Sunday, December 9, 2018

Star Wars and Medieval Zombies

It's been a busy couple of weeks here at the War Room.  Side job, FD, and life have been ridiculous lately.  I did however manage to get some things painted - 

First up C3PO and Darth Vadar for Imperial Assault.  Several friends have expressed interest in some Star Wars gaming either with IA or some other sci-fi ruleset still to be determined, so I'm slowly trying to paint the figures I have.  

As much as I would LOVE to do OSL, I'm going for tabletop standard.  May go back at some point and redo him, but for now, he'll work.

The medieval zombies are more of the Gripping Beast Revenants set, slowly but surely working my way through them.  They, plus the zombies from Zombicide: Black Plague will make quite the nice horde for games set from Roman times on up to late medieval. 

I'd like to note that with the completion of these 5 figures, I have surpassed the 2015 painting numbers, making 2018 the 2nd most productive year since I got back into the hobby!

2018 Finished Figures - 114
2018 Finished Terrain - 6
2018 Games Played - 6

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Roman Legionaries for Broken Legions

As part of my ongoing, soon to encompassing most of the world and multiple eons of history, horror project; I've painted up 5 Romans for "Broken Legions".  These chaps will see service against all sorts of horrors including Cthulhu and various other mythologies.

I painted them with muted colors, in keeping with their somewhat hidden purpose.  Their shields are painted with the "Evil Eye" to assist in repelling...well, evil spirits.  I've decided that they're remnants of the IX Legion, roman commanders using the reported destruction of the IXth as a cover for the creation of these hell fighters.

2018 Finished Figures - 109
2018 Finished Terrain - 6
2018 Games Played - 6

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Zombicide: Black Plague Heroes

I have a bad habit of buying hybrid boardgames with a metric shed load of miniatures in them...Then wanting to paint all of them.  I backed the Zombicide: Black Plague kickstarter about 3 years ago before I deployed.  When I returned home, two big boxes were sitting there loaded to the gills with Z:BP stuff, and here it is 3 years later and I've not painted much.  Here's four more finished though! 

2 Knights and a very angry Nun

Warrior Wizard

The Z:BP figures really are A LOT of fun to paint, and I plan on using them (like almost all my figures) in a multitude of games.

2018 Finished Figures - 104
2018 Finished Terrain - 6
2018 Games Played - 6

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

MOP - Intro 2. Introducing Sinead Blair and Peter Fairbanks

Two more character figures finished for my Ministry of the Occult and Paranormal project.

Mrs. Sinead Blair - Note the green ribbon round her neck.
 Mrs. Blair is of Scotch-Irish lineage, an expert as such in Fairy Lore and Magick.  Described as a gentle almost ethereal lady, her calm demeanor covers a core of iron will.  She is a member of the British Contingent of the MOP. 

Mr. Peter Fairbanks
Mr. Peter Fairbanks is a former British Indian Army officer who served on the Northwest Frontier.  He is now the leader of the British Contingent of the MOP.

Both of these figures are from West Wind and required barely any flash removal and they painted up very well.  I don't feel that I did Mrs. Blair justice. 

As I paint more for my Gothic Horror project, I'm getting close to having the figures needed for a first game.  Now to just get some terrain going.

2018 Finished Figures - 100
2018 Finished Terrain - 6
2018 Games Played - 6

Monday, October 29, 2018

TMWWBK - 18th "Royal Irish" Regiment

I have finally launched into some stuff for "The Men Who Would Be Kings".  Starting on the Northwest Frontier/2nd Afghan War with these twelve lads of the 18th "Royal Irish" Regiment.

I hemmed and hawed for several months on what scale to do my colonial gaming in, and ALMOST went 28mm.  But.  Then I had a look through my lead mountain, and the Plastic Soldier Review website and decided that the cheaper, easier to store, and just as effective route was through 20mm or 1/72.  

This batch are 1/72 ESCI British Infantry and I think they look ok.  Finding the right shade of tan was a pain in the ass, as you may note from the Officer and Bugler being slightly "off" shades from the others.  They were my test figures and I didn't feel like re-painting them.  The officer I'll explain as; Freshly arrived from England, he purchased his uniform himself somewhere in India. Works for me anyways.    

Now to work on opponents, and terrain.

2018 Finished Figures - 98
2018 Finished Terrain - 6
2018 Games Played - 6

Zombtober "Not" Columbus

The way this month has been going work wise, this very well may be the only "Zombtober" figure I finish.  I give you - The Reaper survivor who is "not" the dude from "Zombieland" played by Jesse Eisenberg.  

It was a nice simple figure to paint, though if I'm honest...he's been sitting partially painted for about 6 years in one of my drawers.

"Not" Columbus
I'm sure he'll be useful in all sorts of games - from moderns to Post Apocalyptic.

2018 Finished Figures - 86
2018 Finished Terrain - 6
2018 Games Played - 6

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