• Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    More About Zafraria

    As promised, here are the first two Zafrarian troops, painted. Also as promised, it is a bit of a cheat. Through the process of an apparent convergent evolution, the troop type “Zouave” arose separately both in Algeria in 1831 (according…

  • Praise

    Further praise

    I have been driven to the point of proverbial distraction by ætheric misbehavior. I put in hours to perfect the fine points of an imaginary language, only to discover that my blog obdurately declined to reproduce it accurately. After spending…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation

    Ascaria II

    Part 2: Zafraria The name for the sworn enemy of the Ascodali came during my original session of random generation: Zafraria. Soon after my dive down the rabbit hole of the Ascodali long s, I decided there should be something…

  • Praise

    A word from our sponsor

    A brief peek “under the hood” at Circa Games. I rarely do “commercial breaks,” but I was ably assisted in a time of need, and thus am moved to sing appropriate praises. Broadcasting was temporarily disrupted for a day or…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Painting

    Ascaria

    Part I: Ascodal I mentioned in my last post the bags of random figures I received in my Christmas Haul from Armies in Plastic. Amongst them were a smattering of Napoleonics, an era which has never, for some reason, “grabbed”…

  • Hobby Carpentry

    Streamlining Storage

    Among many unattributed gems of gaming knowledge gleaned from the internet are two tidbits I utilize daily. The first is “don’t begin making a piece of terrain unless you already know where you are going to store it.” This, of…

  • Fantasy,  Paint Table Saturday,  Painting,  Warhammer

    Random Progress

    Rather than working steadily towards an attainable goal, I seem to pick up miniatures to paint as they strike my fancy. Those in the “done” box this weekend include: Four of the 6 chibi adventurers from one of my many…

  • Fantasy,  Warhammer

    Lots of Grots

    I’ve sojourned so far down the goblin rabbit hole that I’m starting to look for non-Games Workshop sources for interesting, new miniatures. There are, as one would expect, a variety of interpretations of “goblin.” For example, I have two different…