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tisdag 16 augusti 2016

More Battle Systems pictures

Can you tell I'm excited?
I picked the buildings up from the club last night, hoping to use them in a game at home this weekend. I just did a quick setup last night and added some furniture.







This stuff looks good! Time to paint a bunch of zombies!

torsdag 11 augusti 2016

First pictures of the Battle Systems Urban Apocalypse terrain

My stuff was delivered yesterday. First of all: Battle Systems estimated July 2016 when they started the project. Nine days into August 2016 and the stuff is in my hands. How may other Kickstarters can match that?

Jocke and I punched out the pieces and tried to build as much as we could at the club last night. The stuff you see in the pics is made up of:
The base pledge
The Two-Storey Suburban House
The Art Deco Grand Pack
One extra game mat

There are lots of extra bits, interior walls, furniture and stuff that is not in the pics, but this will at least give you an idea of what the stuff looks like. I am very, very happy with the quality of this product.


Testbuilding the Suburban in one-storey config 





The whole lot, set out on the two mats, with roofs in position


The Art Deco mansion with roof


Alternative suburban build





The whole lot with roofs removed

 Art Deco mansion without roof




Closeups without roof


Second storeys removed

onsdag 10 augusti 2016

New commission finished

Another set of minis painted for my friend Fredric. Once again for his Field of Glory:Renaissance army and once again in black and yellow because his girlfriend is a footie fanatic.
Six stands of Heavy and two stands of Medium infantry. Hopefully they will cover themselves in glory at BritCon this weekend.


fredag 5 augusti 2016

Chips - the second helping

Before the summer I did a post about the MDF markers for Sharp Practice made by Warbases. Here is a different set of MDF markers, made by another Friend Of The Lard, Supreme Littleness Design.
These are Patrol Markers for Chain of Command. Since the Patrol Phase seems to be unique to CoC it is something that draws attention when running convention games so we thought it would be good to have really nice markers for it. SLD had stars and three-field ones and when Koen and I asked, Michael was nice enough to create the Foreign Legion ones for us. They are now in their web shop, along with a number of other markers.


The SP markers I did using coloured pen. These I did using a brush. To my surprise it was actually easier to get the detail right with a brush than with a pen. The relief cuts in the MDF are deep enough to make each field a distinct area, making it more like miniature painting than colouring book painting.

I like both sets of markers and whether you go with Warbases or Supreme Littleness, I promise you will not be disappointed.

måndag 1 augusti 2016

The kind of people you meet in this hobby!

People like Arjun of corblogme who realise they have a plastic model they will never use, hold a giveaway and then post that model from Singapore to Sweden!


I intend to use it for my French forces in our French Indo-China games, hopefully with some fun conversions to make French crew. Build progress will probably be slow while the lovely weather holds (the sun is a rare guest in Sweden and must be welcomed properly) but I will report as it happens.

torsdag 16 juni 2016

A nice giveaway and some zombies

Diplomatist books are celebrating 200k views with a giveaway. Books, games or minis, I assure you there is something there that you would like.

Also, I have been doing some painting. Not much, but some. Zombies, in fact.
The top 3 are from Zombicide, the rest are from Dungeon Saga. All very quick paint jobs, they will not stand up to close scrutiny but will do fine for a horde.


tisdag 17 maj 2016

Chips! being the first post about the new Sharp Practice 2 rules from TooFatLardies

I bought the Full Bundle of Sharp Practice, meaning I got the book in both dead tree and PDF edition, plastic markers, MDF chips and cards. You really only need cards OR chips, but I had head so many good things about using chips that I had to try, and I bought the cards just in case.

Anyway, the chips are 2mm MDF and are made by the fine folks at Warbases. They make lots of other useful chips and tokens, as well as bases and miniatures.

I bought two cans of cheap paint and a coloured pen from my local craft store.

I then put on 2-3 layers of paint (the green ones were done using my usual Coat d'Arms paint)

Once I had an even coverage, I filled in the details using the white pen, covered the lot in Johnson Floor Polish and finished off with a coat of Testors Dull Cote spray.

All I needed now was a bag. The fine folks at KO'ed Dice Bags have been kind enough to put in a holder for a card deck so you can bring all you could ever need to your games night.

I have almost finished my first 6mm ACW force for SP2. More soon, I promise.