Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Proving I'm Mad....2 mm Gaming

 Although I have been away, and still am, at my parents I have been doing what I can to keep my hand in, especially drawing but also, modelling with some very simple tools and materials.

 Via the wonder that is Facebook, I become more and more aware of a thriving 2/3mm wargaming scene. I've always been interested in 10 and 15 mm gaming, but never in the micro stuff. Well because of my current situation I thought to myself, what can I use to make some very simple 2mm units so I can play Kings of War on my own and thereby restore my sanity.




The playing area I already had as they were some boards I had drawn to play 15 mm D&D with some while back, put together they just about work as a playing area. The layout above is equivalent to an 8ft by 6ft table.


Elves below.

What's great about 2mm gaming is the size of the table, it can bee so darned small, an A3 sheet becomes a massive wargaming area. just what I need at the moment.  

The Orcs


To begin with I made a prototype to see if it was worth continuing with. They seemed OK, so carried on drawing, cutting and sticking. I had to draw each unit by hand so they took a while, snatching 5 or 30 mins here and there.







Armed with a scalpel, some cat food box card, paper from my sketch book, PVA glue and some really old remnants of Polyfilla rescued from my dad's garage I set about creating first an Orc army and then later a High elf army.







Then I had to get on with painting the ton of little card blocks I had made. Obviously I had not drawn individual orcs so the painting had to be a bit impressionistic, just to give the rough feel, so loads of green, blue for the trolls and red for the standards, very simply done just so they look something close to orc..like. I used tubes of acrylics bought very cheaply and made washes with them, then just plastered the drawings all over 


The whole Orc force, about 3200 pts in total.
Sand on the bases was pinched from a country path I walk my dogs on.
Finally I gave the whole lot a black wash and a coat of clear glue to give the standards some strength.


Giant and Trolls


Gore Riders and chariots.


Wardrum and Shaman.



Horde of Ax below.


What is great is that the whole army fits into a take away tub, in fact both armies do.


Have played 3 games so far, each 750 pt armies and they have gone well. Will post the Elves next and then some games.
Already planning a Dwarf force :-)



Saturday, 29 January 2022

Taking a Break

 Hi to all of you who have been kind enough to follow my blog for the past umpteen years.

As you will have noticed over the course of the last year and in particular last two months my posting has dropped right off. This is due to a number of personal factors which I won't bore you with, however I thought it only right to let everyone know that while I may come back to posting in the future, for the foreseeable future I can't commit to keeping the blog going.

I'm going to care for my parents who live some way away and will not have the time to create or blog.

I left Geek Gaming on Friday, yesterday, will miss all my friends and co-workers very much.

My friends in Yorkshire will be sorely missed.

But this is something I have to have a go at for my Ma and Pa. Luckily Mrs Daxio will be helping me... all the way to the end of the line.

Once again thank you for following all the years of sillyness and when I can get back here to Daxio's Uneventful Day I will.

Thanks again, Darryl

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Terrain: Fountain and Ruins



Managed to get a little re-modelling done on some ruined wall sections I made ages ago and painted up an piece of terrain I was given by Luke ages ago, can't remember who made it unfortunately. (If anyone knows shout at me please,)







All painted in my traditionally minimalist style. Poorly in other words.




I have a stack of fallen and short wall sections to alter, to keep me busy.


 

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Dungeon Crawl Tiles in 15mm

 


Initially this  project was to create a set of playable, Zombicide type tiles for a D&D based simple crawl. 


As an experiment I drew and painted about 12 cards to see how they would work. I had made preliminary sketches in rough and referred to my copy of Zombicide, just incase you are worried, I never launch any big project without a long time thinking stuff through, (am old after all.) 



So the idea was the cards could be used in two ways, either as seen here a blind deck, cards laid down when drawn so they make some sense i.e. the corridors match up.


Below is a completed dungeon. 


They are quite flexible, as seen in next picture, so can be used offset. About this time I realised doors were going to be a thing.


There are lots of rooms, but wasn't entirely sure if they were big enough for play.



Anyway, full of confidence, and beans, I begun creating a couple of characters to play in the crawl. Mrs Daxio and myself had two PCs were hadn't played in a while so it seemed appropriate to use hem, Zaphira the Dragonborn barbarian and Ovi the Dwarf cleric. 




Set up for a more Zombicide style of play with the board in full view and objectives specific, using all the rooms. 


You can see where all the Undead flats were going to rise from.







You may have noticed that the doors have slight design differences, that's because in my haste I folded the designs I had drawn rather than cut them separately. I much prefer the nice thick dark edge of the cut doors and so am currently altering all the folded versions. Was tempted to chuck them but I really don't like wasting even small amounts of paper.



So about two months ago when I started this idea, I was all up for a dungeon crawl but using D&D monsters and PCs. I quickly realised this would be Warhammer Quest by another name and I don't want to play that any more.
Then I discovered Ironsworn RPG and everything changed...
More next post.