While rehearsing and producing the solo play Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux, Rob and I rekindled a childhood love of miniature soldiers, beginning with the Lord of the Rings themed Middle Earth Battle Strategy Game.
On various trips to our family homes in the Victorian countryside, we unearthed near-forgotten boxes from the old collection, which hadn’t seen the light of day or a gaming table for years.
After dusting off the old minis, we decided a bit of TLC was in order, and a trip to the hobby store was needed.
We gleefully bought paints, brushes, glues and files and the big repainting job on the old metal and plastic figures began!
Of course, it didn’t take long before new minis were included into the collections, and the pull to start new armies began.
We also started gaming semi-regularly; until the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our ability to meet up and watch a Mordor Troll smash through a bridge of Elves, or see Boromir shield away a horde of Moria Goblins, or marvel at the beauty of the Witch King smashing through half of the Pelennor Fields, only to decide he’d had enough, fail a leadership test and fly away – with the rest of the horde fleeing in his wake!
My initial thoughts of not caring for 40k quickly shifted to adding in just a few more Dark Angels. And a Dreadnaught. And after initially being drastically opposed to Age of Sigmar (how dare they!) I soon warmed to the concept; I mean, Space Marines with hammers, fuck it; why not?
As the miniature collections grew, expanded and continued to grow in painting ability and creativity, it seemed unfair for these minis to simply sit on a dusty shelf; it was time for a painting blog.
Space Wolves – Coming Soon
Plague Guard – Coming Soon
WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR / FANTASY BATTLES
The Empire: Talabheim – Coming Soon
Forces of Chaos – Coming Soon
Lizardmen – Coming Soon
MIDDLE EARTH BATTLE STRATEGY GAMES
Riders of Rohan – Coming Soon
Mordor – Coming Soon
Minas Tirith – Coming Soon
The Last Alliance – Coming Soon