Posted: 16. 12. 2020.
The city of Amfast was prosperous and wealthy. Its patricians wished to show their splendour to the world by building a monument: the largest and most magnificent cathedral in the known world. They grew more and more reckless, even going as far as to dismantle parts of the city walls to use the stone for their megalomaniac project. Seeing how prideful the city was, the demon Uras turned his gaze towards it, and began working his schemes. The cathedral grew larger and larger as time passed, until one day the city was hit by an earthquake of great magnitude. The fateful building of titanic proportions came down, parts of its fallen walls rolling down in all directions, flattening many houses and townsfolk in their path. In the end, once glorious Amfast was in ruins. The army of Soraan the Vainglorious, Paragon of Uras, marched into the reeling city and occupied it with little effort.
If you folowed the old blog, you may remember the Amfast Campaign we played earlier this year during the lockdown. It fizzled out after a few games, but I'm still quite happy with the setting and want to do something with it yet; namely make a pre-written campaign with clear goals, direction and scenarios. And then have another go at playing it. While my brother and I are slowly working on that bit, I'm preparing some minis.
Soraan's army consists of mercenaries, thugs, heathens, disgraced knights and dark sorcerers. This is a selection of enemy types liberators of Amfast will face in the occupied city. Most of the bits used here are medieval and ancient historicals from Perry and Victrix.
The mage in the above group of models is a conversion of Shaamru, a resin miniature from Rotten Factory They recently sent me a box of their minis to use in my projects, and this is the first one I tackled. The model looked really great as it was, and I initially painted it only slightly altered (see below). The evil bird bishop look is made of pure win. However, then I got an idea I could use it for a dark mage in service of Uras, so I cut it up after all. The rest of the stuff I received will get their turn eventually. The grave stones are especially sweet, and will likely end up being used in a cemetery board project when I get round to it.
This was the first time I had Rotten Factory products in my hands, and they made a really good impression. They are resin casts of hand-sculpted originals by sculptor Paweł Jakub Górecki. The material and the casts are both of great quality, and parts fit together easily. Nothing came warped or broken, no bubbles, and the resin is easy to cut and not brittle. They don't come with any bases.
Overall, I can easily recommend this manufacturer's wares. If you're a fan of plague-ridden monstrosities you're likely to find something for yourself.
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