Saturday, September 8, 2012

25mm HoTT Star Wars camp

The EDBAG HoTT campaign starts this week and I needed a camp for my Star War imperial army. After some dithering, I eventually decided on some glowing gems in a pit by some ruins guarded by stormtroopers. Basically a variation on the pirate loot theme I've done before.


I tried to mimic the effect of glowing gems with some washes. The effect looks better in person than in this picture. After some thought, I may use some future floor wax to turn the pit into a pool with them gems in it. Ruins are old GW Lord of the Rings pieces from the MayDay auction. Stormtroopers are 25mm WEG fellows. I will darken the blaster the guy on the left is holding.

Up next: A saxon warband is done thanks to a donation of bases from Terry for my mounted guys. I also have three trees done and a couple of houses almost finished for Songs of Arthur and Merlin. A copy of Dux Bellorum just arrived as well and, of course, the HoTT campaign kicks off Tuesday. With the canning season starting to taper off and garden slowing down, I hope to paint more. I also have a huge commission of 15mm cavalry to do.

4 comments:

  1. I just ordered a copy of Dux Bellorum as well. We should give it a go next month at EWG maybe?

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  2. Sure! Simple enough mechanics but some interesting ideas. The integrated turn phase (both sides do stuff during the turn) is different as are the leadership point allocations.

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  3. Those nifty new LED lights under the gems could do the trick too. Looks good. I did not understand the "EDBAG HoTT" refrence? What is that?

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  4. EDBAG is a club (Edmonton DBA Group) and HoTT is a rule set (Hordes of the Things). EDBAG is starting a HoTT campaign on Tuesday. The LEDs are a great idea but likely beyond my abilities! But I'll keep that in mind for next time. They would likely do a good job of a campfire or torches.

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