Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Freeblades Excursion

I've noticed a pattern with my blog.  All I fiddle with is LOTR/The Hobbit SBG stuff.  It feels like I'm a "one trick pony", which kinda sucks.  So today, or rather this upcoming week, I'm going to divert into something a little different.

Last year at Adepticon, I spent a good hour talking to one of the developers from DGS Games.  I had seen a fair amount of coverage of the game from BTP, and I was interested.  Basically, its a skirmish tabletop game with the intricacies of a D&D type game, utilizing different types of dice besides your average d6, and I was really digging it.  I miss the old Mordheim days, and this seemed to be something similar yet different.

To make a long story short, after talking with the guy for over an hour about the game, I ended up buying two different freeblade gang boxsets and the core rulebook.  Sadly, the boxes remained untouched and the rulebook only flipped thru a few times.  In my stroke a brilliance, I decided to sign up for a "learn to play" game Saturday morning and a scenario game which includes some huge awesome castle I will never have the skill to build later that same day.  I figured this would motivate me to get a band together so I didn't have to use they're stuff, because... you know.... who wants to use someone else's game stuff when your more than capable of painting and bringing your own shit.

Alas, I'm less than a week away with no Freeblade band ready.  So, we need to change this....

This past Sunday after posting pictures of my display board, I cracked open my box of Haradelan Questers.  This is what they looked like....

After supergluing my fingers together 3 times, cracked the bow off at the bottom on the one guy, almost breaking the hammer off the warrior priest looking dude, filing the mold lines, and greenstuffing the gaps, I got them assembled.  Yay me!!!!  So phase 1 is complete.

Looking at them assembled, I have to say.... they are quite handsome figures.  I hope my brush skills will do them justice.  I am in a time crunch though, but hey.... it's Adepticon, when am I not in a time crunch when Adepticon rolls around.

So with almost exactly one week to go, I have a goal and an entire weekend to get them done.  It's only 7 figs.... right?  Wish me luck.


  1. I'm curious to see a picture of your finished Freeband.

    1. I'm hoping to get the rest of the crew done up sometime in the near future. I've mainly been concentrating on my Warriors of Chaos and my nephew's birthday present at the present time. I haven't forgotten about them, but they're taking a backseat for the time being. Each model is unique, so it's a time consuming process to do them justice.

  2. If you are looking for some more figs, the DGS kickstarter ends in a couple of days and they are offering most all of their products at a discount.

    1. Thanks for the heads up. $60 pledged and that should round out the last two Freebands. Now I just have to find the time to get everything painted