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.

Terra-Forming the Land of the Elf King

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The July 2019 issue of Wargames Illustrated contains a five-page article that I wrote about one of last year’s terrain building projects, building a demo board for Lucid Eye's Red Book of the Elf King miniatures game. Red Book of the Elf King (RBEK) is a game that really caught my attention and we have had a whole lot of fun playing the g...

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The Wobbly Goblin Tavern - The ultimate bar room brawl location!

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The Wobbly Goblin Tavern... a terrain project for D&D and fantasy skirmish games such as Saga Age of Magic, Thud & Blunder, Otherworld, Badgers & Burrows and Lord of the Rings.

This blog is going to chart the development of The Tavern and its surrounding enviroment. The tavern and accesories are all 3D printed. They are going to be set into modular terrain tiles, (

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Pulp Alley: Albedo Away Team Mission

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Last Sunday (12th May 2019) Yorkshire was blessed with sunshine and light winds so we took the opportunity to take our gaming gear and set it up on the patio to top up the vitamin D while rolling some dice and having fun.

These circumstances do not occur that often, so we need to make the most of them.

 

 

I was joined by Mike Wilson and Doug Wright for another great game of Pulp Alley, using the new 2nd edition rules.

Doug and I are season...

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Albedo ACP Participation Game Partizan 2019

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Last friday we had a playtest of our Albedo ACP164 participation game that we are putting on at Partizan next weekend, (Sunday 19th May).

We are very lucky as the game is being run by Mike Wilson who has written the ACP164 Source Book and Campaign Supplement. Mike has recently returned to the UK after living in Australia for the last 35 years, Mike has spent the last week staying with us which has given us the opportunity to get a wide range of games played.

 

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The Siege of Umbar Sally 4th's Participation Game at Hammerhead 2018

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The Recapture of Umbar, Fourth Age of Middle-Earth

A wargame using the fourth (‘One Rule Book’) version of Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, depicting an imagination of the seizing back of the Corsair port of Umbar from the last remaining forces of the dark lord Sauron’s army.

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Seven Days to the River Rhine a first game

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Yesterday (28th April 2019), Doug and I had our first game of 'Seven Days to the River Rhine' the new 'Cold War gone Hot' ruleset published by Great Escape Games. Both Doug and I had played 1980's Cold War games before wusing Cold War Commander, WRG and Cold War Commander rules amongst others so we had the miniatures and the terrain all ready to go. Seven Days to the River Rhine (7DTRR) is a battlegroup level set of rules. A model vehicle represents a single vehicle and a stand of infantry...

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Pulp Alley - Vice Alley Western Campaign episode 2

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Race Against Time

Click here to download a PDF of the Pulp Alley Character Cards for these Leagues

For the 2nd game in our Vice Alley Old West campaign we moved out of town to a small mining settlement down by the creek.

It w...

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ACP164 Miniatures expertly painted in Oils by Hanno Barker

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This blog is showcasing some of the amazing painting done by Hanno Barker on some of the ACP164 Albedo Miniatures game models.

Hanno has a great depth of artistic knowledge that he has used to bring these models to life using an acrylic base coat which then is built upon using oil paints in the manner of the Renaisance Masters.

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Whiteout... Arctic Gaming

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On Sunday I started working on some terrain for gaming set in the Arctic inspired by movies such as 'Ice Station Zebra.

The project is going to consist of enought 1' square terrain boards to cover a 6' x 4' table. These will have features on them such as thin ice, pressure ridges, rubble ic and crevaces.

Features will include an arctic research station on stilts, some Jamesway huts, an ice-bound ship and a submarine conning tower breaking through ice,

 

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D&D5E Skirmish - Defiance in Phlan: The Goblins Lair

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D&D has got to be one of my favourite games of all time. I started playing at school at about 15, around the time of the Red Box edition and just before AD&D was released and those early campaigns such as Against the Giants and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and Tomb of Horrors still create a wave of nostalgia. I played a lot of AD&D at college and then it tailed of a bit due to lack of enough players to get together at any one time. A couple of years ago I started playing 5th...

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