Category Archives: Splintered Light

Mini Update: Flexi-scale Fanticide mounted brownies

If I had planned ahead I’d have taken some scale comparison shots of these 2 next to 15mm and 28mm brethren. As it is you’ll need to take my word for it that the brownies themselves are scale-wise the same as Splintered Light Miniatures sprites and fawns (which is really quite small) so these scale perfectly well with 10mm upwards in my opinion.

I bought these as a pack from Northstar during a sale though they come from Oz in the first place – Eureka Miniatures – as 10mm woodland creatures.

28mm 15mm Fanticide FANFA07  Fae Brownie & Spryte Masters 28mm 15mm Fanticide FANFA07  Fae Brownie & Spryte Masters

Those About to Die: 15mm Gladiators

This is one of those pipe-dream-projects that has actually taken a step forward! I’ve always been interested in the ‘Gladiator’ thing and quite interested in playing games based around the arena.

I picked up some rules a while back from 2 Hour Wargames – Red Sand Black Moon – Fantasy Gladiatorial Combat then the historical (original?) version Red Sand Blue Sky. Skimmed through but never played – typical scenario.

Anyway, nothing was ever going to happen without some little men so I picked up a set from Rebel Minis and followed them up with a host from Museum Miniatures when I deemed ‘4’ did not offer enough choice. 15mm of course.

15mm Gladiators Arena Rex warriors Rebel Minis Museum Miniatures
15mm Gladiators from Rebel Minis

Now these Gladiators are not comparable to the likes seen with the new Arena Rex which are very impressive. But, not wanting to sound tight (I’m not, really), this gives you nearly thirty Gladiators for less than the price of 1 Arena Rex miniature. I like the Rebel Minis ones quite a lot. The Museum Miniatures are a bit of a mixed bag – some okay, some meh, some bleh. But then, if you don’t love your mini, you don’t mind when they die in the arena!

Various ‘arena’ ideas and stalled terrain projects have yet to produce a definitive playing area for the games themselves. But that will come.

Here are the Museum Gladiators – pack of 24 with 12 sculpts for £7.50 (duplicates not painted and not included).

15mm Gladiators Arena Rex warriors Rebel Minis Museum Miniatures
15mm Gladiators from Museum Miniatures
15mm Gladiators Arena Rex warriors Rebel Minis Museum Miniatures
15mm Gladiators from Museum Miniatures
15mm Gladiators Arena Rex warriors Rebel Minis Museum Miniatures
15mm Gladiators from Museum Miniatures

And here is one of the many Fantasy Gladiators  from Splintered Light Miniatures.

Splintered Light 15mm Reptilian Gladiator Splintered Light 15mm Reptilian Gladiator

Scale Adventures: Mix and Matching scales (again)

Never one to be happy being force fed ‘miniature lines’ and ‘must use’ scales or particular models, I do like to experiment a little.

For example, here we have some rather excellent 10mm Hobbits from Copplestone Castings. The detail and character captured at this scale is amazing.

10mm Copplestone Castings Halflings 10mm Copplestone Castings Halflings

Now, you’d think 10mm Hobbits next to other scales would be ridiculous. Hobbits are already tiny. Well, perspective is all in the eye of the beholder. Continue reading Scale Adventures: Mix and Matching scales (again)

Game of Thrones: 15mm Night’s Watch

Okay. okay, not entirely spot on – or close – but I decided to paint up these fine 15mm Dark Age Early Saxon’s from Splintered Light Miniatures in the ‘style’ of the Night’s Watch from Game of Thrones.

(Imagination says they are a troop from an earlier – or later – period than depicted in the TV series – so there!)

I also decided to play around with my Silhouette cutter and make a bunch of shields.

15mm Dark Ages Splintered Light Game of Thrones Night's Watch

You can see from this early test run an attempt to produce one of the Night’s Watch shields that carried their oath (far right). Didn’t work.

15mm Dark Ages Splintered Light Game of Thrones Night's Watch
15mm Dark Ages Splintered Light Game of Thrones Night’s Watch

So I thought a simple crow image would be more effective. In the process I opted to do a few ‘alternatives’ that, if not useful for these guys, I could use at a later stage.

15mm Dark Ages Splintered Light Game of Thrones Night's Watch

The planned Photo paper printed shields and auto-cutting of the Silhouette worked out pretty well. One draw back, which was anticipated, was the need to double up the shield thickness by using two shields stuck together. And the need to paint the edges and back.

An unexpected draw back was the effect of white tack on the shield fronts that I used to stick them down while painting the backs. This meant having to paint in the black afterwards again. Bother!

15mm Dark Ages Splintered Light Game of Thrones Night's Watch

That aside, here is the finished unit;

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The Dwargs arrive! or 20mm Splintered Light Dwarves

Time for more dwarf-goodness. I love my dwarves, nearly as much as Tim loves his.

This is a bit of a scale comparison though that arose out of the desire to have a full 12-dwarf shooter contingent should I get round to playing Dragon Rampant at any point soon.

I’ve already got an ‘army’ but they are based around some old Pendraken 10mm dwarves which, if you’ve seen them, actually scale pretty well as normal size dwarves in true 15mm (they are about 10-12mm tall). Plenty of shooters there.

However, they do not scale so well with Demonworld or other more generously proportioned dwarves which meant I was short a few shooters. I thought I’d paint up a few of the 20mm dwarves I recently (a year ago) bought from Splintered Light. Terrific miniatures but obviously a bit larger than 15 or even 18mm.

Anyway, here is a rogues gallery and you can be your own judge as to if these fellas can stand alongside their other brethren or not.

20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
2 chaps from the Demonworld Empire range.
20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
LtoR: SLM 20mm, TTG 15mm, Demonworld 15mm, Peter Pig (? I think) 15mm.
20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
The 3 ‘ranger’ shooter types from Splintered Light miniatures
20mm Splintered Light Miniatures Dwarf
The 3 ‘ranger’ shooter types from Splintered Light miniatures

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