Saturday, December 20, 2014

Stevo's Age of Arthur competition!

Hi All,

The frenzy that is the painting challenge, combined with the realization that Christmas is almost upon us, has consumed much of my consciousness. I therefore have had even more than usual flooding my brain to the point that it has been difficult to form a coherent post on a single topic. Let's see how I do here.

Stevo, of Stevo's mini Soldiers, is having a giveaway here. It is for a copy of the Warhammer Historical title "Age of Arthur". He has the usual requirements for a giveaway, follow the blog, leave a comment with the addition of showing some of your Dark Age figures. This is where I put it off, because I'm embarrassed at how my Dark Age project has stalled. So, without further ado, here are my Saxon and Viking warbands, armies, what have you.

The Dark Ages, ages darker than anyone ever imagined:

Saxons from Imex and Revell with two MiniArt Germans.

A mix of Imex and Zvezda Vikings.
So, as you can see, they need some work. You may have noticed that I used the gamey convention of color coding.  I was painting these for the Talomir Tales Rally Round the King (RRtK) project for the forces of Tereken (Anglo-Saxon) and Mirholme (Viking). Initially I was the Viking player, but I defeated myself in a series of battles with the Anglo-Saxon kingdom. So now I am them. Bother.

The Anglo-Saxons (Tereken) are ostensibly Green and Yellow, the peasants more subdued. The vikings are supposed to be Red and Blue, I can only make out Red. I just found that, looking at multiple Saga battle reports, it became increasingly difficult to tell who was who with realistically painted figures.

And to prove that you can actually win stuff from Stevo, here's a picture of the Zombies I won that arrived yesterday.

The box was a little worse for wear, but everything inside was intact. These guys look like good, campy, fun. They might even make it into the challenge. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Two more items.

I set foot in a Games Workshop store for the first time ever yesterday and it was a pleasant experience. The guy on duty was nice and helpful and the two gentlemen seemed normal, aside from being there in the middle of the afternoon. Perhaps they were on their lunch break. (I do note the irony in my judging people for being there at the exact time that I am.) I bought some basing materials and listened to detailed space marine list recounting in the background. Although I still get some sticker shock at the cost of models I do like some of them. The lure of free shipping on orders I place through the store is a good one too. I'll go back, with my son in tow, in the new year.

Lastly, I'd like to welcome Baconfat of Baconfat Log. He is a fellow challenger and has painted some really nice Riders of Rohan.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Gah thanks to you I now have another Blog to follower heh... A0A is a great little book though muhaha it shall be mine ;)

    1. Hi Chico, I know what you mean. I think I have a heavy backlog of your posts to read. Good luck in the comp.

  2. Thanks for the shout out Sean, I have literally been inundated with hits over at my place (you know like 20 a day!)

    Glad the Zombies made it over to the Colonies, I hope you enjoy them.

    I feel like the Age of Arthur stuff could use a little more work, but there is still 11 days till the comp closes, how much time do the family need over the holidays anyway?

    Take care


    1. No problem Stevo, glad my little post could steer some traffic your way. The chances of me getting to them are next to nil. I'm focused like a laser, or at least a very bright lamp, on the stuff I need to do for Curt's painting challenge. But now that I have bared my shame to the world I have some incentive to get them done. I can accept that they may not be worthy of an entry for AoA.

  3. Cracking work and freebies to boot! Funnily enough I was in Games Workshop store the other day picking up some undercoat - always friendly and interested to hear what I am up to although a couple were finding it hard to comprehend that there were other miniatures available out there!

    1. Thanks Michael, I think they also thought I played 40K. What else is there?

  4. ... maybe I could post my dark ages figures too ?
    You have a good collection: I've never painted my Orion and Zvezda ...
    I will have a look at Stevo's blog ...;

    1. Hi Sam, mine aren't good enough or rather finished enough to enter. If you can get few finished you should submit them.



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