Thursday, February 24, 2011

Changing Roster

Well, a little while ago, Quan-Bai, the Battleworn Apostate, went on his monastic walk about. This left the Raven Guard with one man down.

During the next adventure, a mutual acquaintance named Khalad, recommended that a Dragon Sorceror named Argosin join forces with the RG in order to clear out a Githzerai temple that was infested with baddies. Here's a few pics of Argosin -

During the adventure, Jagger Kilmane was transported to a Githzerai monastery in the Elemental Chaos where he studied with Githzerai blade masters for 7 years. He refined his fighting style and returned just moments after he left the party with his shield melted down and reforged into another khopesh blade, and a bitchin crested helmet upon his head!

That's Jagger Kilmane, Father of Sorrows in his Wings of Sorrow stance wielding Razorwing & Killclaw, his magic khopesh swords. Get some!!!

Those are the two figs I painted while trying to pass my 9mm kidney stone this week!

Raven Guard, to arms!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

AD 99

Here are some better close up shots of my Roman Legion Veterans lead by Brutus Maximus, as well as some group photos of Drew's Gaul Barbarians mixing it up with Brutus' Legion.

These are our forces for our AD99 game of Strike Force Commander.

All miniatures are Warlord plastics and we used Army Painter Quickshade.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Guest Appearance!

As a follow up to my Roman's in a Day post, I'm spotlighting my bro Drew Davies' awesome Gauls! He's done a bang up job on these wild men from the barbarian lands. Check 'em out!

He did one helluva job on the striped pants. Good job bro!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rome built in a day!

Well, in putting the finishing touches on my Strike Force Commander game, I recruited Drew & Bob to help me playtest Period 1 Ancient/Medieval.

We kicked some ideas around, and I think it was Bob who suggested Imperial Rome. Drew wanted to play some dirty Gauls and Bob wanted to have his scheming Praetorians. That left me to split the difference and have some veteran Legionaries and their Auxilia who were the remaining survivors of a Praetorian betrayal, and a Gaul slaughterfest.

We were going to start a 99 AD Strike Force Commander campaign, but alas, one of us hasn't painted his troops....and its not me or Drew!

We bought the Warlord Games plastics and were very pleased. I opened my box of Roman Veterans and my half box from the Auxilia plastics Bob & I split. I was armed with a can of Dark Tone dip from the Army Painter. I was resolved that I would get all 11 models I wanted to build for my strike force done in one day.

I started at 8am on a Saturday. I spent more time painting the team than I realized I needed to since the dip takes care of all the shading nuances. I finished painting and applied my last decal about 8 hours later.

I dipped the lot of them and had to wait 24 hours to finish the bases. Factoring out the cure time, my total time for 11 models from start to finish was about 12 hours. My Rome in a day! Or is that Dei? heh heh

I highly recommend the Warlord models and the Army Painter dip. These are gaming pieces and not art pieces, and all told, they look great on the board. Here they are: