Thursday, April 15, 2021

Warhammer Old World Campaigns (1)


In days past, when life was just the slightest bit calmer - The Empire attempted to begin colonizing The Southlands. 

Thus the city of Sudenburg was founded. Eventually, the province of Antoch, and the Tuskar Plains were added to this colony of man. But, as wars came and the resources of The Empire were stretched thin, humans had to withdraw somewhat. Now, the Tuskar Plains are a lawless, ungoverned place; and Antoch has been abandoned to Araby.

Meanwhile, the Tomb Kings rise and begin to move towards conquest, while the Lizardmen begin probing northwards. Skirmishing has been noted in the Tuskar Plains, and tis only a matter of time before the armies of the Kings and Lizards meet. 

We’ll use this as a jumping off/test point for rulesets. Small battles in the Tuskar Plains that at this point don’t have any bearing on the campaign but allow us to narratively explain our rules testing.

We’ll be trying out -

Kings of War


Fantastic Battles

Sword & Spear Fantasy

Warhammer Fantasy Battles

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Catching Up on January - March

It's been a rough year so far - came off quarantine after recovering from COVID, and then had to go off immediately again because my mother became very ill and then passed away. So, painting and hobbying have been a major stress relief for me; and while I haven't posted much; I've definitely been somewhat productive.

I'm very much planning on doing better about posting more as I finish things; and there are loads of projects on the go. Hopefully one of which will be showcased in the next couple days! Now, lets see what I've been up to -

Zombicide Black Plague Necromancer

28mm Pulp Hero from Pulp Figures

1/2400 CSS Manassas

28mm Flock of Sheep from Gripping Beast

Three more 28mm Pulp Heroes from either Pulp Figures or Crooked Dice

Ten 28mm Bolshevik/Soviet Infantry from Baker Company


2021 Painted Figures: - 20

2021 Finished Terrain - 1

2021 Games Played - 0

Saturday, January 2, 2021

2020's Final Tally - Hell Warriors and Innsmouth Folk

Aren't we all glad THAT'S over with? Jeez. 2020 was pretty crap all the way around. But, from a hobby standpoint it was pretty good. Obviously with lockdown and quarantines - painting was a must to keep one sane. I started Keepering Call of Cthulhu online, and have logged over 400hrs of Masks of Nyarlathotep for 4 different groups spread all over the US, Canada, Norway, Wales and England which will continue into 2021. Also started a Chain of Command campaign with some guys from Norway and England which will be continuing this year. We'll deal with goals for 2021 in my next post. Anyways - here's my final figures from 2020 "The Plague Year". 

Hell Warriors from Mythic Battles: Pantheon. I wasn't sure about the skin tone to be honest, until I slapped an ink wash on them. Now they're growing on me.

These 4 Innsmouth residents shall see service in a host of games including skirmish games and RPG's! They're from Crooked Dice and I love them.

Shown above are 17 of my Call of Cthulhu Players Characters. They have now all been shipped to their respective owners around the globe!

So the final tally for 2020 is: 

2020 Painted Figures - 256

2020 Finished Terrain - 15

2020 Games Played - 6

Not too bad.


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Pre Christmas Hobbying

Finally trying to get a more "up to date" update schedule going to fit in with the fact that with all the crap going on in the world - I am desperately trying to enforce my standard rule of at least 15 minutes of hobbying/painting a day to help de-stress. It really does help. So, without further ado - 

Completed 4 more Gripping Beast 54mm Gladiators, giving me a total of 6 done. More than enough for a game, so will hopefully be able to make that happen soon. 

Assembled a 4Ground 28mm Wagon that'll be very useful in a variety of games and periods!

Finished this 15mm garage/workshop/back garden shed in a continuation of expanding my European buildings for Chain of Command etc. Really need to get on with further terrain building for this as I need pretty much everything for a battlefield - roads, hedges, streams, rivers, farm fields etc.

First five 20mm Insurgents finished, going to need to get these forces built up to a minimum of 45 figures eventually for various historical and "what if" scenarios.

Finished another "28mm" Bob Olley Steampunk Dwarf. I put 28mm in "" because while they are lovely sculpts and a LOT of fun to paint...they are bloody huge chunky figures and I'm not sure what to use them for as they don't match up with anything else I have.

Finished these two Pulp Figures - Gun Mollie and a gold Statue. Love them both. They're sculpted by Bob Murch up in Canada at Pulp Figures. I highly recommend all of his ranges!

So, that's what I've been working on since my last update. Further posts coming soon on several subjects to include Naval Wargaming, Mental Health, virtual wargaming, and various other projects and subjects. Also need to do my plan for next year post. Stay Safe and Merry Christmas!

2020 Painted Figures - 231 
2020 Finished Terrain - 14 
2020 Games Played - 6 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Another Mass Update (I really need to be better about this)

Another mass update as I'm still painting loads but not blogging to save my life. I swear I'll do better, if only for the simple fact of keeping track of stuff. Here we go with a breakdown of what I've done since the beginning of August.

Six 15mm Werewolves for a future "Dog Soldiers" Scenario I have planned.

Two excellent "Foo Dogs" from Fenris Games. These were a lot of fun to paint. I apologize for the terrible photos!

Victorian Lady from the In Her Majesties Name range.

Two Warlord Partisans that will probably see use as either IRA circa 1922 or Israeli's circa 1920-1948.

Bad Squiddo dwarf warrior for any fantasy system!

Wizard and Apprentice for Frostgrave/Mordheim etc. Kitbash of Fireforge and Northstar plastics. I'm pretty pleased with the hand-painted cloaks.

"There's a new Sheriff in town". I believe he's from Great Escape Games.

Another 4 Goblin Town Goblins from GW.

Four Amazons from Mythic Battles: Pantheon. Slowly grinding through the mass of figures for it.

Steampunk figures from the In Her Majesties Name range.

Heroes and Leaders from "The Battle of Five Armies".

Swarms of Bugs for my Necrons.

Destroyers for my Necrons.

Two Regiments of 6mm dismounted CSA Cavalry.

Bad Squiddo Dwarf Wizard/Witch. She may be one of my favorite minis done this year.

French Marines for French Indian War.

Chaos Champion for one of my Mordheim gangs.

Ruga Ruga for some Pulp fun. This was a free figure from Pulp Figures when I placed an order earlier this year.

Bob Olly Victorian Dwarf.

Fenris Game Chaos Cultist. Will be used in Mordheim.

Guildball Farmers Terrain. Obviously can be used for other games as well. 

Crooked Dice Insmouth Folk. Such lovely figures to paint.

Guildball Farmer

Two Gripping Beast Gladiators

Whew. That's a lot. Mainly because even though the US has not managed this pandemic well, the wife and I have basically been doing our own Lockdown except for going to the grocery store and work. I do hope you all have as good a Christmas as possible, and stay safe!

2020 Painted Figures - 220

2020 Finished Terrain - 11

2020 Games Played - 5