Thursday, September 15, 2016

Small oldschool project on the horizon

Yesterday I received a parcel from Foundry. 

It contained these two beautiful packs:

Empirical Absolution and Liquidation Squat with some old arbites/Judge Dredd/Inquisitor models and a pack of two fishmen that were given to the people that went to an oldhammer tournament a couple of years ago.

You now, living in Spain with 3 kids aged (5,4 and 1) and a full time job it’s kind of difficult to convince your wife that you need to go to the UK for a miniature tournament and to your boss that UK is a really good place to have meetings. So I was a little bit frustrated because I knew that fishmen are a really "must have" for every Rogue Trader player. 

Thanks God, the people at Foundry are really helpful and they had some leftover/recast fishmen for me at 5€. The first step towards a new Inquisimunda/Rogue Trader project has begun.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mithril Miniatures dwarfs

I'm slowlly recovering my Mithril Miniatures. Back in the 90s, when I was a kid, those were my only miniatures. It was some kind of difficult without internet and with not a lot of Money to have a big amount of miniatures and variety. Still, lĂ­ving in Barcelona was a good thing because it had a decent stock of RPG shops. Places like Gigamesh (that still exist today), "Central de jocs", "Los 5000 dedos del Dr. T" and of course "Juegos sin Fronteras" (the best shop I've ever seen) where places to spend your time and money friday afternoon after school. For me, Mithril were the best because they were really aligned with Tolkien's books, were great for my RPG sessions and the sculpts were really well proportionated. Mithril miniatures still exists today but unfortunatelly they are too much expensive for me. Here I show you my resurrected small Dwarf Army that has been stripped of paint and are waiting in the painting queue. They are eager to run to the Lonelly Mountain to help Thorin and co. And what can we say about the vignette of Dain and Azog the Goblin? It still makes me dream...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Male amazons for Mordheim / Lustria

A friend of mine have started a Mordheim Cities of Gold (aka Lustria) campaign. as I wanted a true lustrian feel and I don't really like the lizardmen, I decided to start an amazon warband. Well, tru oldschool amazons are difficult to find atreasonable prices and the newest are really ugly (those Blood bowl style you know). So I decide tobuy some Aztecs from eureka miniatures and a mayan anaconda leader for my snake priest. Eureka miniatures is an Australian company so p&p can be terrible. You know, Spain is more or less at the antipodes. But the are really fine chaps and they hada world wide post free offer for Christmas. Apart of the aztecs I bought some French revolution austrians and the superb XVIII century string quartet plus Der Alte Fritz playing the flute and a few more goodies. Well, I'll you show you my band composed of A snake priest, two eagle warriors, a jaguar warrior, two slingers, two bowmen and a warrior armed with a club. The picture are no so good because they were taken in the mists of the lustrian jungle (and in the middle of a fight) which was not so good for the amazons.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blessed ebay

Look what I found on ebay! A gentleman in Madrid was selling this superb mithril warband box. Now I'm the happy owner of 30 Mordor orcs in true oldschool style. The first miniatures I had were a couple of Minas Tirith soldier my grandfather bought me in a local hobby shop when I was 13 (and that was back in 1992). Since then, I have a decent collection of mithril miniatures that will appear in the future. The problem is that the style of the orcs is somewhat difficult to find in other companies so this box will be of great help in future Middle Earth wargames. I really like the style of this miniatures and I think that they have the authentic flavour of Tolkien's Middle Earth. I'm sorry but I don't like the movies nor the GW miniatures.

Friday, September 20, 2013

First contact with the natives of Atlantis XXIV

Our Lord Valeria, today 20th day of the 9th month of the Imperial Calendar year 40663 we have landed on the surface of Atlantis XXIV. The unit had just unloaded the cargo that our bio-scanner detected the presence of some sort of life form approaching from several directions. After visual contact it was determined that some sorts of natives were close upon us with hostile intentions. I ordered the men under my command in a defensive perimeter with suppression fire. The natives came under obvious belligerent intentions as they were armed with some primitive weapons. Hundreds of them appeared from the woods and attacked our position. Laser, heavy bolter and a lot of grenades killed a lot of them but every time more and more appeared. The natives eventually arrived at close combat distance but our frag armor protected from their blows. However, I can assure from my personal experience that they are hard fighters and we did not have casualties due to their improvised weapons. They seemed to have some kind of military organization as they attacked in groups of 9 specimens and furthermore, they showed some kind of psychic powers manifested only when they were grouped. The results of the action are 2 troopers contused and hundreds of natives killed of whom I’ll send a sample with the next transport with the “Faithfull Exploratio”. I’m waiting for the transports to begin with the exploration of the planet. Glory to Valeria! The Emperor Protects. href="">

Rogue Trader Imperial Army entourage.

Valeria Borodina has som Imperial Army troopers. They are survivors of the Kynblax Genocide and were organized and uniformed in the colours of Valeria: grey, black and red. They are led by Lt. Chapsky and are completely loyal to Valeria first, the loot and finally to the Imperium.

Atlantis XXIV (the beginning).

After several millennia of warp storm blocking the route to the Transultima Segmentum, with no apparent reason, the storm is stopping. In Galaspar, the capital world of this sometimes forgotten part of the Imperium, the Administratum is really busy. A “new world” has appeared. The world is believed to be Atlantis XXIV which was first reported 6000 years ago and then lost forever.
Now with a clear corridor through the storm, this world can be recovered for the Imperium. A lot of adventurers are heading to Galaspar as a bridgehead to Atlantis XXIV but Imperial laws are clear. The rights to exploration are for those who can claim a Rogue Trader Patent. Valeria Borodina is the heir of a Rogue Trader of Astronomican fame. Being the only Rogue Trader present, the Administratum granted her the rights of exploration and thus, with her crew and the “Faithfull Exploratio” she headed towards Atlantis XXIV.
On board scanners showed a lot of life forms on the surface but no metal structures or modern technology. The world was catalogued as feral world in virgin state. To prepare the path to an on land exploration, a squad of ex-imperial guards under the command of Lt. Chapsky was sent to the surface to begin the construction of a provisional encampment.