Friday 26 February 2021

Oathmark Folly?: One Amongst Many

I realised some time ago, perhaps had already known really, that I can get genuinely excited about a new project. Excited in the same way I used to get excited as a youngster, as a teenager. 

Thumbing through Oathmark by Joseph McCullough a few weeks ago, I had just that feeling.

I love Joe's games, but recently have lost the umph to get one played, new Frostgrave languishes on my shelf, Rangers - much loved, sits unplayed, Oathmark also.

Looking through the book it came to me that I could create 15mm scale armies to play with. Perhaps just two so that when Pandemic allows I can play with a friend. I love the idea of 15mm armies and the notion of playing a campaign/narative style wargame. 

Also I enjoy the challenge of designing and making the models to play with.

So my challenge this Autumn is to create two armies to start playing Oathmark with, before Stargrave hits the stands in April. 

So interlaced with my mad ramblings are some shots of the 15mm "card " flat models I have been making for a while now. I have halved the base size and made trays to move them about, they are very light which is a problem still to be resolved.

So far I have constructed:
20 Spearmen
20 Warriors
20 Archers
10 Linebreakers
1 Wizard

In the pipeline are their opponents, the Oathbreakers, undead army, still being designed.
These humans are the 30mm designs I posted a while back shrunk on my printer down by 50%.
It makes the drawings seem more detailed as the the marks are all crammed together in a small space. I believe this is a comic book trick and works well. 

The sheet I copied was already painted so they then just needed cutting, sticking on black card and gluing to a base. 70 models for the cost 2 sheets of A4 and some black card, very very cheap.

Also, by tilting them slightly across base you don't get "disappearing army syndrome" the curse of Flat armies, Ha :-)

Will post updates on progress in coming weeks.
Cheers all, stay safe.



  1. Ironic since I messaged you about playing some games after lockdowns over earlier today lol

    1. Very much so Ian, I couldn't believe it either :-)