Friday, 3 May 2019

Burrows and Badgers Squirrels and Scatter Terrain

I appear to be burning with enthusiasm for Burrows and Badgers at the moment and this week has seen me get three more figures finished from the leadpile. I have a game at my local store planned to get a run through proper of the rules and want to them a Squirrel heavy list as they are some of my favourites from the various books I have been reading from the Redwall and Mice of Camelot series.

First up a Squirrel Magic user (a witch according to he website) whom I fancy could work out as a druid type warrior or ranger as well at a pinch. I went with a blue dress more to tie in my Squirrel Knight to the group a bit.


 A Squirrel Rogue or ranger I tried to stick to neutral colours with this and the ranger below tying them with the witch through the same cloak colour and the red fur with the knight.

 One of my faves from the kickstarter that arrived a few months back was the Squirrel Ranger. I really love the sculpt. I may pick up some more of this one and the rogue and do either Grey or Black Squirrels versions. I'd like to convert one to carry some javelins but the Rogues pose is probably better suited to that one.



All four of my Squirrels together


My 350 penny warband for Thursday nights game. I went with Royalists so two additional members of my warband may increase their strike stats by 1.

The Squirrel Knight is my leader with Heavy Armour, Polearm and Taunt skill. I increased his Strike stat for the game.

My Second is the Ranger I have given him Fast Shot and loaded him with Bodkin and Broadhead Arrows.

The Barn Owl counts as a Medium Raptor and is quite a formidable warrior so I just gave him some Heavy Armour and increased his Strike stat by 1

The Rogue I gave two weapons giving him +2 bonus to his strikes and throwing daggers for a bit more range punch. I also increased his Strike stat by 1

The Magic User I loaded up with a mage focus (+1 to cast rolls), A mage pouch to carry herbs (Herbs either help cast a spell some automatically and sometimes to augment  or add on more utility to your spells) For spells I chose Cure (well to obviously heal) and Haste ( to give the target an extra action) nasty If I can pull it off with my second and Fast Shot.

Scatter Terrain
 I chopped up some more of my grass samples and I am a bit happier with them now. I dug out some other pieces from my collection that I felt would fit a Fantasy theme. So all my trees, a shed from 4 Ground, some hedges and my LOTR Ruins.

I need to get some big buildings or hills I reckon to block LoS and force movement a bit more. The grass will count as difficult terrain.








39 comments:

  1. Excellent work on the squirrels Simon!

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  2. You've absolutely nailed these, Simon! Gorgeous figures (and scatter terrain).

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    1. Thanks Bryan really enjoyed these and I am fairly pleased with the scatter terrain.

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  3. You've done a wonderful job on them Simon :)

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  4. Splendid minis and terrain, love the suirrels and the ruins...

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    1. Thanks very much Phil. My ruins get used a lot one of the best bits of terrain GW released.

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  5. Great work on the squirrels Simon, and the board looks good too

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    1. Cheers Dave. I am going to horde some bits to make some themed buildings forn it I think.

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  6. I am loving the paint on the squirrels. Great scatter terrain.

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  7. Wooow! I really love it!
    Fantastic minis and terrain!

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    1. Glad you like em mate. Would love to see you do some.

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  8. Hmm a few proxy figures for `Rangers of Shadow Deep'

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    1. They would be perfect for that game as well.

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  9. Beutiffully painted as alwats (but I still wonder why)

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  10. Really nice! I love them all :)

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  11. Excellent choice of colours and some wonderful brushwork on these squirrels.

    Your terrain looks great too, nothing too fancy but with every piece having a clear function and still being visually attractive.

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    1. Thanks very much Wouter. I am very much blasting my way through the figures I have at the moment they are a real joy to do.

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  12. I am SLOWLY coming around to this idea.
    Cheers mate

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  13. Fantastic looking squirrels, and some great terrain in there

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  14. Absolutely brilliant Simon!

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  15. Lols like the game is coming together nicely. 😀

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    1. Cheers Stew. I need some buildings next I think.

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  16. All great additions. The squirrel mage does look like he or she can be a druid.

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  17. Lovely work, what was your base colour for your squirrels?

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