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[EN/PL] Snori, the Troll Slayer! / Snori, Zabójca Trolli! (Alien Lab Creator Dwarf Kingdom Square Base 50mm)

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Hello to all of you cordially next weekend!
I was telling and painting a few historical figurines recently, which is why today something fantasy for a change. Fantasy in the spirit of good oldhammer.
The main inspiration for today's entry was the dwarf base that I got from Jacek from Alien Lab CreatorThe resin base or element of the terrain (to which I will use it for now) presents the shadow of dwarven power and wealth, which is now a ruined statue of one of the dwarven king. The element described today, as well as the previous two statues look very nice and are made with the utmost attention to detail. Your battle tables and dioramas will surely enrich you. They also perfectly fit as a base under one of many war machines.

And now a few words about the hero of today's entry - Troll Slayer, whom I just painted. The model has nearly as many years as me, which is why I love its curvature and irregularity even more.
Dwarfs are a noble and proud race that is extremely difficult to d…

[EN/PL] Three Musketeers / Les Trois Mousquetaires / Trzej Muszkieterowie (Anno Domini 1666. Athos)

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Hello everyone!

Today, through the painted Athos model, I return to the of Three Musketeers theme.
It has just ended (great success!) the collection of games and additions for the Anno Domini 1666project (which I described IN THIS PLACE) on Wspieram.To and Kickstarter. It is time to finish the Musketeers band, which are attached to the Anno Domini 1666 game box.
I repeated it at every opportunity and I will say now that the models for the mentioned system look fantastic and painting them is pure pleasure. That's how it was with the metal figure of Athos, which I received from the game's producer Wargamer.

I invite you to photos of the painted model and to a short essay about the literary original.

The three musketeers are the first part of Alexander Dumas's trilogy about four French musketeers: Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d'Artagnan. The next parts are Twenty years later and Viscount de Bragelonne. The action of the novel is set in turbulent times in the first half of the 17…

[EN/PL] Landsknechts IV: Recruitment / Rekrutacja (Warlord Games)

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Hello everyone!
Today I invite you to the next part of the entry dedicated to the history of Landsknechts, mercenary soldiers of the infantry formation from the late fifteenth and sixteenth century, modeled on the units of the mercenary Swiss armed with pikes.
Last week's post about Warlord Games box was very warmly received, so I will stay for a few days in the era of the early Renaissance, in one of the German cities ...

       We already know what the structure of the regiment looks like and which officers were appointed by the colonel to serve in units consisting of Landsknechts.
These formations consisted of shooters, pikemen and Doppelsöldners (double-legged). Recruited to these units, people were not a random collection of dark star types who counted on easy profit and the possibility of a soldier.
        The reigning baby boom during the Renaissance caused that in many families were third and subsequent sons who could not count on a high proportion of family gold or business p…