Sometimes I throw away the packaging of miniatures a bit too fast… leaving me later to wonder who the hell the manufacturer is! That is the case of the two larger fairies below. I bought them at Salute 2018 – fortunately, a tweet from Salute 2019 pointed me to the manufacturer being Firestorm Games for their game “Moonstone’. Thew smaller fairy is a Fairy Huntress from ever-awesome Darksword Miniatures.
One of my friends is playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time and when I first spoke to her about it, her first reaction was she wanted to be a big scruffy barbarian guy! However, after having done some research on her own she changed her mind to a Dragonborn Sorcerer, which was an amazing u-turn… and I had actually bought this amazing Dragonkin Mage from Darksword Miniatures so perfect timing. The complete party for “War of the Triplets”
The Dwarf player of my “War of the Triplets” campaign is new to Dungeons and Dragons, but I know his sense of humour so this pipe-smoking, beer guzzling cheeky dwart miniature from Hasslefree Miniatures was perfect. Besides, I’ve always wanted to paint Hasslefree minis, but since I only paint what I can play with, I’ve never had much of an excuse to buy some… now I do. Dwarf with “Mr Giggles” The complete party for “War of the Triplets”
My partner is new to Dungeons & Dragons and se chose to be a High Elf Ranger, who has had to exile himself for various reasons. However, when we were browsing for a miniature for her, she found two art Darksword Miniatures that she liked and in the end we got both and I painted them the same so she can swap them around as she pleases. Wat was interesting was, I would have defaulted to painting them green-ish like a classic Ranger had she not had a clear mind in her head of what she wanted him to look…
This Necromancer was the chief baddie in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. The first ever adventure I’ve created in decades, I could even say in this millinia, was based around a Unicorn my partner found at Leisure Games. And when I was looking to find a suitable adversary, I found this amazing Female Necromancer from Dark Sword Miniatures. And the rest of the first adventure took shape from there. Obviously a Necromancer is way too tough a boss for a level 1 party, so the way it ended up working was, she was busy transforming…
This Wizard acted as a Mock-Necromancer featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. I bought this guy randomly as I thought the way the miniature was sculpted was quite interesting. I’m glad I did as the mock-Necromancer I needed for the first chapter of my Dungeons & Dragons capaign, didn’t arrive in time!
The Moonclad spectre featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. Some miniatures are just easier to paint than others. Take for example the ghostly see-through Caoimhe minis from Hasslefree… How easy were they to paint! 😉 Love these by the way. Decided to paint the bases in Spring, Autumn and Winter colours dependant on how dangerous they are.
These Wolfen featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. I’ve always been a fan of Rackham miniatures, but I must admit the Sacra Vestals minis were a bit of a disappointment. In any case, I speed-painted my way through these three mainly as a backup as the Wolfen were more like victims than enemies in the adventure… buuut just in case the players decided to attack them, I needed the minis. Luckily they didn’t so I haven’t actually used these in the campaign yet.
These skeletons featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. I actually bought these in a fit of panic as the Skeletons I bought from Otherworld Miniatures took longer than expected to arrive. These skellies are great! Was a pleasure painting them. Games Workshop clearly know how to make plastic minis.
These skeletons featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. Although the delay in receiving these made me panic and buy these GW Skellies, I was quite pleased they did arrive in time and that I got a chance to paint them before our first game. But having both groups of skellies gave some flexibility, which was great!
This Nightmare featured in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. This mini was fun to paint, but it was a back-up mini in the game if things went wrong. Essentially the party was to save a Unicorn from being sacrificed in a evil ritual to create a Nightmare. Fortunately for the unicorn the players managed to stop the ritual, but that meant the Nightmare didn’t get to take the stage…. this time! As you may have noticed there’s a burning horse corpse as well. This was used by a mock Necromancer to create diversion to…
This Zombie Werewolf featured as a Wolfen Zombie in Chapter 1 of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign: War of the Triplets. Oh this was one fun miniature to paint. The thing about playing Dungeons & Dragons is that you are not limited to a certain range of miniatures as you would be with a tabletop wargame or boardgame. As such you can pick up random minis like this one and suddenly an adventure snip;pet forms in your head, in this case I thought this Zombie Werewolf was perfect as a Wolfen Zombie an unholy abomination used as a powerful guardian.