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Dogs Ahoy Pirate Campaign 2019

This week we had our half-yearly pirate campaign. At 5 and a half days it has been the longest yet and also one of the most productive ones. Here's a brief summary with some photos.Days 1-2: In the TownThe first two days saw our crews fighting it out in the town. This is our usual start to allow for collecting treasures to purchase weapons and equipment, hire new crew members (such as the highly popular surgeon and scholar) and - of course - earning experience to improve the characters' skills and earn new abilities.Day 3: On the High SeasThis day was dedicated to sea battles. Our first game - "Breakthrough" - ended for me with the Pirate Fluyt ramming my British Unrated Cutter so that I could not move (not to mention the human casualties!). Then, the race between the French Fluyt and the two British Sloops ended in a draw with both sides reaching the table edge in the same round.Day 4: Storm the FortI had been looking forward to this day probably the most. I had ordered the Vauban Fort from More-Terrain some

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Ark Conversion

This is the Transformers model that I bought for next to nothing on eBay. I have removed all the internal crap and glued plastic over all the openings I could see from the inside, of which there were lots. It actually did not take long and in the greater scheme of things, this was one of the quickest conversions I have done, it only took three episodes of Game Of Thrones (I’m watching series 2 again). Now for undercoating with my new compressor, in white this time…

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Inspirational Amsterdam

I spent the last days of 2018 in Amsterdam. As someone who is interested in old buildings and shipping, the city has a lot to offer in terms of sight-seeing and museums. Thus, the visit was my first inspirational boost for hobbying in 2019.BuildingsThe most obvious and probably most famous thing about Amsterdam (marijuana consumption aside) is the grachten and the houses with their decorative gables.In preparation of the travel I dug out the 28mm resin facades that I got from Gerard Boom, which he created during his Amsterdam facade project a couple of years ago. Looking at the different pieces helped me be more conscious as I walked around the city and thought about decorations and colour combinations. I have been wanting to paint up the facades for so long and now, after the visit to Amsterdam, this year may finally see me do it.The Maritime MuseumOf course I had to visit the National Maritime Museum aka Het Scheepvaartmuseum. After all, so far this blog has been mostly about pirates and ships. The hig

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X-Wing Second Edition – Wave 2 Drops

Quite a bit has happened in this week of second edition X-Wing! The first ever system open occurred, there were leaks, local organised play got going and FFG dropped a new wave! Alongside all this [...] The post X-Wing Second Edition – Wave 2 Drops appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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