Friday, 13 September 2013

Those magnificent Dwarves intheir flying machines....

 No excuses but it has been a struggle to get anything done this week. None the less I did finish 2 Dwarf Gyrocopters. These are from Kallistra and part of my very slowly growing 10mm dwarf army. I did buy a job lot of blisters about 3 years ago. Buying them as a job lot I did not get too much say in the contents typically it had a little of everything odd and "exciting" but not the best selection of core troop types. There were some of course but then there were also a couple of packets like these!

In most fantasy wargames settings dwarfs have technology of some sort to counter the fact that they have no spell casters. All my life I have steered clear of collecting dwarf armies for this reason. I have nothing against them just that I felt that if you did not want to use magic you might as well not play fantasy games and stick to ancients. I am at long last coming round to having Dwarves and actually quite like them not I am getting older. Perhaps I feel I have more in common with them!

Anyway these are painted in blues to fit into the rest of the army which is still small in number but I do have a couple more blisters to paint up so I suspect they will get a little larger. By the time I do get them done of course it is doubtful that I will have an opponent at the club, but such is the speed of my painting and the fact that I get side-tracked so easily. Oh well I may have to think of an opposing army for them myself!

I have the day off tomorrow so I hope to get some painting done then. I have several things started but nothing near completion. I have overtime all next week so time to think but not so much to paint. My current thinking projects are about the show game for Broadside 2014, about creating a set of rules for Samurai wargames (I have yet to find a set I like, but you can anticipate some Japanese figures in the near future) and about other wargames ideas which both flit into and out of focus on a daily basis!

so until Sunday take care, have some fun and I look forward to seeing you soon. Best Wishes Clint

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    1. Thank you Charles. I also like blue on dwarves in general.

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  2. I wasn't aware that they don't let dwarves have magic in RPG. One would think that you could have a druid Dwarf with magic. My least favourtie are goblins. I haven't found a goblin "type" that I want to paint yet. I've got every other standard race but goblins.

    I do like these in the planes though. They almost have a stempunk look to them. I wouldn't imagine that they would have been an easy paint job though.

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    1. Generally speaking all games both role playing and fantasy wargames allow dwarves to make and use magic items but not to cast spells in any way shape or form. Just the way it is.

      They were remarkably easy to paint. I did rush them a bit though for this blog post. So I could have done a better job, which is not to say they are bad I any way. Just that I did rush them.

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    2. I've never played any kind of games and I don't really know any fantasy gamers either. I just paint and try my best to understand AAR's and such.

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    3. You seem to do very well at both.

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  3. A very odd combination Clint? Dwarves, Gyro-copters and the Pyramids!

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    1. I had hoped the Sudanese Pyramids might look a bit fantasy like! I guess I was wrong! And Ray you know me Odd.... nuff said!

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  4. And very nice they are too Clint.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Just a little addition to the (at present) very small army.

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  5. Nothing better than seeing some Dwarves in gyrocopters

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    1. Thank you Andrew. Dwarves in Airships has got to be a close second though!

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  6. Great job they look marvellous. I get what your saying about magic in a fantasy world. I quite miss the fact you can't mount Dwarf's on monster anymore in Warhammer it was also good fun to have dragons and other creatures as part of your army.

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    1. No Dwarf cavalry either. I think in a fantasy game you desire something fantastic. Which is why it has taken me so long to do anything with Dwarves as a race. Thank you Simon.

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  7. They look great Clint and a nice addition to your Dwarven army

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    1. Thank you Pete, it's more a case of getting things finished that have been hanging around the painting table for a while. It really is a mixed bag on there at the moment!

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  8. Out of curiosity, what rule set do you intend to use for this army when it's done?

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    1. Originally I was thinking Warmaster, but current thinking is HoTT. But the truth
      is that I will wait get some more done and then decide. I will possibly need an opposing force as well. For that I am leaning towards Vermen! But only time will tell.

      Thank you Colgar.

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  9. Tally Ho! Orc Crates over the briney. Scramble, scramble.

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