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Medium Constructs For Frostgrave

Posted on April 28th, 2017 under Posted by

As well as finishing the heroes for The Walking Dead and the four Large constructs I have also finished the medium constructs. Everything I said about the Large Constructs here applies to these as well. I think of these in terms of golems so there are …

This Will Soon Mean the Passing Of An Old Friend / The True Meaning Of Miniature Painting

Posted on April 27th, 2017 under Posted by

A busy day again today, not much painting but there has been some and it has not gone well. I am contemplating big moves and changes and I am getting a bit of a mind f%&k because of it. Changes may be coming that make The New Cruelty  look lik…

Frostgrave Large Contacts

Posted on April 26th, 2017 under Posted by

Somehow I ended up with four of them. It will be a very bad day for some poor unfortunate party when they eventually come out to play.

The Walking Dead: All Out War – The "Heroes"

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Although I haven’t quite finished the characters from The Walking Dead box set yet, I am about ready to call them done. There are a few details that need highlighting, like anything that is black or dark brown but that is a ten minute job. I will proba…

Second Batch Off The Walking Dead Zombies – All Out War Are Done

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Well with a bit more effort I have managed to get the last six of the zombies from The Walking Dead: All Out War box set done. They were finished before midnight so I guess that was in last weeks totals. Another quick post today because I have a busy s…

The New Cruelty

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I have been using the phrase the New Cruelty a lot on the blog and in my life. The phrase comes from the film L.A. story, a Steve Martin film and a personal favourite. In the film there is a Nazi themed restaurant where the maitre’d, Mr Perdue (played …

First Batch of The Walking Dead Zombies – All Out War Are Done

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have my six The Walking Dead All Out War zombies done so just a quick post today. I have worked on them a bit and I have made fairly rapid progress here and here. The New Cruelty dictates that I have to finish five figures a week. This is six mi…

Gnomes And Gnome Miniatures For RPGs

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 under Posted by

Gnomes? I mean gnomes? Well I suppose Tunnels and Trolls got away with leprechauns and faeries so gnomes can’t be all bad as a player race. When I think back, I can only think of one gnome character ever being played in any D+D game. “No gnome characte…

Reading And Painting – Scrappers And The Walking Dead

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At about six this morning I woke up and started reading the Scrappers Rulebook. I haven’t read that much of it and I am reserving comment until I have read it through. Many of the Osprey rule books, with the exception of the Ambush Alley stuff has been…

Shopping, Bloodbowl, The Walking Dead And Other Things

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under Posted by

The New Cruelty continues and today it has involved going to a game shop, spending money in a game shop and doing some painting. So with a few other things that have made up the day, it’s been a day of progress.As part of The New Cruelty, I have to be …

I Need A Post Title

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under Posted by

Not a bad day, some painting and some failing to buy anything hobby related. I went out with the intention of spending money and managed to spend money on a pasty and nothing else. Despite wanting to spend the money I couldn’t even talk myself into buy…

Changes Afoot – The New Cruelty

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The first day of the rest of your life right, I have promises to keep to myself, or as I am putting it, The New Cruelty. I came across the phrase from watching (a rewatching multiple times) L.A. Story. Today, it seems sort of the right things to do. Sa…

A Post I Have Not Been Looking Foward Too

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under Posted by

My mum died earlier today. She died from a secondary cancer from the bowel cancer that she fought off several years ago. I guess I am in shock and I have no idea what to do. People tell me that things are sent to try us but this is just a joke. Others …

Nothing To See Here

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under Posted by

I have made an undertaking to post every day. This hasn’t proven to be a problem so far. If you have been reading the blog you already know the situation I am in. Today has just been a day of sitting around waiting. It has been a day when things were t…

Stranger Things (Than This)

Posted on April 15th, 2017 under Posted by

There aren’t many stranger days than this. I’m with my mum now whilst my sister has a break. I have had old friends over for a bit today which has helped me a bit. Nothing I can do so the day was looking mighty  long when I left earlier. We played…

A Mixed Bag Kind Of Day – With Boardgames

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

When it comes to boardgames, well today I rule. It started with two outright wins at splendour and Roll for the Galaxy. We played a bit of Castle Panic. The first game and the third game we did not do so well (the first game we gave up at the start of …

A Better Bad Day

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

I feel a bit more positive today and I have managed to get some gaming stuff done. I am gradually working on my Viking game’s finishing touches. I have worked on the National and Regional maps for the game. I made a map when I set the game it up. This …

Slump Day

Posted on April 12th, 2017 under Posted by

A bad day all round. I guess in part it seems worse because I thought things were going to be better. Initially I was hoping my sister was going to be here today to help look after my mum. She was supposed to be here for the Easter weekend. As she appe…

RPG Players Tin

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

As I have  kind of taken up gaming, as a player at least, I need something to keep all the bits together so I thought I would find a tin to put all the bits in that would easily fit in a pocket.I added to what my other half refers to my collection…

I Know What Ash Wants For Christmas

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under Posted by

Or I (potentially) know something you don’t know. Steve Jackson has something in the pipeline and it probably doesn’t come in a Ziploc bag or a blister pack.My guess is that you are going to like it

Another Week, Another Milestone – Five Years Of Blogging

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under Posted by

For some reason I seem to be hitting a lot of milestones this year. This is another bigger, the fifth birthday of the blog. Like new year It is an opportunity to reflect. Maybe not plan as things never seem to work as I plan them at the moment.It was f…

Short And Sweet

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under Posted by

I’m with my mum today. She is doing better today than she has been all week but still not so good. I did get out of the house for a while this morning curtosey of the kids oddly wanting to see the smurfs movie. so being a man of a certain age I ended u…

No Plan Survives Contact With The Weekend Or Titansgrave

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I had a plan and at least in part to work on the Titansgrave figures today. I have managed to stick with the plan and there was a fallback for something to say if I didn’t. Of course I never expected things to run smoothly, smoothly is for single peopl…

Titansgrave, The Walking Dead And Not Google Home

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

I was expecting to be talking about my new Google Home but I actually got some painting done, some Saurians for Titansgrave and I managed to get The Walking Dead stuff I got yesterday primed up. I wanted to work on The Walking Dead stuff but I needed m…

Some Talk, Some Action The Walking Dead: All Out War And Google Home

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under Posted by

I went and actually did something today, amongst other things I got a Google Home but I also got a box set of The Walking Dead: All Out War. I will talk about the Google Home another time. Although I am a bit psyched about both, it’s All Out War that h…