January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

I started painting Grakkha as my first Confrontation miniature. However, his skin is very difficult with all the bumps and lumps so I put him on the backburner and decided to paint Kolghor instead. This is the first time in many years I have spent so long on a miniature and I am really happy with the result. The armbands turned a bit red’der than planned but red ones go faster we all know this. I really like his hat which turned out to be a bit lighter than I planned but I really like the colour as it fits…

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Colourscheme Orcs of the Behemoth miniatures seems to be inspired by warriors from old Tibet and Confrontation orcs in general seems to have a close affinity with nature so I want to keep the colourscheme as much as possible to earthy tones. What I want to avoid is all the orcs having the same skin colour, so I’ll try and use a mixutre of various greens, blues and a bit of purple to make them look different.

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

My wife kindly let me use her hobby photo studio. The Asadars are the first elves to be completed following my quick-to-paint plan and it was fast and I am happy with the result. The only thing was I found them too monochrome so I re-painted the swords from being light blueish grey as the armour to have a light marble effect instead. I also change the handles of the weapons to gold and added a deep purple colour to the … helmet hair (what is that called in English !?!).

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What is VOR The Maelstrom? Shortly after releasing VOR, FASA went belly up leaving VOR in limbo from which it has never returned. However there is still a strong VOR community gathering at The Warp and the minis can be bought from Iron Wind Metals, including minis never released while the game was official alive. A Description of the game In 2000 I became fed up with Warhammer 40.000. I thought Games Workshop had gone too far in simplifying the rules with 3.ed. But what to play then? First thing I found was Warzone and managed to buy two magazines before Target Games (makes of Warzone)…

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Lost to Darkness Two Rulebooks, both alike in dignity in the Realm of Chaos… Before I begin I would like to point out that this is no ordinary campaign, this is a campaign for the advanced (and slightly mad) gamer. Last year (2004) I ran a nostalgic Warhammer 40.000 Rouge Trader campaign called The Facility on ADX blue which was good fun and it reminded me of the old Warhammer Realm of Chaos Books. Since then I have been playing around with running a campaign based on the Chaos Warband rules in those books and recently I decided ask the guys at…

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…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Iron Kingdom Warmachines After for a long time waiting for a new game after VOR The Maelstrom died, two new games suddenly arose. One is Dark Age and the other is IK Warmachine, which this section is dedicated to. The Background IK Warmachine takes place in a fantasy world where steam-powered machines called Steam Jacks are brought to life by magic. This fantasy world first appeared in the D20 Roleplaying game Iron Kingdoms and in this game the Steam Jacks are only a small part of the game, they simply do jobs that machines like forklifts etc would do to day, but with such awesome strength and potential of causing…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Yes, I know I planned my Cynwäll as a fast paint-for-play army, but Soïm is one fantastic miniature so I did spend somewhat longer on him. He follows the basics I am using for my whole army, but he differs from the other troops as he is wearing next to no armour (or clothes) so it gave me the opportunity to make more out of his skin. I painted his body a greenish grey and highlight it with several rounds of skin colour and skin colour mixed with white, to give him a colder, leaner look. While the rest of…

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Colourscheme I don’t like playing with an unpainted army so while painting my Orcs of the Behemoth (where each miniature takes quite a while to paint) I have started an army choose to be quick to paint. For this paint-to-play army I have chosen Cynwäll Elves; Only need few models, they are cool and I have an idea for a quick paintscheme: Prime all white. Paint all armour light blueish grey, ink it with a darker grey and highlight with the light blueish grey followed by white. All clothes, capes etc gets a wash of light, greenish grey, then highlighted…