Friday, June 8, 2018

Warmaster Fantasy - Dogs of War Counter Set (New!)

"Unlike other Warmaster armies, the Dogs of War do not come from a particular place, nor do they comprise a particular race, although men do feature very strongly amongst their number. They are bands of warriors who live by fighting - fighting for pay, fighting for adventure and, most importantly of all, fighting for the chance to win fabulous wealth." -- Warmaster Trial Armies

The Dogs of War, with their crazy Regiments of Renown, have always been sitting at the back of my mind to do as a counter set. After years of waiting, they are finally here. This is a largest set of counters I have made! There are RoRs from classic Warhammer, complete with their leaders when possible. You can recreate Leopold's Leopard Company, the Birdmen of Catrazza, Bronzino's Gallope Guns, Marksmen of Miragiliano, Alcatani Fellowship, and more.

I've tried to use as many of the actual Warhammer DoW figures as possible, though I did wander off to Foundry, Warlord, and others when I had to. Except for a few counters, everything is new in this set. (I didn't want to 'cheat' and re-use counters from other sets.) I've tried to give as much variety as possible. Want a lot of dwarf mercenaries, complete with flouncy shirts? We got them! Plus mercenaries from Kislev, the Empire, Araby, Tilea, and even Goblins.

I hope you enjoy this latest set. If you use them, please post a comment below, letting me know.


Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.






Click on the counter set image above to download the complete army counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create many armies of 2000 points or less. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies! Unfortunately, I don't have any sample DoW armies.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Warmaster Fantasy - Skaven Counter Set Revised

I've always been a 'ratman' fan since childhood. I've played them in every game that has them. In Legends of the Five Rings CCG, I had a Ratling deck that constantly recycled ratling cards from the graveyard. It was a blast! Anyway...  This set of Skaven counters replaces the set that I did way back in 2003 while I was active on the Warmaster Yahoo email list. Unlike the old set, which was slightly undersized, this set will print to the full 20mm x 40mm counters. I tried as best to give this set a horde look. For example, the Rat Swarms counter have several pack leader stands you can use any way you like. You could create a brigade of Rat Swarms and have one of the stands in the rear be the pack leader. This set can be used with any version of Warmaster along with other mass-combat fantasy rules. I you enjoy them.

"Skaven are neither rats nor humans but a vile combination of the two races. The origins of the Skaven are not known for certain. It is likely they were mutated at the dawn of the Age of Chaos when powerful waves of magic swamped the world. Millions of tons of magically energised material were hurled over the planet in the form of meteorites... Creatures that breathed the dust or strayed within the radiating power of the larger stones became mutated into the most horrible monsters. The Skaven may well have mutated from ordinary vermin as a result of consuming this corrupting material - or 'warpstone' as they call it. Even today the Skaven crave warpstone." -- the Warmaster rulebook


Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.





Click on the counter set image above to download the complete army counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create many armies of 2000 points or less. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

Sample Skaven Army List

Total Points: 2,000
Break Point: 27/14

6x Clanrats
4x Jezzails
4x Plague Monks
6x Rat Swarms
2x Gutter Runners
1x Rat Ogres
1x Warp Lightning Cannon
2x Doom Wheel
1x Screaming Bell
1x Grey Seer
3x Hero
1x Warlock
1x Sword of Fate

Monday, May 28, 2018

Warmaster Fantasy - Bretonnian Counter Set Revised

This set of Bretonnian counters replaces the set that I did way back in 2002 while I was active on the Warmaster Yahoo email list. Unlike the old set, which was slightly undersized, this set will print to the full 20mm x 40mm counters. The set also contains Pegasus Knights and General on Hippogriff. These units can be found in the Bretonnian section of the Warmaster Trial Armies pdf, which can be downloaded from Rick Priestley's Warmaster site following this link.

"Bretonnia has grown into a powerful and influential nation under the leadership of its proud King Leoncour. At the capital of Couronne the greatest knights gather to attend their king and to accept from him such heroic quests as he chooses to set them. To the knights of Bretonnia honour is everything and it is an undoubted fact that a knight would sooner die than bring dishonour upon himself or his lord. " -- the Warmaster Rulebook


Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.





Click on the counter set image above to download the complete army counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create many armies of 2000 points or less. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies. Unfortunately, I don't have any sample Bretonnian armies to list.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Warmaster Fantasy - Vampire Counts Counter Set Revised

This set of Vampire Counts counters replaces the set that I did well over a decade ago while I was active on the Warmaster Yahoo email list. Unlike the old set, which was slightly undersized, this set will print to the full 20mm x 40mm counters. As well as knew images, I've also included Archer units, which are not in WM but are in many other games, such as HOTT.

"In the dark forests of the Old World, ruined castles are inhabited by the immortal aristocracy of the night. For centuries these evil creatures remain hidden within, biding their time until the world has forgotten that they even existed. Then, when the power of dark magic is at its strongest they call forth great armies of the dead from their graves and unleash them upon the mortal world." -- the Warhammer Vampire Counts Army Book


Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.


