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Of Elves And Dwarves

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It is starting to look like I am not going to get my five figures done this week and if I do it will be only by the skin of my teeth. Instead I have been prepping figures. De-flashing, putting them on bases along with some sand and covering them with p…

Dog-ri-la Or How I Learned To Stopped Worrying and Love Basing

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My other half is away for a few days and I was expecting to go out for the day but decided against it when the weather started to look a little bleak. Oh good said I, a day where the kids will be playing and I can get on with ever I want to do. Compute…

Best Roleplaying Experiences

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

I have spent a huge amount of my live either playing or plotting RPGs. My experience is that some games are most definitely better than others. Over time, I have decided that games that have a more streamlined ruleset with a simple mechanism works best…

End Of The Week, Maybe A Little Late

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

As the end of the week has been and gone, I thought I’d better show you what I had been up to. The New Cruelty demands five figures per week and  that is what I managed. With a bit of effort I even managed a bit more than the five.The main aim for…

Games Workshop Sued And Matters Arising. Is It Really Fair?

Posted on August 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Please go and look at this first…This at least should give you some sense of perspective. In some ways it is funny. We all know that games workshop has been fleecing us for years. GW like a lot of companies that make miniatures, have gone over to mak…

Britcon

Posted on August 12th, 2017 under Posted by

Today I have been to Britcon. It’s a smaller show with a definite emphasis on competition gaming. There are a few traders there and I was after a few things. The main reason for going was friends. Whilst it is a smaller show it does seem to have a good…

Rats

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

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Good Service At Games Workshop, Warrington

Posted on August 10th, 2017 under Posted by

To be honest I am not Games Workshop’s biggest fan. On the pages of this Blog you will see that the only GW game I play is Blood Bowl and over the years this has been a small part of my actual game time. Whilst they have been kind enough to reboot it t…

Human Team Ogre

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Now that I am nearing finishing enough players for the Human Blood Bowl Team, I thought it was time I should have a look at this figure now. What I am really doing is avoiding finishing the Orc Troll and dry brushing the Human Blitzers (not to mention …

Chaos Team Minotaur

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

I am not a fan of chaos in the main. Except when it comes to my workbench, home life and Blood Bowl teams. It seems a little back asswards to be releasing the Star Players first. As I already have a metal minotaur it probably isn’t at the top of my sho…

Imagine Magazine

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Despite doing some painting today, I haven’t really made any headway with what is on the table. What I have been doing is thinking about the past instead. Nothing too dark I assure you. I’ve spoken to a few people about the Tunnels and Trolls since I b…

Marking Time By What’s On The Workbench

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I haven’t done much painting for a few days and this morning I was feeling the absence. Although I have had plenty to do, I have found time to do some painting. The New Cruelty dictates that I paint five figures per week. This means finish the paint jo…

Another Milestone

Posted on August 5th, 2017 under Posted by

For just over eight months I have been going at the blog pretty much every day. For the most part it has been fun although it has been hard work on a few days. Today it has not been so bad. I just posted about a game that is very dear to my heart and i…

Tunnel & Trolls

Posted on August 5th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My best mate called me up out of the blue the other day and we were talking about all kinds of stuff. Somehow Tunnels & Trolls came up in the conversation and he was telling me about how it was out in print again. Not only that but there were plans…

Blood Bowl Human Blitzers And Throwers

Posted on August 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Just having a lunch break so I thought I would take a moment to show what I have done so far today. Four blitzers and two throwers. Although I haven’t quite finished the linemen there is just a few bits of detailing, varnishing and transfers to be done…

Human Linemen

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

For a long while I have had a thing about Blood Bowl. It is probably thirty years since I played any other GW wargame (although I have played some of the old board games). With the Orc Team more or less finished, it’s time to give them some opposition….

Gratuitous Work In Progress Shots

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

What chances I have had today I have spent painting. This should have been a good day for painting as my other half is out of the house for a few days. Trouble is the dog is missing her and has spent a lot of time going mental.My first six Blood Bowl H…

Going Mainstream?

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ve just read this article that got flagged up on a google + group about Board Games. Apparently board games, especially the kind I like to play (i.e. not monopoly) are not getting increasingly popular. This may explain why I struggle to find so …

Gnolls Again

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Although I am itching to get on with the Human Blood Bowl Team I am a little intimidated by the project. There is a lot of work in there and there is a few more figures to buy as well. Whilst I don’t think that is going to stop me starting, it is going…

Plans Never Work

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In the Blood Bowl game there is a god they players and fans worship called Nuffle (not NFL). If Nuffle exists, he is not smiling on me today. I was up early with a plan to varnish the prc team. When I picked the varnish up it was apparent that I didn’t…

Human Team Ogre

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Now that I am considering doing the Human Blood Bowl Team next I thought it was time I should put this together. What I am really doing is avoiding finishing the Orc Troll. I hate doing bigger figures and they never really seem to get finished.Anyway b…

Human Team Ogre

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Now that I am considering doing the Human Blood Bowl Team next I thought it was time I should put this together. What I am really doing is avoiding finishing the Orc Troll. I hate doing bigger figures and they never really seem to get finished.Anyway b…

Orc Linemen

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Having spent a good part of the last two days painting I am feeling back like I am back in the saddle. I may even make the target for The New Cruelty. Well more or less. I can’t varnish them and therefore cannot stick the transfers on because right her…

Orc Linemen

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Having spent a good part of the last two days painting I am feeling back like I am back in the saddle. I may even make the target for The New Cruelty. Well more or less. I can’t varnish them and therefore cannot stick the transfers on because right her…

Back To Blood Bowl

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

All the thinking about Blood Bowl I have been doing over the last few days has got me back to the work bench. This came as a bit of a surprise to me but I figured it was time to not be sat in front of the laptop all day.Mostly it was Blood Bowl that go…