I feel like dice games pull on some deep seeded primal instincts. While it is just a random outcome, I find myself drawn to the action of the die to see if that final rotation takes it from being a successful roll or a failure. A dice game I recently played had an interesting twist on […]
Oldenlitz. Budynek zamożnego mieszczanina, część 2. | Oldenlitz. Building a wealthy burgher, Part 2.
|Równolegle do budowy makiety w głowie układa mi się historia związana z ruiną. Ostatecznie będzie to dom bogatego kupca, który na strychu ukrywał pewien sekret. Ale o tym później.
Od ostatniej aktualizacji usunąłem więcej fragmentów bocznych ścian, tak żeby ułatwić dostęp do wnętrza. Również podłogę pierwszego piętra wymodelowałem tak, by jak najmniej przeszkadzała w ruchach modeli. Na parterze dodałem także wewnętrzne ściany.
Na parterze, w dwóch mniejszych pokojach zrobię jeszcze częściowo zniszczone schody prowadzące na górę.
|Parallel to the construction of models in my head I laid the story associated with the ruin. Eventually it will house a rich merchant, who was hiding in the attic of a secret. But more about that later.
Since the last update removed more pieces of the side walls so as to facilitate access to the interior. Also, the floor of the first floor I modeled so that the least interfere with the movements of the models. On the ground floor also added interior walls.
On the ground floor, in the two smaller rooms do still partially destroyed stairs leading to the top.
The first floor will be much more ruined, it will be even higher a fragment the attic and that’s it…
|I to wszystko na dzisiaj.
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|And that’s all for today.
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The All Creatures Big and Small app is a digital version of the analog two player, worker placement game about animal husbandry. You must gather resources, build structures and breed animals to score VPs and win.
Zombicide: Black Plague takes the zombie apocalypse into a fantastical medieval setting! The arcane powers of the Necromancers have unleashed a zombie invasion in the age of swords and sorcery, and it’s up to your group of straggling survivors to not only stay alive during these dark times, but to take back the realm and … Continue reading Medievil Brains →
Hey! BoardGameKing is online again and we present you another one impressive kickstarter project called “Mixin’ Sixes”. Quite a strange name, isn’t it? Let’s dig into it! Well, “Mixin’ Sixes” has 6 rounds and you need to mix and match cards with negative and positive numbers and you need to make 6 point hands. The […]
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To back up my crazy void wretches I made a nothing beast because you need something with a good size maw to bury everything..
I had the chance to see Iron Cross in action at the club last night and to have a chat with the chaps who’ve been playing it of late to see what they thought about it. The overall impression seems to be that it is a very neat and enjoyable system,…
After my little break I am busier than ever, I have four map projects on the go all fairly large, one with over fifty maps and I have some new models to build along with four German riflemen in greatcoats to paint. Why greatcoats, why not, just like th…
Dwa w jednym, zatem dwie odpowiedzi:) Co do grania, to staram się zagrać ze dwa razy w miesiącu. Dlatego lubię zmierzyć się z każdy graczem, który nie ma spinki i nie wykłuca się o każdą pierdołę. Dodatkowo po rozpoczęciu na nowo dystrybucji Dust1947 w Polsce przez Marka (warfactory.pl) pojawiają się nowi gracze. To też lubię. […]
The Williamite army is in the foregroundIn this post we overview Bob’s Williamite force. The idea of its composition represents the available Irish Protestant forces before the landing of King William’s English and continental troops in August of 1689….
I was recently asked “What paint brushes do you use?”Although I have a number of different makes of paint brushes in my tool box, my preferred is the 401 sable/synthetic mix with long handle numbers 2 or 3 from Rosemary & Co full details …
This past weekend was ToonCon 2016 – our local game convention. It’s really become mostly a board game convention, but I try to roll out with a miniatures game every year. This year I planned an event I called REGINA TRENCH! (you can read more about the whys and wherefores are the link).
