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Hello, and greetings to my new blog following my journey painting the "A Song Of Ice and Fire" miniatures game, or ASOIAF for not very short. This is based more upon the books rather than the HBO tv series but there is obviously a lot of crossover. I am primarily a 40k painter but really liked the look of this game and the miniatures and decided to take it on as a labour of love as my better half adores the IP, she can cope with the incest and exploding heads of the tv series a lot better than my sensitive self can.

Anyway after looking into which ways to get into the game I thought there was none better than the Stark vs Lannister starter set, and it is a biggie:






I also made a small additional purchase of Lannister heroes 1:



All told the starter contains a whopping 103 minaitures, 55 Lannister and 48 Stark. They are pre made in a hard plastic, I was wary of this but am really impressed with the miniatures in hand. They are detailed, have no bendy or broken parts either. Clean up was minimal, just the odd mould line in similar places on the miniatures and the odd connection point from the casting process. The clean up involved a sharp hobby knife and minimal time. I am sure that the odd mould line will pop up during the painting process but I will deal with them when I come to it.

Anyway, onto the armies:

Lannister:



Stark:



And a close up of Lannister Heroes #1:



And the first miniature I will paint, The Hound:



There are only 4 unit types in the game, infantry, cavalry, monster and siege weapons and they all come on movement trays. Infantry are set at 12 models, Cavalry 4 and the other two 1 each. Such as:

Infantry Umber Berserkers:



Monster: Grey Wind:



For those interested here are a few Space Marine size comparisons:



The Big Guy of the set The Mountain even towers over a Primaris Marine:



Another hero, Greatjon Umber is comparable in size:



Apologies for a rather dull update, but I hope that gives you an idea about the box set, the miniatures and the direction I will be taking.

Thanks for looking.


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Antwerp

Nice, I'll be following this. An exciting project I'm sure.

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Thanks for popping in Flapjack, hope you enjoy it.

So I made a start on a few of the character miniatures, first up is the Direwolf Grey Wind. A very simple miniature to paint as it was mainly drybrushing with the odd wash. Overall I am happy with the result, I think he looks pretty close to the reference shots that I found on the internet. So here he is:



And here he is on his movement tray:



The movement trays are really cool, I had fun doing a winter themed base for him. I used the army painter snow effect and a couple of different types of grass tufts. I am painting the "game" elements of the bases in the relevant House colours so a blue/grey in the case of the Starks:



Next up is Catelyn Stark...overall I am not too happy with this one. I feel like she is just missing something but cannot really put my finger on what and the face is a bit meh. I may revisit her but we shall see:





As for The Hound I am much more pleased. I am really happy with his face, especially the burnt left half of his face. Obviously not a big colour palette here but I am happy:







And here are the three of them together:



And an early WIP of who is up next:



Thanks for looking.

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Affton, MO. USA

Looking good ,

I think Caitlin Stark needs the dog next to her, she’s got a stink face going (well painted, just looks like she caught a whiff of a wet dog).

I keep looking at the game, Miniaturemarket has copies in the retail store for $85, and I have been really tempted to grab a set..or two.

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Very interesting. I have paid almost zero attention to this line. The scale shots are surprising. The models are a bit larger than I would have thought. Your work on them is great. The colors are a bit subdued compared to your other work, but it really fits the setting and the models. Looking forward to the rest.
   
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I had no idea this was a thing. If it were more inspired by the show rather than the books I would have to get some, but I think I have enough on my plate for now.
I'll keep an eye out for your progress as time goes on.

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@ Theo: Ebay may be a good place to look as copies were given out free with Adepticon goodie bags. That said $85 is good, in comparison I paid the equivalent of $110. but you may have your hands full with Shadespire.

@Youwasshock: They are definitely nearer the 32mm spectrum rather than the 28mm of old. Palette wise the Starks will be sombre, the Lannister's less so as you shall see.

@Nerull: Welcome! I think going the book route was probably better with the tv series about to end. Then again who knows when, or if, George R. R. Martin will ever finish the books.

So have gotten another character done, Tywin Lannister The Lord Of Casterly Rock. Generally I am pleased with how he turned out. Favourite is his red laquered armour painted using BFTBG (Blood For The Blood God) over gold. The face is alright as well, but there was not much sculpted detail so had to use a few red and purple medium mixed washes. The cloak I am less happy with, red is always an pain to highlight as I do not want to go too far down the yellow or pink spectrum. But here he is:







I have started work on my first infantry unit, The Mountain's Men that fall under the Lannister banner. The unit is comprised of 12 models, with 4 of the same sculpts including a standard bearer. Early WIP on these:



At least I have the movement tray done :



Thanks for looking.


