Our gaming group has been playing a lot of 'Kingdom Death' lately, and I have to say it's a very addictive game - very nasty and adult, but addictive. The core campaign is called 'People of the Lantern' and lasts, if you're lucky, around 30 sessions. We're about four sessions in and have managed to survive several White Lions and our growing settlement is just about to track down the next nasty: 'The Screaming Antelope'.
As nasty as this creature may sound, it's small beer compared to what's coming down the pike. Oh well, it's not called 'Kingdom Death' for nothing.
I've painted the Screaming Antelope pretty much the same as I did the White Lion last month. Sort of a sepia greyscale(ish) effect, with a bit of source lighting (sorry Greg) cast underneath from a dropped lantern (a little 3D print I came across).
Sarah absolutely hates it, so I must be onto something. :)
The core box comes with an assortment of punch-out cardboard pieces to represent obstructions and various bits of cover. They're perfectly fine and serviceable, but I thought it might be nice to have something a little more in-theme to go with the miniatures.
I did some poking around on Thingiverse (gosh, I LOVE that website) and discovered that some very talented folks have made excellent 3D designs of most of the game pieces. I printed off a set of the Fallen Pillars (artist: Gazgoblin) and the Giant Stone Face (artist: heribertovalle) to see how they looked. Well, as you can see they printed out very nicely, with lots of deep relieve which makes drybrushing them a doodle.
|Felix was hoping it was a dog treat.|
I think I'm going to place some lanterns along the edges of these to cast (airbrush) some spooky uplighting, but that will have to come at a later time.
We face-off with the Screaming Antelope tonight, so wish us well!
Next up for this game will be the oh so touchy-feely: 'The Butcher'
Gosh, who had thought that the great Snowlord himself would be dropping in for a post all of himself? And me being allowed to judge him at that?! I have seen the Kingdom Death figures many times in several places and while the sculpting is beautiful and the painting exceptional, they are too creepy for me. That said this stuff of yours is brilliant, I cannot say anything else. The source lighting is absolutely gorgeously executed, my wife would dislike it just as much as the Lady Sarah would so that must count for something indeed. The storyline behind it really does remind me of The Witcher stories, so yeah cool! Being able to print your own miniatures and scenery must be great, I must look into that 3D printer business more earnestly. Anyway as far as scoring goes, nobody will be surprised if I follow your scoring of 20 points for the scenery and 12 for the miniature (for which I have seen precedence) and thus a total of 32 points.
Well folks, that was Tuesday for this week have a good night!