Monday, October 17, 2016

Darker Omen: Part 2. Underworld (AAR)

 Mission: Kill 5 PEFs and leave.

Note: They meet a group of adventurers and Erner won the challenge. They decide not to fight and let the adventurers to go.

 random event: Jeffary ran away.
 Random event: Sober and Rogulf argued for 2 turns.

 Random event: Rogulf will attract all attackers.

 Random event: An alien appeared.
 Just as Erner was about to leave, random event: Alien appeared a 1d6 square, or in that case: 1 square from Erner.
Random event: The Alien left. Erner has been killed/abducted and Jeffary saw it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Darker Omen: Part 2. Underworld (teasing + pre game info)

In the past few days, many people have disappeared during the night. Stories of untold monsters and gruesome murders unsettled the local population. Concerned citizens gathered to Town hall to  ask for the authorities to react. It was believe another necromancer or ratmen clan took residency in the underground.  After the night watch agreed to step up its patrols, the Bailiff issued a reward for any undeads or ratmen heads people will bring.
Looking for quick reward, Red Baron and Chief Blue each sent a group in the underworld to bring back some bounties.

Played yesterday the 2nd scenario and will likely write it within the next few days.

Playing 2 teams at the same time, it was hard to play fast, so I twisted a little bit, taking some roleplaying game melee sequences.

When I roll the reactions (=initiative), the fastest gets to act and attack whatever target.
In addition, being the first to react, there is a +1 to melee as attacker.
Example: Blue 1, Blue 2 and Red 1 are rolling reaction. 
Blue 1 - Reaction (3)
Blue 2 - Reaction (1)
Red 1 - Reaction (1)
Reaction 3: Blue 1 acts first. Blue 1 charge Red 1. Blue 1 has a +1 bonus. Red 1 kills Blue 1
Reaction 2: Nobody, no action.
Reaction 1: Blue 1 and  Red 1 charge each other, no charge bonus.

Melee, 3 rule clarifications/changes:
1) For the melee roll, both attacker/defender fight at the same time.
2) Also, a soldier  facing several enemies may take a full defense stance, giving a +3 dice, but cannot hurt its opponent.
3) The dice to roll are categorized as Attack and Standard. For example:

 Rogulf is a REP 5, AC6 with a sword and a shield.
His standard attack: 5 (REP) +1 (AC6) + 1 (sword) + 1 (Shield).
No special attack.
Erner is a REP 5, AC6 with 2 swords
His standard attack: 5 (REP) +1 (AC6) + 1 (sword)
His special attack is +1
When Erner fights he roll 6 + 1 dice. 6 dice can be used to nullify his enemy dice and any left over used to hit. His attack dice can only be used in attack. So Erner can be hit but he can hit too!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Morikun Challenge: Making an artistic base

From some time, I have been avoiding basing my minis and resorted to clear base tricks. The beauty of clear base is to be consistent with the terrain all the time.

Now, crazy people lurk in the Internet. Morikun is one of those. He's made crazy bases for his minis, and asked people to do the same to celebrate his 600k blog reads.
Here is a sample of how crazy he goes to make a base.
Morikun base
Punk Mode: From Morikun's blog, without any authorization what's so ever. Yes, it's a base for an Alien queen

Another unauthorized use of his blog's photo
Now, he has 78 gifts to share (and this blog is one of the humble donor, but I assure that this is not a pay-to-play donation) and getting into a challenge is a good change as my painting mojo seemed in vacations these past weeks.
Find here about the challenge and join!

First, the proof that this is not an old project recycled
So I started with this model:
Not my model, just the official marketing pix of it. Mine is bare metal

The concept: The mecha is standing in an old dojo with some battle marks.

100% inspired by Globbo's work. Here:
As this is all about stealing photo, let's do it. From Gobbo's blog

Adding additional planks.

Adding a genestealer hand and a katana, I painted it to look like precious wood and not some cheap ikea dojo

the mon of the Mori clan. As it stands, it looks more like a smiley than a serious stuff. I will redo it,
In situation, the work in progress look like:

The mon looks like Wilson...

Monday, September 26, 2016

September progress: rebasing and Genestealer horde

Remember, remember, the month of September.

Well, with a very hectic agenda, canceled business business, late meetings and social events, there was very little energy left to plan a proper game.
So it ended up as paint sessions, and with fellow bloggers who decided to paint tabletop quality, I felt less ashamed to do the same.

Genestealer horde, so support my dear aliens in actual combat

Some terminators I have decided to glue.

An old (Ral Partha?) thief

a dwarf that acted in a coca cola commercial
And the final shot with the new base, while watching Battleship, a very terrible movie.