Monday, 19 September 2011

Early Citadel Hill Giant.

Sure I can fit this brute of a chap in somewhere...

"Yes, they are skulls around my waist. Big whoop, wanna fight about it??"

He is the "FF15-2 Hill Giant swinging Club" from late 1982. To be honest, compared to todays miniatures he hardly rates as a 'Giant' anymore but he could be a rather surly beserker in one of the warbands...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Viking Blade Fodder / Monks!

After much deliberation on where to buy some monks for the Vikings to slaughter I decided on the Monks/Clerics pack from Redoubt Enterprises.

I went for the 9 pack (all of the above plus one corpse not shown) but you can also get them in a pack of 5 consisting of the group to the right of the picture. I liked the kneeling monk (as Paul of the Man Cave would say "Lord protect us from the fury of the Northmen") and at £10 for 9 figures you can't go wrong!

The monks gather.

Hopefully they shouldn't be too much work and they can join my current solitary monk Brother Thomas who was beginning to be concerned he was the only one to face the heathen invader...

Brother Thomas.

Brother Thomas is an old Citadel Miniatures chap I have owned for many years. I bought him in about 1982 for 40p and he has graced many wargames tables and RPG's over the years. He has certainly faced far worse things than one or two angry Danes with axes. Battles that spring to mind include the legendary 'Bloodbath at Orcs Drift', the 'Nightmare in Blackmarsh', 'The Battle of Dalion Pass' (the only game I am aware of thats had intelligent baboons fighting on one side!), 'How Red Was My Valley' (regarding the case of the missing Count von Bulow) the defence of the Principality of Francovia and the 'Return of Martin the Liche-Lord and the Wars of Spite'. Other characters involved included the dwarf lords Clando the Bane and Torak Dragonhelm IX (bearer of the Runesword Casmakis), the 'Scarlet Plumes' (a kind of roaming police force made up of Runequest miniatures), Harboth & the Black Mountain Boys (Citadel Orcs before they went really spikey), Mengil Manhides company of Dark Elves and even a Slann raiding party after slaves and booty. Hmmm, last one sounds familiar...anyway, enough reminiscing!

The other options were the excellent Wargames Foundry 'jolly monks', the various Gripping Beast monks and the Conquest Games '12th Century Benedictine' monks.

Wargames Foundry.

Gripping Beast.

Conquest Games.

Pictures are from the respective websites.