Sunday, October 21, 2018

Zomtober 2018 - Week 3

Continuing on with the Z War Damnation figures, this week I have 2 more completed.

Another of the characters, this time Sam, & another of the zombie sculpts

Sam seems to be the brainiac of the characters, using his tank of zombie stink & a gas mask, likely a wise choice in the putrid smelling world they are now in. He also seems to tend to 'Run Away!' if given a chance.

Hopefully will get a better number churned out for next & what appears to be the last of Zomtober for this year. I will continue to get the core box figures done after Zomtober, as will very much likely be the case.

I did get another Kickstarter which is drawing my eyes as I unpacked it, but that is for another post! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Spooky Fun Times at the Club!

Bob brought out his Halloween themed Pulp Alley Game with the Not Lego Miniatures.

The scenario had 4 themed hero groups - Ghostbusters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Big Bang Theory & Scooby Doo trying to save he rave!

Alas bands of roaming zombies, & costumed Horrible Bosses were also ruining the fun! 

I went for the Scooby Doo faction. We then received our reference sheet which also contained faction specific info!

Depending on your faction, you would get points for slaying zombies, rescuing costumed teens, perhaps rescuing a member of your kidnapped band. I for example had to rescue Daphne! Before I could do that however other things needed to occur first.

As in all Pulp Alley games, there were areas that were Perilous to leave once entered & allowed for another player to place a peril on you.

First turn for my group was getting everyone to the walls to cross the next turn. 

The Ghostbusters crossing the streams on a bunch of zombies!

 Eventually enough of the horrible bosses were revealed & then entered the Major Plotpoint. Who else but Hilter! (Anyone else watch Preacher?)

Hilter had his ride speeding across the board.

Hilter stands with his kidnapped victims. To free them we had to succeed a cunning test.

The Ghostbusters got the first crack at Hilter. And had 2 of their members taken down.

Meanwhile Freddy put the moves on Buffy (earning me 2 vp's) & stunning Buffy for a round.

Eventually the Ghostbusters had pushed Hilter back leaving an opportunity for Thelma to save Daphne, which she did...ending the game.

The game was close, & I won with 1 point ahead of second place.

Thanks Bob for bringing out this light-hearted romp!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Frostgrave - Battle on the River

Our latest campaign game was scenario 2 from the Thaw of the Lich Lord which basically was a battle over the still partially frozen river.

Again we had 5 warbands fighting over this area of Felstad.

Bob the Elementalist 

Eben the Enchanter

Malcron the Summoner

Innovar the Chronomancer

Ludwig the Elementalist

The scenario was pretty much as per the campaign book, 4 treasures randomly placed. At the beginning of the 3rd turn creature phase, an agent of the Lich Lord exits from one of the ends of the central shipwreck & attempts to make of with a 'special treasure'

Of course as in all Frostgrave games, nothing goes as planned.

 So ends another thrilling adventure. The spoils of each of the bands were as follows;

Ludgwig (Chen) - 395xp, 30gc, Crystal Rose, Scrolls - Write Scroll, Scattershot,  Raise Zombie. 

Malcron (Jonathan) - 205xp, 150gc, Grimoire - Fools Gold. Blew & Bernie killed.

Innovar (Craig) - 255xp, 30gc, Potions - Healing (x2), Strength. Purp, Slip badly wounded (miss game).

Bob (Scott) - 385xp, Boots of Leaping, Scarf of Obscurance.

Eben (Me) - 180xp. No treasures. Lorin, Ogden badly wounded (miss game).

As I look at the development of my 'comic' stories, I think I will begin to capture an overall image of the field at the beginning of each turn as I feel that it will aid readers into seeing or knowing roughly where the events told are occuring. I see how the images may confuse those looking at them as they piece together the bigger battle.

As a group, we have decided to do 2 more games for this campaign. Eben will be level 80 after this scenario & with our casting costs so low, its nigh impossible for them to fail. Our conversations lend to perhaps running campaigns that last perhaps 10 scenarios max before determining a winner.

We shall see! Thanks for taking the time to visit the blog.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Zomtober - Week 2

A bit of an early post for me as I have the guys coming over for the next game in our Frostgrave Campaign, so tomorrow will be quite hectic.

However, I completed 3 of the Z War One Zombies for this weeks entry.

These metal figures are all part of the core box set. As far as zombies go, these are certainly the most gruesome I have seen.

As well I have snagged the listing of those bloggers who are participating this year. Hope these copied links work!

Pulp Citizen- Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer
Rob Bresnen- Four Colour Super Minis
Ivor Evan- Saturday Mornings
Bryan Scott aka Vampifan- Vampifan's World of the Undead
Colgar6- Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers
Clint- Anything But a One!
Phil Curran- Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera
Dai- The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted
The Wargames Addict- The Wargame Addict
Dick Garrison- Rantings from Under the Wargames table
The Angry Piper- Dead Dick's Tavern
myincubliss -Dead Lead Project

Simon Quinton - Brummie's Wargaming Blog

As well I believe Bob is getting into the spirit & is bringing out a Halloween themed  game to the club Tuesday.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Zomtober Week 1 - Kat!

Well once again I am off to a shambling start at best, only getting 1 miniature done for the start of Zomtober.

To be fair however I did get all of this months chosen rebased, so had to watch a lot of hours slip by while waiting on glue to dry thoroughly.

Enough excuses however, here is Kat, a character from the Z War Damnation core box.

So what I can tell, this lass dual wields 44 Magnum's & sports a Katana for the up close & personal side of things.

The fact she can fire a 44 Magnum single handed, I take my hat off to her. I near broke my wrist when trying the same stunt when I had that opportunity. Perhaps that's why she is wearing the wrist bands.

Normally my painting days are Sundays, so once the Turkey hits the oven today, I hope to get some more zombie time in downstairs.

Thanks for checking in!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Frostgrave / Ghost Archipelago - Great Apes

As I move into Zomtober, I had a couple of miniatures almost to completion. So I took a bit of time to complete them.

Here are 2 of the Reaper Bones Great Apes.

Again, I don't hold to doing stuff in a winter scheme as I want to cross-purpose them for numerous games. Thus these 2 brutes will do well for both Frostgrave & Ghost Archipelago. As well they can be used in numerous other systems. For Bones figures these were quite nice!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Zomtober is Nigh

As the last day of September dawns, & the temperature is below 0, its time to get ready for Zomtober!

I was poking around seeing what I have, ok, more like moving piles of unpainted stuff to see what I would focus on thats Zombie related this year.

As there is a new Kickstarter running for Z War One, I decided maybe I would get the core box figures painted for this game & run it at the club.

So while it was still warm, I pulled the figures, did some clean-up & got them primed. There are 4 player characters

As well as 18 Zombies. Surely I can get these done in a month?

First up though I will need to do their bases. Not a fan of these small thick ones, as with all my miniatures I like to be able to cross purpose them. Today will be spent getting the basing done & glued. Next weekend we shall see as Zomtober kicks off!