Tag: fantasy

  • Weird War at the Earth’s Core!

    Weird War at the Earth’s Core!

    I recently started a Substack where I’ll be sharing a lot of the stuff I’ve never published and don’t yet have the bandwidth to prepare for proper book formatting or crowdfunding. There will be considerable crossover with articles here on Splendor of Fire, but the idea of putting them on Substack is that it has…

  • Mythic Americas Aztec & Nations Starter Set

    Mythic Americas Aztec & Nations Starter Set

    Nothing says Valentine’s Day like little toy soldiers killing each other on a tiny battlefield. I picked up the Mythic America’s Aztec and Tribal Nations Starter Set for said holiday. As with most reviews I do, there were some good things and some bad things. A couple of things with the Amazon listing. The models…

  • Across the Pond: PAW ’24

    Across the Pond: PAW ’24

    I’ve just remembered! The wargames show in Plymouth is on very soon! We should go – I know you’d like to! The Lady Lollard, my beautiful wife and Dune-esque mentat So it was then, that one overcast morning, on the Third of February, your humble correspondent and his wife travelled by public transportation into the…

  • I said the real Old World.

    I said the real Old World.

    Here at Splendor of Fire, we try to stay out of the filthy gutter world of Games Workshop product frenzy… …but it’s worth reminding those who may be experiencing pangs of excitement about something that was once good can still scratch that itch with other manufacturers. Indeed, some of whom are selling original sculpts from…

  • Poacher’s Grogs

    Poacher’s Grogs

    Several years ago now, my friend Jeff started DM’ing a D&D 5E (I know, I know! But hear me out…) campaign based on the Chain of Acheron campaign. We created our own characters, but Jeff kept the broad outline of the initial setting. It was quite ambitious and hopefully we’ll pick it up again, but…

  • Heroquest Monsters

    Heroquest Monsters

    My son has been playing Heroquest quite a bit over the last couple days, so I decided it was time to do paint some of those miniatures as one of his Christmas presents. I was inspired by RushTheWash’s technique, though I did not use the exact same colors. That’s right, these were painted almost entirely…

  • Fresh off the assembly line

    Fresh off the assembly line

    My output lately has been respectable, but very random. Today I finished six of these Conquest Games medieval archers that I bought for a very good price at Fall In! These are a hardplastic multipart kit. There were no instructions in the box, but all of the arms seem to be interchangeable with every body,…

  • Masters of the Doom-iverse

    Masters of the Doom-iverse

    Here’s a look at some miniature kitbashing I’ve been doing to make a warband for The Doomed: Apocalyptic Horror Hunting by Osprey Games. (I intended to make this a video, but when I sat down yesterday I discovered my $400 video camera inexplicably no longer functioned. I posted a video about Halloween the day before…

  • Short Attention Span Labs

    Short Attention Span Labs

    I have Hobby AD&D…err, ADD, which is ironic considering the name and themes of my Youtube channel. Whenever I’m working on a longer project, I get distracted by something else. I’ve always done this, even in writing novels, but it’s a constant thing whenever painting miniatures or building wargames terrain. My recent discovery is that…

  • 28mm Chapel

    28mm Chapel

    My FDM printer (an Elegoo Neptune 3 — which is an absolute steal at Amazon right now, check the link) has been down for sometime due to a loose connection with the touch screen interface, which is a shame because it’s really a low-fuss printer (it has auto-bed leveling, auto-resume for power failures, and pauses…