Friday, December 16, 2016

Barbarian Warrior and Dwarves

Not Canadians....

Not even Great War Stuff…

These short days, man… maybe that’s what’s getting me down. It’s hard to even got out at take decent pictures – I took these at 4pm and the sun was already fading fast… 

I feel like I haven’t been terribly productive this last week – largely due to other projects mixed with a bit of conjunctivitis… (I don’t think it’s the highly contagious viral or bacterial variety, just super sensitive eyes reacting to the suddenly very cold dry air – it still sucks, but it’s not quite as bad as the “Pink Eye” kids bring home from school that a few other friends with kids have ended up with…)

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

Barbarian Warrior from Copplestone Castings - actually the figure is a “Cave Woman”. The weapons provided were clubs and stone weapons and such. A friend of mine has been running a D&D 5E Primeval Thule campaign that Amanda and I have been playing in since September. She’s playing a red-haired barbarian warrior from the frozen north – but has been working as a pit fighter in Quodeth for the last while. The period is “Bronze Age” so I found this long axe that looked a little like a Bronze Age axe and so stuck it in the cavewoman’s hand and now she’s got a figure of her own (well, she had another figure of mine that she was using, but this one is a tad more accurate…).

Dwarf I’ve had for ever. I think it’s an old GW figure…? Stripped, re-based and repainted.

More Dwarves – from Black Tree Design - one of my two Black Friday-ish purchases.

How good is your understanding of Runes? Anyone care to guess what I was trying to spell on the banner…?

The Mountain Dwarf force so far -  not to be confused with HIGHLAND Dwarves - they are two completely separate warbands I am working on (though I suppose currently I could field all the stuff I have painted so far as one warband…). IN this Warband I have:

Dwarf Thane and his Hearth Guard (Elite Foot) 6 points
2x Dwarf Warriors (Heavy Foot) @4 = 8 points
Dwarf Wizard (Single Model Unit, Wizard or Wizardling, Heavy Foot?) 6-8 points?

Still to do for this warband:

Another unit of Dwarf Warriors (Heavy Foot) @4
Dwarf Miners (Offensive, Heavy Foot, Solidarity, Hates Scabs) @6
Dwarf Crossbow (Heavy Missiles) @4
Dwarf Scouts (Scouts) @2

The other package I ordered on or aroung Black Friday also arrived with the remaining Elves I need for my Celtos Sidhe Elf Warband.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

There is a battalion of Canadians still sitting on my workbench. It could be them…

Seems more likely I’ll just finish up that Elf Warband, however. 

I'd hoped to crack 800 foot figures painted this year... can I do it? another 52 figures in the next two weeks...? That'd require some serious motivation - which I have been lacking lately.

Actually the next post will probably be a look back on 10 years of blogging! Look for that on Tuesday!


  1. Nice dwarves, probably best not pushing the khaki until you feel like it, for some reason I haven't been able to comment on your last few posts I've changed a couple of things and I'm hoping this works! Nice barbarian too.
    Best Iain

    1. Seems to have worked now!


  2. Sometimes for a massive project, it seems so daunting that it is easier to work lots of small projects so that you feel like you are accomplishing something.

    Maybe the approach might be to alternate painting complete units with painting specialty items like trench raiders, runners, shell holes, bits of terrain. That is, give yourself a reward for painting a unit by doing something very different but still part of the overall project.

  3. Or maybe even alternate between painting Canadian units and German units so that not everything you paint is khaki. Just some ideas.

    1. yeah, I was trying something similar - alternating between painting stuff for the project and... well... other stuff.. but then I just kept doing other stuff.

      I think I'll paint those last dozen elves to finish up the Celtos Elf force and then I'll get back at the Great War stuff.

  4. As far as the banner goes, it's probably translates to something along the lines of:

    "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries"

    1. Ha! that is totally something I would paint on a flag - IF I COUDL PAINT THAT SMALL!!!!

      I had considered "ELVES SUCK!", but went with something else... I'll wait and see if anyone else cares to guess.