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Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Part 6 - War elephants, wagons and chariots

War elephant and chariots

Traditionally, most fantasy miniatures represent warriors, wizards and other combatant or adventurous types, and even then only people. This leaves many of us gamemasters want more miniatures, both for scenes taking place in the middle of crowds or where larger, more exotic weapons are used in combat. There are some such items various manufacturers are producing, but mostly they are metal miniatures, and many prepainted miniature collectors want to stay away from those metal ones.

Prepainted miniatures for Sword & Sorcery rpg's

There are thousands of prepainted miniatures out there, and while some are difficult to find, many of them suit well for Sword & Sorcery rpg's. This series of posts is meant to show you miniature's I've found for my purposes and tell you what these miniatures are, and in many cases linking them straight to a miniatures singles store.

Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Part 5 - More DDM, plus a few Heroscape

Barbarinas from Dungeons & Dragons miniatures & Heroscape

Another post in the series helping you to find prepainted miniatures for your Sword & Sorcery rpg - this time mostly D&D miniatures, but also some heroscape. I've decided to use Troll and Toad as the site to link the miniatures to as they have a good selection of product lines for sale and get refills from time to time. I'm using mostly cheap miniatures, although there are some more expensive ones, which I'll try to mention. 

Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Part 4 - Various heroic/villainy types & black tribal people

Various clix

More photos and links to miniatures I've bought for Sword & Sorcery rpg purposes. This time I'll give you many prepainted heroic/villainy types, black tribal and civilized people, scantily clad bikini heroines, all carefully picked from Mage Knight, Horror clix, heroclix, DDM and Dreamblade.

Modelling tutorial: How to create dunes/desert terrain

dune cardboard structure

I've been publishing a lot of roleplaying/gamemastery/miniatures articles recently, and now it's time to get back to modelling. This time I'll show your how to create realistic -looking dunes and desert terrain yourself.

Background and motivation

I've built a lot of fantasy terrain, but not before starting to play Star Wars miniatures game has it come to my mind to create desert terrain. As I started to do it, I realized that it's pretty simple so I could as well create a tutorial while doing it.

Why don't publishers do user-friendly errata?

Example of user-friendly errata format

Another post inspired by a forum discussion: A Savage World Deluxe buyer complains his hand cramping after writing down all the errata in the book while another one asked why didn't he print out the errata & tape/glue it in place. This isn't so simple; many errata is written in format 'Replace clause X by clause Y' - it might not fit to page at all.

New D&D miniatures: optimized for roleplayers, how will the game turn out?

One of the more interesting GenCon news was the new D&D miniatures line. This product seems to be designed specifically for roleplayers (long-awaited themed sets +larger tiles), but includes a game of it's own. The game is diceless but uses cards; No-one knows yet how will the game be, but description has similarities with the awarded Memoir '44. The game may also give hints of what will be in 5E

Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Arcane Legions, a tempting alternative

A sample selection of Arcane Legions miniatures

I told you briefly about Arcane Legions miniatures in my first post about miniatures for Sword & Sorcery. Now I'll give you a bit more insight of these minis if you consider using them in a Sword & Sorcery game - or any ancient era/fantasy roleplaying game. I'll have to say again that I love these minis and would really like to use them for a roleplaying game, and with some additions they would work well with Beasts & Barbarians.

Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Part 2 - DDM Picks & about buying singles

D&D minis for Sword & Sorcery: Priests & cultists

This is the second post in series showing miniatures suitable for a Sword & Sorcery roleplaying game. This time, you'll see some great picks from D&D miniatures for a Sword & Sorcery game.

Note that fixed minis may have different name somewhere - they often have one name for miniature and a different one for the miniature game (Roving swordmage might be called Male human swordmage) 

Miniatures for Sword & Sorcery: Intro

Clix for Sword & Sorcery

I've collected minis from various product lines for Sword & Sorcery roleplaying campaign for some time now. Recent discussion at Savage Worlds forums about what minis should be used for Beasts & Barbarians game gave me an idea  perhaps I should document my collections and help others to find miniatures for their Sword & Sorcery games.

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