Ronin game, terrain, UNIT vehicle, and temptation fulfilled

Not a lot of figure painting going on lately (surprise, surprise!), but I have been working on a few hobby related bits and pieces…

Dave G., Kevin H., and I had a small Ronin game to learn (or in my case, relearn) the rules. It was useful, and I’m looking forward to playing a larger scale version for realz, now that we have a better idea of the mechanic. I think Dave and Kev enjoyed it, too, and hopefully there’ll be a bit of a samurai buzz.

Started painting the sci-fi/modern layout I put together last year. This will eventually form part of a Judge Dredd “Block”, but is designed to work with any sci-fi/modern game.

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Picked up a 1/50 scale die-cast Land Rover Defender on eBay from a guy in Portugal. It was specced out for a fire department (bright red, blue lights on the roof, etc.), but I’m converting it to use as a UNIT vehicle for an eventual Dr. Who themed game.

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…and the fulfilled temptation:

Dave G. spotted a really bargain priced WHFB Empire army on Kijiji locally and picked it up. Then he beat me up and made me buy it from him.  🙂

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Ronin game, terrain, UNIT vehicle, and temptation fulfilled

Switching gears

Since Tim has set a date for the Song of Shadows and Dust weekend, I’m going to put the WWII figs on hold for a bit and work on the warband (and hopefully some civilians) for that as my main priority. I just know that, at the speed I paint at, I don’t want to wait ’til the last minute (or month!).

Illustration from Ganesha Games Song of Shadows and Dust Rules
Illustration from Ganesha Games Song of Shadows and Dust Rules

I’ve got a few figures cleaned up and ready, and need to assemble a few more of those useful Wargames Factory plastic Numidians.

Sadly, the boy has a concert that weekend, so won’t be making the road trip with me. I might adapt the warband list he made and use it myself.

Switching gears

Chain of Command

Tried “Chain of Command” last night with Byron M., Kevin H., and Dave G.

Byron hosted and talked Dave and I through the rules, as we’d not played this system before. It was a lot of fun, and had novel setup and initiative mechanisms. Must’ve made an impression, as Dave and I picked up some 15mm WWII figs today.

Chain of Command