Prepainted Lava Bases from Daemonscape

Another lovely delivery arrived the other day, this time of some round lava style bases I’m going to use for my Black Talon elite in Heavy Gear Blitz.

I purchased these from Daemonscape, a wonderful company you’ll probably recognise from my List of 15mm SciFi Stores. I have actually never bought prepainted minis or bases before but I’ll let you in on a secret: while I like painting minis I’ve never really enjoyed painting bases or terrain that much. When I saw the paintjob Daemonscape had done on these new resin bases I really liked the look of them and got in touch privately to purchase some prepainted in that style. I’m very glad I did because they were very affordable indeed and look great.

The regular store entry, here, is for unpainted versions.

So let’s have a look at ’em!

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Rising Sun boardgame – Komainu painted

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A long while ago my duck brother and I backed the Cool Mini or Not Rising Sun Kickstarter and a not so long time ago all the lovely minis etc arrived. Until now I’d been holding off on painting anything, but my bro inspired me to get cracking so I picked the Komainu, which is pretty much the same as the Chinese Shishi, a sight I was rather fond of when I lived in Shijiazhuang.

Here he is, pictures taken in my newly bought lightbox:

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In game he’s a fairly cheap Monster, but can act as a priest to help gain favour from the Kami, so he’s versatile and useful throughout the game.

This week’s loot

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Just wanted to show off some bits that arrived in the post today.

One order from Russian site Klukva Miniatures, which has really impressed me. I went with the Demon Warrior, Bloody Vampire, and Soul Vampire all in 35mm scale. You may recognise them from their respective games Kingdom Under Fire, Legacy of Kain, and Soul Reaver.

They came packed in a lovely little lasercut box and nicely padded with cotton wool. The detail on the miniatures is superb and they’ve gone through some seriously good QA too – virtually no mold lines or defects of any kind, which is rare for resin miniatures, especially of this level of detail.

Pics and more after the jump.

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Duck Brother Day Skirmish!

This weekend my esteemed Brother Duck came to visit. Many games were played and much fun was had. We hadn’t had a chance to hang out in person for a while and it was really nice to just chill and enjoy some gaming.

First my Duck Bro, his girlfriend, and I played the Warhammer Quest Card Game (by Fantasy Flight), which I’m generally very impressed with. It reminds me of Death Angel (also by FF) in that they’ve managed to capture the feel of a specific miniature game very well with just cards in different stacks. It’s quite similar to the LOTR co-op living card game (another FF product) but it’s easier to understand what’s happening and why.

Overall definitely a co-op game I’d recommend. It’s got a fair bit of depth and replayability and it’s pretty cheap too at about £20-£25. Sadly the addon packs are extremely rare and expensive, but it’s a game I could imagine making my own addons for.

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Dominions 5 Mod: Warhammer Chaos Dwarfs

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Another quick post about a mod adding a Warhammer nation to the PC strategy game Dominions 5.

My secret favourite Warhammer faction has always been Chaos Dwarfs, the cult status and often neglected child of the setting, which only ever got one sort of official army book and one sort of complete army book in a very rare supplement (the Tamurkhan book).

I always loved the silly big hatted little blighters though. So I had some fun doing their graphics for the Dominions 5 engine. Here’s a preview of graphics I created for the Chaos Dwarf nation mod. (By the way, the magenta bits are read as shadows by the game engine).

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Dominions 5 Mod: Warhammer Lizardmen

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You may have noticed some recent posts going up from me and my duck brother about the PC game Dominions 5. Both of us are long time Dominions players – the series is an absolutely fantastic and incredibly deep and rich turn based PC strategy game which is also very much modification friendly.

The latest in the series, Dominions 5, was released quite recently and I’ve taken the opportunity to get back into modding it in a big way. It’s something I did a LOT of for Dominions 3 and 4 and has been a great source of enjoyment and creative output over the last decade or so.

Now much as I love the setting, factions, and lore in Dominions and as much as it has an absolute glut of content (there are approaching 100 nations in the game and thousands of units and spells) I have always liked making mod content based on the Warhammer Fantasy Battle series and adding it to the game. So that’s what I’ve been doing recently – bringing my old Warhammer nation mods up to date for the latest in the series.

The first of these I’d like to show off is the Lizardmen. For every nation I make I need to draw a lot of tiny little sprites to fit the Dominions graphical style and it’s actually a lot like painting miniatures. So here’s a preview of graphics I created for the Lizardman nation mod. (By the way, the magenta bits are read as shadows by the game engine).

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Dominions 5 Modding – Fort stats

This blog post is just a table of fort stats for Dominions 5 modding/mapping. If you aren’t interested in Dominions 5 modding or map making this will mean nothing to you, so move along! : ]

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