The Quest is on

And another small project has ended, at least under the brush. With the last three Men at arms finished my Bretonnian Skirmish Warband is ready for the gaming table. Alas these finished projects are kind of a self-deception as the next step the 500 points list is long ready and the necessary miniatures were bought months ago. Not complaining though. Actually I am really looking forward painting my first Bretonnian Character. Also I am quite curious to see how they will act on the table. I expect a lot of brave deeds, well at least from the Knight. From the peasants maybe not so much, hehe. ...

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For the City of Kings!

First step of the Gondor project is done and ready for the battlefield. Due to several other projects it took me quite some time to finish again as I started working on the men of Minas Tirith in October 2015. Now I am eager to test them as they are my first good LotR/Hobbit warband thus far. ...

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Temple of Elemental Evil

Today’s post has nothing to do with any AD&D stuff yet I couldn’t resist chosing this catchy title. What I had in mind was that with all the enthusiasm regarding the new 8th edition of Warhammer 40.000 we could expand our gaming habits and aim for more customised scenarios. We don’t get to play very often anyway so why not invest more into the matches that we will have? With that thought in mind I browsed through some of my ideas I had since years but never managed to play out. Our gaming club is able to gather five players who all got a traitor Legion of the 41st millennium at hand. This is a great starting point ...

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Welcome 8th

We’re a bit late on joining in for the new edition of Warhammer 40.000. During the last months or even years the interest in Warhammer 40.000 faded away within our small gaming community and I think the new edition was the fresh and revitalising wind that we all needed to start again. So we gathered for a small 500 points tournament and gave the new edition a try. This certainly was a good day for Father Nurgle and for us aswell. The new edition was really well received here. I am foretelling a lot more action regarding Warhammer 40.000 on the blog again. Cheers to all my mates attending the event. I am really pleased that there ...

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The Fellowship of the Ring

BALIN FUNDINUL UZBAD KHAZADDUMU Or as we might put it these days: “Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria”. That’s what the Fellowship of the Ring found written on his tomb when they entered the Chamber of Mazarbul, also known as the Chamber of Records. And while I do agree with Gimli that this is quite a mournful tragedy, no one bats an eye for poor Ori who was a great character of Thorin’s company aswell. Contrary to Balin he wasn’t even entombed. Well as dramatic as the setting of this chapter of the Lord of the Rings is, today’s post is a celebration for me. It all started in April 2016 with Frodo ...

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Gimli

“Bring your pretty face to my axe.” Gimli – The Two Towers After scrum painted Gimli some months before it was my turn now. I am almost finished with this long-lasting project. Gimli being the last one of the Fellowship and only the display base is missing. ...

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Legolas

“A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.” Legolas – The Two Towers I have a good run painting the Fellowship right now. Legolas was the second to last miniature I had to paint. Now it’s only Gimli who is left and of course the scenery base. I think I can count the amount of Elves/Eldar I have painted on one hand over the years. I’m more the dwarf-player to be honest. Yet I quite enjoyed painting Legolas Greenleaf and it didn’t differ too much from my usual painting routine. The most remarkable difference was that I had to give him a lighter skin tone. ...

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Koenen Sigfric

This is my third Marine for our upcoming Deathwatch: Overkill campaign. Since we would like to start with Kill Team Ecxis first all of us need to paint the five additional Space Marines aswell. I went for the Howling Griffon as I always had a soft spot for that chapter. I think this medieval touch the chapter has is pretty nice which is why I went for another head. ...

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Boromir

You carry the fate of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the Council, then Gondor will see it done. Boromir – The Fellowship of the Ring Back in April 2016 I started painting the Fellowship of the Ring. I continued doing so including several brakes. The last step was Aragorn at the beginning of this year where I said that I try to finish this project in 2017. Still possible yet regarding the long brakes I usually take during each miniature it can be still considered as a challenge. Next one will be Legolas as I continue painting them in their order of appearance during the ...

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Ennox Sorrlock

As you might have noticed we had a really great time playing Deathwatch: Overkill lately. Actually we agreed on playing the whole campaign as soon as possible. Therefore all four Aleator-Players sorted four Deathwatch Marines out who we were going to play during the campaign (including Kill Team Excis of course). Of course I got this fella here and today’s Iron Hand Ennox Sorrlock. Be prepared for the other two members of the Deathwatch soon. Regarding the bases I tried to be as close to Rekrom’s marvelous tiles as possible. ...

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