Monday, June 18, 2018

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 18

Kingdom Death
Zeus, Athena II, Aphrodite, and Icarus depart Olympus on a quest to find a new monster unknown to them, the fabled phoenix (level 1). Uncertain of what to expect of the encounter, they are careful to leave behind any critical gear that the settlement wouldn't be able to recover from their corpses if things go badly.

Zeus wears rawhide armor and carries muramasa and a beacon shield, along with some bandages for the inevitable self-inflicted bleeding he will cause with the ridiculously sharp sword. Athena II wears the forsaker mask and cat eye circlet over a skull helm, and carries a counter-weighted axe and beacon shield. Aphrodite wears screaming armor and is armed with a scrap sword. Icarus, the red savior, wears rawhide armor and is armed with a cat gut bow and claw head arrow.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Nova Aetas Primaevi

I have been painting up the miniatures for the game Nova Aetas, which I pledged for on Kickstarter. I haven't played it yet because I want to have everything I need painted before I start the campaign. I've been trying to paint everything to match with the official art on the cards and in the rule book as much as possible. I have now completed painting all the miniatures for the Primaevi faction. Here are links to the official artwork that I was trying to approximate with my paint jobs:

Primaevi Faun
Primaevi Centaur

See the pictures below to see how the painted models turned out.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 17


Kingdom Death
The Hand returns to Olympus. Apollo, Hera, Aphrodite, and Artemis gear up to face the being, who waits for them on the outskirts of the settlement. Apollo wears a full suit of screaming armor and a man mask, and wields a scrap sword and beacon shield. Hera wears rawhide armor and a forsaker mask and carries the other beacon shield. Aphrodite also wears rawhide armor and carries bandages and a founding stone. Artemis is armed with a cat gut bow and counterweighted axe, put a skull helm is her only armor. She also wears the cat eye circlet.

This is the settlement's second time facing The Hand, and the survivors are planning a very different strategy this time. They will use their rawhide headbands to predict what the monster will do and try to control who it will attack. Apollo and Hera will try to absorb most of The Hand's attacks with their beacon shields. They will attempt to outlast The Hand, trying to survive his attacks as best they can until the creature tires of testing them and leaves. Most of their resources have been spent constructing the heavy beacon shields for just this purpose, and they hope it has been worth the effort.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Nova Aetas Heroes

I have been painting up the miniatures for the game Nova Aetas, which I pledged for on Kickstarter. I haven't played yet because I want to have everything I need painted before I start the campaign. I've been trying to paint everything to match with the official art on the cards and in the rule book as much as possible. I started with the four hero miniatures: The Squire, The Novice, The Apprentice, and The Scum. Have a look at the pictures below to see the results.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 16

Kingdom Death
Artemis, Dionysus, Hera, and Hephaestus leave Olympus to hunt a mature (level 2) screaming antelope. They decide at the last minute not to try to go after an older antelope because they don't want to risk failing to return with badly needed resources that will be essential in preparing for the return of The Hand.

Artemis wears a skull helm and cat eye circlet and carries a cat gut bow (with claw head arrow) and counter-weighted axe. Dionysus wields his twilight sword and wears full rawhide armor and a lucky charm. Hephaestus also wears rawhide armor, but also wears the forsaker mask and carries the butcher cleaver. Hera wears screaming armor and is armed with a scrap sword.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 15

Kingdom Death
Dionysus, Aphrodite, Athena II, and Artemis depart Olympus in search of a mature (level 2) screaming antelope. They want to gain as many resources as possible to replenish their recent losses. They also plan to harvest as much fresh acanthus as they can get their hands on so they can replace all the dried acanthus they expended in the fight against The Hand.

Dionysus wears a full suit of rawhide armor and the forsaker mask and as always carries his precious twilight sword, which he is finally getting good at wielding. Aphrodite also wears full rawhide armor and carries a scrap sword. Athena II wears the screaming armor and carries the counter-weighted axe. Artemis has only a skull helm to protect her, and is armed with a cat gut bow and claw head arrow. She also wears the cat eye circlet, which she can use to direct the survivors' attacks against the most vulnerable locations.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Kingdom Death Monster - Olympus Year 14

Kingdom Death
A group of survivors heads toward the outskirts of Olympus, where The Hand is perched nonchalantly atop a giant stone face, awaiting them. Icarus, the red savior, boldly leads the way. He wears a full suit of screaming armor and wields the counterweighted axe. The survivors hope that his super-human ability to always hit his opponent with every attack will allow them to defeat this mysterious threat. Apollo and Hades join him, both wearing full suits of rawhide armor. Apollo also wears the cat eye circlet, which he intends to use to predict the monster's behavior and avoid the worst of it, and is armed with a scrap sword. Hades carries a bone axe. The settlement having only enough armor for three, Hera is naked but for the skull of Ares she wears as a helmet. She carries the cat gut bow and a claw head arrow, along with a founding stone. If the situation gets desperate, she is prepared to attempt to finish the monster off or get one or two crucial wounds on it from a distance if necessary.

Not knowing what to expect, the survivors spread out and approach The Hand with great trepidation.