Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Club Necromunda Terrain

Hello again folks, wow it's been so long... An hour or two must have past since my last post... How the time flies...

Well I got the Necromunda terrain done for the local club, forgot to take any pictures of it at home. But I did get to snap a few quick images of it down at the club reunited with the rest of the terrain I made.

I didn't have a gang prepared but with some extra miniatures at the club we managed to have a 3 way gang fight, it wasn't a campaign game. Just to blow the dust off. Had a great time:

Here's one of the Van Saar I painted for Steve a while back (linky, linky), getting himself comfy on his new home turf.

That MDF terrain really likes to suck up paints and washes, it took a while to get decent coverage.

I went for an overall aged, rusty look for the terrain. Mainly so it matched some of the scatter terrain I'd made previously for the club.

I think the orange of the rust makes it stand out nicely against the neutral grey of the gaming board.

All in all I think it's a really nice set of terrain, it paints up pretty easily and has a lot of detail. I'm really considering getting a set for myself.

(Apologies for not taking any in-game pictures. I was having too much fun and forgot. I think Steve the club owner took a few. If I can get ahold of some more I'll edit this post and add them below.)

That's your lot for the night methinks...

Take care everybody,

Friday, 26 September 2014

The Week of Hobby Exhaustion... And a Dwarf...

Hi folks I'm back for a quick visit... Actually I'm back because a friend reprimanded me for having images to share and not posting anything for a while... And since he's made a nuisance of himself, let's give him a bit of a spotlight shall we? BWAHAHAHAHA.

My friend Carl has decided to give this whole blogging lark a go, because he's got some weird notion in his head that kind of thing is fun... Or some such rubbish...

So why not go over to his place at Roleplay Dwarf and say hello... Or kick over his stuff... You know the usual thing. As I said he's a friend of mine, he's going to be blogging about RPG's, Warhammer, stuff. He's one of the most annoyingly interesting people I've ever had the misfortune to meet.

Right... Now we've got that out of the way...

The Week That Was...

Last week... Not the one we've just gone through... Last week, got it?
I had so much on and did an awful lot of hobby related activities that I was too tired to blog about it.
Let me give you a run-down:

It all started on Wednesday..... (*whisper* Actually it started before that because I was still working on Necromunda terrain since the previous week, but Wednesday was definitely the point of no return...)

  • Wednesday evening went well, my mid-week roleplaying group met up for our weekly World of Darkness game. It ended around midnight or so and my friend Jess stayed over we chatted for a while, I was in bed for about 4.30am.
  • Thursday up and at 'em for 8am to do the school run. Jess went off to work and headed home. My other half went to spend a couple of days at our friends house and in return Carl was sent back this way. The girls get do... Whatever they do... And we got to spend a couple of days doing manly things (playing board games, playing with miniatures, discussing roleplay) you know the drill. 3.30pm pick up kids. We were going to go down to the local gaming club but it got cancelled just before we were going to go. After talking about Necromunda most of the afternoon we decided to have a game at home because Carl had never played. Skip forward, couple of games of Necromunda under the belt it's about 2.30am. We talk more gaming crap I get to bed between 4.30am and 5am.
  • Friday up at 8am kids school run. Back home and we're still chin-wagging about gaming and miniatures. Waiting for our friend James travelling up from Derbyshire to spend a couple of days. we'd decided we were going to play a game of Warhammer 4ok 7th, for the benefit of James and I learning the latest ruleset. Carl said he could get to about 6000+pts depedning on what James and I could bring to the game. 3.30pm pick up kids. James got here about 8pm and  joined forces against Carl's Imperials with our Ork hordes and using unpainted minis (Gods I feel dirty) managed to amass about 6500+pts. So not only were James and I a bit sketchy on the current rules, it was also our first Apocalypse game too. (pictures at the end of rant). That frickin' monstrous game didn't end until 11.30am SATURDAY FRICKIN' MORNING!!!
  • Saturday it's 11.50am we've just packed up all the boards, terrain and miniatures, our weekend roleplaying group and the significant others are due back any minute so we can play our Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Carl, James and I collapse on available patches of floor and catch an hours sleep. Dungeons & Dragons starts that afternoon (not sure what time, I was a bit dazed) pretty cool session that goes on until about 11.30pm. James is dead to the world at this point. Jess, Carl and I carry on talking until about 2.30am-3am. Finally sleep... Sweet blessed sleep...
So... That was the week... It took me about 3 frickin' days to recover from that! Man I feel old...

