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The Paladin Sir Ectorde – WIP

08/06/2012 Leave a comment

I’ve never shown a work in progress before but given that this is the first model I’ve needed to pin since 19-bleeding-95 I think I’ll go ahead.

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If you’ve been following my progress in The Rock in The Badlands campaign then you’ll know that this model will soon represent Sir Ectorde, the youngest son of Sir Redemonde of Parravon.

Hopefully he’ll be fully painted by next week.

Gaming on a Budget 2: The Return!

05/07/2012 Leave a comment

At the start of this year I introduced my Hobby Tin idea to the world and by way of follow up I’d like to talk briefly about another way that I (and lets face it, most of you) also can maintain our Shiny Addiction during these hard times.

I am, of course, talking about the second hand market.

Like many gamers, I’m a bit of a hoarder.  My parents’ attic is full of shoe boxes and bin bags containing the plethora of tat that I left with them when I moved out almost fourteen years ago.  About two years ago I started going through this for models with a view to keeping what I actually needed for my current armies (as well as the extremely sentimental ones) but also to select those I thought I could sell on.  To date I’ve made about £400 pounds, mainly through eBay but also the occasional sale to friends or friends of friends.

As with the Hobby Tin, this money is reinvested into my current armies but increasingly I’ve been trawling eBay for good bargains to help my Bretonnian army get off the ground.  Last week this bore significant fruit as on Friday these lovely things arrived in the post:

These were all unpainted and on-sprue, all from different sellers and together they cost only £22 which is only just more than the current Knights of The Realm set costs new from GW.  While you can get better deals if you’re happy to buy assembled or non-pro painted minis this approach should allow me to get at least the core of my army up to strength as cheaply and conveniently as possible.

Now all I have to worry about is getting them painted in time for the campaign start in three weeks time!

The Rock in The Badlands – My Army’s Background

04/24/2012 1 comment

When the southern sky falls one thousand summers hence,
A new star must rise,
Else the land of his fathers be dark evermore.

Seventh Prophecy of Madeline of Parravon, Prophetess of The Lady, 550 (1528 Imperial Calendar)

Only a fool ignores the words of The Lady and Sir Redemond of Parravon was certainly no fool. Nevertheless, when word reached him that rocks of pure warpstone were raining down on the Badlands he was far north of Bretonnia fighting in the king’s grand army, desperately trying to repel a massive Chaos warhost from entering the civilised lands of man.

Redemond consulted with Duke Cassyon, Lord of Parravon and Mathilde, the Prophetess to the Court of The Realm. All agreed that while the prophecy was surely coming to pass, their duty was to the whole of Bretonnia, the fate of Parravon would be determined by someone else.

The three debated long into the night but by first light a decision had been made; Aymeric, the eldest son of Redemond would take whomever could be spared from the army and start on the long journey south to the Badlands. Time however was against them and even if Aymeric left that morning the journey south would take many weeks, fortunately Mathilde had a solution.

Accompanying Mathilde was Eleonore, a young damsel barely seventeen summers old. Nevertheless, Mathilde sensed the will of The Lady working through this girl and instructed her to race immediately for Parravon; there she must assemble what forces she can from the remaining nobility and peasantry then head into the Badlands and hold off this threat until Aymeric’s forces can arrive.