Wednesday, 15 April 2015

I Ain't Been Shot Mum?

As you may have noticed I tend to lean towards rulesets that are not tied into their own specific figure range. I feel it helps get the most out of the figures I have already bought. It does mean that I have a small library of rulesets that haven't been played. I suspect I 'm not the only one!

With enjoying "Hell Hath No Fury" it has been in my mind that I 'd like to add some non-tank elements to the game at some point. Nuts! has been bought and is good, but I'll have to fudge some rules as its doesn't cater for the "Flames Of War" figures I have from the Open Fire! boxset I have.

There seem to be quite a few other folk scouting about for rules to use their FoW figures with. Is there a gaming trend wave of people falling out of love with that game?? I don't know, but on a forum thread I saw mention\recommendation of TwoFatLardies "I Ain't Been Shot Mum". It seems to have elements similar to a couple of games I enjoy at the moment. Non-linear turn sequences, card activation, basic fog of war, etc.

It may very well to heading up the latest entry for the Hobby Shed Library...

Monday, 13 April 2015

15mm Orc Warband

It's been a bit quiet here over the last couple of weeks. Nothing exciting or serious though, just all the usual reasons blogs round the Interweb fall silent for a period ("life" in one word) so I won't bore you any further with the blah, blah. The time hasn't been barren of hobby stuff though, so a few things to post.

Patiently waiting for their time in the limelight have been this completed warband of 15mm Orcs from A slight mixed bunch I think. The "Orc horde" warriors are a bit more finely sculpted but slight. Almost a bit more goblin in fact, but their faces have great pointy features. The larger orc's a bit more blocky (if not crude) in sculpting style but once the base paint and highlight was on what seemed blocky turned into 15mm bulk and muscle - just the job for these guys. Together the two styles manage to work together.

I'm not really a big fan of the bright green skin for Orcs and Gobins in 28mm, but at this scale it really brings the warband to life. Still enjoying finding things out at this scale!

MacSver will be glad to here that the dwarves are currently on the painting table for the next warband.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

DMH - A Three Way Draw

At the Battleground Livingston club last Saturday I had a very enjoyable three-way game of Dead Man's Hand. As you may be able to tell from the silence, I've been struggling to reach the blog keyboard over the last few days, but fortunately MacSver was one of the players and has chronicled his version of events on his blog. So I'll gratefully (and lazily) pass you over to him....(click on the link or picture)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

PSC 15mm Cromwell IV

As part of my new found "tank mania" (as MacSver likes to call it!) I picked up a trio of Plastic Soldier Company Cromwell tanks from Ebay to give me the options on the "Hell Hath No Fury" reinforcement table.

This is the first time I've come across that much (and rightly) maligned practice of printing the instructions on the inside of the box. In this case there weren't even instructions, just a picture of a the sprue with the gun options highlighted. Despite what PSC think, the construction wasn't as obvious as they think, to me.

Handily though I was sitting next to my PC, and a quick google gave me the PSC construction video! I'll refrain from making general comment but it was useful for me, so may be useful for any other folk planning to make the purchase.

The kit's are nice, by the way, just lacking in instruction.