Hello dear readers of Analogue Hobbies. I would like to start off by thanking Curt for allowing me to hijack his blog for this post so I can share the story behind this special Christmas gift to my brother. I’m JeremyM, a member of Curt’s local gaming group and a past and present painting challenge participant.
Anyway this year I decided to give an extra special gift to my brother Jonathon. Jonathon is a pretty amazing guy. He is a medic in the Royal Canadian Regiment stationed in Petawawa Ontario, and a veteran of Afghanistan. Last year he married a wonderful local girl, Jen, and became the father to her beautiful little boy Jack. Now they are expecting another little boy on January 9th, 2015. We really can’t wait to meet the new addition!
Jonathon and I were quite different growing up. I was always a book worm, and he was much more into sports. I had tried to get him into some of the sci-fi and fantasy books I was absorbed in, but none really took. That was until I introduced him to R.A. Salvatore’s Drizzt character in the Dungeon and Dragon’s Forgotten Realms books. He became completely hooked and read everything he could get his hands on about Drizzt.
To my pleasant surprise, I discovered a board game “The Legend of Drizzt” I decided to purchase the game as a gift to him. However, the minis were rather drab plain plastic, so these past couple of months I decided to paint everything up for him and the results are below.
|Drizzt and his panther companion Guenhwyvar|
|The other heroes left to right. Athrogate, Cattie-Brie, Wulfgar, Regis, and Bruenor Battlehammer|
|A troll, demon, and my alternate snow troll|
|Three drakes, the dragon Shimmergloom, and some sort of eye monster|
|Good ol goblins|
|Three other characters Jarlaxle another dark elf, a mind flayer, and Artemis Entriri|
Of course with Drizzt there are also lots of his dark elf brethren for him to fight including a drider (half giant spider half dark elf).
|Dark elves and spiders, including a dark elf wizard and priestess|
|3 ghosts in blue, purple and green and three water elementals|
So Jon this was for you. I’m sure you’ll enjoy trying the game out and reliving the adventures of one of your favourite characters. I also hope that in a few years these colourful figs might attract your two boys into trying the game out and that you can introduce these books and a love of reading to them. I’m so proud of all you have done and to call you a brother.
And for all the readers of Analogue Hobbies, Happy Holidays!