środa, 27 lipca 2016

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting..

Ever wondered what would happen when Jack the Ripper would meet Bruce Lee ?
So here are few photos from yesterday game of Malifaux which surprisingly was just like that
Didn't make full write ups and I forget to make regular photos so my write up has to be sketchy at best.

Evil half god Shen Long brought his fat henchman Sensei You, Effigy, Archer, TT Brother, Katanaka Sniper, Monk of High River and Peasant

My evill Seamus brough Madame Sybelle, 2 Zombie hookers, Copycat Killer, Yin, Crooligan and Bette Noire.
Strategy was Reconnoiter and i chosen Breakthrough and A Line in the sand schemes.

First action of Intrest was a Kill of Peasant by copycat Killer in second turn, from whose bloodied body Bette Noir jump out and charged Ten thunders Brother getting Red Joker for damage and killing him outright. (She was killed fast in return but I have been stashing Tens needed for her to avoid death to reappear again - whole game so she easily escaped death to soon return and haunt my oponent.

Then I killed second peasant and bough him to life as Roten Belle. My poor belle was than almost shot to pieces by sniper and archer.. But she managed to mysteriously deflect arrows and bullets with her pink umbrella.
Then He was attacked by whole might of Shen Long with 4 focus on him.. And again managed to stop his attack with pink umbrella and was hit only once for 2 damages.. Whet a lady!!

Then it was getting intense and I forget to make more photos -  I will point most important things
- My Madame Sybelle was slaughtered by sniper.
-Then Bette Noir emerged but failed her chard against Monk, Monk damaged her and make her burn but failed to killed her so she flowed up with a kill in next turn and died to some shooting again disappearing before grisly demise.
-Then Sensei You charged and kicked crap out of my poor  Crooligan but failed to kill poor child who was ured out by Belle.
-Yin charged Sensei You and gave him slow but was moved by some Shen Long shenigans and ended in combat with vile bad kung fu master.
-Seamus teleported to enemy half and proceed to wound Effigy (finished by Copycat Killer) and then Kill Archer who delivered him a message (first scoring 2 vp for my oponent) and blocking sniper in combat
Then comes the last turn in which iI have this hand so just know that everything I would want to do would work well (cards works as dice in Malifaux and with cards one have in his hand one can cheat the results - so I have 5 very high rolls with the suits I wanted);

- In last moves Sensei You chased again reappearing Bette Noir (out of Crooligan killed by fat man in second charge) but was unable to hit her (remember my hand ?) Then she was able to leave combat (hand) and drop scheme markers for Vp
Seamush risen another zombie hooker dropped marker and teleported to contest another table quarter and drop marker (which he couldnt as appeared - it was my first game with him so I made ew mistakes)
Shen Long was unable to Kill or make slow of my Yin but stole my marker, So I have to leave combat with him and drop another win the flying intestines monster (This is what Yin basicaly is..)

Finally in the end My oponent Delivered a message to Seamus for 2 vp and drawn a Line in the sand for 3 and got only 1 point for Reconnoiter Strategy
I had 3 Points from Reconnoiter 3 Points from Breakthrough (2 scheme markers near my opponent deployment zone) and 1 from  Line in the sand (due to evil Shen long moving my marker last turn)
So 7 to 6 Victory for Seamus

środa, 29 czerwca 2016

Sharp Practice v2 Deployment point competition

A little inter cult activity intermission for something completely different.. The French!

Richard from TFL is running a Sharp Practice v2 deployment point competition.
So this prompt me to realise idea I had in mind for a long time. A little dioramas of soldiers robbing boots of the fallen enemy - a common thing in war especially or badly supplied Army of Italy .. My badly supplied units are still in wip stage but why not try to make test miniatures and use in competition too! Win-Win.

Rules of competition are as follow:
So, here are the rules:
  1. Two Deployment Points are to be entered for an Army.
  2. The Deployment Points may be for armies in any scale.  The competition is entirely scale neutral.
  3. The Deployment Points should be a sensible size.  What that is we leave to you.  My 28mm DPs are 60mm round which I think is a nice size, being large enough to create a scene on but not too large but as we say, the choice is yours.
  4. Points will be awarded on the entirely unscientific basis of what the Lard Island judges like.  Points will be gained if the vignette “tells a story”, i.e. it is clear what is going on, and a touch of humour will likely be rewarded as will some nice scenery as well as troops or some other way of identifying the nationality which the DP represents.
  5. The competition will run between now and the end of June, with the jury’s decision being announced on Monday the 4th of July
  6. The jury’s decision will probably be wrong or foolish, but it will stand with no right of appeal.

They are a little vague but - lets be honest I am not the best painter around so chances for win are quite slim anyway but potential prizes very tasty :P
So I chose  to have fun
My first deployment point is called  (Yes i gave them proper names hoping for extra unscientific points in the competition :) Vive la chaussure!
As all of you surly fluent in French will see coming it portrait glorious if grimmy job or freeing nice officer boots from Austro-Hungarian occupation! And drinking some wine in the proces.. those guys are Frenchmen first revolutionaries second..

Second one I had more problems.. I didnt want to copy the death robbing concept nor do simple furage gathering so Mort aux ennemis de la France was born

Grand battle may be won but everyday there is next battle ahead and so we see it.. La dernier combat between a man (a FRENCH man) and a chicken (soon to be a french supper) .. And eating some fine previously baked chicken leg in the proces.. those guys are Frenchmen first revolutionaries second..