On the right of the picture is Roch (in the Service Dress Cap) who commanded the 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles) (which was on the extreme left of the line). Next to him was Brennan (in the helmet – I know, I know… it’s a WW2 helmet…) who commanded the 5th Battalion (Western Cavalry) the other assault battalion from the 2ndInfantry Brigade. Together they sort of shared command of the 10th Battalion – the supporting battalion for the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade – and the 2nd Canadian Machine-gun Company.
Over on the left of the picture is Bob (in the balmoral – who actually drove up all the way up from Regina to play the game!) who commanded the 14th Battalion (“Royal Montreal Regiment”) and next to him is John (in the 48th Glengarry) who commanded the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders). both of them shared command of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) – the supporting battalion for the 3rdCanadian Infantry Brigade – and the 3rd Canadian Machine-gun company
The barrage commences – hoping to cut some of that wire in “no man’s land”.
21 today, 21 today, he’s got the key of the door, never been 21 before! Euronymous is complete I had to concerted last push to get him done with the usual final furlong being more like two or three furlongs – the closer you get to the finish the furthe…
Quite a big post this time round as I have virtually finished all the core units for my Anglo Zulu Wars. There are still a few bits I need to finish off but effectively the both forces are now complete and the games can begin.
First up we have the Natal Mounted Police sourced from Empress – 8 riders and 8 infantrymen.
All the figures are individually based and sit in trays from warbases…
Next up we have the Native Horse (again from Empress) – these guys were also known as the Sikhali Horse as per the film Zulu Dawn. Again 8 Horsemen and 8 infantrymen
Finally the Brits get bolstered with some regular cavalry – the Lancers. These have been sourced from AW Miniatures. Great figures (albeit larger than the Empress – but great value at £30 for 12 )
and there is more…if the Zulus dont have enough to contend with…the artillery
The Guns (9 pounders purchased from Black Tree Designs – limbers for these are on the painting table
and of course you have to have gatling guns (Empress) and Rockets (Black Tree)
Finally I picked up the Heliograph team from Black Tree and it makes a nice little unit.
So that just about delivers all the core units I need for my Zulu games…
So I now have 420 Zulus to pit against………………
112 British Line
8 Natal Mounted Police
8 Native Horse
12 Mounted Frontier Light Horse (Boers)
34 Boers on Foot
20 Natal Native Contingent
2 Artillery Pieces
1 Gatling Gun
1 Rocket Team
I reckon that that is just shy of 650 figures so far painted in three months….no more big projects this year
Whilst on the subject of games I recently acquired two more rulesets for this period…
The first is the Sword and the Flame. These have a big folowing amongst colonioal gamers so loking forward to playtesting these in the coming weeks.
In addition I purchased a copy of the MEN WHO WOULD BE KINGS from Osprey. Again these will feature no doubt in the winter months
We’ll be kicking off our first Zulu Game soon using a shed favourite Black Powder. Come back soon to see the battle….
Since Osprey Games sent me my copy of Konflikt ’47, I have been having a blast reading the book and planning how I am going to get in on the game. Today’s Post is about the British army in Konflikt ’47. Earlier, I discussed how players could get into K…
…….from Evil Bear Wargames.Been off the internet for nearly seven weeks due to maniac tractor driver and his ability to dig through cables and fecking unhelpful internet providers but shit happens, anyway that’s why I haven’t been around any blogs …
Witam szanowne państwo-draństwo w kolejnym dniu 30-dniowego Wyzwania Figurkowego! Mam nadzieję, że niebawem pod tym postem pojawi się wiele komentarzy z odnośnikami do waszych wpisów, w których zaprezentujecie swoje ulubione gry bitewne!
Lubię grać przeciwko inteligentnemu przeciwnikowi, który potrafi wykorzystać atuty swojej drużyny i błędy adwersarza. Ważne by przeciwnik pomimo czasem dość gwałtownych emocji towarzyszących rozgrywce potrafił zachować zimną krew i dystans. Mimo wszystko to tylko zabawa w przesuwanie plastikowych żołnierzyków.
…lubię malować Krasnoludów. Maluję już długo i pomalowałem już wiele różnych modeli ale malowanie Khazadów sprawia mi najwięcej frajdy.
