Sunday, 23 July 2017

Stirrings From Aeroth

It had been over a year since the Boar Company had last seen action when Grimli led his stalwart troops against their longtime foe, Marik Goldhelm.

Once again, Marik had slipped through their fingers and the very thought made Grimli bristle with anger. They had lost several stalwart companions on that fateful day both to the toxic surroundings of the North Woods and at the hands of the rogue sorcerers black powers.

The North Woods can be deadly

Since then, things had been quiet with the Boar Company carrying their dead and wounded back to the great frontier fortress of Dur Zamor before once again venturing out into the frontier country in search of Marik.

True to form, Marik had vanished without a trace and rumour has been circulating that he met a sticky end some months back at the hands of a Horned Folk warband. Grimli grunted sourly at the thought. There was no way that the cursed rogue had died so easily. The Boar Company had sworn a mighty oath over the graves of their fallen kin that they would not stop until Marik was brought low by fine Dwarven steel.

Unfortunately, the Orcish brutes who had survived the massacre of Krull's winter encampment were on the warpath again and the Boar Company had been forced to suspend their search for Marik to carry out their duty to their lords and defend the frontier from all foes.

The Orcs continue to be a problem but the Dwarves have erected several frontier forts, overlooking the Endless Plains and from these fortifications, bands of warriors have time and time again harried the Orcish forces and rained down fire from their mighty gun batteries.

With reinforcements, the Boar Company are once again setting out into the wilderness in search of their foe and this time, there will be a reckoning.

Well! I can't believe it's been over six months since I posted here! I've been so busy with other projects that the adventures of the stoic Dwarves somewhere on the border have been overlooked. I plan on remedying this as soon as possible but I am moving house at present so being able to do anything hobby related is proving to be quite a challenge!

Lightning strike on the Endless Plains as seen from the Old Road

Still, I have got several sculpts (including something very big) ready for paint and just need to get some time to sit down and get them painted before carrying on the saga of The Boar Company.

Hopefully I'll get chance to play out a game or two with Marik meeting some sort of justice but I suspect the sneaky toerag will escape to bedevil the frontier in the future. I am also hoping to introduce my fresh take on some of the denizens of the frontier, namely the Orcs, or Gorathians as they are becoming known.

I am also developing some ideas for the inhabitants of Pinecliff, the nearest Human settlement to the goings on on the border so watch this space!

In the meantime, All the best!

Monday, 2 January 2017

Boar Company Outrider


Well it's 2017 and I have finally finished another couple of figures for my Aeroth project in the form of a Boar Company Outrider and a second Cavern Dweller:


Patrolling the high mesas of the Dwarven territories is very hard on even the sturdiest of Dwarven machines so they make use of Razorback mounted cavalry which act as the eyes and ears of some of the independent companies that roam the wilds and protect the borders from marauding Goblin tribes, Orcish Horde expeditions and all manner of dangerous beasts.

 An Outrider encounters a pair of Cavern Dwellers

Sturdy, tough and belligerent, Razorbacks are perfectly matched to their Dwarven riders who are in turn fiercely loyal to their porcine mounts. In combat the rider will goad their mount into a ferocious, squealing charge whilst crouching behind their bladed lance. If the initial impact of half a ton of pig and it's fierce tusks doesn't finish the job, the riders fierce lance will.

Used to operating independently for long periods of time, the Outrider is usually a grizzled veteran of the border wars who wants to spend time exploring and defending their homeland from all comers. Foraging off the land, these hardy souls and their mounts can stay in the field for much longer than the armoured vehicles of the Dwarven Holds in the harshest of terrain.

Cavern Dwellers

I'm slowly putting together a Cavern Dweller warband and have one or two more part painted which will hopefully allow me to field some more interesting forces against my Boar Company from time to time...

I'm actually having a bit of a ponder about Aeroth in general as I am finding it moving away from a post apocalyptic fantasy setting to incorporate elements of science fantasy. For example, the Dwarven holds are going to be fielding battle armour, war golems and all manner of steam powered tech whilst the Elves are getting a complete redesign and even the Orcish horde have been given some much needed re-evaluation. 

Hopefully over the course of 2017 I will be able to flesh things out a bit but in the meantime, All the Best!