Sunday, 23 August 2015

Assorted Gubbins and Blog Organising!


I've been pondering adding some of my sci-fi interests up here, particularly all my stylised sculpts as well as some of the ranges of stuff that fits in with this blogs ethos of miniatures that are a bit different from the usual generic or grimdark fare that sadly consists of the majority of ranges currently available out there these days.

I think it might be a plan to put together some extra pages on this blog for each range which will prove a handy location to store all sorts of random gubbins that I find interesting without cluttering up the place too much...

I will post a bit of info about each range here before creating a separate page for them and hope to add the odd painted miniature from the ranges too over the coming months.

War of Ashes Shieldbash is a rather whimsical game produced by ZOMBIESMITH, the creator of the well known Quar range and is set in a world inhabited by all manner of quirky beings such as the True Antronians, Elvorix, Vidaar, Jaari, Ki-Kak and Kuld and just looking at the artwork, one is struck by just how much fun they are:

The world itself is equally interesting as the gods are feared due to their ineptitude and tendency to destroy stuff by accident and an unfortunate incident with a drunken priest, an escaped sacrifice and a temple burned to the ground has seen the world plunged into a new ice age as the sun has faded from a warming yellow to a worrying red.

The whimsy of the writing and illustration livens up what could be a rather bleak setting as each race has interesting reasons for fighting, be it the True Antronians wanting to bring peace by beating some sense into the warring Bucks, or the Jaari looking for someone to blame for their sacred volcano erupting or even the Ki-Kak who seek to meet out punishment to the Vidaar for wrecking their island paradise.

With this in mind, I recently ordered a warband of True Antronians and am looking forward to them arriving so I can have a bash at painting up a small skirmish force. The rules themselves are well written and beautifully illustrated and best yet, they are also played on a 2'x2' board which is perfect for the gamer on a budget and with limited space.

While they may not fit the style of my own sculpts, I think a couple of small warbands in their own right would be quite a bit of fun as the different factions battle for survival and hope to bring back the favour of the gods (preferably without gaining too much attention from the eager but destructive bunch)

Over the coming few days, I will be tweaking the blog and adding lots of assorted content so keep your eyes peeled!

All the best!

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