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  • in reply to: Project Slow Burn #133744
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    Very good, keep it coming! Love seeing 1Love, 2Sexy, 3Some and 4Play in action.

    in reply to: How I’m spending my time… #133743
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    I’ve stopped work, although the construction industry is still going here in the UK. It’s become a bit controversial and soon sites might close. So I’ve been a bit isolated the last two days.

    The first thing I’ve been doing is food. While everyone else was busy stripping the shelves in supermarkets I was buying military rations. I’ve got, French, Spanish, Lithuanian and British army rations. I must say the Spanish army eat well and must be one of the best ration packs around. Squid in black ink! for lunch, doesn’t get much better than that.

    This is the time I was craving last year which I didn’t have. Now it seems I have bucket loads of it. Not to worry as I’ve plenty on my painting table. I’ve a few projects started, well about four I think. So I should have plenty to crack on. My 6mm Starport Scum SF project. Two fantasy projects including building my own Heroquest in 15mm. Not likely to get bored anytime soon.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #132696
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    Sweet, looking good Mr Barracks. How much are we looking at for one of these beauties?

    I suppose you’ll be making a port next? Might need one.

    in reply to: All at Sea – New French Builds #132463
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    Interesting historic read, thanks for posting. On the back of the new £20 note isn’t it HMS Temeraire? That, for what ever reason came to mind when I was reading through it.

    in reply to: Astarte Adventures #132380
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    You’re doing a great job on these little sculptures. I didn’t expect the rock monster to die like that. Did make me laugh, thanks for the AAR.

    in reply to: Stroezie's painting log. #132170
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    Wow I’ve missed tonnes. Dunno where to start……..You are doing a great job. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. You have a good eye for colour. Those spectre things in green look simply bad ass. I’m going to do that. In fact I’ll send you a self addressed box. If you then could pop all the featured miniatures into it and send it back that’ll be cool. Or I could find out where you live and if you see a dark figure climbing out of your window carrying all your miniatures in the middle of the night that might be me.

     

    in reply to: Polyversal generic rule set #132168
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    This has been “coming soon” since 2014. Some of their miniatures producers have gone out of business in the meantime.

    I’m aware of at least four miniatures producers that are/were part of it. Dark Realm seemed to of dropped off the market place and Plasmablast shut up shop for ages but have reopened recently. The DZC minis don’t seem to be in production anymore. Which is now owned by TT Combat now I think. Brigade I think were producing minis for this as well, who seem unaffected.

    I agree with Mike. There seemed to be a lot of money and work involved for an over saturated market place.

     

     

     

    in reply to: Polyversal generic rule set #132127
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    I think it’s still on but seems to be a few years behind schedule.

    in reply to: Edge of the Storm – A Starport Scum campaign. #132126
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    Quite the adventure! Nice to see you picking this up again 🙂

    Only by looking back on this thread do I realise I have been dragging it out for two years. Time just goes by so fast, it still feels like yesterday. I feel like I Could pick up my planned Horizon Wars campaign that I began at the same time, or the other abandoned one from…probably 18 months ago. Or my WW2 campaign that has been dormant since August but feels new.

    Yeah, I can relate to all this. I have two projects on here which I’ve done nothing. Just not enough time to do it all. Nice to see you are carrying on with it though. I had to read back through it to refresh what was going on. Keep up the good work.

    in reply to: Eye Candy Topic #131892
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    I like how he says “my first attempt at Painting 75mm….” Even if that was my 100th attempt it wouldn’t look half as good as that.

    Haven’t Clockwork Goblin stopped their 15mm range in favour of Konflikt 1947? They are nice mechs.

    in reply to: Burning Sands – The Chronicles of Erland #131450
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    Nice! I do like these little fabled chronicles of Erland.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #131027
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    Okay, you talked me into it, I might have to have two. As it happens I got a hand made ship model from eBay for a couple of quid that was for repair. Just the right size for 15mm. So yeah…..I’m starting yet another project.

    Well, you can never have enough projects on the go!

     

    PS, I do like it when most of the hard work is done for me.

    in reply to: The end times are nigh – or are they? #131020
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    It’s always been tough in business. I got into work today to find out that the plastering company which was working on the same job as me has gone bust. That company may be gone but the plasterers working for them will more and likely carry on in the industry. When a miniatures manufacturer goes to the wall they close and you lose that from the market.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #131019
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    I’ve missed loads. Now I have a desire to make a ship.

    in reply to: Mecha: Chicken walkers, or regular? #131018
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    I’m assuming mechs with more than two legs are of no interest in the context of the question being asked. Otherwise, they’re just as cool, too.

