The Kiepencon 2019 a convention report

Yesterday was the Kiepencon in Münster Germany. In the last years I went there as a punter only. This year I staged a cruel seas participation game.

the venue was the same as in the years before.

Except that all rooms of the venue were used . The x wing tournament was held in two separate rooms on the first floor:

As i had to run my own game I have, sadly, no more pictures of the running tournament.

Here are pictures of all the games that could be seen and taken part in during the day:

Adeptus Titanicus:

A splendid pirat game:

And my own cruel seas participation game. We played the second scenario from the rulebook about seven times and the tanker got sunk by torpedoes only once! Definitely something has to be done about the torpedo rules I think. The people managed to pick up the game mechanics very quickly and much fun was had by all. Warlord gave us some spurs of german s boats and vespers to give away as incentives. So the winner of each game could pick a sprue!

It was a brilliant day out . I would recommend attending the Kiepencon next year if you are near Münster. Probably a new venue is needed in the next year if the con continues to grow that fast !! Until next year……

Frostgrave Soldiers II

I just got these in the post:

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It is a box of 20 hardplasic miniatures in 28mm scale. These are soldiers ,too like the figures in the older Frostgrave soldiers box but these are female warriors instead of the usual male ones.

Here is the back of the box:

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In the box you will find the following sprue with 5 female warriors. There are 4 identical sprues in the box:

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As you can see the bodies are much slimmer then the male ones and they are dressed in a believable way not in chainmail bikinis ! You can build 3 firing figures ( two with bowes one with crossbow) or 5 close combat fighters with spear sword axe or knife. There are enough parts like cloak, backpack and other equipment to build a wide selection of different figures.

Very recommended especially together with the Soldiers ! box ( male soldiers) as they seem to be interchangeable .

I will use them in my Warhammer 40000 setting and arm them with lasguns as militia .

The Wildling army standard bearer

Every army needs a standard bearer of course. So my wildling Army is no exception. I build him from a Warlord ancients figure a few bits from my bits box like the head of the animal skin and the skull onto of the standard . The pointy things and the Shield are from different Northstar boxes. The animal skin was done with greenstuff.

Here he is painted up in all his glory:

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Hope you like him. Next up will be the Chief of the army.

WunWun

Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun was a Free Folk Giant who resided at Hardhome before being saved by Jon Snow and taken south of the Wall. He is more commonly referred to by the other Free Folk as “Wun Wun”. Here is my take on the GoT WunWun.

Used this miniature as a base for conversion.

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I used a lot of grey stuff, something like green stuff but softer to dress him more like a giant from the north and gave him a beard like WunWun has in the films:

The square I sculpted on the base is for a die, to use as wound marker in Dragon Rampant. I found smaller dies later so the painted model looks a bit different.

Here is the finished sculpt:

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And here he is painted:

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and with marker die:

and next to the Lord of bones for size comparison:

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More pictures of the Lord of bones in the next days.

 

The chief of the unit and the complete Wildling archer unit

Here is the last missing mini of my 12 man Wildling archer unit for my GoT Dragon Rampant project . This is a strait build from the Frostgrave plastic barbarian set except for the head were I glued the horns on. The head was from my bits box so I can’t really say to which plastic set he belongs to.

Here is the completed unit:

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I hope you like the unit. I think they look quite good . The Barbarian set is a really good set well sculpted figures and very versatile. Very recommended !

Next up will be my take on Wun Wun

Lord of Bones Wildling chief

The Lord of Bones, also mocked as “Rattleshirt” by the brothers of the Night’s Watch, is a wildling leader of renown. He is called Rattleshirt due to his armor, which is made up of loosely-tied bones that clatter as he moves. He wears a broken giant’s skull as his helm.(Wiki of Ice and Fire). This is my take of him:

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It is a Frostgrave barbarian body with a Frostgrave cultists head and some green stuff for the bones. He leads a 6 man unit of heavy Infantry ( two handed weapons ) for my Dragon Rampant Wildling army.

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Hope you like what you see! More of my Wildling army over the next weeks.

 

The start of a GoT wildling army

The free folk is the name used to refer to themselves by the people who live in the lands beyond the Wall, still on the continent of Westeros but beyond the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. The name they employ makes reference to their society, which recognizes no inherent or hereditary political authority, except for leaders whom they choose to follow. The people of the Seven Kingdoms refer to the Free Folk derogatorily as wildlings.

Normally the wildlings are divided into many different rival clans ( up to 90 different ones), but occasionally they unite behind a single over-chieftain known as a King-Beyond-the-Wall, as they were under Mance Rayder. A major difference between the Free Folk and the feudal society of the Seven Kingdoms is that they do not recognize a class of hereditary nobility in their society. They take great pride in their “free” status.

When the Barbarian plastic box set from North Star came out a few weeks back I got myself a few boxes as I think they are a good start to do wildlings or free folk. First is a “unit” (is this a term fit for wildlings?) of 12 Bowmen or hunters . They will hunt for game as well as black watch.

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The chief of the unit. A Barbarian body and arms with a frostgrafe soldier head with horns from a barbarian head.

first warrior:

A barbarian body with frost grave soldiers arms and Perry arrows.

second warrior:

A complete barbarian build minus the horns on the helmet which I gave to the chief.

third warrior:

A frost grave soldiers body with barbarian arms and head.

fourth warrior:

A barbarian body arms and head with a Perry bow and quiver on the back.

fifth warrior:

Again a strait build from the Barbarian box with the addition of Perry arrows.

sixth warrior:

A frostgrave Soldier body with barbarian arms and head

seventh warrior:

another strait build

eighth warrior:

and another right out of the barbarian box set.

nineth warrior:

A complete barbarian build.

tenth warrior:

A barbarian head and body with frost grave soldiers arms.

eleventh warrior:

A complete barbarian build with Perry arrows.

So these are the twelve figures in the unit for Dragon Rampant. There is one question though.

The wildlings  in the films have all long sleeves . The barbarian arms have bare upper arms. Have a look here:

Would you sculpt long sleeves on the models? I mean the come from the cold !?