Anyone that has dabbled in 15mm fantasy miniatures in recent years will be aware of the splendid barbarians produced by the excellent Mark Copplestone. Alongside the rather larger Demonworld range, these are easily amongst my favourite miniatures. Indeed, one of my earliest posts to this blog was inspired by a round of painting some of these up.
Little point of note – it has come to my attention that Angel Barracks who formerly produce some very fine 6mm stuff has turned his attention to 15mm Conan and has started to create an impressive range. Should that be your area of interest I suggest you pay him a visit. I will be at some point when painting queue permits. Crom’s Anvil.
Hope they provide a source of inspiration for your 15mm Conan gaming or Barbarian Hordes.
Admittedly it was a while back that I was looking to take part in a Frostgrave tournament at my local club. Other things got in the way but I did begin the process of gathering a warband together for the purpose (half the fun really).
I decided I wanted a Crossbowman (Marksman) in the band. Whilst I had plenty of human types for this purpose I decided to make mine a dwarf – but which one? Rummage, rummage, rummage. I found a recent purchase from Hasslefree Miniatures which was perfect. But I also came across a couple of very old Citadel dwarfs from way back. The paint jobs were not terrible so I decided to touch them up a bit and give them a new opportunity to get on to the tabletop.
These rather sinister fellows are small in number and intended as the core of a skirmish force for the likes of Frostgrave, Song of Blades and Heroes or similar skirmish level games. Obviously they can do double-duty as a general and heroes in an undead army.
A post with two purposes I guess. One a further nod to Battle Valor. Presented below is their human NPC character pack which, as you can see, has quite a good range of useful humans to populate your fantasy world.
Secondly was to highlight a new offering from Thierry Ponsenard (Khardin on the 15mm Fantasy Facebook page) who has produced his first two sets of 15mm fantasy miniatures – his new site and the miniatures can be found here – Khadrin’s Miniatures. He has basically got off his butt and done what so many of us would like to do ourselves. So kudos to him. My two sets arrived last week and they are very finely detailed and well cast minis.
The reason I mention BV and Khadrin together is obviously the NPC theme of non-combatants for your table. BV would appear to have human’s pretty well covered and now Khadrin adds colourful orcs and elves. He is currently mulling over “what next” so I thought the pics of the painted BV humans might be helpful.
I’ve enjoyed painting up quite a host of the ‘plastic playing pieces’ that I got with Zombicide Black Plague (see related posts). As I’ve mentioned on various posts the quality of the miniatures included with this type of board game has come on in leaps and bounds in the recent past and Conan the Board Game is no exception.
The KS pledge turned up last year but I’ve been a bit slower in tackling the miniatures (still working on the ZBP stuff too). But I thought I should at least paint up the main characters from the core box below. Far less cartoony than the ZBP counterparts, they will easily do double-duty in other Fantasy systems/settings.
Miniature figure collector and painter (in that order) and solo wargamer whose opponent has lost his gaming mojo
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