Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Bucket Of Fantasy Warriors
Okay, so here's the big pile of fantasy toy soldiers I referenced in yesterday's post. This is only half, because I think I have another pile of these guys somewhere in my garage. Actually, I think the other batch is the pirates, because I loved the skeletons they came with. That's something of a shortfall of this set, honestly, there's only one obvious 'bad guy' figure, which is that hairy bugbear/hobgoblin with the big axe you see on the right side. I hope the other set is pirates now, honestly. Because really, look at the picture below, that dragon is a bit derpy. Though a good fit for what I want it for, I suppose.
But what this set does do well though, is extras! The little evil bladed gazebo you see in the back right is a bit uninteresting. But just look at those trees! Darn if the set wasn't worth it just for that! I'm not even going to paint them, I am just going to use them as is. The bridge is nice, as are the little piles of rubble. I like the shapes, as they are clearly delineated obstacles, which makes measurement and LOS determination easier.
Also, the candles are pretty cool.
I do like the figures, even if the poses are a bit simplistic and repetitive. Some of them will make good fantasy characters from this tower defense game I play. Some of the others will take some work or convering, but I think I am up for it.
You all might be seeing more of this project in the future. Presuming I don't get burned out again and do nothing for months at a time.