Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dark ages are coming...

What the title said: there are dark ages ahead!
There's a plan to move to the new flat in about a month, which is ALWAYS terryfying experience, but more important (and dark) I broke the new year's vow. Broke is again to be honest:
I purchased the miniature!

The model is Mordred the Damned from Celtos game range. I've already painted another deader from Celtos game range a while back, which was even posted at Brigade Models' site, and Mordred is another cool sculpt I wanted to see painted on nice display plinth.

But it wasn't like I was sitting in front of PC screen and accidentally added the model to the shopping cart. This fella was an addition to Dark Age books!
Browsing forums is dangerous and may be quite tempting. After reading some Dark Age fluff I decided to get some old DA materials for the hobby bookshelf in the new place. I got old Genesis, Evolution, Exodus and Essence. These grimoires are packed with nasty Brom's drawings + some juicy fluff so I finally know something more about Dark Age minis.

The seller gave me nice discount so there was no other choice but getting something new for The Pile*, so here's for story of Mordred.

Last week after having Necromunda game (Finally! A month long break from gaming was something I could barely stand) I brought some Skarrd and Brood models and there's a chance we will give the game a try.
Necromnda is fun but playing just one game for over 1,5 year now is getting kinda boring. Dark Age has really cool and morbid fluff which fits my painting style ...
At this stage I am planning to run small 500 pts Skarrd tribe so there goes the vow again ^^ 

Last Saturday apart from the phone bill the postman delivered something else:
something ancient, evil (according to human standards) and bound to ocean...
Great Cthulhu has arrived!

As you can see below it's an old sculpts and I think according to "modern" standards it's just ugly. Well it is... But I've never considered Cthulhu type of Justin Bieber handsome guy ^^

After a month long waiting the Great Ancient One have knocked at my door (hmmm... Can someone actually knock with a tentacle?). and am very glad I decided to use Father's Day promotion at RAFM site. 
The model is as you can see - big. It's also very old sculpt so there is a lot co complain about casting and more important - assembling. But I am strongly motivated to see it painted nicely standing on large display base. Keeping fingers tentacles for it!

And the last part of this week update:
Works on the Galleon moved a bit forward again. At this point the model itself is being painted rusty browns but here you can see it standing on the second muddy base. At first I wanted to add some more chunks of mud but then decided to hear the client's opinion:
I think the base is fine as it is especially for gaming purposes (apart from the barbed wire not much can fall / break off). When I was pouring the mud on the base I realised I like it a lot.
So much that similar bases will be used for my Skarrds.
Apparently I owe the client a beer - thanks dude! ^^ 

So as you can see - quite a lot of minis are started / being started, hope to present the painting results shortly.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhy R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

*The Unpainted Pile of Shame that is...


  1. Dark Age is awesome, you will love it! For years I try to convince people to give it a try because the game is nice. But it's even more valuable because of the background and the miniatures. The old stuff is based on the Artwork of Gerald Brom, unfortunately not anymore. But still awesome. Don't know why it isn't more popular, the dark background was allways tempting for me and the minis are high quality, especially the new stuff (with new I mean everything after the release of the Apocalypse book), so it's cool for painters. I already have some Skarrd, but they are old and it's time for me to get some new stuff. Skarrd and Brood you say? Good choice, the evil cannibals and the creepy misfits ;)

  2. Totally agree!

    Brom's wicked drawings it what lured me into Dark Age trap first. And original models nailed it.

    I think it's not so popular because most of the market is dominated by EE's space marines crap with huge range of armies, models, bits and aggressive promotion.
    Nevermind: that makes Dark Age a sport for The Chosen, so consider yourself unique ;)

    - Demi -

  3. That is a great paint job! /Hans

  4. Oh, I am unique, at least in my region. I'm a Dark Age fan since the very beginning (when the rules where only on pdf and everything was way different). But I let it sleep a while, following more the background than the game. But a couple of weeks ago me and some other dudes decided to play it again or start totally new. It's a nice game and very cinematic. Everybody in my humble group allready started to paint their stuff and i don't even have my models. But I'll hurry up, let's see if I can finish my 500 points before you do ;)

  5. Well I have never heard about a single Dark Age game being played here - no idea the game was never popular in Poland.
    I am now trying to find the source of minis for 500 pts ^^

    If you of guys from your hobby group have some unused models you want to get rid of (sell / exchange / whatever) - let me know. There are 2 potential clients here ;)