Wednesday 31 January 2018

Rogue Trooper Catachan

Looking in my loft space the other day I came across a plastic box of Catachans and thought, "I must do something with these some day."

Then I went to the WWarriors Club on Monday to play KOW with Steve and a lot of the fellas there were playing 40K and we started chatting, that started me thinking.

When I got home I went and rescued this sergeant miniature and decided to paint it, then I remembered one of my favourite characters from 2000AD, namely, Rogue Trooper.

The genetic warrior fighting a one man war as his platoon and friends had all been slaughtered. It gave me the impetus to start painting. 

I plan to have a whole army of blue genetic warriors and I have plenty to go at, the box is over flowing.

First target is to get a 10 man squad painted. Will post when the first 5 are complete :-)

Tuesday 30 January 2018

KOW: Night-Stalker Army Complete

The completed Night-Stalker army for Kings of War, 2000 pts. Been a long development from cork and glue to the final miniatures, but I'm very happy with how they have turned out.

Troop of Spectres.

Horde of Fiends.

Horde of Bloodworms.

Regiment of Phantoms.

Horde of Butchers.

From left to right Horror, Void Lurker, Horror, Shadow Hulk.

Some more single photographs of the units.

Planar Apparition on far left.

Still not entirely sure that I won't at some point give some of the units a wash of one colour or another, but this is last post of the army unless they appear in a recorded game.

Monday 29 January 2018

D&D 5e: The Blue Boar Inn

Not exactly the beginning scene in our first game of D&D last night, but very close. The characters, detailed later, traveled to Sagan a small village on the Isle of Cal and after some hairy moments in the woods, they arrived at the Inn below for beers and food.

Mateus, the proprietor, and his wife Millie and their son Nob run the Blue Boar and seemed a friendly bunch, although our heroes night of repose was interrupted by the news that the wizard Morpius had been murdered and his daughter Arianne, kidnapped. The quest begins...

I used the same method of making the interior building walls as I did the dungeon wall set, just modeled wood and plaster instead.

The base was a bit last minute for the session on Saturday but have some board sections I'll use in the future.

What I like about this is that I can make a whole variety of Inns and Taverns from this set and a few more bits and they are very "playable", but still give the feel of a building. Also I had this all set up on the base so when the players entered the Inn it was instant, I didn't have to spend 5 minutes building the thing- hate that.

All the tables and chimney, food, barrels etc I made for Quest some years ago, knew they would come in handy again :-)

Made a new bespoke front door, all good fun.

Mateus behind the bar, Millie serving drinks and locals having a brew. Oh and the largest bucket in all Christendom stood on the bar?

Saturday 27 January 2018

D&D 5e: New Campaign

Just before Xmas last year we began a new D&D campaign with Lee as our game master again, he does a great job. I posted a couple of times about some of the characters that I was involved in creating models for, mainly my character Manny Ram.

This campaign saw us setting off as a group of disgruntled pirates who decided to mutiny and throw their useless captain overboard. Unfortunately our captain worked for a pirate overlord who sent a faster ship to bring us back into the fold. We narrowly managed to escape.

The most recent session we had saw us held up at a small island, looking for an artifact of some sort among the jungle communities.  

This has been making me think more and more about the game that started me playing fantasy games back in 1975 when when I was 13. It really has been my first love for a very long time but there have been years where I have not played at all and certainly not GM ed. Well it seems that this has all changed and shortly I will be starting to GM a campaign of my own. I have to say I'm quite nervous, as I want to do a good job for the players.

I will be doing some campaign logs and taking some pictures to show how it is progressing. One inspiration for me has to be Lee for GM ing so many exciting and thought provoking games over the last year and the other is Matthew Colville whose You Tube channel is excellent, can't recommend it enough.

I will be posting maps, character info, NPC info and campaign updates as often as I can, along with pictures of the sessions.

At the same time I will be posting occasionally about our games with Lee in his campaign world too.

This is all tempered by the fact that I am helping out over at Lukes APS 3 or 4 days a week, hence the time I have for making and posting my own stuff has been cut into. I will post some pictures of some of our most recent commissions from there too.

 I am really pleased that I'm getting this chance to return to my first love and playing D&D, look forward to many fun games. Cheers for reading.

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Saga: The Irish are on the warpath

A little while ago I bought an Irish warband from Footsore Miniatures, they really appealed to me as the models are all individual, then I noticed some hounds for sale on Ebay and now have a 5 point list developing. (not all the hounds are individual)

Started to put them together and here I am so far. Still a way to go.

Non of the models come with bases, so I got down to cutting my own.

Warhounds, which count as warriors.


The whole warband, all their bases made and built up ready to be undercoated.


Warriors. Luckily I had a load of spears left over from my GB Vikings box set otherwise they would be like the undercoated figure at the rear with wire spear.





The whole warband all ready to be undercoated. Next month sees the release of the new Saga rules and I am looking forward to getting my hands on those.

Lastly, I'm going to create my slingers, levi, from some left over Foundry Greeks. Here's my first attempt. Should take the list to 6 points in total.

I added, the sling, too large presently, his extra hair, still needs more adding to the front, and I added a bag for his ammunition.

Still looks too Greek or even Egyptian at the moment. This will be the last unit I make for a while.