    Well, isn’t a digitigrade an animal which walks on its toes? Which means aren’t dogs digitigrade? So I read the question as mechs with two or more.

    in reply to: Mecha: Chicken walkers, or regular? #131017
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    Um, I’m fussy when it comes to aesthetics of my mechs. I view aesthetics as an over all package not just based on locomotives. I don’t really go for the Battletech stuff much, I prefer mechs which look like war machines and not some giant robot from Lost In Space. So I suppose more chicken/digitigrade rather than human bipedal type? I think….

    in reply to: But It Is Shiny #125888
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    No, not at all. There just seems to be some grim satisfaction in simply adding it to the lead pile and doing nothing else with it. Same for rules, I bought a copy of the classic Battletech master rules 6 months ago and haven’t even looked at it. Well, that’s a lie because I’ve looked at the art work on the front cover.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #125760
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    Blimey I stand corrected, that’s a beast of a sword! Bigger than a ruddy Claymore! However I was right about one thing. You could slay a Gandowana bird with that quite easily.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #125755
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    It looks like it could be wielded as a single handed arming sword. Too small for both hands and that fantasy pommel might be a bit uncomfortable to use as a bastard (hand and a half) sword. Use it in conjunction with something else, like another sword.

    Oh, wait I know of a swordsman who wields two swords!  Can definitely see Erland slaying a couple of Gandowana birds with that.

     

    in reply to: Whimsy #125753
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    Just bought a new van this week and was clearing out the old one ready for sale. Lots of general crap over the years. Found some items I had lost and couldn’t find it at the time. No figures or scenery as such, which would be odd if I had. But I did find a Robinson fruit shoot lid. Um, where have I seen them used before?

    Got me thinking how I haven’t done anything Wargamey for at least 6 weeks.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #125749
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    You’ve been busy. Just think, back at the end of 2016 you started with a couple of Copplestone Minis and some Crom rules. Now you have a whole town with residents and your own rules to boot.

    Cool sword by the way, I like a good sword me. Although I have few historic repos, wasn’t keen on the fantasy ones. But that one looks nice, is it functional? Where did you get it?

    in reply to: A Starport Scum Engagement #123901
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    Cool, be good to see what you do with them. By all means keep us posted

    in reply to: A Starport Scum Engagement #123898
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    No worries, let me know if you require any more info. I don’t think they cost very much neither, which is a bonus.

    in reply to: A Starport Scum Engagement #123892
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    Ah yes,  I forgot to post the outcome of that game. I have a tendency to over stretch myself. I’m working a seven day week at the moment and don’t have much time to post. Well, that’s my excuse anyway.

    They are commercially available and from the Matchbox  MBX Construction range. These are the H20 Rig I think. Most of the vehicles do make excellent heavy vehicles and are easily converted. eBay is a good source.

    in reply to: A Starport Scum Spy Game. #122459
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    . Are those KR16 minis? For some reason I’ve always had it in my head Star Port Scum was a humorous game.

    Most of the minis are CP Models, KR16. The scenery is mostly former Angel Barracks stuff. I had big plans for that but my gaming group never happened. So it’s nice to get some use out of it.

    Starport Scum is pretty much open ended and very flexible. So should lend itself for a humorous game. It’s funny how character traits, no matter how obscure and silly can play a part and influence the game.

    Can’t wait to see a villain get folded into a crane or silly hat!

    Heheheh, don’t messy with Ian Fury!

    in reply to: Moonstone – A Hard Days Knight Adventure #121618
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    Well, who indeed is responsible? No doubt Bevardis has played a big part in all this. After all he hasn’t got a particularly good track record for not causing trouble.

    The Drunken Duck Inn was in uproar. People wanted answers, who was going to stop the monster. No one knew, no one wanted to take the risk. Except for one………

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    ……Olafsson counted the purse of money and grins.

    “One hundred gold sovereigns as agreed. The other halve when the monster is destroyed”. Says the town Lord. “A rather extortionate amount my I add”.

    “Not really” replies Olafsson. “I have bills to pay with this, stopping the thing isn’t going to be cheap. Anyway how many farms and live stock has been destroyed? If I’m not too much mistaken, it’s not too far from this village”.

