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Hide your women and livestock! The Vikings are coming!

I had ten Oathmark Viking figures partially completed since before my household move and purchase a handful of Bad Squiddo shield maidens at Cold Wars. This weekend, I had a chance to get them painted.

Bad Squiddo shield maidens with axes.
Rear of Bad Squiddo shield maidens with axes.
Bad Squiddo shield maidens with swords.

As with most Bad Squiddo figures the sculpting and the casting of the shield maidens is excellent.

Oathmark Viking / Medieval infantry figures.
More Oathmark Viking / Medieval infantry figures.

I can’t wait to get these on the table with Feudal Patrol.

Dragonbait Russian mechanical men.

I ran into Joe Corsaro at Cold Wars. He told me about these cool Russian mechanical grenadier figures for his Venus 1888 line of figures. I have most of his females on mechanical horses, but I hadn’t seen these. So I bought five and painted them up. The assembly was really easy, all the parts fitting nicely. He says he has some really cool VSF coaches coming soon, and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Some Crooked Dice McGuffins for Pulp games.

I saw this set of McGuffins at the Crooked Dice booth, but I originally passed on them until Greg convinced me that cats and dogs would live together if I didn’t buy them. I painted these up this weekend. I like the Holy Grail and the Maltese Falcon.

The other half of the McGuffin packs. From left to right, you have the idol from the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the monkey from Tales of the Golden Monkey, the Ark of the Covenant, and some sort of Cthulu thing.

Next up is the assembly and painting of Leonardo DaVinci tanks and Saxon buildings.

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