Last week I got my paint brush busy on some new conversions to use in the Burrows & Badgers campaign that Ann and I are playing. We've only had one game so far, but it was a lot of fun and I ended up capturing one of Rufus' Roughcoats, a 'not so cunning Fox called Centus. I'm figuring that with the loot from the battle plus the ransom money, I might be able to recruit another critter to my warband. WIth this batch of painting and converting I wanted to include some good cheap troops together with a couple of weapons that I have not got represented in my collection yet, such at the 'Caliver' (basically an early musket) and the crossbow.
I've also painted a rather nice coaching Inn, 'The One Eyed Rat' (named after a great little pub in Ripon). This is a piece of 3D printed terrain, which is going to form the center piece of our next Burrows and Badgers encounter.
Orlando the Otter started life as a Wargames Foundry metal casting, I think he was a free promotional model at one time. I found a couple of copies in my bits box so decided to convert one into an Otter using a 'Otter in Conical Helm Critter Conversion Kit.
I've just costed Melwarda as a basic soldier with a hand weapon, but I think that she could be destined for greater things, maybe serving as a magic user when funds allow it. She started life as a metal Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago Vine Warden, before being transformed with a bare headed cat critter conversion kit.
Jerimah is also earmarked to be a mage at some point. He is a Frostgrave Beast Master Mage, so already anthropomorphic. The only conversion here was to add a tail from a cat conversion pack. ALbedo miniatures have a socket for accepting a tail component. When I'm doing a converion though, I always drill a small hole where the tail is going to join with my Dremmel craft drill.
Heather is the first of a batch of female miniatures that I have made by converting the miniatures in the excellent Frostgrave Female Soldiers box set.