Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Tales of the Dragon Kings: Part 13

Wanting to do something a bit different I cast my eye about the Lead Mountain for something to paint. All those figures that are parts of incomplete projects stared back at me, it's time to actually try and complete something I thought..

Now, I really enjoy painting the Chinese mythology figures but the one thing that has been nagging at the back of my mind was what rules am I going to use to game with them? I considered Mordheim from Games Workshop or a simple set of skirmish rules of my own (I still might go this route). However, Osprey are releasing a new rules set called 'A Fistful of Kung Fu'. These are aimed at Eastern movie gaming, apparently covering movies like Hero, Big Trouble In Little China, Hard Boiled etc. If this is true, I should be able to pull what I need into a working set of rules

As they are released next month (20th February) I thought I would have a go at trying to get as many of the unpainted figures done, so here we go

These Black Hat figures form the contents of the Court of the Chaos Queen plus Court Guards and were ones that my friend Steve donated to me. He bought them when I first started buying into this range but passed them on after doing nothing with them. Normally I try and research what the figures are based on but with these I had no luck so I'm afraid it was another case of replicating the paint jobs used by the manufacturer

First off, the Queen herself with servant offering up what looks like a human heart (lovely). Not exactly lookers, the females appear to have teeth/tusks protruding from their cheeks!

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Next is a male sorcerer figure complete with icon topped staff. The males have more of an orc look to them if you ask me

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Finally, for this update, these are the court guard figures. Armed with swords, halberds and dressed in heavy armour they are certainly quite fearsome!

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More to follow!


  1. Wow these figures are very well painted. And they only get better when viewed up close and personal.

  2. Great brushwork on some wonderful characters - very long in the tooth, I know.

  3. Great painting as ever! Cheek-teeth are weird even by Ancient Chinese Mythological standards. MM.