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Showing posts from January, 2011

The Centaurs of Summer

"In the high woods there was none comelier of all the centaur-girls, and she alone by love and love’s sweet words and winning ways held Cyllarus, yes, and the care she took to look her best (so far as that may be with limbs like that). She combed her glossy hair, and twined her curls in turn with rosemary or violets or roses, and sometimes she wore a pure white lily. Twice a day she bathed her face in the clear brook that fell from Pagasae’s high forest, twice she plunged her body in its flow, nor would she wear on her left side and shoulder any skin but what became her from best-chosen beasts." From Mount Pelion in Thessaly and the Foloi oak forest come the Kentaurides -- magical half woman/half horse beings prepared to serve the Queens of the Summer Court. Here are two centaur shamans for the growing HOTT army of Summer. The figures are posed rearing on their hind legs with one arm ready to throw something -- an enchanted stone maybe -- while the other arm is out

Making An Army for Summer

A happy new year to all! My life has been oh so toxic these past few weeks with work. A whole new channel brand design is cooking in the pot and I've found very few time in between to game and tinker with my toys. The few hours I did spend painting were devoted to starting a new HOTT army, one I've dubbed as the Army of Summer. The first few elements are made from Mageknight figures I bought from a fellow Filipino gamer in Cebu. I didn't bother to reprime these but went ahead and painted over the previous paint job. So here are the first few recruits: The elves above will be Shooters. The downside with prepainted minis is that you get very little or no pose variations. I made do with fudging around with the bow directions. These elves however look more savage and with two poses only, I opted for a more "irregular" look. I guess I'll use these as Warbands. The idea for an Army of Summer came from Jim Butcher's Summer Knight, one of the earlier