Redcap’s Relicblade 2023 Winter Campaign: Day 1

Gang’s all here!

Battle Pigs poured forth from their stronghold in multitudes, advised by a Dark Watcher and rallying a Wretched Hive encampment to their mischief. The darkness spreading over the land alerted outposts of the Lone Guard and Pirate Council, as well as a detachment of the Moldorf Expedition. Valiant Lone Guard staunchly held a creaky bridge long enough to light a signal fire emplaced among nearby ruins. But the hopes of the Advocates to alert the whole valley were dashed, literally, by a Battle Pig—no less nimble than bold—majestically leaping across a chasm, smashing and scattering a signal fire and its defenders the very moment the beacon was about to be lit. Meanwhile, the Dark Watcher strode forth calmly behind a wall of Pig bodyguards, simply ignoring the forest of arrows piercing it, and lit its own ominous beacon of dark energies…

A Lone Guard Infiltrator sneaks past the Battle Pigs bodyguards to attack the Dark Watcher!

Our debut Relicblade campaign launched last night with six players:

  • Advocate
    Brett – Pirate Council (Pathfinder minis playing as a mix of characters)
    Joe – Lone Guard
    Tom – Moldorf Expedition
  • Adversary
    Jake – Wretched Hive
    Jesse – Battle Pigs + Bones & Darkness
    Mike – Battle Pigs

After working out initial campaign rosters we each got in two games, switching opponents. All games used the Signal Fire scenario with some extra treasure available. Advocates attempted to light beacons in the first set of games and Adversary in the second. Adversary went 2-1-0 in the first set of three games and 1-0-2 in the second set (the draws were called for time), solidly claiming the night.

Double checking roster tabulations.

For my part, after defending the bridge to a beacon long enough for it to be lit, Lady Aurelia was severely disheartened by the Adversary’s successes and visibly diminished in spirit (loses Heroic Recovery trait). Her Lone Guard compatriots’ sabertooth companion also came out of the night’s action with a severely wounded paw (-1 damage on strongest attack).

Lady Aurelia and cat buddy block a bridge against a Basilisk and Iguan Witch.

The Pirate Council asks for some rules assistance in its fight against the Wretched Hive…

Wretched Hive and Pirate Council dance around each other among some ruins.

An Iguan Poacher slinks among the exposed foundations.

Battle Pigs deploy to fight the Moldorf Expedition.

Steadfast to the last, a Lone Guard Warrior is overwhelmed within grasp of an unlit signal fire.

Lady Aurelia and Lone Guard Warrior & Billman

More characters for the Lone Guard and the Advocate.

All models spray primed with Wraithbone.

Lady Aurelia

Lady Aurelia


  • Metal
    • Black Legion [Contrast]
    • Silver (chainmail, arm segments) or Gold (sword hilt, cloak clasp) heavy drybrush
    • Gold bits and lower elements (forearms, calves, etc) washed with Agrax Earthshade [Shade]
    • N.B.: No wash on foreground elements (helmet, gloves, primary armor)
  • Cloak
    • Frostheart [Contrast]
    • Drakenhof Nightshade [Shade] recesses
  • Sword
    • Wraithbone
    • Pylar Glacier [Contrast]
    • Blue Green (Vallejo) edges, roughly
    • Wraithbone drybrush centerline
    • White (Vallejo) centerline
    • Blue Green (Vallejo) drybrush glow
  • Potion
    • Luxion Purple [Contrast] spill
    • Pylar Glacier [Contrast] bottle
  • Sword, bottle, and spilled potion glossed up w/ Ardcoat after varnishing w/ Stormshield




