Parodising the 1813 novel by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies combines the lovestory set in victorian London with zombieslaying girls...Yeah, I agree, that seems like a mighty odd concept...Even though the movie went to production hell, as it originally would star Nathalie Portman, it still has a rather strong cast including Matt Smith and GoT illuminati Lena Headey and Charles Dance. It follows the original storyline of the classic novel, but adds elements of horror and zombies into it as it goes along, making for an entertaining film.Especially since it never becomes really dark or Walking Dead like. As London is the last remaining city in England not overrun by Zombies, the Bennet sisters are trained to fend off zombie attacks. But as a lady in that era was required, they also have to look for good husband to marry.During the courting with various prospects, a charming soldier named Wickham shows Elizabeth that there is a chance to coexist with zombies, but his plan is quickly
No gaming for me this week and the family is taking a short vacation. But I did manage to complete some terrain just before we left.This is a library set from Mantic Games and contains 14 pieces. It is cast in brown plastic but I primed it white to do a wash.This pack was pretty decent. It also more of less matches with the WizKids bookshelves that I previously purchased.Overall, not a bad addition to my skirmish terrain.
In our Against the Shadow review, we take a look at a cooperative horror-fantasy game from Schwalb Entertainment. The post Against the Shadow Review (Kickstarter Preview) appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
When I started blogging I was all about 15mm miniatures. Most of what I had done over the years has been 28mm but I was finding that I liked 15mm minis better. Then I started painting 28mm again for some games I was playing in or running myself. Which I how I got into painting stuff for the Wild West, specifically for Deadlands: Reloaded.Back then I painted about a dozen of the figures I had before the game fell through. Since then they have mostly been sat around. Now I have the urge to paint some more oddball stuff again so why not cowboys and zombies. Oh and Mexicans and Indians and eventually everything else. Maybe at some point they could be a project in the future.So now for a painting plan. On top of the twenty wild west figures I have already done I have another twenty to do.They are a mixture of Artisan Designs and Wargames Foundry I think. I am going to look at doing them in batches of ten with the Indians and the few remaining western types to do. Then the next batch in some Mexicans and some harro
Having spent much of the day shivering and sleeping I thought it was time I posted what I did yesterday. Things planned for the week are now getting close to completion. So all in all I am feeling quite happy. Despite the shivering.I am even getting close to finishing off the terrain. There are loads of bits to do, enough to do three linear feet, which has kind of put me off so far. Still it's there and and I want to get it done for a couple of game I have planned.Now I thinking about next week. I have found eight figures that I think I purchased in 1992. This would be a nice thing to get out of the Lead Mountain. Not the oldest thing I own but probably the oldest thing I can find at the moment. They turned up a few years ago but there is one missing. I was hoping to find the missing one before I started but what the hell. If I do get round to painting them I have no idea what I will use them for. At the moment I just want to.
I work up early this morning and have been painting RPG and wargames miniatures since well before dawn. Getting up that early is unusual for me, let alone getting anything done. In terms of painting minis this is getting on for the most productive period of my life. If I could keep this rate up I could have a thousand figures done by the end of the year. Roughly the same output for the last three years. I think even my lead mountain would have run out by then.Almost thereIn terms of output, total number of figures and terrain, this is going to be a new record week. I have a little detailing on the skin to do on the Home Guard, do a highlight on the weapons and I need to paint a cigarette on one of them. Then they will be done. The cultists need much the same but there is much less of that to do. here are a few "more characterful" figures to do but they are mostly done.I guess I have picked easy figures to paint this week although I hadn't figured on them being this easy. Now I am wondering what to do ne
Some more Tatooine figures from Imperial Assault this. These are four jetpack troopers.Nice models. What they need are flames come out of the jet pack (rather than just nozzles).I also finished up an HO-scale fountain I bought on eBay to add a water feature to my Gotham layout.This was 3-D printed and seemed fine to me. It has a clear insert for the water that was awful so I replaced it with some white glue (to fill space) with some green washes and then a thick top coat of future floor wax (for shine and depth).Some 25mm figure for scale. I also have some printed HO-scale cars that I'm working on along side more Star Wars figures.
