Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Frostgrave - The Fountain of Yoot!

Sunday saw us engage in our latest Frostgrave Campaign game. This time we played the Enchanted Foutain scenario, aptly called the Fountain of Yoot! Named for the Satyr that founded it.

The scenario was modified to provide diminishing returns for those who drink. The first wizard to drink from it earns 100xp, the second 50xp, then any others will recieve 25xp.

We also planned to implement my morale rules. These are the same as what I posted, however we have decided amongst us that 25% is too low, thus we made it that a check would occur once a band had lost 50% if its members.

With Scott still maintaining the highest level Wizard, he retains the co-vetted cover spot!

This was the least bloody game the group has had since starting. The warbands didn't really engage one another. Scott was quite handicapped with only having 5 members in his warband, as the remainder were missing a game.

In fact we didn't have a single casualty from any of the bands. The critters of course did not fare so well.

The after action results were as follows;

Bob (Scott) 250xp, 2 treasures - 250gc, Potions - Demon in a Bottle, Explosive Cocktail; Grimoire - Call Storm.

Ludwig (Chen) 490xp, 2 treasures - 140gc, Staff of Power(2)

Eben (Me) 500xp, 3 treasures - 220gc, Potions - Demon in a Bottle, Strength, Healing; 2 Hand Wpn (+1 Dam)

We were not able to test my morale rules this time around, though I am sure that will change next game.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Zomtober Week 5

As we rapidly approach Hallow's Eve, we had the opportunity of that extra week of Zomtober, thus I was able to get another of the Zombicide Black Plaque Fatty's finished.

Thus Zomtober ends for another year. Thanks to the folks who have hosted this event, as it provides impetus to get some of these hordes of Zombies painted up! Below is a listing of all those who participated (though I am sure others were also doing it behind the scenes)

Fantorical - Blaxkleric
Saturday Mornings - Ivor Evans
28mm Victorian Warfare - Michael Awdry
Cheaphammer!!! - Kieron
Lead Reckoning - Fred Jackson
Never Mind The Jankers - Roy Williamson
The Wargaming Addict - Wargaming Addict
Definately take a look as the work some of these others have done, it is truly inspiring & affords an opportunity to see so many cool miniatures from systems / companies not readily available here in Canada. 

Yesterday also saw me venturing into the city to try to reap the sales on some of the Lemax stuff at the craft stores thanks to a heads-up by Bob. I must have hit the perfect day for it, as their Halloween stuff was 60% off. So I snagged some of the wrought iron fence sets (all they had remaining) & a couple of headstone sets. 

Then I discovered that they were launching their Christmas Tree Event & thus had sales on all their recently set out Christmas stuff....yes I know, we haven't even gotten past Halloween & Christmas stuff is everywhere!

So I snagged 2 more of the Lemax Cobblestone roads & some of their new Stone Walls sets

We finally made it out of there & after a couple more store stops ( had to get a veggie platter for today's Frostgrave game) I noticed a new addition to the Diecast police vehicle series..an SUV variant which nicely had the same markings as ones I previously purchased. Just need some time to dirty/weather it now to match my others.

As alluded too earlier, I need to get the finishing touches ready for the fella's to arrive for our next Frostgrave Campaign game this afternoon. AAC (After Action Comic) to be posted the next couple days. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Zomtober - Week 4

This past week saw the completion of another Runner for Zombicide Black Plague

I also paid a visit to the Onslaught Event going on this weekend & run by my friend Ward. I don't generally play in tournaments, however Justin was coming up from Calgary for some open gaming on Saturday Night. He brought up his recently completed board for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago. I also got in a game of Frostgrave with him & his friend Terras. As he was busy with the battleboard, he didn't have time to generate any bands for Ghost Archipelago, so I didn't get a chance to try it out.

Bruce is coming over this afternoon to do some prep for my November 11th gaming afternoon.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fate of the Elder Gods

Last night at the club I brought out one of my recent Kickstarter arrivals. Fate of the Elder Gods.

In this game each of the 4 players controls a cult bent on summoning their chosen Great Old One. Of course the other cults are trying to prevent this, whilst summoning their own God.

Add into the mix pesky Investigators who are attempting to plant elder signs which, if enough are placed will end the game.

