Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yes...not posted in a while.

I have nothing gaming related to post about for a few months. Not really been painting much. Did a little plastic building with some new purchases. No actual gaming as well.

It's been a fantastic Dry Season here so been out and about bushwalking and camping. We recently purchased a new beast to get around the Outback and took it on a Family road trip to the Red Centre and back during the School Holidays. Did the Rock (Uluru) and lots of other places. It was very cold for us Top Enders.
Here are some random images I took.
Cheers from Brendon

Strange Horse.

Mt Connor

Rainbow Valley Conservation Area


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Saga

Hope you all had a good Easter 2015. I didn't get up too much on the Hobby front at home over the long weekend. But I did manage to get down to the Darwin Tabletop Gamers and get some Saga on the table. Very rusty but it was fun. 1st game was a teaching game for a new player. It's great to get new players in our small club and hopefully after his victory in his first 4 point game as Vikings he is keen to collect and play. I didn't play in the first game but helped referee and teach the basic rules. The game was Warlord kill and it was over in a typically fast and brutal manner vs Jomsvikings..
In the second game I used the Norman faction with 6 points. 5 Hearthguard units on horses and 1 levy. 1 Hearthguard unit got split out to make 2 units of 6 hearthguads. We actually played short end to short end instead of long side to longside and that was probably the reason why I moved the Levy once and that was all they did in the whole game. We played the Mission with the Warlords glaring at each other in table center at the start of the game and the gods blessing them with 12 wounds each. I faced Norse-Gaels on foot with lots of javelins. Great learning game for us both and by a twist of fate the Normans won the day (only by a fraction though).

I purchased the Dead Zone box set on a special deal late last year and plan to use my small collection of Judge Dredd miniatures (once I have enough painted) to substitute as an Enforcers faction. I took the box down to the club and managed to get some interest. Good motivation for getting paint to the scenery and getting more miniatures completed. After looking at the Dead Zone Infestation kickstarter which will see the introduction of Ver-Myn (Sc-Fi Rat Men) I noticed the new terrain mat images and thought hmmmm. Easy enough to make your own if you have the know how...
Make a 2 feet square with 3 inch grid pattern and find suitable image from Google Earth.
Anyway enough rambling from me. Cheers from BrendonW (The Kiwi)

Friday, March 27, 2015


This is the remaining 9 riders from a Fire Forge Mongol Cavalry box that I completed. I have conspired with a fellow gamer to get some more of these all the way from Italy. Eventually I aim to build enough for use in 'Lion Rampant'. As I have already said I really like how animated and full of action they look.
Rushed photography resulted in a variety of colour change. All photos are on the same coloured ground would you believe.

Google image search of Mongol horses supplied the inspiration for the patterns and colours below.

I made one standard bearer with a clenched fist in the air. Rocking out or giving the signal to ATTACK!

Cheers from BrendonW (The Kiwi)