In our Tiny Epic Zombies review, we take a look at a horror game in which humans are trying to kill zombies and complete objectives. The post Tiny Epic Zombies Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
Here we take a look at Legends of Sleepy Hollow, an upcoming cooperative adventure game from Greater Than Games. The post Coming Soon – Legends of Sleepy Hollow appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
I spent the holidays moving a bunch of half finished figures to completion. This included two RAFM Cthulhu figures I got from Chen (there are three more underway).First up was this pink fellow. I really struggle to find a suitably otherworldly paint scheme. I went with pink because this figure looked rather fleshy. I choose green for the thing below as it looks amphibian.I also finished off nine 15mm mounted figures from an old Battlelore 1st Edition box that I picked up last Boxing Day!I did the foot troops earlier this year but struggled with the cavalry (fiddly and not that interesting). I think there are five more heroes somewhere on my paint table that need attention but that is likely all of the 15mm fantasy that I need.Up next: Some 54mm AWI.
I finished off some 28mm pieces I picked up at Red Claw a few weeks ago. These add a bit of mad-scientist/evil vampire terrain to my collection. First up is a cage and torture rack plus two piles of chain. The cage come apart and you can get a figure inside it.I also picked up a mirror, some end tables, a desk and a crow on a bird stand.The detail on these is pretty amazing. The mirror even knows to not reflect the vampire!I took trip to a local flea market. I didn't see much there but I did pick up two old tractor-trailer units. These should add some additional LOS blocks to the warehouse district of Gotham. They were pretty new and shiny looking so I made them a touch grittier.They are too small for 28mm figures (more 1/87 than 1/64) but they fit in reasonably well with the HO-scale terrain I have been using.These HO-scale cars are a pretty decent match. Sorry my camera hates the colour red so much--the cab is not this eye-searing in person.Up next: Working on some 54mm cavalry still.
Another finished anime of my "10 totally random picked series for this year) and alas, another rather disappointing experience.Even though at MAL it comes off at the moment at a good 7.04, and it had his hilarious moments, I just couldn't "grasp" the series and it's targets in storylines.A blog disproving the supernatural, co-run by NEET teenager Yuuta Gamon and his enthusiastic best friend Ryouka Narusawa, becomes the catalyst that would bring together a group of people who supposedly have nothing to do with each other.These individuals include high school fortune teller Miyuu Aikawa, who joins Yuuta to work on the blog; realist Sarai Hashigami, who is stunned when tragedy strikes his family; doujin artist Ririka Nishizono, who has an uncanny ability to predict the future with her art; black magic practitioner and local curse expert Aria Kurenaino and her ghostly friend; Shun Moritsuka, a seemingly childish otaku detective; and reporter Touko Sumikaze.As this unlikely group, bound only by the string
In our Raxxon review, we take a look at a cooperative zombie-themed cooperative card game from J. Arthur Ellis and Plaid Hat Games. The post Raxxon Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
I haven’t posted any book reviews in a while. What the heck, time to change that trend. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Victor Lavalle is a writer that hasn’t been on my radar screen until recently. I was introduced to him through an ebook sale and picked up THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM at a decent price. The fact that this is a retelling of Lovecraft’s HORROR OF RED HOOK, although through the eyes of a black resident of Harlem, was a big draw for me. Lavalle’s version– which gives the reader the point of view of how the events of the Red Hook story would look from the eyes of Charles Thomas Tester, the charismatic would be musician that gets recruited into the service of the main antagonist from the Red Hook story (Robert Suydam). The underlying themes of racism, exclusion and xenophobia, which was prevalent in Lovecraft’s writing, become a foundation for LaValle’s wonderful retelling of the same events from a different perspective. A per
Deep Madness is a new boardgame from Diemension Games, originally funded via a Kickstarter project in November 2016 and delivered – admittedly almost a year late – in October 2018. Overview It’s a co-operative boardgame designed to be played by 1-6 players. The plot is straight out of a sci-fi/horror movie – the players take the roles of a team of investigators, employed by the Leng Corporation to investigate a mysterious loss of communications from the Kadeth deep-sea mining facility. You discover that the facility appears to have been strangely altered, and seems to be infested by gruesome horrors which may, in fact, be the mutated remains of the crew, or worse – monsters from some other realm of existence. The base game has eight scenarios, which lead the players through the main storyline of the game. There are other expansions which add further scenarios at various points in the story. In look and feel, the game itself is something of a crossover between Mansions of Madness