Sunday 29 January 2023

Medball - a Kickstarter in peril!

 Edit - thankfully funded!

Well, I've got 14 wonderful backers but still not hitting the target... I really thought this would be reasonably popular! When I think about the ranges now that I have planned, I wonder if it's worth me investing the little funds I have into them. The Little Soldier Company has never shown a profit and isn't looking like it will last long term. Very sad as it has been a labour of love and I've worked with some wonderful people. I looked into advertising with a wargaming website but this was the answer I got back;

Thanks for reaching out to us. As our minimum campaign spend is £5,000, we're not going to be the partner to help you with this.

If you fancy helping out and getting some wonderful Martin Buck sculpts cast up and released, the Kickstarter is below;

It currently has 54 hours to go and is £231 away from target.

Noggin the Nog, Nogbad the Bad and Knut

These were the concept drawings from Martin for additional sculpts...

One of the hoped for upcoming new ranges... 

Any thoughts please leave a comment below or email me over at

Sunday 8 January 2023

Medball! Medieval footballers for tabletop gaming.


Well, I've just launched the Kickstarter for Martin Buck's wonderful sculpts. If you can back it please do, if not please share!

The figures are fully compatible with the Noggin range, although not licenced, for those that love Noggin.

As always

Saturday 7 January 2023

Lord of the Rings - Heritage / Der Kriegspielers style

As per previous posts, the joy of painting old school minis is something that never leaves me for long... this time it was a few of the Heritage Orcs, back from when they had the licence for the 1978 Ralph Bakshi cartoon version of Lord of the Rings. Max Carr sculpts and they really capture the feel of the movie.

1811 Saruman's Urak-Hai Orcs of the White Hand Clubs

I've since tidied up the helmets a little as I noticed the red at the metal edge looked wrong.

Besides a myriad of blisters for the range (including Cliff Sanderson sculpted 75mm ones), they also did a couple of boxed games... no exclusive minis unfortunately.

Edit - apparently the balrog only came with this set. The blistered variant was much larger.

The full range (and more) is on the Lost Minis WIKI;

A few years earlier Duke Seifried (amongst other sculptors) at Der Kriegspielers sculpted a large 'not' Lord of the Rings range including this Fellowship set. Games Workshop imported them back in the day but they were too expensive for my hobby budget at the time. I've named the Hobbits as I think they should be... Frodo is the only obvious one...

1057 The Companions

The four Hobbits










The full range can be seen on the Lost Minis Wiki;

Michael over at Classic Miniatures has most of these old ranges available nowadays;

Finally, a couple of minis I am completely at a loss to identify... a wizard and a monk. Early 80's or late 70's I assume. Help!

As always