I've been ruminating over what I'm hoping to achieve with my Leviathan project and how to keep my interest going.
On the one hand, I've been posting lots of reference articles from the assorted publications of the time which feature Leviathan and I am also slowly working through my old notes to see about putting together a fan supplement to cover Earthpower (more on that later). I'm also looking to paint my way through the assorted gubbins I have kicking around and really showcase what Leviathan can look like.
My last attempt at army building from 2011
With this in mind, I've settled on putting together a small force for each of the races. Each force will initially be aimed towards about 750 points using the classic armylists and should feature a couple of infantry units, a cavalry unit and a smattering of monsters or warengines.
To keep things interesting, I will rotate my way through the armies and paint a unit here, a warbeast there with the aim of having the whole lot done for the end of June. This will give me four months to paint around about 50 or so infantry, nine or ten cavalry and eight to ten larger resin pieces.
While this sounds quite a big job, I'm finding myself relishing the prospect as the large resin pieces that make up the majority of the Leviathan range are an actual joy to paint and while the unpainted resin can be both a little uninspiring and daunting, they do look brilliant once done.
I have ordered some suitable bases from WARBASES and once they arrive, I'll be able to really crack on and paint my way through the gubbins I have before moving onto picking up the odds and ends I will need to round out the project.
Once I have these forces done, I hope to spend the rest of the year expanding each force by a unit or warbeast here or there and see how things go.
I've also been in touch with John Robertson, head honcho of Grendel back in the day and he's been a font of information about the game and is checking his contacts to see if any of the old Earthpower supplement is still in existence. Fingers crossed for more information but I've managed to recover one or two tidbits of information already which could make for a very interesting concept in game!
Once the bases arrive, I'll post some more pics of painters progress but until then, all the best!
I'm looking forward to what you come up with.ReplyDelete
I've been meaning to dig out my Leviathan book and give it a fresh read... though maybe more with an eye toward using the setting as an RPG.
The Leviathan setting is really fascinating and if only it had been fully realised!Delete
I'll be posting a host of articles covering the setting as featured in the book and will be fleshing them out a bit over the next few weeks!
All the best!
Oh man there ya go making the contacts. Hope you uncover some old Earthpower info. Looking forward to seeing the army rotation. This will be a fun project to keep up on. ;)ReplyDelete
From what little I've uncovered thus far, I am going to have to totally reevaluate how I thought magic would work in Earthpower and hopefully John will be able to help me track down some more goodies for the game!
All the best!
Inspired by your posts, I've been re-reading my copy of Leviathan, too. It's really very evocative.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to reading whatever you find out from John and any other contacts. Hope you can fill in some blanks.
Looking forward to seeing your forces as they develop.
Stumble across your site by accident and it's been a great read, a game I knew very little about but your support of it has made me have a good look at it and I am tempted to get the rules and see where it takes me!! I will be following your blog with great interest.ReplyDelete
The rules are available as a free download from Scotia Grendel and well worth a peruse!Delete
Many thanks for the comments folks!ReplyDelete
Leviathan has a great setting and the big chunky resin figures have buckets of character!
Hopefully I’ll be able to get more pics soon once my bases arrive!
All the best!