Click on the counter set image above to download the complete army counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create many armies of 2000 points or less. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

Sample Vampire Counts Army Lists

Total Points: 2,000
10x Skeletons
4x Zombies
4x Ghouls
4x Ethereal Host
2x Black Knights
3x Dire Wolves
1x Vampire Lord on Winged Nightmare
3x Vampire
2x Black Coach
2x Necromancer

Total Points: 2,000
4x Skeletons
4x Zombies
2x Ghouls
2x Grave Guard
2x Ethereal Host
4x Black Knights
3x Dire Wolves
2x Fell Bats
1x Vampire Lord on Winged Nightmare
3x Vampire
2x Black Coach
2x Necromancer

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Warmaster Ancients - Dacian Counters (Revised & Updated)

If you are using my Early Imperial Roman counter set or already have a miniature EIR army, you need enemies for Rome to fight other than itself in civil war. The Dacians are an excellent barbarian enemy army for the Early Imperial Romans. Update: This set, which I uploaded May 2018, replaces the previous set, bringing it inline with the other "revised" counters I had started making a few years prior, as well us updating some of the images.

A Brief History of the Dacian Wars
According to Encyclopedia Britannica Online: "Dacia, in antiquity, the area of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania, in present north-central and western Romania. The Dacian people had earlier occupied lands south of the Danube and north of the mountains, and the Roman province eventually included wider territories both to the north and east. The Dacians were agricultural and also worked their rich mines of silver, iron, and gold. They first appeared in the Athenian slave market in the 4th century bc; subsequently they traded with the Greeks (importing especially wine) and used Greek coins. They spoke a Thracian dialect but were influenced culturally by the neighbouring Scythians and by the Celtic invaders of the 4th century bc. The Dacians engaged Roman troops in 112, 109, and 75 bc. In about 60–50 bc King Burebista unified and extended the kingdom, which, however, split into four parts after his death.

During the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus (ruled 27 bc–ad 14) and again in ad 69 the Dacians raided the Roman province of Moesia but were beaten back. The Dacian Wars (ad 85–89) under the emperor Domitian resulted in their recognition of Roman overlordship. The Romans under Trajan reopened hostilities in ad 101 and by 106 subdued the whole country. A large part of the population was either exterminated or driven northward. The Romans seized an enormous amount of wealth (the Dacian Wars were commemorated on Trajan’s Column in Rome) and immediately exploited the Dacian mines. Roman influence was broadened by the construction of important roads, and Sarmizegethusa and Tsierna (Orsova) were made colonies. The new province was divided under Hadrian: Dacia Superior corresponded roughly to Transylvania and Dacia Inferior to the region of Walachia.

In ad 159 Antoninus Pius redivided the region into three provinces, the Tres Daciae (Dacia Porolissensis, Dacia Apulensis, and Dacia Malvensis), all subordinate to one governor of consular rank. Marcus Aurelius made the provinces a single military region in about ad 168. The limits of Roman territory were probably never clearly defined, but the Romans benefitted both militarily and materially from the occupation."

The Dacian Counters
While I try to stick to the troop names that Warmaster Ancients uses, I had to take a few liberties with this set so the id on some counters did not consume the entire counter. I changed "Sarmatian Cavalry" to "Roxolani Cavalry" and "Dacian Mounted Skirmishers" to "Dacian Cavalry" for such reasons. As with my other Warmaster Ancients sets, I've tried to provide enough counters for a typical 2000-point army. However, 1,200 to 1,500 points seems to be the Warmaster Ancients sweet spot. Counter images are from Wargames Foundry and Warlords.

Revised Counter Set
I recently revised this set to print the counters at the proper size because the previous set I uploaded printed the counters slightly too small.


Printing the Counters
I hope some of you find these counter sets useful.You can print these at office printing places, like Staples, using heavy card stock paper printed at actual size. You can also print on regular paper and then glue the counters to wooden bases. (Check the older posts on how I did this with my Empire army.) Currently, I'm printing the counter sets at Staples using regular paper, spray gluing the back of each sheet with Super77, attaching each sheet to an old comic book backing board, and then cutting out the counters using a sharp Xacto knife with steel ruler. Using the backing boards makes for cheap, sturdy counters.




Click on the counter set image above to download the complete Dacian counter set in PDF format. The set has enough counters to create any of the sample armies below. Of course, if you need more counters simply print more copies!

1,000 Points
1x General w/Portents
1x Leader
1x Subordinate
8x Warriors
3x Archers
1x Falxmen
2x Skirmishers
2x Sarmations
1x Mounted Skirmishers
Total Points: 995   Break Point: 7

1,000 Points
1x General w/Portents
1x Leader
1x Subordinate
8x Warriors
4x Archers
2x Falxmen
3x Skirmishers
1x Sarmations
1x Mounted Skirmishers
Total Points: 995  Break Point: 8

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Warmaster Fantasy Revised Dark Elves Counters

Well, I've been rather quiet on the blog for a long time due to a lack of miniature gaming on my part. This evening I uploaded a revised set of the Dark Elves counters that had been sitting on my computer for ages but never found their way to the blog. Thanks to the keen eye of Harvey, who recently discovered the blog and noticed the absence of the Dark Elves set, I uploaded the revised set this evening. Thanks, Harvey!

I also have rediscovered all the other WM counter projects that I had been working on but sadly abandoned. I want to start taking a crack at them again. On the historical side, my son has gotten interested in gaming Republican Roman v Carthage. I've been thinking about doing this in Warmaster Ancients. Lo and behold, I had started such a project a few years ago, which I had forgotten about. Also several other projects, like Saxons and Arthurian Britons.

On the fantasy end, I had been working on LotR sets for all the armies, new skavens, new chaos, and all the other original army sets I was revising, plus wood elves, chaos dwarves, Bretonians, and traditional undead.

Looks like I have some things to keep me busy on these cold Florida winter days! Plus, I've really been wanting to get back into miniature gaming.