The Dwarfen Artillery Train

The train is well and truly on the rails. In fact, this artillery train has quickly outgrown the ability of the army itself to support it with Regiments. So this lot can’t all be fielded at once. At least, not yet…

To the guns!


The Dwarfen Host Emerges…

For twelve long years the Dwarfs rebuilt their broken army. The defeats at the hands of the Ogres of the Mountain were unforgotten and vengeance would soon be at hand with the fury of a reinforced legion of the combined Clans!

The Host assembled for a rousing speech from their High King. Many cheers and warchants were bellowed and much ale was downed. “Oh well,” said the High King, “The attack can wait until tomorrow.” So he refilled his stein. It would be a long night…

The Dwarfs have been a project I had been putting off for no good reason other than the usual “shiny thing” distractions in the path. However I had recently acquired a large part-painted collection of models from a friend, and in my usual way began basing the painted stuff as quickly as possible. This has led to a rather substantial army out of what seems like nowhere. I like this sensation.

I’ll post the artillery pics later. Suffice to say, I still do not have enough painted regiments to justify all of the big shooty stuff. I’ll get there, sooner or later.


Bringing Things Together

What do I mean by this title? I have a lot of things that are finished painting but based for things I don’t or no longer play. So slowly but surely I’m working to “bring things together” as it were, into forces that make sense together and under the rules I want to use. Of course all this is getting a big push as my new games room gets under way. My project planning is changing to suit a bigger table than I’ve had in years.

Now that I’ve been thinking about my Unbridled Fury forces, my thoughts have turned to the next Company that I am wanting to develop. I’ll be starting with a couple of models that I have had finished for a while – a quartet of “powered suits” from Micropanzer Studios. These fellas will provide the armoured backbone for a combined arms Company of ‘suits, heavy armoured infantry, regular infantry, and cerebro-enhanced gibbon troops (CEGs). When I finish assembling them all I’ll post a Gallery of them all. I’m thinking that this force will be bigger than ones I have made in the past, simply so I can test some new rules ideas that I have cooking. Sorry, no spoilers… yet.

There are also a couple of other projects I have on the boil (I simply cannot do one thing at a time!). Here’s the first couple of units for Hail Caesar Fantasy, where we’ll use the historical rules as a basis for our own, bespoke, gaming world… Again, I’m simply reusing some miniatures I had that were already painted, and I’m reorganising them. I didn’t paint the artillery.

I have to say, the Mantic Dwarfs are so much bigger than the old Ral Partha artillery crews here. Hmm, don’t what to do about that one. I’m thinking separate detachments, if not separate armies… The difference is just too damn huge!