Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Battlefleet Gothic

Battlefleet Gothic is a miniature wargame set in the distant future, when a twisted version of the Catholic church rules an empire of the stars. At least, that's the impression I get-- I've never actually played the game, just looked at the spacecraft. They are one part steam locomotive, one part destroyer, one part starship and one part cathedral. You know what all four of those have in common? Awe inspiring power. And greebles. Lots and lots of greebles.

In this Lego version, I've included a few details to make it look more Gothic. There are stained glass windows near the bow and covering the stern-- the engines become three rose windows. There are numerous flying buttresses and pinnacles. Above the poop deck you have an entire cathedral (Daniel built that.) The overall shape is a cross, or rather, two intersecting crosses-- think Corpus Hypercubus. And an enormous bat winged gargoyle scupture that can open its wings to expose the second rotating turret.

It is heavily armed, with two rotating guns up top and innumerable guns on the wings.

Here are a few examples of what this is based on.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Romans vs Celts

This one was Daniel's idea. He made it in the summer. I made a masked druid priest but I'm not sure it made it on here. We don't own any explicitly Roman pieces, so their helmets and armor style require a little imagination. This is part of a series of depictions of English battles Daniel has been working on.
It represents Boudicca's revolt from the ambush on legio IX to the battle of Watling street.

The legion is walking through the forest while the Celts on their chariots lie in wait. 

 Chaos ensues. One Roman is suspended in the air by his spear being stuck in a leaf piece.

The battle of Watling street. Daniel did his best to put the Romans in a wedge formation, but it's hard to see in these photos. He also gave the Romans a scorpio.