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."

Saturday, 22 March 2014


The devious King of Nemedia, Tarascus.

Arrayed in classic Nemedian formation. Cavalry in the centre supported by wings of infantry.

72 figures in all, all from Garrison.

Monday, 17 March 2014


Yes, more Nemedians I'm afraid. I have some other stuff painted and am trying to plough through some Stygians, but I will probably keep things orderly and review each army at a time.

Here are some knights for the Nemedians. I've painted 5 up in royal colours and 5 as an order in similar colours but individual (Teutonic) heraldry.

oops, forgot to take a rear picture of these guys

coming soon..............King Tarascus!!

Sunday, 9 March 2014


I can't quite get my head round these figures. In Royal Armies of the Hyborian Age the Nemedian Guard are described as wearing archaic armour and the Garrison figures are Classical looking (but why have a Gorgons head on the shield?), but I can't recall these guys in any of the books. Heigh ho, they were fun to paint.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


I hope to post a different Conan figure each month, but suspect I will get sidetracked. With best intentions though, here is an offering from Ral Partha dated 1977. I think he is quite a common figure , in a rather odd pose, squatting slightly and looking constipated, but that's part of the charm of early figures I guess. I have about 6 of this guy waiting for conversion.He has the correct Conan haircut, with a square cut fringe. In fact, the unpainted face looks a bit like James Earl Jones so I might pinch the head off one to make a film Thulsa Doom character (the novel Thulsa Doom has a bare skull for a head).