Fantasy

Tower & Dwarves
The Short Tower, with a unit of Dwarves in front.
“…half the places I have been to, never were. Half the things I say are there cannot be found…I make mistakes, but I am on the side of Good, by accident and happenstance.” — from James Thurber’s novel Thirteen Clocks

15mm fantasy wargaming using Chipco’s Fantasy Rules! 2nd & 3rd Edition, and WRG’s Hordes of the Things (HOTT), as well as 25mm fantasy skirmish with one of several rulesets.

A Small Stone Circle

Posted on Jun 19th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Not every stone circle is a gigantic trilithon monument like Stonehenge. Some of them might be barely recognizable as stone circles, in fact, until…

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LANtasy 2017 Photos!

Posted on Apr 6th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Our local "big" convention, LANtasy, was a couple weeks ago now. I participated in the Blood Bowl & Infinity tournaments all weekend, and my Infinity…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 8

Posted on Feb 7th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Blomping along... Primer! Got the gondola spray-primed grey and the balloon envelope brush-primed black. The LAF Build Something 2017…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 7

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Greenstuff all over the place this time! I've started on the heavy leather harness that the troll uses to tow the Blomp along, as well as…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 6

Posted on Jan 31st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Progress, the purpose of the troll revealed, and IT FLIES. Well, sort of! I got most of the structural parts of the base done today, barring…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 5

Posted on Jan 25th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Progress! Greenstuff! An incompletely explained troll! I broke out the greenstuff and went at the gondola this evening. I filled in under all the…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 4

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Good progress on the Blomp gondola this weekend, with all the major structural assembly finished, skinning done in styrene sheet, and the start of…

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BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 3

Posted on Jan 21st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Blomping onward, in a classic goblin-engineering "make sh*t up as you go" fashion! The front half of the gondola has been skinned with styrene…

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Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 2

Posted on Jan 19th, 2017 - By The Editors - 0 Comments

Progress on my Lead Adventure Forum Build Something 2017 entry, the goblin-crewed Bloodyear Blomp! I'd said previously I was going to finish…

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Build Something 2017: The Bloodyear Blomp

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Every year or so over on Lead Adventure Forum they hold a friendly Build Something competition. There's a theme that imposes some restrictions; one…

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A Christmas Tree?

Posted on Dec 21st, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I'm going to be moving between Christmas & New Years so I've been busy packing stuff and cleaning; I've been in my current digs about three and a…

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Blood Bowl Sideline Ads, Sheet The First

Posted on Dec 14th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally got a sheet done with most of my Blood Bowl sideline ads to date, arranged in strips and sized for 1"x3", which is a good height for…

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Goblin Dugout Started

Posted on Dec 10th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Simple dugout for the goblin-themed Blood Bowl pitch-side set I'm doing; there will be another dugout similar to this for the other team, and the…

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A Goblin Scoreboard, Part Two

Posted on Nov 19th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The base of the new Blood Bowl scoreboard is now covered in sand, painted, and flocked. I might still add some additional foliage or other details to…

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A Goblin Scoreboard, Part One

Posted on Nov 17th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Decided that my Blood Bowl Goblin team, currently glorying in the name of T.U.R.D. (what that stands for changes every single game they play...)…

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The Workbench This Week, 4 November 2015

Posted on Nov 4th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Quick and dirty late night snapshot of my workbench! Front and centre is a Reaper Bones troll (in white plastic still, hence kind of blown out…

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Necromancer Beer – a Blood Bowl Sideline Ad

Posted on Jun 6th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Something quick and silly to break the month-long dry spell in posting! On our local Blood Bowl league's Facebook page one of the guys made a joke…

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Quiet Except For Goblins…

Posted on Nov 14th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

A month between posts... I managed more updates that that from a hotel room in far northern Alberta while working 70 hour weeks! I have been doing…

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Sculpting Skulls

Posted on Oct 14th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The LED tea light candle I started sculpting into a burning altar piece has been seen in previous recent posts on my sculpting adventures. Over on…

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Sculpting In Exile III: Hands, Faces & Skulls

Posted on Sep 28th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

They have hands! Well, hands are in progress, in any rate. I used thin wire superglued to the forearm or wrist of each figure, then built the fingers…

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Sculpting in Exile Progress Pics

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A gallery post of work-in-progress cellphone photos from Project Hotelroom Treemen! Many of these were taken late at night under a desk lamp and…

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Sculpting in Exile

Posted on Sep 21st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'm away from home in northern Alberta for four to six weeks helping run a field project for the company I work for. It's hard but fascinating work…

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Reaper Minis Customer Service is Awesome

