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Last of the Ghostbusters

So I finished off the Ghostbuster box painting this week.This batching included the four ghostbusters plus the bad guy (Vee-Ger or Gozer? I can't recall). So-so figures for the ghostbusters. A bit cartoonish and with limited raised detail.They fit in okay with 28 and 25mm figures. The Ecto-1 is was under-scale (like 1/64 figures with a 1/87 car).But the Ecto-1 fits in nicely with the other HO-scale vehicles I have so that is just fine.Need to think through a Hallowe'en-themed game to use these with. I have some odds and ends on the painting table with a bunch of zombies ready to start for Zombtober.

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Back to the Brushes 242

This update for the 30 Days 30 Miniatures shows another five completed Gripping Beast Norman crossbowmen. This takes the total to ten, four to be based for ADLG and six to be based singly for skirmish games and WAB.A versatile set of figures that will see use as Normans, obviously; Christian Spanish and mercenaries for the Viking and El Cid periods and even First Crusaders.Day 16 - 16 figures completedCheers for now

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Initiation of my 28mm Soviets. Inicjacja moich Sowietów w skali 28mm.

There is nothing better than pushing your freshly painted models straight into the table. There happened with my Soviets in 28mm, during last Thursday game. We used the Chain of Command rules for that.Nie ma nic lepszego, niż możliwość wysłania świeżo pomalowanych figurek prosto na stół. Taką szansę mieli moi Sowieci w skali 28mm, podczas ostatniej czwartkowej gry. Do tego celu użyliśmy zasad Chain of Command.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: The Patrol from the main bookUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bartek ŻyndaSCENERY/SCENERIA: Michael Schneider, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Peter Mearns, Bartek Żynda1. Forces. Siły.SOVIET UNION/ZWIĄZEK SOWIECKI(Alasdair, Bartek)Regular Rifle Platoon + Maxim MMGTank Riders Platoon + Maxim MMG3rd REICH/III RZESZA(Peter, Michael)2 x HEER PLATOON 2. The game. Gra.We divided our game into two separate clashes. In first Soviet Rifle Platoon under Alasdair fought against Michael's Heer Platoon and in the second my Tank Riders fought Peter's Heer Platoo

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Gotham redux

So Bruce dropped over last week and we re-played the Gotham scenario that I ran at the club the previous week. I was interested in his take on the rules.Same scenario (find the tapes and get them to the police station or TV station). Bruce played the heroes. I was keen to play the baddies and see what I could do with the shooter gang.I brought the two squads of goons on together (the melee group serving as a meat shield for the shooters) with the Terminator as their back up.Pretty picture.The main heroes and villains took to the roofs for a fight.Katana attacked Penguin but he drove her back and inflicted some wounds.Then Bats arrived and beat-down Penguin, after taking some hits. There was some hopeful umbrella branching but Penguin just didn't have the cards.Poison Ivy then jumped Bats but drew a crap hand (all defensive cards and low ones at that). Bats managed to knock her out and then moved in to finish Penguin.In the meantime, the shooters had taken out a unit of cops and the Terminator had found the ta

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BOYL 2019 - Terminator: Apotheosis

Hi All,My last report from BOYL 2019. The Sunday game was a relaxed affair as we were all winding down from a tour de force weekend. Cheetor ran this game using the rules from some boxed Terminator game. I can't keep it straight which one it was, but the figures and terrain were great and the rules pretty straight forward.After a quick explanation we were off to save the future, or was that the past? Who knows?On a technical note, I did all the comicifying and special effects in photoshop. I think I need to work on the technique a little more, but I like the results overall. All the text was added when I did the panels in Comic Life 3.I'll most likely post a little bit about my new comic process and then hopefully about stuff I'm working on for upcoming games.Thanks for looking.Happy hobbying.

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Wild in the Streets – Cybergoths join the fray!

Wild in the Streets is a fast play skirmish game of youth subcultures. Grab yourself a bunch of delinquents, ne’er-do-wells, or simply misunderstood and frustrated individuals as they take to the streets. Given the rules [...] The post Wild in the Streets – Cybergoths join the fray! appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Extremely Bad Dogs

Every culture has dog/wolf demon things in their folklore. The UK is thick with them, it seems like every county has three or four varieties, and they show up everywhere else in Europe too. Usually huge, black, red-eyed, and inclined to eat people by dark of night or just bay (they never merely bark) threateningly on dark and misty nights. With that in mind, adding some demonic dog-creatures to my “Weird ECW” skirmish seemed like a natural thing to do. Fortunately, Reaper Miniatures has a whole selection of suitable figures, so I sent some money to those nice folks in Texas and got a good selection of things back, of which this pack of extremely bad dogs is just the first part to be seen here! Five extremely bad dogs. See text for details, and click for larger. The two left-hand figures are Hellhounds, the two slightly smaller beasts in the middle are Goblin Wolves, and the really, really big doggie on the far right there is Moor Hound. They’re all on 40mm wide bases, just for scale, and the

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Yet more Ghostbusters

More Ghostbuster figures rolled off the painting line. I'll start wth Stay Puft. Big but nice and easy. I looked at painting on some burn marks (lovely examples online) but decided against it.I finished off all of the rank-and-file ghosts, this time in blue.I've got one more boss ghost, four ghostbusters and Ecto-1 left to do (painted, just need a wash). I also hauled out a bunch of Zombies for Zombtober and spray-primed them. These are from one of the Zombicide expansions I bought last year. I'm going to start with the regular Zombies and then maybe to the radioactive ones with a green wash?

