Sunday, 16 September 2012

Fog on the Barrow Downs

Well, it is time to return to my Lord of the Rings campaign! The scenario was more fun than some write ups have led me to believe, but that might have been because I was trying to play the Hobbits 'in character' rather than have them gang up and hunt the barrow-wights or other such nonsense. Anyhow, it was a fairly close thing with an added sense of peril knowing that any deaths could last through the rest of the campaign!

So with out further a do, here it is:

There you have it. I really thought Pippin was gone for good, but he managed to make a 50-50 die roll to pull through. All the pictures are from the game in progress, except for the last one, which was staged for the purpose of the narrative.

Hope you enjoyed it. Comments welcome as always.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Random news

Somewhere between my last post and now, I seem to have picked up a 50th follower, so a big welcome to him!

Thought I’d just post a few bits and pieces as it has once again been quite some time since my last post. I don’t know what is going on with my time at the moment! So let’s see what kind of news I have for everyone...

The Cull
Well, I have finally bitten the bullet and opted to sell some of my stuff that wasn’t seeing much action. First out the door (and on to eBay) was my 28mm WW1. Why this? Well, the uniforms are pretty drab and I am struggling to paint 28mm as it is! Secondly, the cost of trench terrain to sit on top of my table is fairly prohibitive in the scale (unless I opt for Amera stuff). Also, tanks. £25 for an Old Glory MkIV is a cost I am not wiling to bear. Also, I have decided that if I want to play a big game and get the full impact of the period then 15mm is the way to go for me. It will make the whole thing cheaper, easier to paint and more likely to actually get on my table.

The Heresy
After getting all excited about Warhamer Fantasy Battle 3rd Edition, I am sorry to say I find myself more and more drawn to 4th Edition. Now, I still regard 3rd as a fine game and will continue to play it, but the more I think about it, the more I realise that, like it or not, 4th was ‘my’ edition as that was what I would see in issues of White Dwarf when I was a youngster. Plus I am more and more drawn to the content of early army books (Skaven Doomwheel, I’m looking at you). So that is where I currently stand. Fortunately I have a copy of the rules, along with Battle Magic and Arcane Magic at my folk’s house, so I just need to collect them and I am ready to go. Sorry 3rd edition...

The Resurgence
Well, resurgence may be too strong a word, but I have finally got round to painting the Barrow-Wights, Tom Bombadil and Goldberry for the next scenario in my Lord of the Rings Campaign. That should hopefully be played this weekend. I am also thinking of cost effective ways to make a multi-part, close approximation of Weathertop for the scenarios that follow.

The Bonus
I have been lucky enough to be testing a new version of a popular rule set and am happy to say that it is looking pretty good. Hopefully we will see some more news on that over the next month or so.

Finally, I've taken up the tiniest part of the dining table to play little LotR skirmishes. As no blog entry is complete without a picture, here is one!

So that is about it for the time being. I also need to update my other blog (link) as I am ready for the first scenario for that. Guess I have just been too busy over summer!