Do-it-Yourself Terrain

Adepticon Titanicus

04.09.2015

Post by Bill

One of the events I watched at Adepticon 2015 was called Adepticon Titanicus. A game with titans fighting titans on a massive scale, it was truly a sight to behold so I hastily shot some video and put this together.

Adepticon 2015 Photos

03.22.2015

Post by Bill

Having made another successful trip out to Adepticon this year with my Brother, as usual, I took pictures of all of the things I thought were neat.  They are of course, in no particular order and are all things I walked past and went…whoa, that’s neat!

Wargames Factory Skeleton Warriors Review

01.31.2015

Post by Bill

I decided that for my undead army I needed to have a large selection of skeletons and there has always been a large selection of undead miniatures out there.  To fill out my ranks I opted for Wargames Factory Skeleton Warriors.  This kit is all plastic and each box has the bits to create 30 skeleton warriors of various configurations.

Packaging

Packaging

5 Sprues per box

5 Sprues per box

Each box has 5 identical sprues, each containing more than enough parts for 6 Skeletons.  The bits included can create them with bows, spears, swords, and shields.  They even have the bits for some skeletons escaping from the grave/ground.  There are  some quirks with the sprues, however, like, there are two different style of shields, which to some, might not be a big deal unless you’re looking for rank and file troops with uniform configurations.

Front of Sprue

Front of Sprue

There is also only enough bows in each box to equip 15 of the 30 skeletons, which, if you’re looking for a mass of undead infantry, could be trouble if that’s what you’re looking for.  There are, however, enough pieces to do 30 spear and shield skeletons or 30 sword and shield skeletons.

Back of Sprue

Back of Sprue

Each sprue contains 20mm square bases that are decent in terms of quality.  They do not have the bevelled edges that are common among GW products and some third party companies like GF9.  Oddly enough, they match up fairly well with Mantic bases since they are pretty square.  They also have a decent under base depth for magnets in my case, this was a bonus.

Skeleton with Spear and Shield

Skeleton with Spear and Shield

Skeleton with Sword and Shield

Skeleton with Sword and Shield

One of the things that drew me into these skeletons over others were two things, price per box and the sculpts, these are very reminiscent of GW’s 90’s plastic skeletons, very thin, no armor, accentuated ribs, and some sort of disbelief that they were being held together in human form!  On the flip side I was bummed that there were no bits on these sprues for a Standard/Banner carrier or Musician.  You can see in the pictures below I do have both Standards and Musicians in there thanks to the wealth of bits I have laying around.  To be clear, those are not part of this kit.

Unit of 40 Skeletons with Swords and Shields

Unit of 40 Skeletons with Swords and Shields

Unit of 40 Skeletons with Spears and Shields

Unit of 40 Skeletons with Spears and Shields

So for me, I did a lot of digging around for a good skeleton kit, some other metal kits out there were pretty alright, but the cost was higher per model than these were.  From an aesthetic standpoint, these were fairly generic, which was great for what I was looking for, they weren’t themed after vampires, the desert, wearing ornate armor, etc.  For those looking for those things, you will not find it in this kit, but you will find a solid fantasy skeleton warrior kit with tons of options!