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06/08/2018 at 06:02 #96297
Not quite time for the next chapter yet, as I am still awaiting a few more things, but some more painted minis in the meantime:
While I await some pieces I need for the next chapter of the Tale of the Wandering Slayer, I decided to finish up the tribesmen I ordered from Mike earlier this summer.
Making their home in the less traveled parts between the cities of the central desert, the tribes live.
Scratching out an existance much like their ancestors, little has changed in these insular communities of hunters. Hunting and trapping creatures of the desert sustains them, but some tribes are known to cultivate a few hardy crops or even trade with the outside world. Theirs is a world of spirits and fey, the lure of civilization and all it’s trappings matter little to them.
Making use of stone and wood to fashion the implement neccessary to survive, the tribesmen are hardened by the life they lead and every one is expected to hunt and defend the village of their birth.
The favored tool of most tribes are some variation of club or axe, often with obsidian heads or blades. Spears and daggers complement their arsenal for hunting and various tasks respectivly. The tribesmen rarely use armor, finding it uncomfortable and quite cowardly. They already have a shield, after all!
The shields of most tribes are wooden or hide streched over a wooden frame. More successful tribes, like the ones we see here, have intricate carvings on the face of the shield. But even the less fortunate usually paint and embellish their shields to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck in battle.
A slightly more recent addition to the tribes is the bow. In their ancestors time they used throwing implements shaped from rock or javelins, but some of the more progressive chiefs traded for bows and the knowledge needed to use them, as well as techniques for fletching. Before long, most tribes had traded for this to them new-fangled weapons though a few stubborn tribes refuse such outsider blasphemy.
I’m hoping to see the last few pieces arrive by post this week, so I can get to finishing up for the next chapter.
The blog: http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com/2018/08/desert-dwellers.html
Thanks for looking!06/08/2018 at 08:24 #96301Angel BarracksModerator06/08/2018 at 16:35 #96347cmnashParticipant
Alexander, where did you get the bubbling pools from? they look great!
.06/08/2018 at 16:37 #96348MikeKeymaster06/08/2018 at 17:30 #96355greg954Participant
Looking good, can’t wait to see what happens. I wonder if these tribes are going to friendly or hostile towards our slayer.07/08/2018 at 22:15 #96453
Well Michael, we are waiting on some mysterious things from across the great western sea, what exactly you will see pretty soon if the mail man co-operates 🙂
cmnash: Mike is right, it is GF 9’s toxic pools. I got a few different sets of ready-made terrain from my FLGS a few years back, so it get’s to feature from time to time.
As to the disposition of the tribal hunters, it’s anyone’s guess. They are not the most trusting of people after all, but Emerik is no ordinary man either.. 😉07/02/2020 at 15:10 #131230MikeKeymaster07/02/2020 at 18:21 #131239
I haven’t been getting any hobby time in for a long while, but recently some painting have been happening. Mostly Mecha-related so far, but nothing is impossible!07/02/2020 at 18:55 #131240Gone FishingParticipant
I’d forgotten about this thread. Love it still!
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