Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Empire of the Dead first glance and an Update


I have started reading the Empire of the Dead book this week the background section at the beginning set the imagination off. It is informative yet open to interpretation and you could game this period very Steam punky if you so wished. I quite like the Victorian flavour with a taste of Steam punk myself my games will be set more rural. Perhaps moving to the city as I acquire more terrain.

Looking through the Gentlemens affiliations list I quite fancy having my gents as Wulfen Jaeger (monster hunters) I'm quite fond of dogs and the have one in there list. I will do groups for all of  them over time as they are all excellent ideas.

Updates wise I've finished my second Gentlemen for my NMRIH campaign.




Some more WIP stuff. Fences are built and need painting cottages need roofs painting then weathering. Done the putty work on the rest of the party's bases plus done my Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Professor Erasmus's bases also. The finished another six Mantic Zombies for 18 total and built the next six  and they are awaiting paint.

I also built up a mock table to see how far the terrain I have made so far will spread out. I was quite surprised to be fair its setup on a 3x3 area at the minute. I think Trees and hedges are need. I build to many road section I think but if I put them all together I can turn them into a field.  Any other suggestions I would be grateful.

















24 comments:

  1. Love the torch!

    For the bases, try wetting your finger and brushing them a bit after they've hardened a little, this might give you a bit more rounded edges on the stones themselves, if you know what I mean.

    Lovely looking table! It looks really good once its all put together.
    For hedges, go with clump foliage. I can't help you with trees, I'm affraid, Im thinking about that myslef!

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    1. Nice tip I'll have look for some :D

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  2. It is all coming together splendidly! Great work on the gentlemen and the table mock up is giving me the encouragement I need to try this at home! Great stuff.

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  3. It's all starting to come together very nicely. Using your spare road sections as a muddy field was a good idea. I'm very much looking forward to reading about your first game.

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    1. Cheers I made far to much road I think It surprised how much it filled the table up. But they will probably all get used in the first part of the campaign I'm planning.

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  4. Looking really good. As Bryan says, your use of the extra as muddy fields is a great idea.

    Love to see your first battle report mate!

    ;-)

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  5. Nicely Nicely Brother! Keep it Up!

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  6. I must agree with everyone else. The table mock up looks really good. It always suprises me when I build a table and all the elements come together for the first time. Keep going mate I'm itching to see more.

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    1. Cheers. It was quite surprising how quickly it filled up.

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  7. At the rate you're moving, not long before your first game then ?

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    1. All being well should be end of the month :D

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  8. Nice stuff sir. I look forward to hearing someone say "Let slip the hounds!"

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    1. Indeed I'm hoping to acquire an English Bull Terrier for the roll. Not sure on his name yet. I had though of Bullseye, Boatswain and Brutus so far.

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  9. Some very nice work Brum, I like the look of those horrible zombies,

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  10. Nice paintjobs. And it looks like you'll have good looking terrain to play on. Needs a little filling, but a great start.

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    1. Cheers. need some greenery which I'm planning and trying to locate suitable cheap alternatives at the minute.

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  11. Very nice. EotD is a cracking game. I wish you many fun-filled days (and nights) of tabletop mayhem with it.

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  12. Hmm, I thought I had already left a comment, but apparently not! I like how the table has come together, it all looks cool when set out on a table :) Nice paint job too on those gentlemen!

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    1. LOL Thanks dude. I do this all the time Blogger is weird. I get emails with a comment on but then can't find it on my blog

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