Necromunda resurfaced

Last week some friends finally met up to try the new ruleset. Great fun was had. I brought my team of Orlocks, the Efty Efties. That stands for the Ferra Terra Farers and Traders, a loose network of hired guns and caravan guards that are associated with Orlock. Doing their dirty work. Realised the hard way that they were ill equipped, needs more autoguns and heavy stubbers. Thats added to the list. Lost all three games I played in but a lot of good fun was had. The new rules are nice, like the fact that you alternate activation. Its great. When we´re more acquainted with the stats of the weapons I do believe everything will run even more smoothly.

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So what about the goals for 2017?
Blog posts, set out to do 27. Did 16. That´s OK.
Paint 100 minis (did 85 in 2016 and about 50 in 2015). Did 103 actually, so that´s fine.
Play games and write about them here. Yes.

Pledge for 2018 will be the same:
At least 16 posts, finish painting 103 miniatures but dont forget to play games.

Now when that is out the way, let´s focus on the big thing Necromunda is back.
I´m now starting to see Necroumunda everywhere in my everyday life, at the playground for instance. Checking the recycle bin for useful terrain pieces and looting broken kid´s toys. Now is the time to start actually do something with that loot. Or throw away some of it.

Last week some friends finally met up to try the new ruleset. Great fun was had. I brought my team of Orlocks, the Efty Efties. That stands for the Ferra Terra Farers and Traders, a loose network of hired guns and caravan guards that are associated with Orlock. Doing their dirty work. Realised the hard way that they were ill equipped, needs more autoguns and heavy stubbers. Thats added to the list. Lost all three games I played in but a lot of good fun was had. The new rules are nice, like the fact that you alternate activation. Its great. When we´re more acquainted with the stats of the weapons I do believe everything will run even more smoothly.
Here are some pics from that day.

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My friend Jox did the scratchbuilt terrain and it is even more nice in person. I provided the terrain from last edition and as a matter of fact those bulkheads havent been painted until now. It was really a rush job, cheap acrylics to start with then wash with different washes. Im thinking of adding some chipping and drybrushin and perhaps some graffiti on them before they are varnished and called done. There are some more terrain in the pipeline, but they will be smaller and made to go with the cardboards. Like shanty town shacks and some shops. The idea is that it will be a part of the hive that is bordering the Ash Wastes as well, a friend has a beautiful desert mat. Im thinking of calling that section of the hive Barters junktion, just to have a name for it. I will also add some vehicles I think. Rumour has it from Open day that there will be rules for civilians later on, love that idea. First I need to finish painting my crew though.

82 miniatures in 6 weeks challenge

Some friends are arranging a small Age of Sigmar tournament as an incentive for getting more things painted up. Tournaments are also a real cost efficient way to get some table top time. During a day you can manage quite a few games, which is always a good thing. With the new generals handbook coming to AoS I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get on board.
Since I already hade a sizeable Orcs & Goblin army so i thought that shouldnt be a problem. Thing is that it all needed rebasing because of the exploding world phenomenon. Going through the pile looking for suitable miniatures to represent my general I went for an older orc shaman, one I hadn´t painted yet.
The miniature in question was the orc shaman riding a war wyvern from Marauder miniatures range. But instead he´ll be mounted on a sabretooth tiger (with an additional head added), counting as a war boar which is a legitimate option on the orc great shaman warscroll.

I also realised that there were quite a substantial amount of unpainted lead in the vault. So instead of just rebasing I entertained the idea of painting instead of rebasing and in doing so making my greenskin collection even greater. But most important greener.
So all in all there´s about 82 miniatures to do before the tournament which is only 6 weeks away. Will it suffice? Hope so, if time runs out I might just rebase some of the already painted stuff but that´s plan B.

First out are a bunch of black orcs scuplted by Nick Lund. The miniatures are from Grenadier, Chronicle N11 and the Citadel regiments of renown (Eeza Ugezod´s mother crushers RR18) series.
They will be accompanied by Jes Goodwins Despoiling hobgoblins of the Darkland (RR 15) and some newly sculpted Feral Goblins by Kevin Adams from Knightmare Miniatures. Some c36 Hobgoblins ill also be there.
All of these will form a 60 heads strong horde of Gitmob Grots for the purpose of the game.

