Sunday, 31 March 2019

Half-Orc Shamaness

An half-orc shamaness I painted for my oldhammer games.



Originally I yet painted this miniature as a barbarian shamaness in 2013:

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Orc and Goblin Archers

I painted some orc and goblin archers for my oldhammer games.



the back shield of the orc with purple hood

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Jaken

I've included a sidekick to Sesshomaru, the small goblin Jaken. I did a simple conversion with a middlehammer goblin with a broken rod, including an head a point of a spear. The paint scheme is ispired by the small kappa Jaken, from the Inuyasha anime. Jaken was the servant and sidekick of Sesshomaru in the cartoon.



Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Beastwoman

I repainted a maidenhead miniature I bought and painted some years ago.
I will include her as a beastwoman in my beastmen warband for my oldhammer games.
I've more "beastwomen" that I will paint too, soon or later.


the old paint job, done in 2012.

Monday, 18 March 2019

[Sellswords] Battle Report: Cross the river Limnalia

Today I played the eighth scenario of my Solo campaign of "Sellswords & Spellslingers". The basic scenario was ispired, with some minor changes, from the rulebook: Through the badlands pg42.

The PC cross a wilderness area occupied by Orcs. They must cross the table and exit it from the northern edge, avoiding or slaying their foes.

Amron was informed by the grateful Grogmilda (he saved her live) that the cowardly Mudagog has his lair in the small town of Arnalos, his private domain. The Purple Sorcerer decided that it's time to find a safe place where build is power and decide to move to claim the Arnalos for himself, but before doing it he must slain the current pitiful owner: the Orc Shaman.
Amron: "It's time to find a good place to be used as a safe haven. I can no longer tolerate wandering aimlessly in these wild lands. Arnalos is the right place. The rule of Mudagog is about to end." 👎
Grogmilda: "As you wish, my master." 💘
Meanwhile, at his court in Arnalos, Mudagog receives unpleasant news: seem that the Purple Sorcerer and his companions are are approaching his town.
Mudagog: "Fools! They will not cross the river Limnalia! I will send my best orc warriors to stop them, and my favorite pet: the Jabberwock! Muahahahahaaaaaaaa!!" 😂

Overview of the board with foes and PCs deployed



instead the green troll, I used a Jabberwock here its stats:

JABBERWOCK 
Tags: Jabberwock, Loner, Stupid, Strong
DL 11 HP 6 DMG 2 Treasure: None
BIG AND TOUGH: DL13 vs. Impaling and Blade weapons. DL10 vs. Ranged attacks.
REGENERATION: Whenever it activates, roll d6. If the roll is higher than its current hp. the Jabberwock heals 1 hp.
SMASHING STRENGTH: If a PC rolls 1 when attacking a Jabberwock, PC's weapon is destroyed.
OBLIVIOS: Unless there is a target within 4", A Jabberwock always moves in a random direction.
POISON: A PC wouded by a Jabberwock must pass a DL8 costitution roll or take 1 additional damage.


Border Princes map (red star indicate the place where the scenario is played, zoom the picture)

 CABAL of GRACIALE 101xp

AMRON MALIOCCO GRACIALE "the Bringer of Hope"  35xp
Traits: Spellcaster (20xp), Fireball (5xp), Alchemy (Heal) lvl1, Armor lvl1 (6xp).
Negative Traits: Greedy (-5xp)
Silver pieces: 282 Equipment: Potion of Heal
Amron is the bastard son of the rich merchant and explorer Dante Graciale of Tobaro. He is an half elf. His father never said much about Amron's elf mother. He simply told him that his mother chose his name before abandoning him and that she was a witch. Being an half elf and the result of an illicit relationship, Amron could not be officially recognized by the Graciale family, however his father grew him as his son and he could enjoy a comfortable life. When he was an adult, he finds out to have the spellcaster gift and his father paid a magician to teach him. Dissatisfied with the limiting lessons of his teacher, he decided to begin a journey in the Border Princes, where he could test is magic skills and learn magic faster.


DAETHSKAR "the Dark Knight" 39xp
Traits: Armor lvl2 (12xp), Fighter: Axe lvl3 (15xp), Shield lvl3 (12xp)
Negative Trait: Burly
Silver Pieces: 247
Daethskar is an animated armor, created by Amron during one of his magic experiments.
He is the loyal body guard of Amron. He follows and protects his master wherever he goes.



