Part the First - Microhammer!'Microhammer' pretty much sums up the first incarnation of Drakwald. I've fallen in love with Citadel's old range of 10mm Warmaster minis and I'll use these for the Tears of Envy version. The Warmaster minis are utterly adorable and beautiful sculpts to boot. I love how much expression the designers managed to get into such tiny figures. Yikes!
I intend to play using Warcry rules so I'm somewhat restricted to those figures which can stand alone (many were sculpted 'clumped together' in ranks). I'm basing each on a washer for two reasons. First the ferrus washers stick to magnetic sheet making the finished minis easy to transport. Second, the aperture in the washer allows you to sink the mini into the base somewhat so they don't appear to sit on weird mounds of earth. Weird mounds of earth are things you should stay away from in the Drakwald...
I chose Middenland as the State colourway as it encompasses the bulk of the Drakwald. Plus it's safe to assume that drunk Middenheimers would get involved in any fisticuffs in the forest. I've deliberately gone for quite a bright, high contrast paint scheme to ensure these tiny guys really pop. Using muddy colours on things this small risks them not 'reading' well when you stand more then a foot away from them. Clearly I've been inspired by the 'red period' in Middlehammer history :-)
I also found a little house on Thingverse which I printed off at 10mm scale. While it's my only piece of terrain to date it's a good start. Again, I tried to get a bit of colour contrast into it so it reads well on the table. I added tiny specs of colour to approximate painted decoration on the timbers on the main facade. This gives it a bit of a Scandi-folk-horror feel.