Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Thursday, April 7, 2016

If you are going to play Dragon Rampant . . .

. . . you might as well have a dragon!  Several years ago I purchased at a Schleich plastic toy dragon for $12.00 US with the intent of using it for gaming.  Now that I have a copy of Daniel Mersey's Dragon Rampant it was time to get the dragon ready.

 The dragon before any work is down; it is extremely detailed, sturdy and well painted.

 A 28mm Gripping Beast hard plastic Viking for scale.

 It looks like the unfinished ECW Regiment have their pikes ready!

The dragon is mounted on a plywood base with a hot glue gun.  The bases come 8 to a pack and can be purchased from Hobby Lobby in the USA for $2.99.  I then painted on a few highlights for the horn, claws, teeth, tongue and under scales to make them look more realistic (I know, it's a dragon!).  That took me all of maybe 10 minutes.  The original colors are really good.  Add some sand, paint the base and cover liberally with static grass and Ta - Dah: A dragon fit for battle.

The fairest of them all and her seven companions take on the dragon rampaging through the kingdom.


  1. He is a wonderful dragon! My son, the Young Master would also appreciate him.

    Best Regards,


  2. Fantastic looking dragon - and an absolute bargain.

  3. Looks great....I'm all for using cheap plastic toys for gaming, makes you realise how overpriced a lot of 'official' fantasy wargaming stuff is.

  4. Brilliant. Off to look for Schleich Dragons...

  5. Looks really good!!


  6. Great dragon. Nice addition to any fantasy table.