Friday, 10 June 2016

1979 Ral Partha Hill Giant

 Painted up an old figure. I originally had him dug out of the pile and primed in a burst of enthusiasm after my test game of Dragon Rampant, but then reality kicked in. However the Frostgrave Campaign being played at the moment needs a Giant for the second battle - handily I had one ready to paint!

He's an old Tim Meier scuplt from 1979, Ral Partha's 01-052 Hill Giant (version 2). To be honest, beforehand I found his positioning a bit strange, but now he's painted up I like him. There's loads of great deep texturing on him which makes him fun to paint up. His club looks just ready to give a little "Tonk!" on the tops of some helmed noggins.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Frostgrave Campaign - #1 The Discovery

Part one of the "The Diabolist's Scheme" campaign published (for free) by Cigar Box Battle Games.

The first battle starts with a standard Frostgrave set up, but with two treasure markers replaced by mortally wounded captains.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Chariot Fun

Just a quicky.
And they're off!
This week I had the pleasure of helping MacSver continue playtesting the upcoming "Faustus Furious" chariot racing ruleset from Ganesha Games. With a 3 player game going on (controlling 2 chariots each of different types) great fun was had.

A Heavy Chariot forces it's way down the inside.
MacSver has already painted a lot of different chariots up to represent Heavy rigs, agile one and archer carrying setups. As you can see from the pictures he has also started on a custom demo table which will look fabtastic when finished.

Coming up to the final bend, but a mob of spectators
have run on. They must think it's all over...
I believe that the final editing and tweaking is being done. The rules are great fun with much crashing, spinning and careering going on the keep the races unpredictable.

Definitely one to look out for when they become available.

(more playtest details on MacSver's Blog)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Painting Amera's Ruined Tower and Amphitheatre.

Itching to make a start on my Amera plastic I picked out the Amphitheatre and Ruined Tower (as couldn't resist the latter!). This is not so much a tutorial but more a work log, as everything did not go exactly to plan.