Watchtower for Hordes of the Things

I just started to build a small fortified watchtower for my Golden City faction. It will be useful when defending in Hordes of the Things. As you can see, it’s very much a work-in-progress so far:

The tower is from Spellcrow, and I’m also building a palisade around the whole structure using the shafts from long cotton buds. Then I’ll add dirt just about everywhere – perhaps even some platforms for archers to stand upon.

Not sure how fast this will go – I didn’t realize just how many wooden stakes are needed for this kind of structure! Well, at least there will be plenty of craftmanship involved. 😉 I’m a real hobbyist now!

Until next time!

Progress on Mounted City Guard!

Instead of doing work on my archers as planned, I kept working on my cavalry stands. Above you see a few of them, including the beginnings to a sabot base.

The miniatures are from Pendraken – in fact, they are originally from the TB-line of models which Pendraken bought and made new molds for. The models are wonderful: incredible detail, separate horses and riders create great variety, and the scale and poses are perfect. Add to this Pendraken’s perfect casting (I have had a lot more work with the Copplestone miniatures I use for the rest of the army) and I am a very satisfied customer.

The only problem I see is that there are sometimes too many intricate details. Some of those details I just cannot paint! Ah, you can’t have everything!

I am starting to itch for the gaming mat to arrive, just so I can play around with putting models and buildings on it. But it will be a week or two still.

All the best,

10mm Spearmen Finished for Hordes of the Things

I just finished painting the above three stands of spearmen for Hordes of the Thing!. Together with my magicians, I now have completed 10 points out of 24 for this faction:

Next up I will finish my three stands of archers. After that follows two stands of cavalry and potentially one more stand of magicians. Then I am done!

Individually basing the minis was an interesting experiment – each spearman has a small 1x1cm base cut from magnetic sheet – but I am not sure I will repeat it for my next army. The models easily falls off if you handle the stands wrong, and the assembling process is tricky and time-consuming. I guess that the designers of Warmaster knew what they were doing when they organized everything into strips. In any case, the good thing with Hordes of the Things is that since the armies are so small, you can just finish the project as it is and try something else the next time. 🙂

My current project (playing a game of HoT with two armies on a suitable board) is moving forward in other respects as well. I ordered a custom downscaled battlemat from and I have been gathering some interesting flowers outside to construct trees from:

I just boiled them in water and am waiting for them to dry out; no idea whether I can get trees from them, but at least the basic structure and size is there. Exciting times!

Until next time!