Sunday 22 November 2020

Fantastic Battles - 1000 points of pointy Wyld Elves


In an earlier blog post I shared my tiny (but elite) 500 point army of Wyld Elves for Fantastic Battles. Since then I have worked away, when I could, on expanding the army. I'm happy to say that, with enough strategies and relics, I now have a tiny (but elite) 1,000 point army of Wyld Elves. All figures are 3D printed miniatures from Excellent Miniatures. 

I've used a screen capture from Mike Wilson's army builder spreadsheet (available with the digital download of the game, or through the Facebook group or on Board Game Geek) to show the full breakdown of the army. Essentially there are three small units of rangers and a unit of stag riders, supported by a giant eagle, a couple of giant treemen and - because I an very loosly aiming for a Ljósálfar feel for this army - a Wyld Hunt.

The third (new) new unit of rangers, and a second way-watcher captain.

The Wyld Hunt (see the video below for an introduction if you're not familiar with the concept). I'm not entirely sure if it works, but the intention here was to create a unit of ethereal hunters and wolves, led by a mounted leader of the hunt, all moving from ghost-form to gain a corporeal form as they near the front of the hunt. 

A second magic-using huldra. The other magic-user in the army is in full-on tree form; this one only has one woody arm, horns and a few spikes, otherwise she is much more alluring. Both of my huldr will have level 2 entangle, and level 1 bless spells.

Monday 9 November 2020

Blood, Sweat and Cheers reviews at the Stronghold Rebuilt


There is a great game overview, review and some match reports for Blood Sweat and Cheers over at the Stronghold Rebuilt blog. Click HEREHERE, and HERE to go and check them out. 👍

Saturday 7 November 2020

Fantastic Battles artwork - writ large!

To celebrate the release of Fantastic Battles, my lovely wife gave me some new wall art for the lounge room. Those of you who've thumbed through the rules will see that she is the best wife ever!


BSC - The expanded ludus

Finishing up my existing 28mm gladiators for Blood, Sweat and Cheers, I can introduce Leon the dimachaerus, and Alexius the hoplomachus - both from Crusader Miniatures. 

A rough comparison shot alternating Wargames Foundry and Crusader figures. In general the Foundry figures are taller and leaner, while Crusader are shorter and more muscled. I've no problem using them together - after all people come in all manner of shapes and sizes. The big difference really is in the helmets, where Crusader's helmets are quite a bit larger.

Thursday 5 November 2020

Fantastic Battles out now - Play your Fantasy!

Fantastic news! FANTASTIC BATTLES is out now.

A fast-play, mass-battle, tabletop wargaming system for any fantasy setting, Fantastic Battles is available in hardcopy from Amazon, or in digital format from WargameVault.

Sunday 1 November 2020

Blood, Sweat and Cheers - the 28mm Ludus expands

Snatching a couple of hours of downtime over Halloween, I painted up two more 28mm gladiators for my gladiator school. I have dozens of 15mm fighters, but there is something nice about these big lads when you are only using one miniature at a time. 

On the left are the old hands, Lycus the murmillo and Satyros the thraex; on the right are Zeno the retiarius, and Scorpus the secutor. Lycus, Satyros and Scorpus are all from Wargames Foundry, Zeno is from Crusader Miniatures.