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Hoard of the Dragon Queen - More stuff that I've painted.

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Here are some more pictures of the models and other bits that I have painted for the Hoard of the Dragon Queen campaign.


Tents painted and finished, these will be used for the Dragon Cultist camp. The brown tents came out the best and these will be used for the Kobold and mercenaries camp and the red and blue tents will be for the cultists and Dragonkin.
Close up picture of the tents, I'm still not 100% happy with the colouring on the blue/purple tents so I might repaint these a later date.
Lizard men. These have been painted in the base colours and then dipped. I'll add the fine detail and clean up the rest of the painting later.
Giant purple mushrooms. I made these using milliput, but I still need to add detail to the bases and also matte varnish them
Blue Dragon from the D&D Icon range, I repainted this model and also dipped it in Army Builder Dark Tone. Once all of that was done I then added the fine detail and the flock and rock on the base
Pig Sty. For the village of Greenest,

Hoard of the Dragon Queen - Briefs emailed to players

The roll call for the Hoard of the Dragon Queen dungeon will be as follows.
(Dungeon date will be the 03/01/2015)


Jez James - Half Orc Ranger
Keth James - Half Orc Druid

Brief:
For a number of weeks now the two of you have been travelling through the untamed wilderness to the East of Baldurs Gate known as the Greenfields.
You have heard that a band of marauding bandits have been pillaging and stealing from small towns and villages a few days travel from where you are. So you have decided to take some paid work escorting a caravan of supplies that is heading in the direction of a small town called Greenest. 
From here you will take your pay and then leave the caravan to hunt down these vicious marauders.
As well as hiring you two for this trip the caravan master has also hired the aid of a few other mercenaries, some of which you have started to strike up a friendship with. 
Amongst these mercenaries are a savage Human Warrior and a preening Elf Bard, the barbarian is quiet and seems to be tro…

Hoard of the Dragon Queen - The Village of Greenest part 1

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Sneak peak of the Village of Greenest.


D&D Icons of the Realms - Pegasus

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Here is a picture of the D&D Icons of the Realms Pegasus that I picked up a couple of weeks ago, I've repainted, dipped and added new detail to the base.

I think it looks a lot better now.



Coming in January 2015 - Hoard of the Dragon Queen

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Lost Mines of Phandelver - The End.

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And so the final chapter in our first group foray into the world of D&D 5th Edition has come to an end, and what an end it was.

*****SPOILER ALERT*****.
There were Hobgoblins, Undead, Ankhegs, more Undead, Giant Mushrooms that stank and the final fight with Black Spider.
Here are some pictures of the epic dungeon that we played on Saturday, as you can see from the pictures our DM created a huge set piece dungeon from nothing more that a tonne of polystyrene, paint, sweat and love and what can I say apart from that it was amazing.
We started gaming at around 11am GMT on Saturday and we finally finished the dungeon 16 hours later on a early Sunday morning. 
Enjoy the pictures.
And so we begin, everything looks nice and tidy at this point of the day. Needless to say by the end of the dungeon and 16 hours later there were a lot more cups of coffee, food wrappers and tired gamers strewn about the place.

As you can see the dungeon was made from a huge SLAB of polystyrene which was then crafted,…

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Cragmaw Castle

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So after we finished our chat with the friendly druid and stopped off to loot some of the buildings and have a fairly nerve racking conversation with a Green Dragon we made our way out into the wilderness in search of Cragmaw Castle.

On the way to the Castle we made a brief stop off to have words with a Troll and a goblin who the Troll was intending on eating. Then made all haste to the castle with only one small diversion that came in the shape of a large Owlbear.

Once again our DM has excelled himself in the set piece work he built for the castle, so posted below are some pictures.


Cragmaw Castle. This was made by our DM, Phil, who constructed the castle and base from polystyrene. He then overlaid the top with paper so when we entered new rooms he could simply tear off the paper and reveal what the new area/room looked like.
If you zoom into the top of the picture you can just see the party "stealthily" approaching the castle.
Part of the paper "roof" has been removed …

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Thunder Tree Village

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So me and my gaming friends got together again at the weekend to play the next part of the D&D adventure Lost Mines of Phandelver.

Here are some photos taken by myself and one of the other players.
The first set of pictures show the village of Thunder Tree, we travelled here to find a druid who we hoped would help us find Cragmaw Castle.
The village of Thunder Tree
The ruins of Thunder Tree
Outside of the druids tavern, we had a big fight with a horde of Ash Zombies and the druid got out some popcorn and watched the battle.
Green Dragon lair....not quite big enough for his liking so he might be moving home soon.
Awesome Ettercap that we fought, this was made by the DM and scared the hell out of party.

D&D Icons of the Reams - part 2

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D&D Icons of the Realms

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Stuff I've been painted.
I posted some pictures of these miniatures earlier on the blog, but here are the finished versions. I've dipped these in Army Builder dark tone, then matte varnished them and finally added the detail to the bases.
I think the added detail really adds to these models and once me and my gaming buddies are finished with the D&D 5th edition Starter Set adventure then I'll be using these in the Horde of the Dragon Queen. 
I've read episodes 1-3 and I'll hopefully crack on with the rest this week.....I just need to find some spare time in between work, commuting to London, kids, family, eating, sleeping, painting e.t.c. e.t.c...!











Lost Mines of Phandelver - Goblin caves

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Bugbear Clarg.....
Walking across the rickety old bridge, still searching for our comrades.


Final fight in the goblinoid cave and we have found Sildar. He took a bit of a beating from the goblins but Jade Dragon managed to save him using the Spare the Dying spell.

Lost Mines of Phandelver - Further into the goblin stronghold

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Randall and Argentum leading the way.
Wolf cave, it only we had a Ranger to talk to them. Oh well..!
Trap evaded and more goblins vanquished.
From here you can see how many rooms we searched and the overall size of the excellent 3D tiles.