Monday, May 20, 2013

Freshly Painted Pulp Figures

I just received around 30 pulp figures back from Doc Merkury who did a great job painting these for me. I am currently going through the finishing process and will post pics when they are done. I really like how the Ogre companion came out.



Friday, May 17, 2013

Where Heroes Dare! With A Science Fiction Spin

One of the designers of Where Heroes Dare! has been working on a science fiction version and he took the time to host a game. His table was awesome and the game was a lot of fun. Like WHD!, the game is about creating a story line and major characters are often just captured when they fall instead of dying. Pre-painted Star Wars figures work well for this game and that is what we used.

The Republic forces landed in an attempt to determine if General Grievous was building some kind of secret weapon, but instead are caught in a trap and have to try to escape. Obi-wan manages to escape but is forced to leave Anakin behind when he falls to become General Grievous' prisoner.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Something is about to happen ....


... that hasn't happened in an age. I painted something!

So, I have had these Wargames Factory Romans for years now and I finally did something with them.

I built the entire box and painted one stand to test the process and colors out. We'll see if I can get the rest done in the next 10 years, ;-) I built a few Numidians for psiloi and some light cav too for a DBA army. I think the test stand came out pretty good. If the rest come out equally as good, I will be happy.



Monday, April 15, 2013, Thumbs Up

I recently purchased some modern figures and vehicles from Age of Glory. This is the first time I have ordered from them and I recommend them highly. They provided a high degree of communication, the shipping cost was super reasonable and I got my stuff in three days. This experience was far better than any other internet miniatures retailer experience I have had in the past.

I have to go on record about the Imprint Modern vehicles too, they are fantastic looking! I have been looking for some of these vehicles in 1/50th scale for some time (years in fact) and I am quite pleased with them.


Monday, April 8, 2013

US Moderns

Doc Merkury's recent moderns in Afghanistan post inspired me to finish my moderns. Doc Merkury actually painted these too. I spent last week and the weekend basing and finishing these along with some other figs. I also just ordered a bunch of Taliban figures from The Assault Group to give these guys someone to fight.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game

If you have a solo roleplaying/storytelling itch that needs scratched, you should check out the Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game. It is free and very good. This is my personal favorite for solo roleplaying. There is a lot of material already available for the game and the author has more scheduled through 2014. You don't need to be a Doctor Who fan to enjoy the game, but you may become one if you start playing. They also came up with a pretty clever idea on an alternate way to play the game. They created a wiki that links everything together and included Doctor Who imagery and sounds to assist in setting the environment, complete with die roller. I can play this game entirely on my iPad if I am on the go too. You can get everything you need to play the game here, and the wiki is here.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cold Wars Aquisitions

I was looking to get a river boat of some sort and decided to go with the Miniature Building Authority's version. I think it needs a few additions, but I got a great deal on it. I also purchased an Old Glory torpedo boat. It seems like it has plenty of pulp potential.

Now, if I could just get either of these on the table, all would be grand! :-)
I also picked up a copy of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear. The big draw on this particular game was hearing of a solo expansion to be released in the near future.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

PyMapper Version 8 Available

PyMapper version 8 is now available. It looks like there is some functionality to use your maps for real time roleplaying with the implementation of Fog-of-War. It still has all the useful settings and features of prior versions as well.
You can get the latest version of PyMapper here and the PyMapper web site is here. In past posts there were comments indicating my PyMapper post should be updated because the program was no longer supported. I could find no evidence to support this claim then and I certainly can't find any now. For the record, there are several links to the tile scans here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dropzone Commander Free Paper Buildings

I had a chance to download the Dropzone Commander building slides last week and had Staples print a few of them and then over the weekend I built one to check the scale against my Battletech minis. I think they look pretty good. I haven't had a chance to glue it together yet, but even dry-fit they look good. Here is a link to the Buildings.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Where Heroes Dare Character Sheet

I wanted a way to store all my pulp heroes and villains for Where Heroes Dare! in some kind of file format that would allow me to edit the characters later if needed and I also wanted to be able to put some kind of character picture on the sheet as well. MS Excel was not my first choice, but as it turns out, it worked well. When I entered all the data for the combo boxes I included the rule book page numbers because I always spend too much time looking up specific rules and I think that detail will really help.

If anyone would like to use this, I have uploaded it to MediaFire here. There are two character sheets per page and you can make copies of the blank character sheet tab to store more heroes and villains in the workbook. Enjoy.
Edit: I found an error in the workbook. Here is a new link.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Dropzone Commander

Apparently, Dropzone Commander has been out for several months, but I was just made aware of it this past week. The game is produced by Hawk Wargames. I don't really need a new miniatures game to play in a different scale than I am already gaming in, but there are some intriguing aspects to the game. The unit models are nice, but the buildings are a big draw for me. The game is scaled at 10mm which is very close to the 12mm scaling for my click base Battletech figures and these building would look fantastic on my table. They may even work well for 15mm.


There is a downside though, the buildings are extremely expensive and you have to assemble them yourself. The quality looks to be very high, but they will probably be out of reach for most gamers. On the other hand, Hawk Wargames has made image panels of the buildings available for free download from their website and they look very nice for card buildings. Look in their downloads section.