Posts Tagged ‘Wargames’

GW’s Age of Sigmar. Should I give a sh*t about it?

Posted on August 20th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So the old Warhammer is gone. Replaced by GW‘s latest brainfart, Age of Sigmar. As an oldhammer player and veteran since 2nd Edition WFB, I’m not sure how to take it. Of course, this effects nothing in terms of playing WFB, I’ll still be able to play, but this new direction GW has taken, leaves […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Books, Scrolls & Maps Vol 1, Free PDF Download!

Posted on August 19th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Ok people! I thought long and hard about a decent way to tackle some material in this article series, and rather than the usual, I’ve opted for this. So, what is it? Well, I wanted to share with you how I made my books, scrolls and other small 28mm accessories for my mini dungeon, […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: If you choose to open the door, go to part 6…

Posted on August 16th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Back again with the next in my series of dungeon terrain building articles, if you missed the last episode, we dealt with my chunky basic door pieces, but this time we are going to go more advanced and create opening ones like thus: These are not hard to make, but are a little more involved […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Dwellers of the Pit: Orc (common)

Posted on August 15th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

An old fave of mainstream fantasy today, fleshing out more monsters for the Dungeons of Doom Fighting fantasy miniature skirmish game, the common orc. You might notice that I’m trying to bring some uniformity to the monster stats, this is for making monster cards later for my game. I thought I’d eventually have to do […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: If you choose the basic door, go to part 5…

Posted on August 15th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello everyone, I’m back with the next part of the Dungeons of doom, a series of articles dealing with the creation of easy and cheap to make 28mm scenic dungeons. Still on the basic and integral parts of any dungeon are the doors that lead from room to room, encounter to encounter. I have all […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Dwellers of the Pit: Young Red Dragon

Posted on August 10th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Back again with another addition to the Dwellers of the pit, a series of companion articles to the dungeons of doom. This time, there’s no monster make or tutorial (I’m in the process of putting the next ones into order), just the stats for the FF dungeon skirmish. This time we have the Young red […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Dwellers of the Pit: Giant Scorpion

Posted on August 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Welcome to the companion series of articles that’ll build up a bestiary of miniatures for my game, and it’ll be here for those of you who want to use the info for your own projects. GIANT SCORPION The first article here is going to deal with the Giant Scorpion (mostly for my memory from Deathtrap […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Monster Mini Makes: Giant Scorpion

Posted on August 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ok, still in the Grim’s Dungeons of Doom series, I’ve got a new sub series of articles, still dealing with my dungeon build, but focusing on making custom monsters to flesh out the denziens of the dungeon. I’ll be also popping up another sub series to fit them into the system, in an ode to […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Miniaturemen’s Cowboy Orc Kickstarter

Posted on August 8th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I haven’t posted any crowdfunding spotlight articles recently, so when I saw these little beauties, I just had to post one. These wild west style orcs will appeal to anyone who loves greenskins, and if I were playing 40K with an ork army (shame they aren’t in 15mm or I’d be aquiring  some), I’d be […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Another brick in the wall (Creating the wall structures)

Posted on August 7th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Part 4: Constructing the dungeon walls. Back again with the next part of the tutorial of Grim’s Dungeons of Doom, this time dealing with quick and easy, not to mention great looking modular 3d dungeon walls. I want to start by adding a little about how I came to the decision to construct the walls […]

Keiretsu Special Action Operatives

Posted on August 1st, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whilst pre-ordering two Osprey rule sets the other day, I picked up Fistful of Kung Fu. I’ve only managed a read-through so far, but it seems like a fun little game fully capable of handling cinematic cyberpunk, Splinter Cell type games. Thus inspired, I dug through the misc fig box, did a little brushwork, and … Continue reading

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Starting at the bottom, Dungeon Floors.

Posted on July 31st, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

PART 3: The Base Board. As promised, here’s the next part of the dungeon build. This time we are going to be talking about making dungeon floors, more specifically a flagstone floor base board like the one in my own modular dungeon system. First off your going to need a large board as the base […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Kicking it old skool, Fighting Fantasy…

Posted on July 30th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Errata??!!

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Grinning Skull Miniatures, Set 2 avilable from Alternative Armies!

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Grinning Skull Miniatures release: The Zarglian Invaders!

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Kings of War – Escape to the City Thraz

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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.

Grinning Skull Miniatures: Behold the mighty Clukkatrix!

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

Silo57 Crew

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: The beginning…

Posted on July 20th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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 […]

The Weekend: Gaming on the Mellow Side

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

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

OSWARP 2015 Events

Posted on June 21st, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

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…

Major Guidebook Update for HISTORICON 2015

Posted on June 19th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A big, big, BIG update for the HISTORICON 2015 guidebook app. Download it TODAY! Continue reading

Wasteland Patrol, Pt 2.

Posted on June 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

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

Wasteland Patrol, Pt 1

Posted on June 13th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

“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