Putting the Fun back into Fungus: Mushroom Men

With the release of the “Into the Breeding Pits” dungeon expansion for Frostgrave, there is now a second random encounter chart to make monsters for!  Featuring such clear and present dangers as bands of Gnolls, those classic skeletons, zombies and ghouls, dungeon staples such as giant rats and sewer slime, larger monsters such as minotaurs, trolls and various demons,  we also might encounter the Violent Fungus!


160823 reaper bones 77345 mushroom men trio


Eat one of these to grow to giant stature!

160823 reaper bones 77345 mushroom men A 160823 reaper bones 77345 mushroom men B 160823 reaper bones 77345 mushroom men C

As an aside, the popular myth of the classic red toadstool as the battle frenzy-inducing drug that Viking Berserkers ate before entering the fray has been thoroughly debunked, as the high that you get makes you uncoordinated and really bad at fighting.



77345 Mushroom Men

Reaper Bones KS2

Bonesium PVC

40mm + 30mm bases



Painted so far this month: 11

Painted so far this year: 244

The Stormcast Eternals aka Sigmarines

So I bought the Age of Sigmar game set when it was new, (Has it been a full year already?) and today I finished the first of the miniatures from it.

160821 Stormcast Eternal Liberator A1 160821 Stormcast Eternal Liberator A2

After prepping and priming them, I have been putting them off and off and off while deciding upon a paint scheme that does not take too long to do. This one was not too bad.

I basecoated with Army Painter Plate Mail primer spray. After that, glorious gold detailing and a couple other colours before a controlled wash with Army Painter Dark Tone Quickshade Ink (the dropper bottle version, not the dip) and a little highlighting with plate mail and shining silver.

I think it turned out fine.



of the Stormcast Eternal faction

Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Games Workshop

HIPS plastic

40mm base


Painted so far this month: 8

Painted so far this year: 241

Into the Silver Tower: The Purple Horror of Tzeentch

The Pink Purple Horror:

160821 Silver Tower Pink Horror A

The other is pink, but a way of to be finished.  These have so much detail and take ages to paint!



Pink Horror of Tzeentch / Herald of Tzeentch

from the Silver Tower base game set

by Games Workshop

also for Age of Sigmar / Warhammer 40.000

HIPS plastic

32mm base


Painted so far this month: 7

Painted so far this year: 240

Uhm, nice….Doggy?

I envision this demon dog as being a beast of smoke and fire, much like the Balrog. However. I don’t see it as burning the ground it walks on.

160821 reaper bones 77038 hell hound 160821 reaper bones 77038 hell hound A1

Most of the pictures I took of this were mysteriously out of focus. It obviously did not want to be taken a picture of.


77038: Hell Hound

Reaper Bones KS 1

Bonesium PVC

40mm base


Painted so far this month: 6

Painted so far this year: 239


Unfinished business: Tyranid Gaunts

I have gone a month or so without touching paint to mini. After my summer holiday I simply have not had the inclination. Or rather, I have not had the inclination at the same time as opportunity.

Sigh. I have been moving boxes and bags about in the cellar to make room for knocking down walls and breaking up parts of the concrete floor. There is much work to be done before the refurbished cellar rooms can be moved into properly.

At any rate, I found some old half painted Tyranids in one of the boxes. They were not that far off from being finished, so I did that and based them up. I think these were some of the last things I painted before simply stopping and going on my so-called gamer break.

160820 40k tyranid termagants

I still think of these as “hunter-killers”

160820 40k tyranid hormagaunts

Yeah, I love my horde swarm armies.

I seem to remember selling off the rest of the tyranids I had bought to start an army with more than a decade ago, when these minis were new.


At least I have these to remember them by.



Warhammer 40.000, Tyranid Faction

HIPS plastic

25mm bases


Finished so far this month: 4


Finished so far this year: 237


Into the Silver Tower, part 3: Scuttlings

Oh GW, what have you done to my beloved night goblins?

Luckily these variant models, for want of a better word, only appear in the Silver Tower game and are (probably) not weirdo GW newgoblins, but a different breed of chaos goblin altogether. Thank F for that.

That said, I quite like the concept. Tzeentch changing the ways and all that. . Yes, we get that they are spider-goblin hybrids of some sort, what with eight limbs and several sets of eyes. I think the spider web-patterns on the sides of their robes are overstating things.

160722 silvar tower scuttlings

Eight legged freaks. I tried to vary from the standard black with yellow-night goblin colour scheme a bit.



From the Silver Tower game set

Games Workshop 2016

HIPS plastic

25mm bases


Painted so far this month: 27

Painted so far this year: 233


And now I am off a couple weeks for the summer holidays. Sunny beaches here I come!