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Diary of a Wargames Butterfly

The ramblings of wargamer living on the edge

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July 20, 2017

Archives for December 2016

Eureka Hawkmoon Figures

I’ve always been a fan of Michael Moorcocks books, especially the Hawkmoon series so I was really excited to hear that Eureka had picked up the licence. After a long wait Eureka have released the first wave of figures from what will hopefully be a big range and I decided to order some figures. the

Painting Progress – The Captain

Its time for another Conan miniature and this time its ‘The Captain’ this is another generic character that is almost an amalgamation of many figures that appear in the Novels, but Monolith are basing the model on a figure that appeared in one of the unpublished stories ‘The Black Stranger’ (unpublished in Howards lifetime that

Painting Progress – Thak

Appearing in the 934 story ‘Rogues in the House’ Thak is an intelligent Man-Ape that Conan beats in combat (as Conan does) here is the model before painting and here it is afterwards, I’m especially proud of the red cloak which was a pain to get right

Genesis of a Wargamer – Part 3

If you’ve read the previous 2 parts of this series of articles about my introduction to wargaming (here and here) you will know that I’d spent my formative years in school playing lots of Role Playing Games and I had dipped my toe into wargaming but hadn’t actually finished an army or played a game.

Genesis of a Wargamer – Part 2

Carrying on from my last post (it’s here if you want to read it) it was late 1982 and my mates and I were playing Runequest and looking for a way to extend the campaign. I wanted to include big battles in the campaign and get away from the standard stuff that rpg games usually

Genesis of a Wargamer – Part 1

Over the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to be a member of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast and during that time I’ve spoken to a lot of people from the industry. The first question new guests on the podcast get asked is ‘How did you get into the hobby’ and generally these answers

What’s on the Paint Desk

After a break of a few weeks (blame work) its time to catch up on my regular feature ‘What’s on the Paint Desk’ Today my deck only contains 2 miniatures both of which are from the Conan game Thak – the man beast from ‘Rogues in the House’ which is nearly finished The Captain –

Painting Progress – Skuthus

After a short break whilst I based up some 28mm Napoleonic figures (see future post) I’m back to painting my Conan miniatures and today its the Skuthus miniature Now normally at this point I would give some information on the story that this miniature appeared in but I cant do that because Skuthus doesn’t actually appear in

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