A tabletop gaming blog, with a vague bias towards Central/Eastern Europe and the Early Modern period.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I've been hearing good things about Frostgrave...

...so maybe someday I'll buy the rules and try them out with my historical collection, as an alternative to Mordheim.

Apparently the distinguishing feature of Frostgrave is that each warband is build around a wizard and an apprentice. So I've started converting leftover miniatures into 17th-century spellcasters.

The generic duo is entirely Warlord Games plastics, except for the greenstuff and red beads. The Scotsmen are also Warlord-based, but with Gripping Beast spear arms and I think one Perry Zouave arm. The Cossack apprentice is a Zouave with a GB spear arm, and the older Cossack is a Fireforge Mongol with Warlord pike arms and a cut-down GW spearhead.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


I don't often get direct inspiration from pop culture, but the Formation music video from a week ago (the day before the Super Bowl) was pretty amazing, so I tried to replicate my favorite Beyoncé look in miniature form.

The head is from Wargames Factory Soviet infantry, the body is from the same company's WSS artillery crew, and the arms are from a Warlord Games Celt, all with plenty of greenstuff on top (some of which needs to be filed better). I guess she's some sort of monster hunter.

fun fact: necromancers hate hot sauce

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Diorama Extras (infantry command)

I'm slowly getting through the cold-weather conversions for the diorama characters, but I did just finish painting some of the other guys. Goblet Guy and Telescope Guy could both be characterful pirate captains for this era. Halberd Guy is just one more infantry sergeant.

Sorry about the moldline, I'm fixing it now.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Konrad von Carstein

A model I've been meaning to paint since getting back into Mordheim. This figure is completely unconverted, and one of my favorite GW models ever. He should provide a difficult challenge for any witch-hunters or treasure-seeking mercenaries that dare cross him...