     

    With that most people left the inn. Olafsson, sat back and finished his ale. Then thought about whether Crom Ogun has finished making that device which he commissioned. Just the sort of device needed to bring down stone. Then, as uncanny as ever, as if he had a six sense. The door opens and the foreboding figure of Crom Ogun enters.

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    “Just thinking about you. Have you forged that thing yet?” Says Olafsson.

    “If you mean cast it, then yes.” Says Ogun, his cold steely eyes and blank expression boring into Olafsson.

    “Whatever and what’s it called again?”

    “A cannon”

    “Never heard of a cannon, you’re sure it can stop a stone monster?”

    Ogun rises an eyebrow and says nothing.

    “I’ll take that as a yes then, here is your payment” Says Olafsson, tossing him a purse of gold.

    Ogun catches the purse, holds it a while as if calculating the weight and pockets it.

    “I’ll get my colleague to collect it from you by dusk”. Replies Olafsson as he watches Ogun disappear through the door.

    Olafsson leaves just after, in search of this colleague, Ulf.

    Olafsson bangs hard on the barn door.

    “Clear off! While you can still walk!”. Comes the response. Not all Ogres were hostile. But most were grumpy and Ulf was no exception. Ignoring the threat Olafsson opens the door and enters.

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    “That’s no way to greet a friend. We have a job”

    “Does it pay well?”

    “Oh yes, very well. But first I need you to collect something from Crom Ogun”.

    “Collect what?”

    “Something that’s needed to complete our mission. Trust me, you’ll love it!”.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #121615
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    I’m useless when it comes to picking colours. After some head scratching, cups of tea and a healthy amount of dithering. I think I would go will something vibrant. Mongol archers seemed to of worn a rich assortment of colour. Not much help I know.  I am liking both models though, think I would buy for sure.

    I haven’t even painted those bloody birds yet. Stuck with choosing colours for those.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #121009
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    They look rather Simurgh upper class civilian to me.

    Lovely hats, now you’re going to need a milliner shop.

    in reply to: I am a Dropper! #120624
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    That was one of many, I’ve also done it several times since.

    I’ve also dropped stuff and never found it. I dropped a DSG Cobra back along, it came off its base and disappeared. To this day my DSG merc group consists of 15 vehicles instead of 16.

     

    in reply to: Project Slow Burn #120619
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    Interesting, this satire approach is certainly something a bit different. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

    in reply to: I am a Dropper! #120617
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    Yep, I’m better at dropping stuff than I am at painting it. I sometimes accidentally break it in the process too, just for good measure. Doesn’t matter what it is, 6mm, 15mm, scenery, tools, water pot, glues, last nights chicken tikka masala dinner. Even the entire foam case containing all the minis, all over the floor.

    in reply to: Shooty & Stabby Zulus #120276
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    Depends how much you take into account Islandlewana. After that I’m sure they would have got their mitts on quite a few Martinis.

    What about the British being stabbys as well?

    “Scouts report all Zulus gone sir. It’s a miracle”.

    “If it’s a miracle Colour Sergeant it’s a .577/45 Boxer-Henry caliber miracle”.

    ”And a bayonet sir, with a bit of guts behind it”.

    in reply to: Moonstone – A Hard Days Knight Adventure #119708
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    Heheheh, let’s not forget Crom Ogun is a former guardian. He was there, three hundred years ago during the first demonic invasion.

    How can this strange device use fire to defeat stone?

    You’ve just given me some writing material for the next chapter.

    in reply to: Moonstone – A Hard Days Knight Adventure #119695
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    If you’ve got a problem, if no one else can help and if you can find them, maybe you can hire Bang and Olafsson!

    These guys? LINK

    lol, you don’t miss a trick. I’m always looking for ways to introduce new characters. This turn of events may have provided this. Especially when you mix and match minis like I do.

    Not just these guys, I can also introduce another character. “Bang” needs a new weapon and who better to forge such a new, such a unknown weapon. To deal with this stone monster. Who better to forge a cannon then Crom Ogun!

     

    in reply to: Moonstone – A Hard Days Knight Adventure #119681
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    Well that didn’t go as planned. I thought the Knights, with Bevardis was going to stop it. The dice was simply too strong. The Djinn was throwing fives and six’s. While the others rolled a good number of ones and twos. Bevardis at the start was the only character to knock some vitality off the monster.