GROGMILDA "the Half Orc" 17xp
Traits: Fighter: 2-handed blade lvl2 (10xp), Strong, Thrown: axe lvl1 (5xp)
Negative Trait: Impulsive
Grogmilda was a petty warband leader defeated by the Cabal.
Amron was impressed by the strenght of the Half Orc and decided to recruit her in his company.



The TWINS 10xp
Traits: Armor lvl1 (6xp), Danger Sense (4xp)
Silver Pieces: 287
The Twins is/are just a goblin mutant mercenary hired by Amron.


Amron: "That despicable Mudagog has deployed a Jabberwock in defense of the river! We must avoid it, if possible... move quickly!" 😣

a goblin ambush Grogmilda, he surprise her and she is wounded two times! Amron cast a spell and heal her from one wound.
Amron: "Grogmilda, you disappoint me, I can't always worry about your health..." 😠
Grogmilda: "I am mortified, my master..." 💔

The Twins were injured by a poisonus snake, Amron try to hel them but dod a critical fail and then he could no cast spells for the rest of the scenario.
Amron: "That I could be damned! The winds of magic have betrayed me! I knew I should not wast my spell to cure an insignificant goblin!" 😡

The PCs, don't waste their time and use all their activations to move, trying to avoid their foes.
Amron: "We are almost safe, don't stop now, latecomers will be left behind!" 😣

Amron finally reaches the edge of the table.
Amron: "I'm safe! Now I'm coming for you, Mudagog!" 😈

The companions of Amron reaches the edge of the table too and the game is finished.
Amron: Well done my loyal servants, now the way to Arnalos is free. My glorious destiny will be played in that place "  💪

The PCs gain a reward of 4xp.

Sesshomaru Shroran the Death Dancer

Intrigued by my first nippon character, I decided to repaint an old RAFM Death Dancer I owm from my teenager years (this will be its third repaint 😉).

The design of the Death Dancer has some vague bond with a samurai armor, especially the "kilt".
I decided to paint it ispired by the paint scheme of an anime character: Sesshomaru from the Inuyasha cartoon. I've painted the skull faces as red oni masks.





Sesshomaru beside Nistume.

The old painted Death Dancer (I painted it in 2013)

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Nitsume Fumge the Half-Hobgoblin of Haikido

I painted a Laughing Monk miniature I bought some years ago. I decided to finally paint her as an alternative oldhammer half-hobgoblin ronin from Nippon: Nitsume Fumge of Haikido. She would be a nice addition for a colourful warband in Sellswords & Spellslingers solo/cooperative games.
Maybe I could consider to include some foundry ex-citadel orientals.


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

[Sellswords] Battle Report: The call of the chaos beast

Today I played the seventh scenario of my Solo campaign of "Sellswords & Spellslingers". The basic scenario was ispired, with some minor changes, from the rulebook: The Summoning of an ancient Evil pg50.

An Orc Shaman is summoning a Chaos Beast: a Manticore. The PCs must try to prevent this.

Mudagog, the Orc Shaman, was angry. Some strangers had violated his domains and killed many of his minions. Their leader is a powerful Purple Sorcerer and should not be underestimated. He decided to
subdue, with a shamanic ritual, a Manticore. Then the chaos beast will hunt and kill his enemies.
He was at the height of the ritual when the shake of his minions distracted him. The Purple Sorcerer was coming!
Mudagog: "Gorka and Morka curse him! It's too soon! I need time to finish the ritual! Greenskin's brothers, stop them!"
Mudagog has few hopes about his greenskin minions, but maybe they could live enough to gain some time to complete the ritual.