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Tywin looks cool. Very regal. The lacquered effect really works.
   
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Albany, NY

Tywin looks very legit, great lacquer, and cool way of pulling it off. Maybe it helps that Tywin is one of my favorite bastards from the series

All your crew is looking good as well. Even though she is very blue, I dig your Cat in particular, nice regal low fantasy Lady. I suspect I wouldn't have guessed it was Catelyn Stark if I saw her in a lineup, but we can blame HBO for that I suppose.

Just generally, it's cool to see somebody working through the ASOIAFMG range - I play Kings of War and a couple years back this game was hailed as the death of KOW and all other ranks-n-flanks fantasy games. Popular and developed IP, focus on regiments with support from known heroes, plastic minis and a decent pricepoint (I think? I didn't pay attention to the KS or however this was funded) had a lot of people worried / intrigued. I can safely say neither those hopes nor fears really panned out.

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Antwerp

Tywin looks great and his cloac looks spot on to me. I really like that center dude of the mountains men so far.

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These sculpts are surprisingly good!

   
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@Youwasshock: I am a big fan of the Tywin sculpt, very regal, very poised. I am not sure whether to use the laquer on Lannister rank and file but I will see.

@Boss Salvage: Not sure why people thought this would be the death of KOW. It really lacks the high fantasy of that game with no Dwarves, Elves, goblins et al and there is limited crossover of armies.

The NCU and Tactics area of the ASOIAF game also has no real equivalent with KOW. I think KOW was a great game for those sad of the loss of Warhammer Fantasy whilst the polls I have seen show that ASOIAF has about 25% of its player base as people who have never played miniature wargames before. That seems unusually high to me and is largely because of the IP. There is plenty of room for both systems to thrive and flourish.

@Flapjack: That is my favourite of the sculpts as well, I think it is his measured "you come at me, and you will die" pose.

@ Gwyn Chan 'r Gwyll: I have been very impressed, and by all accounts the newer factions (Night's Watch and Freefolk) are even better.

To match my Lannister heroes 1 I bought Stark heroes 1 for £17 odd.



That is Summer, Brynden Tully, Roderick Cassel, Edward Stark, Homeland Reed and Bran and Hodor...you can never have too much in the painting queue!

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Soviet UK

Because of you I bought a lot of lannister models! Love the job you have done so far.
I don't play just collect so putting together a lannister army to paint, the majority of the models look like they are good quality.

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@Marxist Artist: Any chance that you can let CMON know so that they can send me some commission for sales?

Have gotten the Mountain's Men of House Clegane done, my first unit. Game wise the unit cost 6pts, games are usually played at the 30/40/50pt level. These are definitely a tabletop level standard paint job with the aim being the overall look of the unit being good rather than the individual models. I am happy with them in that regard and really like how they look as a unit, so here they are:









When characters are added to the unit they are added at the far front left of the unit. This means that if the unit lasts in combat to the last man that the character (or unit attachment) is the final wound to go. Here they are with Tywin:



Here are a few solo shots, but do not expect much:





Not really sure what I will be painting next, but I guess that is part of the fun.

Thanks for looking.


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The mountain's men look good, especially with Tywin included. I'm looking forward to Hodor.
As much I as I love the books, the show just seems more recognizable. I'm still tempted by the Night's Watch and Wildling armies though.

In fact, I ended up purchasing a box of Wildling Raiders the day after originally making this post. The company should indeed throw a bit of commission your way. They're a bit too big to use as cultists as I had hoped, and it would be nice if there was one more sculpt included so there wouldn't be so many doubles, but I still like them. I almost got the Night's Watch starter set, but I mostly just wanted Jon Snow and Ghost. Please let us know what you think of the game rules if you get a chance to play.

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That unit would be a credit to any tabletop. Nicely done.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Definitely agree, really well done

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Antwerp

The mountains men turned out splendid. very nice work on the banner as well. You've got quite the momentum going, seems like this set will be painted in an instant. Keep up the good work.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Soviet UK

I did beg CMON for free models for all but they were not keen....

