The plan was to start playing Chronicles of Blood with 15 mm figures, so I could have bigger armies in a smaller the space... But, with work, house repairs and redecorating and general life (not to mention getting distracted with Darkfest Dungeons) getting in the way, progress has been slower than hoped for.
Here's the stuff so far:
The Men-at-Arms and Demons are from the monthly horde collections and the skeleton cavalry are from Mayhem in Paper:
Men at Arms
Demon Lords The middle figure is actually a Dark Knight, from another horde, but I didn't shrink him as much to keep him big and chunky.
The bases for the Men at Arms and Skeleton Cavalry are textured wallpaper, but for the Demon Lords, I couldn't find anything lava-ry enough, so I played around with GIMP to get something that looked like hot, burning earth. They are technically 25 mm/1", but found that the bridge path was 25 mm wide, so the bases are more like 23 to 24 mm, but not that you'd notice. But, since I play solo, it doesn't really matter anyway...
A bit more scenery - I'm thinking just simple some print-ups of dense forest to put at the battle-field edges to give a natural boundary.
I've just printed up the Dwarven Stoneguard regiment and also making new bases. The bases themselves are a bit of work, as I need to make large "sheets" of tetured card. Updates and more piccies in the next post...
Perhaps on the bases with the larger figures you could add a little terrian to the stand for colour?
Normally, I've never been a fan overly detailed bases for gaming figures. Don't get me wrong, I think a lot of figures I've seen, with detailed scenic bases are brilliant and work well as show-pieces. But to see a tank trundling down a town road with tufts of grass and muddy tracks behind it, an anti-tank gun in a shelled out building and hedgerow or even a space marine standing on the only piece of rocky rubble in a starship corridor, looks a bit out of place to me.
For my 28 mm figures, I use clear bases, so they fit in any scene. For the 15 mm, ,I have tried to go with neutral bases, but stilll have a bit of character: A regular infantry regiment tramples grass into mud, the undead leave dead, barren dust in their wake and the demons bring their own fire and brimstone!
But yeah, their base did look a little sparse, so I added a couple of flames and small rocky bits - thanks for the suggestion.
squirmydad: My supervisor's state of mind; she's been climbing the walls begging to put us back in the game. All of Maintenance and Administration are still out, but my supervisor wants to invent projects to bring us back in.
Apr 7, 2020 13:23:32 GMT -9
Vermin King: So, essentially, what was so essential today?
Apr 7, 2020 13:16:18 GMT -9
squirmydad: I've been declared "Essential" for today only. Off to work, paper-crafting tonight then.
Apr 7, 2020 6:34:17 GMT -9
Vermin King: Two months?!? I need to stop whining. Where's my Wambulance?
Apr 7, 2020 6:05:47 GMT -9
wyvern: Anecdotally, a number of people seem to have been ill with a protracted 'flu-like illness since last winter (NOT Covid-19). I had 'flu for two months from mid December myself. Unhelpfully, my symptoms included cough + fever, identical to Covid-19.
Apr 7, 2020 4:26:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of luck with that, Coyotepunc. Being sick since 03/17, I can somewhat relate to your condition, but I don't have the worry of my kid having problems on top of my own. All the best, sir
Apr 7, 2020 3:58:13 GMT -9
alloydog: @coyotepunc - even at 30+, they still yer babies! Not that they appreciate being called that!
Apr 7, 2020 1:14:36 GMT -9
alloydog: Of course, it doesn't help if the mucus is in the trachea.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:33 GMT -9
alloydog: old squirmydad mentioned fennel tea. If that sort of thing is not for you, or is hard to get, I saw a WHO video where they said to drink plenty of warm/hot drinks, such as tea, coffee, even milk, because it helps shift mucus from the throat to the stomach.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:07 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: So it's going to be a long night of taking his temp every hour... he's 19 but still my baby
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:28 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: I've been dealing with a variety of covid-19 symtpoms since January, except for the fever (12% of cases have no fever.) My kid woke up with almost all the symptoms including high fever today.
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:01 GMT -9
squirmydad: Bag is handy, if you find it loose use the seeds, but then you need something like an infuser or it's a mess.
Apr 6, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -9
shep: most likely bag...
Apr 6, 2020 6:32:37 GMT -9
ignatious: just out of curiosity squimrydad, for the tea seed, frond, or bulb?
Apr 6, 2020 2:37:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: My friend Mike brought a sword to his church last night, but since he was there recording his sermon for today, he thought it would be okay
Apr 5, 2020 18:27:03 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Every time I go out, my wife tells me to be safe and reminds that as this is not a zombie apocalypse, I am not allowed to bring a chainsword with me to the grocery store.
Apr 5, 2020 17:44:30 GMT -9
Vermin King: No, this is the first time I have heard of it
Apr 5, 2020 14:05:13 GMT -9
squirmydad: Have you tried fennel tea to ease some of your bronchial issues? I like it and it seems to help me.
Apr 5, 2020 12:14:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: But I should be good for at least another week before I will need to head out for restocking anything
Apr 5, 2020 10:42:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: I think the biggest problem is that I've been dealing with it since the 17th. I know that my immunity level is down from being sick this long, and now one of my medications also lowers immunity. And we've got this blasted other thing floating around
Apr 5, 2020 10:41:52 GMT -9