Monday, April 2, 2012

Amazons, and Ogre, and Juggers, oh my!

It's been a while since my last post, so, inspired by Two Hour Wargames, I'm posting my latest painted figures.
First up are Amazons, from Black Raven.  This is my first army created specifically for Rally Round the King, and follows the 199 point Valkae army.
I decided to paint the veterans in red, the sword maidens in orange, the warriors in green, the marines in blue and the archers in pale green.
Here's 54 more points in mounted.
These are ENORMOUS figures for 15mm.  They are 18mm bottom of foot to eyes, and to make them even larger, they are cast with 2mm thick bases.  They are a bit cartoony with huge heads and feet that would make a hobbit proud!  They are so large you have to paint their eyes and lips.
Here's a pic of a base with a Drew's Militia 20mm Russian artilleryman on the left and Essex Han Chinese spearmen on the right.
Actually, I'm pretty happy with them, though they are way too well-dressed for my low-brow taste.  The cav are all mounted on (shudder) unicorns, so I chopped their horns off!  I'm way too schooled in the classics to let unicorns be war horses.

I bought the infantry from Bobe's Hobby at Bayou Wars a few years ago.  They are now packaged differently.  The pack I got has command, foot, and bows.  They are now packaged as foot with command and bows with command.  The great thing is that I only have one bow left over.  The cavalry is packed 8 to a bag including command, so I also only have one of them left over.
And here's showing off!  Since I normally play with people who have never seen the rules before, I tagged the back of each base.
For those not familiar with the system, the MM is "mounted melee" shock cavalry, Rep, Armor Class, normal move and retire move, and the points cost of the base.

Here's an enormous ogre I picked up at a yard sale a couple of years ago.  He's a GW ogre banner man, but since I have only one ogre, I modified the banner to a spear.  The up-coming fantasy gladiator rules from Two Hour Wargames made me dust him off.

And last, but not least, I finally saw the movie "Blood of Heroes", bought the Qwik rules from Two Hour Wargames, and acquired Splintered Lights Juggers.
These are the two teams with the mandatory Carol Lee figure off to the right on the bottom photo.  The detail is so good on these, it's like painting 28mm figures.


  1. Great painting job (and good idea the tagged base)!

  2. Very nice. My favorite is the Ogre. He'll make a great gladiator.

  3. Love it all -- the Ogre is definitely intimidating!