Here are they together
And in sorry WIP state just yesterday..

And some field photos

All chickens run to Castiglione!! Mamma mia!

Not anymore..
Stop right there in the name of France!!

" General de AWix, Nous battons ennemi poularde!!"

Hurry Up men.. Wurmser had more boots at Castiglione

Marchons, marchons, marchons !...

Mort aux ennemis de la France

*I apology any inevitable Frenchman that will stumble upon my Frenchlish.. :)
(Especially Tango01 that will see this sooner or later..)

piątek, 17 czerwca 2016

The Dark Ritual at Sewer 17 part 2

In this overdue installment lets take a look at forces of evil and chance that were a barrier for players and their dedicated combat groups!

Lets start with main antagonists that are terror of the underhive in themselves
Zahlystia the Arch priestess of the demonic cult and her trusty bodyguards
She was preaparing ritual slaughter

And most infamous deviants of the underhive

Goat Terror, a Terror of the man, a slayer of the children, a grand breeder of the down under and Cagliostro the seducer - powerful psyker

Mystiqus feared telepath and his henchmen


Each one was a nemezis for one of the player characters.

they commanded horde of lesser henchman and scum
Church attendants


The cultists

Additionality dark energies of the ritual bring attention of hordes of plague zombies

And players could (and did) disturb a nest of nasty spiders native to the darkest places of the Underhive

In next post I will write up how i changed the rules for this scenario and in the last part a battle report of the bloody encounter
stay tuned

środa, 1 czerwca 2016

The Dark Ritual at Sewer 17

I almost forgot about mu blog since march (real life and not many finished projects.. :( But I managed to get a few friends two weeks ago and play my favourite Necromunda with a multiplayer cutist twist.. I will post few info about the rues i modified slightly (card driven turn sequence instead of IGOUGO i think is weakest part of Necromunda) and battle report in few days.

Now here is a teaser and cast of the adventurers

When you beloved girl is captured by dark cultist with unknown agendas.. There is only one thing a men can do.. Gather a team of trusted friends and take her back!! Thats what brave Romeon did!!

When your daughter fell into a bad company.. there is only one thing a loving father can do .. hire a band of ruthless mercenaries.. And thats why grim Judas got paid..

When your most promising protegee gets captured by evil cultist.. There is only one thing a priest can do.. Gather ruthless and yet pure covenant of brothers and make right to whats is wrong! And thats why Brother Albinus was made an Inquisition Legate for..

But will they prevail ?????????? 

Because poor and virtuous Jolanta fell into  a bad kind of company..

And what they will do when their conflicting missions will become obvious..
At Sewer 17!!

In the next installment - Diabolical Cultists and their sinister  agenda

środa, 23 marca 2016

Demi brigade reinforcments

In between passing my PHD exams I managed to finish few things. 
First: Reinforcements for my Demi Brigade - 1 battalion Standard - That make my Demi brigade - 32!! It fought in Army of Italy from Arcola and went with Bonaparte to Egypt so one standard bearer it will work for at least 3 Campaigns - 1796 -1798 and Egypt, It will miss 1799 in Italy (while being in Egypt) but thats not last banner man I will make anyway :)
Each Demi-brigade carried 3 flags into battle. 1st and 3rd battalion had flag that was specific to this single demi-brigade - each had unique flag, while 2nd battalion carried common flag that was used in all demi-brigades. I went with unique flag of 32 ligne demi-brigade.

I am not 100% happy from the banner - I used technique that was not optimal - problem with French flags are they are full of writing.. In this scale I am unable to paint letters so only options left are printing (I don't like to print whole flags - as they look unnatural and I like making them myself - and I haven't tried printing only text and applying paper scrap to the ready banner ) and painting them by calligraphy pen. Problem with calligraphy pen is that this ink don't meld with paint and to my dread don't dry up :(  I tied to make it usable with artist werniks but its kinda smudgy and make flag look a little dirty.

So here they are - in middle of the brigade - Banner man and drummer - wi will post better pictures when my camera start working again.

niedziela, 6 marca 2016

4Ground carriages review

This time not my builds, but recommendation - 4Ground carriages.

I was eyeing 4Ground terrain for a long time now but newer bought any - Japanese and medieval houses are nailed perfectly but I am still  poor PHD student with low income and I love to do such stuff myself (I just have problems with finishing stuff :P
So I am planing on getting them later when I will be in possession of higher income :)
(And I need at least 3 both Japanese and Viking :(

Said that I know that 4Ground make sets of beautiful filigree furniture for your gaming houses - stuff I couldn't make safely in multiples to such quality without casting process. So when I needed chair for my Zombie Chihuahua base I checked whole offer 4Ground sell on their page (My hobby store physically carries only houses). And I hit those two. They are respectively : 28-CAW-302 19cent General purpose Horse Wagon, and 28-cav-309 16c-17c Army covered supply cart - And they are a blast. Both quite cheap and perfectly planned with very cool detail and if not technically pre-painted the colors are perfect straight from the frames.

They both have closed or open back option and larger wagon could be made with skeleton for cover or without it (with little work you can make it convertible.

I rate them 5 for 5 stars. Only place for improvement is to make well go round but that would make the models much more delicate and prone to damage and really is not needed with terrain on your gaming table.
This product is pure perfection and I highly recommend you get you your own wagons!
Money good spent! And they both cost around half of single 4Ground building!

With models added for scale GB viking Æwulf, Malifaux Nicodem and Victrix napoleonic fusilier

piątek, 4 marca 2016

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