The Apocalypse Game:

Here is a pic dump of the images we caught of the game. Can't remember the mission, but we played on an 8'x4' board and due to set-up were playing the length instead of the width of the board. Have you ever seen 6500pts of Orks squashed into about 4'x2' deployment!?! (please excuse the unpainted miniatures and in some cases broken/unbuilt).

Absolute Madness... But man what a laugh...

So there you go... Exhausted was not the word... But a great week all said and done...
I've got some more images to upload and another post to write after this so I'll bid thee farewell for now.

Take Care everybody,

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Shipley Gaming Club and store opening

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to give a big shout out to my local store/club White Knight Games* and it's impending opening to try drum up some support and spread a bit of word of mouth as they get up and running.

And if I can help them get more customers in, well... I benefit by getting to play more games :)

Now that most of the start-up terrain is done, Steve (the proprietor of the store/club) is going to open on Thursday evenings 5pm-9pm to begin with, to gauge interest in the club (or you can get in contact if you'd like to pick something up) and take orders of miniatures (at a pretty nice discount I'll say), stocking Warhammer, Mantic and more, if he hasn't got it in stock, he'll order it in within about a week.

The club/store is situated in Shipley, West Yorkshire. (not that far from Bradford and Leeds if you're interested) in a shared space under The Drop of Ink tattoo studio (I may as well give them a plug whilst I'm doing this, right?). Just walking distance from the market square and the local train station:

1.Travel By Bus:
There are a number of buses that come to Shipley market square from all over the Braford and surrounding area (one from Leeds too I think). You'd have to figure this one out yourself, I mainly travel by train.

2.Travel By Train: 
From Bradford - You can catch practically any train from Bradford Forster Square station. The second stop out is Shipley train station.
From Leeds - You can catch the Bradford Forster Square and the Skipton train. First stop out is Shipley train station.
There are other trains... From Keighley and elsewhere... I don't know... I'm not a frickin' timetable. Figure it out yourself...

Games Played:
The club will running open tables. You want a game of Warhammer 40k or Fantasy, turn up and play.
Steve is organising a Necromunda campaign right now, so if you wanna dust off those old gangs (or start up a new one) come over and have go.

The club is going to be pretty accommodating when it comes to gaming. If you're not wanting to play current rulesets/editions. You can come down and play whatever edition you want, as long as you've got your own rulebooks/equipment etc.

That's right! Oldhammer, Bloodbowl, Inquisitor. You want to get a game in but don't have your own space. That's what the club's for. Steve really wants to build up a gaming scene in the area.

As more people get involved, playing at the club, ordering from the store. It can only grow from that point onward. More customers = more gaming. Give him a shout if you want to organise anything.

I myself am gearing up for the Necromunda campaign. I'm going to get a gang sorted out and hopefully have these finished for next Thursday:

Yep that's right. I'm doing some more terrain for the club. Specifically industrial terrain for Necromunda/40k.
I'm hoping to start spending my Thursday evenings down there. Even if I don't get a game in, it'll be a good opportunity to meet other gamers/hobbyists and have a chinwag.

That's it from me for a little while, take care everybody.

*(note: I am not affiliated with the business at all. Just a customer/club member that happens to have been commissioned to make the terrain. If you need to contact the club/store use their Website  or  Facebook Page )
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