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Ash Waste Racer - Build Log

Hi All,I thought I'd just take a moment to talk about how I modeled my Ash Waste Racer for the game at BOYL 2019.For me it started with the fact that I knew I had some damaged Flagellants somewhere in the lead pile from an EBay purchase.After stripping the figure I took my jeweler's saw to the bottom half and split it up the middle. This was actual more difficult than I thought it would be.Next I had to source a mount. Terror Birds, Giant Insects, Dinosaurs had all sort of gone through my mind. I finally settled on a Basilisk. Who doesn't love a giant, 8 legged, lizard? I narrowed it down to two, but there was really only one option. The Reaper Basilisk sculpted by Bob Olley.So some snipping of back spines, a few pins to hold things in place, and a weapon swap to make him "sci-fi" and Bob Olley's your Uncle!If you were following my progress in the run up to BOYL, then you know that I procrastinated a lot and was very pressed for time. I quickly abandoned elaborate ideas about stowage and ended up fashioning h

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Soviets 28mm. Sowieci 28mm.

Today something I recently painted. Here you have my Soviets in 28mm from Plastic Soldier Company besides one figure which is from Warlord.  I decided to base my figures for Chain of Command. However, they can be used for other rules too. The figures already had their initiation on the table, details in my next post.Dzisiaj coś, co pomalowałem ostatnio. Oto moi Sowieci w skali 28mm od Plastic Soldier Company i Warlorda. Zdecydowałem się przygotować moje figurki pod  Chain of Command, ale mogą być one wykorzystane również i w innych systemach. Figurki miały już swoją inicjację na stole, ale o tym w następnym poście.Senior officers (one in the black coat is from Warlord):Medics:SMG team 1:SMG team 2:SMG team 3:Rifle team 1:Rifle team 2:Rifle team 3:ATR teams:Maxim MMG teams:Light mortar teams:Medium mortar teams:75mm Infantry Gun:45mm AT gun:

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Courts of Annwyn – A new Kickstarter from Oakbound Studio

Following on from a recent small crowdfunding campaign to release the hedgepig pixie cavalry and a wulver, Oakbound are back with a new Kickstarter. This time round its the turn of the fae – The [...] The post Courts of Annwyn – A new Kickstarter from Oakbound Studio appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Big Thank you to Wargames Illustrated

I bought the recent issue of Wargames Illustrated (number 383) PRIMARILY for the cool sprue of Landsknecht figures that came with the issue. Then I noticed the issue had some HISTORICON footage from back in July. Voila, I noticed this snippet (above) from my Mad Maximillian 1934 game I ran at the convention. Needless to say, I’m both pleased and flattered. I will be running this game a couple more times (Fall IN 2019 for certain) before I switch to Berlin. Hope to see you all at Fall IN!

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #4 / Krucjaty Północne. Struterowie (rycerze rozbójnicy) Krzyżacy #4 (Fireforge Games)

Welcome!I invite you to the second post (and the fourth about the Teutonic Knights) about knights-robbers serving the Teutonic Order.For this project I used models from the from Fireforge Games:Foot SergeantsAs I mentioned in a previous post about this formation - Struters / Latrunculi were in the thirteenth century at the service of the Teutonic Order during the Northern Crusades and the wars of the Teutonic Knights with Prussia and Lithuanians.       White coats were only allowed to be worn by brothers-knights and chaplains (including priests and clerics). The servants' brothers had to be satisfied with gray cloaks and shields (with a specific cross).As my robbers, of which more below, are not servant brothers, but more mercenaries in the service of the Order, their dress is not orthodox, and only shields show who they are fighting for.       When in 1260 the Prussian tribes rebelled against the Order's authorities, the Struters had their hands full. The Prussian

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BOYL 2019 - The Great Ash Waste Race

Hi All,For the final game of BOYL Saturday we were treated to a race run by Axiom of Magpie and Old Lead. Each player converted up their own rider and mount for some apocalyptic wasteland mayhem.What follows is my somewhat sketchy account, in comic form. I hope it comes across as fun as it was.Well done to Whiskeypriest on winning the race. Poor Mr. Saturday came in second because everyone was taking pot shots at his award winning figure, even yours truly.Anyway, Axiom is a cat herder extraordinaire, and kept a huge game running smoothly. Next up I'l probably do my Racer build log and then a talk about a new method for comicafying photos that I've learned. This will give me time to try the new method out on my last BOYL report, Terminator: Apotheosis.Thanks for looking.

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Alternate Stars – 28mm Science Fiction Miniatures

You can't have a science fiction range of this nature without at least one heavily augmented robot or cyborg type and this one fits the bill. Rather than shiny chrome and helpful demeanour, this individual looks more than a little menacing. [...] The post Alternate Stars – 28mm Science Fiction Miniatures appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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