Monday, 10 April 2017

Eternal Stats!



As you might have seen if you read the Scale creep blog, this years Summer Wipster and Friends game at BOYL17 is going to be based on the Eternal Champion series by Michael Moorcock. I'm not going to repeat myself so if yo haven't read the idea over you go and read that first. The rest of us will still be here when you get back.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Recent Daubings


As the daylight returns to the world so does the enthusiasm to pick up the brushes and the paints and get stuff painted. 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Saturday night Special 

A particularly Dangerous part of the Drakwald Forest
What else are you going to do on a dark and rainy night in March but go Round to Snickets house with Erny and Robotforaday and play a game Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay as a tabletop game? 
Well that's exactly what we did, and much fun was had by all.......

Monday, 20 February 2017

The O-Team


"In M40.972, a crack commando unit was sent to a death world for a crime they almost certainly did commit. These Ogryn promptly ate all the deadly animals and plants on the planet and were taken under the wing of a friendly Commissar. Today, still used by the Imperium, they survive as soldiers that cost a fortune (in food bills and damages).
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you should send in.....The O Team."


Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wifferrp

I must be getting old. The flu (or just a nasty cold) has had me in it's grip for well over a fortnight now and it's refusing to let go. Bastard. As a result I haven't felt like doing much painting recently so I haven't got any cool new toys to show. Fear not, however as there are some in the pipeline. I just need to restart my painting mojo.

"So if you've got nothing to show us why are you posting?"

Good question dear reader. I occasionally like to blether on in posts about the things that do or have inspired me about Warhammer and it's derivatives and  I've had the third of the holy triumvirate wandering around in the back of my head for some time so I thought I'd take this opportunity to have a verbal wander about.

As a young lad my first contact with all this fantasy game malarkey was with good old Dungeons and Dragons, I've talked before about the influence dragon magazine had on me but it was actually playing D&D with friends in the maths room at lunch times when we were probably 11 or 12 which started us down this long and dark path. We soon graduated to Runequest (3rd edition as published by GW) which was our mainstay for sometime before we moved on to one of the holy Trinity. WFRP.


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Even More Metal Clad Maniacs


The last of my old school Chaos Marauders had their turn to get finished this week. This 10 takes me up to 25 which is a little more than I planned and with the two standard bearers that are needing pushing over the finishing line, that'll give me 27. Terrible planning on my part.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Monster Squad


Chaos needs to have foot sloggers too. The idea that all Chaos forces are made up of Deamons, Traitor marines and Spawn is a bit sad. The real cloud and fun in a renegade war band is the mutant and beastmen. These are the lackey's that do all the dirty work, ensuring the plans of the champion come to fruition by blasting who ever is in the way. That great tome of Chaos, Slaves to Darkness has an entry in the 40K war bands followers table that I've been mulling over for years.

Monday, 9 January 2017

There's somebody at the door!


With the realisation that the Christmas holidays were almost over I decided I had time to try and squeeze in one last game before going back to the drudgery of work. So of I popped to see my good friend Linz and we busted out the city scenery. No fancy scenario just a bunch of piratical ne-erdowells having their nice hideout raided by a big noisy areshole of an Inquistior. This links into some previous games that i'll do my best to find links to.

The interesting thing here is that we decided to play on a 2x2 board to see if we could get a fun game out of such a small area and it seems that if you crush enough terrain onto the board then it all works swimmingly. On to the fun. 

The boss wasn't happy. He had been giving his hench man loads of silly jobs to do all day, Godbert was convinced it was his hemorrhoids playing up again but he wasn't about to argue while he was waving that plasma pistol around. 

Saturday, 31 December 2016

What I did (but didn't show you) and didn't do in 2016.

It's that time of year again. 2016 is having it's arse kicked out that back door and we are waiting with a lump of coal and a dram for 2017 to show it's face. It's traditionally the time for bloggers to look back at their year and review their work. I don't think I want to do that though. All you have to do is a click a couple of buttons and you can go through all the posts from the last 12 months. Don't be so lazy. What I will say is that I managed to paint around about 256 figures this year bit not all of them got time on the blog for various reasons. Some were initially painted for Scalecreep.

Orc Captain on his pride and joy.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Reverse Tsundoku with Dragons


"Tsundoku" (n.) is the condition of acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them.

So Reverse Tsundoku must be reading materials without acquiring them or letting the pile up in your home, something i managed successfully in my youth (not so much nowadays). 

I'm sure I've mentioned on here before that one of the formative experiences of my fantasy life was my habit of reading Dragon Magazine on the shelves of the Asda store in New Craighall, Edinburgh. While my Mum dragged my brother up and down the aisles I was allowed to hand about the magazine section and read the mags. One week a Magazine caught my eye, Dragon. From what I can tell from browsing the interwebs it must have been October '87 and it was issue 126. 

What I thought i'd do for you dear leader is leave a collection of the magazines I remembered reading in those heady days and leave copies of the eye catching fantasy covers for you to coo over in these slow days between Christmas and new year. Have fun!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Nope - A Rogue Stars review

So. Rogue Stars.

On paper this seems like a game right up my street. Sci-fi skirmish game. Small number of figures. Gorgeous illustrations. Copplestone figures. Decent price. Comic book styling. Sounds great.


I can't even remember when it was first mentioned but I've known of the impending arrival of these rules for at least a year. The author, Andrea Sfiligoi, has done 'Fistful of Kung-fu' and 'Of gods and Mortals' for Osprey as well as running Ganesha Games and writing 'Song of Blade and heroes', so he has pedigree.

Northstar have ran a Nickstarter campaign for this game and got a whole load of figures produced for it, some of them are classics. It's nice to see a new range of Sci-fi figures being produced with no fixed back ground.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Confrontation or Confrontation?

Whilst having a chat with the other Wipster's (as we do on an almost constant basis, seriously we are worse than 14 year old girls when it comes to mobile communication) the subject of Confrontation came up. Some of my illustrious brethren were discussing the impact that the original appearance of Confrontation in White Dwarf all those many moons ago. We were also discussing the game in general. Now, it is important as this point to note that there were a varied amount of opinions and they can be broken down into the following basic groups.


  1. Confrontation is a fantastic background but I wouldn't touch the game with a Captain Crooks's floppy barge pole.
  2. Confrontation is a unique creation and I'd love to play it as it was originally intended.
  3. Confrontation should be completed and published in a form as near to a finished item as possible.  
Let's examine these in a little more detail