Dungeon Saga Tortured Souls

I had this idea to jumpstart my Abyssal Kings of War army with the Dungeon Saga minis. So I ordered extra of the Abyssals set, netting me 5 of each instead of 3 of each.


But in KoW, what use is 5 of infantry? On too large bases? Damn it all to Hell! ;P



Which background works better?


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These are like the other Dungeon Saga minis: a bit soft in the details, but still better than alot that has gone before.


Maybe I should have done Lavabases on these?


Tortured Souls

From Dungeon Saga, the Infernal Crypts expansion

(Kings of War Forces of the Abysss faction)

Mantic Games

Rigid PVC

25mm bases


Painted so far this month: 6  / 31.  25 to go!

Painted so far this year: 70 / 365. Just 295 to go!

Dungeon Saga: Karrathor, the Tyrant of Halpi!

This model has been sitting around unpainted on my desk for ages and ages, getting in the way and generally making a nuisance of itself.

Time to wash it out of my hair, as it were.


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The internet seems full of slams of this mini, both the aesthetics and the quality of the casting.

For my part, I cannot for the life of me see what is wrong with it. Aesthetics aside (I like the bulky, powerful and slightly cartoony dragon this represents), I found the casting itself to be perfectly good. I had to do very little to fit the pieces together and there was just soem few mould lines that needed carving off.

Granted the base was slightly warped, but that was easily fixed with some hot water.

As board game dragons go, this is the best I have seen yet.

One quick and dirty paint job, and we are ready to go!



Karrathor, the Tyrant of Halpi

Dungeon Saga: The Tyrant of Halpi expansion



75mm square base


Minivember Tally: 24


Painted so far this month: 33

Painted so far this year: 357



Dungeon Saga Infernal Crypts: Drech’Nok the Destroyer

As the top dog of the Abyssal forces of the Infernal Crypts expansion, Drech’Nok the Destoyer!

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Your basic red skinned demon lord. This will be the typical look for the abyssal forces. Since they are so very stereotypical devils, I think the red is entirely appropriate, even if “it has been done”.

Tim Curry at his best!


Drech’Nok the Destoyer

from Dungeon Saga: The Infernal Crypts expansion

Mantic Games

Rigid PVC

25mm base



Minivember tally: 16

Painted so far this month: 21

Painted so far this year: 345




Dungeon Saga revisited: The Warlord of Galahir

My unfinished Dungeon Saga minis has not seen any love for some time now. I have the contents of three Expansions to go, The Warlord of Galahir with the Orcs, Goblins and Trolls; The Infernal Crypts with all the abyssal demons ( and I got an extra set of them for some reason. Oh yes, an army for Kings of War), and the Tyrant of Halpi with the big fat dragon. All are primed and ready to be painted. So lets start easy with Thrundak Skullsplitter himself, the Warlord of Galahir in person.


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Not really satisfied with him for some reason. Oh well, can’t win ’em all. He’s done now.


Thrundak Skullsplitter

From Dungeon Saga: The Warlord of Galahir expansion

Mantic Games

Rigid PVC

25mm base


Minivember Tally: 9

Painted so far this month: 12

Painted so far this year: 336


Dungeon Saga Zombie Troll Shaman

The last of the Dungeon Saga base set minis:

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Hoggarth, the Zombie Troll Shaman. aka Juicy Jawless

So that is the Dungeon Saga base game completed. Several expansions to go.

Time for a break from those, and to do other stuff for a while.

I seem to only have finished 20 minis in April…and it’s already over a week into May and only 1 mini finished. And one that was started in April at that… I will have to to better it seems.


Hoggarth, the Zombie Troll Shaman

from Dungeon Saga base game set.

Mantic Games

Rigid PVC

50mm base.


Painted so far this month: 1

Painted so far this year: 156

Dungeon Saga Zombie Trolls

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


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Zombie Troll. The green one.


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Zombie Troll, the purple one


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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.

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Skeleton Swordsmen


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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