced with rust tones and pigment, technic I only used on sceneries. Lire la suite

Rustcry: the Unmade

As I try my best not to start to many projects at the same time, there’s always that one last/new/nice system that came up with brilliant promise of fun and (not so) quick paint time involved. Warcry is fun. Give it a go, it’s really fluid, immersive, quick, and on top of it, fun. I can already played my beloved 90´s Night Goblins for a starter, but I also wanted to play a more typical warband. For this game, I could have choose(n) any one, as each of it meet my taste, but I have a tendency to skinny gory dudes this days.

Here the Unmade, kind folks you want around at your party, they always got nice stories to tell about lovely amputation and exquisite flaying. I choose to go with intense rusted metals on pale skins, scorched rags and black leathers completing their outfit. Not sure on how to call them, The Red Nails or simply the Tetanus. Sadly I took pics before adding grass on the bases (and I’m a to lazy bastard to retake them). Lire la suite