|William deploys some troops|
|Outflanked by the flying carpet|
We split the two games one and one, with the flying carpet resulting in the destruction of my new nights in one game, and being ignominiously blown out of the sky by a spell in the other. It was good to get the figures on the table, but we did discover that we were a bit rusty on rules mechanics, especially when it came to what to do with blocks of spears two elements deep.
|Some test figures from Hero Forge|
After Gencon, I started playing around with the custom figure design systems at Hero Forge. I picked up a free sample figure last year, which looked pretty good, so I wanted to try something. I have been reading an urban fantasy series called Bordertown recently, and decided that I would work on some fantasy-flavored moderns. Here are the two samples I ordered, as received, a modern bard (with a violin) and a suit-wearing spell caster with an umbrella. (Actually an umbrella sword, but concealed…) I have no idea what I am going to use for rules, so I have been resisting the temptation to order any more until I actually have a game of some sort organized. I’ll post a picture when I have them painted.
|Revell Saxon horseman as a Cold Islander hero for Hordes of the Things|
I also recently finished up a single 1/72 scale figure as a hero stand for my Portable Fantasy Campaign Cold Islander army. 1/72 plastic is, of course, very practical for a variety of reasons, but I’m not always inspired to paint it. I don’t like to disrespect the Muse, though, and since that’s what she led me to last week, I just said “works for me” and carried on.
It would be easy to argue that I have too many projects going on at the moment, but I don’t really want to address that right now, so I am trying to just paint and play some games rather than spend too much time on “should” and “ought to”.
|Alpha Gaming Table|
In pursuit of that, I have also recently invested in an Alpha Game Table, a 4×6 foot single piece unit which folds up into a 48" by 18" by 9" package. I don’t know how durable it is going to provide to be, but I will post a full review once I’ve lived with it for a while.
via The Sharp End of the Brush http://sharpbrush.blogspot.com/2018/09/holiday-musings.html
from Tumblr http://tumblr.hawks-club.org/post/177693445248