Sunday, October 31, 2010

You Can't Be a Barbarian Without Some Barbarian Babes

Just sayin'. Cromsblood has treated us to several fantasy realm hotties, so I thought I'd contribute a few I found as well. ;)

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"The Riddle of Steel" by Dan Hipp!

If there's one thing I love, it's big boobs. But if there's another thing I love, it's killer Conan art! I stumbled across this awesome piece of work by artist, Dan Hipp, an illustrator with several comics and graphic novels under his belt and his unique look, with his chunky shading, sharp angles and inspired color schemes deserve a solid shout out here on the blog.

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Swing on by Dan Hipp's blog (click HERE) to fill your eyeballs with even more awesomeness!

Conan in Japan!

Hail fellow barbarians and savages! It's really great to see the CROM! blog back to it's former self (and then some) with the return of Cromsblood and the addition of our newest blogging brother, Atom Kid. And to hold up my end of things a bit, i wanted to take a quick moment to tell you all about an email I received from a Conan fan all the way from the land of the rising sun.

A blogger called "Banjin" (蛮人), which means "barbarian" in Japanese, set me a link to his website, which is all devoted our favorite sword-swinger Conan!

You can visit Banjin's site, "Conan the Oblivioner" (???) by clicking HERE. It appears that Banjin has combined two of his favorite things: Conan and the popular sandbox style video game (which I have sunken many hours into myself), Oblivion.

And good luck navigating the site because it's all in Japanese. Maybe Cromsblood can help us out with some sort of translator?

Anyway, check it out and, as always, make sure to die not in hunger... but in combat!

Friday, October 1, 2010

This is a Crusader Miniatures Dark Age Irish figure that I painted. The Cimmerians were based on Dark Age Irish and Scottish culture along with Robert E. Howard's own ideas.

Royal Armies of The Hyborean Age: Army List (Argos)

(Image used from The Hyborian Age)

Black Amazons 500 points

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Though not a true nation, the Black Amazons could field a force large enough that it should not be overlooked. Their army would be all infantry and it would include elite light archers. The Black Amazons would have uniforms in the sense that all women in a given unit would wear the same animal skins or colors. Below is the breakdown for their army:

Regular Infantry - -MI- -B- -36- -50-100
Light Archers- -LI- -B- -18- -25-50
Elite Archers- -LI- -A- -18- -0-25

Black Amazon Medium Infantry would be able to move as lights in rough terrain and would not suffer the usual medium penalties.