tiistai 30. huhtikuuta 2013

Saga, and how to avoid painting an army.

I bought Saga rules, northern fury armybook and jomsviking / viking dice set. The rules are fun and fast to learn, and filled with testosterone. Jomsvikings are the biggest reason I got the set though. Viking mercenaries . There is two words that somehow just rhyme :)

Well, as it happens, jomsvikings do not get levies and archers, so my recently bought 30ish viking archers are useless.. So instead of doing anything useful for my warband I thought I'd pimp up my warlord. He'll be standing on a larger base, but be detachable, so I can change him if I get more intimidating model. The base will have a runestone that I sculpted from baked sculpey. Sculpey is perfect, it bends, but with sufficient force, will break like stone (more or less). After baking it is easily carveable and cuts easily.

I looked few pictures to get some idea how they looked in real life. I went with a dragon with random runes .

I drew the image with a pencil and carved it with hobby knife, brushed it clean, glued it to the base, and washed it with nuln oil to see how it turned out.

Nuln oil brings out the pattern nicely, ready for painting.

Warlord in his place
Next up is basing and painting. I'll go with grey stone and red image, it seems to be the prevalent combination. I really hope I can keep up the intrest for few days to finnish it..

sunnuntai 14. huhtikuuta 2013

Mork 'n Thorg

My next Blood Bowl game is against experienced norse team, so I get loads of inducements. To pack a bigger punch, I'm taking mr. M Thorg!

keskiviikko 10. huhtikuuta 2013

Descent 8.4

We managed to play another 2 games of decent, finished the first quest and started the second. Its pretty cool game, closest match IMO would be mmorpg like WoW or Guild Wars, holy trinity with tanks, healers and DPS seem to work nicely, and everything seems to be in balance.

Our runemaster got couple of new items, and begun resembling more of a tactical nuke in the last game, blasting away massive AOE while our druidy character used crowd control to keep them pesky dragons within his sights. The rest of us hung back and waited for teh l00t.

Thats me smacking the dragon with my Uber hammer!
2 tanky chars holding the door while runemaster is casting

Evil overlord is moving his minions



perjantai 5. huhtikuuta 2013

Nice little painting e-book

I stubled upon a nice little book in itunes bookstore: Miniature painting by R. Kaple.
The book itself is not very big, but the price is below 3€.
It contains instructions to both beginning and advanced painters, the topics include prepping miniatures, color theory, NMM and more.
In addition to normal text based explanations, there is well done little videos of various techniques that illustrate them better than just images and text.
The information contained is nothing one cannot scavenge from teh intewebs, but the presentation is clear and easy to absorb.
The quality and price combined make this a very attractive buy indeed, so do yourself a favor and check it out.

tiistai 2. huhtikuuta 2013

Descent demo game

Mika hosted a demo game of Descent 2 in our club yesterday. We played two missions and I started to get the hang of it. I'll definately want to play more of it, I want need to level up my cleric and get phat l00t for him!
The game itself is nice, fast paced, and seems to suit us non RPG people very well.
Intro mission

Bash in those goblin heads, green little bastards!

Flames of War Batrep, or how to lose a game in 1st turn..

I played FoW after a short break. I tried US trained tanks for the first time. I was facing rota razvedki, the same list and opponent who had beaten my gepanzerte panzerpionier to pulp in our last tournament.

maanantai 1. huhtikuuta 2013

Troll and NMM training

 Its been quiet in the painting front, I have not been really bothered to either play or paint as much as usually. I have been however practising NMM to the troll's trophies. They are supposed to be metal plates with engraved faces in them, so they are perfect for the task.