Sunday, 28 February 2016

Asgard Barbarian + Alaric Mancleaver

Game on!
Another Painting Table Saturday. Another Asgard Barbarian! BP10 Alaric Mancleaver joins the tribe of barbarian personalities, sculpted by Jes Goodwin over 30 years ago, now ready for my gaming table.

Alaric has a certain Conan/Frazetta quality, like many barbarian miniatures. I was ten or eleven when I first saw the movie Conan the Barbarian. This lead to reading the comics, collecting art by Frank Frazetta and finally, reading the original stories by Robert E(rvin) Howard.

Apparently Charles Bronson and Sylvester Stallone both turned down the Conan role, which went to Arnie thanks to his personality in Pumping Iron. Conan certainly inspired the Fighting-Man class in Dungeons and Dragons way before the over-powered Barbarian class appeared in Dragon magazine (and later, Unearthed Arcana).

Thus far I have painted:

BP3 Kern the Reaver
BP7 Arflane the Archer
BP9 Skai Wolfbane
BP10 Alaric Mancleaver
BP11 Karl Two Cuts

I am also managing to keep up with (at least) one mini every week. This is a challenge given my current work load.

God bless and enjoy your week!


  1. Very nice! And I had no idea Bronson could have been Conan... the world as we know it wouldn´t exist... ;) Cheers!