Monday, November 30, 2015
The Zombie of the Month- November 2015- The Zombie Landshark of Bikini Beach by KaYo Miniatures
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Ok, I've never tried writing a battle report before, but I figured I'd try it, since the game was only 300 points and it made a good story. So here goes- let me know what you think!
It's week two, and we're still at 300 points, but today, instead of kill'em all, we can actually only score points with secondary objective cards. I was really frustrated with the uselessness of the Coils last time (the 3 of them only killed 1 model total, and didn't move far, while Michael flew across the field and took out the other 4), so I decided to go the other way, and just bring 2 archangels, hoping that wouldn't bite me in the arse for objective running. TOG, who also likes to play big guys, brought only 4 models- 3 mercs and one sidekick to a merc. That's 6 models in all for the whole game ::lol::
Round One: Yeah, yeah, yeah, everybody moves, and you can't collect objective points anyway. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So, my approach is to start moving my guys to where they can obtain a point for my first objective in Round 2: Advance: Have everybody in No Man's Land at the end of the turn. Not too hard since I only have 2 guys. I am assuming my esteemed opponent is doing the same- moving towards objectives.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the field, Michael can't aim for Lucky, who is just out of range, so he shoots at Maximo, hitting Lucky anyway since it's a blast template, and doing 1 point. Ironically he does not kill the 1 health point sidekick, who makes both his armor saves, but now they are both on fire, which always becomes important later.
Lucky retaliates by hitting Michael and blinding him, like she does. Yeah, that whopping 4 point deficit to your AS is definitely annoying.
Blade runs over to join in on tag-teaming Gabriel, sliding in at the edge of an objective marker hoping to score his team some points, but does not have enough actions left to hurt the big punk.
So there was the fight, but the really brutal part was the after-game campaign rolls. Gabriel walks away without a scratch, while the guy that killed him (subsequently getting himself blown up in the process) rolls a crit-fail and is out for 3 games. Because Gabriel's a punk. To make matters worse, Lucky and Blades roll just as badly. Ouch. The biggest problem with that is TOG's entire force is based on having 8 or 9 big mercenaries, and he's already down 3 for the next 3 games. At this rate, he may very well end up with a game in which he cannot fill his points allotment, which is generally not good for one's campaign score.
So, let's recap. Week one, the moral of the story is: Don't Melee with Michael. Week Two, the moral of the story is: Gabriel's a punk. Honestly, TOG really likes that about Gabriel. He's thinking about making a Gabriel and the Banes crew- the version I resisted, 'cause they're a bunch of punks.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
That's about where the commonality ends, though. No mutants here. This week, you have two very different but both incredibly awesome female apocalypse survivors, with their genetic stability apparently very much intact.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
All right, I promised you some Tribal action this week, and here they are! I didn't get as far a playing a game with them last night, but they are ready! There are a couple late editions that are not as far as the rest, and there are a few more I am hoping to start in case of casualties, but there will be no gray primitives on this field. Or, white, I guess, since a lot of them are Bones models. Don't worry; you'll get a better introduction when they are all done.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I'm not that fast. As you saw last month, I can finish one or two models a week, tops, if I do them start to finish. It doesn't matter how many models I need. That's my pace. Period. So, I need an alternate plan to avoid playing with unpainted models.
Monday, November 2, 2015
So, without further ado, here they are!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Zombie of the Month- October 2015- Mindless Zombies by Wyrd Miniatures
Friday, October 23, 2015
whichever way you are counting. It feels a little wierd having more than a week of Octoober left and putting up my final post for Zomtober, but that's the way the schedule worked out this year. More zombies might still happen as a matter of principle, but I guess I should take advantage of the opportunity to finish some other things that are due for all these commissios and contests I got myself into ::lol::. I need to plan better next year. Anyways, here they are, my last two official zombies for this Zomtober- well, the last two I can show you right now. I give you my word my zombie Hare Krishna is also done, but we don't want you to know which one belongs to whom until after the voting, so I'm not showing you right now. But for the record, that makes my personal official Zomtober total 9- two per week, plus a Hare Krishna. Oh, and one of those was on a 50mm base, to boot.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
So, for the girl, I went with a mix of blue and skintone paints, washed over with a wash of equal parts Army Painter Green Tone and Strong Tone, for that fetid remains look.
The guy is using that obnoxiously pink Army Painter Barbarian Flesh, washed over with the Green Tone and THEN the Strong Tone, to give a two layered toning effect.
Stay tuned next week, when I promise you some Pulp City, and possibly a Malifaux Substitute. I'm almost done with the Mindless Zombies box, anyhow. Don't worry, they will all come back for their own Zombie of the month article.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
So here is this week's model, as promised in the sunday news. She's a model from z clips, based on Maggie from the walking dead. I really liked the character of the model, but couldn't find a reference with her wearing a tac vest and long sleeves. So I went with a combination of one of my favorite pictures of her and one with her wearing a tac vest.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Zombie of the Month- September 2015- Zombie Mime by Hasselfree Miniatures.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Zombie of the Month August 2015- The Lovely Ladies of Malifaux, Part Two: Rotten Belles (metal edition)
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Well, I wouldn't say I'm completely recovered from the surgery, since I still have two holes in my mouth and can't eat anything crunchy. On the other hand, I have some lovely new cadaver bone in my jaw, and what better for a zombie master? Thanks for all your support while I was out. As you can see, I did finish my super secret Zombie of the Month project. If you read the article you will know that joker was, of course, immediately exchanged for another set of zombies.
