Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Skeleton Signpost

Finally got around to finishing this little terrain project I started about 2 years ago.  

The skeleton signpost.  I used an 8 inch round piece of mdf, a whopping big tree from Woodland Scenics, a bunch of cork sheet, and the skeleton on a post from the GW Giant kit.  It'll see use in a myriad of systems, hence why there isn't anything written on the actual sign yet...can't make up my mind as to what it should say. 

It was a long term, but fun little project, and I think it will be quite useful.

If you have a suggestion as to what the sign should say, drop me a comment!

2018 Finished Figures - 85
2018 Finished Terrain - 6
2018 Games Played - 6

MB:P - Hoplites

The seemingly never ending saga of slowly painting my way through Mythic Battles continues with the completion of these 5 Hoplites.  I wanted to make them different from the Spartans so went with green cloaks instead of red.  I'm happy with how they turned out.  Only something like 180+ minis from that set to go.  Will probably do some Amazons or heroes next.

2018 Finished Figures - 84
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 6

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Kill Team Game and a Few Thoughts

Hey all,
Went over to my buddy Kev's house the other day so that he could introduce myself and another friend of ours to the new "Kill Team" from Games Workshop.  It was a three-way mashup of my Tau vs Kevs Tyranids, and our friends Salamanders.

I'm happy to say, my Tau on their first outing - did not lose.  They didn't win...but they didn't lose haha.

So.  What'd I like?

Well, the quality of the components in the Kill Team starter box is excellent.  As you'd expect.  The terrain is pretty damn cool and isn't too "skulled" up so could work for some post apocalyptic gaming.  Terrain in the photos is not painted, but as you can see, it works.

Now, the only thing I didn't like - 

The combat sequence is way too complicated.

It was a fun day, and I'd play it again.

Deployment - Tau = Closest, to the right are the Salamanders, and across the board are the Tyranids.

A tyranid charges the Tau Gun Drone

As the tyranids get stuck in charging salamanders, Tau move to the upper levels of a bombed out building to get better line of sight.

Tyranids and Tau attacking a Salamander Position.  Who will die first?!

Another angle of the overwatching Tau

It was very nice to get my painted figures on the table so quickly after finishing them a couple weeks ago.  Now to dig out my copy of "In the Emperors Name"

More finished figures coming soon, as well as some updated plans and editorial thoughts.

2018 Finished Figures - 79
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 6

Friday, September 7, 2018

More Guild Ball Farmers

Busy couple of weeks here in KC, as kids are going back to school, vacations are ending.  This has meant we're back in the workshop and out doing bids, which is cutting into hobby time, but I'm still trying to get a little work in every day to maintain sanity.

Finished up 6 more Guild Ball Farmers the other day - 

From Left - Thresher, Bushel, Jackstraw and Peck, Fallow, and Grange

This means I can now play games with a fully painted team.  Now just have to finish the rest of them.






Couple things to note -

  1. I really should try again at the whole, "painting eyes" thing.  A project for another day.
  2. The patchwork quilt on Jackstraw was a bloody pain in the ass, but I'm damn happy with how it turned out.
That's all for now.

2018 Finished Figures - 79
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 5

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sci-Fi Troopers: TAU (Kill Team)

A couple weeks ago, I erroneously posted on the twitter-verse that I was "not interested and not going to get into GW's "Kill Team".  At the time, I really wasn't.  Buuuuuuuut, my good gaming buddy Kev bought the box set and has been bugging me non stop since then.

 So, because I had some Tau sitting around for a sci-fi project that's on the back burner (not anything related to 40k), I finally succumbed and told him I'd paint them up.  Which leads to this post and an ACHIEVEMENT!

Below, you will see a picture of 10 Tau infantry, 2 Drones, and a Tactical Turret........which I FINISHED in about 4hrs.  They're nothing special, but it's literally the fastest turn around I've ever had for finishing models.  13 figures in 4hrs.  I'm very pleased.  

Note, I painted them in a desert style to meld with my still on the back burner sci-fi project, but they'll work for "Kill Team" and Kev's happy.  So good all around.  Now to see if he's mastered the rules enough to teach it to me.    

That's all for now, couple more posts coming soon with more intros to my MOP forces, and some Guild Ball goodness.  Thanks for reading!

2018 Finished Figures - 73
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 5

Thursday, August 9, 2018

MOP - Intro.1 - Introducing Agent O'Brian

The Ministry of the Occult and Paranormal Intro - 1:

Long Back Tavern - Boston, MA
Early October, 1889

I sit here drinking my beer contemplating my next steps.  My name is Michael O'Brian.  I am...well...was, an agent for the United States Secret Service.  My new assignment is just that.  New.  I am now the American representative of, or to, a new agency collaboration between the United States and the British Empire called, "The Ministry of the Occult and Paranormal."


"What the hell does that even mean/!"  I believe my face may have telegraphed that very sentiment as I sat across from Director Edward Thornton in his office.

"There have been some strange...situations, that we feel need to be investigated and dealt with - and we feel you're the right man for the job." He said.

When I attempted to ask a question, he shoved my reassignment order across his desk to me and said, "I know you have questions.  Address them to your British counterpart when you get to England."  I was then promptly ushered out.


So.  Here I sit.  I have been authorized up to 10 additional agents or consultants as part of the U.S. contingent, but I've been told I need to speak with the British first before selecting them.  So I'm on my own for now.  Hopefully they have coffee in England.

While I probably shouldn't be writing any of this down per instructions about "secrecy" given to me by the director...I feel that as one of the founding agents of a very strange agency...I may some day want a record of events so as to be able to accurately tell my story.  

(Note - I was given an address to send my reports to.  A place called "Wardenclyffe" on Long Island.   

2018 Finished Figures - 60
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 5

Saturday, July 14, 2018

PlastCraft Games Sci-Fi Noodle Shop

Taking a break from painting a bit to clear some other stuff off the shelf, I have assembled the PlastCraft Games Sci-Fi Noodle Shop from their Infinity range of products.

It comes preprinted with colors and textures and I'll be very happy to use it in my sci-fi games.

Front View

Rear View
Assembly took about an 45 minutes.  Almost all the pieces were a perfect fit and cut smooth.  The only parts that needed any trimming or carving to fit were the uprights for the sign on the roof.

This last picture is showing were I misaligned the roof panels.  It still works though as the roof is supported in three other locations.

2018 Finished Figures - 59
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 5