showcasing my (mainly old school) Conan the Barbarian miniatures, with the odd game thrown in.

showcasing my (mainly old school) Conan the Barbarian miniatures, with the odd game thrown in.
"In the time before the mortgage drank the paycheque, and the rise of the three children, was an age still dreamed of. And unto this came Springinsfeld, destined to paint little lead soldiers and push them round the table."

Monday, 24 February 2014


I've been fiddlearsing with this blog for ages now wondering how I'm going to start it and writing an introduction about why I like Conan the Barbarian, but I have finally come to the conclusion that I had better get posting. Most of the figures here will be pre-1983. I prefer the style of figure before they became too animated and detailed and  I was wanting to embark on an old school project with glossy figures. Having said that, the odd modern figure may pop up.

I hope to build up small (50-60 figure) armies for each nation plus personalities and figures for mini-adventures, along with features such as Conan of the Month and Frazetta Friday. 

So here goes, plunging into the fray with some Nemedians by Garrison Miniatures. Amazingly still available in the Summer months (Rob stops casting in the winter as his shed gets too cold), although I picked these up on ebay.

I don't think Howard describes how the Nemedian infantry look and Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age by Lin Carter suggests they wear drab homespun clothes, but I decided to paint them in Nemedian livery to match the Royal Nemedian banner of a gold dragon on scarlet. The Garrison range seem to have been designed to follow the descriptions given in the early rule set  Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age (as were the Minifigs SS range I think) and the Nemedians have a Teutonic  vibe about them (presumably because Nemedia roughly corresponds with Germany on the Hyborian map). I'm not sure this is how I imagine the Nemedians but they are nice figures so what the heck. 

More of this army to follow soon....thanks for looking in. 


  1. Nice figures indeed and well painted.I hope you really enjoy your new blog and I look forward to seeing the armies build up and go into action.

  2. Wow! Springinsfeld, I only now became aware of this new blog of yours - what a treat this is!! The World of Conan and wonderfully early miniatures - Yeah! I am very excited to watch this new blog grow!

    1. Thanks Private W. At leasrt I am getting some of these figures painted as they are quick and simple paint jobs coated in lovely gooey varnish.

    2. Ah, but they look great and they are going to be a joy to play with!