Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Well I've been thinking about starting a hobby blog for a while now. My gaming interests are firmly rooted in the old school- Golden Age GW/Citadel, some historical wargaming, as well as D&D OSR kind of stuff. Even though my interest has risen and abated in waves over the years, it has certainly been a constant in my life. It may sound strange but for the most part my pursuit of this hobby has been a closely guarded secret, I haven't a clue what my friends would think if they knew of my obsession with little lead men. So I'd like to use this blog to record what I'm working on, and maybe even to use this as a basis to make contact and start to discuss with others who share an appreciation for lumps of lead and antiquated RPGs.
Reading the recent post on Realm of Chaos inviting others to discuss their top ten miniatures, it seemed like an opportune time to finally begin this blog. So in no particular order...
Genestealer from Space Hulk
The Genestealers too successfully fulfill their role as playing pieces, they are fast, deadly, and mean. A hoard of them looks really effective on the table, despite being monopose plastics they look like a chaotic swarm of rending claws, chitinous armour, and glistening worm-like flesh, and express a lot of movement. They make for great generic skulking aliens. They are much more highly detailed than the other Citadel plastics of the era, and something about the design says Jes Goodwin to me, it would be interesting to know if that was the case. I find these guys are tough to paint, partly because you need alot of them, partly because of the detail. The painted miniature is from my collection.
Genestealer Hybrid with Autogun
Eureka Miniatures "Generic Zombies" are the only ones I've found that have a similar feel.
This pack of Orcs from the Lord of the Rings line defines how I see Orcs. Monstrous and savage, but completely unlike the unappealing muscle bound apes that seem to be the norm these days. A dark ages aesthetic, like a 3 dimensional Angus McBride painting. The painted miniature is from my collection.
Bugman's Dwarf Ranger
Skaven Poison Wind Globadier
Mengil Manhide's Champion
In the future I plan to show off my Skaven army, orcs, dungeon crawl miniatures, Genestealer Cult, Rogue Trader stuff, random musings, and who knows what else.