Monday, 26 September 2016

The Cast Gathers

Here are the figures I've painted so far.

Top left, we've got Unity Troops from GZG's Tomorrow War Brazilians. I like the way they seem to have a single eyepiece.
Next left, we have cultists from Khurasan. I can't find them on their website any longer.
Next left are security bots by from GZG. I think that they're meant to be 6mm mechs but they remind me a little of the security droid in Robocop.
Bottom left are 'civilian' droids from GZG.
Top right, we have Stalkers using Oddzial Osmy's Vampires. They are quite slight compared to GZG but I love the energy in the poses - just how I would picture people who can teleport.
Next right are a number of adventurers from a variety of manufacturers.
Next right are military types from GZG (can't remember the range) and Oddzial Osmy.
And bottom right are police types from Khurasan.

Sorry, I've just done a job-lot picture. You'll get close-ups when I have my first game which will hopefully happen by the middle of October.
I've got plenty still waiting for a lick of paint, including a number of aliens, but they will have to wait until after my first game.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Cadan Madak the Bounty Hunter

Having got rid of all my 15mm sci fi figures and scenery a couple of years ago, I've been tempted back into the fold by Nordic Weasel Games' Five Core and Five Parsecs from Home rules (both available from Wargame Vault). There are a number of excellent reviews of the rules elsewhere on the web so I won't bore you with my thoughts, other than the fact that I really like them.

So here is my first character - Cadan Madak the Bounty Hunter.

You can roll dice to create each character. However, I cheated a little. This guy looks like a bounty hunter to me so I decided that that would be his class. The rest of the results have been created by dice rolls:
Origin - Research outpost
Motivation - Revenge
Character Class - Bounty Hunter
Special Circumstances - Infiltration Unit
Talent - Infiltrator

So here's my take on him.

Orphaned at an early age (circumstances unknown), Cadan was transferred by Unity Administration to be a guineapig at an isolated research post where scientists were developing the black ops infiltration 'super soldiers'. However, mistakes were made in the enhancing and conditioning of some of their subjects, including Cadan.
In adolescence, he discovered more than he should have done about his origin and broke free. Now he seeks revenge on those who assigned him to the Unit but to survive he uses his skills in infiltration to operate as a bounty hunter.

Now I need to roll some more dice to recruit his travelling companions.

Friday, 1 January 2016

My First Game of the Year!

Looking back at this blog, the last actual game I played was 2nd January 2015 - that is terrible. Last year was way too busy or I spent far too muh time prevaricating. It certainly doesn't help that my main opponent (Son Number 2) now lives in Knutsford - 160 mile away.

Well we finally had another game of Mayhem - Mintaurs versus Fish People.
Sorry about the poor quality photos - new phone rather than my camera. I resort to the latter from now on.

The Fish People Army
Here we have the fish people. The general is the octopus at the rear - rather slow but with a pretty high command dice because he can dirrect eight units at a time.
On the right flank, are the People Spearmen supported by a Fish Giant and on the left flank are Fish People Swordsmen, one unit of which is elite. In the centre is a Fish Hero.

Minotaur Left Flank

 The Minotaurs were pretty basic - just eight units of Minotaurs, one of which was elite. 
The left flank had a hero supporting its rear. 
The right flank had a unit of wolves in front and the general at the rear.

Minotaur Right Flank
Having not played for a year, we were both a bit rusty so I dare say we got things wrong but we had fun so everything was good.

Basically, my Minotaurs advanced on the Fish People and slaughtered them.The Giant Fish did manage to knobble my elite minotaurs but that was it and I'm afraid that I was too good at throwing straight 1's.

One spear unit and two swordsmen already wiped out and due to some really poor dice throwing the Fish Giant is rather left out in the cold.

Finally the Giant Fish tries to get close enough to lob a rock or two but to no avail. The swordsmen are wiped out and the Fish People Army breaks.

Let's hope I manage another gam before 2017!
And in the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful 2016.