January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

The Ratchets are the core troops of the Brood and as such they are painted in the basis colourscheme with no frills. Orignally the whole idea of numbering the Brood troops came from the Ratchets since I needed a way to keep tracke of their wounds. However after demoing Dark Age with them at Salute 2004 I realised they only have 1 wound each! Still like the idea of the numbering though…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

The Grist has more clothing than most Brood in a big cloak like thingy. I painted this in vague red/brown stripes to make it standout but still look old and well used.

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

The shield and the odd organic looking axe is the two main features of Murtros and I painted them like bone so they look like they are made from organic material as all Brood weapons are. Imagine a specially bred type of turtle which would have had a shiled like that on its back.

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Brood Colourscheme I wanted the Brood to look very different. so I gave them light grey skin and black bone plates and purple markings on hands and feet. The Brood was originally created by humans as bio-manufactured soldiers. And although this is long forgotten by most on ATTR this would still be part of their culture. That is why I gave them a number on their heads. This would have been a pratical way for their human masters to keep track of their troops in battle and it have carried over through the centuries, its original intent lost but kept…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Note these are the original slaves minis which did not have separated arms and weapons. Strike a pose! Looking at the large bunch of spear slaves in front of me I realise there’s only two poses! “Oh no”, I thought, “not another pointing unit”. Some units work with the same pose on all miniatures. For example nobody would ever question why all the High Elves in the Fellowship of the Ring movie all have the same pose when they received the on-coming charge of Saurons Orcs in the beginning of the movie. BUT had it been the other way around…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Dragyri Decision I have been wanting to paint a Dragyri force for some time. However as you might have learned from reading other pages on this site, I hate wasting time! I am a do-not-paint-what-you-cannot-see kinda of gamer, so I have held back on the Dragyri untill I figured out which Dragyri caste to choose. In the end it came down to Ice Caste or Air Caste. Ice Caste because of “Lucky” and Air Caste because of all the cool Dragyri female miniatures. The choice In the end I chose Air Caste simply because I have a bunch of female Dragyri already,…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Being a big fan of VOR The Maelstrom, Dark Age looked interesting from day one since loads of the people creating VOR The Maelstrom now works on Dark Age. It has a similar rules system although it is more close combat oriented. Dark Age is based on the twisted fetish artwork of Brom, which some might know from a Card Game by the same name, Dark Age. This makes the game an adult game, due to the high fetish-level in both artwork and the minis. Not a bad thing though, a game for grown-ups. The Background I am not all…