Before I get into the tutorial mode for the basic dungeon construction, I want to go into a bit about what system I’ll be using to run the games with (which will factor greatly on how the build goes and which monsters to use etc) Since I intend to run most of the games with […]
Posts Tagged ‘Wargames’
Just checking the last post, only to find the post lost back on the 20th of the month!! (For what reason, I really don’t know, since I wrote this today!) So if you’d like to read the first and latest installment of Dungeons of Doom, click the link and take a look! Grim’s Dungeons of […]
Just a quick post (or shameless plug if you prefer!) to also tell you that the latest releases are also available as a set, currently at £31.05 (usual price £34.50) so if you’d like to take advantage of this great offer from Alternative Armies and grab yourself the latest collection, get over to their website […]
Ok, so I’m a little late on the mark, since these were released last week, just been busy! Let me introduce you to the Zarglian invaders, the carnage continuum’s very own alien genocidal race, out to spread terror and domination throughout the outer fringes… These figures are cast in fine quality resin and would make […]
So we had a chance to get a final game of Kings of War version 1 in this last weekend. The scenario had a dwarven king fleeing to the City Thraz. The scenario went well and the game was good fun, here’s a quick recap of the game.
A belated Grinning Skull Miniatures release from Alternative Armies, I present to you the clukkatrix. A huge mutant chukk to intimidate your enemies! Imagine these bloodthirsty muties ravaging the field of war, or even in a dungeon crawl as a monster to test your adventurers? These beasts are what nightmares are made, huge mutated chukk […]
Another crew for our Post-Apoc campaign. Here is Matt’s Scientific Enclave SILO 57 A small band of scientists, security and support staff survived the apocalypse in an underground bunker complex that was part of America’s intercontinental missile defense system. The Silo57 team is dedicated to restoring some shred of civilization to the world. Heavy reliance … Continue reading →
So, I thought I would start a little set of articles detailing my attempt to create a modular 28mm fantasy dungeon on a budget. This has been in the works since having the idea many moons ago, I just hadn’t decided a way to execute the project in the way I needed it. Sure I […]
I’ve been meaning to catch Otto Schmidt’s THE WEEKEND for a long time now. It’s been tough, as June is a busy month usually with high school age kids. Now that one is in college and the other is in his last year, I thought I’d spread my wings a little and manage a day trip. Here are my observations. Continue reading →
The schedule of events for this year’s DexCon convention was just posted, and with it the OSWARP “Old School con-within-a-con” events. Here they are, broken out for your convenience:THU 8 PM – 12 PM: R0305: Adventures Dark and Deep; “DA1: Adventur…
Life any day in the post-apocalypse is pretty much the definition of ‘close call’ Saved by Erik the Red and Algernon from becoming Rager Chow, our intrepid Wasteland Lawmen live to fight another day. They stumble to their feet, bind their wounds, do an ammo count, check their drawers and start scrounging the battlefield. Anything … Continue reading →
“Thin line? Hell, we are the only line between a sliver of stability and total bat-shit crazy.” – Gil Adderson. Former Texas State Trooper and Founder of the Wasteland Marshals Started a three-game Post-Apoc mini campaign for Tues eve’s game nights. Part 1 saw the Marshal and two Deputies responding to the sound of gunfire … Continue reading →
I have been painting…. honest I have. The thing is I have been painting Orcs, lots of orcs and they pretty much all look the same. So really there hasn’t been much point in putting up a post which would show all the same models over and over. Here ar…
With Titley Junction finally cleared of the Welsh invaders, the local forces of Government are looking westward to Kington. If the troubled border region is to be properly secured, then the Welsh Nationalists must be ejected from this small market town.
The most logical route from Titley is to follow the railway line, which negates the need to get tangled up in the narrow and twisting country roads. However following the railway has it’s own perils, for it runs along the steep-banked valley of the River Arrow.
It is for certain that the retreating Welsh will throw forward defences somewhere across this valley, most probably near the disused Bullock’s Mill, where the railway crosses the Arrow twice in quick succession, and where there is a crossing point for the road from Lyonshall village.
