Saturday, 21 January 2017

Even More Metal Clad Maniacs


The last of my old school Chaos Marauders had their turn to get finished this week. This 10 takes me up to 25 which is a little more than I planned and with the two standard bearers that are needing pushing over the finishing line, that'll give me 27. Terrible planning on my part.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Monster Squad


Chaos needs to have foot sloggers too. The idea that all Chaos forces are made up of Deamons, Traitor marines and Spawn is a bit sad. The real cloud and fun in a renegade war band is the mutant and beastmen. These are the lackey's that do all the dirty work, ensuring the plans of the champion come to fruition by blasting who ever is in the way. That great tome of Chaos, Slaves to Darkness has an entry in the 40K war bands followers table that I've been mulling over for years.

Monday, 9 January 2017

There's somebody at the door!


With the realisation that the Christmas holidays were almost over I decided I had time to try and squeeze in one last game before going back to the drudgery of work. So of I popped to see my good friend Linz and we busted out the city scenery. No fancy scenario just a bunch of piratical ne-erdowells having their nice hideout raided by a big noisy areshole of an Inquistior. This links into some previous games that i'll do my best to find links to.

The interesting thing here is that we decided to play on a 2x2 board to see if we could get a fun game out of such a small area and it seems that if you crush enough terrain onto the board then it all works swimmingly. On to the fun. 

The boss wasn't happy. He had been giving his hench man loads of silly jobs to do all day, Godbert was convinced it was his hemorrhoids playing up again but he wasn't about to argue while he was waving that plasma pistol around. 

Saturday, 31 December 2016

What I did (but didn't show you) and didn't do in 2016.

It's that time of year again. 2016 is having it's arse kicked out that back door and we are waiting with a lump of coal and a dram for 2017 to show it's face. It's traditionally the time for bloggers to look back at their year and review their work. I don't think I want to do that though. All you have to do is a click a couple of buttons and you can go through all the posts from the last 12 months. Don't be so lazy. What I will say is that I managed to paint around about 256 figures this year bit not all of them got time on the blog for various reasons. Some were initially painted for Scalecreep.

Orc Captain on his pride and joy.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Reverse Tsundoku with Dragons


"Tsundoku" (n.) is the condition of acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them.

So Reverse Tsundoku must be reading materials without acquiring them or letting the pile up in your home, something i managed successfully in my youth (not so much nowadays). 

I'm sure I've mentioned on here before that one of the formative experiences of my fantasy life was my habit of reading Dragon Magazine on the shelves of the Asda store in New Craighall, Edinburgh. While my Mum dragged my brother up and down the aisles I was allowed to hand about the magazine section and read the mags. One week a Magazine caught my eye, Dragon. From what I can tell from browsing the interwebs it must have been October '87 and it was issue 126. 

What I thought i'd do for you dear leader is leave a collection of the magazines I remembered reading in those heady days and leave copies of the eye catching fantasy covers for you to coo over in these slow days between Christmas and new year. Have fun!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Nope - A Rogue Stars review

So. Rogue Stars.

On paper this seems like a game right up my street. Sci-fi skirmish game. Small number of figures. Gorgeous illustrations. Copplestone figures. Decent price. Comic book styling. Sounds great.


I can't even remember when it was first mentioned but I've known of the impending arrival of these rules for at least a year. The author, Andrea Sfiligoi, has done 'Fistful of Kung-fu' and 'Of gods and Mortals' for Osprey as well as running Ganesha Games and writing 'Song of Blade and heroes', so he has pedigree.

Northstar have ran a Nickstarter campaign for this game and got a whole load of figures produced for it, some of them are classics. It's nice to see a new range of Sci-fi figures being produced with no fixed back ground.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Confrontation or Confrontation?

Whilst having a chat with the other Wipster's (as we do on an almost constant basis, seriously we are worse than 14 year old girls when it comes to mobile communication) the subject of Confrontation came up. Some of my illustrious brethren were discussing the impact that the original appearance of Confrontation in White Dwarf all those many moons ago. We were also discussing the game in general. Now, it is important as this point to note that there were a varied amount of opinions and they can be broken down into the following basic groups.


  1. Confrontation is a fantastic background but I wouldn't touch the game with a Captain Crooks's floppy barge pole.
  2. Confrontation is a unique creation and I'd love to play it as it was originally intended.
  3. Confrontation should be completed and published in a form as near to a finished item as possible.  
Let's examine these in a little more detail

Monday, 12 December 2016

Jonis Borson


A couple of weeks ago I got me self a box of Hybrids and apart from trying the arms on some confrontation figures I hadn't done much with them. I was having a chat with Antipixi about kit-bashing various figures for Inq28.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Albion


Albion

Land of mists and fogs, of bogs and marshes. 

A land of magic, lay lines, stone circles and druids. 

Probably.

Who knows?

Certainly GW were never able to make up their minds it seems. The mist and fogs weren't just literal but figurative as well, obscuring the true nature and even the true shape of this mysterious isle. Or is it groups of isles?



Saturday, 19 November 2016

Mordlust

Some times you get an idea in your head and you aren't satisfied till you get something down on paper, or in this case Blogger.

I'm about to mention hoarding figures in the next paragraph, this is said hoard ;)
It occurred to me, while I hoarded figures for potential games in the 2nd Edition version of Lustria, that if you were playing games in the jingly jungly world of the Slann, that you'd be hampered a bit by the need to have blocks of infantry. You'd be better off in skirmish formation or having figures treated individually (which is something I do a lot of when playing RT). Then it occurred to me that that would be a great way to play Warhammer generally.....and then!...of course....you can already do that! Mordhiem!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Battle in the badlands


Lord Frunbil had searched for years. The stories of the famous gem mine that had once belonged to his family were legendary. The thought of all that wealth hidden away somewhere in the badlands had kept him awake for many a night. At last though he had found the entrance to the abandoned works. Or at least that's what he hoped. By the time he and his band of hardy dwarf adventurers had reached their goal it was already late in the afternoon. They decided there was time to set up the demolition charges that would clear the entrance but that they would wait till the next day to set them off. They settled down to an excited but well earned sleep.

They woke the next day to here unfamiliar noises in the valley below their camp.

Scouting around in the fog they realised that they were far from alone


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Death comes to orc town

Pandrang wasn't happy. It was Orctober and his boys hadn't been invited to the greenskin gathering round the fat idols for years. He was fed up with his boys being sneered, or called scabbies, or being beaten to death with leftovers. This time he was going to face up to that big bully, Tugrug and turn up at the fat Idols no matter what. Just to be on the safe side he had bribed some Black orcs with some humie bones and promised them more when they bashed up Tugrugs boys.

Things didn't go well.