Sunday, December 24, 2017
Ammut the Devourer
Here is one Dark Fable's mythical beasts from Ancient Egypt: Ammut the Devourer. Sculpted by Andy Pieper, it is a combination of crocodile, lion and hippo. It is a fearsome beast! The sculpting is superb, and really captures the ferocity of the beast.
If you are like me, you might not have heard of this monster before. It was completely new to me, but I recently spotted a Savage Sword of Conan cover by Earl Norem that shows that some artists at least, are well versed on their mythical beasts!
Earl Norem cover
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Gong Beater w. Gong
Levitating Air Priestess
Crystal Ball Juggler
Effincool Miniatures ran this Kickstarter in the Spring and are now just finishing up the last few sculpts. I thought I'd post some pics here as I think there are many figures useful as proxy figures for Tekumel Games. The gong beater and drummers, for example. I think I can find uses for all, in fact!
Late backers can still get in on the action via Backerkit.
I think there are 5-8 figures and accessories left to be done, and the Backerkit will be locked after that. Delivery in the Spring sometime, assuming no hiccups.
There is already talk of a "Part 2"...
Saturday, December 16, 2017
A selection of Cthulhu statuettes
from the Zombie Quadrille.
Here is the first selection - purchased a few months ago now - of resin statuettes sculpted by Joe Broers of the Zombie Quadrille. As you might have guessed from the figure posed at the base of the R'yleh Tower, I do not intend to use these works of art for their original purpose. Instead they will populate a ruined cityscape, specifically the ruins of Ngála. I've already placed another order for more. A rather lot more...
Saturday, November 25, 2017
From the collection of Mike Lung
The Battalions of the Seal of the Worm on the march across country. The figures are DAD 3d prints, some of which Mike has converted. The Hma are converted Llamas from Wargames Foundry's excellent Aztec range.
Another source of Llamas are the old Mega Miniatures Llamas, which are currently found at Forlorn Hope Games, IIRC. The Foundry versions are larger. I use them as Hma, and the Mega Miniatures versions as Hmelu.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
From the collection of Mike Lung.
One of the challenges of wargaming on Tekumel is finding suitable figures. Inevitably one has to use proxy figures but these can be hard to source as well. It's often hard to get the right look. Black Tree Design's fantasy Saracens are pretty good as Salarvyáni proxy figures though, as can be seen in the pictures above, representing the Legion of the Mace of Steel. The Salarvyáni group their forces into composite units much like the Yan Koryani, so they might have heavy infantry, archers, light infantry in the same legion. Note that they don't actually call the force a legion, but that is a good english equivalent.
The Salarvyáni national colour is black - Salarvyá is known as the Ebon Kingdom. Salarvyáni males favour beards as well so the tendency is to make bearded proxy figures Salarvyáni; that doesn't mean bearded figures cannot be from other nations, just that many of the other empires tend to be more clean shaven. It should be noted that Baron Ald, a native of Saá Alláqi, wears a beard and some of the Tekumel Project Yán Koryáni have beards and/or mustaches. Our Tsolyáni are generally clean shaven, however.