Colonial Era / Pulp

Rebuking a Lioness

After driving off the Niambo, Isawannayu led the women to a village where the chief had been a close ally of her father.  Chief Bosede allowed the women to stay and heal.  Lesedi, Nomusa and Dayo all recovered from their wounds.  Isawannayu asked the chief to aid her in deposing her uncle, but the chief… Continue reading Rebuking a Lioness

Fantasy

Sisterhood of the Stench – Part 3

Her eyes and nose no longer burned, though her eyes were bleary. "Thank the gods my mouth was closed," Rena thought. She hated to imagine how much her mouth and throat would have burned from the spray. "Are you through soaking in the creek?" asked Clara, "We really should be going." "I still smell like… Continue reading Sisterhood of the Stench – Part 3

Colonial Era / Pulp

A Goat with Teeth

Isawannayu was still fuming when she leapt upon a large rock outcropping to peer into the jungle. Her uncle had become chief after her father died under mysterious circumstances. Her stepmother was now one of his wives. Something wasn't right and when she questioned him about it, he consigned her to be "sacrificed for the… Continue reading A Goat with Teeth

Fantasy

Sisterhood of the Stench – Part 2

Mercy giggled and pointed behind them. Rena looked to see Shandella was lagging behind again. Alainna, who was behind with Shandella, because she was assigned to keep an eye on her, shrugged her shoulders and shook her head. "Poor Shandella, who knew it would be so hard to keep up with 'short stubby legs'" said… Continue reading Sisterhood of the Stench – Part 2

Fantasy

Sisterhood of the Stench – Part 1

They stank. They were dirty, grimy - and they stank. They sat down directly across from Rena Blackanvil. One had long matted blonde hair with icy blue eyes. She propped a formidable crossbow against her chair. The other had dark blondish looking hair done in two greasy braids.  She had leaned a nondescript shield against… Continue reading Sisterhood of the Stench – Part 1

Classical Greece

1,000 Argives, Spartan Cavalry, and the Oracle

RRtK for Thucydides, Part 6 It has been a while since I've posted anything.  A couple of months ago, the Floozy injured herself.  Thinking she could work her way through it, the Floozy tried to ignore the pain until it consumed her ability to function.  My family doctor can only say that there is "severe… Continue reading 1,000 Argives, Spartan Cavalry, and the Oracle

Fantasy

Battle for the Southern Pass

  Of all of the reasons for the hostilities between Asteria and Nica, the chief reason was fear.  The Nycenaeans were fearful Asteria, with its democracy, would allow men to live freely among them, something repugnant to their Amazon sensibilities.  - Menalippe, "The History of the Valkae" Asteria is a land divided by a range… Continue reading Battle for the Southern Pass

Fantasy

Night Before Battle

The Nycenaean Camp "General Callidora, ma'am," said the young adjutant entering the tent. "Yes, Leto, what do you report?" "The spies have returned from the Asterian camp.  They were not expecting us this far south.  Their army is smaller than ours, they have fewer heavy infantry and most of it is unarmored.  The enemy has… Continue reading Night Before Battle

Fantasy

Painting with the Floozy, Part 2

Progress in Madness Last week after I announced the goal to attempt to paint 275 figures in three weeks, I had a vision.  In that vision, a young Robert Duvall sat confidently on a horse across the field from me and he shouted "That's bold talk for a one-eyed fat lady!" Knowing that I won't complete… Continue reading Painting with the Floozy, Part 2

Classical Greece

RRtK for Thucydides, Part 4

SLINGERS I've finished the slingers for this project.  The metal figures are from Black Tree Designs and the plastic figures are from Victrix.  When looking at figures for this period, you discover that not all manufacturers make slingers.  I think there are two reasons for this, one may be historical and the other driven by… Continue reading RRtK for Thucydides, Part 4

Classical Greece

RRtK for Thucydides, Part 3

Basing and/or Rebasing Before moving deeper into troop types and how to represent them on the table top, I thought I'd take a quick break and show the process I use to base figures and also how I rebase them. Sometimes, rebasing can't be avoided and sometimes new basing materials come along that inspire a… Continue reading RRtK for Thucydides, Part 3