I’ve mentioned this before, but Darksword Miniature’s Game of Thrones range is perfect for townsfolk and these two ladies are no different. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXu4Bq9fSxE
I’ve been planning on taking a Short Rest from DMing after running regular games since beginning of 2018 and some of my players have stepped up to DM. Unfortunately we have been hit by the Corona virus lockdown so we’ve had to migrate online for playing and I don’t want put this on my players so for the time being I will be DMing, which is fine. However, I did make a lvl 1 character, a bard called Jean-Jack La Cour and this is the mini picked. I was struggling with a colour scheme and my wife suggested bassing it…
This is the second Daisy Guard team following the crossbow armed unit. When I saw these I thought they were perfect, but frankly if I had known how long they would take to arrive, I would have found an alternative. Having said that, the minis definitely didn’t disappoint. They are very cool, very diverse and full of character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwEUA9QuMVo The full Daisy Guard complement
Our previous campaign was an epic fantasy campaign taking our heroes across distant lands to save the world. Our current campaign takes place in a single town: Daisygate! Because of the more low-fantasy and urban nature of the new campaign, I’ve had the opportunity to move away from painting monsters and instead painting humans like civilians, guard and this lot here: Local thugs and bandits. I really like these minis from Otherworld Miniatures so much character and personality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ODw6-p4tUQ
For our Daisygate campaign, we are continuing to use “The A-Team”, the characters from the previous campaign, but since the campaign is folliowing a “West Marches” style format, we have also introduce “The Nightshift”, which is a new group of adventurers offering us more flexibility in terms of inviting guests and frequency of games for those players with more time. One Nightshift character is a Paladin hunting a Dream Dragon from the amazing Monsters of Feyland book and the player chose this fantastic mini from Darksword Miniatures rather than the classic, full plate armoured paladin brute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpVkSXooL0U
These are the town guards known as “The Daisy Guard” in our Daisygate campaign. Ia actually bought these a decade ago to use in a Realm of Chaos campaign I ran (yes, using the very old books). At the time I tried out a new method by painting their armour red and drybrush with bronze for my warband. As part of the Daisygate campaign, I decided to repaint them to fit a more civilized colour scheme and from them I designed a crest for the game as well. The Daisy Guard with Captain of the Guard
This knight will be Captain Sterling Frostarrow of the Daisy Guard in our Daisygate campaign His shield follows the Daisygate crest. Captain with the Daisy Guard
Now that we are starting a more city based and civilised campaign, I’ve found Darksword Miniatures’ Game of Thrones line great for NPCs such as these two Maesters as Scholars. I do find that the blonde man looks a bit like Jeremy Corbyn Scholars of the Institute of Fairy Studies
The George R.R. Martin Masterworks miniatures are fantastic as city NPCs and these three ladies are no exception. The Sansa miniature acts as Baroness Leonilda Von Crupp in our Daisygate campaign. I generally struggle with female faces but I feel these three are better than any I’ve painted before.
Eventhough the Kingdom Death: Monster pinups are great, I don’t paint a lot iof them since I tend to paint what I need to play and they don’t feature in the game.a Nevertheless, I thought it could be fun to paint a male pinup so I bought this fantastic Preacher mini and it has been great fun to paint him. I’m especially happy with the jeans. I’m kinda happy with the white shirt as well. Tried to make it look dirty with Nuln Oil and highlighted it with white, but it became to white, so gave it more Nuln Oil….
Speed painted merchant. Green is contrast paint. Group of NPCs
I honestly don’t remember when I bought this miniature. It might have been with the flesh golem. I quite like it as it is quite the character for an NPC. Group of NPCs