As I mentioned in the original post about my REGINA TRENCH! game for ToonCon 2016 I planned to keep you all up to date with the progress I was making on the terrain… well… rather then regular updates here are all the process pictures I took along the way with some commentary on what they hell I thought I was doing. Not-so-much a “how-to” but more of a peak into the mind of a madman (or maybe just an idiot…) and the silly things he gets up to – which will hopefully provide some manner of inspiration to similarly afflicted madmen – or madwomen! – to create their own shell-holed terrainifications! (or scare off more sensible peoples)
Following my excursion to Wausau I headed down to Chicago for some more private coaching with my buddy, Mark Maxey, this time over a two day period. Mark has been doing some great work on various Chibi miniatures so our lesson focussed on just that.We …
The Blood Angel starter box “Start Collecting! Blood Angels” was painted to our level 2 painting quality. This level is great for large amount of infantry or vehicles for quick play. At level 2 most of the base coat and highlights are done with an airbrush and the details being […]
|“Rolled another 1? You’re FIRED!!!!”|
|What have I said?!|
|The British port, my home base.|
|The Spanish port.|
|The Spanish treasure ship!
No one took them on despite the booty; they were over-crewed and over-gunned!
|The Ghost Ship and spooky island!|
|Home to fierce natives and target of cultural pillage!|
|Flytuga, the pirate homebase.|
Both Flytuga and Adventure Island were accessible only to players who had either assembled the map from clues bought or stolen, or who had access to natives to navigate them there.
|The mermaid. Looks like she’s got a bikini tan!
She was the object of one task: Take her to the French port for medical experimentation!
|A militant Jesuit missionary and some pirate treasure.|
|Local denizens of the Spanish port|
|The strumpet who doesn’t know how lucky she was that I ran out of time!|
|The Spanish governor and lackeys|
|The Opium Ship! This special ship had a cargo of opium worth a king’s ransom. Also adds bonuses to crew if taken before combat, at the expense of turning them into addicts and requiring a crew replacement at your home port !|
|The Dutch port.|
|AWI troops masquerading as Dutch infantry?|
|My lads on their way to a successful bit of cultural pillaging!|
|Capt. Bertie Bugler mans the Hiddleswift while the away party completes the mission|
|Success! The idol is on its way back to the British port.|
|Meanwhile, all the pirates have struck on a guaranteed method of success; Co-operation!
The pirates attack the French port en masse
|The Spanish galleon leads the treasure ship across the high seas.|
|Yarrrrr! (or should that be ¡El Yarrrro!)|
|The treasure ship remains unmolested.|
|The giant octopus was another objective for players to capture….|
|….while the Kraken was a randomised event to make things interesting for players!|
|The pirate attack continues on the French port!|
|The name of Capt. Paul’s ship.
He’s a funny lad!
|Flush with dubloons, the Hiddleswift heads off on its next mission, sailing between the Kraken off the port side…|
|…and the Ghost Ship on the starboard bow!|
|Dubloons safely stowed, the Hiddleswift dodges danger to approach Horseshoe island to find a pair of scurvy dogs have already stripped the fruit from the trees after dealing with the hostile natives! Curses!|
|Time for a broadside or two!|
|After some desultory fire which only resulted in a waste of powder and shot, I decided that trade negotiations were called for: Spices were duly swapped for fruit trees.
See kids? Violence isn’t always the answer!
|The umpires decided that the rampaging pirates were having it too easy: Send in the Kraken!|
|Meanwhile, back at the Spanish port, the galleon has docked alongside the Girl Power pirate ship which had just launched an underhanded, if unsuccessful, raid on the Opium Ship which has since beat a hasty retreat.|
|A close up detail of the rigging on on the galleon. Masterfully scratchbuilt vessel with, John B., the shipwright himself, in the background.|
I had an enjoyable game of Contemptible Little Armies in the Back of Beyond this evening, which was designed as a test bed for the third edition of the rules but which swiftly reverted to the tried and tested second edition. The third edition just didn…