When it comes to bigger terrain features and boards, I normally build them myself. It comes from a long history of being a tabletop wargamer where terrain by and large is: The board, some hills for troops with ranged weapons and some walls/ruins for everybody else to hide behind! With Dungeons & Dragons, the scenery benefit from being more nuanced and in in the course of the year I’ve enjoyed painting little terrain scatter such as tables, pillars, etc and quite a few of the bits have come from Zealot Miniatures as they make some fantastic stuff. However, Zealot also…
i was doing a spin-off chapter to our Dungeons and Dragons campaign and I wanted to use some goblin pirates I have, but at lvl 3-4 goblins aren’t that scary to the party, so I decided to add a bit of oomph using an old Rackham Buccanner and a new Freebooter Mini I got called Captain Ulgat. Both come with biiiiig guns to bring the hurt! Interesting to see the difference between the old Rackham model painted in a non-metallic mental style, while the Freebooter mini I painted with in fast order with metal metal bits.
I never really got a chance to really get into Confrontation, but I still have a few minis from that time including this badass Captain Krill miniature. He was a natural first choice as the leader of the Goblin Pirates in a game I made for our Dungeons & Dragons campaign,
I was part of “the wave” when IK Warmachine first hit and was a diehard Cryx player for a long time before I felt the game got too big. But I keep up with what the produce so when I needed an undead captain for a Dungeons & Dragons game, it was an easy choice to get Captain Rengrave. I actually rand short on time so speed painted him following the technique I used for my Zombicide game and I’m quite pleased with the result.
My financée’s name is Elena so when I saw this mini it was an instant buy! Ok… so here is a paint that I am unhappy with. I really think her face makeup and eyes looks like that of a prostitute, but her face is so small that I can’t really see her features. I think this mini more than any other has hammered home that my eyes are not as good as they used to be 🙁 i do feel I can do better on the makeup though because the faces of these High Elves are not much bigger…
Anther mini from the box my fiancée got for me when we started playing D&D at the start of 2018. I grew up with Dragonlance so Draconians (whether they are called Dragonborn or Dragonkin or whatever) are a favourite race of mine for sure! In fact, writing this I think my top 5 races are: Hags Draconians Goblins Minics Beholders or Skeletons I like the mini and happy with the paintjob, but I do think my favourite Draconians are from Darksword Miniatures.
I think this amazing Dragonkin is a good example of why I like Dragonkin from Darksword miniatures rather than for example from Reaper. I was originally thinking of painting his skin black or dark blue to really be a camouflaged Rougue, but then I thought it would be much cooler to make his skin brighter so I opted for a red dragon heritage. it also contrasts nicely with the dark cloak.
I am a big fan of Darksword Miniatures, but sometimes they are fiddly to glue together and paint so I wouldn’t recommend them to newbies or impatient hobbyists, but for me they re fantastic. This Elven Warlock is no different. Pleasure to paint and really happy with the final result, which sets him apart from regular High Elves.
I believe I got this badass Barbarian from my fiancée in a box of mixed minis she got for me. I actually had a game planned for our Dungeons & Dragons campaign, but the path of the party has gone in a slightly different direction. Still hope to use him and some barbarian models I have from Hasslefree Miniatures in the future. Quite happy with the paint job eventhough he didn’t take that long to paint. It goes to show simple colourschemes are often very effective
This is a uncommon example of me buying a mini with no specific purpose in mind, but when I saw this Long John miniature at Salute, a treasure island sort of idea shaped in my head for Dungeons and Dragons. In the end he became part of Elaine Marley’s gang alongside Jonny the Pirate in the game.
So … my party has figured out that they can run away from mimics… or so they thought! Not had a chance to field this crazy fast mimic yet, but I will!
Contrary to Grogspar, the Mercenary Troll and the Hill Troll from Reaper, both which I am using as Ogres, the Forest Troll Shaman from North Star is exactly my idea of what a Troll should look like, which is driven from my childhood in the Nordics where trolls just look a certain way. The movie The Troll Hunter is a great representation of Nordic trolls except they behave more like animals.