Wargaming Musings?

I'm a bit of a butterfly in terms of my attention and sticking to gaming projects long term isn't my strongest point. On the bright side, atleast I flit between the same things. Expect an ecclectic medley of Moderns, Dark Ages, Quar and Early Wild West, almost all in 28mm... (with some 1/48 moderns thrown in... )

Thursday, 27 August 2015

All That Remains Teaser - Northern Nomad WiP shots.....

A few WiP snaps from my desk, showing some of the stuff I'm working on for the ATR display game - please ignore the part painted Valkyrie crew and the horde of  grey-primed dark-ages types on the paint station in the background! Most of the figures are based off either Gripping Beast Jomsvikings or Wargames Foundry Cossacks; and I'm trying to convey the image of a post-apocalypse, nomadic warrior culture. These folks are mammoth (don't ask) and reindeer herders, who trade and raid as the opportunity presents itself. Technology level is black-powder, with occasional bits of scavenged pre-apocalyse technology (such as the Carn's pump action shotgun). I'm hoping that by mixing Rus Vikings, cossacks and generic hair barbarians together I'll get a group that looks unmistakably 'northern warrior', without looking too much like anyone thing....
Inspiration definitely stolen from the World of Mortal Engines books!

If these guys are interesting - please do check out the ATR blog:  http://armiesoftheaftermath.blogspot.co.uk/


 From L: A scav/archeotechologist, nomad warrior, Carn Ikea Torsson, a selection of pack mules and part of a hunting dog. The building in the background will be the 'traders hut' in the display game... Yes, it does have a sofa and a washing machine outside it. No... I don't know why either!
From L; Hunting dogs, light cannon 1 (Warlord Frame gun), light cannon 2 (Boot Hill 'come take it' gun), 2 part-converted Warlord gun crew (ECW Scots -> Northern Nomads) & a part built cart as scatter for the village in the display game.
The gun crewman hunched over will be getting a slung shield and will have some GSing done on his coat. The chap leaning forward with the fuse needs some work done on his trousers, and may well get a belt...
Assorted part painted Northern Nomads
(Note: angry northern lady!)
More assorted part painted nomads....
Close-up of Carn Ikea Torsson, my commander for the display game
(Ancestral shotgun for the win!)


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks :)
      The original idea and the basic look of the warriors draws very heavily on the Mortal Engines stories, so I can't take all the credit ;-)

  2. Nice looking warband. This lot are going to look great.

  3. When we next get a game in I will have to pit them against my Pictsies.

    1. Cheers mate :)
      How many pictsies have you got? These boys will need thinning as I'm aiming at about 60 for the display game; )