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

Sweeping the Jungle

Not a single building was harmed and the raid was repulsed.  Jelani, the chief's son, proposed that they immediately sweep the jungle and drive any Niambo back across the border.  With the rest of the village's men still away, Jelani's force consisted of one unit of men and four units of women warriors. They set… Continue reading Sweeping the Jungle

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

Colonial Era / Pulp

With Spears Gleaming in the Sun

Played another game of Colonial Adventures today at Area 51 Games in Grapevine, TX. The group had 2 games today. At one table, Americans assaulted a Cuban village where the Spanish had placed a fortress gun. The other table featured the game in which I played, where Zulus & African Tribal Women were to destroy… Continue reading With Spears Gleaming in the Sun

Colonial Era / Pulp

Maidens with Braided Hair

I've divided my African Amazons into 4 groups based on hairstyle for easier painting. The first group is my favorite. I have 36 maidens with simple braided hair. I even chose a simple scheme for the shields as well. 54 figures are now completed! The next group that is very close to completion is maidens… Continue reading Maidens with Braided Hair

Colonial Era / Pulp

Gray Ladies, the Flu, & Some Completed Figures

There are times when life really throws a monkey wrench into a person's plans. I had planned on completing 36 additional figures by March 25th and with the figures I have already completed that would have given me at least 2 warbands to play in the inaugural Colonial Adventures Game. However, I caught the flu.… Continue reading Gray Ladies, the Flu, & Some Completed Figures

Colonial Era / Pulp

Bare Nekkid (Metal) Ladies

I've received all of the miniatures for the Colonial Adventures project. There's 133 figures in all. Only 14 have been completed. I have 8 days to paint as many as I can. The Foundry sculpts are so beautiful. It is sad that Foundry is pulling some of figures in the Darkest Africa range from their… Continue reading Bare Nekkid (Metal) Ladies

Colonial Era / Pulp

African Tribal Amazons – 1st Batch

This week I painted my first batch of African tribal amazons for the upcoming Colonial Adventures game at the end of the month. The first batch consisted of 19 miniatures: 10 Copplestone Female Ngoni Archers 8 Wargames Foundry Tribal Women Warriors 1 Reaper African Shamaness I have 43 figures in transit from Obelisk Miniatures &… Continue reading African Tribal Amazons – 1st Batch

Colonial Era / Pulp

Coming Soon: Colonial Adventures Gaming

I've been invited to play Colonial Adventures with a local gaming group! I would have normally turned down the request because I don't like to play periods where there are no women characters or warriors. I know I said I would do no new periods for this year. But guess what! There were several African… Continue reading Coming Soon: Colonial Adventures Gaming