Well, I waste no time in announcing the latest release in the Grinning Skull Design Studios schedule, our growing range of RPG & wargaming PDF publications. Grinning Skull Design Studios presents: 100 Fatal Blows (Bladed Edition) for all fantasy RPGs. The latest in the “Grim’s Amazing D100 Tables” range of publications, this product is designed to […]
Well, long time no post! Yes I’m back. Yup, it’s been a long time since I was here to post, so I thought it was time to get back into the old blogging and let you know what I’m up to. I suppose I’ve been putting off doing a revamp on this site, and yes […]
So, we tried out On The Seven Seas last night for the first time. It was disappointing. It is a game that I do not think we will be returning to. The basic concept of Greed versus Fear sounded quite good, the side with the higher Greed value goes first and if a crews Fear … Continue reading On The Seven Seas →
Ugh, report season. I have about 50 of them to complete by tomorrow morning, so no blog post. Here’s a picture of two dreadnoughts to tide you over.Thanks for reading.If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sha…
Preorder Problems To preorder, or not? This dilemma is currently coloring my hobby experience. And it goes beyond crowdfunding. Although my relationship status with Kickstarter games has long been “its complicated,” recently, I’ve been having a broader crisis of will … Continue reading →
If you want to run a time travel rpg this book is a fantastic buy. Of 392 total pages 247 pages are of GM advice, guidance, examples examples, and more examples. Even if you don’t want to use the Gumshoe rpg mechanics this book could be an extremely us…
Following on from their first successful ‘Toughest Girls of the Galaxy’ Kickstarter Raging Heroes launched a second one called TGG2: Light and Darkness in order to create three new female armies: Dark Elves, Lust Elves, and Sisters …
The Underlings, after a confusing and circuitous route, led the young mages to the goal. They were in a large sewer tunnel on a narrow walkway above a flowing river of filth. They showed the mages a small hole bored through the slimy brick and mortar wall. Beneath was a thick oak double-door its bronze […]
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Sunday just gone I was over in Stoke for the Stoke on Trent Model Show and Figureworld 2017.Here we have part of the Bulldog stand.Don’t you hate it when someone buys you a spitfire and you have “oh, I love that they are my fav” then all of …
And here is the final model for my first squad of RAFM model for my Heavy Gear project.As you can see this is the first Gear I’ve gone off piste by converting the medium autocannon using a contemporary Dream Pod 9 very light field gun as the basis of m…
In addition to a new sketch book and some gift vouchers for W H Smiths (newsagents/book seller in the UK), I received this near pristine second-hand copy of the Andreas Miniatures Catalogue from Sue and a copy of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman from Hol…
Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Recently we reviewed a fantastic looking board game called Dragoon from Lay Waste Games. While the game wasn’t perfect, it was still pretty fun to play and provided a really high amount of player interaction. Dragoon […]
Crime and Punishment is the latest small expansion for Firefly the game. It adds more Misbehave cards, Alliance Alert cards and some new Setup and Story cards.
With AdeptiCon starting tomorrow for my son and I, I really did not think I would be starting any new models, let alone finish them. I decided this past Saturday to finally assemble my Bokor and Shamblers (I have been delaying for awhile since it…
The end of V3 is fast approaching, as many regular readers of this blog are aware. And with it comes a possible end to many lists and models we held dear. In an effort to say our final goodbyes to a version of the rules many of us loved dearly over the past 1/2 a decade, Chris Johnson (my arch enemy) helped put together a tournament up at Kirwan’s Game Store. 1945pts LW, 3 rounds, beginning at 11am.
Below – Chris Johnson and a raffled off German Panzer Army for EW. Everyone started with one ticket, but each loss earned you another ticket. (very good idea)
My List: I debated a lot about what to bring. I decided on something I could never get to work. I had only played them once, at 1425 pts and they were the worst list I ever brought to a tournament. I should have known better at the time, but there it is. What is over pointed like crazy? What is a fast tank? What has the stink of the oddly non-synergistic British rules about them…..you guessed it. Comets.
My List – Nachtjager
British Motor Company (which for some reason is an Infantry company)
HQ – 2 white scout cars with cmd and 2ic
1 – Motor Platoon (cmd MG team + 3 MG teams w/ piat and lt mortar) (6 stands)
2 – Motor Platoon (full)
3 – required scout platoon (3 UC’s)
4 – Wasp platoon
5 – AT guns 6pdrs
6 – mortar platoon
7 – 4 comets
8 – 4 comets
for a grand total of 1945 pts.
First Round – Joey Laderoute from Blackmoon Games in Lebanon NH
Towards the end of 2016, following the release of Tabletop Wargames – A Designers’ & Writers’ Handbook (which I reviewed here) we ran a competition on the podcast to give the book away, the only proviso being that the recipient write post for the blog with their thoughts on the book. Jon Yuengling won the book, and has very kindly written an article for the blog. I received this book after taking part in a contest to receive a wargaming book that you were asked to read and than review. This was done through the good graces of Meeples & Miniatures. A fine group of guys that are only looking to make the hobby better, as am I. So Neil sent me the book, Tabletop Wargames – A Designers’ & Writers’ Handbook by Rick Priestley & John Lambshead. Perfect, I thought, I have penned a few pieces for Avalon Hill, Hasbro, TOOFATLardies and Solway Crafts and Miniatures. And what wargamer does not think of themselves as game designer, myself having done work with Clash of Arms, Hasbro and TOOFATLardies. So it is clear that this is a good book for myself and most in the community. From a production stand […]
Andrew Brentnall has been extending his ECW collection with some casualty bases- here are some of them, there are many more. We hope to make the battlefield a little less “parade-ground” than usual. Many will make it onto the table for his Edgehill gam…
Sorry there have been so few posts this month, really just have been in a mad dash to get Adepticon Ready! (I am and leave the day this is published!)The Primarchs are coming back, and that isn’t necessarily good for 40k.Don’t get me wrong, I am happy …