Last month I decided to switch gears on my hobby table and paint up the miniatures from the Relic board game from Fantasy Flight Games. I got introduced to this game by my same buddy who introduced me to Warhammer 40k many years ago. I really enjoyed the game play, the artistic game board, and the detailed mini busts. I picked up my copy at Adepticon and knew that it would soon be a staple in my board game rotation. After seeing some examples of some other players Relic pieces painted on boardgamegeek.com, I got inspired to get mine done.
Like Fantasy Flight's other 40k titles, this game does a great job incorporating fluff into the rules. While technically a board game, Relic does have many RPG elements that help forge a cool narrative. The game has great repeat-ability between the different characters and missions. I am looking forward to future expansions.
For the most part, I tried to match paint schemes for the minis to the artwork on their stat card.
|Tech Priest, Space Marine Captain, Inquisitor, Canoness|
I tried out some new techniques from the SWM painting classes we had a couple of weeks back. The biggest thing I learned was to use a wet palette instead of a regular mixing tray for my paints.
|Ratling sniper, Rogue Trader, Callidus Assassin|
My painted minis have often been described as very "clean" looking. I am not sure if that has been a compliment, but I have tried to improve my techniques beyond applied washes and dry brushing.
|Sanctioned Psyker, Ogrun, Commisar|
The game that Relic is based on is the Talisman board game from Games Workshop. Based on the number of expansions that game had I am excited to see what is coming next for Relic.
Much like table top games, painted minis increases the enjoyment. I have a few other board games with miniatures that are going to be painted up in the future. Thanks for reading!