Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ...
Time to continue my work on the Kislev army. Thanks to Fireforge Games and the very recent El Kraken Released KickStarter campaign I now have sufficient miniatures to close the ranks.
The plastic Mongol Horde combined with official GW Kislevites and metal Kraken miniatures provides me four infantry regiments. (Yes, I admit, I did use pine trees as regiment fillers.) I would advise you to have a look at the Kraken miniatures yourself. They are great quality sculpts.
Basing metal cavalry miniatures on monster bases was often difficult because of the small hooves of horses that generated only a very small surface to attach glue. By bending the slot around, I now dicovered a solid way to glue the horses to larger bases. The miniature is now very stable.
(More work in progress, not seen in the pictures: 3 plastic horse archer regiments and 3 metal winged lancer regiments.)
In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster, Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition and Lord ot Rings.
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There are not many Warhammer armies left for me to build. I had to look north to find a new construction challenge: Kislev.
If you follow my blog regularly you will have noticed that I left the WFB ruleset in favour of the Warmaster ruleset. This provides me with following to-do list:
- Knights (Winged Lancers or Gryphon Legion)
- 2 regiments of Steppe Horse Archers
- 2 regiments of Kossar Axemen
- multiple Bears
- a War Wagon
- a General Tzarina
- a Shaman
- a Hero (Elector Count of Ostland miniature)
It would be out of character for me to just buy the official GW miniatures on eBay, so I did some research and came up with suitable replacement miniatures for some of the regiments.
In this first Kislev blogpost I'll handle the mandatory selections: Horse Archers, General and Axemen. (The picture at the bottom has some sneak previews of what's to come.)
I happen to already own a Games-Workshop Kislev Tzarina Katrina. So that's two selections at once: a General with the Tzarina upgrade. However, as it frequently is with second hand plastic horses, the horse was missing its tail. There are many bits and pieces that can act as a repair for that: Ork/Orc helmet-ponytails, banner ornaments, trophies, ... So a fix was applied quickly.
For the Ungol Steppe Archers I bought a Mongol Cavalry box from Fireforge Games. It provided me with 12 mounted miniatures. For my Warmaster 28mm armies I need 6 mounted miniatures to create one regiment (or unit). When I add some regiment fillers I'll have three regiments.
The Kossar Axemen regiments will be made from Fire Forge's Mongol Horde and some regiment fillers. I was lucky to score one blister of GW Kislev Kossars for 5,- Euro at Essen SPIEL many years ago. They'll lead the regiments. Unit fillers will be bears and pine trees.
A nice (and relatively cheap) start for my Empire allies from the snowy North...
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