Friday, 27 March 2020

Filibusting at the seams.

During these bizarre times, stuck in the house, climbing the walls, trying to figure out what the difference between a subjunctive and conjunctive verb is, everybody needs a project to keep them sane. So on Monday I started mine. This one has actually been in the post for quite a while but I finally got off my bahookie and got started. So this is going to be a Sharp Practice project based around the Filibustering movement that took hold of certain parts of America between the Mexican-American war and the American civil war. 

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Take me to Limes one more time!!

So with the threat of a brand new set of rules from the TooFatLardies on the horizon, I figured I needed to get the brush out and do some work!

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Pikeman's Lament down the club

Last month we played a dutch revolt game down at the club using Pikeman's Lament. The full report is on the club website pop over and have a look.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Pointless Anthropology - Gnomes!


Bearded, grumpy little dudes that spend most of their time underground.

What does it say about Gnomes in the new rulebook.......erm.....nothing. What the hell? Gnomes aren't in WFRP? What about the old one..... they are in WFRP but theres no way of playing them as PC's WTF! Am I imagining it? Are Gnomes not a thing in Warhammer?

Monday, 13 January 2020

How Mortal Realms helped with my Grey Hair.....

Some of you will look at the picture of the latest bunch of figures from a GW mag and immediatly click away, but wait.....this is important....

You may been made aware of a part work magazine doing the rounds from Games Workshop. It's called Mortal Realms and is cheap as chips and comes with a heap of miniatures, dice, rules and bases. You might have tripped over piles of them down your local newsagent as you were picking up a back of Monster Munch. You might have seen the doom laden advert on the telly and been momentarily distracted while doing the ironing. You may even have seen people on the interwebs mentioning that mistakes were made and they bought a copy. To be fair I can't blame folk for picking up a copy of two. I bought one and I might buy a couple more. It's £2.99 and it comes with 13 figures, it's almost rude not to.

This Chaos Champion is a bit Legless!

Just a quick one today. I painted this classic nurgle Chaos Champion as a bit of a palette cleasnser while finishing off the Germans you saw in the last post.

Monday, 6 January 2020

No Resolution, Just words!

Being a Teacher you get to sit and watch other people delivering Assemblies to bleary eyed and disinterested teenagers on a weekly basis. One this morning was all about how new years resolutions generally fail and that they end up making the person feel worse about themselves as the feeling of failure compounds all their worst fears about themselves.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Old World, Newhammer

Well, the gossip shit has hit the fan of internet guesswork. GW have announced that they will be returning to the Old World in a move that has surprised many. The theories raging across social media are legion and the excitement amongst some is palpable, mostly in the form of the small of stale wee.

So what I  thought I'd do is take a moment to write down how I reckon this surprising move may play out, just so that, in three years time, I can look back and congratulate myself, or alternatively, berate myself for being so naive.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

20 miles, 7 Battlefields

Barry over at League of Augsburg did an interesting post about all the battlefields he past on the way to a wedding in the Highlands and it spurred me on to do a similar post about all the battlefields that I passed on the way from my Mum and Dad's house to Edinburgh while I was up there at half term. Apologies for nicking your idea Barry but I was thinking about doing it anyway. Honestly!

Battle of Dunbar (1296)

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Stormbringer in the Mags

Stormbringer was Chaosiums RPG set in the world of Elric and the Young Kingdoms. Originally released in 1981, it was basically Runequest set in the World created bu Michael Moorcock and was pretty much written by Ken St.Andre, the same bloke that is responsible for Tunnels and Trolls. The game was pretty popular but may have been edged out of peoples view by the much more successful Call of Cthulhu released the same year. The game didn't get any supplements that I'm aware of in it's first edition but did get several in the 2nd (1985) which was essentially the same game but cleaned up a bit. At least 6 were released, the first of which was then included in the GW published 3rd edition in 1987 which is the version that I own. Now, you'd think that having a shiny new RPG in a lovely hardback with miniatures to support it, GW would have spent more time trying to flog this game to the public but White Dwarf only ever featured the game once with a 3 part adventure called 'The Madcap Laughs' in issues 95-97. Considering the game had been around 6 years and the White Dwarf regularly featured material for Runequest and Call of Cthulhu, this was a rather poor show from the folks at WD. I was so incensed when I realised this recently that I wondered if anybody else had bothered writing material for the game. I dug around the internet for digital copies of other ancient RPG magazines and, lo-and-behold, I found some stuff. So in order these scenarios from lingering a sad and mouldy death, I present them to you so that they may take on another life in the 21st century.

Friday, 11 October 2019

No plan survives contact with the enemy

The North West Frontier project went down really well and I have to say, that, despite it being a bloody stress to get it done, I really enjoyed the process of working through it and the sense of satisfaction at getting it completed. With that in mind I want to start planning new projects so that I can get as organised as possible. In this post I want to get them written down so that I can stop thinking about them all the time.

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