Monday, February 17, 2020

Frostgrave Barbarians

This morning I sprayed the matte overspray on the 3 barbarians I was able to complete this during this weekends painting session.

All are Northstar Miniatures, the 2 on the left are from the plastic box set, whilst the right hand fellow is the metal Thief figure.

Otherwise its been a busy weekend of gaming, as we played our Frostgrave campaign game on Sunday & today I was over at Bruce's to play some Congo Gulch (his western themed variant of the Congo game).

I will be working on the Frostgrave AAR during this week.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

AK47 & some more Temple Ruin Terrain

Last night Bruce brought out a game of AK-47 Republic. 

Sides were chosen & we began the off table setup. Locations are randomized by dice roll. Players then dedicate their forces amongst the objectives. Where the actual table battle is fought is determined by the largest points of forces.

As expected, Tin City was to be the main battle. However the other units 'fight', the victors of which may become reinforcements at some point. However each space away from the main battle needs to be travelled to arrive.

Oh did I mention there as 35 minutes in the battle determined each turn by rolling a d6 & watching time tick away.

The defenders opted to place all 3 of the objective markers within the town, which they also dumped all their infantry. Tyler had our first 2 attacking units to make the initial assault. 

The troop qualities vary from Militia to Professional, with all the expected modifiers. The defenders did get their tanks (seen north of the river) & a long drawn out tank battle ensued throughout the remainder of the game.

Our reinforcements eventually arrived, but by then it was too late to get into the city & capture the objectives. We just didn't have enough time. The defenders won by 8 points.

I've also not posted much in the way of painting, however I have been busy building the first set of Death Ray Design dungeons (which there are still quite a bit of sheets to complete). I also cracked open the large GW Temple of Sigmar set to work on. I had hoped to have had it done in time for the last Frostgrave game, but didn't get it completed.

First piece is identical to the previous one I build, however this time I opted to place a single plinth at each end. You will see why momentarily. 

I kept the same paintscheme, having been quite satisfied with the first one.

The centrepiece being this large 2 piece temple base. With the iconography of the meteor & Sigmar, this will also be great for Mordheim!

I still have the pillars, braziers & some other varied bits to finish, but I did get the Gryphon statues done! What nice pieces!

They are multi-part & I needed to do a bit of filling on the backs of them.

As shown on the box, they sit atop the smaller temple base like so...

I am still working on the Deathray Design stuff, & with our weather generally moving to above 0's, can look forward to getting at least the first set completed, so its ready for spraying when the temp rises! Thanks for visiting