A pair of D&D models today – two of the heroes from the Wrath of Ashardalon board game I finished the monsters from awhile back. And yes, this pair’s completion was indeed motivated by getting them done and off the desk. Since both were about 60%-70% done it wasn’t too bad to just knuckle down and move them on.
They’re not great models by any means, but as older D&D board game models go they’re not the worst, either. I went for somewhat stereotypical colours for the Paladin, and a slightly more Strange-ly inspired scheme for the Sorcerer
I don’t have anything else especially witty to add here. They’re done. Obviously they fit well into FRPG gaming, especially D&D/PF but they may even stand a chance of seeing the tabletop once we get back to those D&D board games down the road..
…and of course – Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got Challenge.
My first completed model of 2021 is this delapidated old truck, known as “Old Betsy”. It’s one of the additional models over and beyond the basics that are exclusive to the 10th Anniversary Edition of LNoE, which I picked up late last year before passing my old copy of the base game to a friend. Now if only the cat hadn’t pissed on the 10th Anv. rulebook and a couple of expansion pack-in rule slips while I had them out for painting reference… (FUCK!)
I had a bit of fun with this one, going to town with several methods of weathering to show flaked paint, old rust, dings and dents, dust and some dried mud and dirt where appropriate.
As with the horde or Zombies I finally completed recently, Old Betsy can be used in a variety of games outside of LNoE. We recently played through the entire campaign of Zombicide Night of the Living Dead, and we used Old Betsy throughout in preference to the cardboard car chit in almost all of the scenarios (excepting the time or two we drove around like maniac Mad Max War Boys knocking over the Zombies – needing the placement spots on the car!)
Obviously, aside from various Zombie-themed board games, Betsy can also work in any modern game, other zombie games and also quite a few post-apoc ones as well. It might even work in a game like Fallout with it’s retro stylings! As my first model of 2021 it is my submission to Ann’s First of the Year Painting Challenge – as well as falling in the window for Dave’s Paint What You Got Challenge.
We’ll conclude with a scale shot, showing Sherriff Anderson, Billy and Jake next to Betsy, about to be swarmed by a horde of the living dead….