Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Count Zero and the floating island of the Amazons

 Wicked weather so decided on a game i had in my head for ages, using  Howard Whitehouse Astounding tales again (its easy and works fine for me in my strange worlds i create).
Count Zero and his  motley gang of villains plan to  revel the hidden  lands of the  Amazons of  Luna and using his Either flyer he plans to  wreak the cloaking shield there fore   relieving the island and all its treasures he can plunder. the Amazons plan to engage him in the air using there flyers and some tricks and suprises for the  man called the "Devil himself"
 Count Zero aided by his  female slayer the  psychotic  Verina strikes to the floating island 
 The Amazon queen and her braves  will stop him 

  2 flyers (Ironclad miniatures) loaded with Amazons
 the heavely armed  villans  know there fire power out strips the Amazon bows and courage
 the floating idol it power devices the location of the  land of Luna
 as Zeros  ship draws close the Amazons appear and  his  men open fire on the flyers

 Gun shots fail to stop the advancing  flyers but  Zeros ship get close
 The queens flyer lands fisrt and her braves rush to attack the invaders
 the second flyer  out flanks and her crew hope to board the  Ironship the  champion ugers her  braves to strike without mercy to the invaders
 the  Amazon braves fire on the  villains dropping some to there poisen arrows others seek hand to hand
 Zeros men fall  Verina scream for the  crew to "shoot them down you worthless idiots" she  jumps the gap on to the floating island to face the  Amazons herself
 2 Braves fall to the  lead from the crew
 the second flyer  pulls along side as the captin in the iron flyer gives the order to "repel boarders" the Amazons  fire and charge jumping the gap one girl falls to her doom
 Verina cuts down a Amazon her deadly skills no match to the brave
 the Iron ships crew are taken some fall as the Amazon champion leaps aboard 
 gun fore rakes the  red flyer and some are taken down but the fight presses on
 Zero jump and  fires on the  amazon his deadly  pistols  killing all before him
 as he is empty he surveys he  got all the Amazons in his sights
 Verina slays another  girl then looks to her new prey the Amazon Queen
 the Amazon champion aboard the  iron ship  shudder then is transformed into a deadly wear beast who charges and rips open a crew man without  mercy

 the Amazons show there  secret
 Verina and the Queen face off both skilled ther blows are blocked and dodged
 a lone amazon takes out a crewman
 the champion dives and charges Zero who casually turns and face then fires stopping dead the  fearful beast woman
 the Queen transform's as her champion as the lone Amazon strikes Verina who's blade cuts her down enough distraction for the Queen to fell the insane  woman
 the Queen sees Count Zero and offer a challenge
 the Despot  shoots her down with his pistols without mercy or care
 the Iron ship Captin emerges and shoots the last  Amazon down victory to Count Zero, he deactivates the cloaking shield now he will plunder the Amazons island???
Loads of fun and  worked very well again, i like the system alot....

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Jhary-a-Conel, SDZA, Adventure time part 2 and some fantasy

 Got this  eternal companion and painted up very old citadel miniature to add to my collection Jhary-a-conel, you forget how good these were in the day
 My one of my best friends SDZA Rangers he sent me perfect miniatures and joy to paint
 Part 2 of my Adventure time creations 
 Another xmas present part painted from the dark Elves shrine set some brilliant  figures

Finished at last for my Empire of the Petal throne a  palanquin  priest

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Ka-zar and the Bride of Tak the Man-God

 I have planned to do more games and AARs this year so here we go . I returned to one of my old favourite rules systems Astounding tales by Howard Whitehouse a wonderful pulp game and works so well for the genre. also My Lucid eye miniatures shoved me into a savage land adventure, adapting the first scenario in the main rules it had native and a captured woman held by a mighty beast/ I picked  Ka-zars team himself Shanna, Cave woman, Ceaser and the mighty Zabu the sabre tooth.
Yes Ka-zar is one of my all time favourite characters since the Marvel black and white  magazines of the 80s 
 The natives a chief  shaman scary lady  warrioress and 12 tribes men who guard there man god the   huge ape Tak who has  taken Lady Mireille as his bride
 I placed 3 location to search to find the neast lair only a 5-6 on aD6 would revel or the last one would be the local
 Setting up the groups of tribesmen on the table i then rolled to see where Ka-zars team would arrive

 the game sequence is run by cards and gives a great twist to the game either 1 miniature is moved or all per card also the end turn is run by 2 cards being turned to end the  turn. It does work well.

Ka-zar enters and is rushed by a tribesman hoping to get  great honour in killing the jungle lord
 he does not stand a chance against the mighty  Ka-zar "who all he kills"
 2 more join to over power the  jungle lord
 the rest rush to the  area to stop the  enemy before thye gain a foot hold
 Where Ka-zar is also the mighty Zabu ho charges the tribes men aiding his master

 Ceaser and  rushed and  is checking out the locals as the distraction of the fight takes place
 Ka-zar leave Zabu to do his deadly work and powers inot the tibes men he slay one out right
 Zabu makes short work of the 2 tribes men but the chief charges and attacks the  sabre tooth
 the tribes men are no match for Ka-zar who fall before him

 the  shamn uges her warriors on the  female warrior prepares for battle
 Zabu mauls and tears at the chief whos courage is not faltered by  fighting the  beast
 Ka-zar stands  surrounded by dead warriors untouched
 Cave woman has climbed the  cliff to find the last local
 With a roar Zabu slays the chief 
 Shanna strikes the champions 
 more charge Ka-zar he  stands and takes them head long
 like the other they are  no match to him
 a lone trines man take on Cave woman
 the warrioress is slain by the jungle lord as the shaman twists and weaves in combat with the jungle lord
 Zabu free of the combat strikes bu the shamaness is fast her deadly blade wounding the beast

 But as he returns the stike she is slain buy the  sabre-toothed
 Cave woman kills the  warrior on the hill
 as the man god Tak appears Ka-zar rushes to fight the   beast
 Tak is powerful and his blows wound the  jungle lord 
 Cave woman jumps from the hill and delivers a wound to the  once invincible  Tak
 Shannas spear also strikes hoe but he still stands and tears at his opponents with savage fury
 a blow send Ka- zar out as Zabu charges hoping to  get past the beasts claws and teeth
 but Zabu wounded is also  felled by the  man god he  is badly wounded but still leathal
 Cave girl sikes and is also wounded by the  fearsome beast is all lost?
 another hit she is gone but shanna  strikes hard and the mighty Tak falls at last
 Victory Ka-zar and  Zabu will revcover  fromthe battle and the  lady Mireille is saved from Tak's attentions..

Great fun game and does reflect the Pulp world, more i think this year loved the system and  game play i would suggest to anyone who wishes a chnage or just a good  afternoons  entertainment thank you Howard.