  • Helmet
    • Black Legion [Contrast]
    • Silver heavy drybrush
    • Agrax Earthshade [Shade]
  • Chainmail, bill, etc
    • Black Legion [Contrast]
    • Silver heavy drybrush
    • Ratling Grime [Contrast]
  • Wyldwood [Contrast] staff
  • Shyish Purple [Contrast] pants
  • Gore-grunta Fur [Contrast] booties
  • Flesh Tearers Red [Contrast] shirt
  • Guilliman Flesh [Contrast] skin
  • Apothecary White [Contrast] mustache
  • Darkoath Flesh [Contrast] baguette
  • Plaguebearer Flesh [Contrast] cheesewheel


Lone Guard Warrior

Lone Guard Warrior


  • Hair
    • Soulblight Grey [Shade] wash
    • Wraithbone drybrush
  • Guilliman Flesh [Contrast] many times for skin
  • Shield
    • Imperial Fist [Contrast]
    • Black Legion [Contrast]
    • Nazdreg Yellow [Contrast]
    • Garaghak’s Sewer [Contrast] back
    • Silver rim
  • Cloak
    • Ironjaw Yellow [Contrast] exterior
    • Nazdreg Yellow [Contrast] interior
    • Casandora Yellow [Shade] recesses


Basic steps for all the bases:

  • Rocks
    • Skavenblight Dinge
    • Astrogranite [Technical]
    • Agrax Earthshade [Shade] coat
    • Agrax Earthshade [Shade] recesses
  • Ground
    • Wyldwood [Contrast]
    • Stirland Mud [Technical]
    • Flat Earth drybrush
    • Averland Sunset drybrush
  • German Camouflage Black Brown (Vallejo) rims

Lone Guard Ranger, Sabertooth, Infiltrator

An Infiltrator, Ranger, and Sabertooth companion for The Lone Guard:

Take the oath…

Make a stand.

All started spray primed with Wraithbone.


  • Cloak—
    • Interior:
      • Black Templar [Contrast]
      • Heavily drybrushed with Nighthaunt Gloom [Contrast]
    • Exterior:
      • Nighthaunt Gloom [Contrast]
      • Recesses shaded with Black Templar [Contrast]
  • Mask, booties, satchels: Black Templar [Contrast] drybrushed heavily with Skavenblight Dinge
  • Pants: Space Wolves Grey [Contrast]
  • Skin: Multiple layers of Darkoath Flesh [Contrast]


  • Cloak—
    • Interior: Militarum Green [Contrast]
    • Exterior: Gutrippa Green [Contrast]
    • Recesses washed with Athonian Camoshade [Shade]
  • Pants: Basilicanum Grey [Contrast]
  • Greaves: Snakebite Leather [Contrast], repeated application on buckles
  • Shoes: Skeleton Horde [Contrast], outlined with Snakebite Leather [Contrast]
  • Skin: Gulliman Flesh [Contrast]


  • Body: Agarros Dunes [Contrast]
  • Mane—
    • Gryph-hound Orange [Contrast]
    • Washed with Gor-Grunta Fur [Contrast]
  • Neck, ears, tail: Gor-Grunta Fur [Contrast]
  • Eyes—
    • Wraithbone
    • Gold
    • Tesseract Glow [Technical]
  • Face—
    • Skeleton Horde [Contrast]
    • Inside jaw: Volupus Pink [Contrast]
    • Fangs:
      • Skeleton Horde [Contrast]
      • Wraithbone drybrush
      • White (Vallejo) drybrush
  • Paws: Wraithbone drybrush

General metal elements:

  • Black Legion [Contrast]
  • Silver heavy drybrush
  • Wash:
    • Ratling Grime [Contrast] for silver
    • Garaghak’s Sewer [Contrast] for bronze

Ranger’s tactical rock:

  • Skavenblight Dinge
  • Astrogranite [Technical]
  • Agrax Earthshade [Shade] coat
  • Agrax Earthshade [Shade] recesses


  • Wyldwood [Contrast]
  • Stirland Mud [Technical]
  • Flat Earth drybrush
  • Averland Sunset drybrush
  • German Camouflage Black Brown (Vallejo) rims