Then there are the curses which can plague the would be cults, further slowing the completion of their goals..

My cult was serving Tsahtoggua. As can be seen the investigators have been quite busy dropping elder signs on my cult. As well I had only gotten 2 points on the summoning track itself.

The board where most of the action occurs. Each zone (called an altar) provides various effects to aid your cult, or hinder others. The altars also are repositories for magic mana of various types. In order to ready spells, players must use these differing coloured mana powers to make their spells castable. This seemed to be the most troubling for players to grasp in the game, however I feel it went well.

In the end, Wiley had his cult track covered in Elder signs, which immediately end the game, with him losing. Winner is then determined by the person with the least number of elder signs, followed by the highest performance towards successfully summoning. In this case it was Richard who walked away with the win.

His response 'But I didn't even know what I was doing most of the game' 



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Zomtober Week 3 - One of the Big Guys

This week's entry is one of the Zombicide Black Plague - Fattie's. I really like these sculpts, & they do take quite a bit more time than my other zombies as there is just so much more to paint!

Next, though not a zombie, a definite piece seen throughout zombie pics! A dumpster from Aintsy Castings.

This was the second dumpster of this type I purchased, the other is a previous blog post many months ago. Again some graffiti decals added

Also keeping with the other dumpster is the Soylent Green Sanitation company. 'Where Nothing Goes to Waste'.

I also attending a gaming day which some members of our club are hoping to make into a monthly affair. In the morning I got into a game of the new Mustafa's ruleset Rommel.

I played against Dave the host using his 6mm figures. It was a Battle of Alamein with the 2nd NZ Division breaching the minefields for the armoured divisions to follow.

Taking my chances, a large number of the infantry with some armoured support rushed through the minefields, risking hits, but generally getting through unscathed. One unit of each remained behind for the breaching operation. 

The lighting in the venue was horrid, however steps are being taken to remedy that for future events. A view from the Italian side. Most of the British armour is waiting on the far side of the minefields.

Flanking the defensive line, the NZ force was able to push an Italian unit into the rough mountainous terrain & then successfully destroy it, capturing the ridge. The Italians were in rough straights, as they had few units & seemed they really didn't have a chance. They were waiting for the German Armour to arrive, but by then the damage was done. Thanks Dave for bringing this system out to try.

As the finale to the day & with it being the month of Zomtober, I pulled out my Zombicide Black Plague for a game. We got an abomination arrival early in the game. (Hey Look! Someone is making a cameo from the top of this post!- He just seems a little blubberingly blurry)

However some savy searches yielded up Dragon bile & a torch.

Whoosh! Abolished Abomination! 

Alas, our luck was not to last as eventually the walkers were getting multiple activations when they were all on the table & kept getting spawned. First it was the Dwarf, taking it for the team. He was followed by Nelly, the elf, Anne & we then called the game as it was obvious we were doomed! Good fun was had by all!

Thus another eventful week draws to a close with the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead this eve!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Zomtober Week 2 - Walkin into Thanksgiving

Here is this weeks entry, a walker zombie from Zombicide Black Plague. Alas, not a good week for painting, as I've been trying to get a bunch of winter projects stuff based & primed as the weather is heading towards true fall temps....below 0 today when I woke up. Plus it's Thanksgiving, so we have that meal to attend too, my waistline will suffer once again I am sure.

So here he is

I believe Christie wants to do the dinner today, so I hope to get some brushtime while the turkey is in the oven!

For those of you who are also celebrating this holiday, Happy Thanksgiving! For those not, then move to Canada & you can!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Star Wars Imperial Assault - Return to Hoth Heroes

While getting my entry for Zomtober completed, I was also able to finish up some Star Wars Imperial Assault figures for a buddy.

First we have the droid MHD-19

The Marksman Loku Kanoloa

And Verena Talos -  the Operative

As well as some closeups

I have another 3 of these miniatures now on the painting queue for next Sunday.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Zomtober Week 1 - A Running Start

Whew! I actually made the deadline! Alas it is but 1 figure for this week, but as I've been on a bit of a painting hiatus, it is a start.

So for my first entry here is another Runner from the Zombicide Black Plague core set.

As Sunday's are my usual miniature painting days, today should allow me to get a good handle on next week's entries.

And their off!!!