Fantasy

Talomir Tales Gnolls for Piathoe’s Peaks

Gnolls Gnolls are large humanoid creatures resembling hyenas.  In some parts of Talomir they are known as Hyenafolk.  These creatures form packs and are seldom found alone.  Packs typically range in size from 10 to 30, though larger packs, often called "tribes" have been known to be as large as 100 members. They are known… Continue reading Talomir Tales Gnolls for Piathoe’s Peaks

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Amazons for Piathoe’s Peaks

While making repairs around Floozy Manor, I did manage to sneak a little time to paint up a band of mounted Amazons for use with Piathoe's Peaks from Two Hour Wargames.  I've had these miniatures for a while and finally kicked myself in the rear and got a few of them painted.  The Amazons are… Continue reading Amazons for Piathoe’s Peaks

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Where Are Piathoe’s Peaks?

With the launch of Talomir Tales - Piathoe's Peaks, some of you may be wondering where are Piathoe's Peaks?  Piathoe's Peaks is one of three mountain ranges on the island of Valkae, home of the Amazons.  The largest mountain range is the Slumbering Dragons, a large impassable range of mountains that run east to west… Continue reading Where Are Piathoe’s Peaks?

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Savage Beauty & Chicks in Chainmail!

Happy New Year, everyone!  Things are marvelous, though a bit chilly, at Floozy Manor.  I thought I'd start the year off with a review of a boxed set of figures from Reaper Miniatures.  The initial boxed set, "Savage Beauty", and the individual figures began appearing shortly after the turn of the century, 2001-2003, and the… Continue reading Savage Beauty & Chicks in Chainmail!

Colonial Era / Pulp

Amazon vs. Amazon at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Today was my birthday and that means it was time for the annual Amazon vs. Amazon battle.  This year, I played the game with a twist - instead of being set on Valkae, I chose to set the game on Colonial Lemuria in the Kingdom of Nobelongga - the year is 1900. The queen has… Continue reading Amazon vs. Amazon at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Colonial Era / Pulp

Lair of the Lioness

The patrol had been a disaster.  Isawannayu had been defeated and had barely escaped with her wounded.  Ode's group met a worse fate.  Her group fought until they were all incapacitated, one of her women paid the ultimate price.  However, instead of being captured by the Niambo, the Niambo men disfigured the women's faces with… Continue reading Lair of the Lioness

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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

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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

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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