Monday, June 19, 2017

Plastic Dwarfs from Osprey/North Star



I been painting some Fantasy minis lately and at Salute I got  some samples of the new Oprey/North Star plastic Dwarfs that will be seleased later this year. They are a part of a new range of fantasy miniatures that North Star Military Figures and Osprey Games will be releasing. The first box to be released are a plastic set of Dwarf Infantry, later there will be similar boxes for Elves and Goblins to. There are no official release dates yet of the Dwarfs or the othere minis that are planned.








Each sprue from the Dwarf set allows you to build 5 Dwarves armed with spears, hand weapons, or bows and you have 11 different head options. I like plastic minis as you can convert them easily, these Dwarfs I love for their "Viking" style, I built me 14 Dwarfs and made some minor conversions, also adding a Horn from the plastic GB VIkings.

Had some questions about the size of the Dwarfs and I would say they are about 23mm from foot to eye. Some size comparisson pictures below.

North Star Barbarian / North Star Dwarf / GW Skullpass Dwarf / GW Dwarf

 GW Dwarf / North Star Dwarf

 GW Skullpass Dwarf / North Star Dwarf

North Star Barbarian / North Star Dwarf

I was thinking of field the 14 Dwarfs as a 24 point Warband for Dragon Rampant like this:

Vildsvins klanen (Wild Boar Clan)
1 x Elite Foot with Missiles @ 8 points (Warlord and Banner holder in a reduced group)
2 x Elite Foot with Missiles @ 8 points (6 Dwarf Warriors in each group with a mix of weapons)



















Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dragon Rampant AAR



As I have painted some fantasy minis lately they had to be used for a game of Dragon Rampant with my son David.


David took command of the 4 heroic adventurers arriving to the small village "Utkante" just as the evil Black bloods arrived to sack it and capture all the villages to be placed in the black depth of their mines as slaves.


OOB Adventurers

Lord Bazak - Dwarf Warrior (Fielded as Elite Foot) @ 6 points (He was also the Leader of the group)

Klom - Ogre Brute (Fielded as Elite Foot) @ 6 points

Genevieve - Human Mercenary (Fielded as Expert Light Missile) @ 6 points

Mizar - Human Mage (Fielded as Expert Heavy Missile) @ 6 points

As I wanted them all to have 6 hit I raised the Armour with +1 for the "units" that normaly are made up of 12 minis.




OOB Black bloods

2 units with Belicose Foot with good armour @ 6 points each

1 unit of Heavy Missile @ 4 poits

1 unit of Terrefying Greater Warbeast @ 8 points


From the deep forest comes the evil Black bloods...

The poor villagers of Utkante try to run for their lives...

The Black Blod have brougt the most evil of all creatures,.. a big troll...

Fortunate enought for the villagers of Utkante 4 Heroic Adventurors was just passing by and they was wery eager to performe some new heroic deeds that the people can sing folksongs about...

The big troll notice them and gives up a big warcry as he show of his nicely polished fangs...

The most heroci of them all Lord Bazak run as fast as he can with his short legs to engage the hidious troll... only to be beaten back, but at least the troll was damaged...

As Lord Bazak retreats to drink some mead the Oger Klom take up the challange...

A fearsome fight erupts between the two gigants and they both seems very hapy about it even as they both  get wounded...

Also Klom are puchedback by the big, big, evil, evil, evil, troll...

The rest of the Black Bloods have now arrived in to the Village after Genevieve and Mizar have harassed them with intense shooting and the occational bolt of lightning...

Villagers fleeing from the hoard of Black bloods...

Klom once again charge in to the Troll...

.. and some how manage to get the Troll down on his back so Klom can finish the troll off with his big ironclad foot...

Furious with grief the Black Bloods charges Klom to retaliate that hi so brutaly killed their Troll pet...

More Black Bloods ...

The Crossbow armed Black bloods run after the escaping willager as the Black blood chief with his entourage decide to fight it of with the four pesky human heros...

Lord Bazak scare the first group of Black bloods back to the deep forest...

But the Black blood chief havent got enought yet...

The villagers run even faster...

...when they are chased through the village by a group of screaming black bloods...

In the main squar Lord Bazak face of with the Black blood chief...

...charging in to the Black bloods that manage to counter charge Lord bazaks attack...

Lord Bazak are overpowered by the Black bloods... fortunate Klom comes to his rescue manageing to get the Black blood chief to run...

...all calm again in the small village of Utkante... Our four Heroic adventurers are invited to the village Inn for a feast to their honour...

Lord Bazak have just gott his honour dented a bit but glad to still be alive for more heroic deeds...