"Melanippe, navarch of Asteria, here presents her research so all that has happened to the Valkae Amazons might not fade from memory. May the deeds of the Amazons and the barbarian nations of men be sung, as well as the causes that led them to make war upon one another."- Melanippe, The Histories of Valkae… Continue reading Mapping Valkae, Part One
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
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
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?
The Talomir Tales series are adventures set in different parts of Talomir, the fantasy world featured in Two Hour Wargames fantasy games. Click on the link for more information. I will be shamelessly plugging these books.
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!
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
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
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
For Amazons, pitiless battle and horsemanship and all tasks done by men are a delight from birth. This is obviously why they have always shown a warlike spirit and feel no need for men, because the work of war greatly strengthens their courage and makes their bodies fearless. -- Quintus of Smyrna, "The War at… Continue reading Rough Going
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
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