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Dave is an amazing craftsman and all round good fellow. Very well done, as always!
It’s actually a hard choice, but I too like the first one best. She was well worth the wait!10/09/2019 at 14:34 in reply to: MediEval Rules No Markers No record Keeping Simple #121801
I love the look of your table, Mark. What material do you use for the sculpting? I assume it’s some sort of clay that air dries? Most inspiring!
No question, CP have a lovely array of figures for sale.
I’ll be patient then.
Mike, when do we get to see pics of that comely wench? The figures are looking great!
I can only repeat what others have been saying. Superb moderation, nice folks, impressive knowledge along with a very interesting diversity of topics are the factors that keep me here. TWW is the first hobby website I check every day!
While I still love my painted minis, lately I’ve become quite enamored with my unpainted collections – I find the figures so gorgeous they don’t need the colour. Perhaps it’s a little like (re)painting the old Greek statues – something might be gained, but something would be lost as well. But then, this is with 54mm plastics; for whatever reason I don’t think it would be as appealing to me in the smaller scales, and certainly not in metals. To my eye the unpainted games, with their array of coloured plastic, complete with felt fields, simple block hills and Bully trees have their own strong appeal, though I know this will be a minority position!
Dave, you really do a nice job on those videos. You do a good job of pointing out how the rules work and the fun you all seem to be having is contagious. Well done. sir!
Lovely sculpts, though they do seem to be the well-heeled set. Great fun to see more figures being released!
Those really do look great. One of the frustrations in looking at Warrior’s catalogue is the lack of good photos. Outstanding work!
It always impresses me how some of the oldest wargames publications remain some of the best. Though never organized enough – yet – to do a campaign, I’ve done a lot of solo gaming, and great fun can be had, I’ll tell you.
Those Zulus of yours are gorgeous, Donald!
I still have my copies – both great games – Stomp uses Rock/Paper/Scissors for combat…
I’m jealous, Mike! Mine are long gone but I remember we had a great deal of fun with them.
Two more silly options, if you can find them:
Chaosiam had a game called Stomp! in which a giant is trying to squash a bunch of thieving elves before they can escape from a wizard’s garden; the elves meanwhile are trying to pin down the giant’s sandals with garden stakes and then pull him over with ropes so that his fall will break the wall. It is a very silly game.
The other was by Steve Jackson Games and was called Globbo. This one featured an amorphous, growing, homicidal babysitter, armed with slapping hands, guns and a deadly belching head, trying to destroy the “kids” under its care. The kids come in three varieties or stages: the first and second are blobs of yeast and floating sparks – when enough sparks can land on a yeast they morph into the third stage: a full grown bug-like creature – deadly and nasty. It’s not the sort of game one sees every day.
Both date from the 1980s.
Oh, come on…. Go big or go home. There’s nothing like AWI in 54mm.
Agreed! It’s a shame All the King’s Men went under, but the plastics out there now (LOD, etc.) are superb.
Those look very nice. Are they by Crusader?
EDIT: Though now I look again, are the shields a little small? Still lovely painting though.
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Yes, thank you, Mike!
Samurai Blades it was! Thanks, chaps. Lots of great memories of that game…
That is simply breathtaking. I want one too, though my enthusiasm is lessened a trifle after imagining how I’d explain storing it to my wife…
That looks amazing!
Thought so to both counts. I don’t wind-up mine either! Now, did you modify them or did they come in those colours (I especially mean the two in the middle with the contrasting heads).
Are those roll-a-matics (the type you slide back and they scoot forward)? If they are that’s the type that fill my ranks of demented pepperpots – love the little guys! Though they are a mite too big scale-wise, I still prefer them to those made by Corgi. Also, looking them over, it’s clear you’ve done some good brushwork or have found some very unusual colour variants. Well done!
Any chance we might see these in an upcoming game? Fingers crossed…
That upcoming mini looks superb. I would highly recommend, as you mention, that the rules be open to solo play. That really opens up possibilities for many gamers, even those who normally play with an opponent – there’s a great appeal in being able to crack out a few miniatures and terrain pieces and have a quick game on a quiet evening at home. And I agree that having a “well-known name” writer isn’t necessary at all – just make sure the rules are well play-tested (probably plenty of folks around here would be willing to help) and watch for that bane of small time rules sets: typos. Finally, I might be a little unusual in this, but photos aren’t necessary; text and layout are much more important. But then, as you’re a miniature company, I’d guess photos are a given! Best of luck with it all!
First of all, many thanks for the excellent review and AAR. It was a very interesting read. I’ve always had a soft spot for WFRP 1st edition: it came out in my early teens and, along with Runequest, really swept me away into its imaginary world. Overall I loved and love the setting. True, its emphasis on gloom and skullz and unspeakable evil could be a bit much at times, and what GW did to it over time was…unfortunate…but that first book, and its illustrations (especially that smashing cover!) and the minis that were released to support it up through the mid-90s, were an impressive achievement. Makes me want to crack out my copy and give it a flip through again.
Just curious, have you ever considered looking at the revised version that came out in the early 2000’s? I think it was a joint effort by Black Library and Green Ronin (Dragon? Sorry don’t have the copy in front of me just now). I think that version managed to stay pretty true to the original vision while cleaning up a good deal of the fiddly bits like the Naked Dwarf thing and the magic system. At any rate, it might be worth tracking down.
Thank you again for the excellent blog post!
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All most inspirational, and great to hear young Harry survived to fight yet another day. I especially enjoyed the smaller scale of the game – while big Colonial scrums are loads of fun, of course, it’s nice sometimes to zoom in and get more personal. Thank you for posting!
You really do an awfully good job on these. It’s great fun seeing your excellent paint and modelling work “in action”, and the episodes always read well, having loads of the atmosphere one wants in the genre. Two quick questions: do you play these games solo? What make are the skellies?
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…