This article was actually originally about how to create a D&D encounter from a different angle, and it still is, but it also became a life saver i our latest campaign game as 2 out of 5 players had to cancel the very last minute. The thing is, we are in the endgame of our 2 year long campaign so I don’t want the players to miss out, which is why I hastily made a spin-off chapter for those players who could make it. While this doesn’t affect the main story line, it does progress the characters in this world….
I’ve spent the last year and a half finding dwarven undead… I’ve found 5 minis so far and then I found the Ancient Grudges – Bonefields set from Macrocosm Games that has a ton of Dwarf and Goblin Skellies! Great variety and quality of these little cute minis. I painted them using this speed painting technique for skeletons. Took maybe 2.5 – 3 hours in total minus drying time and the result is good.
We all have miniatures we are never going to paint. Some we got for free, some are broken and some we bought, and lived to regret it! Here’s a quick tip of what to use your dust collectors for: Statues! It takes no time and you get some instant quirky scenery pieces. Step 1: Glue sand on bases. Spray grey. Step 2: Ink with Agrax Earthshade Step 3: Drybrush with bone. Bone is your friend in making stone look real. Done! Final result Works well with Medusas, Gorgons and Basilisks 😉
Darksword Miniatures are always a joy to paint and these two “ladies” were no different.
The D&D party we set out over 18 months have stayed very much the same. The characters have gathered a small band of supporting animals, but overall stayed the same. However, recent events have changed that. First our Drow Rogue was killed and now our Dragonborn Sorcerer is evolving after having picked up a lost artefact from her village, a talon from a Shadow dragon that has now merge with her hand replacing her two middle fingers. What this means long term, we have yet to find out, but to reflect the change in her bloodline from Blue to Shadowfell,…
It is always nice to get little freebies from Darksword Miniatures. I have used these Angel Babies in our Dungeons & Dragons campaign. But I have to say these tiny feyfolk are absolutely amazing! The details on these little people are just great. Size comparison
I do think Skinks from Games Workshop Lizardmen range has potential as Kobolds so I got a few with a Razordon to add some punch to my existing Kobolds.
I wanted some skeletons to look more elite, more organised and more dangerous and I found this Egyptian skeleton regiment at Mantic Games. It comes with 20 skeletons, but the set comes with so many bits, so I only made 10 of them as I am not sure whether to make the last 10 more ordinary skellies. I also had two Sokar skeletons from Reaper that fitted neatly in. These Skeletons are all speed painted and I used the same speed painting techniques on the Enslaved Guardians and Avatar of Sekhmet. Guide to speed painting Egyptian skeletons 1. Prime bone…
I found these at Mantic Games when I was looking for Egyptian skeletons. They are great as constructs. The thing that surprised me when I received them was that they are actually made up of snakes. I couldn’t actually see that on the website. I think when there is something unusual as this, it does need to be highlighted in the paint job so it is clear to the observer. With the Avatar of Sekhmet These work really well with the Avatar of Sekhmet from Reaper.
I picked this up at Leisure Games. Honestly don’t know for what, but I thought it looked cool. Since then I bought some Enslaved Guardians from Mantic Games and the 4 together is a nice construct unit for Dungeons & dragons. With the Enslaved Guardians
I found this Efreet mini at Mantic Games while looking for Egyptian looking skeletons. Really like this mini, so I bought him as well. Great pose and attitude. I was in a bit of a hurry when I painted him, but I’m happy with the result. e.