Finished 32 out of 48 figures, so far: Link1, Link2. I will finish up the remaining 16 figures, this week. After that, I need to mount some Caesar 1/72 Goblins onto the Schleich Fruit Bats (sadly, OOP), to form the reconstituted Goblin Giant Bat Cavalry (used rubber-like toy bats, previously; badly needed to upgrade the Bat mounts...). I've got the Bats mounted, but the Riders are off.
After that, it will be census time: I either have 180, or 220 figures, total, in the Goblin Horde. Need to nail it down, first, then put together a mass battles game, where they can all have a little fun. To date, my Goblins have always gone down in inglorious defeat. Hoping the new additions will rally their (weak) courage, moving victory to within their (dim) sight, if not their (feeble) grasp!
I recently finished off my Dwarven Army, including a massive Chariot. Perhaps a little, short Demi-Human vs. short Humanoid action will be called for? The Stumpies may be outnumbered, but they're rarely outgunned. I have an as yet, un-bloodied group of Lizardmen on Giant Lizards Cavalry who are chomping to get some warm flesh to eat (talk about, "a horrid feast"...). Perhaps Goblin Sushi will be on the menu? Cheers!
I am planning to schedule a 2e BattleSystem game in February (mass battles rules, based on 2e AD&D RPG, but completely a miniatures game, not an RPG) . It will feature a Dwarven Army attacking a Hobgoblin Army occupying a wooden palisade fort. My Goblin Army will have to wait a while, for their first blooding of their new troops. My hope is to schedule a 2e BS game around every six weeks.
I feel somewhat bad for the Dwarves. I recently finished a number of new Dwarf figures, including Ram Cavalry... The Hob'ies have dug pit traps, and covered them with sticks and sod, to hide them (Hobgoblins are highly militaristic, and disciplined -- they water the sod covers every day...). They will march out of the fort, form infantry lines, in the hopes that the Stumpy Rams will charge their position. I will give the Dwarves a Saving Throw (rarely used in BS games, but it's in there), to see if they spot the sod covers before it's too late. It could get very ugly if they fail to see the trap, before they charge.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT