Advanced Heroquest


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Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:13 pm

Advanced Heroquest

Hi All,

Having mostly used the forum to lurk and sell things I thought that there might be some interest in a project I’ve been working on the last year or so (yes; progress is very slow!): painting up some old stuff for Advanced Heroquest. Yes I am finally contributing something to the community!

Advanced Heroquest was one of the first GW games I encountered. My older brother brought it back from Newcastle GW one day after a sale. The sentiments in this article (https://www.shutupandsitdown.com/pauls-most-important-gaming-memory/) on SU&SD really nicely matches my own nostalgic feelings about the game; like the author I spent many hours playing solo, re-writing the rules and combining the set with any other minis I could get my hands on. Being about ten at the time needless to say my pocket money didn’t stretch very far. Unlike the author I don’t think I ever had an illicit day off school to play it!

In the last few years I’ve spent a fair few quid on eBay getting some nice old lead, the kind of stuff I spent many hours poring over in catalogues when I was younger. Recently I also got hold of a copy of AHQ for a decent price and decided it was the perfect motivation I needed to put together a painted group of lovely old Warhammer miniatures! Rather than go with the traditional Skaven I wanted some greenskins (I’ve had them a bit longer than the Skaven, so seems only fair that they get to be painted first), so I worked out what I’d need to complete the Orcs & Goblins Monster Matrix* which appears in the Terror in the Dark expansion. I find having a limited list to paint up better for motivation than just a big pile of everything; and it seems like I only need to finish 23 figures to complete the minimum requirement.

* The Monster Matrix is a random generator used by AHQ to choose what’s lurking behind doors or corners. There’s a number of different ones you can use to theme your dungeons and avoid them becoming a mixed soup of fantasy creatures.

On to the minis!

I started with a couple of plastics from the Fantasy Regiments set to get the colours. I’d never painted the Fantasy Regiments minis before and I was pleasantly surprised at their detail. I’ve also spent a while trying to get the bases to match the distinctive yellow-brown boards of the set! Zamesi Desert seems quite a good match!

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I’ve picked a range of metals (and some plastics) from different eras for the project. Here's the older greenskins.

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I am really enjoying trying out some freehand shields. I remember following the Mike McVey guide in one of the painting booklets as a kid and getting crap results- hooray for patience and experience!

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Slightly newer Kev Adams classics. These chaps are more from ‘my era’ so they’re very dear to me. The goblin in the middle was actually painted a few years back so he’s not quite up to the standard of the other ladz.

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Snotling. These guys don’t have rules in AHQ, but I can’t resist doing a few. I may knock together some house rules for them or play them as ‘counts as’ Giant Rats.

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At the other end of the scale- River Troll! I spent a while on this big guy. He was fun to do and I'm very pleased with him. Messed about adding a snail and a few puddles of slimy water to the base. One of the big draws with the Greenskin Matrix is that it’s got a couple of Ogres in it too which I am really looking forward to tackling.

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I’m also planning four heroes for the orcs and gobbos to knock about, maybe with some metal men-at-arms* too. Here’s one of Bugman’s lads for the Dwarf hero and one of Scarloc’s fellers for the Elf. And a plastic AHQ Man-at-arms who needs a logo for his shield.

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*In Advanced Heroquest your heroes can hire men-at-arms to venture into the dungeons with them and invariably die.

I also did these doors last week and really enjoyed painting them! The texture of the wood is really rewarding to paint.

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Hope to post more soon!

Tex

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Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:17 pm

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Ohhh, those are beatiful!
And the freehands truly ace
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Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:47 pm

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Looking gorgeous. Excellent choice of basing for them too, complements the painting wonderfully.

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Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:03 pm

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Wow- they all look amazing!
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Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 pm

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That troll is fantastic
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Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:15 pm

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Thanks all :)

Couldn't get them all out to photograph without setting up al little scene, could I?

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Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:04 am

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Cheeky weekend goblin...

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Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:17 pm

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Very inspiring stuff. Good job on the bases :)
Laurent / Sparfell

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