Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pony Riders of Bofflard

The stout little ponies that come from the Bofflard region are easily recognized by their smaller size and shaggy coats, but are mostly known throughout the region for their rugged nature and sure-footed gait.  They may not have the speed of the larger horse breeds, but can travel greater distances and especially cover ground on more difficult terrain.  The Pony Riders of Bofflard provide the Dwarven army both scouts while marching and a unit of reliable troops in battle.

Another unit of 10mm Dwarves from Pendraken Miniatures are done.  This leaves me with a 5 more units to paint from my initial purchase.

1 unit of ranged (archers, crossbows, and some blunderbusses)
1 unit of artillery (cannons and mortars)
3 units of infantry

These little guys are pretty fast to paint, but my schedule right now doesn't give me a lot of time to paint.  At least with the 10mm I fill like I'm accomplishing something with my reduced painting time!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Heart of the Mountain

Hey friends, sorry for a bit of delay.  Turns out I needed a bit of a break from painting and everything else.  Now, I think I'll be back on track... so here we go.  First off, I'll give my Dwarves I showed you a few posts back, but this time with a proper introduction!

King Braggust Coalfist VI

King Coalfist listened attentively to the latest report from General Thorgeld Bromlow while the anger he felt slowly began to creep into his expression.  When the report had finished, he spat upon the floor and looked first at General Thorgeld, and then the rest of the assembly.  He measured his voice and said, "That foul Lich Shilvain and his minions have tainted our borders with their stench for too long.  It is time we showed them that the Dwarves of Halvoskaar are no mere fleas to be picked at and smashed."  He rose from his thrown and all the assembled Dwarves bowed before him.  He exclaimed, "Rise my warriors!  Call forth the clans!  Assemble the armies for we march to meet Shilvain and his accursed horde!"

Heart of the Mountain

Whenever the Dwarves of Halvoskaar march to war the King will command his Grand Mage to retrieve the Heart of the Mountain.  The Grand Mage will take his entourage into the Mine of Basvick  to search for a large piece of rock that has magical properties.  The Geomancers will shape runes upon the stone that aid the mages in battle.  Although the Heart of the Mountain is merely symbolic, and not some ancient relic, many enemy armies have wasted valuable troops and resources to seek it's destruction in battle.

Here you can see the Heart of the Mountain with two rock Guardians (who also carry it around the battlefield).  In addition there are several mages and geomancers.

Next up on the list will be the Riders of Bofflard on their stout ponies.
(the OCD side of me is screaming right now that they don't all line up on the sticks!!)

See you soon!