Posted on Aug 28th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Looking to assemble unique teams for Blood Bowl without spending a lot of money, I've been poking around the Reaper Bones collection - Reaper's…

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Paint on Blood Bowl Temples

Posted on Aug 26th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 3 Comments

Finally getting paint onto all the Blood Bowl sideline buildings, which means it's worth pointing a camera at them again - neither bare pink…

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Lines & Logos on a Blood Bowl Pitch

Posted on Aug 21st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

It's been a quiet stretch here mostly because I was away from home for just over a week housesitting for a family member on the other side of town,…

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My Blood Bowl Stadium All Laid Out

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Still loads of things to finish on the project, but after doing the crocodile head logo in the centre of the pitch this evening I just had to lay…

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Stencil Test for a Blood Bowl Pitch

Posted on Aug 9th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've got a felt Blood Bowl pitch that I have marked the standard grid on (15x29 30mm squares) but after months of using it I hadn't gotten any…

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Bloodbowl Dugout Temple Decoration

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

IN the local Bloodbowl league I'm currently involved in, there's a pair of Lizardman teams, one using the regular GW figures for the team and my…

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Dugouts & Dice Towers For Bloodbowl

Posted on Aug 1st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

When I finished the new BB scoreboard temple back in May I mentioned that when I got back from Europe I was going to be building a new set of…

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The Saltwater Slaughter (BB Roster)

Posted on Jul 20th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Posting this mostly for the other folks in the local V-Nuffle Blood Bowl League that has just started it's fourth season; I've got a Lizardman team…

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Off for a While!

Posted on May 26th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'm off to Europe first thing tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, heading to Vienna to join a group riding all the way to Nantes, France. That's roughly…

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BB Scoreboard Temple Part Five – Finished!

Posted on May 25th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Three coats of gloss varnish on the water, flock around the edges of the base, and the two score indicators and weather indicator all finished - the…

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BB Scoreboard Temple, Part Four: Paint!

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Blood Bowl scoreboard temple now has paint on it and is largely finished except for some gloss varnish over the two pools for a water look and…

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BB Scoreboard Temple, Part Three

Posted on May 21st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Bits and pieces of detailed putty-pushing this evening, mostly. I finished the last three icons for the weather indicator - Blazing Heat (fire), Snow…

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New Bloodbowl Scoreboard, Part Two

Posted on May 20th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Followup from yesterday afternoon's post, I got the Milliput out and did a first pass on the piece. As well as patching a couple of seams between…

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Stonework & A New BB Scoreboard

Posted on May 19th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A while ago via Google Plus, I stumbled over the Terrain Wench and her work, specifically the nicely done Lizardman spawning pool she had created.…

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Blood Bowl Action!

Posted on May 19th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I posted way back in early December about the Blood Bowl pitch and scenery I was working on, and it's been in use regularly in the months since, but…

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Crocodilian Logos with Inkscape

Posted on May 8th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So I decided that my primary Blood Bowl team, made up of Impact Miniatures Sarcos crocodiles (run as Lizardmen in BB) needed a team logo. I spent…

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The Workbench This Week, 29 May 2014

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quick overhead snapshot of the painting bench recently. As you might have guessed from recent posts, I've been in a "clear the decks" sort of mood,…

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Blood Bowl Markers

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Not having the time or energy right now for larger projects, I've been bashing away at a few sets of markers for Blood Bowl teams, both my own and…

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Lizards & Lunatics

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Had two small orders come in last week. I have been saving money for an epic bike vacation to Europe in a few months (Vienna, Austria to Nantes,…

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Blood Bowl Team Roster PDF

Posted on Feb 21st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

When I started this whole Blood Bowl thing back in December, part of the joke was "playing a GW game without giving GW a cent". Parts of this are…

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Blood Bowl Tracking Sheet PDF

Posted on Feb 17th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I'm in the middle of the five-week field assignment for work, so away from most of my usual gaming habits and my workbench. All is not lost, however,…

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Blood Bowl Pitch, Part II

Posted on Jan 17th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally got a can of green spraypaint at the local hardware place and laid my fabric BB pitch out to blotch green across it, just to break up the…

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Happy (Belated!) New Year!

Posted on Jan 6th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Been fairly quiet around here lately - blame all the usual holiday business - but the holiday season was a good one for gaming around here,…

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Blood Bowl Crocs, Nearly Finished

Posted on Dec 12th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

uick late night workbench photo of my Impact Miniatures Sarcos crocodile team for Blood Bowl. They're 99% done, with only the hook-hands of two and a…

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Starting A Blood Bowl Pitch

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Being a completist, when I decided to get into Blood Bowl there was no way I'd just leave it at a team or two and nothing else! Besides, although…

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Blood Bowl Crocs, Part Two

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Work continues on the Impact Miniatures Sarcos crocodile team for Blood Bowl, and I finally got a photo in daylight before I went off to work this…

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…And Now for Something Completely… Crocodilian!

