“Little Boaster”

“Little Boaster is a light gun traditionally meant to closely support infantry formations on the attack. In reality, most commanders have simply added her and her crew to the rest of the army’s artillery train where she is used to bombard enemy positions before the battle proper is joined. A waste of resources, in my opinion…”

– Lord Genereux of Aschenpotz

I’ve finished a second artillery piece for my Kings of War Kingdoms of Men army. To be honest, this one was finished years ago. I’ve simply rebased it onto a 50mm wide base to better fit with the new rules.

“Little Boaster” is a citadel miniature of some vintage, which has a more ‘historical’ appearance than the rest of the army’s artillery (I’ll be using a large number of the so-called “Great Cannon” which have muzzles the size of WW2 battleship guns). I love the look of it. It is unfortunate that there are no special rules for light artillery in the army list, but hey, more cannon when I need ’em…

Oh noes!

After a bit of reading I have discovered that there are no longer any Organ Guns in the Kingdoms of Men list for Kings of War. This means the Pianola Gun is no longer part of that army!
My options are to either rebase it and give it a Dwarf crew, or be rid of it entirely. I don’t want a useless memoir on the shelf. Argh, and I had just finished fixing its base up for KoW 2E.
Margulbrggmogmph.
Back in the queue with ye, Pianola my darling. We have to operate!
Note to self: KoW lists change. I should have learnt that last time, when the Artillery Master I bought and painted just before the first hardcover came out vanished from the list. History repeats.
Righto, back to the painting desk…

Undead Archers

Presenting the next unit in my Kings of War rebase and update project – a troop of skeletal archers! The figures are a combination of RAFM and Reaper Miniatures.

I’ve decided to forgo any other fantasy miniatures game (other than maybe Warmachine/Hordes) and focus all of my available fantasy miniatures into Kings of War. That’s a lot of minis, for those who know me.

These guys were formed into a small skirmish unit based on round bases for whatever skirmish game I felt like playing. Not much of that was happening, so I’ve turned them into a troop of archers who might even prove their worth on the KoW battlefield one day…

…and here they are…