Thursday, February 9, 2017

Germans & Frostgrave

This week I've finished another small group of early-war Germans. First up is a set of metal German engineers from Black Tree Design.
 The next pair of figures are a pair of metal Flamethrower troops, also from Black Tree Design.

And to round out my Germans is a 75mm light artillery piece from Warlord Games.

I also completed a few figures for Frostgrave. First up is a Celt Packmaster and hounds from Warlord Games
And lastly is a Wraith King from Reaper Miniatures.
Next up on my paint table is a bunch more adventurers for Frostgrave and probably some French vehicles.

Friday, February 3, 2017

French Partisans, Early War Germans and Ooze!

Monday saw me finishing off a few different things. First up is two sets of World War 2 partisans. First set are metal figures from Warlord Games.
Next group is a set of metal figures from Wargames Foundry.
I've also started on my early-war Germans. First up is a set of metal command figures from Warlord Games.

The next group is a set of metal figures from Wargames Foundry.
Not sure why I need so many officers, but oh well!

And finally is some ooze. This fun figure is a metal figure from Reaper Miniatures and I plan to use it as sewer slime from the Frostgrave Into the Breeding Pits expansion.

Next on my paint table is a bunch of Germans and some more character figures for Frostgrave.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

French Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry

Recently I finished this squad of 10 French Senegalese Tirailleurs infantry. These figures are all metal and are from Warlord Games.


As I've said before, I really like painting up these World War 2 French figures. I have more infantry on the way and a bunch more vehicles awaiting paint.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

French Trucks

And we're off! First submission (finally!) for this year is a quick one. This a trio of French World War 2 era trucks. These figures are resin with metal bits and are from Warlord Games.

Next is a unit of French Senegalese followed probably by some partisans. As the weather is nice this weekend, there are a number of things getting primed.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Year in Review

Well, another year has gone by and I can probably safely say good riddance to 2016. As it is now January 1, 2017 it's time to reflect on what I did for gaming in the past year.

Miniatures

Back in January of 2016 I set the following goals:

1. War Rocket - paint the Valkeeri fleet (shouldn't be a problem as I've already started them).
2. 28mm Samurai - paint up 4 base of figures.
3. 28mm World War II French - complete the items I now have.
4. 28mm World War II Germans - start this force and get at least the started box completed.
5. Martian Front - complete my figures and paint up the remaining bulk of Terry's Martians.
6. Retro Raygun - paint up the new figures I do have on hand.
7. 28mm Carthaginians - complete this army and possible start on a period Roman army.
8. 54mm War of 1812 - paint up at least 1 unit.
9. Terrain - paint up at least half of my 28mm buildings.

I completed #1 and #6. I did get some of #3 completed but I kept adding new figures to my pile so it never got completed either (although I did get close). With the exception of the Carthaginians (that I started) I didn't even work on any of the other goals. Oh well.

So for 2017, I'm going to set myself the following goals:

1. 28mm World War II French - complete this army.
2. 28mm World War II Germans - get at least the started box completed.
3. Frostgrave - paint up the small assortment of figures I do have.
4. 54mm War of 1812 - paint up at least the bulk of what I have left.
5. 28mm Samurai - paint up at least 2 bases of figures ( I really need to move this project along).
6. 28mm Carthaginians - do up at least 4 bases of units.

Hopefully I can do better than I did in 2016.

Boardgames

This year I played a large assortment of boardgames but I didn't play as many matches as I've played in the past couple years. This is probably due to the fact the last third of the year I was working on a work project that took up an extraordinary amount of my time. So in 2016 I played 49 different games with a total of 101 matches. My top 3 games (by matches played) were #1 Kingdom Builder (7 matches) and a tie for #2 and #3 with Firefly and Eldritch Horror (6 matches each).  I'm hoping to get more wargames played in the coming year as wargames form a considerable chunk of the games I own.

Sitting on my paint table right now is the trio of French trucks which I may finish tonight, a half dozen 28mm aliens, a squad of French Senegalese, a squad of partisans and a small handful of Frostgrave figures. Here's to 2017!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

French Vehicles

Been a long time since I've posted. It's been a combination of a ridiculous project at work, playing Mechwarrior Online and just not feeling like painting. I'm going to start to get back to my painting as these figures aren't going to get painted just sitting there.

The following three figures have been on my paint table for months and I finally finished them yesterday. All three are French early war vehicles from Warlord Games and are resin with some metal bits. First up is a Panhard 178 armoured car. This might be my favourite French vehicle, I just like how it looks.

Next is an R40 tank

The lastly is a Lorraine 38L armoured carrier

Next up on my paint table is a trio of French trucks and a half dozen of some 28mm bug aliens for my Retro sci-fi stuff.  I've also joined Jonathan and signed up to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge http://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.ca . I've set myself a goal of 750 points so I need to get cracking!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Status Update

So I'm not dead. I haven't updated my blog lately as I haven't done much in the way of painting figures or playing board games. I bought a new computer last month and I've been fanatically playing Mechwarrior Online.

I have played a few new board games in the interim. Couple weeks ago a friend of mine received his Kickstarter copy of In the Name of Odin by NSKN Games.
In this game you're a hero who is trying to become the new Jarl. Through the use of card playing and activating buildings in your village, you raise a small force of guys composed of sailors, traders and warriors. You then use this force to go on various raids. The player with the most fame at the end is the winner.

The quality of the components was good although there was one thing noticeably absent and that's a quick reference sheet. It could really use one as there are a number of actions/abilities a player could do and they're not noted anywhere except in the rulebook. I'll look on BGG to see if someone has come up with one.  The game played quite quickly and a 3-player game could easily get done in an hour if all the players know the rules and are paying attention.

The second new game I played was Defenders of the Last Stand by 8th Summit.
Terry had just received his Kickstarter copy so he brought it over for a run-through. In this post-apocalyptic game, the players are trying to keep their town of Last Stand alive. The players go on missions to retrieve ancient items all the while trying to stem/stop the flow of raiders that are inbound to the town. There is 4 raider groups each led by a big boss. The players win the game by killing all four of the big bosses. We only played till we had killed one of them. As it was getting late we halted the game.

The quality of the components is good with a fair number of cards and plastic figures. The game is pretty simple to play, just very long. We played rather cautiously so maybe it would go faster if we had played more dangerously.  The one odd thing was it only came with two player references, which is odd for a 1-5 player game.

Still on my paint table are a number of French vehicles, although three of them are getting close to being done.