Monday, April 3, 2017

Some 15mm Squigs for my Orcs

Hey addicts, LA here. Got just a little bit of time for some brushwork this weekend so I busted this unit out for my 15mm Orcs.

Stands of fire and forget artillery for the orcs. If you can control them, you can get them moving forward and then just release them to wreak havoc on the enemy lines before they are destroyed. Flaming pigs basically. But better hope they don't circle back before they get there and attack your lines.

I've got 16 orc horde stands (50mm x 50mm) I'm working on now. They can be used as 1's and 2's or can be one giant horde. They fight in a mob, have very little defense, and will fight till blown and then disappear. Think ancient Germans.

After that, a couple of heavy two handed axe units and some command and the Orcs are pretty much dusted.

High elves are on sticks and primed. They are next.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Brief Update from the Workshop of Doom - 15mm Undead

Thought I would post up some 15mm Undead Army pics since I was clearing them off my phone. Been a while.

Another massive 15mm Demonworld Army. Over 50 units and command.Warriors, spears, bows, zombies, heavies, hvy cav, light cav, artillery, command, heroes and some specials. Not great pics but you can see the massiveness of it all. And these aren't recent, so there are another dozen not shown here.

Group shot before the the specials were done. 2 wings and a center. 
Right Wing 
Left Wing
Just a few of the special sub army groups pictured here. Quick pics on the paint table prior to flocking. These are all specialty troops to add some flavor to the ranks and ranks of standard undead fair.
Burning Legion Troops 

Spectral Legion Troops

Death Hurler and Screaming Skull Catapults

Hero and Legion Command of the Spectral Legion
Undead Mega Giant 
Giant with Leader and Hero for size comparison
More pics when I flock them over xmas break. Later folks.

Based for my own Mass Fantasy Battle Rules.


Monday, January 25, 2016

More Forces of Men for Dragon Rampant

Well, according to my plan, I need to finish about 6-8 units of infantry and cav to finish off 3 Human forces for Dragon Rampant. Over the weekend I started and completed (except for the banner) a 12 man archer unit made from old GW Bretonnians. I do all my bases at one time, so that will be an evening in itself. Here's a couple of quick shots. Enjoy:

The Baron is painting a Chaos force so I need to add a monster or something for those hard hitters. 


Orcs! Orcs! Orcs!

I can hear the cries from the villagers now.

Black Tree Designs had a fabulous Mega Sale on their fantasy figs, and at 50% off, they were really too hard to pass up. And since they have the old skool look and feel of OldHammer, well even better. I am a real fan of the old style Orcs from the 80's and 90's.

Besides pig-faced orcs, I always thought that the change from man sized orcs to ogre sized orcs was a real miscue. I know they wanted to make them more menacing and hulking, but they really just look like steroided freaks. If orcs existed in those universes and were as large and ravening as they are depicted, I don't care how much infighting there is the humans would have been dead long ago. No contest.

So I prefer the man-sized, evil and rangy looking greenskins for my orcs. So a nice sized starter army has been bought or regular and wild orcs to fill out my ranks for Dragon Rampant.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hello fellow lead addicts. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Years! Hope that it was productive on the family, friends, sanity or miniatures fronts.

While I had big plans, I had a much more modest approach when the rubber hit the road.

Favorite thing about vacation:
Sleeping in and then starting the day with Star Wars Battlefront on XBOX One. look for the ole lead addict creepin around. You'll find him there or still playing Titanfall.

I was less productiove on the finishing projects front, but I was pretty effective in a longer project I have been working on. Reboxing my mini cases. I have found the perfect plastic mini boxes that stack great on my bookshelves. I completed the reboxing and lining of my entire painted collections. So that was a big one.

I also got a bunch of figs built and mounted and ready to prime for Dragon Rampant. I now have a Bretonnian, Undead and Elf army mostly ready, a Dwarf army to be painted, and a Chaos Maruader army ready to be painted. Much fun, even though I swore I would never single base a Fantasy Army again in my life. I do have a bunch of new minis from the Dungeon Saga Kickstarter so an Infernal army isn't out of the question.

Hoping to get some painting done to finish off the Bretonnians or Undead this weekend, then the High Elves. Would be nice to button up those three first, then go to the new Armies.

Look at this plastic production model of Conan from the Conan boardgame Kickstarter. Most excellent. Delivery is way late, but honestly, as long as they take their time and delver what was promised at the quality they promised, I am ok. If they take the Mantic route and hurry everything and the end result is marginal, then what a loss. HEre's hoping...

And I failed to mention we have a new protector in the workshop. Cobbled together from teeth of a hell hound and mostly piss and vinegar we now have Bourbon the Protector running around causing havoc and keeping intruders at bay with the other guardians Barley and Reggie. BE afraid. Be very afraid.

Happy painting gang.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas, Everyone

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone from the old Workshop of Doom.

Regardless of your belief system, whether you say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, or celebrate any other of the end of the calendar year, passing into winter celebrations or ceremonies, I just wanted to say I wish you and your families all the best in health, happiness, and love for the coming year.

We all have such a limited time here together, so enjoy the time you can get with those you love, and tell them so. Fill your cup up with their reflected warmth. And live a life worth living.

Now, back to stirring these caldrons. They ain't gonna stir themselves.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Vacation Means Workshop of Doom Fun!

Well fair readers of the old Blog, it's been a really busy couple of years for the Leadaddict. Between Coaching Football, Being a Football Parent, selling my business, huge demands at work, and an incredibly busy family life, there ain't been many candles burned in the old Workshop of Doom.

But I am here to tell you, the ole addict is gonna have some time to hit this thing right. Starting tomorrow I am on vacation til January 4th. And beside all of my family and friend commitments and the holiday, this old grognard is gonna paint and build armies and terrain. I can't wait. Here's what's on the block to be worked on. A nice mix of old and new:

Lead Addict's Vacation Projects 

28mm Post Apoc Teams
High Elves – Singles
High Elves – Bases
Dwarven – Singles
Frost Grave
·         3 Warbands
·         4 Special Characters
·         Undead

28mm Post Apoc
Epic Buildings

I have gotten all of the Frostgrave stuff from the first two Nickstarters and have been working on terrain, so I am looking forward to finishing some ruins and knocking out some warbands.

Since Dragon Rampant is coming out soon, I need to get some armies ready for that. I have Undead mostly done, generic human medieval (bretonnians) mostly done, and a couple of units of Dwarves started. Need to get a full complement of High Elves and Dwarves finished.

A couple of us Basement Generals have agreed to dust off our Necromunda and play some this winter, I have 3 gangs done, time to dust off the unpainted ones and paint them up and have more options and base paint my terrain.

And as the Baron and I get ready for our Fistful of Lead: Wasteland Warriors Kickstarter, time to paint some more figs and finish more have finished terrain.

And I continue to lust after Onslaughts Epic figs. So I may put in a small notTau order and have some 6mm fun as well.

Ambitious. Yes, But as I get back into the swing of things, I wanted to limit my choices, but have a variety I would enjoy. So If I get a unit form each category I'll be happy. We shall see...

Best wishes and Merry Christmas to all

Lead Addict