Category Archives: Warhammer


Another old model for my Dragon Rampant Treefolk army is this lump of heavy metal from I can’t remember when.Treeman
tarkin-cant-see-the-wood-for-the-treesHe paints up really well. When painting the back of his legs, I noticed there is a heart with an arrow through it carved into the bark, a nice touch.

I used a few different shades of brown and plenty of greens otherwise he wood (!) have been a pretty boring model to paint.

The Dryad unit and the Treeman are the first units finished for the Dragon Rampant Treefolk warband. I’m busy working on some Celtos Sirens at the moment. There are a few other models to paint, but the Dryads and the Sirens will be the bulk of the force,Treeman-Warband


I have had a home made fantasy army list for No Quarter knocking around for many years. I had bought some Dryads, a couple of large treemen and some Celtos Sirens to use as the core of a treefolk army. But with so many projects on the go in all sorts of games, these found their way shuffled to the back of the Loft Full Of Lead.
With the release of Dragon Rampant from Osprey Publishing, I was thinking of all the old fantasy figures lurking in the Loft Full Of Lead and remembered I had an unpainted army up there that would be perfect.
To get to the twelve Dryad models ideally required in a unit, I found a single old style Dyrad on eBay to complete them.
These actually took longer to paint than I thought they would, I wanted more than just a wood brown finish.
I may add some foliage here and there and I actually have some static grass now that I can add to the bases.
As a unit, they look quite cool.
I have had these models on round bases for many years waiting to be painted, funny how Warhammer Fanta$y Battle is now all on round bases.

Age Of Sigmar

There has been a huge online response to the latest incarnation of Warhammer Fantasy Battle 9th Edition The Age Of Sigmar, partly, one would assume to the massive title, but mostly because Game$ Work$hop have completely rewritten the way the game plays. Gone is the ancient model profile with Weapon Skill and Ballistic Skill and in comes a very basic fixed roll to hit and a similar fixed roll to wound anything. Gone are points values. Just use as many models as you like.AoSHaving not played Warhammer Fantasy Battle since 2002, this new version caught my interest for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I have a couple of large armies in The Loft Full Of Lead that only come out for a game of No Quarter now and then. Secondly, these new rules are available free, so it is easy to download them and give it a go. What is there to lose?

So with the four page rules printed out and the Vampire Counts Warscroll loaded onto my tablet, tomorrow will see a game between the undead and some of Steinbergs Empire.