In addition, I was successful in completing the two massive terrain projects that I was working on while I was sick. If you watched our Sunday news this week, you will have seen them taking up the entire table. If not, well, here they are!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
The Zombie of the Month- July 2015- Canine Remains by Wyrd Miniatures
Monday, July 13, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Alas, I have some bad news. I'm about to be down and out for several days recovering from surgery. Sure, it's not the most extreme surgery in the world, but it will involve being unable to eat for a couple days, which means my normal physically active lifestyle is right out. So I figured I'd better have a couple simple painting projects available in case I'm bored but can't concentrate very well.
So, even though I haven't COMPLETELY finished my first Mountain of Metal project (it's getting close, but not totally done yet), I am planning a few fairly simple things to work on. The first I'm not showing you a picture of, because it's going to be this month's Zombies, and I want you to be surprised. But it is three miniatures, and I promise they are currently unpainted.
The second involves turning a bunch of these:
The third project, also a decent amount of work, is to do the rest of the buildings/scatter terrain in my sci-fi set. You have already seen the prototype in the Painting Week Terrain Day article. The rest of this pile is to be painted to match:
That is all obviously going to take me longer than this week to finish, but I wanted to make sure I had some less detailed things to work on while I'm sick and injured. And they are all things that I've been trying to get done for months, so I figured now's the time.
Wish me luck. I'm off to go get anesthetized and spend the next few days on an all protein-shake diet.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I’m the new gent on the block, planted smack in the middle of Central California. Holding a passion for miniatures for a few too many decades, the personal backlog of unpainted beasts and vehicles I own threaten to cause an expensive landslide under my game table.
Meeting Second Class Elitist has been a pleasure, so I’m excited to dive into all LXG has to offer. Friendly intros aside, let’s talk about my attempt to chip into menacing pile of plastic during this 6MMRPC.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
The only tough question is, with so many awesome minis, which one do you pick when you want a model just 'cause?
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Art of War – a Talented team Forges the World of Isbran in Norsgard- New Game, New Correspondent!
The Art of War – a Talented team Forges the World of Isbran.
Interview with Pawel Żuchowsk, creator of Norsgard.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Almost everyone was able to show up today to add in some lovely scatter terrain. Merrick gave us some awesome street lights, a fire hydrant, and that darling hot dog cart. From Second Class Elitist comes... all the stuff that's holding trash, and that cool little pod. TGC made the first of a set of really cool craters she found at AAA Hobbies on our morning excursion, and I made a few pieces of small sci-fi scatter as well as a large power conduit (that's going to power some other scatter terrain I haven't finished yet).
...But then I said, "Bah! Pittely stuff!" Look, scatter terrain is the spice of life, but you could be at it all year and not fill a table or get massive points to finish out Painting Week. So I decided to break out the big brushes and up the ante, and voila! Take a look at this big, beautiful hunk of Deadzone building!
Boom! Instant 30 points. Well, okay, not instant, there are actually a lot of hours in that thing, all line shading and stuff. But boy is that a way to finish out a Paintcation! That oughtta throw me way out in the lead... or so you'd think...
But, you'd be wrong, because then the Queen of Drybrushing walks in, yawns at me in that ho-hum tone of voice, and does this in about an hour and a half:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Ratchets can be fielded 6 for every 250 points you are playing, and cost 50 points each.
Oh, and just in case you thought that finishing up that adorable little monkey was all TGC did yesterday... no, he just wouldn't fit in the picture:
Now we enter our last theme day. You thought the points got big during gribbly day? Wait 'til you see what happens when we take on... Terrain Day!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
That means 6 more points for each of us. Token Gamer chick had one almost done, but she's going high details with it, so trust me, it will be worth the wait. Belgarath finished one, but it was not theme related, so it's not in the picture. However, that leaves the point totals as follows:
|from Pulp City with love|
I just wanted to shoot you a quick update on our SDZA tallies. Token Gamer Chick went in and finished up her, uh, "winged dinosaur" today before she started Pulp City Day. That gives her a whopping 10 points (because he's about the size of a building), shooting her into the points lead for the week. Yeah. It's what she does.
And here he is! Don't worry, I'll make her put up a "One More for the Cabinet" article with the better rotating shot later. I just don't want to stop painting that long. Painting, eating, sleeping. That's it. And only because I start to get woozy if I don't do those last two.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
So back at TempleCon, Merek (after his win in the Dropzone Commander Tournament), Second Class Elitist, and I had the opportunity to play a game called SkidMarks that will be launching on Kickstarter in the near future. After a full day playing games, and meeting new faces, it was a chance to just have some fun with a new game. Below I'm going to try to give you an insight into why I think the game was a lot of fun, and worth your investment.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
That's because I finished up a few guys (and one tough little girl).
And what does that net me? Another smiley face on the painting board! Woohoo!
...wait. That can't be right. That smiley face is in my Zombies and Survivors column! Oh, no! That won't do. The Zombie Master can't be out of zombies! This is a catastrophe! A crisis, even!
...but wait, what is this in my mailbox?
...Whew. That was close.