Thursday, April 12, 2012

10mm Fantasy Sampling for LSNC: Fantasy, Ancients & Medieval

As we go into the final stages of working on "Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonics", I have begun working on 10mm forces for the next incarnation of the LSNC series, "Look, Sarge, No Charts: Fantasy, Ancients & Medieval". I haven't started to concentrate on one or two particular forces yet, but have been painting up some odds and ends I've acquired over the past couple years.
Below are a sampling of what I've been working on recently. Note, that while I have based them up in the standard LSNC style, we have not developed the labels for this version of the rules yet, so in some of the photos you will see a blank area on the back of the bases. Some of the figures are shown with a US penny to give a sense of scale.
At Cold Wars Rob from Eureka Miniatures USA brought us a few sample packs from their 10mm Fantasy line to peruse and purchase. These four 'Tree Trolls' are one of the packs I got. They are being commanded by a 25mm Games Workshop dryad, who passes wonderfully for a 10mm Ent, or a rarely seen Ent-wife as the case my be.
A close up of two of the Tree-Trolls. There is nice detail on these so they are a snap to paint by drybrushing.

Over the winter I purchased a Games Workshop "Battles of Five Armies" set, which contains a wealth of 10mm figures. Below are some of the goblins from this set.

At first I wasn't a fan of figures cast in strips, but the way these strips speed up my painting has started to make me a believer.

A close up of the goblins. These are great figures and more in line with GW's LOTR goblins, then their Warhammer and Warmaster varieties, which I find too cartoony

These are some of the elves from the BoFA set. Here again, these are great figures that paint up fast.

A close up of the elves. These will be the basis for a wood elf force I plan to build.

These are some Pendraken Amazons. I painted them more modestly then intended, turning them from PG-13/R to more G rated figures.

A close up of the Amazons.

These are a pair of Games Workshop High Elf Bolt Throwers. These are beautifully detailed figures, and one of the less cartoony races in GW's Warhammer and Warmaster ranges.

That's it for now. I'm mainly concentrating on Historicon painting at this point, but hope to post some more photos of my "LSNC: Fantasy, Ancients & Medieval" progress later in the summer.


  1. Very nice work. The elves in particular look great.

  2. Your painting of those amazons has convinced me. I've been disappointed in the dearth of female figures in this scale, but given that I play these games with the kids, the amazons weren't on my 'to buy' list. Seeing how well they paint up I'm gonna add a few to my next cart. Well done.

  3. Thanks. Glad I could help. I agree with your wish there were more female troops types avialable in 10mm.