Community Spotlight: One Page RPGs, Chilly Infinity Soldiers & Tiny Orcs

July 6, 2020 by brennon

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...

Community Spotlight: One Page RPGs, Chilly Infinity Soldiers & Tiny Orcs

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Caverns Deep by arloid

We start with something a little different. arloid has been showing off some work on a new set of roleplaying game rules in the "One Page" wheelhouse. The idea is that the rules will fit onto one or two pages that you'll be able to print off and play with your friends. This current set of rules are for the dungeon delving game, Caverns Deep.

Caverns Deep by arloid

The Core Rules (much of which you can see above) have options for character creation, general exploration, crafting and other elements like magic and making camp. The full PDF (which you can download HERE in its Alpha form) features a series of monsters which you can fight against on your adventures beneath the surface of the world.

I think this is a fascinating project and whilst it is very different from what we normally talk about, I love seeing people use the project system to create something as unique as a roleplaying game. There is still plenty of work to do on Caverns Deep but you can head on over to the link above and drop some feedback for arloid as they work on tweaking the system.

Quick roleplaying rules can be a lot of fun to play around with at conventions and the like. Maybe you've made some new friends and want to do something of an evening? Break out rules like this and you can have a bit of fun for a few hours.

Operation: Kaldstrom by wildchevy

Next up, we're looking at something more traditional in the form of wildchevy's work on the two teams from Operation Kaldstrom. A bit of Infinity always goes down well with folk and these are looking fantastic.


These miniatures have been painted up particularly awesomely and I love that wildchevy has gone for a different style here. A lot of the time, the miniatures from Infinity are painted in bright and vivid colours but the more muted tones here give things a realistic look. I think many folks would be totally behind PanOceania being painted up as the "bad guys" too. Also, how badass does that Knight look with his glowing red sword? I am getting some major Kylo Ren vibes.

We've also got the forces of Yu Jing who have been given a muted tone too. I think it makes sense that they would change the style of their armour to match the more wintery climate that is the setting for Operation Kaldstrom. The yellow that is familiar to Yu Jing players is still present there in bands and stripes across their armour segments.


The bases then work as a wonderful framing device for the models, really highlighting them and making them pop. The detail that has gone into the faces and helmets is also worthy of note, really bringing each of them to life. Infinity miniatures are always a joy to see painted up and wildchevy has done a seriously good job on these miniatures.

10mm Fantasy Orcs by spea6712

Finally, we're looking at the work of spea6712 who has been working away on something that we've been talking about for a while. Small scale wargaming is certainly becoming more of a "thing" for us and it was awesome to see this completed 10mm army by spea6712 for use in Pendraken Miniatures' Warband and of course a bit of Warmaster.

10mm Orc Army #1 by spea6712

spea6712 has documented all of the steps that went into painting up this Orc army which features a range of characters, different styles of troops, wolf riders and even a few artillery pieces. There is a lot of detail in the project above which looks at painting up the base layers for the army, washing them and then going in to add additional detail. The basing also works really nicely and doesn't detract from the models.

10mm Orc Army #2 by spea6712.jpg

I would recommend going to check out the project if you're at all interested in painting up 10mm armies. You can get a full Starter Army for around £30 from the folks at Pendraken Miniatures and then take it into their own wargame to have some fun. Having worked on 10mm miniatures myself recently, I have found them a joy to paint and it could well be the way forward for painting up mass battle forces.

10mm Orc Army #3 by spea6712

Once you get a look at these miniatures closer up you can see how much detail they have even at this level. The sculpting team have done a good job on these and the appropriate level of detailed painting from spea6712 brings that out nicely. It also seems like they might have caught the 10mm bug and they are working away on some tiny humans now too!

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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