This is how far I´ve come now:


It will be 1000 points in total, and apart from the general and the grots there will be trolls/troggoths, orcs/orruks, ogres/ogors, a boar chariot and some gore-gruntas (a sort of orc boar boyz). It will be some sort of grand alliance of Destruction, and it will be awesome.

 

Orctober!

48th painted mini of the year, coach of the team Vilda OrchIdéer!

  
The model is from last years Orclahoma Bowl, theyve done a Starplayer called Cromnard Dung.

RN Estudios from spain is the sculptor.

Here he is from behind:

  
Next weekend is the EuroBowl and EurOpen in Örebro, I’m really excited. Together with jox and kaju we’ll be competing as Borlänge Fantastisk Foul.

Also bloodbowl.com seems to be up and running, indicating that a release of the new edition is coming soon. Can’t wait.

A ghost, a librarian, a mouse, a fairy-gnome and our heroine!

So my fiances niece is showing interest in boardgames, both playing but also developing and the mechanics behind the game.

Some time ago we made board and pieces from scratch.

It was some sort of dungeoncrawling where we, the protagonists, had to complete the trail without encountering the ghost or the giant turd. (Yeah she´s six so those types of biological funtions are quite interesting it seems.)

So my fiances niece is showing interest in boardgames, both playing but also developing and the mechanics behind the game.

Some time ago we made board and pieces from scratch.

It was some sort of dungeoncrawling where we, the protagonists, had to complete the trail without encountering the ghost or the giant turd. (Yeah she´s six so those types of biological funtions are quite interesting it seems.)ropw2ut

Thought I could provide some markers, dice, player and monsters in order to inspire her to make new exciting gameboards and games. The narrative is the key I think, that she´ll be able to tell a story through the game.

So here´s the librarian and the ghost, the libarian could be the protagonist in games I suppose but basically my idea was that she´ll be able to provide support for the hero. Like a lifeline or source of information like the Giles character in Buffy. The miniature is from Stonehaven, some sort of elf I think. The ghost is made out of greenstuff, the base is some GW empire militia I believe. The ghost is rather a person dressed up as a ghost. The niece is only 6 so “battle” will rather be the bad guys trying to scare the players and make them not complete their journey.

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And here are the rest of the players/markers:

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From left to right: A mouse from Mice and Mystics set by Plaid Hat Games, hidden behind is a coackroach also from M&M, next is the heroine a gnome from the Stonehaven kickstarter together with a GW Lizard from their swarm blister, then we have a pixie gnome (yeah that´s right) also from Stonehaven. In the back is a big spider from Mice and Mystics and finally in front the objective marker a treasure chest from Stonehaven.

Hopefully this will result in a lot of scenarios and adventures for the niece.

Space Hulk expansion

Recently aquired Deathwing.
Really nice set with tiles, props and minis for my latest endeavours into futuristic nerdness. These will be great for sci-fi “dungeon crawling”.
Got some more nids and marines, a nice addition to the ones in the starter set. Also some new missions and mechanics for randomizing games.
The bulkhead things seems useful.

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This will be quite awesome I imagine.

I also learnt recently that GW is bringing back specialist games in som form, they are starting up a specialist brand design team within the Forge World chapter. If you think this is the job for you, please apply.

Both Bloodbowl and Necromunda was specially mentioned earlier, I´m quite curious to see what will happen. It will probably take som time Before anything hit the shelves so to speak. Even so, yay for us and for the games that maybe is being brought back from their cryostasis!

A dwarf, an elf, a wizard and a barbarian walks into… a dungeon

Here they are, our beloved dungeon crawling heroes, in colour. Not fully painted though, but in som colours at least.

This summer I introduced the game and intro scenario to my fiancée. She likes it a lot but she remarked on the fact that none of the miniatures were painted. And also the colour could help identifying the different characters since the mage and the elf kind of looked alike?
Well of course, my laziness shouldnt stand in the way for a hightened gaiming experience.

Zoom-Bot vs Twonky?

Yeah, talking about Roborally.
I’ve had that game since I was sixteen and only just recently managed to finish the painting of these awesome robots.
It makes a LOT of difference if you’re playing painted or not, now I need to do the same with my HeroQuest pieces I guess.

This blog has the tagline painting and playing, yet this is the first post with relatively recently painted minis. They are quite lovely though, right?imageimage