I've started working on some set pieces of an underground nature for skirmish games like Crom and Strange Aeons. I wanted to do a cave section that led into an older underground chamber.
Everything is mounted on masonite cut to a standard size. Openings are placed in such a way as to make the set fairly modular and simple to expand upon.
The first piece is the entrance: a cave with several chambers to break up the action a bit.
Insulation foam and bark from the yard.
The top can be removed to allow access to the tunnel leading into the caves.
The caves within. I've included a small water course running from the back of the caves out through the entrance.
Next, the inside of a barrow. The circular pits will contain the remains of warriors long past.
Finally a much larger area that will have about 6 opening that can leead to other chambers or passageways. More insulation foam for the walls. The floor was made by peeling off a layer paper on a foamcore board and scribing into the foam with a pencil.
I need some more troops for our Dark Ages games. So I dug out these old Citadel Barbarian Raiders I had in the lead pile and started cleaning them up with the goal in mind to have them painted and ready for the following Friday night game.
Saturday: I spent most of the day making shields and spears.
I primed them just before bed so I could start painting on Sunday.
Sunday I got some the flesh and base colors on.
Monday and Tuesday were more productive. Monday saw a lot of highlighting on the furs.
For some reason Tuesday's picture didn't happen.
Tonight, Wednesday things are coming to a head. All the figures with the exception of one latecomer are done but for shields and I've put some base colors down for the shields. I also put some basing grit down so it will be dry enough to work on tomorrow.
I needed an army for the Pacificon Dwarves vs Everyone else game that the Denizens of the Deep gang played out at Pacificon. I already had more Zombies and Ghouls than you could shale a femur at from my Gothic Horror gaming and I had a bunch of Skeleton sprues lying around. Here are some pics of the fruits of my efforts:
Some Saxon-ey looking Skeletons. I replaced the heater shields with some rounds I had.
For my "Late" Roman Revenants I went with a Lost Legion look.
Balefire Catapults to give them some long range capability. These were fun. The Ghoul Master Artillerist is a Heresy figure.
Last but not least my Liche King. Converted from a Warmachine Cryx figure.
For my Kubla Con offering this year I've decided to host a skirmish game using the backdrop and characters of Michael Moorcock's Elric series. I will be using Crom!, a fine set of rules written by Matakishi of Tea House fame.
I started out with a group of Imyyrian Guards from Elric's home city. The figures are Reaper Vale Elves and I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.