Having your own gaming space does have it's advantages, it means you can keep the table set up to continue where you left off. So part 2 of our walk in the Worcester countryside.I am sure those sneaking dead fella's had crept forward since last week....As we saw in part one as the dead increased their grip on the urban areas, the living were forced into the countryside for supplies and protection from the risen. But nothing brings the dead shambling your way than loud noises. So you can imagine what the blast of a shotgun will do.Things start badly for the cops, stuck in a fight to the death the Sarge yells for help and is joined by his unit including little Timmy who clearly got carried away swinging his crowbar into the cadavers unfortunately he is brought down by the rotting mass.The Sarge gets away dragging an unconscious comrade as the dead munch down on poor Timmy.... Welcome to turn one. Gulp....Meanwhile whilst the forces of law and order look to restore law and order the nasty bikers continue to rob
A cracking zombie outing and something a little different for this weeks midweek game, two teams of survivors seeking out supplies of food, water and a safe place to rest.The setting our own backyard and the village of Stoulton in Worcestershire.Background and Timeline.2018African states have the largest outbreak of Ebola ever seen.Top medical consultants around the world advise Governments to close their borders and ground all aircraft.Governments refuse due to the economic situation, fearing a fall back towards the market crashes in recent years.Governments push through untested drug trials designed to stop the Ebola outbreak.Initially the trials worked and patients began to recover. After 48 hours of starting the treatment a minority of patients began suffering from total organ failure resulting in death.Once dead the body would appear to re animate with a lust for human flesh. The epidemic quickly spread with International flights easily spreading the infected to all corners of the earth.2019The Unit
A little behind on my postings.With the latest Cossack releases by Tsuba Miniatures it got me thinking about going back to the RJW project and converting it to Sharp Practice 2, but more on that later..It was high time the Japs and the Russians got an outing.A small hamlet in Northern Korea, the Russian have sent a section of Infantry to the village of hyjinx to secure provisions for the regiment. Japanese scouts spot the small Russian force and pull together a raiding force to launch a raid.The Russian's are thinly spread throughout the village unsure of direction of the Japanese attack. The Japanese have around 30 men but the village is strongly defended.Choosing the right hand side of the village the Japanese rush down the main road looking to swamp the pickets before the rest of the Russians can react, bursting into the courtyard they fire into the defenders manning the outer wall.The Russians rush forward to block the road, whilst others fired from the windows facing the road.In the courtyard the defende
Some images of domestic playing sessions to playtest games by Ganesha Games, almost the only situation to play something. Here below Hexenhammer. 4 against darkness, but against a man-tiger. Some game pieces by Narciso. Hexenhammer again. I played almost 20 games until now. Playtesting pizza. Sellswords in a post-apocalyptical version made for Lucca Comics & Games, maybe even for you a day or another. A grey alien hunt scenario for Palaeo Diet Ice Age. More playtest in future posts…
Some different things under one post. Another visit to Terni in Antani comicbook store. Palumbo was here again then he sketched for the public. The day after we went to visit Narciso at his home in Canino. He is one of the members of our old club Legio Palatina. In the meantime a marathon was held under the windows of it. A little bit noisy is living next to the finish line. However we playtested SellSwords, eat pizza, and then playtested Palaeo Diet. No, pizza is not an allowed food in the Palaeo Diet.
But what we did here? If it’s name is Play, then we played a lot. Together with some mates of mine from Rome I tried some games as this confused one about pirates. I arrived at the 2nd place on 5 players even if I didn’t understand all the rules. A game about our feelings and what others know about them. Played by a bunch of rude mates. Fun. Tex Willer is an Italian western comic. I remember that when I was a child I played with another game based on Tex. This one it’s not so memorable. Public playtest for a futuristic race game. Futuristic issue, I think. Memoir ’44 in Normandy. A simple game with strategy. I destroyed the invaders. Next please. An area was dedicated to 2D wargames. I tasted the water of 3 solitaire games about bombing Germany in WWII. At the end I bought a solitaire game about defending Germany from bombers in WWII. A different view. While I was playing around, watching gladiators, visiting stands, speaking with friends and all this kinds of occupations, Andr
Last Saturday was the second Saturday of the month, and therefore time for a Scrum club game– at the standard location. The month being chill, the time was now for a Halloween themed game. When it comes to horror games, it seems as if zombies are the go-to scenario. Frankly, I can’t think of a better one. I’ve been in many a zombie game, and if you want a scenario that’s going to play out in four hours or less, you want something with simple rules and a lot of space to run. Fortunately, we had both of those– which is odd.. zombie games are something I associate with 28mm figures, myself.. it just seems to be the defacto choice. Joe, however, has made a horde of 15mm zombies, a small (HO scale) town, and some survivors. The whole thing fit on the same board that Sellswords and Spellslingers fit on, and used the same coordinate system. That was the system Joe P. was using for Conan, remember? Well, it should be familiar. RUN FROM THE DEAD uses pretty much the same rule
Playtests are the only form of games that I play. Here while we are testing dungeons for miniatures. The card game about missing cats with its luxury original artwork. And now a convention only for people who wants to show their games to propose them to editors and to playtesters. In this order. It was located inside a sort of hospice with a section for people who suffers of Alzheimer. On the other side of the road the Italian centre of secret services. Yes, it is weird. However some games were weird too. And here to hunt some witches. An original idea from some friend of ours. I hope to see this game published when it will be developed in its final form. More weirdness in the coatroom: Christ of the crutches.
Hellana is one of the most important wargame convention in Italy. I go there almost every year since 2004. And as Ganesha Games we have one or more tables where to present new games and to distribute our stuff. What to say more? Look at tables, games ...
Damon went to visit his Ganesha Games colleagues here in Rome for two times from Malaysia, at the end of 2016 and at the start of 2017. Here in the photo a cocky Roman seagull saw during his tourist visit. Here we are in ARSM club headquarters for some pl
After a walk around of Miniature Island in Games pavilion is the time to show some miniatures among all those around. In the first stance how not to show this marvellous scenario by Torriani. An harbour and a goth WH40k dungeon by those crazy people that
We are inside a large area called Miniature Island, a place for playing with miniatures and learn how to paint them. It is a large area but only a little portion of what Games pavilion is and nothing compared to the entire Lucca Comics & Games. Here a
Time travel again. Here we are at Lucca Comics & Games 2016. I have got a pile of photos took in those days and it is good to show them to you because there are a lot of interesting things to watch. As I said before, this is the biggest convention for
If you've been following along or just dropping in the last year or so, I've been playing a variety of Fantasy and Sci Fi skirmish, when not plodding along on my Blackbarrow table. I have mainly been using the Otherworld Skirmish system but it's a bit ...