Fimm McCool's

Fimm McCool's

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Wood you believe it?

Those following the progress of The Woods will be aware of the imminent closure of pre-orders. I'd like to report that 20% of the initial run has been purchased by pre-order... it took 2 years of wargames show to achieve the same result with the first edition so I am delighted with how the following has grown. Thank you everyone who has ordered one, I look forward to hearing of your exploits in the world of Talamhlar and across the void... maybe we'll play a game together someday.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The pack are back!

During February I finally managed to get back onto the tale of four gamers challenge I've been doing with some chaps from the Oldhammer forum. To make up for falling behind over the winter I have pulled together 729 points for this month, but that's a bit of a cheat as it includes two fairly large characters!

Four teams of Jezzails, I'd take more but there's limits and stuff y'know.

Two warpfire throwers (with suitably unhealthy-looking operatives).

The army's general, a level 20 white skaven sorcerer. He's meant to have a warploque arquebus, so I will need to model that on at some point. I forgot and didn't have my army list to hand when I started chopping up Thanquol.

And the contingent assembled around the army standard, a dread banner carried by a lowly level 5 clan chieftain. I wanted to have my banners as copies of artwork from that most terrifying of book series "The Deptford Mice" by Robin Jarvis, not sure how well this one has come out though, I might be revisiting that idea.

That leaves me with a small contingent left to wrap up the 2000pt army-
20 Skavenslaves, a warpweaver and 11 Stormvermin, 4 beastmasters, 18 giant rats and two rat ogres. I must confess I have been holding off a little until my gnawlochs are cast up as I had intended them to be used as skavenslaves or stormvermin. As I want to have some more painted up in time for Salute anyway hopefully I'll manage it this month.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Following on from our article in the current Miniature Wargames mag, it's time for some pre-orders! Order your copy of The Wood second edition at before the 22nd March and you can get one for just £15, 25% off the cover price.

With art from the excellent John Sibbick how could you not? ;)


Monday, 11 February 2019

Woods terrain and photo shoot

Aaaargh! It's mid February! I have a March publishing date looming so things are very mental here, so much still to do! However, I have finished 6 boards for the new edition of The Woods and done the first photoshoot using them, so that's one thing off the list.

A bit of inspiration from the Isle of Skye for this rocky outcrop. It will site back to back for one big peak, front to front for a narrow valley or side by side for a ridgeline. This will probably be a big part of my display board for Salute.

Closer to home, these are inspired by Puzzlewood and the Forest of Dean Scowels. I want to keep adding stuff to these until it's properly overgrown.

Using castle bits from Scotia Grendel I have built a dwarf fortress in the rocks, kinda Game of Thrones I'm told (though I've never watched or read it). These go back to back to make a fortified island in the river, back onto the Storr rocks for a mountain backdrop or sit side by side with a gatehouse and drawbridge (yet to be painted) in the middle of the main wall.

And here are some photos of miniatures in their new surroundings:

(Huts from Fogou Models)

(Toadstools are Scotia Grendel)

(Stone circle from Scotia Grendel)


Friday, 25 January 2019

They're rats, Jim, but not as we know them!

It's not quite the end of January, and I have painted some ratmen! Not classic skaven (though they've gone on square bases to go into my skaven army) and nor do they add up to 500pts for this month's contribution, but at least they are painted!

They are 'gnawlochs' from Oakbound Studio's new The Woods book which is coming soon, and these chaps are on Kickstarter along with some fishy dudes right now: Deep One of the Powell Darks

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

A tale of one

Yup, it's a tale of one lamer. I have completely failed to get a single ratman painted this month.

To be fair to myself I have-
Sculpted 3 ratmen
Almost finished 6 commission pieces
Painted and created a kickstarter for the new gnomes and goblins
Built a goblin siege tower
Painted some new rock formations for my gaming table
Written all the creature entries for the new The Woods book
Drawn and painted 3 new art pieces for the book
Done a show and contacted several publishers and magazines
Bought a house

But none of that excuses me, sorry I have failed you.

I am taking a lot of December off, I will do better. By January I should then have enough skavenslaves to do the final part.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Gnomevember offerings

Hi there, me again.

Some of you may have seen I have a little kKickstarter on the go for gnomevember which contains some sculpts by various prestigious names- Martin Long, David Powell, Diego Serrate, Philip Hynes and Alessio Cisbani (plus a few from myself). These chaps have long been simmering and were due to be released to complement The Woods sourcebook Thunder Under Mount Silence, however I was finally prompted to get them sorted by some beautiful artwork from Mike Wolmarans (Tenerbae Studio) and Christian Schwager. Here 'tis:

Stunning, no? This is for a new The Woods book, of which more later. But for now here are the models as they popped out:


Hope you like them. Do stop by the KS and say hi! Goblignomic Wars Kickstarter