Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Terrain: Rocky Outcrops

These are a bit of an experiment, using Luke's APS Modelling Compound to create basic outcrops on top of a lump of un-modeled cheap polystyrene.

Then as the piece was drying working into the surface with tools to get the rock feeling and then a wire brush to help with some of the markings. This piece is about the size of two fists pushed together, so it would make a decent outcrop on its own.

Finally after about half an hour when the compound had dried I gave it a wash with some brown and then a top wash of black. Will be using this method to see what else I can use the technique for shortly.

Monday, 17 September 2018

D&D: Official Magic Cards

Making a confession, I usually make my group their magic cards, spell cards and item cards to be used in D&D, but recently have been finding it more and more difficult to keep up to date, so I relented and bought the actual official cards themselves. The group very nicely said that they weren't as nice as mine, but then take no time to dish out and they are 100% accurate, which I always worried about mine.

The Druid deck, for Yulmanda.

This deck is smaller at 131 cards, have really helped my players.

The Arcane deck, for Orianna.

This deck contains 257 cards and are stout solid laminated cards. 

They don't have a very magical D&D feel too them, I have to say, some scroll work round the edges might have added to the design, but they are very practical, you can't have everything.

Apart from the time spent making them, and I will not be throwing these away by the way, I also don't need and Dragon shields for a while.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Saga: Anglo-Danes V Vikings

Went to my friend Mick's house the other day and we got out first game of Saga in quite some months played. 

Anglo Danes V Vikings, 6 points, in a non specific scenario. I had changed my army so that I had two large 12 man units of warriors to see how they went. It meant they would stick around longer, but also I would have fewer Saga dice to play with, so could be a poor decision.

I threw my Vikings forward towards one flank of the Anglo-Danes.

First combat.

The Vikings were held to a draw.

The Anglo-Dane archers arranged on the hill shooting at the Viking Hearthguard.

These Anglo-Dane guard were later taken out by the berserkers, who were also completely destroyed in the process. Doh!

While the Bondi unit continue to attack and push the left flank the Hearthguard push sideways first in the archers and then into the warriors with spears. 

The archers were dispatched but the warriors took several rounds and it did not look good for the Vikings, however in the end they won through.

At the same time the unit of bondi on the left swung round to come at the rear of the Anglo-Danes.

Feeling out numbered and enclosed the Anglo-Danes accepted defeat, although the Viking warlord did breathe a sigh of relief, it had been a very bloody affair and loads of fun. 
Cheers Mick.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Halloween Terrain Purchase

Saw this in TK Max and had a long think before I paid £4.99 for it. Put down 3 times then finally took the plunge, glad I did.

Meant for candles presumably. 

Not sure when yet but this piece will definitely get used in a D&D game sometime in the future.