Monday, 31 July 2017

Last alliance elves & Sauron

 I wanted to finish the Last Alliance stuff before going on vacation, so I've painted elves from the red box and a Sauron conversion
 These elves aren't from the movie but full of characther nonetheless. The design is quite sinuous and elegant with plenty of detail, wich makes the red box the "Zvezda of fantasy".
 Our heroes from lef to right: Elrond, Glorfindel mounted and on foot and Gil Galad
 My favourite model has to be the elf girl that,m in spite of wearing an armor that protects her vital organs, retains some feminity, wearing even a tiara

 Sauron was scratchbuilt from diverse GW bits: old empire hero legs, dark elf cold rider torso, chaos head, empire arms and a meltabomb as a maul

Prospero #6

 The last battle of the campaign, I used an age of darkness mission instead of the closing mission of the heresy book (it says that you win if you lose more units than the enemy -_-).
 Valdor charging on
 As do custemptor
 The contemptor kills a squad of grenadiers
 Valdor chops a russ
 Long delayed reinforcements arrive

 More russes fall
 The remains of Prospero's defenders back up to one corner

Pic at the end of the battle,  the TS give up and concede

Monday, 24 July 2017

Frostgrave 2nd apprentice

 Made my second apprentice for the warband, equipped with a two handed weapon and a magic orb to help him cast those tricky spells. Frostgrave is as good as Modheim. If in the second the problem were unbeatable warbands in the former is the snowballing effect of the winning warband: once you win a game you get all the treasure and XP and your warband skyrockets leaving behind the rest.

 How was that spell again? I used a GW flagellant model for his confused look
My warband so far. Front rank: knight, apprentce, wizard lvl 10, apprentice 2, knight; second rank: crossbowmen and infantryman. They got plenty of casting objects.
The most used spells are elemental bolt (+2) with bone dart (+0) as backup, then leap (+2) and reveal secret (+1) to get that extra sweet treasure.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Prospero # 5

 Our latest Prospero game is the war of lies mission, Talons have the first turn and face off against a spireguard army with Thousand Sons allies.
 Custemptor takes some damage from a demolisher shell
 While the custodes reinforcements arrive

 The thousand sons lightning appears
 And kills a custodes with the sunfury missiles
 The remaining custodes appear, but get misplaced to a corner
 Three russes die in one turn 
The Thousand Sons appear but it is too late as they have lost too many units and the imperials win

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Frostgrave apprentice

 Got into frostgrave recently and it was time to paint an apprentice for my elementalist

Happy pair en route to the frozen city

LOtR Trolls

 Painted the red box mordor trolls that I got for my saint from Oriol, they are quite accurate models, following the design from the movies. 

Obligatory size comparison shot, the trolls are more like giants compared to their 1/72 partners, mind however that the movie's trolls were 5m tall so it's cool. The trolls also can be used with 28mm minis.