Sunday, December 22, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 2013

I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!

In every scale, let there be Joy :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gamma Terra 15mm Mayhem!

Got a few more additions for my Gamma World games.  I like using 15s as I can get a menagerie cheaply and easy to transport.

Manufacturers vary, but the majority of these are Splintered Light miniatures.
The Sid and Marty Krofft looking ones are from 15mm.uk I believe, FUN STUFF!

 "Boys, there's no reason that Dragonmen and Bearmen can't live together"

 Hawkoids on the move!

 Thing 1 and Thing 2

 "I'm looking for a Roach, you two seen any?"



More to come!

Doc

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Escape From the Temple of Ur!! Where Heroes Dare! Hollow Earth AAR

My good friend Rob joined me for some food and games, namely a Pulp Dungeon Crawl scenario for the soon to be released Where Heroes Dare! supplement, What Lurks Below?!  A Hollow Earth Expedition.

In this scenario our intrepid adventurers have been captured by the Lost Children of Ur and must escape the fungus lit halls of Sargon's Ziggurat.

 Professor Valiant's team, brought before the Throne of Sargon IV!

 Fleeing the Throne Room, The Valiants run right into a room containing a chained Dimetrodon!

 MUNCH!! A porter is lost to the beast!

 Half the team moves past the beast then both open fire!

A trap is triggered in the next room as a giant boulder drops onto the party!  Angus is wounded, but perseveres on!
 
 Fire is concentrated on the dinosaur!

 The Professor shoots wildly, but Angus makes his mark.

 Sallying forward Angus finds the spring leading out of the temple!

 -But is stopped fast by more sons of Ur, SO CLOSE!

 The Professor discovers a Sumerian slavegirl who shows them a secret path!

 While the Sumerians gather strength and attack with another dimetrodon!

Another porter is lost but the team fights them off and manages to escape!

More to come,
Doc

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I AM SPARTACUS!! VICTUS outside of the sands

I've been happily painting some of Black Cat miniatures 54mm Romans for use in some Victus games outside of the arena.  The idea is to do some smaller skirmishes where players will work as teams on each side, each controlling one Roman or one ex Gladiator for some 3rd Servile War goodness.

 The tents I picked up at Michaels, will be using these to make some camps.  Might do some dry brushing to them yet.

 I have this Roman without shield, since the nature of a lot of the 3rd Servile War was raids, I wanted some of the Romans to be in a state of somewhat unpreparedness. The cut in his tunic was actually a casting error that worked to this advantage :)

 Pilum vs runaway!

 Another great character model on the left from the old Alpha Miniatures line, an old injured Lanista.

The Centurion is my favorite, AWESOME model, so well sculpted IMOHO.  The Bull in the background is from Irregular Miniatures, the best of their animals I think.

More to come!
Doc

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

US Cavalry for Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection

I have gone back to an unfinished side project, American Empires, the Spanish American War and the subsequent Phillipines Insurrection.

The scale I picked is 28mm since I already have a lot of terrain in that scale and with Old Glory's excellent range, a fine looking force.

I managed to already get about 30 Spaniards painted already so now it is time for some dismounted US cavalry.

I have a few Ospreys, but the one on the Spanish American War has had the most uniform information so far.

I have started with 10 of the Old Glory dismounted Cav and some crews for the Dudley Sims and a Gatling gun (more on these later!)

More to come,
Doc





Sunday, November 3, 2013

More standard bearers of the Spanish Civil War

I finally got a chance to finish a couple more standard bearers for my Spanish Civil War collection. Both miniatures are from Anglican Miniatures, now Empress Miniatures and great sculpts.


First up is a Peninsular Army loyalist for the Republican forces

And then for the Nationalists, a Moroccan Regulares Standard Bearer of Mehilla


More to come,
Doc




Saturday, November 2, 2013

Corpses At Camp Cuddles!! A Psycho Slasher AAR!

Had a couple friends over to play through our first game of Psycho Slasher!! The Game!!

From Iron Ivan Games


 Camp Cuddles, a place for young hipsters to explore...

 SLASHERS ASSEMBLE!!

 PAWNS LOADED!

 This is what happens when your Fiance is left alone with the table.

 Cabin floor plans I downloaded for free off the interwebs. Just search camp cabin floor plans.

 Players arrive and the table is set up, Pawns are milling about in debauchery.

 Holy Hack Jack arrives in through a cabin window and finds a knife for stabby time.

 The Horror begins!!!

 Coco meets his first victim

 -and scores his first Collection point!

 Chuckles cleans up his end of camp, grabs a hand saw and lays down a Beer counter (Artisanal Micro Brew) to Snare some Hipsters.

 Meanwhile in Cabin C a party breaks out, CHUG! CHUG! CHUG! snaring several Pawns.

 After Chainsaw McGraw and Chuckles kill off the northern half of camp, Judy the Camp Counselor arrives and knows the "Secret" between Chuckles and Chainsaw McGraw.

 After bitter fighting she dispatches both of the Slashers and then runs off with Hysteria!  But are they really dead...

 Another Pawn arrives to investigate the bodies...Chuckles revives killing the Pawn.  CHHHHH-KILLLLLL-CHHHHH-KILLLLL

 A Hysteric Pawn runs off the table bringing the Fuzz.  Po Po arrives at the Camp.

 Hipsters flock to the Beer laden VW becoming Snared, making it easy for Chuckles to Collect them.

 Another Pawn learns the "Secret" and attacks Holy Hack Jack.  This is a karma/vengeance move by Chuckles and Chainsaw McGraw.

Chuckles and Chainsaw McGraw clean house by the car.

The game was a blast, ran for about an hour and a half with 4 players.  Took me about 20 minutes to get all the paper tokens cut out and assembled.  They worked great!
 Players had a good time will definitely do this again.

Happy Halloween!
More to come,
Doc



Saturday, October 26, 2013

PSYCHO SLASHER!! THE GAME!!! by Iron Ivan Games

Ever want to compete against your friends as Slashers in a 70's style Slasher movie? Yeah, me too. Luckily Chal from Iron Ivan games has our fix.



Psycho-Slasher: The Game is a 30 page long miniature game homage to the low budget slasher films of the 1970's and 1980's, playable in any scale from 15mm to 54mm. Psycho-Slasher is easy to learn, and fun to play, with each player acting as a Writer and running their own Slasher. The competing Slashers don't interact directly, but the Writers have the ability to hinder or help other Slashers with the placement of new weapons, or, more importantly, manipulating the horde of Pawns that populate the Slasher film tableau.


You say that you love the idea, but that you don't have miniatures for a game like this? No problem! Included with the game are printable paper miniatures... you get 5 distinct Slashers, a Cop, and 4 distinct Pawns. Print as many Pawns and Cops as you need, snip, fold, glue, and you are all set! Also included are printable Weapon counters, and Pawn Special counters that introduce twists to the game like Phones (self-explanatory,) Beer (dangerous for Pawns), and Hysteria (AHHHHH!!!).





Give it a try for Halloween!