Wednesday 22 February 2017

Hi-octane wasteland adventures!

I sat down last week to play a quick game of Wasteman with a friend. I'm still getting the hang of the game, and especially of building syndicates for it, but I'm really enjoying it. I'm pleased with the way my random selections produce games that are swingy but don't resolve early -- and I'm beginning to understand some of the implications of the system. I may be the ideal player for this kind of game, since I have neither the inclination or the ability to "solve" a system, but I'm alert enough to spot some of the basic concepts.

Anyway, here are some photos!

Prospector Pete and his trusty H2BrO among the ruins.

A dangerous Ro-Man approaches Oppenheimer as Titanotron lumbers to the rescue.

Some shots of the board before the start of the game.

Titanotron hauls a car into the intersection to form an impromptu barricade.

A Meltyman hunts for rewards in a convenient vending machine.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Age of Sigmar challenge: more Marauders!

In my ongoing Age of Sigmar painting challenge with Tim of The Responsible One's Wargaming Blog, I had a bit of a rough couple of months. Over the holidays and in January, though, I bounced back a little. I assembled and painted some more of my Marauders, who I have set up to be more like cultists of Nurgle than tough-ass barbarians.

They're put together from Wargames Factory Vikings, Frostgrave cultists and barbarians, Gripping Beast warriors, GW Flagellants, and various other parts from the bits box. The last group were mainly dressed in black with green shields and accents, whereas on these ones I've gone with a mainly brown colour scheme with purple accents. The intention is to make them fieldable as two separate units (they'll eventually get a standard bearer of their own) while also letting them fit in with the first unit to make a single regiment of 20.

Here they are in that format:

I think they look not too bad for a somewhat loosey-goosey approach to painting and modelling.