Friday, 26 December 2014

Ice and fire pt 1

I thought I'd post my first game of lion rampant for my ice and fire themed games.
It will in no way follow the books but take its own path and will have many twists and turns along the way.

It starts with a scenario from the rule book whereby one force has to find and safely retrieve an escaped enemy captive.

Young Rob Stark has not long been crowned King of the North, word reaches his camp that his mother, Lady Catelyn, had been travelling through the Riverlands when here escort was ambushed.
She is said to be hiding in a nearby village. Immediately Rob mobilises some men and they head out.
As they reach the village enemy banners are spotted to the west. It's Ser Gregor Clegane and his men. Backed up by a few Lannister regulars.
He must find his mother quickly.

The Stark host in the east
The Lannister host
Good fortune, Lady Catelyn is found by the outriders. (Jammy turn 2 dice)

The Clegane yeomen respond quickly 
The outriders start to escort Lady C from the battle
The Stark serjeants form up to cover there retreat.
Elsewhere the opposing forces close in.

Yards from safety, she drops an earring.
(Needed a 5 on 2d6)
The yeoman keep up the pursuit 
She drops another earring 
As she looks for it, Lannister men catch Greatjon by surprise 
And swiftly rout his host.
To no avail though as Lady C finds her earrings and is safely escorted from trouble.

Well an interesting game that I thought may end without a blow being struck.
Also seems highly ironic that the stand in unit of numidian horse was the star of the show. The law of sod strikes again.

Thanks for looking 

Epic orks

So the gorging on food and drink has passed, and I'm already itching to be productive.
As a break from the medieval posts recently I have revisited some neglected 6mm miniatures.
These are a mix of various wagons for epic orks. I use a simple system for painting these by selecting a base colour (usually red as they go faster!), then pick out any metallics, and finally glyphs or embellishments or crew. 
They are then inked with either black or brown before Matt varnish.
Simple but effective at this scale.
Some progress pics
Base colour etc
Bikes and trucks at various stages 
Some wagons awaiting varnish 

Thanks for looking back soon with more updates 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Pre Xmas present 2

As posted earlier was a pic of the boxes, now a couple of pics of the parts and finished buildings. These have had a coat of 3 different spray paint and await the details picked out by hand.

An additional benefit of the buildings are the fact they can be unbuilt and stored in the original box 

Very handy indeed 

Pre Xmas present

I have not had much spare time recently so the blog has suffered accordingly. However many new and existing posts will be updated in the next few weeks.

As a continuation of my 28mm medieval posts I picked up these at half price.

A nice little set of buildings for under £40.
I currently have them in the shed getting under coated, full pics of the parts to follow.