Monday, 15 October 2018

Saga: Vikings V Anglo Danes

A week back Mick and myself got together and played another round in our ongoing series of battles between the Vikings and Mick's Anglo Danes. It was a six point game and we played at the WWarriors GC, using my Frostgrave 3' by 4' mat and some terrain I had recently donated to the club.

Will not be going into lots of detail explaining which saga abilities were used or which tactics. But will mention a few moments and let the pictures tell the story.

I used the Vikings to push forward so that the ADanes had fewer options basically.

I know Mick likes to sit back so I came forward to him.

I was very lucky with my save throws against the ADane shooting.

Picked up some fatigue along the way, but managed it OK.

I tried to split the ADanes in two, deal with one flank then attack the other, hopefully weakening their stronger flank.

By this point, partly through aggression and partly by luck I had managed to dampen the right flank.

The ADane Hearthguard charged into my Bondi.

Bit of a set back here as the ADane Hearthguard did 4 wounds, and subsequently the Viking Berserkers charged and destroyed both themselves and the ADanes. 

What a senseless waste of life (Been watching Monty Python)

In the final moments the ADanes realised they didn't have enough solid units left to mount an attack and the game was declared for the Vikings. However the ADanes had started to use some of their saga abilities to add and use fatigue to their advantage and in the next game it really comes to the fore. Will post soon.

Victory to the Vikings.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Cannon Hall Farm/Ghost Archipelago

Took my family out to Cannon Hall Farm a few days ago and took some pictures of "Fairyland" a sort of folly in the grounds of the house, created from the remains of a couple of old churches; Silkstone and Cawthorne.

Made me think of Frostgrave, Ghost Archipelago and the upcoming Rangers of Shadows Deep so I thought I would record them here.

Had to include this amazing tree, may have to create a D&D setting amongst the boughs of a huge wood elf town.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

D&D 5e: Palladin Ullan

This is the model I used to play a recent solo game where I took a Frostgrave scenario and crossed it with a D&D Palladin character, (Alone in the Crypt.) Probably not going to happen again and was an ill advised idea. Anyway I finally finished the miniature, an old GW Swordmaster of Hoeth, one of about 30 I own.

The base is from the Gangs of Rome bases Luke's APS produced for the game which I added a load of plaster rubble to conceal the "jigsaw" part of the base.

The javelins are taken from my bits box, from the Warlord Celt warriors box set.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

D&D 5e: Smaller Rocky Outcrops using Luke's APS Modelling compound

These are the small rocky outcrops that I made the other day for a game I'm playing tonight in D&D. They are made from Luke's Modelling Compound and took around half an hour to model, then a bit of drying time and then half an hour to paint over with washes, 2 browns and a black. 

The larger pieces like the 2 above I put the compound over the top of some polystyrene scraps to save on materials.

I painted straight onto the plaster mix there was no undercoat at all.

Will do a step by step when I get the chance, but too busy at the moment, sorry. Probably next week now. I used mainly my hands and finished them off with only one tool, so not complicated at all.

What I like about then is that with only a few bits I can create a whole series of different looking caverns and tunnels without too much hassle.

Below are a whole series of slightly different looks to the basic cavern set up

Will let you know how they work out in actual game play.

And yes I am a friend of Luke's and work with him on projects just to be open and clear.