Category Archives: Dragon Rampant

Updating Empire Greatswords

I have rebased a load of old Games Workshop Empire Greatswords and started to get them painted ready for Oathmark.

Those painted many years ago will get a refresh, using the existing colour as undercoat. I will then have a nice maxed out unit of twenty Greatswords. Not sure what to do with the command group at the moment.

Oldhammer Empire Outriders

These are one of the old Empire units I liked the most back in the 1990’s, shocking really that I never got around to painting them.

Although these models have black powder weapons, I am going to add these to the Empire backlog even though they can’t be used in an Oathmark army list…although maybe I could use them with the Mounted Ranger profile?

Oldhammer Empire Reiksguard

I have had these old Empire Reiksguard Knights for…er…a few years. Probably since about 1992, along with a small pile of other Empire models waiting to be given some love and attention.

With the release of Oathmark, and the fact that we are all stuck without any games being played, I have been given the time to get some of these old models built and painted.

I thought these would not take long to make, after all, a body and some legs. Stick them together, what could possibly go wrong.

Well, it seems that the body and the legs do not line up very well, the sash on the models left fouls on the legs and the lance fouls on the knee. When lined up correctly, there is a gap of about 2mm at the waist.

Is it too late to complain to Games Workshop? Only by about 28 years…

One option was to trim bits of lead off the legs and the torso until they fitted. I tried one, but it was a pain. So I have added a thin slither of plastic between the torso and the legs and it seems to have worked. I now need to undercoat them in the next few days.

Whats On The Table?

I have set a myself a deadline to get my Ragnarok warband painted so we can get a game in.

Most of these are old Rackham models that I had forgotten about, along with a couple of other random models that will fit in.

The larger of these last two burly chaps was started many years ago, never got beyond the flesh and you can see that the latest models done were with a completely different flesh colour.

A Song Of Ice & Fire

I must be mad, I have given myself another whole army to paint, again. But having played a couple of games recently, I really like the rules and thought I should jump in to A Song Of Ice And Fire.

Although I resisted buying any at Colours recently, I decided to punt for a Lannister force in the end and ebayed a good selection.

I need to get undercoating this weekend…

Dragon Rampant Game

Mr Steinberg and I had another Dragon Rampant game recently, once again it was his chaotic snail and slug slime horde against the proud and less slimy Dwarves of Tir-Na-Bor.

These two forces are getting to know each other quite well, we have been fielding well used army lists for a few games now.

These Elite Thermo Warriors are one of the best combat units but they are better when attacking rather than defending.

The cavalry give some much needed speed, very useful for grabbing objectives.

We had quite a few skirmishes where units on both sides were getting worn down as casualties mounted.

The dwarves have finally finished building their Clockwork Dragon (because these Dwarves don’t like real Dragons much) and it fits the brass and metal theme for the Tir-Na-Bor army.

Mr Steinberg‘s Reaper Bones giant worms are pretty gruesome looking, here are three advancing on a blue gem objective.

The Belicose Boors below are a favourite unit of mine, as long as they get to charge and not get charged!

The Queen Slug really is very big, gnarly and intimidating, so I really wanted my Clockwork Dragon to get into combat with it.

The shooty Dwarves with Heavy Missiles are a nice looking unit, but I still struggle with the Move or Shoot rule, getting them into position and expecting the enemy not to move out of range before they can fire is rather annoying.

I am going to have to get Mr Steinberg to remind me what these models below were profiled as…

The Queen Slug and the Boors went at it for a few rounds

But then it was time for the two big models to have a go at each other.

By the end of this game, there was not much left on the table on either side, I do like the way this game can swing one way and then the other.

One day I will find the time to sort out a couple of new Dragon Rampant forces.

I fancy fielding a human Empire style army but have to sort through The Loft Full Of Lead to remind myself what I have, I know there are plenty of crossbow models and some sword and shield models, but I need to paint up some Knights.

The next force I want to put together is a chaos army using Mid-Nor Chaos Dwarves, old Koralon slugs and some old Warhammer Chaos models.

One day…