Thursday 27 June 2019

Saga Age of Magic: Lords of the Wild Levy

Here are the Wild Levy with javelins I put together, all 12 of them.

Also some newly based trees that I made absolutely ages ago and finally got round to finishing!

The Levy are made from some very old 90's elf heads from the very first plastic boxed set that GW created mixed with some later 2000 wood elf heads. They were mounted on some metal Ungor bodies from GW as well. 

The standard is made from a boss that came with the original Mordheim boxed game I think. It was lurking in my bits box for several years.

You can tell all the shields were hand painted from this close up, they might need further work looking at them.

The bases I made by sticking the original 20 mm square bases onto some mounting card and filling the edges with PVAcrete, then I painted and added tufts from Geek Gaming's range of tufts, don't remember exactly which they are, look like spring to me.

The starker green looking trees in the back ground need their bases finishing and extra flock adding. These I got from Ebay, £15 for 15 trees and with some love they will supply all the background trees I will ever need. Will do a post on them later.

Still trying to arrange a game with Mick but at the moment we keep missing each other.

Monday 24 June 2019

Terrain: Logs and Stumps

Been modelling some logs and stumps over the last few days as I have been visiting the folks.

Bases made from cat food box card, so doweling and worked over the top with PVA mixed with Das.

They were intended to be used for D&D this Sunday but the group never got to the point in the scenario where they made an appearance, never mind.

Still have to paint them, or at least I did when I took these pictures, will post the painted versions later.

All in all I was happy with how they turned out and can see them being used in all sorts of games in the future, so useful and easy to store!

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Terrain: Modern Buildings WIP

This is the beginning of a building project that puts me right out of my comfort zone. Namely the construction of a modern building which needs to look modern or futuristic without being straight up Necromunda type terrain. Something that you might see in a city. 

Obviously the other problem is the severe limitation of which materials I have available. So basically cat food boxes!

Also I wanted them so that they can be stacked to make tall skyscrapers or used singularly to make lower level buildings. Also I wanted them to have the possibility of interiors added sometime in the future.

This is the basic concept all separated. Creating the textures and painting is where it may well all fall apart. Only time will tell.

I had a look at some of my old Marvel comics to get ideas fro roof tops and they all seem to be littered with small sheds, water towers and boiler rooms, so the blocks I hoped would sort of represent those.

Have used cereal card, wooden blocks from Home bargains, coffee stirrers and PVAcrete.

I like the look and practicality of them but am not sure if I will be able to paint them well enough to look how I want them.

Soon as this one is painted I will post. Fingers crossed!

Saturday 15 June 2019

Saga Age of Magic: Lords of the Wild

Well true to form, having said I was looking to create a Great Kingdoms army for Saga age of magic, I set about looking at and organising the Lords of the Wild. 

This is a much larger force than 8 points which is the standard force size in Age of Magic, think its about 11 points in total. 

Warlord mounted on a beast 
Sorcerer on and animal mount 
2 Biped Creatures 
2 Quadruped Creatures 
2 units of warriors with bows
1 unit of Levy with javelins
3 units of Hearthguard 
1 Unit of mounted Hearthguard 

I have loved getting these together and am really looking forward to getting a game going with Mick. I will be looking at the Great Kingdoms next. 

The thing I like about these is that my D&D campaign at the moment is set in the Feywild and so I have been able to use some of these models in that as well.

Will take a load of single and unit photographs in the future and post them so you can see what I have done, as there a lot of conversions in the army. 

Look forward to playing a game with these, hopefully soon.