Saturday, July 24, 2021

Grim's Shadows

 Fifteen men on the dead man's chest
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Meet Captain Grimaldus Shade and his shadowy crew. "Captain Grim", his Quarter(Necro)master Ezra Nyte, and his three Skull Mates lead their skeleton crew on eternal adventures on the dark seas.

Captain Grim (right) & Ezra Nyte with his special spyglass (left)

The three Skull Mates

I painted these Black Scorpion miniatures rather quickly before going to AdeptiCon in 2019. I was my first time trying a black and white monochrome color scheme. I relied mostly on the Andrea Color black paint set, which made the process go even quicker. All in all, they turned out just fine and have great visual effect on the tabletop. :-)

The Shadows

My friends John and Eric put on a huge multiplayer "treasure grab" type pirate game that year. Although my newly painted Shadow Pirates didn't fair too well, it was tons of fun all the same. We used a home brew skirmish rules set that are based heavily the Age of Sigmar ruleset. Everyone brought a crew of fifteen that included a Captain, Quartermaster, three Mates, and ten crew. Each captain had his or her own special rule and the Quartermaster might have a special item/something as well.

AdeptiCon 2019

I finally got to take semi-descent photos of these guys today. The black/grey scheme and stark contrast to the sandy bases makes it hard for the pics to turn out right against a black or white background. Red seemed to work better.

"Dead men tell no tales..."

I recently got the chance to break them out for a game again, but more on that later... This post can serve an introduction of sorts. Someday maybe I can actually paint up a ghost ship for Captain Grim and Company. ;-)


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