Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shadow War Armageddon Roster Sheet (Revised!)

Just whipped this up for the people who don't have access to a roster sheet.  Intended for back-to-front printing.

EDIT: Shortly after releasing the first one I put some more time and effort into a newer advantage of it!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Playtesting the beast.

Played a test game while working on the mechanics of the Stir Monster for didn't end particularly well for my Undead warband...

 The warband approached the game via three launches...
 The Zombies inability to run made them easy pickings one the beast surfaced.
 The beast emerged as a Zombie attempted to spirit away a chunk of precious Wyrdstone.
 The warband, shortly before being devoured.
Before the beast appeared the warband moved quickly through the ruins, grabbing up wyrdstone...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

It came from the River Stir...

Spurred on by the idea of getting to play some Mordheim in the next week or two I put together and painted the large Thaug miniature from Conan and used all of the tentacles provided with the Kickstarter pledge to make a giant waterborne beastie.

One of the pictures shows a large 28mm (32mm) figure from Reaper for scale.  The tentacles have been clipped off bases and mounted on clear acrylic (!).  I normally don't like acrylic bases - find them far too shiny and obvious when used on normal boards...but for the tentacles which may be over water or land, etc. I think it was the right choice.

I'm doing up rules for the creature for Mordheim (which will probably translate perfectly to Necromunda if needed).  Will post that when I get around to finishing it.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Painting doldrums...

I've been in a rut for a few weeks, trying to paint.  Nothing I've painted is well done, and I've stripped numerous models (some more than once!) trying to rekindle some kind of enthusiasm.  I've been in the mood to paint, but the results just aren't coming together - perhaps I'm not overly inspired by the models...not sure.

I almost didn't post these because they're so mediocre, but models are models.

An inquisitor in terminator armour - made from a Librarian body and some bits I had laying around.  Armed with a plasma gun (possibly used as the Wargear Card "Plasma Blaster" when needed)

Various elements allowing me to run an Undead warband in Mordheim (for which I built the terrain the previous post).  A necromancer, some more zombies/ghouls, some hyenas from the Conan boxed game to serve as dread wolves (awful sculpts unfortunately), and some dregs assembled from Frostgrave cultist bits and other stuff.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mordheim table preview...

I'll be doing a full blog post on all of the elements, but here is the result of a full week spent working on new Mordheim terrain.  The goal here was 100% playability and fun with zero attention paid to genuine architecture.

Monday, March 13, 2017

On the Gaming Periphery (Mordheim hacks!)

One of the things I've learned to appreciate as I've aged and gamed over the years is the peripheral items attached to a gaming session.

These are often unnecessary but attractive or thematic elements which can add a little "fizz" to your normal gaming experience.  Some people don't care at all, others might find it an attractive side project.

Examples?  Colour matched dice for your army of choice or game of choice (who doesn't want an excuse to buy more dice!).  How about some new or custom templates for your favourite games.  I have a love of doing up simple cheat sheets which can be laminated to ease gameplay for games I frequently play.

My buddy has recently expressed interest in starting up Mordheim again so I've been working on printing/collecting/gathering the necessary stuff I'll need.  These have included some weapon cheat sheets which I've decided to toss on here for anyone looking for Mordheim goodies.

These look great printed in colour and laminated.  I've even ordered some fake parchment-esque paper off Amazon to print out my roster sheets on (the roster sheet above is intended to be a little more ink-friendly for printers).

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Games: 40K 2nd Edition

I've been silent for a while here because I've actually been working on a lot of peripheral stuff for gaming - and I've been working on a huge terrain project which will show up here shortly!

I did sneak in three games of 2nd edition Warhammer 40K (we're working on a revised version) a couple weekends ago.  Two games against Tyranids and one against Chaos Space Marines (lost all three!).  It was fun and we hammered through most of the rules revisions we wanted to try.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Zed Word.

I knocked out five quick zombies from the very cool (but poorly sculpted) Malifaux "Mindless Zombies" box.  These are for use with Mordheim and while they're not particularly era-accurate, they'll work for me.  While zombies don't advance I was happy to see five distinct sculpts in one box which will allow me to remember who is who during the game.

The plastic kits by Malifaux are very "cool" but they suffer from lots of fiddly bits and rather poor undercutting on the plastic (hard to paint - no good way to cheat!).

This was a very quick spray/dip job.

Needless to say these'll serve double-duty in the dungeon.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Wyrdstone and Marine Scouts

Finished up five more Space Marine scouts for the Space Smurfs (which may or may not get sold off eventually).

And in the run up to Mordheim I knocked out some wyrdstone "bits" for objectives during the game.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mordheim Party (BYOM)

*Bring your own miniatures.

So I put together some Reaper Dwarf models to get a start on a Mordheim warband.  I've one more figure to finish painting to have my starting warband which is a paltry seven models.  I'll pick up another 5-10 miniatures to have on standby (as gear changes and new dwarfs join the warband).

I don't love the red armour look I went with (Santa Claus style!) but I'm too lazy to repaint them.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cleansening III: Return of the Cleanser

Just a few more figures I didn't want to paint and struggled through today.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Cleansening Continues

Knocked these four out last night.  They are older metal Black Scorpion figures I had previously painted.  I stripped them down and repainted them.  I'm not a huge fan of these sculpts (some of my least favourite of the bunch).  However I opted to not toss or sell them.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Clutter Cleanse: The Cleansening

As I sat down yesterday to clean up my work desk I decided I finally put some finalizing touches on a number of things which had stalled (something I'm trying to avoid).  I'll be finishing up even more stuff in the next few days if possible.

Some poorly painted Black Scorpion town folk re-based.  I debated repainting them, but I can't be bothered.

 Some Avatars of War "Slayers" I did up for potential future use with Mordheim - my buddy has expressed an interest so I'm going to assemble 15-20 Dwarf models to run an adventure party if needed.

 A slightly modified Librarian.  This is the same cheap plastic Dark Vengeance starter figure with a new axe and a jump pack.  I was too tight-fisted to spend $12-15 on a real metal librarian, though I may do so in the future if I find one for a good enough price.  For now this guy will carry the duty.
 This is a Warhammer progress shot for January, 2017.  You'll note the added support weapons, pirates, vyper-stand-in, White Seer and all of the marines along the bottom.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


I have salvaged the eBay terminators and speed-painted them.  Now I have two full squads - meaning I can even tackle the odd game of Space Hulk, etc.  In fact, between terminators and scouts I can tackle most of the old GW board games.

Sand Smurf Terminators!

Monday, January 23, 2017

More metal!

A couple of eBay wins showed up and are in the process of being recovered.  Oddly my eBay wins are determining the force-nature of my Space Marine army.  At the moment it looks to be all Terminators and Scouts, and very few marines!