Saturday, 30 December 2017

Scythe board game.

Last night at the Creative Biscuit Tim pulled out his new toy . . . . Scythe.

What seemed really daunting at first turned out to be an absolute cracking game!

It was so good we all agreed to play it again straight away despite it being close to 11pm by the time we finished the first game.

We flew through the second game and the sixth star was layed on the board just after 12.30am!

I have read a few reviews this morning and I feel it is well deserving of all the awards and nominations it has received.

What a cracking way to finish off a great year of gaming.

Just wanted to once again wish everyone a happy and productive new year!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Mortal Engines 2018

So this dropped last night . . . . .

Really enjoyed reading the books (including all the spin offs) and hope this is both in keeping with the books as well as being financially viable as I would love to see a series of these films.

Hopefully it will not end up like the John Carter movie.

Could do without another series of books I loved being dragged through the mud by Hollywood.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

4ground: A&D Hardware store kit, completed.

With all the family going loopy over 'Strictly come dancing' it was decided we would have a little gathering for the final last Saturday.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. More Sepulchral Guard and some Western town folk!

Been chipping away at the pile of grey shame this week and despite the early nights have got some bits done.

Below are the 'Sepulchral guard' as they currently stand.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sunday, 26 November 2017

SAGA. Sacred ground, Warmachine: Company of Iron and Shadespire!

This Friday saw Macca and I continue our SAGA campaign.

This battle would see us play the 'Sacred ground' scenario, fielding 6 point armies.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Warhammer Fantasy. 'Fell blade' Charlie Vs Capt. Guthook!!

Last Sunday Phil and I finally managed to squash our beef.

We decided to use the forces we would have fielded during the final battle.

This would mean that I would have a points advantage but as Phil texted me "Blood in the Badlands is never fair"!

I just wondered if it would be enough to tip the balance in my favour?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Random chips from the cupboard of doom!

It's been a quiet week on the hobby front.

Last week as I was about to take the kids to Thaiboxing the Wife piped up with "Oh WE just need to  . . . . . . " and that was the end of my weekend (she is talking to me right now as I'm trying to blog this 😈).

Anyway through the week I did manage to finish off some bits.

First up is an Ogre Irongut musician.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Warhammer Fantasy. Ogres Vs Chaos 2500 point throwdown!

Last Sunday saw Lee and I cross swords over a game of WHF 8th edition.

Lee had a 2500 point chaos list written up so that's what we threw down with.

Battle report after the break . . . . .

Monday, 30 October 2017

By da skin of me teef. George Orkwell, my Orctober entry!

I was going to give Orctober a miss this year but then the clocks went back and I decided to put the extra hour to good use.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

'Storm of Sigmar' box set all painted up

I appear to be on a bit of a roll this half term with another complete set of miniatures finished up.

This time it is the 'Storm of Sigmar' box set I bought a couple of weeks ago.

First up the three Liberators

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Monday, 23 October 2017

Warhammer Underworlds Shadespire, Khornite Warband, Garrek's Reavers

Had these finished since Sunday but have been waiting ages for a decent stint of sunlight to take some pictures.

Unfortunately it has remained cloudy and grey in London so I have bitten the bullet and tried to take some photos today.

Here they are after the break. . .

Friday, 20 October 2017

SAGA. The battle of the ford!

This Thursday saw Macca and I continue our SAGA campaign.

With Macca winning the first game (scenario one), I needed to force the crossing of a river.

Monday, 16 October 2017

5 Reasons the Age of Sigmar, 'Storm of Sigmar' boxset is great!

It's no secret that I am super hyped about 'Shadespire' being released on the 21st of October.

With this is mind I dropped into a GW store Saturday to place and pay for my pre-order.

While there two things happened; one I stopped worrying about the future of our hobby as the place was RAMMED with kids AND two I spotted this on the shelf. . . .

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Blood in the Badlands; secret sparring session.

Not being quite ready to walk away from the Badlands yet I have decided to blog the secret sparring session Lee and I had before the final storming of the Fastness.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Week 16. The storming of the flying fastness!

Standing upon the Arcane Fulcrum, the Butcher Bloodsky had an unprecedented view of the battle field below him.

