Dungeon Saga Zombie Trolls

Trolls. That also are zombies.  What’s not to love?


160428 Mantic Dungeon Saga Zombie Troll A

Zombie Troll. The green one.


160428 Mantic Dungeon Saga Zombie Troll B

Zombie Troll, the purple one


160428 Mantic Dungeon Saga Zombie Troll C

Zombie Troll, the pale one

These were fun. Great big zombies with massive upper bodies, lots of muscles and the trademark Mantic itty bitty legs.

I repositioned the arms a bit with the hot water method. I meant the green one to have it’s hands closer together, but during the next week or so, they moved a bit apart. It seems I did not have hot enough water or dunk it long enough to reset the material’s plastic memory.

Dungeon Saga minis come pre-assembled, which is definately not always a boon. Apart from typical difficulties with getting at mould lines, there are other problems…

One of these trolls  had it’s head glued on upside down(!). Also most minis in the range are standing a bit wonky on the base, as in they are not centered, not facing the right way (at least, what I think of as the right way, i.e. looking looking ahead in relation to the base’s straight edges. Front and center, as it were)

I tried repositioning a few, but it turned out to be more bother than it was worth to do. Most of the minis are glued down pretty tight and resist pulling off, making it too easy to damage them doing that. And to add insult to injury, this rigid plastic is quite hard to slice with a craft knife (much harder than bones, or even polystyrene). So I let them be.

That leaves only Hoggarth the Zombie Troll Shaman left of the base game to do. (and a mass of orcs and goblins, a horde of devils of the abyss and the big dragon…) I think I will be painting something else for a while before revisiting these. I recently bought the Frostgrave rulebook and think I will make a stab at a warband or two using some of the 20 or so Bones I still have unpainted…


Zombie Trolls from the Dungeon Saga base set

Mantic Games

Rigid PVC

50mm bases


Painted so far this month: 20 (Damn you, Fallout 4! Eating all my spare time! Again!)

Painted so far this year: 155


Dungeon Saga Skeleton Swordsmen and Archers

I started playing Fallout 4 again.  And suddenly it is next Tuesday…

so all I have done the last couple weeks are some more skeletons for Dungeon Saga.

160419 Mantic Dungeon Saga Skeleton Swordsmen x3

Skeleton Swordsmen


160419 Mantic Dungeon Saga Skeleton Archers x3

Skeleton Archers

Again, simple with colour variations so I can tell the three apart (as if that ever is nessecary in Dungeon Saga…)


Just the zombie trolls to go to finish the base game set. After that, orcs, abyssals and the dragon.

I think I will be doing something completely different for a while, just to get back into the groove.

I have been swapping several sets of minis on the Lead adventure forum, and have a good sized batch of wierd and wonderful minis to start! Most of which need clean up and prep before even thinking of paint. Good times ahead!


More skeletons from the Dungeon Saga base game set

Mantic Games

Rigid PVC

25mm bases


Painted so far this month: 17

Painted so far this year: 152

Dungeon Saga Dwarf Revenants and Armoured Zombies

Continuing the Dungeon Saga stuff


160407 Mantic Dungeon Saga Undead Dwarf Revenants x3

Officially known as Undead Dwarf Revenants

I painted them with white capes, as they are the Kingsguard.

As with all the minis that come in threes, I have made some subtle differences with different tones of white on the capes, and other details in different colours.


160407 Mantic Dungeon Saga Armoured Zombies x3

Armoured Zombies

Your basic soldier boys brought back to unlife. With proper weapons and thick armour making them a much different prospect to fight than the usual soft-target peasants.


Assorted Undead from the Dungeon Saga base game.


Rigid PVC

25mm bases


Painted so far this month: 11

Painted so far this year: 146

The Cloaker

A bit of variation from the Dungen Saga, while still keeping with the dungeon theme, of sorts:

160403 77391 Bones Cloaker

Reaper Bones KS2 77391: Cloaker aka Cloak Beast

Your basic dungeon hazard or random encounter, a cloaker will drop down from above and envelop it’s victim while biting down hard. Much like an octopus, come to think of it.

This version looks much more like a great big leech with batlike wings, than like a cloak which the original AD&D monster is described as -a great big flying/dropping cloak-like “sheet”, with teeth and a bad attitude.

I do not know if that stalagmite is meant to be the stand for the cloaker or not, but it fits and came in the same KS shipment, so maybe it is.

I used one of the MDF oval bases from Warbases


77391: Cloaker

Reaper Miniatures, Bones KS2

Bones PVC

20x30mm oval base


Painted so far this month: 5

Painted so far this year: 140


Ye Pile of Olde: I found another Oldhammer Zombie!

160403 oldhammer zombie2

While rummaging through some boxes with old miniatures, I came across this ancient lead rotten zombie.

And I had to paint it right away.


This is the fifth one from the original blisterpack (yes, Citadel used to have 5 random lead minis per blisterpack from their series of maybe 8-12 different ones) to go with the other four I found and painted last year.



Citadel (from sometime in the 1980s)

Lead metal

25mm base


Painted so far this month: 4

Painted so far this year: 139

Dungeon Saga Mawbeasts

From the Warlord of Galahir Expansion:


160403 Mantic Dungeon Saga Mawbeasts x3

Mawbeasts aka Fleabags

This expansion is all about the so-called Greenskins: Orc, Goblins and their ilk.

I started with the little lion-like dogthings. I have done them with subtle differences in the colour. Probably should have done one as a tiger and another as a leopard just for laughs. Or those demon hounds from Willow.


from the Warlord of Galahir expansion for Dungeon Saga

Mantic Games

Rigid PVC

25mm bases


Painted so far this month: 3

Painted so far this year: 138