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Looking forward to seeing more!
Whew, that’s a relief. ‘Tis a good place!
I’ve always thought the Stan Johansson 20mm Boxer range looked rather good.
19th century Colonials was, along with samurai, my first wargaming love. Back in the day I painted hundreds and hundreds figures for the Sudan campaign, and memories of those times, and the games we had, still bring a smile. These days my passion is 16th century campaigning in the New World – Spanish rodeleros, war-dogs, cannibals, lost cities and fabulously wealthy empires all offer tremendous scope for exciting games – but as that’s not pertinent to the question I’ll say no more… 🙄
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Thanks, DSG! That tip is most helpful. I’ll need to check in with my local printers and see what options are available. This whole idea has a lot of potential for a Big Scale gamer like myself.
Crikey. It’s looking outstanding so far!
Oh my, those turned out very well. Looks promising…
Thank you, Thomaston, that’s actually very helpful. I might well look into this!
Yes, he does look good! I always struggle with metallics, but you’ve done a splendid job both on that and his clothing.
I’m in awe of your painting skills. (Lovely figures, too!)
If any are interested, the hard copy New Hope City is on sale for a very affordable price at Noble Knight Games.
That is one great figure! Terrain is looking most promising!
I can only echo all that’s been said above. You’ve inspired me to do a similar project in 28mm; Back Alleys, Bright Lights (5150) arrived yesterday and my nose has been buried in it ever since – there are some excellent ideas there! One of these days I hope to get a look at The Department.
Your set-up looks very good. Hoping to see more reports on the ongoing investigation…
That’s actually really helpful, thank you. I’ve got THW’s Back Alleys, Bright Lights (5150) in the mail and will be interested to see what it has to offer for the genre. Ed at THW said it would be the best fit for the genre, possibly with New Hope City as a supplement. Keep up the great work!
If you’re so inclined I’d love to know what blend of The Department and 5150 you’ve settled on. For example, are you using the plot devices of 5150 but the combat system from The Department, or vice versa, or have you only used each for inspiration while making your own rules? I’m genuinely interested as I’m getting going on a similar project myself.
Oooo… hurry up and post more!
Yes, do! Largely inspired by your thread and some others here on TWW, I just placed my initial order for figures and rules for my own Blade Runner project. Unlike you I’ll be doing it in 28mm, however.
Looking forward to the next installment.
Outstanding work in every way. It’s a little hard to pick what I love best, but I think I’d have to pick those beautifully painted carpets in the third photo. How do you DO that?
Thank you for the inspiration!
Looking forward to this very much. PA is one of the tightest, most engaging set of rules out on the market.
Thank you. Just popped by THW’s site to see if I could provide a link, and see that most of their games have been withdrawn – including Larger Than Life, which might be the best fit for Blade Runner-type action. I’m pretty sure Ed, the proprietor, would print up a version for you, or send a pdf, if you ask nicely, or Noble Knight probably has a copy or two floating around. And then I see The Department is out of circulation as well. It’s a shame these games slip through the cracks…
Looking forward to watching your progress!
That noodle shop came out really well.
As I was reading some of your notes on the rules it occurred to me to ask whether you’ve ever taken a look at any of the Two Hour Wargames rules: either Larger Than Life (Pulp) or 5150 (Sci-Fi) might work almost perfectly for this sort of project. The campaign rules are also based on clues, there are plenty of dark alleys possible, and most important, the action seems to be a few ticks above what The Department tends to generate. Though I haven’t seen them, I’ve come across several AARs online that speak of Department campaigns finishing without a shot being fired, which to me sounds rather underwhelming. I suppose it depends what sort of gaming one prefers. Anyway, at the very least you might find some inspiration in THW’s stuff.
May I trouble you to ask who makes the dapper fellow in the spats? And the bald guys in orange jumpsuits? More Khurasan?
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Who makes the bald guys in the overcoats? Please?
I love this project. If you don’t mind my asking, who makes the Nexus 6 chaps – the bald ones (+mohawks) in overcoats?
Keep up the great work!
Must chime in to agree with the previous two posters. Very well done in every way! You’ve really mastered the comic book style, it must be said, and while the jar-tossing sequence is right up there, my favourite photo is when our hero is first seen standing in the gate – “Ayee, he is strong, this one!”
Is it my imagination or is that merchant sliding his foot back prior to beating a hasty retreat? Can’t say as I blame him, really.
Looking forward to the report!
This was just a normal pale flesh that I mixed all manner of colours into.
Well, colour me impressed. He turned out really well.
Heavens, Michael, that is a superb bit of brushwork. Though the paler version wasn’t bothering me, this one does look a good deal better. I wouldn’t want to cross him, that’s for sure!
Just out of curiosity, what flesh tones do you use? Foundry?
Be sure to post pics of that game!23/02/2019 at 16:04 in reply to: "Don't worry, Brigadier, people will be shooting at you soon!" #109741
I’ll look forward very much to the sequel(s).
As an aside, I’m currently hard at work on my own Whovian project in 54mm – inspired by your good self : just yesterday another batch of Britains Deetail paratroopers (the chaps with red berets) arrived to fill out my UNIT force – I now have four teams of five, with a few spares, which is about as big as I’ll need; yesterday’s other package was the old Marx Cape Canaveral set to be used for table dressing. Lots of fun!22/02/2019 at 14:43 in reply to: "Don't worry, Brigadier, people will be shooting at you soon!" #109676
Well, dash it all. Not the best day for the sons of Albion, but there’s always tomorrow, as they say. Surely the Doctor is planning his revenge even as we speak!
A lovely report, Harry, thank you. Such a fun read! Just curious, how do you model the Doctor in GH? Does he have “shooty” skills, “boxing” skills or something more subtle? I always scratch my head over how to represent him on the tabletop.
Finally, can we hope for a sequel?19/02/2019 at 00:36 in reply to: "Don't worry, Brigadier, people will be shooting at you soon!" #109456
Thank you!!!18/02/2019 at 18:42 in reply to: "Don't worry, Brigadier, people will be shooting at you soon!" #109443
Ah, how I do love these posts of 54mm goodness. Does sound like the Brigadier is in something of a tight spot, what, but with Benton and the lads arrived surely things will be on the mend shortly. Do hope further communications to follow!
PS An outing of Galactic Heroes, I presume?
PPS You don’t happen to remember who makes that Brigadier figure, do you? I like ‘im.
What about baboons? They might work!
Ralph: None of my business (I’m not a customer), but both Khurasan and Blue Moon have some excellent big apes already…
Ooh, summoned things sounds promising. The range is coming along nicely!
Right, had to sign back in for this one.
TEF, I think the orange lichen is a splendid touch. Your call, of course, but I think it really pops the figures; and you’re right, chances are the Vikings would have liked it themselves!
It’s tempting to holler, “To infinity and beyond!” or something similar. Thank heavens Dolores is free again. Great game report, Harry – love the figures, the terrain and the retro-pulp feel. I take it you enjoyed the rules? Any plans for some Dr Who action one of these days? (Fishing for more, you see…)
Hmmm, the wallet has begun pulsing.
Have you given the good Doctor and the Daleks a go since getting the official rules? (I remember you did that with a houseruled FFL. It appears the GH supplement has stats for not-Daleks and various other Whovian types…)
Off to take a peek at the Wiley Games site!
As a side note, I’ve been eyeing those Lancashire Games Mameluke models for a long while and yours are some of the first painted pics I’ve seen of them. They look great!