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Author Topic: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range  (Read 9177 times)

Offline beefcake

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2018, 07:17:42 AM »
Very nice. Are these available yet?


Offline Ninefingers

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2018, 08:33:34 AM »
Brilliant, I will have to get some of the Beastmen to go with the bits from the range I've already bought. Really enjoyed painting the Ent.

Offline Cubs

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2018, 09:42:50 AM »
Very nice. Are these available yet?

Good question, no idea. It may be that Conquest Games are literally waiting for pics of the painted models so they can put them on the website.

Mike at CG quite openly said these guys are Broo by any other name and I can see them being a good proxy in Runequest for those goaty faves.
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Offline Severian

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2018, 07:12:29 PM »
Yet more good things here, splendidly painted as ever.

I may hold off on the not-broo for now, as I have a bunch of unpainted broo-like beastmen from one source or another... But I can see them being useful down the line.

Expect I'll pick up the wealdgeist soonish, though (if I ever finish painting my ent, that is).

Full marks to CG for the growing range!

Offline pelonas

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2018, 06:27:50 PM »
These are gorgeous, my wood elves of old wish they could have played with these. I think a green man is in my future. Lovely natural looking paintjobs!

Offline Cubs

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2018, 06:39:27 PM »
A couple more additions from Conquest Games to plump out the Wealdgeist - 4 more Elves and a handsome new Ent.








Offline Cubs

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2019, 07:32:17 PM »
More Conquest Games mythological figures from British, Germanic and Scandinavian folklore, all in metal.

First up are the Svartalfar - literally the Dark Elves, nasty subterranean creatures much like goblins. These guys are about Halfling size.





And then the deeply disturbing Grindylows - slimy water demons with an unpleasant habit of guiding unwary travellers to their doom in swamps and snatching children from the side of dangerous pools.



Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2019, 08:29:53 PM »
Brilliant paintjobs!

Lovely figures too - those svart-alfar look to be straight outta The Weirdstone of Brisingamen - even down to the nose variations and the stone hammers. And that's no bad thing at all!

The best Garner svarts available to date have been the old Citadel Lesser (great) Goblins. But while they have nets, they have metal weapons. These fellows, though, are spot on.

The grindylow are great too: that's a nice little RPG encounter right there.

Offline Cubs

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Re: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2019, 08:40:51 PM »
Lovely figures too - those svart-alfar look to be straight outta The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

You know, sometimes the heavens align. I can't thank you enough - I've been trying to think of that story for ages now but I couldn't get more than a couple of details in my head and couldn't remember the title. I read it once as a kid and have been trying to sieve through my flimsy memory to find it ever since! Thanks for that - time to hit Kindle!

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2019, 09:02:49 PM »
You're very welcome!

It's a deeply strange book - quite uneven in places, but powerful and scary too - spooky and extremely claustrophobic in places. And the ending is astonishing.

I think Alan Garner disowned it and the sequel (The Moon of Gomrath) for a while, but he wrote a third book in the series a few years ago. It's an adult novel, and it asks the question: "What would happen to a kid who underwent (or thought he underwent) an eerie supernatural adventure?". The answer? Massive psychological trauma!

The kids and I read through both Weirdstone and Moon as bedtime stories recently: they both loved them. There's loads of other great Garner stuff if you don't know it (Elidor, The Owl Service, Red Shift, etc.).

Both my kids love his Folktales - retold fairy tales from around the world, half of which were originally published in the late 60s as The Hamish Hamilton Book of Goblins. I remember it well from the public library of my childhood.

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2019, 09:27:53 PM »
Didn't see those last two lots on their site, but just bought an Aldyrami army.  8)

Offline ether_drake

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Re: Conquest Games Wealdgeist
« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2019, 02:51:33 PM »
Very nice work on the Svartalfar. Love the moss tones on the ents.
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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2019, 04:45:28 PM »
Love the Grindylows. Genuinely unsettling. Top job Cubs  :-*

Offline huesped

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Re: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2019, 06:08:29 AM »
impressive paint job Cubs!.
To the point i fell in love with those miniatures.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*


In fact i ordered a warband for my Saga Lords of Nature.
But the website seems to have some issues with papal and nobody is answering my emails :/

fingers crossed

Offline Cubs

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Re: Conquest Games 'Myths of Albion' range
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2019, 07:08:33 AM »
I get the impression he's another one man band operation. Don't worry about not being answered on email, he takes three days to answer me as well!

 

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