Wolf Pack – Minions of the Dark Emissary

I already did a post about the Dire Wolf of the Dark Emissary and this here is the minor wolves we have used as minions and henchmen in our RPG sessions. The wolves are all made by Reaper Miniatures and a joy to paint.

Wolf Pack 2

The 3 wolves in the background is the Wolf Pack from Reaper  and the front champion wolf is actually the Leryn the pet of Adowyn from Pathfinder. I only needed the Adowyn as miniature for our Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. The bases are the Windfall 32mm bases from Kromlech.

Citadel Travelling “dramatic pause”…… Actor!

I painted this mini some time ago, but I thought this gentleman deserved his own post!
Let me introduce the flamboyant and extravagant Actor!

Traveling Actor

I mainly paint in subtle base colors with spot colors now and then, and rarely practice true bright colors, as they tend to look… messy. Atleast when I’m painting them!
I had just bought a few bright paints and wanted to test them on this old travelling player: actor.
I have already painted the St. George miniature which was a ton of fun to paint, so I decided to paint the actor really dashing with an arrogant attitude (my inspiration was Calculon of Futurama – the self proclamed best actor in the universe) and I even added an actor mole! The result is a fruitcake of dimensions!

As most old citadel miniatures (this is probably from the 80’s before I was born) the scale is a small 25mm, but they still fit into our 28mm game perfectly. I can completely imagine this guy storming the stage and pushing any hopeful and aspiring new actor to the ground!

Fenbeast! Proud and Terrifying Companion of The Dark Emissary!

About a month ago, I wrote a post about the Dark Emissary who is the villain of our Nordland campaign. In our campaign he is assisted by wolves and last week we defeated his monstrous and enormous Dire Wolf. Sure wasn’t easy and we ended up pretty beaten, but alive! Poor Viktor (our Bright Wizard) had received strange tokens every time he did something savage, which he happens to do a lot! And during the Dire Wolf fight, each token left him with Disease points, Stress and lots of Wounds. Let’s just say he went home pretty messed up! He will need some time to recover that’s for sure!

Since the original Dark Emissary from the Albion campaigns (old Games Workshop book) is assisted by a fenbeast, we thought it was fitting for him to have one. The GW one is quite small and not as frightful as we wanted him to be, so we bought the Mórannach, Beast of Cill Chonn Bog from Mierce Miniatures (they have a thing with weird names).

Here is the Fenbeast in its glory – attached to a scratchbuilt 75mm base.

Fenbeast

Here is another shot of the Fenbeast alongside his commander The Dark Emissary as shown on the artwork!

 

We can only hope that we won’t encounter this beast, but somehow I think our GM has already planned another sinister plan masterminded by the emissary!

Damiel from Pathfinder RPG

About time I showed you another one of my heroes from our Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. This is Damiel the Elf Alchemist. A very entertaining class to play and finally you can use potions without having to banish them afterwards.

Damiel the Alchemist

Damiel is a really cool mini sculpted by Bobby Jackson. His hair looks a lot better “in person”.

The dagger thingie is a bit fragile, though it hasn’t broken off or anything. Here is a few more pictures of the elf:

Painting the potions was a lot of fun. I usually don’t paint flasks and potions in bright reds and oranges, but I tried to make him resemble the artwork as best I could (as with my other Pathfinder miniatures)

Here is the original artwork I based the miniature on:
Damiel the Alchemist

 

The Dire Wolf of the Dark Emissary

As I wrote in a previous post, the Dark Emissary has returned and this time with an army of wolves at his disposal. This here is the Dire Wolf from Reaper (metal version) and is the second largest wolf in his army (like it wasn’t big enough already!)

Dire Wolf

Dire Wolf

Dire Wolf

This is a very cool miniature and our encounters with the wolves have been very exciting (really fast monsters) I have another 3 smaller wolves painted with several more in progress and a very large wolf, which needs its own post!

The base is an interesting choice from Kromlech and is part of their Windfall line. You can find them here.

Stay tuned for more frightening wolves!

The Dark Emissary has Returned!

As the headline says! The Dark Emissary has Returned!

I decided it was time to put up this guy from our Nordland Campaign. He is by far the most challenging nemesis we have encountered in our WFRP campaigns over the years and he deserves a spotlight!

