Monday, January 28, 2013

1/72 Fantasy

It looks like the area of 1/72 scale fantasy is really heating up.  In addition to the existing Caesar and Dark Alliance packs, Dark Alliance has recently released their Orc Warg riders!  There are two packs available, a light and a heavy set of Orc cavalry.  Needless to say, I ordered some as soon as I could, and I just received them today.

These are the riders from the light Orcs box.  They are very nice for Dark Alliance figures, with very little flash and good detail.  The size is comparable to their two boxes of Orc foot soldiers.

These are the heavy riders.  They are much more heavily armoured than the light Orcs, with mostly scale armour and some mail, so they can probably provide the heavy punch in an Orc army.
Both boxes have the same set of two 6-Warg sprues for the rides.  These are quite amazing for soft plastics, especially from this manufacturer.  The details on the barding and fur are very crisp and will probably take dry-brushing well.

Previously, when there were no 1/72 fantasy cavalry, I bought some Eureka Miniatures 15 mm (more like 18 mm) Orc riders for cavalry.  One of the Orc lancers is on the left compared to a Dark Alliance heavy Orc rider on the right.  As you can see, the plastic Orc is the right size, but the metal Orc can fit well as a 1/72 scale goblin rider on a smaller wolf.

It'll be a while before I paint these up, as I have some other projects ahead of them, but it's getting exciting to be in 1/72 scale miniatures!  Now if they'll only start making 1/72 sci-fi...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The New Year

It looks like everyone is summing up last year and making new year's resolutions, so I guess I'll do it too.  I didn't get much done last year in terms of painting, except specifically for gaming group campaigns.  I'm thinking that this is probably the best way forward, planning my projects around campaigns at EDBAG and games that I'll be hosting.  This way there will be actual pressure to get things done.

I'm planning on going back to 1/72 sci-fi for Mayday (yay!), so this blog's name will actually mean something again.  Also, for an upcoming EDBAG DBA or HoTT campaign (hasn't been decided yet) I'll being painting up a Late Medieval Burgundian army.  I'm thinking of basing it for DBx, but with fewer figures to have 20mm frontage, so the miniatures can be used for games with individual figure removal, such as Condotierre.  I'm also thinking of making more bio space ships, as well as finishing my Attack Vector: Tactical ships, although not for playing with that game.

All the best for the New Year, everyone!