Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It has been a long time, Fantasy full speed

It has been a long time since I blogged. Gosh, looking back, I am wondering how I filled all these weeks with emptiness.

Well, I yielded to the call of procrastination. A very powerful spell that happens from time to time. Meanwhile, I have been very busy at work.
Finally, the darkness of this long tunnel is coming to an end.

I have made good progress on fantasy, painting more props and getting into my board. I am working on the campaign layout and  designing special rules to simulate situations and other randomness. To help me on this, I have acquired the THW ruleset for dungeons.

Fantasy campaign preparation:
Mandatory painting:
- Heroes (at least 2)
- 20 Band of expendable adventurers (done, the one from Frostgrave wave 1)
- 10 Guards
- 10-12 Skavens (as underground, dungeon and sewers tend to attract them)
- the special one
Optional painting
- more guards, chaos and skavens

Rules: WIP
Random terrain: WIP
Event cards: done (32)

Ave Blogger, those who are to die in your scenario greet you!

Well, if we can survive, we won't say no

by the way, where are the healthcare coverage form?

Terrain elements I have gathered so far:
2 dungeons kickstarters who delivered on time.
Dungeon World (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/244627251/dungeon-worlds) by Acheson Creations. They are running their second kickstarter at the moment. The materials are very simple plastic and fit my need for mass material. The kickstarter (part 1) included very nice adventurers and special tiles.
Stone Dungeon Tiles (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1080314421/stones-dungeon-tiles) by Frontline Games. The materials are of greater quality than Dungeon World for the tiles, but too soft on the door stands, which the only negative point I have on them.
Dave Graffam models (http://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/2985/Dave-Graffam-Models). These are very good 2D with a 3D vibe. They will add more scenes beyond underground without me trying to paint and weather terrain. I also like their design as they remind me the one in Mordheim, City of the Damned (the video game)
Dave Graffam printed and glued on foamboard. Nice effects

Dave Graffam with the terrain bought last year. Very good together

Left, Dave Graffam, top right Dungeon World, middle left Stone Dungeon (painted/unpainted/painted), bottom, Dungeon world unpainted

Frostgrave objective markers in their environment

nice props from Frostgrave and other kickstarters


  1. Replies
    1. Yes. I am almost ready to start. Finally!

  2. This is progressing nicely. Too many of us, I think, concentrate on figures and don't pay enough attention to terrain. It looks as if you have a good balance here.

    1. Yes, terrains are the smaller kid of the hobby family. Or is it basing? at least I fixed my basing skill issue with clear bases :)