Four great armies were arrayed beneath him.

The Fey Folk in their glittering armour stood upon the walls of the occupied flying fastness.

Across the field a mass of green allies(?) bellowed into the morning mist, their challenge resounding across the vista.

To his left the sodden Skaven shivered in the morning chill; or was that fear from having to run the gauntlet to gain the flying fastness?

Directly below him, the sweating mass of his Guthook tribe had mustered, their greedy eyes scanning the feast of flesh before them.

The Butcher Bloodsky looked up and scanned the sky above him. He studied the alignment of the slowly dwindling stars, met the eye of Captain Guthook and nodded his head in affirmation.

The stars were aligned, the portents from the heavens were good, the final battle could begin!!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Warhammer Underworlds, Shadespire!

I think I am about to officially lose my shit over this game!

Skirmish game . . . . . . . CHECK

Monday, 2 October 2017

Falling back into old habits! Warmachine

Sunday just gone was supposed to be the conclusion of the epic 'Blood in the Badlands' campaign we have been playing through. . . . . .

Then Phil had some family obligations and Lano woke up Sunday morning to find a naked dude in his Girlfriend's bathtub covered in (his own) puke and poo!!

For the reasons above we decided to postpone the final game (DRATS!!!!!. . . . Lano has no idea how much it cost me to bribe that fella to crap himself in the tub!!!!!).

It turned out Lee and I ended up having a game of Warmachine.

After the cut are some action shots. . . . . . . .

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

By SIGMAR it flies!!!!!! Fozzriks flying fastness.

With the conclusion of the Blood in the Badlands campaign happening this Sunday I figured we needed something worth fighting over!

So here we are, Fozzriks flying fastness.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

SAGA . . . . . .The eh . . . . saga!

With the resurgence of Warmahordes among the members of the Armoury gaming club Macca had the great idea of him and I playing through a SAGA campaign where we just play each of the scenarios in turn.

Round 1 'Kill the Warlord'!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Another cracking night at the Creative Biscuit, South Woodford . . . . . . .

 . . . . . except for Tim. . . . . .

 . . . . who had his entire battlegroup shot off the table in the second turn for a 4 way game of Warmahordes!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Blood in the Bad lands. Week 15. What's so civil about war anyway?

This Sunday with none of Lee's or my armies directly contesting any of the Blood in the Badlands tiles we decided to have an Empire show down in preperation for the ''reconquest of Solland' campaign.

1500 points of Empire it is then . . . .

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Legends of the Old West. Making a bank withdrawl.

This Friday my brother and I managed to meet up for another game of 'Legends of the Old West'.

With the Lawmen running for their lives last game the Outlaws decide to make an unauthorised withdrawl from the Mare Street bank!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Week 14. The Empire strikes back.

With only two games to go before the conclusion of the Blood in the Badlands campaign Phil and I decided to have a throw down despite none of our armies contesting any tiles.

Because of this Phil decided to field an Empire army so he could get his eye in with them before the next campaign kicks off in earnest.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Legends of the Old West. The return of the Duke!

I had two choices Tuesday . . . . Go into work one day early to get myself sorted for the new academic year OR play little soldiers?

Easy choice really!!!!

After the mauling of the Duke's previous warband he had spent the time on the run collecting all sorts of desperado's to implement his revenge.

Tell Earp the Duke was set to return to 'Mare Street' and Death was riding with him!

Monday, 28 August 2017

Warhammer Fantasy , 2000 point throw down!

Last week Lee and I had a chance to meet up at Lano's to have a 2000 point throw down!

With the four generals of the Badlands scattered to the four winds during the summer break Lee and I decided to try out something new.

Our next campaign will see the four of us play a campaign in the desolation that was previously Solland.

Phil, Lee and I will be playing Imperial forces while Lano has opted for Vampires!

With this in mind Lee wanted to play test a new Imperial army list while I was desperate to get some practise in with my 'Hunter' list for the Badlands campaign.

Only one thing for it . . . . FIGHT . . . . . FIGHT . . . . . . . . FIGHT! 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Legends of the Old West. Hang 'em high!

With the Outlaw Bill captured it was decided that my remaining Outlaws (all THREE of them) would attempt to rescue him from the hangman's noose!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Legends of the Old West. Back to Dodge City!

