After the ambush at the pipeline Lydia Head of Security for the Visitors in Africa is visiting one of the local warlords and opponent of "legs" to negotiate a contract to patrol and defend the pipeline. She has a substantial bribe and contracts guaranteeing a stake in the pipeline venture once peace returns to the region.Unfortunately Louis "Legs" Akimbo and his Militia has become aware of these negotiations and has spent some time preparing an ambush to stop them. They are particularly eager to get their hands on Lydia and her briefcase – they can use the money to hire more gunmen and the contracts will prove the Visitors are not to be trusted which will fuel even more resentment and jealousy between Zikinga's ever-feuding clans. The ambush involves pre-placed IEDs that destroy the Visitors vehicles and leaves them stranded in the middle of bush. Once the IEDs are detonated, the Warlord Charity Nsithlan and his men will head for home and offer no assistance to the Visitors – if there’s no bribe mo
Ive not been to a wargames show for a while and had no intention of going to any more until I purchased some bits off a wargames forum and the seller offered to post or meet at Partizan ,so I thought a visit to partizan might make a nice change .I had a look on the Partizan website forprice and times it turned out the stated price was wrong . On arrival there seemed to be bit of a mess with parking and some heated comments were being made ,with my previous career of event management I know that if you want to organise parking you need to have traffic marshalls on site and there were none for the wargames show but there were some organising things for another show in a nearby building . Entry was pretty quick and I recieved a free figure which is a nice female which will fit into any victorian era game although she is actually a german revolutionary ..Once inside we move around the show fairly easily I stopped at the wargames illustrated stand with the intention to buy a couple of their figur
Whilst the TV show concentrated on the US, the motherships appeared all around the globe and no part of the earth was untouched by the Visitor presence including the backwater that is Zinkanga.Louis "legs" Akimbo cared little for the visitor presence all he saw was another faction who were looking to step on his turf.The Visitors has started to widen their influence under key human individuals and were subject to Diana's mid control process called "conversion", which turned them into the visitors pawns. With senior leaders now under the control of the Visitors they inserted themselves amongst key organisations such as the UN and slowing brought them under their control.Bringing the Visitors into direct conflict with Legs.The UN and Visitors had set up an outpost in the heart of Leg's territory and the local peace was starting to interfere with his "tax" collecting operation.Recently the Visitors had installed a pipeline running across the country, he had blown it up only to find it piping water - very st
Finished some more of the models I got with the 7TV kickstarter ,this lot are my militia unit a mix of types but all have some yellow on them somewhere which gives them a little sense of being a unit .My favourite figue is the "threads" traffic warden from the old BBC drama so in tribute I have called the Militia THE WARDENS .
These are the last ones honest....I know I should be painting more Haitians but after finishing the first batch of Alien Invaders I had the urge to swap a couple of heads and paint up some security troopers. With only 8 figures in the original release these adaptions should bolster the Visitor force to make them a worth putting on the tabletop.Putting a Shock Trooper Head on "John" gives me an extra commander and "Johns" head is a good fit on one of the troopers to give me another Trooper wearing sunglasses. I could have used the lizard heads supplied but you rarely show these in the show from the 80's.On the far right is a cap wearing engineer armed with a laser rifle.Crooked Dice do some spare heads wearing Sunglasses and whilst not true to the series are a good fit to act as proxy Security personnel.The full "Visitor" detachment - No Rodent is safe.I have enough now to put on a reasonable skirmish, with the promise of resistance in the future who knows where this will go.A close up of the Engineers, Shock
I recently recieved my kickstarter stuff from the 7tv apocalypse ,the first bits ive painted are based on the original poster for mad max ,with car based on mad max 2as usual from crooked dice the models are top rate ,metal figure resin car
Finally finished all of the models I recieved in the Kick starter for the children of the fields casts by Crooked Dice for 7tv .The last batch a definate wickerman look to these Lady Winterly and her followersWe love a parade ..well perhaps not the chap on his knees The Black Goat and friends forgot to put the 3 hunting dogs in wih the winterly cast so stuck them here
