Lately I’ve managed to get my workload under control and restore some balance to my life. I’ve also stopped following Warhammer 40,000, at least for the moment. I don’t like the current aesthetic much, and I really don’t like the excessive demands on my time and money. I’ll still play with friends of course, but I haven’t bought anything for the game in nearly two years now. I’ve been slowly working on scenery and models for Infinity, and looking around for a fun fantasy-themed game to get me inspired for painting a few miniatures.
A couple of weeks ago my friend Von who writes for the House of Paincakes blog network put me onto a miniatures skirmish game being developed called Skulldred. I’m really excited about this project – so much so that I contacted the designer, Dave King, and asked how I could help. It turns out he lives in Sydney, which is only an hour and a half from my town of Canberra, and he is planning a display board and some warbands for Cancon next year. Hopefully by then I’ll have a warband ready to join in for the demo.
Here is a quote from Dave:
Skulldred is a fun fantasy skirmish game designed from the ground up to let you play with any miniatures you like.
Build unit profiles to conform to your miniatures, not the other way around. No army books, no unbalanced factions, no cheaty must-buy models.
I’ve always wished that the more mainstream miniatures games had some sort of “build a unit” option. I think it would resolve a lot of balance issues by making the points system of the game transparent, as well as allowing more freedom for the player to use their imagination.
Anyway as I said I’m really excited about this game. Now I have a system that gives me an excuse to paint any miniatures I want. First up will be this Frost Giant Princess from Reaper:
All the best,