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  1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1512883212323934/permalink/2936196379992603/ That's a lot of Sarrisas! Love the pics the author posted.
  2. These minis are both random AND awesome. They match this thread's title, perfectly.
  3. Yup. That's who the model reminds me of.
  4. Here's my third Biped Creature. The big, gold sword clearly identifies him as the leader of my Araby Ogres. If you look closely, you will see a big brown blob of paint on the sword's cross-guard. I didn't notice it until after I had cropped and resized the photo. I have no idea where it came from. I suspect that my 7 year old may be the culprit. I have since repainted that portion of the cross-guard, but I'm too lazy to get out my lights and reshoot the model, so I'm posting the photo as-is, blob and all. 🙂
  5. I noticed a paragraph that I missed during my first read through. It states that the other two supplements for the SAGA Universes of Antiquity series will be Age of Alexander and Age of the Caesars. It also states that all the factions in Universes of Antiquity "can battle each other without any concerns over balance". Studio Tomahawk's plan for a 3-Book Universes of Antiquity series may explain why Age of Hannibal as only 6 factions when, excluding Age of Magic, the previously published supplements (Universes) each have 10+ factions.
  6. Thanks guys. I'm not too happy with how the wood grain turned out. It's too dark and too thick. After I posted the photo, glazed all the wood parts with a thin glaze of Army Painter's Soft Tone. That darkened the highlights so the contrast between the wood grain and the surrounding wood isn't so stark. I'm still not thrilled with the final product, but it is what it is. My Atlantis Miniatures' Sphinx arrived the same day as the Westfalia ogre runt. I am very please with the quality of the cast and the sharpness of the details. I only hope that my painting skills can do th
  7. The problem is not only the model’s height, but all of its proportions. Lengthening the legs and broadening the chest would still leave the model with skinny arms and undersized hands, feet, and head. Correcting everything would essentially leave the entire model encased in green stuff with small bits of the original resin poking through here and there. Unfortunately, this fella is going into one of my many boxes of unpainted minis and the Avatars of War ogre khan gets to rejoin his Araby ogre buddies
  8. I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that my order from Westfalia Miniatures arrived lightning quick -six days from my order date. Also, the quality of the miniature is excellent. I will certainly be buying from Westfalia again. The bad news is that the model is not suitable for my planned purpose. As you can see, in comparison to the GW and Avatars of War ogres, the Westfalia ogre looks like the runt of the Araby ogre litter. Such a shame. I really do like this mini.
  9. Here's the second Biped Creature. As I mentioned above, I'm going to hold off on the third Biped Creature until my Westfalia Saracen Ogre arrives. In the meantime, it's time to get to work on my Static Warmachine.
  10. I've started on the second GW Araby Maneater model, which, because I lack imagination, will be painted in an identical color scheme as the first. I've also been taking a good look at the third ogre in order to plan out how I want to paint it. I originally purchased the model, Avatars of War Ogre Khan, to use as an Ogre Bodyguard for my Mordheim Kislev warband (pictured below), and later decided to use it for AoM Moors because it was a model that I had on hand and it looks vaguely "Eastern". This morning, I was doing a Google image search and I stumbled upon this model. It
  11. The model needs another layer or two of highlights, but I’m done fussing with him for now, so I’m moving on the Biped Creature number two.
  12. I made some progress. I textured the bases of the big guys, and did some prep and clean up work on the crossbowmen. The crossbowmen are a simple kitbash that combines pieces of the Gripping Beast's Arab Infantry kit and the Fireforge Games' Foot Sergeant kit. The Foot Sergeant kit don't include quivers. The quivers in the Arab Infantry kit includes quivers, but they are too long. I fixed this by simply removing about a 1/8" section from the bottom of the quiver and reattaching the very bottom of the quiver. The arrows/quarrels don't have nocks, so I made my own by atta
  13. Last October I decided to set down my brush for a while to focus on a game design project. The project kept me busy until a month or so ago when my desire to write or do pretty much anything left me. Not doing anything creative or hobby-related has been very bad for my mental health, so it's time to pull myself up by my boot straps and get back to it. I think I will start out slow(ish) by picking up where I left off with my AOM desert warband. This will let me start small with a single unit, but that single unit will contribute a much larger existing project that is already two-thirds
  14. The mercenary units: Cretan Archers Tarentine Cavalry Balearic Slingers Mercenary Hoplites Ligurians Psioli Samnites Thueophoroi Aside form Legandary Warlords (2 per faction), the only Legendary Unit is the War Pigs. "Also called hogs of war, flaming pigs were used by several belligerents in the Ancient period, primarily to scare elephants. Covered in wooden spikes and pitch, oil or tar, they were set alight and guided as much as possible in the direction of the enemy. The Romans used them even before the Punic Wars, during Pyrrhus' It
  15. Republic of Rome -Can be led by a Consul or Tribune. The Consul is a standard warlord. The Tribune is charismatic politico, not an experienced general. His aggression is only 2. He doesn't have the Pride rule. His Bodyguard range is 6", but when the Tribune is eliminated, all friendly units gain one fatigue. His We Obey rule allows him to activate 2 units within 4". HG and warriors initially deployed in units of 8 models with no equipment option are considered "Maniples". Certain advanced abilities give extra bonuses to Maniples. This faction can field elephants. Graeculi (Greeks)
  16. I finally broke down and ordered Age of Hannibal. It has rules for elephants, sarissas (i.e. pikes), flaming pigs, new types of chariots, and optional rules for very large scale battles (12+ points per side. There are only 6 factions, but still there's enough variation and rules for optional builds to keep it interesting. Age of Hannibal includes optional rules for Ruses, which allow you to personalize your warband by modifying its composition and/or granting specific advantages or chances to deal treacherous blows to your enemies. I've read online that Age of Hannibal is the f
  17. I saw these pics on Facebook, posted by Mario Ruf. It's SAGA Age of Magic, done right.
  18. I finished painting my Rad Zombies. TNT Rad Zombie aren't supernatural, Night of the Living Dead zombies, but are rather humans infected with a peculiar form of radiation sickness that makes them zombie-like. With this in mind I purchased Pig Iron Productions' Infected models and painted their flesh with a mix of GW's Rakarth Flesh and Kislev Flesh with greenish grey shading. The tones and the shading are a bit subtle, so they did't come across in the photo very well. TNT's fluff states that "[l]egend has it that most rad zombies are Last Americans irradiated during the Great Fall.
  19. Ish, where's your report on the new edition? Don't make me go all 'Rankin/Bass Lord-of-the-Lash' on you.
  20. Ish, how's the new edition?
  21. Blaster Magazine is a quarterly periodical written by coalition of 5 indi-game designers. They include the authors of TNT, Frostgrave, and Gaslands. Through Blaster, the game designers as able to provide fun one-off projects and new rules for their existing games. In advance of both volumes 1 and 2, the authors have streamed a Zoom chat where they discuss what they've been working on and what to expect from the upcoming issue. In the most recent Zoom chat Joseph A. McCullough, the author of Frostgrave announced that his contribution to Blaster volume 2 will include Ct
  22. On Saturday, my 'Battlefield in a Box' Toxic River arrived in the mail. I don't own any of GF9's river sets, so I can't compare the quality of the toxic river pieces to GF9's other products, but these pieces have some good weight to them and they look and feel fairly durable. The paint job is quite good and the each piece has a matte finish, which even though it's supposed to be "goo", I prefer. The set is bit spendy, but the shipping was free, it arrived fairly quickly, and the set includes enough river pieces to make a six feet of river. Overall, I feel like I got my money's wort
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