Thursday, September 20, 2012

Back on the Fantasy Trail

 Well it's been a while again since I've picked up the brush and found time to do any serious painting, so I've had to come up with a painting plan.

 My new plan is to have fun and enjoy painting again by not giving myself too much to do. I scaled back from huge regiments of 40+ figures to just six at a time. This allows me to enjoy it and stop it becoming too much like hard work. I have cleared the table of Union troops and cleared the mind.
At the minute I'm working on six more Dwarves for my HotT army, they are old figures so deserve a little more time and effort in my eyes.

I found myself coming back to HotT as I loved the idea of the bases and the chance for lots of little dioramas. My fall back plan if I really can't get on with the rules is to use the figures for other games, using a D6 to mark the causalities behind the base. They will still have a frontage on 20mm so nothing really has changed, they will just be in blocks and look nicer. I quite like the idea of each six man base being a company of Dwarves for the story telling sake.

I have to say painting up fantasy figures does give you a great chance to be creative and use your imagination which I love. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in to all my old Goblin and Orc figures and turning them into horde bases of 8+ figures. The rules warn that creating hordes can get addictive and I can already see why.


Milo Burgh said...

Nice idea. Now, if I would be able to paint my orcs...

bongode68 said...

Hello there,

May I use one of your picture in a Legend of grimrock mod?
It's very late to answer you that now because I have already used it! I appologise for that!
I have found this picture with google research images, and I just noticed that there is a "copyright" on it:
So that's why I'm here to ask.
I like this picture, it make the rpg and this mod funny! That's why I take it first time I saw it!

this one:

Well it is used in the cinematic intro. "Choosen among the brave, the King sent you" and then this picture shows up.

Please let me know if you are ok that I use it, here or on

best regards


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