Welcome / Bienvenu

This blog presents my different wargames armies, after action reports, campaigns which I have run, some scenarios and a presentation of some of the different rules I play. The pages at the top of the blog contain historical information on the periods that interest me. They are an aid to my poor memory, and not in any way exhaustive nor necessarily correct. As I am an Englishman living in France, some pages are in English and others in French...sorry, I am too lazy to translate...

I hope this blog offers you much enjoyment and some inspiration !

vendredi 11 juin 2021

Carrion Spawn

The first Rangers of Shadow Deep scenario needs some disease-ridden Giant Rats.  Whilst I do have some to paint, these creatures have an armour of 6 and 1 health, so they are more "large rats" than giant ones.  Rummaging about in my bitz box, I came up with these fellows.



I have no idea who makes these.  I bought them for the X-Com Reconquest campaign I ran with my eldest daughter, using Flying Lead, which was way back in 2014.  Glad they finally came into use !

A quick paint job later, they are ready to chew holes in some heroes.  I refer to them as "space chickens".

vendredi 4 juin 2021

Varaseesh

This is the Fantasy version of Raging Heroe's beautiful and bewitching snake-priestess.  Well, more of a Medusa, actually, as the snakes are her hair.



She is nominally a Dark Elf, but I decided to discreetly round off her ears.

Varaseesh was an absolute blast to paint, I hope you like the outcome.

vendredi 28 mai 2021

Tatoué

Ado, j'ai lu un saga fantasy où les protagonistes étaient des animaux anthropomorphes.  Plus de 30 ans après (aïe !), je ne sais plus le nom du saga et je ne me souviens même pas de l'histoire, mais il est resté une source d'inspiration.  Inspiration régulièrement entretenue par les nombreuses sorties "Dark Sword Miniatures" sur ce thème, dont cette figurine fait partie.  Plus récemment, c'est l'intérêt de Pierre pour "Burrows and Badgers", et sa peinture pour cette règle, qui a repiqué ma curiosité.


 

Pierre et moi arrivons vers la fin de notre épopée Pulp Alley, ainsi s'est posée la question de quoi jouer ensuite.  Nous sommes venu à parler de Stargrave puis de "Rangers of Shadow Deep", que je ne connaissais que de nom.  L'idée de jouer en coop m'a plu, et j'ai fait le lien pour proposer un univers axé autour des animaux anthropomorphes.  Afin de disposer de "méchants" sans avoir pléthore à peindre, il a fallu introduire les êtres humains dans l'histoire, et ainsi est née une nouvelle version de l'histoire d'Alladore et de Lorenthia, que vous pouvez lire ici.


 

Ce nouveau projet démarre pour moi avec ce Tatou lourdement armuré, cigare au bec (ou plutôt au museau) et à l’œil menaçant.  La suite : un crapaud assassin....

vendredi 21 mai 2021

Sweet but Psycho

As fervent followers of my blog know (yes, I'm talking to you two, over there at the back), I have a disturbing obsession sustained interest in Warrior Nuns.  Don't ask me why.  No really, don't  : )

I am not helped by all those fantastic Warrior Nun models out there (their prolific numbers do suggest I am not alone - group therapy anyone ?).


This one is from Raging Heroes Sci-Fi range, she is called "Double-Dose Misericordia".  

I didn't paint her up as a nun per se, this is cyberpunk and anyone can be wearing anything.  Including thigh-high yellow latex shiny boots.

Oh dear. 


 

 

I find painting black horrendously difficult, so I guess I must be a bit of a masochist (this truly is going from worse to, well, worser.  At least I shall be getting lots of visits from bots.  They'll be homing in on these dubious keywords like bears to honey, making my blog look like it is popular).

I don't really know if I am happy with it.  As black often does it came out looking a bit grey, but it does have a nice in-your-face cyberpunk flavour to it.  So I'll roll with it.  

I also wanted to give her a beaten-up face, she has just knocked down the person who broke her nose, her eyes full of rage.


Next up on the sci-fi front, the fantastic Avicenna model from Infinity.  I'm going to try, for the very first time, some transparent effects on her 'cos, well, I didn't suffer enough painting black.  Before that however I'll be rolling out some figures for a new project with my youngest and one of my friends.

samedi 15 mai 2021

Fell Troll

Another giant beast from Mierce Miniatures, a Fell Troll.  And another marathon paint job, which explains why I haven't been showing much on this blog recently !

 


 




Hope you like it.  It is another horrifying beast for my world of Conan, the profile is here.

Next up, some more science fiction, followed by a fun new project...