Thursday, March 15, 2018


   This is my free Ninja, a gift from Warlord Games! I will use him as a "Hasharii Hasharin" of the Fallen Realms for the Lord of the Rings games.

 While I was in Brussels, I tried to visit the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Unfortunately, the meeting I attended finished too late to allow me a visit! Next time maybe I will have a chance! 

   Since I had plenty of time I enjoyed my dinner in a typical Irish pub nearby!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

SAGA Jomsvikings Warlord and Brussels

   My two Jomsvikings Hearthguargs units have a warlord. I chose the very nice miniature of Gunnar Hamundarson to be the brave warlord of my Jomsvikings warband. Now, I have to paint the rest two units of warriors to complete the warband.

The ferocious Jomsvikings

and their Warlord.

   Last week I visited Brussels. I walked around the center and took a photo of Games Workshop shop. Unfortunately, I wasn't there during their working hours. Or, I can say fortunately for my wallet!

   Nearby, there is another shop with Belgian products for tourists, which has a very nice collection of soldiers of Napoleon era.

   And in front of the building of Commission of the European Union there is another collection of lovely figures of European Citizens! 

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

SAGA Jomsvikings Hearthguard second Unit

   The second Hearthguards unit of my Jomsviking warband is ready! This time I used four miniatures of the Gripping Beasts Dark Age Warriors box. I added beards and long hair to the miniatures and I gave a piece of fur to the standard bearer. Enjoy!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

SAGA Jomsvikings Hearthguard Unit

   A Saga unit today! The first Hearthguards from my Jomsviking warband are ready. These three miniatures are the Jomsviking warriors of the Jarl Sigvaldi GB product. I completed the unit by using an army standard bearer of the WG ancient Celts because I didn't have a fourth Jomsviking warrior. I bought this Celt warrior miniature many years ago and since then it was kept in a drawer together with many other unused miniatures! 

The three Jomviking Hearthguards

On the photo the color of the eyes brings in mind the GoT, in reality though they are not so bright!

My fearless warrior with his "fearful" eyes! 

   And now, the historic inaccuracy: the fourth warrior of the unit is an ancient Celt! I didn't want to convert this miniature. I like it as it is with its Celtic pole. I just added some beard and made the hair longer. After that, I used the same colors as for the other three warriors and painted the Celtic boar figurine "Gunmetal Metal" instead of "Brass". I am more or less happy with the result. Anyway, none of my friends will oppose the idea to use it as a Jomsviking!

The original Celt miniature

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!  

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Dwarf rangers WIP

   These are my last twelve rangers that will reinforce my army of Dwarves. As of now, I have 48 dwarf rangers, 2 dwarf ranger heroes and the named character of Drar. I think I am good!

The family photo

   This time I converted almost all of the twelve rangers. I gave shields to rangers who carry throwing weapons, changed the two-hand axes with spears, erased the straps of their leather vests, changed some hands, added furs on their coats, etc. The Celtic shields, the helmet and the pagan pole are pieces of a Celtic warriors sprue of Warlord games. So, let's start.    

The Hero

   I put the hero on a rock to distinguish him from the rest dwarf rangers. The "rock" is just pieces of balsa wood covered with putty. I gave him also a Celtic warrior's helmet, which is hung from his belt. I used green stuff to add a crown of fur to the helmet. 

   Since I had a Celtic banner pole and I didn't want another dwarf with a flag, I converted the below ranger into the banner bearer.  

   Next are the dwarf rangers, to whom I gave Celtic shields.

He is an ex-two-handed weapon ranger. I switched his right hand with the one of the above banner bearer.

   I switched the upper parts of the two-handed axes with a spearhead of a Rohirrim, or the blades of Orc swords. I also added some furs and gave a Celtic shield to two of the rangers . 

The spearhead is an Orc sword blade.

   Finally, I used green stuff to erase the straps from the leather vests of the four archers, to add some hair and fur to their coats.

The rangers' battle formation.

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!
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