Friday, 25 October 2013

On the Painting Bench

As I've mentioned as part of the campaign were doing things a little different and I've had a few people ask why?  Well in essence why not, but really it's down to the fact that facing the same person with the same army week after week gets a little stale.  So know that you have no idea what you encounter till its decided before the game really does add a bit of fun to it.

Every force or miniature that either myself or Mike have painted so far could be used by either of us as a force to attack the other player during his turn.  Its why with my Vikings I didn't just paint my force I painted extras.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Song of Blades and Heroes Campaign - Week 2

Well week 2 of the campaign is finally upon us, and we had more than enough time to get in a game each.

Rolling for weather at the start of the turn, we both ended up with Thunderstorm, which in the end was rather funny.  Ranged Combat is at -2 due to the wind and rain, plus just to make it all a little funnier anytime you roll a 1 on a Quality check the model falls down.  You can see what's going to happen already, can't you?

Friday, 18 October 2013

On the Painting Bench

Along with the Undead and a few other odd pieces for the Campaign, I've also been painting my own force. Normally in a Skirmish game I paint what I need for my warband and then worry about everything else later on.  This time because I knew that we might be using the various forces for NPCs, I painted up a good pile of miniatures.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

On the Painting Bench

As part of the the Song of Heroes and Blades campaign, I needed to get some generic minis painted that could be used as bad guys.  Looking about, Mike and I decided that an order to Ralpatha was a sound idea.

The models are from the Blighthaven range, which are smaller packs of selected miniatures in the Demonworld Range.  £5 for 12 models is very nice, but I have no idea where the Bone Giant thing comes from :/

Monday, 14 October 2013

On the Painting Bench

If you're going to play at 15mm, you may as well play on some decent tables.  These are a couple of the ones we're using.  The two very fancy ones are done by Mike, and involve a large amount of Hirst arts blocks and some railway train moulds to do the rocky elements.

The two flat boards on the otherhand are done by Jed at Antenoceti Workshop.  I was very lucky to win them as part of a tournament prize back in 2006.  In 7 years of good use including using them as demo board for Confrontation, they are still in amazing condition and they still have all the flock.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

On the Painting Bench

For most of my gaming life, I've played what is termed as Heroic 128/32mm wargames.  I've played games where the scale is smaller, but it has been ships or tanks of some sort, rarely troops.  This means that playing at 15mm for the SoBH campaign, I needed more terrain.

Because Trudvang has some huge ancient forests, we decided very early on that 28mm trees didn't look out of place at all.  Other things we might not get away with, so we would need bits and pieces to cover the battle field.

Song of Blades and Heroes Campaign - Week 1

Well when I say week one, it has taken us three weeks to play two games.  It's always amazing how transport issues and a few other things in life can really ruin a good gaming session.

I'm playing a Campaign of Song of Heroes and Blades (SoHB) by Ganesha Games with a friend of mine, Mike.  We're using the rules from the main book as well as those from other supplements.  The main Campaign rules are in Song of Deeds and Glory.  Now I know what you're thinking, a two-player campaign doesn't sound like fun and yes from the off it could appear to be a little stale, but we've added a very simple element to it to make it playable.