I'm in process of completing Keep on the Shadowfell
for my group. They face the BBEG the next time we get together, which means that I also have to have the next adventure ready. I decided to run them through an upscaled version of Reavers of Harkenwold to push them from 4th (from finishing H1) to 6th... and then on into Madness at Gardmore Abbey
The advantage of Reavers is that it does come with all the necessary monster tokens to play it, which at some level is great. However, my guys have been rather spoiled by the miniatures that I used for Shadowfell. We are a bunch of older gamers (43ish), having pulled our D&D group from high school back together after 25 years. In that time, I've developed miniature painting as a personal hobby that I quite enjoy. As such, I'd like to paint up miniatures for Reavers.
So far, my plan is to make use of some Privateer Press miniatures. Perhaps using these guys as a base for the basic troops of the Iron Circle:
Their robes would be painted black, and I would put some surplus crossbows that I have on their backs. The Brigands are armed with scimitars and shields, while the rabble and the sentry minions are armed with maces. I guess I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to convert a small handful of these to scimitar-wielding brigands, or if I should just model some of these with shields, and those are the non-minion models.
For Nazin Redthorn, I'm thinking of this model:
I may do a head swap with a GW space marine sargeant to give him the bald/red stubble look.
I was thinking of these guys for the cutthroats:
Again, all them will be painted in appropriate Iron Circle regalia, with appropriate conversions to make them fit in a bit better.
I've decided to reskin the bullywug encounter with Daggerburg Goblins, as it fits better with what I'm trying to convey in the storyline. It also helps that I've used GW's Mordor Orcs as Hobgoblins already, so I don't need to do any repaints there.
So how is it looking so far? I will need to think of Tar Devils, Spine Devils, Iron Defenders(?), and a Iron Circle Enforcer, Mage and Dark Adept as well. Does anybody have any suggestions?