Saturday, April 30, 2011


Today is again a little plug for another very interesting new skirmish game.

This time it's the Relic game from Tor Gaming. I instantly fell in love first time I ever saw the miniature line for this game. Nothing I'd ever seen before. Such a wonderful experience seeing someone do something complete new.

A few words about Relic (from Tor Gaming's site):
In Relics, players control forces comprising of several units as diverse as black powder musket wielding dolls to clockwork powered fighting machines to battle for the fate of the world and see their faction to victory. Forces of magic saturated elemental creatures battle against creatures of teeth and claw. Using a fast paced core mechanic, the game delivers furious action on the table top. Players must use their tactical genius to out manoeuvre their opponent before delivering the killer blow. Relics is a miniatures table top wargame in the 28mm scale range.
And a few days ago the final alpha rules has become available, and I cant hardly wait to give them a try.

The rules are available for free download - from here:,490.msg0/boardseen.html#new

The miniature line holds 3 factions for now. The Orcnar (the brutal beasts), the Vaettir (Natural spirit kind of race created by the gods themselves) - and my favourites the Britanan, the spooky animated mechanical rag dolls race.

So, they had to go first.

Relic (Tor Gaming) Britanan Troopers

It's certainly a fresh new breath in the fantasy gene, and if your got the chance and have time - you should really take a look at Tor Gaming.

Friday, April 22, 2011

World of Twilight

First off, Happy Easter to all. Hope you are enjoying having a few days off.

Not much holiday here as I'm still struggling with my back issues - and awaiting a second scan to decide whether surgery can help me or not. In pain lots of the time and laying down most of the day, but I do find an hour here and there, where I'm actually able to do a bit of painting. And have to say that painting is truly vitamins for my soul.

Just before we're getting started I'd like to welcome a few new followers: zhu bajiee, Colonel Shofer and myincubliss. Glad to see you all here - and hopefully it will be a pleasant stay for you. And should you have any questions feel free asking.

So, with my limited time window, I've been focusing on the various painting challenges I've become so very fond of.

Today's update is about the challenge at the Danish Wargamer Forum:

The theme here was 'The General' and could really be anything - so I decide to show my World of Twilight miniatures a bit of love. I've been a big fan of Mike Thorp's weird fantasy world - and picked up his starters for the Twilight game quite a few years ago. I've kept on adding to the two cultures from the starter pack - the Fubarnii Empire and the Devanu - but never actually painted them. Have started a 100 times, but never been pleased with the result - so all is standing in the cabinet primed and only touched when gaming.

It's been a bit quite around Twilight for a few months now, with not much new added, but Salute 2011 really changed that. Here, Mike gave release to the 2nd rulebook for the game"Of Gods and Demons" (a new rulebook covering the new culture: the Delgon, but also most of the new units for Empire and Devanu and a bunch more scenarios/fluff) - but also gave preview to a hell of lot of new miniatures - and most of them was even made available for pick up at Salute 2010.
I couldn't go at Salute, but Mike gave me the opportunity to pick up a lot of them from direct sales. Later on most of them will become available from Hasslefree Miniatures.

Here are a few samples of the awesome upcoming releases - that should arrive with me shortly:

- and if you like what you are seeing here - you should really visit The World of Twilight Forums

So to get in the right mood when they show up - the painting challenge was a perfect oppurtunity to try out a colour scheme I saw used on a WfB Empire army a few months back: purple, greys and browns - and I though using on my Fubarnii Empire - starting with the Commander. Did also plan doing a brown skin tone - but like you can see I change me mind. And here he is:

World of Twilight - Commander Brenar (HFTWEM004)

Need a shieled, though - but should arrive with my big WoT purchase, too.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Waiting for the Worms ...

Feels like that these days. Have a fractured disk in my lower back, so am off work, laying most of the day in bed - and eating a hell of a lot of pain killers. And still waiting for further examination at the hospital - and then the final 'judgement' - whether surgery can help me or not.

But have a few good hours here and there. So to remain sane - I have been painting a little. Mainly tried finishing some of all the unfinished business sitting around my desk.

So lets start with one of those. An old Ral Partha Beholder. Started painting him some months ago, but base wasn't done - and eyes needed a bit more work, too. Perfect little projects that allows me to come and go as I 'pleases'.

Ral Partha 11-401 Beholder

I'm a sucker for Eyes - and really like this old model here - but it's nothing compared to the Eye coming out from Otherworld Miniatures in a few days time. Really looking forward getting that model.

Next, we have, what was supposed to be my entry for the Painting Challenge at Theme for that on was 'Hunter or prey' - and I had the most wonderful John Pickford miniature made ready for that. But my weak health prevented me from entering :-(

But now, my entry is now finally done, so here is Dave, the Goblin from Hasslefree Miniatures or more precise, perhaps: 'Dave, the Demon Slayer'.

Hasslefree Miniatures - HFW002 Dave the Goblin

And then I found time to show them Cultists from Four A Miniatures I preview a few weeks ago a little attention. I've been trying hard to hunt down some classic Citadel ADD79 Mind Flayers for quite some time - but it's almost impossible finding. So, when I say these Adam Gayford Sculpts I immediately decided getting them and to use them as Mind Flayer proxies. The are a bit more squigmen than classic Mind Flayers, but I really didn't mind - only thing that really bothered me was the tentacle arms Adam has given them. So, they had to go - and was replaced with some plastic hands from the Mantic Ghouls.

Four A Miniatures - Cultist's (My Mind Flayer Conversions)

Really, really like how the turned out. Didn't follow the original description about there looks (mauve coloured skin - and 'four' black purpled face tentacles) - as I from the very start had chosen to go for the orange clothes look. So, gave them a more greyish coloured skin instead - but kept the three red fingers (at least) ;)

And it ain't all misery and pain, here. This here came through post yesterday - and really made my day. 1.8 kg pure miniature metal:

Yes, it's Mr. Pickford's Otherworld Giant :-) A gigantic miniature. Never seen anything like it. An absolutely wonderful miniature. Comes even with the 3 most fantastic head choices as well. Will have to find a way to magnetise them - so I can use all 3 (any tips are welcome). And will he ever get painted, you might ask? Well .... ? :-D

That's all from me. Hopefully you found something you liked. But before I go, want to say welcome to a new follower, Warduke. A friend from The OW forum. I'm glad to see you here, Warduke - and hope you'll enjoy your stay.

Have a nice weekend.