Tuesday 27 July 2021

What a load of Walls...


For the last week until I had to isolate again I had been working on some stone walls for myself and for Geek Gaming Scenics.

These were constructed from the slate chippings that we sell, superglued together onto a lolly stick cut into 4" lengths.

I made 4 sets and here are all the different faces for your walling delight.

I then used sand and glue to mortar them together so there were no holes as we intend making molds of these to use in projects.

Some GS was also used in the deep gaps to lend strength and support.

Without the mortar, start of the build.

At the same time I had been experimenting with different ways of making walls other than the way I usually did. So while I was waiting for the slate chipping variation to dry I had a go at creating some with foamboard , having stripped off the backing paper.

Very regular and the glue left from the paper interferes with the rounding process, but I will be doing some further experiments to see if I can get round that. Probably just needs a bit of light sanding.

As another side project I had been reworking some low interior walls I made for D&D ages ago, slicing them in two, length wise and reworking the rubbish face left over.

All the walls I made at 25mm.

When I downloaded all these pictures I was very careful to get them in the correct order, so I thought, but in reality they are all over the shop, sorry if they seem a bit random....its because I am :-)

Sunday 11 July 2021

Cottage/Shop front for DnD and...


What started as a simple construction, and one which I was not happy with, has undergone quite a few changes and now has many uses.

I have extended the roof, detailed the inside walls and added wood beams, but the most interesting bits are the partial, ruined side walls and the ruined floor for the second floor. It now resembles and fits in with the other ruins I have recently been making.

This means that I can still use it for DND as originally designed but I can also use it for Frostgrave and even Kings of War as ruins.

Also it stores a lot easier than the full cottages I have made in the past, which I like very much. I have started to add these features to a second town house with 2 floors. Will be painting this hopefully at the end of the week.

I much prefer to have multiple uses for my builds, I have to say I am much happier with this model now.

Saturday 3 July 2021

KOW: Orc Civil War

Nearly a month ago now I finally got to play a game of Kings of War with my friend Mick over in Leeds. It has been a very long time in coming and it was a fun evening.

As you can tell from the title and the initial pictures it was an Orc on Orc clash and in many respects the armies were very similar. I think I had a few more units of chaff, but that was about it.
Both our generals were riding winged Slashers, we both had units of Gore riders, Trolls, Giants and plenty of Morax, Greataxe and Axe

Sorry about the blurry pictures I was excited to be playing.

I  got the first turn and tentatively moved up.... but they were Orcs Darryl what on earth were you thinking????

After a couple of turns shifting about we were getting close to shooting a bit, which turned out to be pants.

Having thrown out all my chaff, Mick decided it was time to kill it all off.

It was at this point that combat was joined and I managed to wound Micks various units about the amount that you would expect.

However the first 4 nerve rolls I made for Micks troops were ridiculous, everyone was either and 11 or 12! Looking below you can see that Micks troops took a battering on my right flank, although they stood their ground on the left.

Mick's troops mounted a come back on the right, but in the main I managed to survive the onslaught.

The Giant and my Gore riders were exchanging wounds, blow for blow, until Mick's giant stomped all over the riders. Ah well lads better luck next time.

However on the right flank apart from the Warlord and his Flagger, the rest of Mick's green horde had bitten the dust.

That brought us to the end of the turn and the end of the game. Mick felt I had won, even though the tide was turning on the left flank, so we called it a night.

It was a fun game and there was lots to laugh about. We both had to look stuff up in the rule book, both being very rusty, and very old, but look forward to another game. 
Perhaps not Orcs V Orcs next time. think my Nature army needs reworking and bringing out.