Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Frostgrave mixture

Post WW1 exploits I needed a change and so I've dug out some part finished Frostgrave soldiers and ordered a couple more monsters.

 The gang's here! 

The metal dog from the tracker and dog pack, you can see the tracker here.
The three soldiers are all from the plastic Frostgrave set.



Both monsters are Reaper Bones figures and both are really lovely models that were a joy to paint.
The Golem is a simple wash and drybrush job, but that's exactly what the model needs.
I'm now tempted to get some more to do in different colors - I think a jade one would look great.
The werewolf looks a bit orange in the picture, but he isn't so bad in real life.

A few more shots of the individual soldiers now follow.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Alan Bligh 1974-2017

Alan Bligh, Forgeworld Studio creative and author of the Horus Hersesy games passed away on Friday after a short battle with cancer..
I worked with Alan for a time when he first joined Mail Order at Games Workshop and continued to bump into him as his career progressed through the company.

He was a warm, creative, talented, funny and intelligent man.
42 is no age for a man of his talent and humanity to be taken.

His great friend John French has written this heartfelt and moving tribute to Alan.

My thoughts are with his family and friends, especially his good GW friends John, Mike, Paul and Steve.

R.I.P. Alan.

40K at Warhammer World

Son and Heir needed adults out of the house so he could eat pizza and watch videos with his mates for his birthday.

So Gaming Heir and I toddled off to Warhammer World to play some more 40K.
He took all his Black Templars, so I had to supplement my Orks with some Eldar allies

Fun was had, dice were rolled, a pint of Bugman's was consumed (and yes, like a proper Dwarf, I grumbled at the price).

Sunday, 28 May 2017

AWI at Partizan

Steve was next to us with his usual gorgeous AWI set up.
I only took a few pictures

Steve's blog is here (though he usually posts his stuff on Facebook these days)

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sudan at Partizan

Apologies for the delay in getting these posted.
This was one of the highlights of the show for me, a superb huge Sudan game.

This ones' just for inspiration when I come to make Sudan terrain of my own!

As I said to James at the time. When I grow up I want to play games like this one.
And I didn't even get any pictures of the amazing observation balloon!

The chap responsible, has his own blog here
And the growing of the collection and lots more eye candy can be found on this thread on LAF

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cambrai at Partizan

The talented and likeable Dave Andrews and Aly Morrison were also showing off a WW1 game at Partizan (just the one game though - lightweights).
As a contrast to the brown hues of Oppy Wood they had a very verdant and colourful 28mm version of Cambrai.

A superb game full of lots of lovely little vignettes and clever touches.
A deserved winner of the Best in Show prize for the event.