Community Spotlight: Halfling Armies, Samurai Terrain & Gangs Of Rome!

May 8, 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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Halfling Army by nosbigdamus

We start off this week's Community Spotlight with some awesome work by nosbigdamus on bringing a Halfling army to life. The miniatures have come from the ace collection by TTCombat and are going to be used for some games of Kings Of War.

Halfling Army #1 by nosbigdamus

I think that nosbigdamus might also have something of a liking for Monty Python if the naming of this particular army is anything to go by. The final project looks great though with a good scheme that mixes together yellow and purple. It works really well for an Arabic-themed army. I also like the freedom that comes from using these for Kings Of War where the base becomes a canvas for you to do what you like with the ranking up of the units. You've got a good skirmish feel to this force.

Halfling Army #2 by nosbigdamus

The awesomeness continues throughout the collection with some great melee units joining the ranged ones and the characters. If you're interested as to how this works when it comes to Kings Of War, nosbigdamus has broken down the different units and shown how they match up to the army building in Kings Of War. I like that The Sultan of Swade gets to enjoy flying around on the back of a carpet for example.

Halfling Army #3 by nosbigdamus

I also really liked the addition of the bit cacti as trolls in this force. You could see them being given the gift of life by the waters in a nearby magical oasis. There is more to check out over on the Project page where nosbigdamus also discusses the names and the units in more detail too. Make sure to go and check it out.


Japanese Terrain by panzerkaput

Much like Warren, panzerkaput has been inspired to get back into some Samurai wargaming thanks to the likes of Shogun. Test of Honour seems to have become the game of choice and so panzerkaput has begun work on some terrain to use in games alongside members of their local club, the Leicester Phat Cats.

Japanese Terrain #1 by panzerkaput

The terrain comes from the folks at 3DAlienWorlds and looks absolutely fantastic. A couple of buildings have come to life recently alongside guides as to how to bring them to life. panzerkaput has put together guides on their Project about painting up the aged wood that you see here and also newer wood for some of the more recent buildings that might have got added to your village.

Japanese Terrain #2 by panzerkaput

The guides are comprehensive and showcase some awesome techniques that should have you building your Shogun-related tabletop terrain in no time. The two buildings, especially the tea shop, have come together very nicely and I think they are setting the scene perfectly.

Japanese Terrain #3 by panzerkaput

Once again, there is also some great photography from panzerkaput that helps to set the scene and showcase the terrain in the best light possible. I am looking forward to seeing how this terrain collection grows and if some other miniatures get added into the mix as well. I'd like to see some more information on how those Samurai were brought to life for example.


Gangs Of Rome by jeffersonpowers

Last but not least, we're going back in time a little further and peeking at what jeffersonpowers has been up to. The Kickstarter for Gangs Of Rome arrived on their doorstep recently and so they have been working on getting the various miniatures painted up for it.

Gangs Of Rome #1 by jeffersonpowers

The Vigiles were looking particularly great. These are the equivalent of the Roman Police and will be wandering around the streets looking to put a stop to your crimes. I really like the touch of adding a bit of object source lighting into the equation for some of the chaps holding their lanterns. These have come to life really nicely and look great. I think the dark leathers and reds work well and properly capture that iconic "Roman" feel.

Gangs Of Rome #2 by jeffersonpowers

A rather nice mix of miniatures have come to life showcase the various sculpts available for the range. I particularly like the basing for these miniatures, really building on the cobbled streets of Rome and cementing the vibe of a city-fighting game. That statue having a different coloured base is also great as, whether it was meant or not, it helps you pick it out on the tabletop easily.

Gangs Of Rome #3 by jeffersonpowers

I have been really tempted by Gangs Of Rome recently thanks to the advent of the new edition and seeing all the work people are doing is helping edge me closer towards picking up the starter bundle. I think the painting here by jeffersonpowers here is great and hopefully, they will get to do some games soon and show the miniatures off in the middle of a scrap.

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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!

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