Friday, September 22, 2017

Games!: Shoot N' Skedaddle.

Playtested my convention scenario again last night with some friends.  This is Shoot N' Skedaddle, my Old West game.

The Outlaws needed to try to blow up the train station.  While they initially suffered some serious casualties, eventually they snuck a prostitute laden with dynamite through a tunnel into the ticket office of the station.  She started hurling sticks of dynamite into the building and successfully blew it up.  In the process she blew up a horse, and a Lawmen was caught in the building when it collapsed.

So, while the Outlaws were thoroughly bloodied...they accomplished the goal and stole victory.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Eldar Reinforcements

I've been doing up some more aspect warriors to flesh out some units.  Got some Swooping Hawks on the way - but the Dire Avengers were finished this morning.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MDF is for Mordheim

Some more progress on the simple MDF kits I picked up from Red Vectors (Sold via Minibits) for Mordheim.  Simple kits, and not the best, but very good for filling up avenues or fire and adding some "bulk" to finish out my table.  Will be adding more debris and rubble to them as time permits.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tokenstravaganza! (Battlegroup and Shoot N' Skedaddle Tokens)

After whipping up the 40K tokens for my friends I got on a simple token kick and started churning out additional sets for my other games (because who doesn't like tokens?).

The Shoot N' Skedaddle tokens are for use with...(drum roll)...SHOOT N' SKEDADDLE! It's my Old West game (points awkwardly to the link on the right hand side of your screen).

The other set is for the rather good WW2 game "Battlegroup" by Iron Fist Publishing.  The game requires a bag of 96 tokens for the morale system, and while some simple MDF options are available, I wanted something more colourful and thematic for my early war Russians.  I don't even own any damn models yet!

While doing the morale tokens I figured I'd throw in some more tokens for the basic conditions you can set units to.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Battle Tokens!

I've put together some tokens for the local group here which is using them for Warhammer 40K 8th edition.  I'll be posting a link to these shortly. (EDIT: See bottom of post for order links!)

As you can see from the pictures I've done three colour combinations (Red/Green, Blue/Yellow, and Purple/Light Grey).  Each order will consist of 80 tokens, 40 for each player.  This means a single order can sort out two players.

Each set contains:
- 6x Objective tokens (blind on one side, numbered on the other)
- 15x Deployment tokens (for numbered/blind deployment) - the opposing side is a command token.
- The rest of the tokens (19) are double-sided status tokens for a variety of in-game effects.

These tokens are generic, but are suitable for games like Warhammer 40K, 8th edition.

The tokens are heavy card stock, and are UV-protected (reduces wear/grime/fading).  They are laser-cut and require a little clean up when you punch them out (need to wipe them on a paper towel around the edges).  Will be around $14 a set.

EDIT: Here are the links to order:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Replacing Old West terrain.

A while ago I sold off a large lot of my general purpose Old West terrain with the intention of replacing it.  I started doing so yesterday.  Here is my replacement water-tower.  The barrel itself is separate so I can use the platform for other games and it'll store easier.  Nothing special, just some wood dowels and a ton of coffee stirrers.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Chaos Manguything!

So, in 8th edition Warhammer 40K the Chaos Space Marines include a new unit which is sorta/kinda a Chaosified Space Marine Chaplain - called a Dark Disciple or somesuch.

They're a decent little unit and I was cruising the eBays a couple days ago and saw the lovely little Kurtha Sed (a model I've sold off on several occasions...)

It struck me that with a few modifications he'd be a good Dark Disciple fella.  After quickly modifying and painting him I may find a variety of uses for him (sorcerer, lord, champion, etc.)

I'm really pleased with the result.  Just a simple backpack/head/arm swap.  Armed with a combi-plasma and a power maul.

Jain Zar, Storm of Silence

Well, I tried to paint Jain Zar.  It just didn't work out the way I wanted, but I'm not overly fond of her anyway, so I'll leave it as is.  I don't know how much table-time she'll see.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chaos Lord and Obliterators?

So I had a box of Tartaros terminators standing by and I was about to create another Terminator squad when I decided...not to.

I made up a version of my as-of-yet-unnamed Chaos Lord in Terminator armour instead...

Then I had four more terminator bodies.  I decided I'd make some Obliterators.  Unfortunately I hate the GW models so I thought I could kit-bash ones I'd like. Turns out I was somewhat disillusioned with my kit-bashing abilities.

I'm not stoked with the results.  I painted them weird-agent just for fun, and wasn't even that thrilled with the paintjob.  However, they're done and I'll use them until I get fed-up and eBay them.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Assault Marines (who don't fly so well...)

<Performs rage reduction exercises...>

So I finally broke out of my painting slump.  I was excited yesterday to get some work in on some Chaos Assault Marines yesterday - I decided to use up the old resin jump packs I had laying around and I finished these guys this morning.

Then I dropped them. 


On a brick staircase.

I broke four of them...and my ire was well and truly raised.  I also have a chainsword hiding somewhere in the grass in my back yard.  I was able to superglue the resin backpacks on and replace a chainsword, but I'm secretly angry that I broke so many of them.  I think they're fixed, but I've marked some on the base which may need further attention.  I tried to stress test the rest of the arms and jump packs and I think I found all of the broken stuff.  This kind of thing really puts me in a foul mood so I'm glad I was able to fix them quick enough.

Keen-eyed geeks will notice the colour shift.  I was going to make these into a separate chapter for the Lead Adventure forum, but I got lazy and just made them into my Chaos force.  They are Skeleton Bone based as opposed to Necrotic Flesh but they fit in fine I think.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Warhammer 8th tokens - test batch.

Created some tokens for use with Warhammer 40K 8th edition (and for use with a variety of science fiction games, including older 2nd ed. 40K games).  The test batch arrived, will be making some revisions and adding a few.