With the Summer hols in full swing my brother and I got a chance to meet up for a game of 'Legends of the Old West'.

We tried to fly through a full campaign. We failed but squeezed at least two games in.

Kicked off with two new posse's and the classic 'High Noon' scenario.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Something old . . . . something new.

Despite it being the summer hols I have not been smashing through the lead mountain.

Usually I get the majority of my painting done during the six weeks hols but apart from building and painting 'Fozzriks Gatehouse' my painting mojo has been pretty low.

One thing I have got finished up is this brute of a Stonehorn which has absorbed far too much of my time with the brush.

Well at least that is two of my three generals finished for my Badlands armies.

For a change of palette, yesterday I decided to dig into the 'cupboard of doom' to find and finish the oldest piece of lead in there, in one sitting.

It turned out to be this lunp of lead below which is a 1990 Grenadier Miniatures, Barbarian.

Anyone else think he looks a bit too much like the Heroquest Barbarian?

So twenty seven years later it finally gets a coat of paint and finished!

I have destinct memories of buying it from the top floor of Hamleys in Regent Street when it used to have a modeling section!

So here he is my oldest (until recently) unpainted miniature next to my newest painted miniature.

Here is one final look at the Stonehorn and hopefully it will see some action before the end of the Badlands campaign.

Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 190

Miniatures bought 113
341 miniatures to go

Monday, 7 August 2017

Blood in the Badlands. Game 12. Geheimnisnacht. Autumn scenario, the battle for Fozzrik's Gatehouse.

Despite his bravado Captain Guthook could not help but be amazed by the ethereal tower that had materialised before them with the rising of the sun.

Even the snorting Cygor the Slaughtermaster had bound to their cause stared at the sky in wonder! It's single eye surveying colours his brutish mind could not even begin to comprehend.

Guthook stared down the line of the Ogres and his Orc allies which had mustered for this battle and smiled. Within the massed ranks titans of legend towered above their temporary masters, their minds subjugated to their cause through scrolls of binding.

Guthook winked at his half brother 'Big Eric' as horns blared up and down the line signalling the advance. Soon the Gatehouse would be theirs and therefore they would be one step closer to getting their hands on that bloody flying fastness!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fozzrik's Gate house. Blood in the Badlands.

By Sigmar!! It FLIES!!!!!!!

Still giggly and silly from the wonders of BOYL 2017 and knowing Geheimnisnacht is due this weekend in the Badlands I wanted to create something a bit special for the game.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

BOYL 2017. The Photo dump

So this Sunday I was up bright and early to begin the drive up to the 'lead belt' and visit the Foundry for 'Bring out your lead' 2017.

The weather was gorgeous and the roads clear so it was a lovely drive and a great beginning to the day.

As always I had that little tingle of anticipation as I walked towards the main marquee and thought about what wonders would be on display on the alpha tables.

My word I was not going to be disappointed as this year everyone had brought their 'A game'!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Back from the land of the Dragon (Not Westeros but Wales).

Just returned from a caravanning holiday in Wales .

The weather was what we would call 'bracing'! so my son and I ended up inside playing a LOT of Ultramarine so it was not all bad.

At one point we even got the wife playing.

Little fella was adept with the event cards by the end of the week and would often hit me with 'triple whammys'!

Now back home and having a break in the weather I have some chips from the lead mountain to present.

First up my Ogre Kingdoms BSB.

It is a kit bash of various GW and Titan forge bits.

Second up is my completed 'Hunter' from the Icewind Assault box set.

I will be using him as a 'Lore of Beasts' Slaughter master in the Blood in the Badlands campaign.

I also finished up this Titan Forge cauldron as a bit of a speed paint.

Lano and I have been snapping these up cheap on eBay to use as Cauldrons of boiling oil for our siege games.

I will also use mine as unit fillers as they also fit the Ogre theme.

Finally some Gnobblars I sort of finished by accident while waiting for various ink washes and such to dry.

Off to have a mooch around BOYL tomorrow so expect a photo dump of mad cap photos in the upcoming days.

Now the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 188

Miniatures bought 104
334 miniatures to go!
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