Monday, January 19, 2015

Blood Bowl Game 4

The apothecary attends to Achilles. In the background the Black Orcess feigns innocence.
First game of the year!

fg and I decided to play a weekday game of Blood Bowl.

The game was particularly bloody, and we each had one player brought back to life by our apothecaries, and at one point in the second half I was playing with 4 players down.

The orcs managed to score a touchdown in each half, while I barely managed to escape a scoreless game by passing to and then sprinting one of my Bull Centaurs to the endzone.

fg's team managed a few more advancements, while mine only managed one - this will make the next game harder for me, unless I can gain some inducement.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

D&D Stone Giant Elder repaint

The rules for giants in Warhammer are quite fun, and so I wanted to paint one up for Adrian's Orcs and Goblins army; problem is, the official model is expensive.

After some googling, I got myself a D&D Stone Giant Elder which I did a minimal conversion on to end up with the fellow pictured above. I swapped his head for that of a Warhammer Ogre, and also cut the top half of his soft, curved club and grafted the hard plastic club from the Warhammer Ogre sprue.

Getting the flesh paint done on such a large figure was not easy - I needed several coats before I had an even finish. It also took me a while to decide what colours to paint his clothes. In the end I decided they were mainly leather and fur, and that he used part of a medieval tournament tent as his belt, and the kilt and bucklers from an unfortunate Scotsman for the top half of his... well, top.

One problem with buying the prepainted D&D figures online is that there is usually no indication of the size of the model. Fortunately, this model is just the right height for a Warhammer giant, being 7.5cm from sole to top of his (swapped) head, and would be 10cm if measured he was standing straight.

You can get an idea of his size from the picture below, which shows the 5cm x 7.5cm base I glued him on.

January Giveaway

In November 2013 I gave away a couple of bundle of rulebooks, and I was planning to continue to do so but 2014 started off bad for me. Anyway, things are more settled now and I want to continue to give away some of my stuff over the next few months.

The offer this month is on a copy of Contemptible Little Armies, pictured above.

The "rules", once again, are:

Let me know if you are interested in getting either of the bundles by leaving a comment, and I will draw a recipient at the end on the 15th of the month. This is not a first-come, first-serve offer.
The offer is free; once I let you know you have been drawn, do let me have your email and mailing address and I will mail it off to you. You don't even have to pay for the postage. I am doing this not to get some money back, but to give these rules a good home. If you want to pay back somehow, I ask that you make a small donation to a local charity, or consider doing the same thing I am doing and give some rulebooks that you no longer use a chance for a new lease of gaming life.

Good luck.