Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Zombicide: Black Plague – Thundergut and Merieil


The final two minis from the Special Guest Box: Naïade. The other two, Ostokar and Milo, were finished in June, and since then I have only painted two necromancers. It's about time we got more heroes to game with.
A drunk, one-legged dwarf and kick-ass elf – they will bash zombies soon at the club.

Now for something completely different:
About a month ago I found a real pearl of a blog, Vagabond’s Wargaming Blog, and it has become one of my favourites, as it is full of very good AARs. Really very good! Well written with beautiful terrain and minis, what’s not to like? I’ve been very inspired by it.
It’s just a couple of months old and has far too few followers, so I think you should pop over, have a look, and if you like what you see, then follow.
Thank you for a great blog, John!

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Mercs: Drones and Weapon Platforms

An assortment of drones and weapon platforms from Mercs: Recon.
This drone is rather cool. I see quite a ffew uses for it.
My primary intention is to use these, or at least those without weapons, as scatter terrain in SF-games, 7TV and Pulp Alley.
I really like the red tri-ped.
I guess they will all come in handy one way or the other.
Meh... but they might be useful in a game of 7TV. Villains always need shooty things...

Friday, 16 February 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Modular Ships


This week bring something a bit different, namely modular ships.
The idea here is to let you build the ship you want using really flexible, OpenLOCK-compatible, components.
You can game inside the ships, our outside, and the stretch-goals include detailing, furnishing and more.
If you need more than one ship-type there’s a pledge that includes all unlocked ships, at the moment a trireme and junks.
If you’re into huge monsters, there is even that.
This is certainly a different take on modular terrain and if you plan to have a campaign on the high seas then this is certainly something worth a look.
I'm rather excited by this, as it looks great. Now, I just need that new printer...
This KS ends on March 12 2018.
All photos and illustrations © Chris Hunt and used with permission.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

An old lady from Blue Moon (and a bonus assassin)


I still got quite a few unpainted minis in the Slice of Americana box from Blue Moon.
This one is just finished and it’s fantastic little mini, so full of character.
She’ll be great as a bystander in a game of Pulp Alley.
I need some assassin-types for Pulp Alley, already have a couple painted but need more. This GCC Agent from Mercs: Recon had to do. An extremely fast paintjob to have a figure if needed. Nothing much to brag about, but he will be able to do his nefarious deeds.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Blood Rage: Fenrir and two Reaper Bones wolves


Blood Rage is the next game I will paint figures for, and it’s really fun as the minis are just fantastic, the game’s got a great theme (who doesn’t like Ragnarök?) and it is without a doubt one of the best board-games I got.
I’ve already painted quite a few minis, but now I’m concentrating on finish everything for that game.
First of the new batch is Fenrir, one of the mythological monsters that you can recruit to your clan.
A huge miniature that turned out real well.
I painted two other wolves, both from the Reaper Bones range, while I was in wolf-mode. One is large, a worg or dire-wolf, while the other is two-headed.
The sculpts are okay, but really nothing more, and the two-headed one needed green-stuffing as there was a rather prominent gap where one of the heads were pre-glued to the rest of the body.
These two will join my expanding pack of wolf-kin.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Sci-fi tiles and a Napoleonic game

Two new kickstarters this week, and both from companies I have backed earlier.

Last time we got very affordable fantasy tiles, but this time the kickstarter goes out into space, with sci-fi tiles, walls and accessories.
Pledges range from £4 for a bunch of tiles, to £26 for the full set, with an £32 option for everything + a map-layouts-set.
This looks like an affordable way to get going with sci-fi gaming-terrain. Well worth a look!
This KS ends on March 3, 2018.

Jens from 3D-Print-Terrain is back, and this time with something completely different from what we are used to.
If you play Commands & Colors then this might just be for you, especially if you like your Napoleonics. If you don’t play that game then there is a free rules-set to use with these printable figures and terrain, your when you pledge all in (at €40)
Anyway, the kickstarter will get you the printable terrain tiles and units you need for a game.
Definitely worth a look!
This KS ends on March 3, 2018.

All photos, renders and illustrations © Rob Mehew and 3D-Print-Terrain respectively and used with permission.


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Monday, 5 February 2018

January – Miniatures Tally

I have this (rather hopeless) idea of actually getting a smaller plastics- and tin-mountain. It seems unreachable but it is worth a try, so let’s see what happens over this year.
To make this manageable I’ve thought about some rules:
1. All miniatures count as 1 (figure small or big, vehicle – they’re all worth 1 point)
2. Except 20mm figures count as ½ (but vehicles is still 1)
3. I only count what I get this year (i.e., the odd box of kickstarted stuff that happen to land on my doorstep doesn’t count if I bought it 2017 or earlier, but stuff I kickstart this year does count, even if it isn’t delivered).
4. If I sell or give away stuff that counts as a minus
5. Terrain doesn’t count
If it wasn’t for rule #3 I would certainly loose as I expect kickstarted World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch, Shadows of Brimstone and more to arrive this year.
I plan to have a group-shot for each month, but as all Conan-minis is at the club now, there will be individual shots of what was painted. First Belit's Guards from Conan
Hyaenas from Conan


Lots of Picts from Conan
Two modern cops from Hasslefree

So, January summed up:
Bought: 0
I painted 20 Conan figures and 2 modern minis, for a total of 22
Sent to the For Sale-box at the club: 39 Mercs minis and 1 Reaper Bones, for a total of 40. 
I’ve started to look through my rather large stash to find those minis that never will be painted, could be because I’ve got multiples of them or because I just don’t like them. They are destined to the For Sale-box. There will be more, that's for sure.

Bought:         0
Painted:         -22
Sale:              -50

2018 total:     -62

Looking good so far, but things can change fast.

(I got the inspiration to finally do this from Neil at Meeples & Miniatures)

As a bonus - a couple of shots from last weeks' game of Conan with fully painted minis.
Conan doing what Conan does best - that die-roll effectively killed all the Hyenas
Worthless shooting - that was after re-rolling the equally worthless first rolls.

The Captain of the Guards falls after the three heroes join forces
Hadratus stops the reinforcements while Conan and Shevastas kills the guardian beasts and frees the princess!