Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Going Berserk! Fun for boys AND GIRLS!

A couple new things rolling off the workbench… closer, but not necessarily things I really “NEED” to be working on for the Dark Ages campaign…

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

As mentioned in the previous painting update, here is another stand of Viking Berserkers. They are a mix of Old Glory and Gripping Beast. I now have three…. Unless I get around to a THIRD Viking DBA Army they won’t be of much use (other than in a Viking HOTT army – where I can have as many Warband as I want!!).

These are some relatively new figures from Warlord Games (well… except the dead guy, he’s from Old Glory…). They will make another Warband in Amanda’s “HOTT Chick” army or perhaps show up in a Pict, Welsh, or Scot DBA army as an odd Warband, or as some particularly exuberant and menacing “Camp Followers”. I have a few more – enough to make a second stand… when I get around to it…

I am curious to see what Warlords plastics are like. I was a bit underwhelmed by the quality of Wargames Factory'sColonial British Firing line... Warlord seems to be taking a better path - Rank and file plastics, supplemented by metal specialists, command, etc.

This is a Troll from Ral Partha… It’ll probably see use as an Oni in my Savage Worlds Oriental Adventure Campaign.

Not newly painted but touched up and rebased – some more 18th Century British. The Musketeers are figures from John, and the Officers are from Old Glory - thought I could call them either Light Horse General or Cavalry General… Two more stands and I’ll be able to play a battle.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Normans… no, seriously… or maybe some 18th century British artillery…


  1. I like you placement of the headless victim at the feet of the woman. It tells more of a story than the severed head alone.

    I like Ral Partha's old trolls, but not the weapons they carry. Perhaps my views are controversial, but I feel trolls should use only clubs! ;)

  2. 78 Foot to go and 8 Mounted, looks like you're going to make it :)

    3 guns shouldn't hold you back.

    Unless those seven vehicles are complete Russian Armoured Trains or the like you should easily get a net inroad to the larger lead mountain :)

  3. Actually I forgot to update the totals after posting this so I only have 69 foot to go!!

    Most of the "vehicles" I bought this year are Successor War Elephants - I didn't really know how to classify them - as they have multiple crew I figured they should be counted separately than just "mounted".

    Not that I'm going to finish any of those this year.... Ah well...

    Andrew - the troll is a nice figure. I have another one - it has a great honkin' scythe!! Harder to pass that off as an Oni so it might be a while before I paint that one.

  4. More nice work.. those tartans are great... very cool stuff.


  5. I have to agree with Robin - fantastic tartan/plaid. Any chance of a tutorial?
    With regards Warlord's plastic Romans - they are a LOT better than Wargames Factory's efforts. The only problem is lack of poses, but multiple heads and lots of extras make up for that.

  6. Thanks guys!

    Sure, next time I'm doing some tartan I'll try and take some step-by-step pics....