Citadel Harpies (#paintabob)

“Grimmer than these scarce any prodigy, nor any plague e’er rose at the wrath of the gods from the Stygian waves: a winged thing with maiden’s face, belly o’erflowing and most foul, a hooked hand, and face hunger-pale forever.”
— Virgil, The Aeneid, Book III, ll. 253-257… assuming that TVTropes, where I copied it from, is correct, cos I’m not that literary by a looong shot.

Corvids, Greek myth, eighties political satire, Contrast paint and Bob Olley = profit.

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Shadespire: Ironskull’s Boyz

L to R: Bonekutta, Basha, Gurzag Ironskull, Hakka.

Continuing my brief painted-ages-ago-and-not-shared-because-of-bad-photography series, it’s Ironskull’s Boyz!!!

I love these sculpts, I think that bar a couple of minor issues that the paint job is decent and, best of all, these bruisers have seen quite a bit of table time in games of Warhammer: Underworlds (AKA Shadespire) in the eighteen months or so that I have had them painted.

So much time in fact that *two* friends who I initially played Underworlds with (Curis and Asslessman) with while using these figures have gone on to paint and blog theirs since, one even having his shown in White Dwarf.

Bitter?  C’est moi.  Have I learned a lesson about self-discipline?  Not really.

Better photo? Worse? I can’t tell anymore. It’s done at least, thats the most important thing.

If you fancy getting into playing Underworlds, then you could do a lot worse than taking these guys and playing simple, straightforward and very enjoyable knuckle-sandwich delivery strategies to get to grips with the Underworlds rules, which are really solid.

 

Gryph-Hounds

I would never have guessed that bird-dog-cat models would appeal to me much, but I was wrong. I love the haughty, cocksure, high fantasy feel to these feathered felines (it says “hound” but they look like bird-cats to me).
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Mortal Realms of Chaos: Lost and the Damned Narrative Campaigns for the Modern Enthusiast

I am hoping to revisit some of the Realm of Chaos scenarios that inspired me as a kid, but this time with the benefit of cutting edge 2018 playing card technology. Continue reading

The Lost City of Exactamundo Pt 9: Magewrath Throne

The final part of the Exactamundo project (for now) is what I think is the daftest terrain piece of them all, to date.  Which so far has meant that my gaming group uses the Throne more often than any other Exactamundo landmark.

You don’t have to be crazy to Magewrath here, but it helps !!LOLZROFLZ!!1!!1 Squee!! KTHXBY

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Marauder Flagellants

One of the many and varied reasons to love White Dwarf #127, these (mostly) Marauder Miniatures flagellants have been on my MILP list for a quarter of a century.
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The Lost City of Exactamundo Pt 8: Dragonfate Dais

Possibly my favourite piece from the current Age of Sigmar terrain range is this levitating sacrificial altar.

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