Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Conan game playtests

 Decided to play test my new game and on reading and watching videos  I laid it out, and got into it!
 The first scenarios is to rescue a princess from a Pict village I played this 3 times and  won the last the other I ran out of time , after game turns I  found the game play very easy and the combat has to be exact , the use of gems is so important and you do run out fast. Scenario one is not easy.
 Dice rolls like this when you can leve makes short work of  enemies.
 That sorts out enemies also (holy hand grenade of Antioch?)

 The last game Conan just cut a path through the mage  character Hadrathus is very powerful on the heroes side.

 Second Scenario is a trap to kill Belit on her ship the Tigress, is actually very well thought our involving jumping from one ship to another,. Monolith published the revised rules in English so after a read through I set about again in the days of high adventure.
 The players screens are  as all  excellent quality
 Conan and his  friend Shevatas made short work of the pirates
 the hand grenade again made great use
  The pirate captain lasted a bit longer but Conan sent him to Crom, the allocation of  gems makes you think about a killing blow and  the dice some times don't roll but it is  a great system 
The Evil mage even transforming into a demon  made no use as  Belit was saved

Conclusion: Very enjoyable game loads of ideas and the game play work  for me, I have been a Huge Conan fan since the 60s so I have  scenarios in my head and other ideas for this game . If you are a Conan fan and gamer then this  is a must. 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Zombiecide game and Conan game at last

 I wanted to play Zombiecide black plague for a ling time and   purchased it before xmas my son s getting me expansions, me and Alec have so far  enjoyed every game . very entertaining and  we plan to  move up to the next levels. I recommend this  the quality is outstanding

Today at last I got another game i have wanted for a time I ordered  one of Ebay only to like 12 others be  shafted by a fraudster, Paypal and Ebay refunded me and I today received a copy of the deluxe version from Crazycat games, it is huge and weighs a ton. So all ends well, more on this and  Zombiecide soon.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Me Drawing at Crisis Antwerp Nov 2016

Had a wonderful surprise today Maria at Foundry sent me  a video of me Drawing Alex at Crisis .

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Box wars part 1 (Dragon Rampant )

 As many know I have a vast collection of miniatures and  wanted for a long time to use  at least some that have never seen the table top. I have a huge Heroclix collection and  file boxes full so ..
Time is with me I  looked over the wonderful Dragon rampart and made up 2 forces from my Heroclix and  Shadowking  file boxes. basic fight scenario on a 3X3
 Shadowkings(Elite foot) force himself, Ro-man (Greater war beast) Deadend (light shooters), Flashman(bellicose foot) and Sir Alec (heavy missiles)
 The Heroclix, Bats (elite foot), Omac, (Elite foot),, Red hood (Light foot/ shoot), She hulk, and Black Swan (Bellacose) 
 The Clix easy move on the table
 Sir Alecls group find there targets in the ruins
 Flashes  gang run to engage
 "Fire at will" (why is it always poor Will) Alecs group spots she hulks group and fires
 3 of she hulks gang are felled she rolls courage and this happens
 Red hood tries to avenge and fails a shoot roll
 Flashman charges in
 he defeats the Red hood who after retreating fails miserabley his courage roll joining She hulk
 Black Swans  group must charge the might Ro-mans gang
 they force them back slaying one of the monsters
 Bats must act and he  charges into Flashman
 Wiping him out
 Black Swan again attacks her group shoving Ro-man back again

 Bats attempts to finish Ro-man but fails and is  himself threw back
 Wolff makes his move battering the  Batman
 he fails and is removed
 Dead end fires at Omac's gang reducing them with very lucky shots
 he falls back retreating and  fails again
Ro-man chases off the  last band, victory to the Shadowking. 

Very  enjoyable little book keeping and it  was what i needed fun. more mad games to come. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Burning of Prospero painted up so far

 Enjoyed painting up the superb miniatures in the new GW "Burning of Prospero "set, the detail and components are the best so far. here is the Sisters of Silence with great swords and my son commented not only for 30k-40K but would make great fantasy models for games etc. elegant miniatures with loads of style.
 The mighty Custodians huge miniatures with power and  force
 Added to my Sons of Horus army the MKIII space matines in the set , I wanted them as basic Space marines and  15 is a good number.
Size compared to a marine

Monday, 21 November 2016

Blood-Maw, chaos warriors and a Nokiluka, painted up

 Treated myself and  ordered some of the  miniatures from Mierce, I wanted the huge Blood maw for a time and well he is worth it!, hulking monster  great to paint and will feature in my games.

 This one is  a gift from Dave Stone and wargames terrain workshop Nokiluka fantastic and strange enough for my worlds

 Another Mierce miniature  huge  Barbarian, also great to paint 

 Armoured chaos babe which well could not resisit she paints up great as all the line do.
 Chaos warrior type just a great miniature loads of character and attitude.

All painted using Foundry paints and some GW  enjoyable to work on