Unit fillers and board games

Hello Mug ‘O’ Dice readers.

I have not been in a great place recently, so I’ve taken some time to relax and reflect. This has given me an opportunity to get some painting done and plan further projects. Warhammer 8th Edition may be on the way out, but I am determined to finish off my Empire ‘Witch Hunter’ themed army, and Bugman’s based Dwarf army.

To that end I have completed two unit fillers for Bugman’s large Ranger unit. I plan for the main Dwarf himself to feature in this unit eventually, but I’m building the troops up first. I have put together two 40mm bases using the theme of camp canteen. One of these features a ranger drinking a mug of Bugman’s XXX whilst leaning on his crossbow, for this I used a classic citadel drunken dwarf. The second base features a Halfling cook from ‘Warploque miniatures’ and a female dwarf cook from ‘Lead adventures’, hovering around a camp fire. I have planned a third base, to complete the set, but still await the arrival of the minis. Here’s how it all went together:

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Even though my mood has been low recently I have been trying to keep myself busy; and my spirits high by getting involved with a local gaming club. I’ve been planning to attend the ‘Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts’ for a while now, and last Wednesday I took my opportunity. They are currently playing a Warhammer 40K campaign based on the Badab War. I do not currently play 40K, luckily other games are played at this club, for example they are currently running a blood bowl league. I originally went just to see what the club was like when a friendly group of younger gamers invited me to join them. We played two card based games ‘Dixit’, and ‘Coup’, I had great fun. It was good mixing with like-minded people just chilling out playing board games, I definitely intend to return, and I might even dust off and repaint my Halflings for a spot of blood bowl.

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Future plans I have embarked on include collecting a wide range of female Dwarf warriors; for a unit of shield maidens, to represent the fairer sex in my Dwarven army. I’ve already found some lovely sculpts through ‘Oathsworn miniatures’, and ‘Reaper miniatures’ I plan to have around 20 to 30; to form a good strong unit. Keeps your eyes peeled for this development.

In light of the changes to Warhammer Fantasy, I have decided to make a small investment in a Warmachine / Hordes army to see if I enjoy that game. I had toyed with the idea of going with Menoth, but the foce that has attracted me most is Circle Orobos, so I think I go for them, I just love the Warpwolf and Satyr models.

It is Salute 2015 on April 25th, The day is booked off, and my ticket secured, I’m really looking forward to this as I missed it last year. I’ll be posting pics and showing off my wares.

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