Monday, 3 September 2018

(Lead) Mountain Musings - Dungeon Saga'Tember 2018

"Dungeon Saga" WIPs - Early days for a pair of Skeleton Warriors and Rordin the Dwarf
This month's randomly themed attempt to try and reduce my overwhelming collection of metal, plastic and resin miniatures has been rather waylaid by Dick Garrison's recent announcement, over on his brilliant blog "Rantings From Under The Wargames Table", that he'll be spending the next few weeks hosting a "Dungeon Saga" Challenge where fellow wargamers should try "to complete as many of the figures from the board game... as possible." Having rather embarrassingly owned "the classic dungeon crawler of swords and sorcery" since its successful "Kickstarter" in October 2015, yet never even taken it out of its cellophane wrapping, I thought now might be the time to give the rule-set a go, whilst simultaneously applying a lick of paint to some of its models.

As a result I've decided to firmly focus my attention upon all six of the figures required to play the game's opening adventure "Journey From The West", and see how far that takes me. Only Orlaf the Barbarian and Rordin the Dwarf are used in this particular adventure, plus four Skeleton Warriors, so I have added the large double doorway which stands between the heroes and their prize into the mix as well.
Hong Kong Killer Robots WIPs - The automatons have been primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Green
Initially preparing the miniatures for painting seemed refreshingly easy, as all of the models already come attached to their slab-stone square bases in the box. But having scrutinised my ensemble it quickly became clear that a few of the plastic skeletons required both a little straightening and better fixing to their bases. I therefore spent a little time re-positioning some of the Undead on their stands and gluing a small smattering of grit around these new joins.

Ordinarily this would make for some odd-looking dungeon denizens but as I plan to paint the bases in the same brown-tan palette I use for the vast majority of my figures, I wasn't too bothered. In addition, "Mantic Games" also produce the "mass combat fantasy" game "Kings Of War" too, and repeatedly suggest that miniatures from both rule-sets are potentially compatible with one another.
Beastmen Runner & Chosen Blocker WIPs - The models are almost finished
Despite this potentially sizeable project ahead, I have continued building more Hong Kong Killer Fembots by "Statuesque Miniatures" for my "Ghost In The Shell"/"Terminator" mash-up. However, rather than simply paint them all using one overall colour-scheme, I have decided to go with a green-gold palette for these three particular automatons; potentially indicating they have different skills or role from their robotic kin.

Finally, I am hoping to 'broadcast' a few more editions of my "Blood Bowl" blog posts "Monday Night Football". Despite some significant hobby-time spent on my Doom Lords team, I've still got eleven more players to finish, so I'm planning on giving this Chaos Chosen club some much-needed attention over the next few weeks as well, and get them 'match-fit' in time for their season opener at the start of October 2018...

24 comments:

  1. A good weeks progress so far. I wish you luck .. and I made no `Dick' jokes either, restrained that's me !!!

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    1. Thanks Phil, just the start really for this month having now finished last month's "Strontium Dog" trio. Your restraint is much appreciated too. LOL ;-)

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    1. Cheers Simon. Some of the latest releases from "Crooked Dice" might cause me some problems as the month progresses though ;-)

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  3. You do seem to like piling pressure on yourself,-no bad thing though imo. I tend to work better when I set myself a deadline.

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    1. Thanks Joe. It'd be nice to get the initial "Dungeon Saga" adventure minis finished so I can play a few games etc and produce a BatRep. The "Blood Bowl" stuff is also a bit of a must as I have a game planned in a few weeks time too.

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  4. Hope you manage your target on the dungeon crawl models Simon, you seem to have a lot on the go with your fembots and chaos BB team as well but I’m sure that’s not the only distractions on your list ! lol

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    1. LOL Dave, your giant shark and surfers have not helped matters!! :-)

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    2. Indeed Dave. I’ve a few pieces of your scenery I want to get started on too soon, so I can finally get some Weird Wild West BatReps posted :-)

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  5. I do like those skeletons, Simon, but what incredible willpower you possess to leave the game unopened for so many years. I'd want to open it as soon as I received it.

    More progress on the HK Killer Fembots. That's an interesting idea to give them different colour schemes depending on their role.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. The skeletons are a little too weedy for my liking tbh, especially when compared to the "Frostgrave" ones I've previously painted. I'm not sure it was a case of willpower which came me from my "Dungeon Saga", more I'd moved on to other genres by the time it arrived :-)

      I've another trio of the "Hong Kong Killer Fembots" to come in yet another paint scheme, including one I've converted in order to represent their leader. Hopefully you'll approve...

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  6. loving the skels and the blockers

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    1. Cheers Martin. This month should be a good mix of minis I think :-)

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  7. More progress than me so far this week. And all of it jolly good.

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    1. Thanks Clint. Lots on the go currently, and the “Statuesque Miniatures” figs are inspirational, imho.

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  8. Your eclectic paint queue leaves me dizzy at time Simon! What a collection you have and so many different projects

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    1. Cheers Andy. I do try to mix things up when I can ;-)

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  9. Another month and another project. You do have a diverse mini collection. I am very interested to see the first Dungeon Saga scenario all painted up and played. What other heroes are there? Those cyberpunk minis have really inspired you haven't they? More Blood Bowl is always nice, great minis coming along nicely. I cant wait for a game!

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. I am hoping to round off this month with a "Dungeon Saga" BatRep. The second adventure involves an Elf hero and wizard, so I might get them finished too. Plus expect plenty of "Blood Bowl" this month as the Doom Lords fill up their roster.

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  10. Nice start to the Dungeon Saga figures Simon, really looking forward to seeing your take on these figures (shinier than mine I bet! :-) ).

    Please stop posting those "Fembots" as I don't want to have to buy some! Like the different colours discerning different roles idea by the way.

    Also those BB mini's are looking as good as normal, interesting post all round.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Cheers Roger, I'm sure my minis will indeed be shinier than yours.

      I'm so pleased I have more Fembots to come, as well as plenty of additional "Blood Bowl" minis too :-)

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  11. Though I'm not that familiar with Daungeon Sagam the figures are quite zuperb from the few you'e shown. U have "Descent" - great game and great figures too.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I don't own "Descent" I'm afraid, though I know of it.

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