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In our last session, we discovered that an evil and greedy nobleman (with ties to a cult we’re after) has somehow bribed Dark Elves to summon an evil entity to rid the Forest of Shadows of forest spirits. The plan worked to begin with, but the enitity turned to be none less than the Dark Emissary! And he has slowly taken over the forest and surrounding cities, gaining power from each victim.

As of now he controls an army of Wolves. Really big ones! I painted quite a lot of them for our sessions, not knowing the use of them. Well, I do now and it turns out one of the PC’s have been cursed by him and might turn into something… unpleasant. I will have to see next session!

He’s a really cool and unique miniature with many small details and weird symbols. I looked at some old artwork from The Dark Shadows Campaign (simular to Storm of Chaos and Storm of Magic) and based the miniature on that. Here are a few examples:

Dark Emissary Artwork

Dark Emissary Artwork

No-one knows for sure who the Dark Emissaries are, though they are widely regarded as dangerous, evil sorcerers and the harbingers of imminent doom. Wherever he walks, the Dark Emissary sows seeds of deceit and despair, leaving those who listen to his advice utterly broken. – Games Workshop

I have started on a Fen Beast for him, but the original GW model is not so convincing and rather small. So I ended up buying this from Mierce Miniatures. Brittle details like their other miniatures, but I might cut the sticks and branches shorter so they won’t snap off whenever I use it :)

 

Lem From Pathfinder RPG

Still have a few more Pathfinder characters up my sleeve! This one is Lem, Iconic Halfling Bard!

The cool thing about these minis is that, not only do I use them for the Adventure Card Game, but they fit right into my RPG’s aswell. He’s a really cool halfling miniature and Derek Schubert did a great job sculpting this beaut’ :)

Lem Iconic Halfling Bard

I picked this guy for our Skull & Shackles Campaign and it was great fun having both Divine and Arcane skill!

Here he is from a few more angles:

I tried to paint him as close as I could to the official artwork of Lem. He is really small. Around the same size as Lini. So painting details is harder than it looks!

Here is the official artwork of Lem, the famous bard with mad flute skills!

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Myriam the Mystic

As I am always scouting Reaper Miniatures for new and interesting minis for myself or King Games, I couldn’t help but notice the resemblance between Sister Lana, Healer and Myriam Jahzia from Diablo 3 – Reaper of Souls expansion. I am assuming that Bobby Jackson saw her as some kind of inspiration as she is quite similar, down to the small details of her staff, headpiece and dress.

I tried to paint her as Myriam as we needed an enchanter and jeweler for our campaign in Nordland!

Myriam 1

I chose to paint her hair blonde instead of grey, as if it was a youthful version of her. Whether it is her wit, sense of humour or simply the size of her bosom – she has taken our Bright Wizard Viktor by storm.

Here is a piece of artwork and a screenshot of Myriam.

I added a few more gems to the miniature to make her look like a jeweler :)

Merisiel From Pathfinder RPG

Time for the next hero in line! This one is Merisiel – the badass Elven Rogue from Pathfinder RPG and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game – which I have played a lot throughout the summer, most recently this last weekend where we finished yet another campaign of Skull & Shackles!

Merisiel 1

I fought very hard completing all the miniatures we used in the first instalment of the card game and we were almost finished by the time I completed this mini. She now stands side-by-side with the numerous other Pathfinder Characters I have painted :)

Painted her with ashen hair which is always hard! And very pale skin to resemble her artwork.

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The miniature was sculpted by Chris Fitzpatrick and is one of two versions, the other being the other more dynamic posed Merisiel sculpted by Patrick Keith.

Freebooter Miniatures: Battitora Goth Version

I’m an avid collector of many miniature lines and ranges, and Freebooter’s Brotherhood is one of those. I have painted around 20 of the Brotherhood miniatures (some products come with 2 minis). I love their assassins and they are regulars in our Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) sessions. This one (from a set of 2 miniatures: Battitora & Harlequin) was painted a lot different than the official miniature but I like the punk look she has, and as a metal-head she fits my style :-D

Punk Assassin

For some reason I can’t remember, I didn’t apply tattoos to her skin though they would have fitted perfectly! I even painted outrageous eyeliner and dark lipstick :-P she looks like a mean no-patience character and will do just fine in the streets of Middenheim!