Wednesday, 6 October 2010

A blast from the past

Its strange how the mind works. Whilst search through a journal database the name Achilleos popped up in an article that was completely irrelevant. The name however sparked off a series of memories that led to the following:

  • A web search for the Chris Achilleos web site
  • A trip up the loft to dug out the old Michael Moorcock Elric books
  • And ultimately this post
The image below is a favourite, depicting the fall of a decadent empire and the primary character of the above books; Elric. In many ways characters like Elric brought about this blog, as the progression from roleplaying to wargaming would never have happened without the initial impetus of reading Moorcock's fantasy works. The scale of the background in this picture has always impressed, as does the detail in the work as well.

Achilleos' work doesn't carry the same energy as Michael Whelan's cover images from the Elric books, his style being more refined. Both images however do capture Elric in two totally different ways.

The Spartans are progressing slowly, too slowly to be honest but my time is limited at present for painting. Hopefully the re-paint on the 5th phalanx will be complete shortly and when it is some pics to follow.

Thats all for now.


tradgardmastare said...

Do you know the Roger Matthew's Elric poster- a giant copy of it emblazoned my bedroom wall in my teens...
Any chance of an Impetous Fantasy army of Elric and his crmy,Hasslefree (I think ) miniatures do a figure I always thought would make a great Elric...
Have you seen the blog where a chap is doing an 18th century Meliboen army?
Keep going with those Spartans- I look forward to seeing them on the tabletop one day!
best wishes

tradgardmastare said...

Ross the Elric figure:
And the 18th century melibeon blog: