Sunday, 27 November 2011

Last minute subs!

Well the storm clouds brood threateningly over the lands of Ramalia and the time for great deeds and foul treachery is almost at hand...

... but there's just time to get a few last minute minis painted up!

As some of the Norse members of the Linden Way Militia decided that there fortunes were better served in hotter climes (more of which later...) two more likely lads have been scraped off the tavern floor and been given the King's shilling.

Can't remember (seems a long time ago now!) which kindly member of LAF traded these fine fellows with me but many thanks all the same!

And I must correct an error of mine as well - A few posts back I managed to convince myself that the Wood Elf mini that was co-opted in for Orc's Drift from his usual position, as champion in Oreon's Wood Elf regiment of renown, was strangely intended to be the ill-fated Hendril Merl. He is in fact Fernbreth - the last remaining patient of the Druid Snart that I had been keeping an eye out for... D'oh!!   

Anyway - I had to paint him up and restore him to his rightful place, where his small stature fits in just fine with the other minis of a smilar vintage!

And as a bit of a pre-match warmup here he is helping Bertolac fend some attacking Orcs off as Snart makes off with a cart that was part of the barricade, in an attempt to evacuate his patients...

The big game is still planned for next weekend, but I've just realised that it's going to clash with Recon - a great little Wargames show over in Pudsey - link here for any locals -

May have to see if I can reschedule...

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sticks and Stones

Hello to everyone - remember me?!

Well I'm back in the saddle again after a rather frustrating (in hobby terms) couple of months. Work seems to have been sapping all my creative energies and coupled with a dearth of free weekends lately has meant a little pause in proceedings - not to mention this little morale-sapping disaster ...

I knew there might be some problems with shrinkage on an area of this size but didn't expect the cracked ice effect I got! Answers on a postcard if you know of a clever way of rectifying this without stripping all the Woodland Scenics Realistic Water effect off the piece, along with all the painted gravel and sand beneath it....

However, I have good news! Not only have I resumed construction of the last few scenic elements required for Orc's Drift, but I also have a date set to play the scenarios back to back! All being well the weekend of the 2nd December should see Bloodbath played in its entirety with photo-laden reports of each scenario to come out in subsequent weeks - when I get round to fiddling with pics and typing it all up.

To whet your appetite here's a few shots of the now complete terrain for the Kachas Pass scenario - a small border outpost manned by Wood Elvesof Fendal Forest which guards the Kachas mountain Pass.

The idea for the log stockade walls and gate were pinched from the extremely telented Silent Invader from the LAF - so all credit and thanks to him!

The Vile Rune Tribe attack!

Various views of the main gate and compound beyond - I've made a few more of the old card buildings so the same ones don't crop up as scenery in each scenario.

The Elves are beset on all sides!

Close-up off the main gate.

Erdolas Thringal directs the defence...

Silas Meel, the Elves' Half-Orc prisoner escapes!

Fangor Gripe, The Vile Rune Chieftain, looks on as his tribe overwhelm the Wood Elf defenses...