First minis of 2016! BloodBowl Troll slayers

Yeah, first up are two positionals for my dwarven team in BloodBowl.

The Trollslayers, “Fierce” Bossman and Dan E Gloveless, will be part of Dorf Chesthair City “The Pears”. Dan is so eager to get on the pitch so he isnt even properly dressed.

And here from the side:

The models are from Iron Golems kickstarter that finished last year and they are sculpted by the incredibly gifted Pedro Ramos. “Fierce” is supposedly the Grimm Ironjaw mini but I´m quite fond of him so I made him a permanent part of the team.

Some more reserves, bazooka and chainsaw in the piles.

Earlier WIP photos of the team. As you can see more are on the way.

And here´s the front of the box.

Painted in 2016: 2

Bought in 2016: 0

The painted/bought ratio is so far so good but we´ll see what happens, GW has just announced that they are gonna bring back Necromunda and BloodBowl in some form and if they are releasing anything like that I´m most likely to pick them up.
The early mock-ups and sketches they showed on their 40th anniversary (the Forge World Open Day)last week was very promising I must say. Check them out here!

 

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Plan for 2016

Paint more minis, play more games, read more books. That´s my pledge.

2015 in hindsight, finished about 50 minis I think.

Went to three bloodbowl tournaments all outside my hometown (Doubt in Umeå, Närkebowl in Örebro and GothBowl in Gothenburg), and played random games in the Open season in our local gaming club.

I also picked up Necromunda again, bought loads of minis and realted books. And I started this blog.

For 2016 my plan is to record and count the finished minis I paint.

I aim to:

  • Finish at least three Blood Bowl teams
  • Document some of the teams I´ve already finished and publish them here
  • Attend at least two tournaments (where one should be EuroBowl)
  • Complete more NPC´s for the narrative Necromunda-ish setting
  • Finalize the Seasonal Scallywags
  • Explore the possibility of Pulp/Horror/Western gaming, got some models on the shelves, what do I need in terms of secenery and rulesets?
  • Make generic scenery that fits near future/pulp/horror and/or western scenarios.
  • Paint and complete more models than I buy new.

Thats the plan, its deliberatley vague. Let´s see how it pans out. This is after all my first blogging pledge.

Äventyrsspel Omnbibus

Summary in English: Bought a book on the catalogue of Äventyrsspel, a company that produced loads of RPG in mostly Swedish in the eighties and nineties. Hence, nostalgia galore!

Summary in English: Bought a book on the catalogue of Äventyrsspel, a company that produced loads of RPG in mostly Swedish in the eighties and nineties. Hence, nostalgia galore!

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Ja, så kom den dagen, Äventyrsspelsboken med intevjuer från inblandade och fantastiska bilder. Den här är ett måste i bokhyllan hos en stor den av 70- och 80-talisterna, spelet Drakar & Demoner såldes i över 100 00 exemplar om en räknar alla utgåvorna. Jag och många med mig spenderade en mycket stor del av vår ungdomstid med äÄventyrsspels produkter.

Vi som förköpte fick även en tjusig affisch och ett klistermärke som jag genast förärade datorn. Den här är också bra som introduktion för föräldrar och partners som undrar vad vi höll på med egentligen.

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Oerhört inspirerande läsning, få en massa uppslag till kampanjer, saker måste målas och knepiga situationer som behöver redas ut. Köp boken på en massa ställen, tex här.

 

 

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.

Awakened force

Yeah, today is the day that its airing in Sweden. Thirty years has passed since the last one.

This year is also the year that Leigh Brackett would have turned 100.
If that doesnt ring any bells please check her up, she was one of the pioneers in the space opera genre and really giving women protagonists a place in her novels.

Yeah, today is the day that its airing in Sweden. Thirty years has passed since the last one.

This year is also the year that Leigh Brackett would have turned 100.
If that doesnt ring any bells please check her up, she was one of the pioneers in the space opera genre and really giving women protagonists a place in her novels.

Her reputation was so great that she was contracted by Lucas do write the screenplay for the Empire strikes back. Unfortunately she passed away in cancer before she got the opportunity to see the finished results. And sadly the plans for spin-off novels with Leia and Han Solo were´nt realised.

Here´s a good summary of her works, which gives a few pointers of where to start digging for the treasures in her extensive catalogue.

And of course I´m going to see new movie, it will be a great source of inspiration and topic for discussion in the upcoming weekends.

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!