Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Goblin Sharpstick Thrower

After getting a pasting at Gods of Battles at the club last Thursday I decided to order a Goblin Bolt Thrower to bolster my Orc Warlord ranks.

Its a Goblin Sharpstick thrower from Mantic Games. Its got two more crew which I haven't finished yet. I replaced the shield on the front of the machine with a Orc standard top from my bits box and added a Crooked Claw mushroom to the base.

I picked it up from eBay for £15 inc. postage, which I think is reasonable, its a really nice kit (though it took a bit of cleaning up), I'm tempted to get another - I suppose it'll come down to how well it gets on at its next outing at the club!

Friday, 15 April 2016

God of Battles at the ELMS club

I managed to get another game of God of Battles in at the ELMS club in Leeds last night.

The opening moves

Orcling outriders and chariot on a flanking move 
We played a 36point game with my Orc Warlords against Rob's Dwarves in a scenario which lead to my orcs trying to poison a patch of ancient woodland while the dwarves tried to protect it, with the possibility of a treeman type coming to their aid.

Just before the drake ate all my orcs!
Rob''s lovely dwarves
My orcs got soundly beaten, though did manage to poison one patch of woodland meaning it wasn't a total whitewash (so I keep telling myself). We had a cracking time though and got finished in plenty of time (Rob's drake helping with that!).

Wolf Riders
I can't recommend God of Battles enough, every game we've played has been fun and there's plenty of depth to it despite it running along a good pace. I've another game scheduled for next week, I haven't decided if I'll run the orcs yet or maybe the mercenaries, we'll see...

Ironskins getting eaten by a drake

Thats how to use chariots! If only I could roll dice!

The treeman appears!

Saturday, 9 April 2016


I had a handful of ogres left over from a previous army so I thought I might stick one together as a test piece for the barbarians.

I'm pretty pleased with how he's turned out - I'll probably end up painting another two or three so its more a game-able unit.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Goblin Archers

I picked up a bag of the old 4th edition warhammer goblins cheaply on ebay to paint up as some cannon fodder for fantasy games.

I think they've come out quite nicely for a quick job - the only thing that got any time was the skin.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

More Barbarians

I've painted up a couple more figures for the barbarians.
First up is a Slaine figure from Wargames Foundry. He's a wonderful sculpt - I decided not to paint him as Slaine is depiected and went for a colour scheme to match the rest of my figures. In retrospect I should have done a headswap to depart him from 2000AD a bit more - oh well!

I'm fairly pleased with how his fur cloak has come out. Though the metallics aren't as good as the last lot. 

Next up we have the marauder champion. He was released at the same time as the marauders from the last post. He's a decent sculpt but the pose is a bit awkward (I wouldn't wanted to have had to rank him up!)

Here he is leading his merry band of plunderers and pillagers. 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

More Barbarians!

Inspired by the tiger riding chap in the last post I dug out these old Chaos Marauders from Games Workshop from the lead mountain. I'd picked them up cheap from ebay last year, not sure with what in mind (probably Frostgrave). 
I've always liked Dave Andrews' sculpts (his medieval swiss that foundry make are fantastic), they aren't always the best proportioned (big hands!) but they always paint up well and are full of character

I'm on the lookout for some more of these now - or the Bearmen of Urslo from the Dogs of War range, which match up nicely. Drop me a comment below if you've got some. 

Here's a group shot of the barabarians so far. Evil Big Boris from Heresy Miniatures has photobombed the picture - he was painted a while ago and has been based up to match.