    However, this unprecedentedly development has lead to another chapter. Now we have this Stone giant running amok through Grangough. I fear the Knights of Olde aren’t going to stop it easily. No, this calls for someone else…..If you’ve got a problem, if no one else can help and if you can find them, maybe you can hire Bang and Olafsson!

    in reply to: Moonstone – A Hard Days Knight Adventure #119679
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    As the Life and Death God disappeared into the spectral realm. The ancient stone effigy began to turn into something. To the horror or all, it became a monster. A stone monster, a titan, a stone Djinn!

    First to be killed was the torch bearer. He had witnessed the death of his priest at the hands of Bevardis. Now this, the huge stone fist effortlessly squashed him into the ground.

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    Bevardis was first to attack. Still armed with the Devine sword Kindred Spirit. The sword was much more than just made from Herculaneum steel. At first it seemed that some headway was being made against this huge monster. Kindred Spirit slammed into it sending a shockwave through it. But it wasn’t to be the Djinn attacked Bevardis. The huge fist simply inflicted too much damage and Bevardis couldn’t maintain his vitality. He slipped back into the Spectral Realm. Kindred Spirit, being a corporeal object couldn’t go with him. It hovered in mid air for a second then dropped to the ground.

    Both Laffdrey and Bertram proved little better and both were nearly killed. If it wasn’t for the other Knights. Two of the party were killed then it was clear they couldn’t win.

    Laffdrey managed to circle around and retrieve Kindred Spirit as the surviving Knights, Grelak, Bertram and Edric flee in all directions. Followed by a very bad tempered Stone Djinn.

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    in reply to: Moonstone – A Hard Days Knight Adventure #118332
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    Right, here we go. My first solo game of Burning Sands. I’ll need to play a few solo games first then I should know what I’m doing when I get the chance to play against another person in a few weeks.

    I’ve upped the stats for Bevardis to P3 and V15. Remember he loses all Vitality spent.

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    “You missed guided soles….You have no idea what it is your worshipping. Let me help you understand”. Shouts Bevardis.

    “Heathen!……..Seize that heathen!” Shouts Brother Clement.

    With that the now cheering mob has turned aggressive and closes in around Bevardis.

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    “Surrender fiend and we will show you a merciful death” Shouts one of the Fyrd.

    “I could say the same thing”. Replies Bevardis. “But it would be a lie!”

    The first five fyrd attacked and proved little resistance for Bevardis. Seeing half their number slain within a minute the rest ignored the commands from their priest and backed off. With no one to stop him Bevardis grabbed Brother Clement and thrust Kindred Spirit through his back. Knowing that the Devine sword would purify the priest’s soul.

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    “Do you see it now? Is your god all you hoped it to be?” Says Bevardis

    “Nooo….uhhh”.

    “And in that knowledge go to it and feed it. I release you to the wheel”.

    “Your petty actions here Bevardis are meaningless. Brother Clement was a good servant. But had out played his life. Even when you rebel you are doing my will”.

    “Perhaps…..but if my interference here has annoyed you. Then that is a victory….no mater how small….for me”.

    “Very well…..you and your Knights of Olde will be swept from the board. Then this sacrificial circle will be made ready for my more malleable servants”

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    The ground began to shake and the stone effigy began to crack and crumble. Bevardis thought that he was opening a fissure to escape back into the spirt realm. He was……as a parasitic demon is vulnerable in the material realm.

    But he was also summoning………summoning something big!……

    in reply to: Help with Burning Sands stats #117794
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    The cool thing is we did find out well after i was named that our ancestors did however come from Devon England. Its a place i want to visit. Apparently Start Point is somehow part of the thing too but im not sure how.

    Ah yes we have, easy to get confused. Plymouth is in the county of south Devon and the Mayflower steps are about 1 mile from where in I live.

    in reply to: Help with Burning Sands stats #117787
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    The 954 is the last three digits in my army number. Not sure why I added it, wasn’t really needed. I’m in Plymouth. I might not be too far away form you (wondering about the Devon bit in your user name).

    in reply to: A Starport Scum Engagement #117713
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    interesting seeing miniatures based on transparent bases. I hadn’t considered that.

    I got the idea from a thread on here. Someone provided a link to a shop which sells a good selection of them. Just don’t do what I have done though. I’ve been redoing all my miniatures and sticking them on the new clear bases. Lots of em. Vehicles, 6mm, all my 15mm and more. I have just realised that the bases come with a protective film! Not one is glued to the base, just the ruddy protective film which I didn’t know was on there.

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