A look at Arcane Legions

Also at PAX, there was a lot of hubub around the Arcane Legions booth. This game is some kind of semi-collectible, semi-prepainted miniatures game. Semi-collectible because, from what I hear, it just isn’t that hard to find anything in particular. You can buy a random box of minis for your faction rather than having to ...

Warmachine at PAX

Well, there was quite a bit of Warmachine stuff going on at PAX. The biggest part of that, of course, was the new Retribution force. Privateer Press actually sold out of the new plastic myrmidon jacks, or else I’d be overlooking them right now. But there’s a whole lot of Retribution stuff out there. The ...

Monsterpocalypse NOW from PAX 3

At PAX, I got to visit the Privateer Press booth. I spoke with some of the developers, one of them told me that they have all of the Monsteropocalypse sets built up through set nine, (although sets seven through nine are still subject to some change). No one let slip too much about things that ...

Rorsch and Brine

I recently finished a commission for the minion warlock duo Rorsh and Brine. This pair of pigs has gotten very muddy in their fights: For the weathering effects on these two, I added quite a bit of mud splatter, and made the base a little glossy by simply adding some ‘ard coat. The mud on ...

A Note From the Painter-In-Training

As Garden Ninja’s business manager and painter-in-training, I’ve been practicing my skills by copying some of Drew’s paint schemes. I’m not quite where I want to be yet, but I’m getting there. (To anyone looking to improve at painting–or any skill for that matter–I highly recommend exercises in mimicry. The results may not be original, ...

Ultra Rakadon in throwback style

I really like Monsterpocalypse. There’s a lot to like about throwing an opposing monster into a building, or slamming him across the board. The strategy is quite a bit deeper than any other collectible game that I’ve seen, and yet they’ve made it so that force selection isn’t the whole game. The minis are nice ...

Nice new Green from Freebooter

This new green has just shown up on Freebooter Miniatures’ website. For anyone whose ever wanted a steampunk cowboy with two mechanical arms strapped to his back… well, behold. Freebooter miniatures is Werner Klocke’s personal line of miniatures. I guess this is what happens when he’s not doing some fantastic mini for Reaper or epic ...

Oracle Dragon Spotted!

A few years ago, a smaller miniatures company called Valiant Miniatures had a very neat idea for an outstanding miniature. They marketed it as “the biggest damn mini ever” and made it into a limited edition resin kit. Then they unveiled Viszeralyn- the Oracle Greater Dragon. This miniature stands two feet tall, making most of ...

Classic Praetorian Guard

I have a thing for classic minis. I’m not sure that I understand it all myself. I mean, for the most part, mini quality has risen over time, and most “classic” miniatures need a little more attention to make them pop out. When I received a commission to do Praetorian Guardsmen, I was very excited. ...

Iron Kingdoms Un-official Announcement-like-thing! 2

With the recent excitement over Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG (it sold out of its first print run entirely) there has been some talk about whether or not Privateer Press’ Iron Kingdoms setting will turn to Pathfinder. The Iron Kingdoms setting is also the setting for Warmachine and Hordes, but the RPG used the Dungeons and Dragons ...