Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tuesday at the Club. X-Wing 40k and MTG

21 people, yep back up to the numbers from before winter and a couple of new chaps. It is nice when an old chum returns to the fold, even better when 2 appear, perfect when they bring mates and future little gamers with that unbeatable luck that under 5s have. Thus the evening was spent throwing dice and having fun.

Picture time.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Open Combat, the quick game prior to work.

I do a lot of marking for school at home and the joy of a weekend is that i get to do family stuff. Alas work and family don't always work together. Today though was a great little game of Open Combat. If are not familiar with it look it up via Google etc. Plays in 30-45 mins, plenty of scenarios in the book or pdf, and you can build any warband your heart desires. Fantasy, yes, historical pre gunpowder, yes. What is not to like.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Last club night in August Saga and 40K, and introducing X-wing at school

At last another game of Saga and this time we played one of the scenarios properly. As I looked across at the mere 3 units in the waiting houses I thought easy peasy, this will be a cake walk. I was needless to say some what shocked when I realised at turn 4 I was unlikely to win with taking on each house and its resident Scots. Slowly victory fell to the Normans but it was a much closer game than I would have thought. I love it when this occurs as we all go home happy.
Normans closing in on the hidden Scots

My Scot opponent carefully considering how best to stay safe and out of harms way with 50% less than what I had.
40K has garnered interest again as the streamlining of the rules has brought some players back to the game. I have not had the pleasure yet but will soon. Some are very happy with the changes but out Blood Angels player felt a little ripped off when his usual heroes did not do what was expected of them.
Blood Angels not quite what they used to be?

Nice Necron force to cause mischief

Forgot to bring the other desert mat
Infinity at a club members house

The other table outside on a mild winters day, gotta love gaming in Australia

My Gorgos that has been more a hit than  a miss I have to say, not to bad in the game at all.

Note the micro-machines and pumice asteroids. This was an intro to X-wing that hopefully will see a few kids at school join the club and then play with the real toys.
Remember peoples that we play every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A quick jaunt to a new club.

I had the pleasure of spending the day with th Goulburn Valiant Stormers club to play a game of Basic Impetus 2. My first love with miniature games is the ancient and medieval periods and I had the chance to play my Carthaginian army. It was my first game and a great teacher took me through the steps. Alas I lost but still had a great day. The best part about Impetus in all its forms is the brilliant basing. In 28mm size the large 120mm bases allow almost dioramas to be built.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Happenings at the club and a few photos from WinterCon 2017 Canberra

This will be more of a photo dump as it would seem that it is to hard to use the iPad as a blog writer, at least for Blogger. Club has been up and down with mixed games some old some new being played.


Lots of TAGs in an Infinity game

40K in July

Infinity training game

WinterCon nice Boltaction army 01

WinterCon nice Boltaction army 02

WinterCon nice Boltaction army 03

WinterCon nice Boltaction army 04

WinterCon nice Boltaction army 05

40K ork army from WinterCon loved it

Details of the 40K ork army from WinterCon

Details of the 40K ork army from WinterCon

Really was clever

My Tohaa TAG for Infinity

One of our female painters Father Knight, it was very very good.

Another Training table for Infinity

Open Combat a new game for our club

More Open Combat

Fast and furious games in 40 mins or so in Open Combat

Bugbears won.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Test run using an IPad

A couple of shots from last Tuesday nights games. It was a quiet night even though it was school holidays. But Infinity came out again and one of us put together an Open Combat war band.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Painting as therapy, tanks, rpg characters and reaper bones.

Lately work has been rather busy and all consuming. Probably just me but that is how it seems to occur at times. So when I feel a little out of sorts I pull out the brush look to my incomplete projects and glue and paint until the jaded eyes brighten.

I went to a model expo a few weeks back and bought a couple of boxes of 1/72 tanks from The Plastic Soldier Company and Armourfast. I really like PSC tanks as they go together fast have buckets of detail and paint up nicely. 15mm is the usual size but with old time inspiration gripping me due to the expo the 1/72 stuff has given me a new impetus. Armourfast was a new player for me. Again nice quick builds with enough detail, not as much as the PSC tanks but enough. I think I would like to try a few more, possibly their Achilles tank destroyer.

So a look at the latest off the production line.
PSC M5 Stuarts in British service for Battlegroup Overlord

Armourfast M10 tank destroyers again I hope to use them in games of Battlegroup, or even Chain of Command.

Panzer IIIgs from PSC, these were free when you preordered one of the Battlegroup books from the Plastic Soldier Company. Yep 2 books 2 models. Nice I hope to pick up some T26 Russian tanks for a little bit of Barbarossa madness. Hence the dusty tracks and road wheels.

My family has played a number of RPGs for a while now and I have a collection of minis that date back 35 years most of these are much more recent but still fun to paint. I hope for a game this Sunday with the family.

Reaper bones bugbears, what great minis. These will make a nice force for Open Combat skirmish rules.

Reaper Bones Gnolls.

Hobbit leader by?????Maybe grenadier?

Love the horse/pony

Mantic Dwarves, as you build them they sort of don't have the character you see in other ranges but when the acrylic flows over them they really come  to life. Actually really like them now.

This is from a new range of pre undercoated miniatures for the pathfinder rpg. They come in a pack of two for a mere $7.00 Australian. Considering that I can get historical ranges in metal for $2-$3 each they are rather good value as many fantasy miniatures are a lot more expensive.

Female short warrior maybe RalPartha, a GW Hobbit and a Reaper metal Cult Leader, soon to be my main nemesis in the upcoming RPG.

Some villagers, mainly Reaper Bones but also a rather lovely fryer from Eureka Miniatures. He will make a Fryer Tuck for a bunch of Robin hood types I have also picked up of late.

Rather pleased with the output but want to spend more time licking brushes rather than reading other blogs but there is so much inspiration online.