Kings of War: Vanguard – Battlefield Objectives Runestones/Standing Stones

Mantic Games Kings of War: Vanguard – Battlefield Objectives Runestones/Standing Stones

I did manage to paint a small amount of actual terrain in August – I managed to leverage Dave Stone’s Season of Scenery Challenge enough to get me to finish this set of 12 Runestone/Standing Stones/Menhirs. I painted them in greys and then added both browns and greens via both paint and weathering powders to give them some visual interest by representing dirt, moss and other outdoorsy muck

Mantic Games Kings of War: Vanguard – Battlefield Objectives Runestones/Standing Stones

Or perhaps they’re better described as two sets of six? Here you can see both sides of each of the three sculpts. The interesting thing is I can’t for the life of me remember where they came from. I mean, it’s pretty obvious that they came from a Kicjstarter, especially since they’re made from PVC. It’s the pretty good PVC that CMoN tends to use, rather than the cheap, sticky, garbage PVC often used by Mantic or Reaper, but I’m still not sure where they came from. I did check the campaign pages for HATE, Blood Rage and even Mantic’s Terraincrate, but couldn’t see them in any of those, which doesn’t mean I didn’t just miss seeing them… but if you recognise these, please do let me know in the comments and I’ll be able to amend the post title. 🙂

edit – thanks to Kuribo who recognised them from Mantic’s Kings of War Vanguard Kickstarter – so they’re Terrain Crate-adjacent. Here’s the current bundle that they’re available from at retail.

Mantic Games Kings of War: Vanguard – Battlefield Objectives Runestones/Standing Stones

My Vikings are a tad inaccessable to me at the moment, so Kirashi kindly helped me by grabbing some Barbarian types to pose with the stones and provide scale. As with a lot of other scatter, these are pretty versatile for use in both fantasy and historical games, as well as the more fantastic side of sci-fi, such as 40k… There’s a little more of August’s stuff to post up yet, which I should get done over the next week or so.

Vikings, Átján!

Wargames Foundry Vikings, Saga, VIK043 Viking Berserker Champions, Raven Banner, Viking Banner
Well, I powered through and finished the last two of my Viking Berserker models. This pair are the banner or standard bearer models from that Wargames Foundry VIK043 Viking Berserker Champions set that I mentioned the other day. As I mentioned my disappointment with the lack of banner poles for either of these models the other day, so these two sat, pushed to the back of the painting table until they were selected for the first Tray, so again with the limited choice helping me with an active “just fucking get them done” mentality with models I’m really not enthused about painting.
Wargames Foundry Vikings, Saga, VIK043 Viking Berserker Champions, Raven Banner, Viking Banner
The banner poles are brass rod, the end caps are the business end of war picks, cut to shape from the GW Chaos Marauders boxed set. The Wolf Banner was taken from the Don’t Roll a One blog via GIS and the Raven Banner was created by combining a piece of “Viking” style raven art with a “Viking Flag”, both found via image searches and then edited together in Photoshop. I then overpainted much of the detail on both, to get rid of that printed shine, and painted both banners with PVA glue to make them a little more Matt Hardy and then varnished them to finish. Neither are my best work, but they’ll do well enough on the table, and when I have a really good looking Viking banner bearer model, I’ll put much more effort into their Raven (or whatever) Banner.
Wargames Foundry Vikings, Saga, VIK043 Viking Berserker Champions, Raven Banner, Viking Banner
Since I just finished the other two the other day, it makes sense to have a group shot of the four of them together. I’ve now only got one more Foundry Viking model to go (aside from a few more wacky ones), some models that are essentially Not-Vikings and then there will be a few mroe metal vikings from other manufacturers, and then they’ll all be done. Well, I say all. Then I can start on the boxes of plastics…