Monday, October 31, 2016

Night of the Dead

It was really early in the morning when the sirens woke him up.  Rubbing his eyes to clear up his vision Bill wandered up to his window to peek out into the street.  There was all kinds of activity!  Some were his neighbors out walking around, and then there was some that he didn't recognize.  Maybe it was from suddenly being woken up from a deep slumber, he wasn't sure, but there was something that just didn't seem right about those people wandering around in the street.

The half-man dragging himself down the sidewalk was his first clue that his mind was starting to  make sense of it all.  The streets were full of walking dead!!  Bill crept through the house without turning on any lights and made sure all the doors were locked.  He crawled into bed and settle back for a sleep.  Hopefully this was just some weird nightmare and he would wake up in the morning with everything back to normal.

Many moons ago I got into a little bit of zombie gaming.  Painted up a few zombies and survivors so I could host some games for several buddies.  It didn't last long and we all moved on to other interests.  As such, I never finished painting my zombie "horde".  I was actually considering selling all this off when the new season of The Walking Dead suddenly kicked everyone back into a zombie frenzy.  Enough so that some of my friends expressed interest in playing some zombie games.

So, as I mentioned in my last post there was a chance something might creep it's way from the lead pile and jump ahead of my last batch of 10mm Dwarves.  And here they are... some more zombies.  This batch of 9 brings my total horde to 36.  Looking at the old ones though I have a severe desire to repaint them.  It is surprising how much my painting skills have improved over the last 4-5 years.  Those old zombie paint jobs are painful to look at!!

* It's past midnight here and I'm a bit lazy on my picture taking because I'd like to crawl into bed now.  Please pardon the washed out pictures... but I really wanted to post this in time for Halloween.

Happy Halloween friends!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tunguska Interventors (Infinity)

In my last post I mentioned that I got to try Infinity, by Corvus Belli for the first time.  It was just a small introductory game with 3 figures per side.  Just enough to get a taste for the game.  I enjoyed the game, but seeing the figures reminded me just how much I had always been impressed with this range of miniatures.

So I got home and went rummaging through my lead pile.  I remembered that I had purchased a box of their figures on a whim earlier this year.  I have a favorite game store here in town, but it's about a 45 minute drive for me.  So on the rare occasions I make the trip I always plan on purchasing something (just to rationalize that drive!).  Anyway, I was looking through stuff in the store and saw robot pandas!  I didn't have a lot of knowledge about the game of Infinity, which faction was which, or even what was needed to play.  I just wanted to paint some robot pandas because I thought they looked fun.

So there in my lead pile was the box of Tunguska Interventors of the Nomads faction.  They are computer hackers, as I understand it now, that specialize in electronic warfare.  But most importantly they have fast pandas.  No idea what they do, but I plan to find out.

Anyway, here they are... and what looks like my start into the world of Infinity.

This picture was taken by my wife.  I think she did a damn good job.  I'd hire her to take all my pictures, but I apparently can't afford it.  Oh well...

After this back to the little Dwarves... although... there may be something else creeping into the lead pile.  This remains to be seen... muahahaha.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Dwarves from a Distance

I have completed two more units of Dwarves for my Warband army.  These are both ranged units.

First up is a unit of archers (which also includes crossbow and handgunners).

And then some heavy artillery, with both direct fire cannons and a couple of mortars.

This leaves me with 3 units of warriors to finish up my starter army.  Each has 18 figures a stand so I think they'll look pretty impressive in this scale!  It's fun to see this project coming along.

On the gaming front, I did get to play an introductory game of Infinity by Corvus Belli.  One of my new gaming buddies is playing it, and wanted to introduce me and another friend to it.  It was fun and had some neat mechanics.  I may end up picking up some figures just to get some regular gaming in again.

Hope you are all doing well!