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Saturday 21 January 2012

Nautican WFB Unit Profile - Contest

I'm working on a major new release of the Nautican Army and am asking for some help from anyone interested in getting involved in the project.

I have three miniatures that I purchased specifically for the army even though I have not yet come up with profiles for them.

I'm inviting people to suggest profiles (including pts cost) and even the fluff (ie. background / story) for the miniatures. They can either be special character profiles or unit profiles (probably rare or maybe special units). I don't plan to purchase any more of these particular models so they will be stand alone and must not form part of a multi-model unit of the same type (although they could join other units).

You suggest the profiles for any or all of the models and I will include them and credit you in the army book pdf and the army blog (and link to your site if you have a Warhammer related blog or web page).

Please take into account the composition of the current army book, I will not be including a unit that unbalances the army or is ridiculously powerful.

Please enter the profiles in the Nautican profiles page in Battle Reporter forum.

Here are the models...

Sea Monster 28mm Miniature photo
Miniature pic is © Fenryll Miniatures. All rights reserved. Used without permission.

Alien Sea Creatures photos
Miniature pic is © All rights reserved. Used with permission

Ocean dwelling fantasy lead miniatures
Miniature pic is © All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Monday 16 January 2012

Komodon miniature assembly and epoxy resin !

Forget super glue it's not strong enough to stick the Komodon Champion together.

Wavebreaker and Trident Guard pictures
I had a slightly frustrating but ultimately satisfying time at the weekend assembling some Komodons (that I'll be using as Trident Guard and Wavebreakers).

Dimensions and Basics
Komodons are 28mm scale miniatures that fit on 25 mm bases.
They come in 2 blister packs:-

1) Five models in the "troopers" rank and file pack and
2) Four models in the command group miniatures pack*

* the command group includes a Champion, Standard Bearer, Musician and Shaman. The command group miniatures can also be purchased separately as individual minis.
  • Height 4cm (including GW 25mm base - up to top of head) - the same height as Swordmasters but a lot stockier to look at (similar to Lizardmen)
  • Width and Length - (variable) the Champion, which is slightly wider and longer than the other minis is about 4.3cm wide and 4.5cm long (due to the trident and shield)
  • Base Size 25mm x 25mm
You can buy Komodons from various places (including eBay), I can recommend

Overall: these are not the easiest models to assemble. Most of the Trooper miniatures and the standard bearer are ok but the Champion was a nightmare and the musician and shaman look like they might be a bit tricky (although I haven't tried them yet).

The Champion (which is the most impressive of all the Komodon models and one of my all time favourite miniatures) is very difficult to assemble (although I confess I'm not very good with adhesives). I found the foot didn't quite touch the base properly (although you can vary the angle up/down which might have made a difference) so I had to add a strip of plastic (which will be painted as a plank of drift wood) beneath it. Also the Trident bearing arm did not seem to fit snugly into the shoulder socket although it might have been my fault as I had to re-position after I had applied epoxy resin and it had begun to dry. I have more champion models to assemble so, if I find the next one is easier to assemble, I'll return here and amend this post.

All of the models come in multiple parts. The standard bearer and some of the troopers are the simplest because only the weapon bearing arm has to be a joined to the body. Superglue was not sufficient to stick the metal (because the joints aren't very flush). I had to use epoxy resin and I had to stick together one piece at a time and wait for it to set; which is a pain for the Champion because he has a separate foot, shield bearing arm, weapon bearing arm and shield.

Most of the models have been designed so that you can position the weapon arm at different angles and so change the unit to make it look like it's either in combat or marching which is handy.

The miniature detail is excellent (from small fins on forearms, to daggers, trinkets on the body and legs, armbands and rope on the trident shaft while the tridents themselves look superb and the metal tipped ones are held in place by a crab shell and pincers).

Most of the miniature poses look good and the spiny dorsal fins really set these apart from Lizardmen which is nice because I was worried that they would end up looking too similar. The tail fins are perfect !

These models are of an excellent quality in both molding and design (better than many GW minis) and they have a really good weighty and solid feel to them. Some of them can be frustrating to assemble but I think it will be worth it in the end. They look like great painting projects.

Friday 13 January 2012

Hammer-heading Warhammer enemies !

New Nautican Miniatures swimming to a shore near me soon !

I decided to get the beach ball rolling again with my Nautican army. It's been a while (a long while) which has included several new official WFB Army book releases for 8th edition so I'm freshening up my Nauticans too (both the minis and the rules).

I really needed something to get the excitement and impetus going again and this new plan seems to be doing the trick. So, the next draft will constitute quite a major update.

Here are some of the new minis I've ordered (from

Sea Creature of Blood Reef
(painted by Michael Proctor)
Warhammer Sea Army models

A Hammerhead Wereshark !
(you can find him (or her) on and it's named Shred Bloodgill)
Warhammer Fantasy Sea Army minis

and two Sea Elves "Ollamiel" (to represent the Nautican Lords and Heroes)
(Painted by Alison Scheirman)
WFB Ocean Army miniatures
I've also ordered some more Komodons (which will form both the Wavebreakers, Trident Guard and the Interceptors because they are simply the best minis I can find for the job). As a result the Wavebreaker base sizes are being increased to 25mm from 20mm (which will mean a pts cost tweak).

I found some new pics of the Komodons which show off the miniatures a bit better than the painted mini pics do...

The standard troopers (available from or
Trident bearing sea WFB miniatures
and the Trident Guard Champion
Interceptor and Trident Guard champion miniature
I have even decided how to differentiate between the Wavebreakers and Trident Guard now that I will be using the same miniatures. The Trident Guard have the tridents with the metallic looking prongs (which I call Oceanic Tridents) and the Wavebreakers will have the tridents with the sea shell looking prongs (which I have named Sea Tridents).
I'll write about the rule change ideas in another post. There are some concept changes too, so the army makes a little bit more sense.

Keep the faith, we'll get this army up and running eventually !

Images used with the permission of - and I have the email to prove it :-)
It was a long time ago but I presume they still welcome the promotion.

Saturday 4 June 2011

New Sea Creature Miniatures

I just stumbled across some potential new Nautican Army units...

I'm not sure about where the shark warriors would fit in but I quite like the look of that "creature from the Deep" although he looks slightly more "swampy" than sea like (I think ?!). It might just be the colours though, he does after all have a sucker tentacle-like mouth. Hmmm....

Creature from the Deep Miniature Photo

Shark Warrior Miniature Photo

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