sobota, 29 października 2016

Halloween Gaming

Due to creation of pumpkin themed terrain last year it was natural to run some another Halloween spacial battles this year too. And I thing it will be a new tradition :P

Not all I planed was possibile to run but I managed to play 3 games in pumpkin flavored Halloween environments. First Malifaux Horror vs the Gremlins :

While brutal gremlins were killing my Butcher monstrosity and Tentacle monster I managed to score 7 vp against Gremlins 1 vp. SO solid Victory for tara and revenge for last year Gremlin onslaught.

Then I managed to pul two X wing games:

Pumpkin field duel: Ties vs Ties (Ties won..:V )

And Pumpkin nebula Scums vs Rebellion (Rebellion prevailed)

 Overall nice Halloween gaming.
but I will have to try to re use my Pulp Alley Pumpkin scenario before next Halloween!

As a bonus Pumpkin my wife made when I was playing X-wing :P

piątek, 21 października 2016

Cthulhu Pandemic miniatures scale comparision

After some hiatus I will try to resurrect my blog.

Starting with a small thing but a thing that I am looking after when every new board game with cool miniatures. Minis in Cthulhu pandemic are not in scale. We have large - 28mm characters and smaller 15mm cultists and shoggoths.. While character miniatures are cool and unique, all cultists and shoggoths aret he same.
So here are photos of Cthulhu pandemic miniatures with what i had lying around.

So first Characters with miniatures from Artizan (visibly smaller) Frostgrave - quite Ok, and Malifaux -  usable). Characters are on the large spectrum of 28. Smaller than Malifaux but larger than Artizan. They are visibly better proportioned though. But could ork with all of the above.

Then smaller cultists - unfortunately single posed.

Perfectly serviceable 15mm

And shoggoths, hard to say due to unspeakable nature of the creature but I would say usable in 15mm if smallish specimens.

wtorek, 16 sierpnia 2016

Indiana Jones and the Last Adventure..

I was sitting one night and got struck by a thought.. Lets sculpt some Cthulhu stuff.. And so 15 minutes later I ended up with crudely made from FIMO (wonder material for simple sculpts) Older race of Yith member :>
One of mine all time favorite silly monster type. I didnt have anything in genre finished co i grabbed this WIP Indy and some long overdue WIP Necromunda terrain.

here is an artwork that inspired me to try - I don't know who the author is but thanks for inspiration :

piątek, 12 sierpnia 2016

The Dark Ritual at Sewer 17 part 3 : The battle

In previous two installments of this epic series I introduced the protagonists of this scenerio: Romeon Boys, Chaste Brothers and The Arbitrators controlled by 3 players.
Then antagonists in form of coalition of diabolical cultists, mutants and renegades dedicated to worship of Slaanesh controlled by umpire (Me)

In this episode I will guide you through the epic battle itself.
So here is Sever 17: The place of the Dark ritual. Fluctuation of dark energies during the ritual created strange phenomena in surrounding area that were changing gradually during the scenario. In first turns in the form of  blinding pinkish hue making ranged combat difficult, in  later turns in form of hordes of small crawling animals that were running away making movement more difficult.

I used card activation to spice up old engine of Necromunda (with great success - I will explain it in the last installment of the series) and one of the card drawn was spawning Zombies drawn to the ritual site by some mysterious force.

In the early turns protagonists fought mainly against relentless waves of zombies storming them from the back. And Diabolical cultist started The Ritual (each turn on a draw of a certain card it was gaining speed (It needed 30 ritual points - lines chanted  - to be finished  - each turn of chanting and molesting of Jolanta generated d6 Ritual points)

While Romeon Boys struggled with wave after wave of zombies first real blood was spilled when the Cultist charged The Arbitrators. In severe flamer fire exchange many perished. But AWixos got a charge line opened, and GoatTerror loomed in the back causing Terror.

Meanwhile Chaste Brothers entered deeper into the trap

Brother Albinus was spreading doom with his psychic power - smashing Giant spider and then unsuspecting Mutant sniper on the roof of a crumbling structure.

The ritual chants and screams of Jolanta were heard in close distance when Mutant King AWixos charged Arbitrator ranks and slew Florrd the flamer operator.

That Juggernaut broke opening for furious charge of GoatTerror on Judas himself. Epic battle that took 2 turns to resolve commenced.. AWixos could only watched in awe as heroic Judas took the duel into narrow spot near the pipeline.

Diabolical Terror and heroic Bounty hunter were even match but sorcerer Mystiqus the Mindbender decided that this show of combat proves takes too long and with one turn of his diabolical hand from afar switched Judas brain off.. Poor hero in fell on the ground in catatonic and was no more

Following the demise of their heroic leader Arbitrators were slaughtered one by one.

But desperate charge of Captain Larson - Judas second in command sent AWixos to his knees in desperate display of fury and plasma fire..

Unfortunately the beast rise up fueled by dark energy and splashed Larson to pieces by single chop of the eviscerator. And then Arbitrators demise was inevitable and quick
Meanwhile Chaste Brothers were storming central tower
They cleaned it from the spider infestation thanks to noble infestation of Ratskin guide that led them here  and took revenge for the fallen Arbitrators.

But to their surprise Mutant King AWixos covered in gore (both his and his enemies) stormed them with glowing eyes of hatred and their chastity was put to the test..

The gauntlet of terror was circling around brother Albinus now..

He summoned all of his psychic proves but fickle power of the warp was siphoned elsewhere to fuel the Dark ritual! GoatTerror easily survived all of his attack.. and the rock cried there is no hiding place....

Meanwhile on the far corner Romeons friends were burnt to cinders.

But our interpid hero gnawed his teeth in grim desperation and flew on the wings of fire beyond his smoky companions.

He dispatched fiery bitch Ania with single crushing swing of shotgun butt and she fell down to her demise. And run for Jolana life and to stop the Dark Ritual

He brutalized lone mutant on guarding the walkway and shot pinned Mystiqus in deadly crossfire of flying scattered lead. And dived down disappearing as fast as he arrived.
.But he was far from finish. With last pair of bullets he sent Priestess bitch to hell
Without bullets but with bad attitude he proceeded to charge last guardians and chanting mutants and stopped the ritual and rescued Jolanta..

Howling GoatTerror and bloodied furious AWixos smashed all opposition but were too far away to intervene - all what was left for them was to scatter back in the Underhive and hide..
Victory for the mankind!
Till next time!!
Romeon must pay for this..
Romeon must die..

sobota, 30 lipca 2016

Junk factory ep 1

Pumped by this weeks (and unfortunately month) game I decided to make some fast scenery pieces. I decided I need around 30 small blobs of scennery (to combine into bigger and to stand alone and add flavour and ocasional cover) and am still missing 15, so I fast glued 2 yesterday: Large transport crate and 3 smaller standard crates that will be used as one piece.

Box are simple paper boxes with extra bars made from matches added.

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
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