Posted on Dec 1st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This is something I never actually thought would happen in my wargaming life: I'm painting figures for one of GW's rulesets! Blood Bowl has been…

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Lead Painters League 7, Round Six

Posted on May 26th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Over to fantasy figures for the first time in this LPL for me, with a team of Reaper dwarves. Lovely figures loaded with detail, as you'd expect from…

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What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Bit of a slow summer here on the Warbard, and in gaming in general for me. I haven't touched a paintbrush since June (or possibly May...) and while…

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And Then the Golem Threw Another Stone…

Posted on May 8th, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Always interested in a new gaming system and being pen and paper roleplayers, Brian and I have been playing a little bit of Songs of Blades and…

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An LPL3 Archive

Posted on Mar 10th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As discussed in my last post on entering LAF's LPL5, here's all ten of the images from my 2009 LPL3 entries. I finished somewhere in the bottom third…

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15mm castle

Posted on Jan 29th, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a repost of an old article from the original Warbard pages. - Corey I've built most of a smallish fortress/castle, finally got enough …

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Terrain: 15mm Cardboard Fantasy Buildings

Posted on Sep 25th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I put the first of these buildings - the Short Tower - up on the site sometime around 2000, and for ten years they've been consistently popular. I…

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Photos from a Fantasy Rules! Battle

Posted on Sep 25th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

More old photos resurrected - this time a few from a Fantasy Rules! 2nd Edition game we played years ago. Human medieval knights & footmen vs…

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Fantasy Gallery #1

Posted on Sep 25th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

15mm fantasy figures, based for Hordes of The Things (HOTT) or Fantasy Rules! (FR!). Many of the figures are long-out-of-production Ral Partha 15mm…

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Links: Fantasy Wargaming

Posted on Sep 17th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Chipco's Fantasy Rules! Links Chipco publish Fantasy Rules!. They've got a great set of FR! links. Lone Wolf Development makes the…

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Tony’s Undead FR! battle report

Posted on Dec 1st, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard - Corey Tony wrote this battle report after our most recent FR! game, the first in which his Undead…

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Three-player FR! – Capture the Flag!

Posted on Oct 17th, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard - Corey This is a battle report from this summer - I wrote it up for the Chipco List, but just found…

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Gladius & Axe: Roman Early Imperial Legions Vs. Dwarven Axedwarves

Posted on May 1st, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard - Corey Neil and I had a very interesting FR! battle on Sunday - 1000pts of Dwarves vs. 1000pts of…

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Grashnek da Uruk on Unbolg’s big raid into ‘uman territ’ry

Posted on Apr 27th, 1999 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This is an old battle report from the original Warbard - Corey We had a Medieval Human vs Orc FR! fight Tuesday (April 27, 1999), and I've …

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Battle #2: The Duchess of Southfold’s War on the Dwarves

Posted on Apr 26th, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is an old battle report from the original Warbard - Corey 750pt Dwarves (Corey) vs. 750pt Medieval Humans (Brian). The Duchess of…

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FR! Battle #1: Unbolg the Uruk Offends the Dwarves

Posted on Apr 25th, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is an old battle report from the original Warbard - Corey 750pt Dwarven force (Joel commanding) vs 750pt Orc/goblin force (Brian…

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HOTT Battle: The Second Part of the Grand Duke’ s War; or The Downfall of the Grand Duke.

Posted on Mar 4th, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard. The first part of the report is in The Duke of Erehwon' s War with the Dwarves post. -…

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HOTT Battle: The Duke of Erehwon’s War with the Dwarves.

Posted on Mar 3rd, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard. The second part of the report is in The Second Part of the Grand Duke' s War; or The Downfall of the…

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HOTT battle report from a friend

Posted on Mar 3rd, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard - Corey These two battles were fought between myself[Brian] & a friend; they were his first and…

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HOTT Battle 3: Kzah Robad

Posted on Mar 2nd, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard - Corey A millenium ago, Kzah Robad had been a great Dwarven provincal capital, massively built and…

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HOTT Battle 2: Slow Grind

Posted on Mar 1st, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Advancing after their triumph at the Ketan River, Reorax's army moved deeper into human-occupied territory, their ultimate goal the Kzah Robad…

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HOTT Battle 1: Head Shot…

Posted on Feb 8th, 1999 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a battle report from the old Warbard - Corey Dwarven warleader Reorax Thanak (the Witchkiller) surveyed his troops and the situation.…

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