This is the first GW model I have seen in ages that I could be persuaded to purchase, especially with my steampunk fixation still running high. I say “could”, as at £50 (US$80) it is a significant amount of cash.
It should be available with 10% off from an independent reseller, which would make it £45.
This is Hirh-Karn The Enraged, a Confrontation Tir-Na-Bor dwarf, now just painted up for use in Frostgrave and Dragon Rampant.
The second stout chap below is a dwarf Armourer, not sure what to use him for in a game outside Confrontation, yet.
The Prussian Zeppelins have their new flying bases and have now seen action.
I designed these stands so flying models can get some better height in games. I have always thought it odd that aircraft fly around at little more than roof height in games. This usually results in ground models not getting Line Of Sight to the flying models. These stands solve that problem anyway and have a small tabletop footprint.
I made some mock ups out of card and then Jim at Products For Wargamers cut them in 2mm mdf. The prespex rods can be of various diameter, 6mm works fine with small lightweight resin models, but once a model gets to a certain weight, and the height is over about 30cm, then 8mm diameter works better.
This is the last of the Dwarf Boors models I have at the moment, painted up as a Thug for Frostgrave.
Although the musician is not suitable for Frostgrave, its a nice model and a good addition to the Dwarf force. Maybe I will get to use him in Dragon Rampant.
I added another Rackham Dwarf soldier to my Frostgrave warband, a quick paintjob, mostly in bronze with a bit of silver.
I still have more Rackham Tir-Na-Bor Dwarfs to paint, although I now have enough painted for Frostgrave. We have resolved to actually play Confrontation again in 2016 and that will encourage me to finish off even more.
In our most recent game of Frostgrave, we tried using some more rules such as some random effects when coming into contact with treasure; this caused some zombies to appear on a table edge and attack anything close by. Nasty.
The Wall spell has rapidly become one of my favourites, I printed a suitable image found on the internet and stuck it to card and a base to make a cool on table effect.
It is a great spell for sticking in front of the opponents and stopping them getting to an objective.
Tracking wounds on the soldiers means that some sort of dice or counter is needed, as they all have 10 wounds, some small 10 sided dice would be nice.
As the game seems to revolve around getting treasure off the table, you end up with several models just rushing up to a pile of goodies and then heading straight off the table with them.
The laser cut mdf scenery that Mr Steinberg has makes a great town to contest, some ramps were added between building to add a second level to the game.
I have decided that bronze is my favourite steampunk colour! It inks up so well, and with a bit of silver detail on the armour runes and a few silver rivets, my work here is done.
This first chap is a character from the Brotherhood Of Bronze Tir-Na-Bor box called Lothan, The Beast Of Steel. A great model.
Next up are two heavily armoured Thermo Warriors, again with a heavy slapping of bronze and ink.