Last nights game at the club was a 7tv scooby doo game ,two local crazies had been disguising them selves as monsters to keep people away from the old spooky graveyard whilst they prepared to summon real monsters to take over the world .The gang and local sherrif turned up to stop this by finding 5 amulets hidden around the graveyard , the two locals cold try to summon a real monster each turn with the summoning getting harder as scooby & co found the amulets . The game started fairly well with Shaggy and scooby finding one of the evil icons and fred and daphne resuing the human sacrifice ,but soon went sour when magic was used to send Velma to the far side of the graveyard alone and the local police were taken out by the werewolf ....Things went from bad to worse with scooby and Fred both being taken out and shaggy and daphne both taking wounds the forces of evil win ...well until the next episode of scooby Doo (theme song plays )The Gang discuss their plans Help arrivesThe game a f
Got a few more bits painted and based for various games , a knight templer and frost wraith plus some treasure for Frostgrave both figures Northstar figures , The black goat , little Lord Winterley and his side kick Mister Mangel for 7tv Children of the fields from crooked dice and finally a few animals for frostgrave but bases left plain so they can be used for anygame , a bear and 2 boars with 3 young piglets all from warbases.
So far in this year's AHPC We've had a Crooked Dice Strawbear for 7TV, some buildings for Adeptus Titanicus, a Nurgle Blighthauler and the three chaos marines from Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, for a total of 60 points.
This month I put on a Halloween themed games for the Conwy Wargames Club using the 7TV rules. The Doctor, Scooby gang and baddy Moon Nazi’s are drawn to investigate the mysterious happenings at the deserted oasis.The Doctor and companions prepare to investigate the mysterious energy spikesThe Scooby gang arrive with the Sheriff to investigate the mysterious oasis lightsModern advertising gets everywhereAn undercover team sent by the Moon Fuhrer to see if they can learn the science and purpose behind the suspected portalThe oasis all quietThe black markers are objectives that will reveal bits of the mystery when collectedAll ready to goFred uses a special skill and sprints offOtto the dog over excitedly charges off and stumbles overThe oasis glows and with a whoosh of water 20 ft high a creature is spewed out landing confused near the Doctors companionsAll teams move in on objectives and in a flurry of countdown cards co stars and misplaced. The fountain glows again and spews an ethereal spirit being in
Took some time to finish off a plastic renedra church ,I based it along with some Renedra grave stones .The church is ok it doesn't fit together too well but its cheap and fits in with a few games I plan F.I.W and ACW for sharps practice and will feature in a upcoming scooby doo game for 7TV ,the grave yard will also fit into a few different games I plan at some point to get a european style church . Also based 2 cabins for my FIW set up I have already used them unbased but the bases set them off and protect them in storage ,the cabins are 4ground which are nice and fairly easy to put together I plan on getting a few more for my American frontier hamlet .
The latest stuff Ive managed to paint are the corn dolls and the Brood , the corn dolls are basically scarecrows as sen in dozens of horror films but I believe these are based on a David Tenant era Dr Who episode ,they come multi part so you can amke a few variants , the Brood are based on the Children of the Damned pale skin white hair and staring gold eyes ,all scary stuff .
Managed to get afew more bits done , almost finished now only another 17 to go . Lady Winterly ,the village signpost ,the may queens and the Straw man are all now ready for action . I tried to give the impression that the may queens dresses were see through as they are obviously based on the dancing school girls in the original Whickerman film ,so I did a light flesh wash in the areas where the bodies pressed against their robes not sure how it looks ....A lovely large resin model the raunchy may queens
Managed to get a few more figures finished for the Children of the fields programme guide for 7TV , a group of mummer men ,brightly coloured folk dancers with bells around their feet and musical instruments to cheer you up and clubs to smash your heads in ,,,, plus 3 murders of crows .All figures from the crooked dice KickstarterNo idea how to base these so went for these ideas the rather magnificent 7