What Lurks Below? Specimen Gathering Scenario

THE HOLLOW EARTH!Table was set for a specimen gathering scenarioAll forms forgotten machinery lay left behindThe scenario has 7 players each with a 500 pt Where Heroes Dare! Team of explorers.Another view of the table.Kong Fangs teamCaptain Biggles teamAllan Quartermains teamThe Phantoms teamPlayers enter the Stygian jungle from the sides of the table.Kinzo Slice’s team, long veterans of the Hollow Earth, move forward toward the Dare! Locations.Captain Biggles team advances.The Phantom’s team discovers a carcass, this can’t be good. They are attacked by a giant flying terodon and the dog Devil is carried off!Quartermain’s team moves on a Dare! Location.Kong Fangs team finds a dinosaur nest, 4 victory points if they can be held till end of the game!Biggles has other plans for those eggs...A Spinosaurus attacks the Phantoms team!A Cromag woman is rescued from sacrifice by Quartermains team!Kinzo’s team squares off against an Ornithopod!And downs it!Another terror attacks Captain Biggles team, Kong Fang watches

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28mm Tcho-Tcho Men

Some Tcho-Tcho men arrived by Royal Mail yesterday, from Black Cat Bases.The Tcho-Tchos are a race of cannibals, best described as nasty, brutish and short, driven from the Tsang plateau in Tibet to the dark fastnesses of Burma, at least according to various writers of the latter-day Lovecraft Circle. I'm planning on adding them to a 7TV 1st Ed./Witching Hour gang for an urban Pulp Horror game that's in the works.The first piccie is a group of hand-weapon-armed Tcho-Tchos, on a 1" grid. In 28mm scale, that puts them at about 4' tall, which is okay, but they should probably have a few minis that are smaller, since it is intimated that only the tallest Tcho-Tchos reach 4'.That aside, it's pretty neat that Black Cat Miniatures is offering them, considering from what obscure fringe these come. The hand weapons consist of baseball bats, long knives (look a bit like wakizashi), and a hammer - just the sort of equipment to suggest to nosy investigators that their questions are best asked elsewhere.28mm Tcho-Tcho Men

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[EN/PL] The first folk crusade. Part IV. Expedition of Peter the Hermit and Walter without Property (1096) / I Wprawa ludowa. Część IV. Wyprawa Piotra Pustelnika i Waltera bez Mienia (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 1 set #2]

HELLO EVERYONE!I invite you today for the fourth entry related to the folk expedition that preceded the First Crusade.The entries received from V&V Miniatures - the next two from the set "Pilgrims"That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago and Pilgrims 2 box):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.For some time I leave my brothers' painting for ...Crusader knights :)If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIIThe road

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Kitten Chaos...

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.This week has been a tiring but rewarding one.First of all, the fence in the garden is in the process of being replaced. I am finally going to have a fence that is a nice, natural colour and is sound; not rotten. It is going well and will be finished relatively soon... it is a big tick off my list of jobs that need doing.Work has been the usual level of awesome but tiring... and I am at a point where I have more or less finished my care certificate and should get it signed off this coming week... so I'll be off probation. In fact, I am going to be training to become an assessor so my managers seem to be pretty happy with me.The other big news is this... meet Alfie:Click the Pix!As you can see, Alfie has settled in nicely and is a rather sociable little chap. He's off to the vets on Tuesday, to get his first jabs, a check-up and sign up for kitten-club... ... on the not so happy side, our oldest cat, Fred has also been to the vets and sadly, he's not well and is on

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Shadow War Campaign Final Mission Part One

When I last posted about my Shadow War campaign it was December 2018, I had just completed round 5 and four of the six Kill Teams had gathered the 10 data caches I had decided was necessary to finish the campaign. Since then, I let things go quiet, partly because I got absorbed in my Blood Angels and Death Guard painting project and partly because I needed the time and space to bring the campaign to a suitably climactic end.The original Necromunda Campaign rules, on which Shadow War's rules are based, had nothing to say about actually ending a campaign. You simply continued to play games and build up your gang until everyone died, got bored or grew out of wargaming entirely.Shadow War improved on this by introducing victory conditions using its concept of Promethium Caches. Once one Kill Team collected 15 caches, if they won one more mission they would win the campaign. So far, so basic. For my campaign I changed the Promethium Caches to Data Caches and reduced the required number for victory to ten. But I ne

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Cruel Seas PT Freebie

I grabbed the last copy of Miniature Wargames Issue 434 in WHSmiths yesterday, as it has a sprue of PT boats for Cruel Seas loosely taped to the cover. I will use the Higgins boat for my Soviets, as they were supplied as lend lease and used in the Arctic with the Northern Fleet, while the Elco will be saved for use in the Med as a radar equipped snooper. I've neglected the Cruel Seas project of late but hope to get on with it later in the Summer, once I've finished the ironclads, probably starting with the Soviet G5 MTB's as something a bit different.

