Gaming, Painting & Modelling Hobby Blog

This area of the website is my hobby blog, it contains articles about games that I have enjoyed playing together with paining and model making articles.

First game of Stargrave

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Last week Mike and I got together to play our first game of Stargrave.

Mike has modelled a Starwars themed crew using models from Star Wars Legion.

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I have put together an Albedo t...

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Igors Demon: A Pulp Alley Discworld Adventure

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.... the episode in which Igor kills a greater demon.

Last Saturday Lewis and I got together (over Zoom) to play Discworld themed Pulp Alley.

Deep beneath the Unseen University, the Chair of Grotesque Biologies had accidently opened up a portal to the Dungeon Dimension. Demons were now flooding through the Portal. The Faculty needed to dispatch the demons back to their own dimension and close the portal before some escaped into town.

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It's all been a terrible mistake, mishaps in the Dungeon Dimensions

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On Wednesday Mike and I got together to play a couple of games of Thud & Blunder based on The Unseen University and The Watch from Guard's Guards by Terry Pratchet using the new Sally 4th miniatures inspired by the books. Our first adventure takes place in the basements below the Unseen University. The Meritous Professor of Grotesque Biology has accidently opend up a portal to the Dungeon Dimensions and some pretty grotesque Dungeon Denizens have taken the opportunity to cause chaos in...

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Guard's Guard.. A Frostgrave Warband

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I've been a big fan of Frostgrave ever since the first edition was launched. It seemed to me that our new range of Guard's Guard fantasy miniatures, inspired by Sir Terry's Discworld would be perfect for a themed Frostgrave warband. They might not be about to win any competitions, but to me that is secondary to having good fun.

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Goblin Civil War - Assault on Estis de Orros

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Last week Elton, John and I got together over zoom to enjoy another play test game of Goblin Civil War.

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The war ravaged village of "estis de orros" famous for being so poor they st...

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Pulp Alley: Captain America vs Hydra Episode 2 - The Goldfinch

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Sainte-Marine France 1943.

The Goldfinch, an SOE agent carries top secret plans for a heavy water plant being constructed in Norway as part of the Nazi's atomic weapons research. It is vital to the allied war effort that the plans are recovered to aid there own research and to enable a commando mission to be dispatched to destroy the factory. The only thing worse than the Nazi's recovering the Goldfinch and her secrets are if the fell into the hands of Red Skull & Hydra.

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Stargrave Crew - The Creationists

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Having been a big fan of Frostgrave right from the beginning, and also a big fan of

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Following the yellow brick road... Pulp Alley adventure

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Pulp Alley Wizard of Ozz scenario

On Thursday Lewis and I got together (over Zoom) to play one of our favourite miniatures’ games, Pulp Alley. We have played Pulp Alley in countless historical, fantasy and sci-fi genres, but Thursday's setting was the Marvellous World of Ozz.  We...

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Bringing the scene to life... villagers and townsfolk

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Since my post about modelling and rigging a Xebec, I've had quiet a few emails and messages about the backdrop and activities going on around the Quay, so I've taken a few more photos focussing on the townsfolk. What ever period or genre I am gaming, I do like to include some locals going about there day to day business as part of the game board, as I find empty houses and streets to look like something is missing.

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Modelling a Xebec

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Xebecs were ships, very similar to galleys primarily used by Barbary pirates, which have both lateen sails and oars for propulsion. Xebecs featured a distinctive hull with pronounced overhanging bow and stern, and rarely displaced more than 200 tons, making them slightly smaller and with slightly fewer guns than frigates of the period. My model Xebec was designed by the very talented Iain Lovecraft as part of his Comments: 0 | Read entire post