Monday, April 14, 2014

We Need a Stinkin Badger!

I finished off a Steam Tank which will eventually join the Scotland Yard Company in various rule sets I plan to use them in down the road.

This resin with some metal part kit came from a company called Ironclad Miniatures who had quite a range of model kits.

I will admit I was mildly surprised when once again the Midnight Blue reacted in an odd way with both the Army Painter Dark Dip & then the Matte Spray.

However in this case I was quite happy with the effect.

It actually makes the model appear weathered in what I feel is a very positive way. Definitely not a planned event, but I will take certainly take it!

The decals used were from my huge selection of old Tamiya & other plastic model kits, as well as the Rampant Gryphons from GW.

Tomorrow night is club night at EWG. As well I have another steam tank started, the Society of Thule have begun to feel the brush & of course the continuation on my Pirates.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Campaign Begins for EDBAG

We began our new DBA themed campaign last night at EDBAG.

This time around Dennis proposed playing Kingmaker & fighting the battles using DBA. We had 4 players to start.

Our starting forces were  as follows





The game begins.

Fairly quickly the King was called to Preston, where he was swooped onto. The forces consisted of Greystoke w/120 troops(Chen) vs Hastings w/90 troops (Dave)

Alas, Hastings was saved by

Thus ended year 1.

The campaign continues

Year 2: Cromwell captures and slays Edward of Lancaster

Year 3: Hastings marches onto Berkeley & offers to let him depart peacefully if he should slay Edward of March. He does.

Year 4: Bourchier sails to Calais & after being given access, kills Richard of Calais.
A Lancastrian King is crowned, now there are 2.

Year 5: Our one & only battle of the evening which carried.
Stafford (me) attempts to do battle to capture a king at the Battle of Barnet. The forces are equal strength.

Alas a string of many 1's cause my army to falter. To add salt to the wound Stafford is slain.

All in all a deplorable night for me. My forces lacked strength enough to capture an heir on my own. When I did have an opportunity, my dice failed me miserably.

I think I shan't be too much a thorn for the next round.

Monday, April 7, 2014

In Her Majesty's Name, Scotland Yard Company

A very productive weekend has seen the completion of the Scotland Yard Company for IHMN.

So without further blather, here they are;

First up is 'The Consulting Detective' & the 'Good Doctor', guess copyright prevented going any further.

Next up are the Sergeant & one of the members of the Special Branch w/carbine. I admit that I was generally trying to follow the esteemed Kevin Dallimore's paint pallete which certainly does take away some of the guesswork of what would look best.

And here are the other 2 Special Branch w/carbine figures.

I must say I am quite happy with these Northstar Miniatures. Their poses are dynamic & they are well sculpted with wonderful details. I have got the Society of Thule Company based & will be starting on them next.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

EPIC Command & Colours Ancients at EWG

Last night at the club I got into Bob's game of C&C Ancients, Epic edition, meaning a large scale battle with several generals led by 1 commander per side.

This battle pitted a force of Gauls, facing the Romans.

First battle I was playing the left Gaul force opposite Bruce. Below is my first move.

Bruce mauled my forces, forcing my auxilia on the hill to withdraw. Things were not looking good. Meanwhile things were continuing to develop in the centre.

I eventually got my general with the medium horse into the fray & was able to return the favor, eventually slaying Bruce's general in the mix.

The game went quite quickly, so we switched sides to play again. This time I played the Romans on the opposite flank, again opposite Bruce.

The dice were no friend to Bruce as his chariot hurtled forward into some of my light troops, inflicting minimal damage. Lady luck saw the death of his general yet again with the death of several of his units.

For as many players as we had ( 6 in this bout) the game was fast & Dave mentioned that the overall General can feel a bit overwhelmed trying to deal with commands to the flanks while still focussing on his own field. More images can be seen on Bob's blog.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Arrgh Not Again!

Another weekend has come and gone, so its fitting to find some more Pirates grace my blog.

Both are metal, the one on the left is I think Eureka, while the right hand is another Foundry. I made this legless fellow a Navigator.

As well, I've completed the Chief Inspector from my Scotland Yard Company for IHMN. I was hoping to have the Detective (Sherlock Holmes) completed as well, but a topple forced a re-glue onto his base

I definitely need to work on patterning my clothing. This poor bugger looks like he was splattered with paintballs.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Survivors to Stem the Zombicide Horde

I had a parcel arrive earlier this week, but was unable to snag it from the post office til this weekend.

The latest wave of the Zombicide Craze has landed! Now even more survivors have emerged to eradicate the Zombie menace.

Survivor Pack 3 consists of Achille the Serial Killer, Chuck 'Momma's Boy', Mack the Car Salesman, Smith - Dog of War, Mike - the Miniature Sculptor & Gary - the Misfit

The Moustache box contains Rob - The Security Expert, Frank - The Repo Man, & Don - The Civil Servant.

The individual characters are Helen the Federal Agent (Where's Mulder?), Fred the Trader, Will the Game Designer & Ross the Manager.

I also snagged 3 of I believe 4 of the Special Guest Character packs. These characters are Padre Johnson, Bones, Uncle Honk, Mitch, Angry Mary & Red Cap Ben.

Good thing the weather is finally warming up, as these will be wanted to join the painting queue!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WW1 German Armoured Car and of course...Pirates!

Another good weekend of painting has seen me complete a WW1 German Armoured Car & some more pirates.

I picked up this 28mm resin Armoured Car on Ebay.

There were 2 of them up for auction, I managed to snag just the one.

It's comprised of just the 1 cast piece, as in the turret is fixed unfortunately, but hey, with all the other MG's protruding everywhere, I can live with that.

As well a couple more Pirate crewmen are finished. The astute will notice that one of the blighters is missing a foot. Eventually when I do my next batch of bases with green stuff I will work a foot into the deal for him.

Both are metal figures, I am not sure of the fella on the left, but the right hand is Old Glory.

There are a few more Pirates in various stages of painting, as well as the Scotland Yard Company for IHMN. I have also prepped the Society of Thule Prussian Company.