I wasn't going to show you but I am now addicted to sneak peak reveals! So squint your eyes at these! They're about to get sent off to brushmaster Darren Linnington to do his magic. This is the first set of mounted shieldmaidens - in tunics. They come with axes but as the hand is open you can easily give them spears for variety - I recommend the plastic Fireforge ones due to the open hand (the wire north star ones are better for closed drill needing hands such as Boudicca).
Better pictures will come, I'm just rushing around getting various things to casters and painters. The figure on the right is Jarl Lathgertha 😀 A second pack will be released alongside too!
These will be released at Salute with pre orders coming soon!
They have been designed with strength of character - they will be available separately or as a pack. They are all very different and individual sculpts (bar a basic skeleton in common!) rather than slightly converted dollies which you see a lot. Each horse is different too. I am very excited.
Anyway,on with the show, I hope you like the tease!
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In this video, I provide a detailed, step-by-step guide to painting faces with Vallejo paint. The video is shot in real-time, so you can see the exact brushw... ... See MoreSee Less
RELEASED AT SALUTE! Our new plastic Dark Age Archers! These will be available as both 12 figure packs with SAGA bases and 30 figure boxes with bases for SwordPoint. These examples painted by Darren Super-Brush Linington. ... See MoreSee Less
What a great way to show hedge rows. The scale and composition is very goodSomewhere in Normandy ... See MoreSee Less
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A sampling of Warzone figures about to leave my collection ... See MoreSee Less
As I scrolled through that album B the first thing that came to mind was Jonescon :), How many times did you run that game there?
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Opening the Gates: The Boromites
In my case this should be called storming the gates. As the Boromites will be the third army that I have painted for Beyond the Gates of Antares. As B mentioned I really like the Ghar and some of examples of mine can be found elsewhere on this page. I have also painted up a Concord force in the basic paint scheme as well. At one point I had even started an Algoryn army. I ended up trading that to another club member who should also have an article up shortly. I would say that three armies is enough but I know myself better.
Why are we doing this you ask? Simple question, hard to answer. Honestly we love it! It is our hobby, our passion to quote Joseph Campbell we are "chasing our Bliss". Sounds silly but people get into this hobby for many reasons. I know that I am not the best painter. I still do it and even enjoy it. At first it was pure drudge work. Than slowly I came to find that it relaxed me. Now I actively look forward to some quite painting time. This is the first time that I have ever attempted to do anything like this on the net. So yet again the hobby is expanding my horizons. This will be more of a chronicle rather than a tutorial, at least that was my understanding. Alright enough blathering already......
In this corner we have the Boromite starter force. I picked this up when the game was in Beta testing and have just gotten around to painting it. Yes, I have been called a slacker before. So if the numbers of figures seem off from the current line do not worry it is my outdated stuff that is to blame. The starting line up is:
1x Boromite Overseer Team
1x Boromite Workgang
1x Boromite Gang Fighters
1x Boromite team with X launcher
1x Boromite Lavamite team with herder
To this I have added some heavy support. As certain parties in my group(all) like to play with tanks. This order is currently enroute and expected soon:
1x Boromite Heavy Mag Cannon
1x Boromite Mag Cannon
1x Boromite Micromite probe shard
2x Bormite w/plasma carbines
2x Bormite workgangers
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Today we will have the first of a series of Album Posts from BigB regarding his Beyond Gates of Antares Concord army. This is meant to be a motivational tool for him to get it done with the peer pressure of the internet. Others in our club will be posting updates as well on Algoryn and Boromites.
Opening the Gates: Concord (BigB)
I was on the pre-order list for Beyond the Gates of Antares boxed set as soon as it was announced. As usual, Warlord Games has their fingers deep into my side money wallet because if they hit my main account, my wife might start figuring out just how much money goes into my hobby...That would not be a good thing! 🙂
As soon as I saw the boxed set at my house it was off to Da Cave to go through the goodies. I immediately gravitated to the Concord in the box. The high sci-fi feel and futuristic armor were exactly what I was looking for. The Ghar went to club member EdB as he was immediately taken by them and on a mad spree to increase his army size immediately.
When I build an army, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this, I tend to go a bit overboard as I like to build a force that can be configured, reconfigured and massaged to fit into any scenario. Tactical flexibility is the key. Not the "new shinies" released monthly. Mmmm...new shinies.
My paint scheme has had me waffling for a long while. I think I've finally settled on a Battlestar Galactica cylon kind of look with metal body armor and a dragon/sky blue carapace for contrast. I think it will translate well on the vehicles too. We'll see some test shots of this scheme in my next article in a couple weeks.
My paint plan will be to do a core force (probably 3 strike squads, strike command and a drone unit) and then supplement it with support units, vehicles and characters over time.
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Very nicely done B, I will have the Boromites started tomorrow.
For some reason the Floridian Shard will not allow me to comment on my own post. Can't reply there. I got the infantry case for $11 and the vehicle case for $7 both using the 20% off coupon in the flyers at Harbor Freight over a couple weeks (got 3 cases for my C3)
Vehicle box ( www.harborfreight.com/19-inch-toolbox-with-top-compartment-66491.html ) and Infantry Box ( www.harborfreight.com/toolbox-organizer-with-4-drawers-68238.html )