Love the mountains men , your progress is amazing , will be stArting my Lannisters soon (your fault) after I have finished a group of milites christi soldiers for my early crusaders war band.

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@Nerull: congratulations on your purchases, the Night's Watch starter is almost impossible to track down in the UK at the moment as CMON's distribution is not the best. Am planning on a game, sans NCU's and the Tactics deck, this week so will let you know.

@Youwasshock/Theophony: You are both too kind.

@Flapjack: Not sure about that the set is 103 miniatures after all. That said I am 18 miniatures down, so nearly a fifth done.

@CMON: They probably would not have the stock to send them anyway

Have made a little more progress by starting with some House Umber Beserkers, these guys would make suitable Vikings for any army and I think they look kind of cool. They are all neutral tones bar their red jerkins. I got 4 done yesterday but with the work week to come I *hope* to get them done this week:







Thanks for looking.

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Soviet UK

More fine examples, your progress is impressive , you have painted more mini s in a week than I do in 2 months!
When you have blitzed the box set are more coming?

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Yeah, you are really tearing through these. The redshirts look quite cool.
   
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@Marxist Artist: Not a chance




So what are my purchases here? I REALLY like the neutral faction Bolton miniatures so bought some Flayed Men, they are a heavy cavalry unit and look awesome. The Tully Sworn Shields are another Stark unit, and probably my favourite sculpts in the range thus far. Lannister Heroes 2 is Joffrey Baratheon and his 7 Kingsguard. All of these are named characters including Jaime Lannister and Barristan Selmy. This can either be fielded as a whole unit, including Joffrey or the individual characters can be added to other units as unit attachments or Joffrey can be an NCU. Finally I have the Free Folk starter set which is 44 miniatures, including Lady Val, Craster, Mance Rayder and Tormund Giantsbane. Unit wise are 2 Savage Giants, 2 trays of Raiders and 1 tray of Freefolk Trappers. I may await the release of Contrast paints to quicken the painting process, but we shall see. Phew. If anybody wants any pictures of the sets just ask and I will put them up.



Progress wise I GoT my Beserkers done, as with The Mountain's Men the overall unit look is the main thing I am going for here and I am happy in that regard. The red also breaks up the mainly Blue /grey of the Stark army. This marks 26 models from the starter set done so just over a quarter of the box painted up, I am very happy with that. I am going to reward myself by painting up a few characters just to break up the grind.









Currently on the table I have a very WIP Bran and Hodor as well as basically undercoated Stark Sworn Swords:





Thanks for looking.




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There's a Free Folk faction now?? *deep breaths, backs away from his credit cards*

Bolton heavy flail cav sound awesome, and I'm impressed by the Kingsguard unit/hero mechanics. Lots of cool units and concepts going on that I had no idea were in this game, having lost track of it post-KS

EDIT: Your painted lads are looking very nice. On the tray itself, is that divot there simply to help pick up the unit? Smart if so.

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You have been busy, good-looking models too.
I started some lannister guardsmen and have only just got to the near end of the first batch of 4 after a week.

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@Boss Salvage: The game and its mechanics came to me out of left field as well, and yep the divots are molded for ease of moving and pivoting units.

@ Marxist Artist: Any progress is better than no progress. Any pictures of them?

Have begun work on my Stark Sworn Swords but more importantly have gotten Bran and Hodor finished, I really enjoyed painting the Stark palette and am pretty chuffed with how they came out. Need to get the Direwolf Summer done to support them as well.









Have also taken a couple of shots of the Free Folk Savage giants for scale:







Thanks for looking.

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The Beserkers look great and Hodor looks even better. I'll be interested to see how you paint the wildings as I've not completely settled on a scheme yet. Thanks for showing a scale shot of the Giants.
Part of me wishes I had tried to get their starter set instead of just Raiders, except I don't like the rock on the club of the second one. I did go back for the Night's Watch set though. I hope to be starting Ghost later today.
Joffrey and his Kingsguard will be cool to see as well.

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This is really impressive stuff. You’ve done a great job so far. I love the palette and the subtle weathering incorporated. Keep it up.

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Affton, MO. USA

Bran and Hodor look great, lovely colors.

While I haven’t fallen victim to watching the show or reading the books, too little time, those models would be great for a DND campaign.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Dang. Hodor and Bran the Busted look great. And those giants are super impressive. I can't wait to see what you do with them and the next wolf.
   
 
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