Category: painted figures

More Black Powder Eye Candy

Essex Miniatures on the runway today, modelling the finest turn of the century garb.  The 19th Century, that is. We start with the French revolutionary Army in full getup.  My black powder wargaming includes the counter-revolution as well as Napoleonic, so I mix and m atch these guys with...

Some Napoleonic Bigger Battles

More eye candy today, but from a historical perspective. These are from a mix of manufacturers. They are also from a variety of games.  All of these were played using Wiley Games’ Fistful of Lead: Bigger Battles.  Although it uses a lot more figures, something about it makes it...

Dragon Rampant – Orcs v Goblins

This post is largely eye-candy. An orc warband with a wizard, two giants, and three trolls – the latter two count as Elite foot in Dragon Rampant terms – makes for a very tough but largely slow force. Throw them up against a speedy army like the all-mounted goblins,...

Undead Terrain

If your undead table lacks a certain j’nais skull quoi, then you should look at herpetaraium terrain. I picked up the two skulls you see on the table here – one T-Rex and one giant sabertooth skull – from the local Wal-Market. They retail for somewhere around twelve to...

Undead Swarm Army

Our third army takes the field, and this time it’s all infantry.  Dead infantry, that is. In the war game Dragon Rampant undead can either start the game on the table, or they can be summoned by a wizard.  In addition to the figures to follow, I painted up...

Gobs For Smacking

Got a new faction for the miniature war game “Dragon Rampant” all painted up, and they are led by this brute right here. The backstory for this army consists of a nomadic tribe of goblins. That gives me an excuse to run an entirely mounted army. Fortunately for me,...

Dragon Rampant – Four Armies

Here they are – four full armies suitable for use with Dragon Rampant. All of these figures come from Khurasan Miniatures, with the exception of the wolf-hounds, which come from a mix of manufacturers.  Lesser Warbeasts don’t really fit into the theme, but sometimes you need to fill that...

Eye Candy

Sometimes fantasy games are more real than real life. That thought struck home as I played a couple of battles between Christian Knights and the Death Cult. I’ll spare you the moralizing let’s take a look at some fun action shots. Here is an aerial shot of big blocks...

The Army of the West

It took about seventy-five dollars and a month of painting, but I now have one full army ready to go for Dragon Rampant.  Naturally enough, as a human army ripped from the tapestries of 13th century Europe, this force could stand in good stead as a Lion Rampant army as well,...

Revolting People

Today, over on the channel, we offer up a bit of a rarity – a fourth generation warfare miniature wargame.  Sure, part of the motivation behind this particular installment of the Joy of Wargaming was tweaking the noses of Corporate Entertainment by lampooning coverage of violent unrest as “mostly...