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“Beyond Our Time, Beyond Our Universe.”

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

“There is a planet besieged by alien invaders.”

These four 28mm Sorcerous Sentinels are produced by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and can be purchased from the company’s ever-expanding fantasy range as SKU: DEAL 304. “Otherworldly watchers as deadly as they are mysterious”, the figures are clearly inspired by the “race of aliens that serve The Beast” in Peter Yates’ 1983 film “Krull”.


Living “in servitude to a force greater than themselves” the quartet were initially primed using a double-helping of “Vallejo” German Grey and shaded with some “Citadel” Nuln Oil. I then dry-brushed them with (more) “Vallejo” German Grey, before layering their swords with Gunmetal, and ‘picking out’ their heads with Heavy Bluegrey.

Spider-Man and Loki set out to defeat Marvel Battleworlds

Both of these areas were subsequently washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil. As a final touch, I delicately applied a little “Vallejo” Bluegrey to the miniatures’ eye sockets, and added (more) Gunmetal to the sharp edges of their hand-weapons’ blades.


In addition to finishing four of the nine Sorcerous Sentinels I currently have sat upon my painting table, I have also managed to get in a couple of games of Marvel Battleworld by “Funko Games”. Described as a “cooperative, expandable, collectible adventure game featuring dozens of characters from all over the Marvel Universe”, we only used the contents which came in the Pop! Marvel Battleworld - Mega Pack featuring an exclusive Negative-Zone Spider-Man figure, and were determined to keep playing until we ‘unlocked’ the two heroes quite literally “trapped in Thanostones!”

Spider-Man and Loki successful 'unlock' Iron Man (Infinity) from a Thanostone

Our opening contest saw Spider-Man and Loki team-up against some Frost Giants and a Thanostone (in the Hulkland Jungle) respectively. Spidey’s high speed made it easy for him to defeat “the foremost enemies of the Asgardians”, but Loki was eventually overwhelmed during his travels amongst some carnivorous plants and living vines. Fortunately, the pair finally managed to properly pair up when a second Thanostone presented itself in the Deadlands, and having successfully rescued the Infinity incarnation of Iron Man went on to win the game.


In the next battle, Ant-Ant and Iron Man duked it out across the Battleworld in order to eventually retrieve Spider-Ham from the Thanostone. This was a much easier game than the first due to the Infinity powers Tony Stark’s alter-ego started with, as well as some lucky rolls using Ant-Ant’s Shrink ability – which causes his attack to hit on a 1 rather than miss…

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undercoat2670
Nov 09, 2021

Good job on the slayers. The faces stand out and are a nice focal point. Nice minis that I suspect can be used in a variety of games.

The mini funko superhero games looks interesting. I even looked it up! Having fun and a laugh is always a positive when gaming.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 09, 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. More Slayers on the way, so I have enough for a tabletop skirmish game or two.


I'm certainly planning on getting more of the mini funk superhero minis, rules and cards etc later this year, as I thought it was a tremendously simple, yet increasingly fun game - which can take as little as 15mins.

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planetmut
Nov 06, 2021

Oh, I love those slayers. Really alien and creepy looking and among the best sci-fi/fantasy bad guys around (both 11-year-old and 49-year-old me think that). Nice job and how are the white ones coming along?


That game does look cool, and it's amazing how much the Funko Pop of Loki looks like Tom Hiddlestone!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 07, 2021
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Thanks Matt. I think the Slayers have turned out well considering their palette is so grey. I'm currently working on five more, and then I've got the white ones to do after that; although they're already based and primed.


The mini funko pops are rather good imho. Though I do prefer the normal sized ones, and own quite a few of those, LOL!!!.

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wsd50
Nov 06, 2021

The Slayers look great mate, really iconic figures them, and nicely painted for your part.


Interesting looking game, what's it play like? though I like pop figures I'm not sure if I like them in a game environment, as they make it look a bit childish to me (unless that's how it meant to look? I mean I play Pokemon after all).


Cheers Roger .

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 06, 2021
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Cheers Roger. Hopefully I can get the remaining five finished over the next few days. Marvel Battleworld is a lot of fun tbh, and only takes about 15-20 mins to play a game. It takes a surprising amount of thought once the different location/encounter tiles start getting laid down in number. I'm certainly planning on buying more. You could always swap the pop figures out for heroclix etc I suppose. But I didn't mind them too much.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Nov 06, 2021

Great work on the slayers Simon

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 06, 2021
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Thanks very much Dave.

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