Community Spotlight: Civil War Rules, A NMM Knight & Dead Man’s Hand

July 28, 2021 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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English Civil War Rules by applemak

The first of the projects we're going to be looking at today is a little bit different. applemak hasn't been painting or building anything in particular but has turned their attention to making their own set of rules for fighting out the English Civil War.

English Civil War Rules #1 by applemak

The focus here has been on making a set of rules that can be played with their eleven year old whilst then changing to suit a more advanced game for older wargamers. The real kicker with the advanced rules is that this is then useful for playing out solo campaigns.

English Civil War Rules #2 by applemak

So far applemak has been working with the core of any big miniatures game like this, movement. The project has been developing into a series of posts that explore how the rules work in concept and practice which is neat.

As well as that, applemak has already started talking about the issue of command and control, the quality of troops and much more besides. The project is a fascinating one already and it is only just getting started.

English Civil War Rules #3 by applemak

If you are interested in getting involved and helping out applemak then you can check out the link above. I'm sure that they would be happy to hear some thoughts and opinions. Maybe you'll have a chance to give it a go yourself.

I like that the rules are going to be two-fold as well. One set which is simpler and the other which is more advanced.


The Aries Knight by seldon9

Next up, we turn out attention to the work of seldon9. Not only have they been doing some great painting but it's bloomin' NON-METALLIC METAL. See what you make of the final results on The Aries Knight from Kingdom Death.

Aries Knight #1 by seldon9

I would say that this is absolutely bloody awesome. When I first saw this I thought it was traditional metallics with shading. So, the trick worked on me! I think the armour for The Aries Knight is absolutely stunning and must have taken a lot of time and effort.

Aries Knight #2 by seldon9

The back of the miniature with the wonderfully blending cloak and the base are also superb. This was a great way of showing off how to paint up black and gold armour. There was a tutorial used but the execution is the real thing that sells a technique. No one can just "pilot" someone else's work so seldon9 has done an amazing job here.


Dead Man's Hand by ninjilly

The final project that we're highlighting is one that is just starting out. I really liked how ninjilly had worked hard on this set of Dead Man's Hand miniatures from Great Escape Games.

Dead Man's Hand #1 by ninjilly

The colour choices here are great for the time period and the setting. They remind me of all the best cowboys, outlaws and more that you might have seen in movies. The bases need a little bit of work but the sand is a good choice and a little bit of scrub should sell them.

Dead Man's Hand #2 by ninjilly

As I say, there is a lot more to go when it comes to this particular set of miniatures and the game in general. But, I really liked the initial set of painted miniatures and hopefully, this will be a great way to spur the project on. More of that work and I will be a happy bunny when this is all finished!

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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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