Sunday, December 7, 2014

And So It Begins

The family and I kicked off our Barrowmaze campaign this afternoon. Pretty much just background info, familiarization with character sheets and equipment, etc. so far, but it is very nice to be back playing again instead of just painting. As much as I love the creation part of the hobby, it gives it all a sense of purpose when dice start rolling and decisions start getting made. Yeehaw.

On the painting table this week, I was able to bang out two quick and dirty projects. The first were the next three dwarf crossbowmen. All three are from Reaper, and all three set new standards for the term "28mm Miniature." Huge, huger, and insanely huge.

I also think I found a fairly decent answer to the question "What should I do with these minis from that lot deal that I don't think I will ever want to paint, and all of these silly hex bases?" Answer: put 'em together and turn 'em into statues for using as dungeon scenery, of course.

Pretty much all of these are either duplicates or extras, and my guess is we all have a pile of these lurking in the shadows of our lead piles, no?

That's it for the first week of December. Hopefully my next post will feature pictures of dungeon delving in action. Cheers, lead brethren.


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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Greg. Barrowmaze has been a huge inspiration for me this year, and I appreciate all you are doing for our hobby. Cheers!

  2. Great idea on the statues. Always liked the mini all the way to the left in the photo. Looks cool in bronze.

    1. Yeah, that one was the toughest for me to say, "nope- never gonna paint this guy." It is an awesome design, but it's definitely from that era back when 25mm actually meant 25mm. Subsequently, he looks like a very scary hobbit next to more modern minis.