Thursday, 30 April 2015

Praise for Kimeron Miniaturas scenics

Kimeron Miniaturas is a brazilian miniature manufacturer of pewter minis with a growing catalogue of fantasy range heroes and monsters. Recently they have started to produce ready to play resin terrain and their quality/price is simply impressive.

Yesterday I received their most recent set of scenics. This time it was a forest set, just in time for Forgotten King!

The set contains 11 tiles, half of them showing a brick road, and tons of forest props. Trees, stumps, rocks, mushroom patches, a full hero camp to stay the night... It even has a carriage with 4 horses, that while not fitting much with my chibi scale minis, was put on the photos for the sake of completeness. This set is not for sale on their store yet (I got it on pre-sale) but expect to see it on the near future.

The camp props are my favourite part, lovely!

Fending off a troll in base camp.

Some photos of the previous set, which was obviously Dungeons.

The full set on display, totally enough for a crawl.

The graves are 2 parts so you can leave them opened. They have skellie props that fit inside inside.
If used well yo can create some 2 level scenarios using stairs and columns.

There are lots of props: statues, chandeliers, gargoyles...

Chests, skellies, skull piles, loot, statues of evil gods...
 We couldn't stay ourselves from putting up a full diorama with all the sets and my minis from SDE and Arcadia Quest.

In all their glory
They also have a Tavern set I do not own (yet...).

The only bad thing about this range is that the pieces are solid resin so they are fragile (Don't let them fall to the ground!) and they weigh... a lot. The dungeon set had mostly tiles and small pieces so it was easier to store, but the trees on the new set will prove to be a hassle. Totally not what you're gonna bring to someone elses saturday gaming night. But they are awesome for home games.

Also, did I mention it feels awesome to make evil GM poses with this set?

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Skytrex US Navy WWII

The last post on naval miniatures was pretty popular and since I'm a bit low on painted minis to show later I think I will post the American fleet I was still owing you since the Imperial Japanese Navy post.

So here goes my American Taskforce. As with the IJN I still have a fair bunch of minis on the pending list. But you can get a general idea.

US Navy
Independence class carriers Independence and Princeton

USN's finest: USS Essex and USS Iowa

USS Idaho and New Mexico Battleships.
I love the USS Idaho paintjob, too bad the photo does not do her justice.

South Dakota class Battleships

USS Augusta and USS Wichita

Gato class subs

Destroyers - Fletcher and Sumner class
More Destroyers - Livermore Class

Extra group photos!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Black Brothers and a bit about Delves

Everyone is already getting their hands on Forgotten King and I still have tons of Arcadia Quest minis to paint -_-.

I finished the Black Brothers. They look so cool! They make excellent Death Knights or Vampire Knights.
I also did some more heroes.
 Diva, fabulous in her shiny pink armour.
 Johan. charging his sword. The light effects didn't turn out as good as i would expect, but to be fair it wasn't one of my favourite miniatures either.
 Zahra got the usual leopard bikini treatment. This was a simple miniature to paint but it looks pretty nice on the table.

Also, last week I discover a ruleset called Goalsystem Delves. It's a rulebook that provides rules for rpg dungeoneering but with a focus on miniature gaming. Figures have just 4 stats and there is a lot of diversity and freedom to create monsters and character classes.

This ruleset seems to have been build with Super Dungeon Explore in mind as it has kobolds, Druids that can metamorph, rules for hordes of monsters operating as one in a very simple way...  It looks like the perfect system to play dungeoneering games. Also, their city rules for parties between adventures are the most complete and engaging i've seen so far. There are soo many things to do in the city!!

I want to give it a try as soon as I have some time.