Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas to everyone from Denmark. I hope you will all have a wondeful time with your family and loved ones.

Thanks for all the comments that you guys have posted on here. 2016 will see me continue with Empire of the Dead and Broken Legions, but I will also venture into the unknown territories of Victorian colonial warfare ... more on that later on.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Broken Legions - Gaming table ready

Like I mentioned in previous post I have been working on getting a proper table ready for Broken Legions. This evening I tried to line everything up to see if there was something missing.

The table is 4x4 even though Broken Legions is set to be played on a 3x3. I do however think that 4x4 will fit the game better... I will test that theory on Sunday.

After some pictures of the whole table I put the Soldiers of the Eagle warband onto the table and took some shots of those as well.

I am overall pleased with the look of the table. The idea was to make it look like an abandonded Greek/Roman town.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Broken Legions - Terrain pieces

Been working on some terrain that I will use for Broken Legions. I got the idea for the pieces when I was looking at adapting the Frostgrave rules for a fantasy ancients setting Romano Mortuum. The plans for Romano Mortuum were scraped when I was among the lucky ones that were selected to playtest Broken Legions.

The idea of a lost city with ruins was something I still wanted to do however. I had been looking at the Amera plastic moulds for other projects and thought that Broken Legions was the ideal project to try out their projects.

I ordered a lot of things from them, some of the not shown here as they will be used for other projects. Their service is excellent and within a week and large box arrived. Inside where the white moulds that I had seen and which immediately does not look detailed at all. Before ordering I had looked at a YouTube video and I was pleased with the result shown there so I was pretty sure that I would be able to get some good looking terrain.

I prepared the moulds by washing them with some washing up liquid. I then cut some of excess plastic from the moulds and added some gravel a few different places.

All the pieces were primed with a grey colour. Afterwards they were drybrushed with a cheap Titanium White craft paint (twice), then the Titanium White with pure white (50/50 mix) before a final light drybrush of pure white. This was not difficult at all, only time consuming. The details, though subtle really show after a few rounds of drybrushing. Finally I used Army Painter Soft Tone (the waterbased not the terpentine based) mixed with water and splashed it on all the pieces. Even more detail appeared and I am very pleased with the results.

I cut out some 3mm mdf pieces and glued each piece on to them. This has made them more stable and added weight. Three of the pieces I added some small square bricks for more details. The last thing that I did was add some small tufts.

The pillars are scratch built using clay, and the water fountain thing is something that I found some time ago.

I cannot recommend the Amera plastic moulds highly enough. They are great value for the price and some are even cheaper than the materials that would be used if you were to scratch built them.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Broken Legions - Soldiers of the Eagle

Recently finished the last minis that will make up my Soldiers of the Eagle warband for Mark Latham's upcoming game Broken Legions. The Soldiers of the Eagle is just one of the options you have as a Roman player, and is purely made up of legionary style characters.

All the miniatures with the exception of the warhounds and the scorpion are Aventine sculpts, and the really are nice. The detail is fantastic but not extreme so they paint up very nicely. The warhounds and scorpion are from Warlord Games. The two legionary operating the scorpion and a lot shorter than their Aventine counterparts, but since neither of them are standing up straight you will not really notice on the gaming board.

As you can see from the pictures there are many options for each warband, both in terms of troop types and individual weapon/armour options. And what I have made here is not even all the troop types available for the Soldiers of the Eagle.

 The entire warband

 The Centurion and his warhounds

 The Frumentarii

Praetorian guards