Tuesday, 9 January 2018

From PhillK: The Littlefolk Cometh (15 points)

Hello boys and girls,

I'd just like to say that I am very happy to once again be part of the Painting Challenge. The submissions so far have been tremendous in both quality and quantity and I hope to be able to contribute in some small way.

I thought I would finally submit something to this illustrious blog and, after starting about three different things, finally got something finished that I was happy with, and now will have some points on the board.

I present to you the first three gents for my Littlefolk army - eventually a confederation of Halflings, Gnomes, and Dwarves that I will be building over this Challenge and the next year, and probably forever. The force will be used largely for Dragon Rampant, but I intend it to reach a size and scale fit for Kings of War and other mass battle games, you know, eventually.

These miniatures are Shortlings from Slave2Gaming and are both absolutely wonderful sculpts and a joy to paint. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone looking to add some little lads to their table top arsenal.

That's all for now. Thank you for having a look at my first Shortlings and my first submission for Challenge VIII. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things everyone here will produce over the next few months. Good luck to everyone.



3 x 28mm Shortlings from Slave2Gaming

Welcome back Phill, glad to have you with us!  What a lovely trio you've brought us today. I can all but see them fighting the Big Battle for the Shire against Sharky's gang. The colours are well chosen and the bases are very nicely done with them leaves added. Note to self: get some of those leaves for one's own bases. Might I ask what unit profile in Dragon Rampant you will give them? Light-, Heavy- or Hairy Foot? It will be great to see what other units you will add to this rather special army, can't wait!


  1. Hobbits!! Long time since I've seen a submission with hobbits. Nice ones

  2. Cool, makes me think of Iannick's awesome hobbits from Challenges past.

    Oh, and I loved this: "I will be building over this Challenge and the next year, and probably forever."

    My basement has been filled by that line of thinking - excellent approach :)

  3. Great little dudes! I love the idea of starting with a skirmish army and moving to a tactical army - my Sharp practice army from Challenge 7 is coming a Black Powder army in season 8.

  4. Some very angry looking hobbits! Somebody didn't get their second breakfast...

  5. I do like a halfling army! I’ll bear Slave 2 Gaming in mind if I go that route.

  6. Nice hobbits, must do dragon rampant at some point. ..
    Best Iain

  7. Great shortlings, Phill. Always good to see second-breakfasters on the Challenge!

  8. They look great Phil! Nice one mate

  9. Beautiful bases for the hobbits, Phil! It may take awhile to muster them for war what with their lack urgency..I'd imagine the supply train would be an army unto itself, and that would be for one company! ;)