Mantic Games – Free Rules: Kings of War 3e, Warpath.

More free stuff. I almost wrote “more free shit” but speaking from my own personal gaming experience, Kings of War is anything but shit.

Kings of War 3rd Edition

Kings of War is a block-unit-based, mass battle fantasy game – similar to Warhammer Fantasy Battles (or 9th Age), though I actually prefer KoW vastly over WHFB.

They had the sampler up the other day, but these are the new, full rules. They come with 2 army lists, but more are available via other books and EasyArmy.

Warpath

Warpath is broadly similar to 40k. I haven’t played it personally, though it appears to have good reviews and feedback.

Enjoy! 🙂

Mantic Dwarf Berserker Lord – March Might & Magic Painting Challenge

Mantic Dwarf Berserker Lord

After my first post in awhile the other day, I’ve started looking a bit more at posts from others (aside from Bogenwald, who keeps tuirning up in my email with short & sweet posts that have been easy to keep up to date with). Yesterday morning, I saw a new post from Ann, of the Immaterium where she was introducing a painting challenge for April, and mentioned that her current (March) challenge ended on the 3rd of April. if you’re reading this blog, there’s a reasonable chance that you know I do enjoy a painting challenge, and also that I burned out on running them (amongst other things) late last year. So seeing a challenge that ended in 2 1/2 days, what could I do? I sat down at my mostly-abandoned painting desk, spied a model that was basically 90% base coated with a small touch of shading done and finished that fucker up over the course of the day (in between going out a couple of times to buy apocalypse supplies.)

Mantic Dwarf Berserker Lord

That fucker, in this case, is the Mantic Dwarf Berserker (not a Slayer, oh no!) Lord. One of Mantic’s older metal models, but very much one of their better ones from the early era. I painted him as a Slayer, because those are the models he’ll be going alongside in my collection, and without too much extra-fanciful decoration, because amongst the Slayer models I’ve accumulated over the years, this guy makes for a nice solid grunt rather than a Lord.

Ann’s March Challenge, the “March Might & Magic Painting Challenge” is still up for a few minutes under another 24 hours, so it’s also possible (but not guaranteed) that I may be able to complete a second model that fits the “Might” category. I’ve even been working on it a bit today (yeah, it was started months ago) but there are SO many little detaily bits that it could easily go either way. Thanks, Rackham!

Oh, and a huge thanks to Ann as well – if not for your post, I wouldn’t have gotten motivated to finish this guy or probably do any painting at all much more beyond the very generic desire to get rid of a few annoying cages off the desk.