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The Pearl of the Antilles. - The Haiti Campaign - End of Day Eight - 8th August 1791

After a week of campaigning the various factions spend their Sunday reorganising and regrouping, from an umpires perspective it's interesting to see the various recruitment strategies taking place, mass troops, retraining or saving for bigger and better in future weeks.A number of players are realising that the typical losses are not bloody as first thought and losses can quickly return to the fray, it also means you need to keep the pressure on opponents especially given the chance to over run their camps and catch valuable supplies and perhaps kill or capture the wounded.Welcome to Week 2 in Haiti.The British under Thomas Maitland continue their relentless advance they have bolstered their number and pass through the occasional gathering of huts without stopping to garrison such insignificant locations in their single focus on joining the fight. On the evening of the 8th they arrive at Pestel.The stand off continues further east with the Republicans and Mulattos continuing their standoff

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Confessions of a Superbacker 1

So, if any of my past posts have shown anything, I have a bit of an addiction to Kickstarter. I figured I would use that as a way of pointing out what I think are the best picks of the current crop of Kickstarters. Most new games come out on Tuesday, So I will have a official Kickstarter pick post then. For now, you can see what I'm currently backing in the sidebar.So I will see you again on Tuesday!

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Saxon / Polish Infantry GNW

Continued completion of my unfinished Polish army, I gave had these in the lead pile for a very long time, so I popped them on the desk this week, easily completed in two days. I am unsure if I will keep them as originally they were purchased for a imagination army and they are a little late for my Polish hussar army, so off to market I think.Foundry miniatures they were a breeze to paint.CheersMatt

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Saxe-Ducal Hussars 1809-12

Another rebase and touch up unit. First painted around 1995 for a Napoleonic campaign, I required some Gendarmes to patrol the interior lines, so looking through the Confederation troops I found the Saxon Ducal Hussars. Happy with how these figures have tarted up, I added a fanion from a later formation of Saxe Weimar formation. Next unit upgrade more Cuirassiers !The saxe-ducal hussars were a police/gendarme formation numbering between 30- 60 men total. Below is information from several sources, all these are from the Napoleon series.GOETZ (F.) -- Uebersicht der sämmtlichen Abbildungen des Grossherzoglich. Sächsischen Militärs in dem Zeitraum von 1775 bis 1825. (Overview of all Illustrations of the Grand Duchy. Saxon Military in the Period from 1775 until 1825.) -- Weimar, s. d. -- Album, in-folio enlarged, containing 17 pages of text and 20 plates (F. Goetz del.), dedicated to His Highness the Grand-Duke of Saxe-Weimer-Eisenach.. N° 4. Husaren, von 1775 bis 1806. (Hussar, from 1775 to 1806.) N° 9. Husaren,

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Ranger of Shadow Deep, Mission : Burning Light. Scenario B: The Ruined Chapel

PROLOGUEBlackwulf’s report- no clues in the courtyard as to the Decanters location, just many undead. The fountain statues hand that seemed to point toward library was sheared off. Noises from the Chapel have our attention, we search there next. It seems as if the creatures from the Shadow Deep may have first entered here..the Stench of Death is strong. From what we have seen there are likely no survivors. This report is a complete play-throughAll die rolls are shown as (x) all combat rolls are shown as (x,x) with the heroes roll always being first.Correctionsit was pointed out to me (by the games author no less) that I was interpreting the use of the event deck incorrectly. Only two shadow deep cards are added each scenario, but each time its next consecutive two cards from the shadow deep event list so you remove the previous cards . so for this 9 turn mission we have 8 events , 6 scenario based events and 5thand 6th card from the Shadow Deep event deck.Pre Game NotesBoard is scaled down to 20 “x 20 “  

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The Haul Report 181

A fresh week of hauling has past by, and the loot looks like this:With fleamarket and garage sales season in full swing overhere, last sunday took me to the Dageraadplaats as such.A,d there I found a game from 999 Games I honestly didn't know, Het Duel from the Tolkien franchise.  In this 2 player, average 30 minutes game, you recreate the battle between Gandalf the Grey and the Balrog of Moria.  They asked 7, I paid 5, and the game is spic and span in order, while online it still goes around 18 euro at retailers, so that's a nice bargain find.I also aquired issue 7, the only one I missed atm, of SBG magazine, meaning I`m now `on par` with the release schedule.From eBay, some more loose models dropped in, the first a set of two banner bearers, respectively of Lothlorien and Rohan.Some more models came with a set of 10 metal Dead of Dunharrow, needed to fill out my regiments in "bases of 8" should I ever tackle War of the Ring.The final arrival is actually a small item for Noshi, a Nendoroid stand fo

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