Tuesday, 18 August 2015

28mm Wasteland Survivors Kickstarter.


Not been upto much this week its all been geared to getting ready to go away on holidays. However I forgot to mention this kickstarter I've just backed. Its only a small one for a set of 6 maybe 7 figures.

You'll find them quite familiar and right up my Post Apoc Alley :D
Estimated Delivery is Nov 2015 and as you can see the greens are already sculpted just the Stretch Goals will need sculpting but there are ogre dollies ready to be modded. At the moment its £28 posted in the UK for the first 6 and its £40 with the Stretch Goal 1 added :)








Wednesday, 12 August 2015

First Necromunda fig finished.

Quick mid week post. Finished off my first figure for Necromunda. I had this figure from the Warlord games stand Last October. The figure is Hansa Nairoba a mercenery character for the Gates of Antares sci fi game. I picked it up just because I really liked the model and its sculpted by Kev White from Hasslefree miniatures.

I just liked the figure and had no real idea what scheme to paint him in and he has sat undercoated on my desk since then. When I started the Necromunda project backup I then realised what good Van Saar he would make so decide to paint him in there typical green scheme. I think he works quite well as an upgraded ganger or perhaps even a leader.

I then had though he would make a good Harlon Nayl from the Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett a bounty hunter who work for the inquisitor from time to time. I think I will need a second one now lol







I haven't really done much else on this project I plan to start and tackle it fully in September. I mentioned last post I got some damaged figures from Kieron over at http://cheaphammer.blogspot.co.uk/ I've stripped them back and repaired the damaged bits mainly replacing the knife blades and adding a new hand with silenced pistol (very Delaque I thought)



Gaming wise I played my second game of Batman last night down at Pulp Citizens Slightly bigger crews this time. Black Mask facing off against the Penguin. I took all my crew withs gents agreement over the to elite penguin gang.  I lost 32-21 VP with it being quite close until the final round when I lost Penguin and got turfed off 2 out of the 3 objectives I was holding. It was a really good game and I learned a few lessons Dead Shot is erm deadly! I also made one error which was moving to close to a lampost with my shield thug who then got sniped by Mesh with his assault rifle on Round 1 ouch! I should of paced Titan Thug as over two rounds dead shot turned him into a smear across the road lol.

The Crew is due to be expanded again soon with Freeze and two more thugs (Shotgun/Smg) Though I am now thinking of adding Sickle and the Machete/Pistol Thugs. Different combo's are being tossed around with tougher crews and bigger numbered crews being ones to try out.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

MDF Wargames Tournaments Industrial set

Things are slowing down at Brummie towers. Prep for our holiday at the end of August has began so the hobby time is now becoming less. It will all pick up in September when I get back and I am pottering around with various bits.

I have to say a big thank you to both Colgar6 of Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers and Kieron of Cheaphammer!! who both sent me some Necromunda figures they had going spare.

I got the Telekinetic Wyrd and a complete set of Scavvies with Mutations and nicely painted as well! As well as a pair of Delaque Juves who need some weapons to get them back on the table.

Talking of which my recent sale of my Empire of the Dead stuff as well as trading a fair bit has given me some cash to spend and some addition to the Necromunda Collection. So far I've managed to collect the basic sets with a few extras for the following gangs which is a great start. Some especially the later Fanatic releases are tricky or expensive to come by it seems. I think I will concentrate on the first Editions


1st/2nd Edition  Orlock Gangs.
1st/2nd Edition Goliath Gangs (the 2nd edition need better weapon choices but there all complete).
Escher.
Delaque.
Van Saar.

Character wise
2x Bounty Hunter
Kal Jericho!!!!!!!
Mad Donna
Brakar the Avenger!
1x Scum
A bunch of Spyrers

I also purchased this off  Ebay  last week its a Wargames Tournaments Industrial set. This was not direct and I managed to get it shipped to me for £50 they usually sell for around £70 plus shipping for painted so I am chuffed I spotted it and managed to snag it. There there different sizes set doubling and then trebling what I have here. I have already looked at some of his other buildings he offers and think they will compliment what I have quite nicely.

There store is worth checking out theres is tons of stuff for sci fi, post apoc, bases, forest bases etc
Wargames Tournaments Ebay Store

I assume when new it comes flat packs like most MDF kits.

It came flat pack. I have glued together the legs of the towers, the ladders and the barriers to the walkways. I need to get a deeper storage box so for know have disassembled them so they don't get damaged. You also get separte barriers that slot in along the edges I've not glued these on as it reduces the configuration you can set up the towers. It covers a good amount of ground. I may pick up a few extra towers later in the year. As I had quite a few spare walkways, ladders and barriers.

