Monday, 23 January 2017

From RodF: Fantasy Figures, Big and Small (47 points)

Several months ago I started a Dwarf force for the game Warband.  I was trying to finish up my army just before the challenge started but my job interfered and then it was the holidays.  So finally this week I wrapped up my last stand of Dwarf Warriors.  At 10mm, they may be smaller than most Dwarven armies folks are used to playing games with, but I assure you that even though they may be smaller they still smell equally as bad of 28mm Dwarfs and continue to have the same Blood Alcohol Content.

Figures from Pendraken Miniatures.

I bought a separate pack of Pipers so each warrior stand could have one.

This is my second attempt at getting into 10mm, and I have to say that I've really enjoyed it this time around.  I love the look of massed troops on large bases.  I think I may be sold on this scale for big battles now.  As such, I went ahead and got a second army... Undead!  The first batch of troops are some Skeletal Cavalry.  These are also from Pendraken Miniatures.



More Undead are coming soon!

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(Just when you thought I was done with Frogs!)


Bart Rallop, Royal Wizard and Keeper of the Generally Eternal Flame


Bart has served as the royal wizard and adviser to King Tribbit for as long as any frog in Cool Dip Swamp can remember. Not only is he the leading authority in flora and fauna of the swamp, but he has a vast library of spells at his disposal.  Among his duties is keeping the Generally*Eternal Flame lit and available to all to see.  It is the beacon of enlightenment to the frogs of Cool Dip Swamp, proving to all they are more than just mere amphibians, but grasped the use of tools and fire.

* - Note:  "Generally" is given here with the knowledge that all swamp creatures realize fires tend to fall to accidental extenquishment in areas with large bodies of water.



The frog wizard is from Dark Sword Miniatures.

18 - 10mm Dwarves
12 - 10mm Undead Cavalry

MilesR: Rod these nicely painted figures will net you a tidy 47 points.  I really hope you're not done with Frogs as I always like to see them.

37 comments:

  1. Lovely fantasy minis, especially the froggy wizard Rod :)

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  2. Excellent 10mm troops, Rod. That frog wizard is awesome (great eyes).

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  3. Great work in both scales. I really loke what I've seen of Pendragons figures. And the frog - ribbit we need more!

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    1. Thank you! I have enjoyed the Pendraken figures quite a bit. A nice variety of poses/weapons.

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  4. Lovely dwarves Rob, and that Frog Wizard looks like he is knee-deep in trouble :-)

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    1. Thanks Paul! He well could be, but he's a wizened old frog and he's gotten himself out of plenty of bad scraps.

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  5. Thank you Miles! I have a few frogs left. :)

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  6. Super cool - Pendraken has 10mm stuff that nice? I need to check some out for my Warmaster efforts...I wish they were not so allergic to photos of their products on their site...

    Great brushwork Rod.

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    1. Thanks Greg. They really do have some great figures with lots of character. As for their website it's in the process of being redone with lots of pictures.

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  7. Love the Frog, loads of personnality. Those Dark Swords Frogs are so good

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    1. Thank you. I do like the Dark Sword figures. Quite large too, he's actually on a 30mm base.

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  8. I like the bigger bases that allow for massed troops and really nice work on al the tiny detailing.

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    1. Thank you. To me that's the value of the smaller sizes! These are really detailed sculpts that helps painting up to look rather nice.

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  9. Great work, just love Bart, he looks so pi$$ed off!

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    1. Thanks Ray. You'd be pi$$ed to if you tried to walk with those little things clutching your legs all the time too!

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  10. Great looking frog and what great dwarves!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain! I'm rather fond of them and tickled to have the whole army finished now.

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  11. Rod, you are definitely the Frog Prince. Love your work.

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  12. Amazing detail painting on sir frog

    Ian

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  13. Excellent 10mm stuff.

    I am a huge 10mm fan it does everything 15mm can do and is a proper scale (1/200th)

    Can we have some more 10mm from you before the challenge ends? (I would appreciate it!)

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  14. Fabulous stuff Rod, just awesome!

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  15. Nice work, Rod! Grand 10mm, I really like the dwarves! Your frog wizard has stolen the show though! Great color on him, and I like the flying eyeball critter next to him!

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    1. Thank you. I really like these Dark Sword critters. Plenty of detail without going over-board like some fantasy figures.

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