Sunday, 1 September 2019

15mm Fantasy (VIII) - The (Human)Good Guys

I didn't really plan on having too many regular Human troops in my fantasy collection, I had the lovely Swordsmen of Cormyr minis and thought I'd add another similar (sized and style)unit to them and that would do, especially as their was little chance of finding more of the old AD&D Battlesystems - Cormyr range.

Very fortuitously, a chance post on the 15mm Fantasy Facebook group led to the offer of almost 4 full packs of AD&D Battlesystems stuff, 3 from the Cormyr range and 1 from the Elf range, so a massive thanks to Kevin for letting me have these at a very, very reasonable price!

The mini's had been painted(not by Kevin) and being fairly delicate and bendy I didn't think they'd fare too well with scrubbing in Dettol, fortunately the paint wasn't too thickly applied and I just used it as an undercoat where possible.

On to the mini's then and first up some Lances of Cormyr:

And a unit of Cormyr Bowmen:

A trawl through the Demonworld range led me to these which I thought I could use as my elite foot types:

A few pics of the whole force so far:

I still have another unit of the Cormyr Swordsmen to paint, but I have been considering converting a few of them first for a bit of variety, speaking of which I've had enough of all this painting of grey/white uniforms so I'm  currently painting a bunch of random bad guys and monsters in a variety of garish colours, more of which next time.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

15mm Fantasy (VII) - Ruins

Following on from my selection of beasts for 15mm Frostgrave, I have now finished a bunch of ruined buildings.

First up some MDF stuff from Red Vectors which are really nice and easy to put together(despite the lack of instructions), plus I can get away with using them for my 15mm WW2 gaming:

Next and simply to fill some space as cheaply as possible, I knocked these out from Air Drying Clay in a few minutes and for a few pence in overall cost. This was my first go with this stuff and whilst not great I reckon if I spend a little more time I could do some reasonable ruins with it:

I also picked this up at the local pet shop in the bargain bin, a quick coat of grey and it looks spot on:

Adding to the clutter, I got these carts in a job lot and thought I use them as battle field scenery:

I've had root canal treatment recently and this combined with the toothache that led to it has slowed my painting  down considerably, hopefully back on with some more 15mm fantasy soon.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

15mm Fantasy(VI) - Beasts & Critters

Taking a break from 6mm Orks and back to fantasy for some variety.

I though I'd rattle out some creatures for my 15mm Frostgrave project, whilst I have some wolves and a bear I wanted a wider selection, a trawl through the usual suspects websites found me some additional beasts to add to my menagerie. First up a Chaotic Bear and Mountain Lion from RPE:

A bunch of Alternative Armies giant rats:

Some Wardogs from Xyston:

Giant Spiders from Alternative Armies:

Irregular Mammoths with a converted Copplestone Barbarian to ride one of them:

Working my way through some fantasy scenery at the moment which will probably be the subject of my next post.