Its a good size I think it will work well in most Post Apoc settings as well as Batman, Pulp City and other games.




 The barriers that slot in.




 Left over walkways, barriers and ladders from this setup.


I need to make some toxic pools and get some boxes, barrels etc to scatter about next.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Penguin Crew Reinforcements

At the Barrage show I picked up a couple of extra's for my penguin crew. Thug set 3 gives me Blue Penguin Axe* and the Conqueror Penguin. Its another 50 rep to my existing crew bringing it upto 248 rep $800 leaving me a bit of change for some gear. I have a game against Pulp Citizen on the 12th August so they will get there first outing then.

Blue Penguin Axe (several Blue penguins all equipped differently yet others have there own names lol) Its an odd pose the figure comes in two pieces the main body and the right hand with axe. The vents were a pain in the ass to remove in the axe shaft theres is a nick of metal that came away when filing it down. Also the left hand is smaller in size to the right.

The detail is quite delicate on these figures I am struggling to paint them up to my usual standards I feel.




The Conqueror Penguin who has his chain and comes equipped randomly with a frag grenade. Decided to go with Purple sports gear to help differentiate him from the other Elite Thug the Penguin Emperor.

This guy was fiddly as hell to assemble he fitted well together I didn't have to file away as much as I did on some of the others. Though I did fear the chain might snap. Again the tabs on the chain are in awkward spots and fearing damaging it to much I left  bits attached. The Conqueror comes in 3 pieces Body, Head and arms attached to the chain which you have bend gently to position the arms with the body. I pinned everything on just because I didn't want to knock him over and have to bend everything back together again.





These guys come with a newer style bases. Its a 30mm slotta but there is no recess instead its has rocks, soil molded into the base. Quite a nice feature I filled in the slot with milliput as usual and textured it with a nylon brush and it blends in quite well I think and is still quite sturdy.
The Whole crew so far.

I've ordered Thug set 2 (Savage Penguin and Ice Penguin) which adds another 50ish rep and I've also got Mr. Freeze which will bring my crew up to 375 ish so for most games which are 350 rep i'll need to drop a thug out.

I'll have some a Necromunda themed post mid week I need to get some stuff fully assembled and I'll be doing a post about that. Its been a chaotic but better week this week a big thank you to all the well wishes on my last blog post. Hopefully normal service can resume :)

Friday, 24 July 2015

What's Occurring???

Been a nightmare week this week. Little one still not right has tummy ache that comes and goes but always at night time so not slept much this week. Dog has got at an ear infection and car broke down for the third time in six months and been in the garage most the week. Managed one paint session on Tuesday evening but have been to knackered the rest of the week, Got some base colours on two more Penguin Thugs for the batman game but little else.

So you've probably noticed the blog has changed :D Fancied something different and it ties in with some project switching which I'll go into now.

Had to have a heart to heart with myself this week. Storage is beginning to be come a problem  and looked around at what projects I have and what terrain I have for them etc. I've decided to let some stuff go. 

Firstly 15mm AVP this has been touched for 18 months if not more I can't find rules I am happy with for it and I have no terrain at all. These have been traded and I got a nice set of Second Edition Goliaths which will come in handy for Post Apoc gaming. I have also decided to drop Empire of the Dead for the same reason I have no terrain for it and so its all up for sale or for trade for Necromunda stuff.

I have 16 Escher gangers enroute as part of a trade with a Lead Adventure member. Some of the sales has funded my purchasing of some More Goliaths (First and a few more Second), Orlocks (first and second edition sets) I'm also negotiating some purchases with other friends for some more figures.

A lot of it has sold and what has been pleasantly surprising is that a lot of the painted figures have gone first over the untouched figures I was expecting to hold onto them and have to strip them!
Here is a link to whats left anyone interested PM me via LAF or leave a comment.
http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=80656.0

I have a very fond memory of Necromunda I had them all including Outlander (all First edition) and sold them all when packing in the hobby. We played this game to death in school and with my gaming buddies. Its is bit archaic in comparison to more recent skirmish types games but to be honest I would like to have a bash with the original rules again just once for old times sake. There seems to be a few thriving Forum communities and facebook groups for it.

Miniature wise I was having a sort through and found a single Ratskin that I had kept because I'd painted him back in 1996/97. I have taken a photo and decided its time to strip him and give him a new paint job. Having stripped and rebased him for now its reignited my passion for these GW classic figs the majority being single pieces cast they are really lovely sculpts.

His older 1996 paintjob :P


Here is all shiny and Chrome looking :D

I also have been looking at Confrontation the pre-cursor to Necromunda that was released in White Dwarf. I could remember seeing a few of the Hive Gangers in the catalogues but didn't realise they had done a few single piece casts which are amazing looking!! I shan't be collecting these ones there nice but they are super expensive!!



