Thursday, May 21, 2009

Still Chugging Away…

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)

These are some army markers to move around on my campaign map for the HOTT Wargame Weekend. From Left to right: Viking, Norman, Saxon, Dwarf, Orc…

I had already done the Viking and Saxon ones, and started on the Norman ones, ages ago. Originally I had a notion that I was going to do Warmaster Ancients in 28mm and they were going to be command stands. I have long since given up that idea (having too much fun with Hordes of the Things and DBA), but I still had these stands around and that’s what gave me the idea.

I’m going to also paint a big map of the campaign world and use these markers to indicate where the armies are at. I think I might give it away as the prize to the winner of the campaign - "here ya go- a map of the world you've conquered..."?

I still need to finish another Orc one (or two…) and the elves.

Another Behemoth. I’ve had this figure for very nearly 20 years. I have no idea who the manufacturer is. It has haunted various boxes in a half painted state for 99% of that time and, dammit, he’s finally finished (I think he was rebased at least three times before I ever finished him…).

Not a new paint job, but a re-base and something new to the HOTT arsenal. I think this is a RAFM figure and I’ve had him about as long as the giant – though of course this guy was painted almost immediately – and has been rebased a few times. I’m planning to make him available as a “god of death” for any HOTT army that cares to conjure him. We haven’t tried using gods just yet, but now if anyone wishes… they can do so… We seem to be a pretty conservative group around here – no on e seems to be interested in the very volatile units – gods, dragons, etc.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

I cranked out enough figures for another stand of Berserkers for the Vikings (Warband) – I just need to finish the base. Then I need to finish the Elvish and second (and maybe third) Orc army markers… Then finish off the Uruk-hai Pike/Spearmen…?


  1. Christian KnudsenMay 21, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Awesome work, Tim - I love the markers!

  2. Wow! Those markers are awesome.

    What size round bases are they on as the size is perfect to display the minis in all their glory.

  3. Thanks!

    The bases are 1-3/4" (~44mm) metal washers.

  4. Tim

    Fantastic markers.. you've inspired me to get my act together and organise our next HotT tournament in Christchurch- 'A HotT Winter's Day'.. we ran the first one last year in July, and then in November had players compete for the Emperor Dragon Trophy...

    It's HotT stuff...LOL


  5. "winter....july"...huh!?

    Oh wait, you're on the other side of the planet aren't you? Seems like we may still have winter in July too! It snowed last week and was threatening to do so again last night!? When will it ever end!?

    The Emperor Dragon Trophy sounds COOL!? Maybe I should come up with a trophy... make this an annual event...

    Hmmmmmm. Well... maybe I'll wait and see how THIS one goes... y'know, before I start planning next years...