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

Fishyman and Friends

Bloodbowl was the game that brought me back to the miniature painting and sometimes even playing hobby after a couple of years hiatus.

In short it’s a boardgame of football, but with elves, dwarves, orcs and wizards. A bit like chess, a lot not like it. A fantastic game.

Your team consists of usually 11-16 players so it’s not necessary to buy and paint hundreds of miniatures. Unless you want all types of teams that is.

These three players will be beastmen in my new Chaos team. In order to make them more diversed from the generic goatman look I’ve applied greenstuff. Inspiration comes from a tzeentch warband in a White Dwarf magazine (#128 I believe), the Wheel of Time series, early GW catalogue and the Oldhammer community.

Pics are not that great, will do better when project is finished. Promise.

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PSA: Reading tips before the post-apo!

So, I like sci-fi. And RPG. I also like a good story.

Therefore I’m thrilled that this is happening:

New book!

About twenty years ago I borrowed Mutant and Mutant 2 from one of my cousins. I still got them to this day, don’t tell him ok? The setting in the RPG was marvellous.

Recently, Fria Ligan did a reboot and published Mutant: År noll through a great kickstarter.

By now it’s also available in English as Mutant: Year Zero.
UPDATE: Get it from the Modiphius webstore

Please check it out, it’s worth it.

Today I learned that the multitalented game designer / ex-military/ horror writer Anders Fager is releasing a bunch of short stories within that universe in just a few weeks from now. (In Swedish that is.)

I can hardly wait.

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Underhiving

Well, with the upcoming Fallout 4, a new Star Wars movie and the release of Mad Max earlier this year my interest have been turned to skirmish battled post apo/peak-everything/space opera type of miniature game.
Could there be something ticking some of those boxes?
And yeah, there should also be a narrative component if possible, since the last few attempts of RPG campaigning all have more or less fizzled out and I do feel a need to scratch that itch.

Discussed it with a good friend, M, of mine and we decided to start off in the Underhive:

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Necromunda! We both felt comfortable with it and familiar with the system.
Perhaps if we included some more Xeno element, something from Gorkamorka or perhaps some Troubleshooters from the awesome Paranoia game? These are all great examples from Grandma Wendys product line, all discontinued. By discontinued I mean that they are not supported by the company anymore, not that its not played any longer.

On to gang creation, we decided that even if none of our gangs were affiliated with the Houses of that specific Hive described in the game, progression should be equivalent to one of those (or some from the Outlander expansion). We should aslo start out small, with 500 credits.

My gang, the Seasonal Scallywags would be some sorts of plunderers of mostly caravans. When its caravan season that is, off-season they probably be mercenaries or something like that. Went with Orlock stat line.
M´s gang were traders from the wasteland, hi-tech savvy mutants of sorts. Van Saar for him.

We managed to games before we called it for the night, Hit and Run and a Scavenger scenario. I bottled in both of them, my team was really beat up. At least my leader now has Impressive scars as result from a near flamer encounter and I can afford to recruit a heavy.

I also realised that the minis a painted 15-20 years ago where in a desperate need of TLC, so now they are paintstripped. The leader will be a new miniature, some sort of converted kitbashed thing. I´m thinking of trying out magnets for the possibility of weapon swaps, tips on how to do them is always welcome.

Now I´m eager to really do the Scallywags some justice, paintwise.
I´m also thinking of a bunch of scenarios and stuff in a more RPG type of way with more players and lots of GM controlled random encounters.

Below are some pics of the battles…

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Welcome to the vault

So, a blog? Really? Yes, really.

This will be a place for me to try to gather some of the randomness in my current projects when it comes to miniatures and gaming. A sort of project log of whats on my mind and workbench but probably also sort of a backlog of whats been done already in order to gather the stuff in one place, safe and somewhat secured.

Probably there will be some ramblings from gaming events, like match reports. There will definitely be some photos.

Most of my minis are 28 mm, and the vast majority in the leadpile is fantasy.
But there will also be other stuff i guess, historical, futuristic and hopefully some pulp as well.