Overview of the board with foes and PCs deployed



Border Princes map (red star indicate the place where the scenario is played, zoom the picture)

CABAL of GRACIALE 93xp (3 are unspenct)
 AMRON MALIOCCO GRACIALE "the Bringer of Hope"  29xp
Traits: Spellcaster (20xp), Fireball (5xp), Alchemy (Heal) lvl1.
Negative Traits: Greedy (-5xp)
Silver pieces: 130 Equipment: Potion of Heal 
Amron is the bastard son of the rich merchant and explorer Dante Graciale of Tobaro. He is an half elf. His father never said much about Amron's elf mother. He simply told him that his mother chose his name before abandoning him and that she was a witch. Being an half elf and the result of an illicit relationship, Amron could not be officially recognized by the Graciale family, however his father grew him as his son and he could enjoy a comfortable life. When he was an adult, he finds out to have the spellcaster gift and his father paid a magician to teach him. Dissatisfied with the limiting lessons of his teacher, he decided to begin a journey in the Border Princes, where he could test is magic skills and learn magic faster.


 DAETHSKAR "the Dark Knight" 35xp
Traits: Armor lvl2 (12xp), Fighter: Axe lvl3 (15xp), Shield lvl2 (8xp)
Negative Trait: Burly
Silver Pieces: 247
Daethskar is an animated armor, created by Amron during one of his magic experiments.
He is the loyal body guard of Amron. He follows and protects his master wherever he goes.


GROGMILDA "the Half Orc" 12xp
Traits: Fighter: 2-handed blade lvl2 (10xp), Strong
Negative Trait: Impulsive
Grogmilda was a petty warband leader defeated by the Cabal.
Amron was impressed by the strenght of the Half Orc and decided to recruit her in his company.
 

The TWINS 10xp
Traits: Armor lvl1 (6xp), Danger Sense (4xp)
Silver Pieces: 207 
The Twins is/are just a goblin mutant mercenary hired by Amron.

 Mudagog, the Orc Shaman, and his minions:


Amron and his cabal advance toward the ancient ruins.
An ambush of a goblin is quickly resolved by the Twins.
Amron: "Move fast, you fools! The ritual of that impious creature should be stopped!" 😣

Another goblin ambusher is finished by the Twins, while three goblins are burned by the fireball of Amron.

Grogmilda charge impetuously the orc shaman, but a magic force field reject her and Mudagog injure her with a magic shot.
Grogmilda: " Coward pig! Face me like a real orc! Do not hide yourself behind the magic!" 😤

Amron is charged by an horde of orcs and receive two wounds, however he kill an orc and two more are slained by daethskar after he yet killed three goblins who dared to charge him.
Amron: "Wretched beggars! How did they dare to raise their filthy blades on me?!" 😠

Grogmilda finally break the magic force field and charge Mudagog, seriously injuring him.
Grogmilda: "Finally! You are mine, now! You will perish on the blade of my axe!" 😈
Mudagog: "Stupid half-breed brat! You can't defeat the true power!" 😡

Unfortunatelly is too late, the Manticore is finally recalled while Grogmilda is defeated and the killed by a good hit from Mudagog. However Mudagog (and another goblin) himself is defeated by a fireball of Amron.
Mudagog: "Silly girlie! You almost killed me, but you are dead meat now, and your master is doomed too!" 😠 Then he flees to lick his wounds in his hideout.

The Manticore charge Daethskar. The titanic fight begins.

Amron try to cast a fireball, but the magic winds betray him and he could not cast fireballs anymore.
Amron: "Damn misfortune! I've lost my magical powers! Right now in the moment of the decisive battle! The gods know how to be mocking." 😔

Amron decides that Grogmilda is a precious ally, too useful to leave her dead, then order to the Twins to save the body, later he will resurrect her.
The Twins: "We don't understand why save dead meat (and don't eat it), but we obey."

Seen himself useless without his fireball spell, Amron decide to take the body of Grogmilda personally, while the Twins charge the Manticore.
Amron: "What a humiliation, having to bear this weight!" 😞

Amron continue to move away from the fight, a goblin try to shot him with his short bow, but he dodge it. The fight continue, the twins lost two wounds, while daethskar one. The Manticore has still two wounds.
Amron: "That arrow was too close!" 😓

Finally, with a powerful and lucky blow, Daethskar kill the Manticore

Amron painfully drag the body of Grogmilda out of the board.
Amron: "Well done Daethskar, as always you are my most trusted minion! Then we must rest and take care of our many injuries. I will pay many coins for the resurrection of this green big woman, I hope it will be a good investment for the future, at least." 😒

The PCs gain a reward of 8xp. Amron pay 500 silver pieces for the resurrection of Grogmilda.