The valley is steep and flanked by woodland, and no Government convoy could advance without having to force the crossing points or clear the valley slopes. Yet this is what they must do.
Hearing news that a platoon of Welsh Nationalists is throwing up defence works in the area, two Government platoons have been dispatched to see them off and reclaim the crossings for the King. However it is rumoured that Welsh reinforcements are hurrying from Kington to shore up the defences.
A show-down is imminent. Will the Arrow valley echo with the sound of ‘Land of My Fathers’, or ‘Long Live the King’?
|Bullock’s Mill and environs|
|Welsh Irregular cavalry|
|The bulk of my Welsh Nationalist force|
|Welsh guarding the bridge|
|Giles’ Royalist militia|
|Demonstrating on the left|
|Advance in the centre|
|My right flank|
|Royalist quad bike attacks!|
|Hill fighters move up|
|Militias tangle in the woods|
|English brutality writ large (and in blood!)|
|Fighting over the mill|
|Anyone fancy a kebab?|
|Steam tank, tanked out!|
|Back for another crack at the flank|
|I hope there’s a loo in here!|
|At the T-junction of death|
|Turning the Royalists’ flank|
|Moving the gun forward|
|TA artillery suffers|
|Pressure mounts at the mill|
|Hill fighters push on|
Game proposals for this year’s OSWARP (Old School Wargaming and Role Playing) convention, held in conjunction with Dexcon in Morristown, NJ July 3-5, are due by this Friday, June 5th!Types of games we’re looking for:Old-school RPGs (Basic, AD&D, Wh…
Force Multipliers for my Pan Oceania skirmish set: a Cutter TAG and a Nemesis Light Strike vehicle.
Not that I play Infinity, mind you. I just thought they all belonged together.
Now I need to create a suitable OpFor and put them though their paces…
A while back I wanted interior terrain for quick and dirty guncrawls. Five years teaching TTGs as part of an After School Enrichment Program and running a Game Room impressed me with the need for durability, simplicity and playability. Thus these Interior Boards were fabricated out of insulation foam and MDF, with minimum fiddly, breakable … Continue reading →
Heres today’s other release from Grinning Skull Miniatures over at Alternative Armies, the Chukk, mutant chicken (and Dodo of course) warriors of the League of Anthracks! Ever wished you could field an entire army of chicken men muties? Well, now you can, with this new release! Astound your opponents, crush your enemies and leave them […]
Time for another of this months miniature releases from the Grinning Skull Miniatures range at Alternative Armies. The Baahl Auxillary troopers, available in singles or at a 10% discount if you buy a squad of 10 (Normally £10, now £9!) These little goatkin warriors are great for use in 15, 20, and 28mm, or whatever […]
Another week, another Grinning Skull release over at Alternative Armies! This time we’ve got the oggborg and oggbot, enhanced cybered up oggum war vets. Oggborgs (also known as Cybogs) are battle worn veterans of serious conflict. When an Oggum trooper survives greivous injury, they are sometimes fixed and augmented with crude cybernetic technology of Oggum […]
You’ve only got a few hours to get in on the resurrection of Ral Partha’s late great “Chaos Wars” minis and game. This is a real blast from the past, and I’m so very glad to see it coming back. So if you haven’t pledged, now’s your chance!Click here to…
Just a post to tell you we have another Alternative Armies release this week, the mighty Oggum Oggra GRN34 (otherwise known as a Pig Ogre). Ideal if you want some porky goodness to your miniature collection, or add to your Grinning Skull collection. These supersized oggum add some leverage to Og forces of all types, and […]
It’s May, and time from the first of the latest releases from Grinning Skull Miniatures, The Kize Delta squad. This set further expands on the Kize race from the previous GS range, the Kize Soldier GRN02 As I mentioned, the Kize are just the first of this monhs new grinning Skull releases, watch out for […]
Been off-line since Thurs a.m. for no understandable reason. While DSL Extreme and Verizon played the blame-game, Comcast got my business. Back stalking the interwebs this morning. Here’s pix of recent brushwork.