Friday, February 15, 2019

Montiberg is coming back. Introducing the scenario terrain

Last Tuesday, I finally restarted my solo games in 2019, with a game of Montiberg. Here is the terrain I played on.

Terrain is a mix of Town Crate/Dungeon Create from Mantic, Dave Graffam printed floor on foamboard, Daedaloom painted terrain and Stones Dungeon Tiles from Frontline Games

The Mansion

the cellar

the servant room

the kitchen

the dining room

The water closet

the hall

the living room

the red chamber and the magic book room

the magic book room

the library
the green reading room
the storage room
the master's private room
the master's bed room

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2018 wrap up - and plans for 2019

Ah, the end of the year summary and planning for 2019.
Image result for 2019 with dice

What did I promise in 2018.... Nothing!
What a mastermind I was. No promises done, nothing to break.

Well, I did try to hold the famous "Don't buy, Paint" philosophy every gamer tries to hold every day or so.
- I painted half of what I promised.
- I bought twice what I planned.
- I painted more terrain for my fantasy campaign
The good news, because we have to be objective at the beginning of the year, is that I painted more than I acquired.

Gaming wise, PUBG screwed me. That and a promotion that meants more business travelling away from home. More than 60 days only for the last semester of 2018. And we also implemented a Thursday RPG with a group of friends, alternating who is the Game Master.

I did little games at home, but did few X-Wing games, boardgames with the family, a big Bolt Action game and that's it.

2019, what should I look for?
- Well, first, buy less, clean up some shelves of stuff that will never be painted.
- Enjoy my painting with things I will put on a table and play them
- Play games

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

October painting summary: Painting

 The partisans are growing in numbers, with dungeon terrain freshly painted
Being a dandy and a partisan combo

Captain's log

Feel like the news boss in spiderman 
Reporter without debt

Scarlet and her ex-husband skull

sleeping bed and spys

Tatiana and her ikea barricade

The odd couple

The old captain retelling his war stories

The old man defending his loot

The scum and his gold bag

The She-niper and her prisoner

This is MY gold

Workers and partisans at the market

And some dungeon tiles

For my son's birthday, we went to a laser tag venue, and we did a small trophy to sit on top of the birthday cake (a cup cake pyramid to be precise)
  • Working on a trophy for LaserTag competition for the 9th birthday

And Man o'war. These ships have been waiting for decent paint for a very long time. Finally, I gave them the attention they deserved. The dwarf proxy ships are now done.
Finally closing in my Man o'war proxies. Missing the sails on the Imperial

Friday, November 2, 2018

Bolt Action: The not-so-secret-plans battle report

2 weeks ago, we had a 3vs2 Bolt Action, Allies vs Axis. 1800 pts per side.
There were US+Brit+Partisans against German+Italian.

Here was the brief to the Partisan Force.
"The mission, Jean-Jacques, is simple. Jean-Pierre and Jean-Michel have successfully ambushed a small convoy of officers. Our road side bombs have done a good job. Jean-Francois and Jean-Paul are coming with the cowboys and the roast-beef. Hold you position and good luck."

Mission: Secret plan. No deployment, all units in reserves, but spotters and snipers.
Jean-Jacques and Jean-Charles in their lookout. 

In the middle of the village, the half track holds the suit case. A German sniper team is keeping the Allies in check above the halftrack.

The American and British players

The Americans take cover behind a wrecked car

The Axis force quickly entered the battlefield

(Turn 3) the Partisan trucks full of pistol squads finally entered the area

Emerging from the truck, the partisans deployed

"Nom d'une pipe, ca va barder!"

The famous Italian armors, a Joke to most nations, a deadly threat to partisans with all their MMGs

Jean-Jacques and Jean-Charles are still alive after 80+ shots to them

Still, the Axis got there faster and were running with the secret plans (pinned unit, middle of the photo). The Partisans were running behind them, Benny Hill style

The Allies just need to kill them to stop them from running away


The Allies are way behind

Final pictures. The Allies almost caught the plans, but the Italians ran faster