Ghost Archipelago


Antediluvian Miniatures - Kickstarter - Conquerors of Mictlan - Painted (Finally)

Time to catch up on some of the outliers. Last September I picked up the Antediluvian Miniatures - Kickstarter - Conquerors of Mictlan Range. Well a year later they finally made it off the paint table.... Shameful.These will be perfect for the Ghost Archipelago or the Elizabethan Zombie War Projects, as always with Antediluvian some great sculpts and really rich in character.Spanish Officer types, the chap on the left with his two handed broadsword has a full face mask, whilst the second character even comes with his own monkey.More Spanish men-at-arms lets see how the rapier fares against the wandering dead......Born adventurers, it must be over 20 years since I last painted a dwarf but these guys should come in handy in the campaigns ahead.The scholars and the young prince. Already thinking about the scenario's for these characters.I was pretty impressed with Warlords of Erehwon Warlords fantasy rules when we first gave them a run out. With plenty of scope for some of the odd ideas I had for the Elizab

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Ghost Archipelago - #7 The Gateway.

According to locals the Chappata live in a mountain city high where the only why in is through a large gate in the bottom of the mountain, all the parties have to do is push open the gate and enter the city, where a bounty of treasure awaits.The Chappata are peaceful people and not known for their warrior skills so they should be easy to push aside.The winner in today's outing is the first player to push open the gate.The Gateway is defended by three warriors of the Chappata people, however a further warrior will join the defenders for every 18 rolled on the initiative table. They won't engage the parties until anyone gets within 10" of the gate or they are fired upon.Littered along the road to the temple is various piles of treasure, the players will gain rewards for collecting them, but this is a race to the gate..... Remember guys a race.....Turn one and it would appear blood feuds run deep, as the freebooters open fire on the Atlantians who are sandwiched on the main highway between to the two opposing fo

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Saturday Evening Round up.

Well so much for no new projects - Thanks Karl @Crooked Dice.Being of a certain age, who could not be tempted by the latest release from Crooked Dice, I have no idea how these not "V" figures will fit in with any of the other projects, but that's half the fun.Having raided the understair cupboard for the original mini series box set, I also picked up a bunch of novels for under £2.00 each. I minor distraction from the current projects honest :-)I figured with so few colours if you on the average Shock Troopers I could get them finished over the weekend. The only challenge is to go for Red or Dark Orange as both seem to be in use in the TV show.I got them undercoated and ready for painting tomorrow, it will be a welcome break from Haitian Infantry. Meanwhile I finally got around to painting the doors and windows on the Spanish Church. It does look far better. I have an order coming from Tablescape in the days ahead to build my Haitian Village and the doors and windows will definately need an upgrade. Meanwhile

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Ghost Archipelago - #6 All creatures great and small.

Yet another outing in the Ghost Archipelago.It was an opportunity to give the new swamp mat from Deep Cut Studio a try. It looks pretty good to give that murky swampy feel, although I still have reservations when it comes to representing hills etc.The objective was a simple one, race to the tower, avoid the dinosaurs, run up the stairs, kill king kong and escape the table.The Pirates had clearly not forgotten the accidental shooting in the previous game and came rushing for my Atlantians. OK I may have accidently shot one of them again but I did not expect them to all coming charging after me.They were seriously cross with my peace loving Atlantians, throwing grenades and bad language at me for the whole game.Meanwhile the Marines unhindered by the blood feud defeated the local wild life and marched off with the treasure. Even sending their trusty warhound to run off with a bone (attached to a zombie.)Everytime that flaming monkey beat his chest another member of the local wildlife appeared to nibble at the

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Ghost Archipelago - Atlantian Heritor

Having won my ill gotten gains in the last game, it gave me an excuse to paint up this recent purchase from Antimatter Games and their ShadowSea offering, I have been on the look out for a while for a Heritor type to bolster the Atlantian Faction and he seemed to fit the bill.The Antediluvian Miniatures are wonderful sculpts but they could do with one or to additional mini's to bolster the range.... (Guy's if you are reading this :-)...He comes with a hooded cape but a little work with the craft knife and you have yourself another bullet head to add to the mix. Armed with a large sword and hand held crossbow he should fit right in. He comes with separate arms so you can position them to your own liking and they fitted together very cleanly.He is a reasonable fit when compared to the Antediluvian Miniatures - Guardian range his limbs and features are slightly thinner but based up looks a good match.He should help protect me from the avenging pirates after last weeks slight accident with a firing line of musket

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Ghost Archipelago - #5 The Rescue.

The first game of the new year and another outing in the Ghost Archipelago.This is rapidly becoming one of the go to games during mid-week, slowly our little mini-heroes are growing a character of there own and you do feel a little bit worried about putting some of the more experienced characters in the line of fire, for fear of being sent back to the start if they get killed.This game was a little different I wanted to grow the forces slowly so why not offer a Warden or Heritor up for grabs if you could rescue your man.Our three hostages are shackled in the centre of the temple guarded by those nasty turtle fellas who are surprisingly hard to dispatch. Guarded on all corners the poor man's ninja turtles won't move until anyone comes within 10"s of them. So my plan was simple sit back and wait for the others to thin the herd and perhaps killed each other in the process.The Marines did their usual thing and rushed towards danger drawing a number of the guards away.Whilst lead proved to be rather ineffective, s

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Welcome to 2019...

A little later than planned - Happy New Year!Last year was pretty slow on the painting and gaming front, a good summer and a DIY filled winter broke the habit and with a new job which seemed to eat into the spare time my paint total was just under 100 figures almost half what I completed in 2017. So this year a concious effort to get more hobby time in.I have given myself a challenge to make 30 mins every game hobby time, be it reading, painting or updating the blog. A wargamers fitbit :-)5 Days in and it's going to plan with some prep done for the latest batch of recruits for the Haiti campaign and this petrol station completed from Gale Force Nine for Team Yankee.OK it was ready painted but I picked it up cheap because the roof was broken, it definately looks better on a base and with the pumps given a corporate make over.It will be a good fit for the Modern Russian scenario's or 15mm sci-fi games. So having had a chance to think about the year ahead what do I see on the wargaming road map.The on going camp

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Ghost Archipelago - #4 Swampland

Blimey has it really been over 6 months since the last outing of Ghost Archipelago?No wonder it took longer than usual to get to grips with the rules, good news by the end of turn 2 we were well under way.A couple of quick texts around the group and we were able to amass enough boats and bridges for the Swampland Scenario, three islands with treasure aplenty, but don't roll low on your initiative as this will cause a swamp zombie to appear. Unsurprisingly it was a night of low rolls :-(The adventures had been busy over the past 6 months and everyone had a couple of sail boats to bring to the party, Marines, Privateers and Atlantians all prepared their landing parties.The Crew of the Sun Chaser got off to their usual start, set upon by Zombies. OK we the other players kept placing our undead foe in their path. The Marines marched about confidently shooting anything that moved and the bullet heads hung about doing very little.Bonus points could be gained by stepping on each island, but being a sporting bunch we

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