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.


  1. Love the terrain...those statues are great! Also the figs! I asked on the Lead Adventure forums but I'll ask here, too...where are the ape and sabre-tooth from? I also really like those tribesmen! So much cool stuff!!

  2. Dark arts i think the gorrila the sabretooth is reaper i think or DZ the tribes men are perry Sudan tribes men with GW undead heads and some green putty thank you for comments and view

  3. And the cave woman?

    Love the set up here. I may have to look up these rules.

  4. Hasslefree miniature re- worked