Monday, 29 August 2011

No School Like Old School?

Hi!

I have been perusing some truly inspirational blogs covering retro gaming, especially with some lovely old school Citadel Miniatures, most notably being SOMEWHERE THE TEAS GETTING COLD which has an amazing pile of classic miniatures such as this Orc army:

Orcish Horde from Somewhere The Teas Getting Cold

Theres also the REALMS OF CHAOS blog with its franky jaw dropping painted chaos army:

Chaos Warriors from Realms Of Chaos

Theres many more to choose from and I am thinking of having a bash at sculpting some old school styled stuff in 15mm scale. This fits in rather nicely with Leviathan as its existing miniature range is rather old styled and will allow me to get some warbands put together which will be suitable!

This will also allow me to put together a couple of forces for the classic Warhammer Fantasy Battle 3rd Edition amongst others!

I will be cracking on with the project at some point over the next month or so so keep your eyes peeled!

All the best!

4 comments:

  1. A post after my own heart. I'm a long time fan of somewhere the tea's getting cold, but I hadn't seen realm of chaos. Good God, old school heaven.

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  2. Hi!

    I started gaming just as 4th edition of fantasy battle came out and rogue trader was still in use and still remember when games workshop actually had an interesting range of miniatures. Although they moved onto the hugely successful plastics i cant help feel that they all look a bit samey, especially the likes of chaos and orcs which as seen with the two pics on the blog, look outstanding when each is an indiividual.

    With 15mm scale it has to be noted that many ranges consist of at most 3-4 different poses, more often only a single one. This may look good with the likes of roman legionaries but is a bit dull and uniform for fantasy!

    I am going to have a bit of an experiment to see what i can come up with!

    All the best!Hi!

    I started gaming just as 4th edition of fantasy battle came out and rogue trader was still in use and still remember when games workshop actually had an interesting range of miniatures. Although they moved onto the hugely successful plastics i cant help feel that they all look a bit samey, especially the likes of chaos and orcs which as seen with the two pics on the blog, look outstanding when each is an indiividual.

    With 15mm scale it has to be noted that many ranges consist of at most 3-4 different poses, more often only a single one. This may look good with the likes of roman legionaries but is a bit dull and uniform for fantasy!

    I am going to have a bit of an experiment to see what i can come up with!

    All the best!

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  3. I am in agree with you, the old GW were great, very particular, they look like as they had a personal history. The next and the new are plastic pieces, without live.

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  4. Hi!

    I do feel that miniatures these days may be sculpted to a higher standard they lack the character that the old school stuff has!

    Al the best!

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