Axiom has done a superb job on one.

Theres more pics on his blog which has some awesome Rogue Trader, Inquisitor and Necromunda themed.

http://magpieandoldlead.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/one-man-and-his-dog.html


For more pics of the figures have a look at this collection page.
http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Necromunda_First_Releases_(Confrontation)_-_Collectors_Guide

Which it then struck me that playing Across the Dead Earth would fit well with Necromunda figures. So I am going to try and collect as much Necromunda stuff as I can and get it painted this will be a big undertaking but will see what I can do.

Terrain wise my post apoc stuff can be used for it and I have bought some MDF terrain off of ebay rather than use the card/plastic bulkheads that were originally part of the game. Its an industrial set that someone has already painted so should save me some work.

I am currently reading through the Community Edition of the Necromunda rules as this has changed slightly since the Original and the second edition and is currently what is being updated and played with. Its over at http://gaming.yaktribe.org/ and is free to download you just need to sign up to access the downloads a simple and easy process.

I am seeking out second Edition Goliath weapon sprues. If anyone has any for sale let me know please.



Saturday, 18 July 2015

Radioactive Refreshments!

Been a mixed bag this week. Started out great with a game of Across the Dead Earth with my good friend Pulp Citizen . Played a loot game and tried out all my terrain (some unpainted) which was nice to see how much it covered the table. I think personally a couple more taller buildings are need so once I have got all this Mantic stuff done its something I shall look into.

The little one was bad with a stomach bug on Tuesday evening which quickly went around the whole family by Thursday night and we all been unwell. All seem to be on the road to recovery now but its meant an unpleasant few days.

Finished for Tuesdays game and were planned for a post on Wednesday which I never got around to doing here is are the Radioactive Refreshments again by Thunderchild Miniatures. These are a treat to paint up especially as there damaged in the apocalypse. Rather than free handing some signs on the sides. I had a go at printing out some posters and weathering them a bit to appear old and worn. I went for Nuka Cola ones well because Fallout is cool :)











In other news. The Shattered Crown kickstarter is nearly at 100 backers and approaching the 7k mark of  its 20k goal. If your thinking of backing now is the time to join with 8 days left to go!!



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chappellm/the-shattered-crown-the-fantasy-war-game-reinvigor

Also a Across the Dead Earth is having a Summer Sale!!



Gangs reduced to £12.50 and the combined deals reduced grab youself a bargain!!
http://dead-earth-games.myshopify.com/





Saturday, 11 July 2015

Chilling Raiders.


Another manic week in the Brummie household have been busy most nights this week with one thing or another. Finally got in a painting session Thursday night and finished off another Raider. This time the models is from Scabies Punks from Wargames Foundry's Street Violence range. I had started this guy way back when the Across the Dead Earth game was going into production and I had the Redclaw minus Fatboy and this guy was going to be a stand in and later on an addition to the gang. well Fatboy arrived before I could get him finished so he has languished on the paint desk for around 12 months now! TBH he was quick to finish mainly the clothing, weapons and metallic area's requiring work.

The characters name on the Foundry suitable is Mongo Smash which I think I'll keep :) The buckles down the guys leather trousers drove me nuts lol. I will get the rest of the pack done at some point as they are also primed and ready to go.






I shall probably continue with more EM4  Raiders as the week goes on but I've also based the Mars Attacks Ruins I previewed a couple of months back. They are no in fixed position and all the accessories have been based and I think it adds a lot to there general appearance. They are also more stable something which in a recent game of 7TV2e we found if you breathed on them they fell over lol

 
 The Awesome Accessories you get in the pack  I shall still use of the US looking mailboxes but they will be rubbish bins rather than for there intended use. Theres a couple of signs a 'STOP' and a directional one but I think I will incorporate them into a larger terrain piece somehow.




All Primed with a cheap black acrylic paint mixed with PVA. The top ruin's base warped as I ran out of my cake bases and used normal card. Luckily sticking the tray on it over night as it was still drying has pushed flat again. Next step is to add some debris and other detritus to them. I may have to get some putty and fill all the holes in as well. 

Bit more work on some Thunderchild Miniatures  Radioactive Refreshments. I managed to finish off the Creature Feature Comforts. Shown below with Raiders who after a busy day pillaging and looting the wastes need to put there feet up and chill with Nuka Cola and a rat on a stick.





Well thats it for now. I am off to the Barrage Wargames Show in the morning in Stafford with Pulp Citizen to browse and make a few purchases. First time at this show so looking forward to it :) Hope you having a good weekend all :)