Community Spotlight: A Fistful Of Lead, Chosen Men & Samurai 7!

February 7, 2024 by brennon

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Come and join us for another delve into the Projects to find the best of the best from the last week or so. We're going to be getting stuck into lots of great-looking miniature wargaming painting and hobbying this week...


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Fistful Of Lead by blipvertus

We start in the Wild West with blipvertus who has been making people feel very happy with the addition of some Battle Report content for Fistful Of Lead. blipvertus has put together a great bit of backstory behind this particular encounter. As someone who loved the old style of White Dwarf Battle Report with plenty of narrative thrown into the mix, this brings back memories!

Fistful Of Lead #1 by blipvertus

This particular endeavour involved a lady arriving by stagecoach and the various gangs trying to rescue, ransom or return her. With so many different aims coming together, the stage(coach) was set for a properly fun shootout on the tabletop.

blipvertus does a good job in the project detailing the scenario as well as the different gangs that are going to be taking part. Lawmen, Outlaws and Pinkertons were all in attendance after a couple of quick learning games.

Fistful Of Lead #2 by blipvertus

The project's battle report is then packed with images of the different stages of the game as well as a little bit of information on what's going on. Plenty of cinematic moments popped up throughout the game with some nailbiters in the mix too! A good burst of narrative helps the action along as well and was great to read. Wild West games are packed with narrative moments and so lend themselves well to well-written battle reports like this.

Fistful Of Lead #3 by blipvertus

It was great to hear that the game drew lots of attention to the tabletop and it also got people interested in playing more. I am eager to see more of the stories that get told amongst this group of characters and hopefully more battle reports. Also, hats off to the table looking as nice as the miniatures!


Sharpe by rickabod41

I saw this particular project pop up over the last few days and I couldn't ignore it! rickabod41 has been doing an awesome job on painting up a solo miniature for display. Who better to choose than the fantastic Sharpe as played by Sean Bean? This was an Etsy purchase that became the focus of rickabod41's hobby for a little while and was also a good distraction from other projects.

Sharpe #1 by rickabod41

The project is a quick breakdown of painting the miniature and showcasing the final look. I think Sharpe has turned out nicely and it's good to see a slightly bigger miniature getting painted up. rickabod41 also doesn't find himself straying into the Historical genre that often so a neat character like Sharpe, who crosses the boundary between fact and fiction, seemed like a good character to get stuck into.

Sharpe #2 by rickabod41

I like the detail in the uniform and also getting the facial expressions to pop. It's nice to see the extra details picked out on his trousers and jacket, stuff that often gets missed out on smaller miniatures in 28mm. I also appreciated the extra work on the base to make it less of a display stand and more in line with what we like as wargamers. This will be fun to see on a shelf as a wonderful nod to the TV series.


Samurai 7 by caesar

Last but not least, we're looking at an intriguing collection of miniatures from the one and only caesar. Going off on something of a quirky "post-apocalyptic feudal Japanese mecha village defence games" sidequest, they have been showing off a mixture of fun miniatures that are going to be coming together, potentially as part of a fun game.

Samurai 7 #1 by caesar

There is a good mix of Gundam-esque awesomeness which is great to see but with some fun and interesting paint schemes that certainly draw the eye. All of the miniatures look like they might have exploded from a Sci-Fi Elden Ring-style adventure on the tabletop with some lovely colour choices and some fun basing.

Samurai 7 #2 by caesar

Loads of different paint schemes on show also make it look like the tabletop for this collection would pop. I like the freehand work on the armour above and how the ripples and other shapes have been worked into the overall design.

Samurai 7 #3 by caesar

There is a very eclectic range of miniatures in this collection and it will be fun to see what this project becomes in the future. I am intrigued, once again, by the idea of a "post-apocalyptic feudal Japanese mecha village defence games" and it would be great to see how that actually plays out!

What Are You Painting Right Now?

Every week we’re absolutely blown away by the incredible topics that are put into the Projects, it’s getting more difficult to choose Community Spotlights! We love your work and we hope to see a lot more of it in the future!

If you fancy getting your hobby fingers out and showing off your newest paint job, terrain piece or even greatest gaming achievement, we want to know about it! We don’t mind if you’re a newcomer to painting or a veteran of the brush, everything you do inspires us to create more and more content together!

What do you think of the entries this week?

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