Friday, 26 March 2021

Titan Dwarf army reinforced

To be truly complete, my Titan Dwarf army for 15mm-scale Sláine Hordes of the Things will need a Stronghold (I'm going to model a mine entrance defended by the last few dwarves that I have left to paint).  However, here finally is the complete army!  I have added a second titan as an option if two of the dwarf warriors elements are swapped-out in exchange. The default army list is: 

Lord (Blades General) @ 2 AP
Priest of Goibiniu
(Cleric) @ 3 AP
3 x Warriors with magic axes (Blades) @ 2 AP each
3 x Warriors with spears (Spears) @ 2 AP each
Bolt Thrower
(Artillery) @ 3 AP
(Behemoth) @ 4 AP

Lots of photos of the army after the jump break:


Monday, 22 February 2021

Titan Dwarf army

This weekend I also finished my first army for Hordes of the Things Using 2000 AD's ancient Britain setting of Sláine, I've been working on several standard (24 AP) size armies - here are my Titan Dwarves.  A conmpleted army is a rarity for me - I'm pleased with how these turned out.  Compared to the more barbaric Tribes of the Earth Goddess, the Berzerkers of Midgard, & the Fomorian hordes, these dwarves are a professional army with a good balance of units. The roster is:

Lord (Blades General) @ 2 AP
Priest of Goibiniu (Cleric) @ 3 AP
3 x Warriors with magic axes (Blades) @ 2 AP each
3 x Warriors with spears (Spears) @ 2 AP each
Bolt Thrower (Artillery) @ 3 AP
Titan (Behemoth) @ 4 AP

I also couldn't resist adding another Titan as an option, if the dwarf player wants to go for a more brutal approach, by swapping out two of the warriors elements in exchange - painting is underway on this second Titan...  Lots of photos after the jump break!

Saturday, 20 February 2021


I've been a bit unproductive on the miniatures front for weeks, but this weekend I made these 15mm-scale tree bases for use in Hordes of the Things & 28 Dice Later games.  They are laser-cut ply discs from Fenris Games, each with a 2p & 2x 1p coins glued to the top for weight, before I textured them with several coats of paint thickener. I then drilled three holes in each to insert the cheap ready-made trees, painted them brown, & finally coated them with a special flock mixture which included oregano & mixed herbs to simulate a carpet of leaf litter & fallen twigs.  It's a tip I'd not tried before, but I'm really pleased with the results.  I'll make an area base for these to stand on, so that the trees can easily be removed to allow figure placement within a defined area of 'Difficult Ground'.

Friday, 18 December 2020

Titan (Giant)

Another element for 15mm-scale Sláine Hordes of the Things finished.  My Titan Dwarf army now has this Behemoth element: an actual Titan.  The Titans in the world of Sláine are the degenerate former rulers of Tír na nÓg (the Land of the Young: a prehistoric, mythical British Isles).  They were once masters of an advanced domain, but while their cousins the Titan Dwarves have retained their intellect (& skills at imbuing weapons with magic), the Titans have dwindled in number & intelligence, becoming little more than slow-witted inbred brutes, their glory days forgotten to all but a handful of their number.  

I've painted this Titan wearing shields from my planned Midgard Berzerkers & Tribes of the Tuatha Dé Danann (Tribes of the Earth Goddess, Danu).  The white/blue for Midgard, the yellow-swirls-on-red for Sláine's Sessair tribe, & the yellow/red/white tartan for the Fir Domain tribe. This characterful giant figure is from Copplestone Castings' Barbarica range.  The range has fantastic sculpting - very detailed, with absolute minimal mould lines.

Friday, 4 December 2020

Titan Dwarf Artillery

I've finished another element for 15mm-scale Sláine Hordes of the ThingsMy fledgling Titan Dwarf army now has this Artillery element.  The heavy weapon is a Dwarf Bolt Thrower from Peter Pig, while the crew are the un-armoured Dwarves from Copplestone Castings' Barbarica Dwarf Command set.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Titan Dwarf Cleric

 This week I finished another element for 15mm-scale Sláine Hordes of the Things.  This is a Cleric - a mid-level combat unit with Magician-disrupting abilities.  There's not that much information on the Titan Dwarves of Tír na nÓg available, but they worship Goibniu, the son of the Earth Goddess Danu. It is he who is said to have taught the Titan Dwarves the secrets of metallurgy and brewing and how to infuse items with magical properties. Their religion teaches that Goibniu forged the Titan Dwarves from iron and poured beer on them to give them life.

So, seeking a bit of variety in the largely barbarian (& sorceror-bolstered) forces that I have planned for my Sláine collection, I reasoned that if any faction had Cleric-type units, it could be the Titan Dwarves.  This also fits in with the trope of high fantasy dwarves being adverse to ostentatious displays of magic.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Giant centipedes

This weekend I finished D6 Giant Centipedes for my Lustria-themed Warhammer Quest collection.  As I couldn't find any sensibly-priced wargaming centipedes of the right scale, I made these using the same tiny rubber novelty ants which I used for my 2D6 Giant Ants - I simply trimmed parts from 3 ants & superglued them together (using Gorilla Superglue, which has a rubber additive) to make each Giant Centipede.  Then I affixed them to my usual jungle recipe bases.  The paint scheme was straightforward, nothing fancy or impressive - I based it on real-life giant centipede colouration.  These have the Venom characteristic, & are a little more challenging to fight than Giant Ants (4 gold each for slaying), Giant Insects (5g), at 30g per base, the same as Snakes.  For comparison a basic Skink is worth 40g, & a basic Saurus warrior 150g.

WQ Stats for foes & creatures from across the classic Warhammer World can be found on the excellent Warhammer Quest Chronicles website.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

More snakes

This week I painted a few more bases of snakes for Warhammer Quest.  These figures are from Black Cat Bases, who have a wide range of esoteric miniatures at sensible prices.  Added to the two bases of snakes from the GW Lizardmen Cold One riders sprue that I painted a while back, that's five bases of snakes.  I think I'll add one more of the coiled snake on my next Black Cat Bases order, for a nice even 'D6' snakes encounter.

Apologies for the unformatted tall column of photos, but Blogger appears to have been 'upgraded' to remove the tools for wrapping text around & aligning images :-/