Tuesday 29 September 2015

Underground Terrain III

I have managed to repaint another aquarium decoration for my underground terrain project.

I picked this one up on eBay for just £3.53 (which included shipping from China).

Sunday 27 September 2015

Panzerfäuste: Tanks...

One of the things that I was looking forward to spring on the world was what we've decided to do for "tanks" in Panzerfäuste - well it is a fantasy game! :-)

Gnome Char d'Escargot

Orc 'Matilda I' War-Wyrm

More on the "logic" behind the war-beasts can be found here.

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Underground Terrain II

I picked up some aquarium rocky outcrops off eBay to use as rock terrain items for my underground table. I was a little concerned about getting a reasonable colour match with the vinyl tiles, but the god of wargamers smiled on me...

Using the Army Painter Grey undercoat I dry brushed this test piece with Vallejo's Medium Grey then Sky Grey and got what I think is a very good match.

Now to crack on with the other rocks...

Monday 21 September 2015

Panzerfäuste: Orc Infantry Section

Thought you might like to see this video of the forthcoming Orc Infantry section for Panzerfäuste...

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Underground Terrain I

As I said at the beginning of the month, I have for some time fancied creating an underground tabletop, not a role-playing tunnels and small cavern job, but a relatively large cavern battlefield. Whilst I wanted to do this, I also want to do it relatively cheaply, but also quite quickly (so no mod-roc creations like my Mars terrain).

For the tabletop I had considered a grey cloth but an (unwilling) trip to a carpet shop saw me perusing their vinyl kitchen and bathroom flooring, especially the marble effect ones. Most of this is cut to size but in a grouted tile effect which wasn't quite what I wanted. However fifteen minutes in eBay and I discovered these packs of one foot square marble effect self adhesive bathroom/kitchen floor tiles, three for £1.99...

I had intended to just lay them on a tabletop but found that they would stick to the underside of my TSS one foot tiles easily enough, so I dug out four and have made a 2 foot square underground tabletop!*

The tiles are very shiny, but a couple of sprays with matt varnish sorts this... Ok, now to find some items to stick on the tabletop.

* I bought enough tiles (three packs) to create a 3 foot square table, I just need to dig out some more terrain tiles from the loft!

Thursday 3 September 2015

Westerplatte 1939

Jakub Rozalski is a great Polish artist who painted some amazing "Steampunk" Russo-Polish War 1920 works a while back. To commemorate the anniversary of the Nazi invasion he has displayed some wonderful new works on his Artstation page...

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Panzerfäuste: Troglodyte Black Brigade Test Conversion

One of the races in Panzerfäuste that Wessex Games never got around to having sculpted were the Troglodytes (who are largely Polish influenced uniform wise). Today, I decided to try and convert a Trog of the "Black Brigade" wearing the 10th Motorised's black leather coats and "German" helmets.

I used the body of a Warlord early war plastic German with a GW Gnoblar head. I cut the leg down by a few mm at the knee so the figure was no taller than a Wessex Dwarf, before covering it in layers of Green Stuff to build up the distinctive leather coat, extend the feet and add some facial hair...

I know I won't win any prizes for sculpting but I think it looks ok and a decent paint job should hide 101 sins. It was fairly straight forward conversion job, another nine and I'll have a useable section! :-)

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Unleash iHell!

So my great plan to kick myself up the backside today came to nought as I have spent most of today ill with some kind of stomach bug. However some toys arrived in the best which I will talk about tomorrow...

So feeling under the weather I downloaded Slitherine's iPad fantasy warfare game Hell, which is based on the excellent Battle Academy engine so should be good. Unfortunately my first battles have been pretty resounding defeats to the forces of evil so I need to up my game (and probably reduce the complexity level!)

Despite two major defeats I must say it looks great and hopefully when I get my head around what tactics to use, should provide hours of entertainment.