Sunday, April 28, 2019

1812 rebasing

No gaming for me this week but I did manage to finish a tonne of rebasing. These are older 1/72-scale War of 1812 guys guy I had on multi-figure bases.

I wanted to move them to individual bases so I could play some new Osprey rules that are out for North America. First up at 80 or so US foot soldiers.

I have a bunch of mounted left to do. I also have some cannons that are half done (ran out of washers!).

I also rebased a bunch of militia. These are a grab-bag of mostly older figures, including a bunch of Airfix confederates. These seem have taken more damage to their paint jobs over time.

There are several units of this guy (doing the "juke box hero" pose).

There are some of there figures mixed in. I think these guys with the top has were from a US-Mexico War set (Alamo?).

Then there are some Italeri, including this guy from an AWI set. He's wisely hiding behind a fur tree.

I pulled the British and Canadian troops off the shelf to start debasing them in anticipation of a run to the washer store this week.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Last of Imperial Assault--really!

No, for reals this time, this is the last of the Imperial Assault commission I took on. There was one lonely Gomorrean guard who needed painting and basing to match on of his colleagues. 

I managed to knock this off over the weekend despite the allure of the bike, kayak and garden.

Up next: Some rebased 1/72-scale War of 1812 Americans. Just need to touch up a few rifle barrels that shed their paint during rebasing.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Congo Gulch

Bruce invited me over to playtest his western adaptation of Congo. The scenario was two forces trying to capture a stage coach full of loot.

The stage coach had no horses so has to be dragged from the centre of the table to the corner.

I don't recall the details of the mechanics of Congo perfectly, but I think the two main changes had to do with casting fear on an opponent (that action became a rally action) and the effect of the monkey stress token (causing 1d3 bug-out tests).

We had a large and bloody rumble on the left side of the table where the outlaws gunned down the townies. I played poorly but got lucky.

Over on the right, the Mounties pinned down the outlaws while some townies dragged the wagon towards the bank.

It came down to the last turn. I managed to wipe out all our Bruce's forces but Bruce managed to get away with the wagon, giving him a victory!

Overall, pretty fun with lots of difficult decisions.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Imperial Settlers and Rancor

This week was club night and Terry hosted a game of Imperial Settlers. I had a hoot! What a pleasant and interesting game of resource management.

George also hosted a WW2 plane game that I did not get a chance to watch.

I have been doing a bit of painting to finish off a commission (some broken pieces that the manufacturer replaced for the owner).

I finished the Rancor. What a lovely model! And huge!

I left it glossy as all of the movie stills show it as a touch damp or slimy.

I had some trouble getting a decent shot--it looks much nicer in person than these photos show off.

Up next: I have on last gormorrian guard who is underway and hopefully some western gaming.