søndag den 14. december 2014

Merry zombie survival

Well it is still not snowing in Denmark. Weird to be into December and not a single snowflake. Not that I am complaining, it does make travelling easier without. We have been crazy busy at work the last couple of weeks and this coming week will increase in the madness. More discount ! On the brighter side of things, contract with the new place should soon be in place!

Remember my stalker Christian? Well we made a little carepackage for him and some things for his lovely girlfriend too. Started out being bits for gaming that I had lying around. Ended up being a full set of miniatures from SPACE CRUSADE and a box of goodies sent to Germany. And then...We recieved a package from them the very next day! I will not list everything, but here was soap and earrings for Lone, a pug jug (also for Lone though I argued that a bit!) tires for use in my post apoc scenery and these:





Yes...That is the original Mutant cronicles from 1993 with full set of miniatures and in a great condition! Sure brings the nostalgia on!! Oh and I made a good deal on some bits, a small parcel from Hasslefree which I had ordered arrived and so did the scifi xmas box from Mantic games! So hobbywise I have had alot of stuff arriving, but not much time to do it in.   

Painting mojo hit me though, as I opened the box from Mantic games. Some forgefathers (Squats lookalike) and their big gun. And within 2 hours this happened:

Far from finished but good going so far I think. There was another batch of those 5 foot models. They have not yet been assembled.  This will be a speedpaint project. As you can see from the uses of wash. But I actually like the orange and beige colours. Nice change for the gloomy earth colours I usually use in my post apoc miniatures.

I might not post again untill the New year. Need to use the time I have to power down. Stressful period on several levels. Not to fear though, the blog continues! With all the projects I have going there is an endless supply of stuff to put up.

I hope you all take care of yourself and your family. For me xmas is the feeling of coming together. Enjoying the company of my family. Which I do. But it can be terrible stressfull so please remember to breathe deeply once in a while. Sit down with a cup of tea/coffee/mead/port and just do...Nothing.


lørdag den 6. december 2014

Sales and survivors

Yes we had a black friday sale. Thankfully not as mad as the ones we hear about from United States. But we still had a day with loads of customers. And we still have discounts on everything in the shop so you can imagine that I have had some busy days at work. And thus not much hobby work has been done.

I did however manage to buy some miniatures from Mantic games of their game Mars attacks. Pretty good deal too if you ask me ! The miniatures pictured here has cost me £17 including postage.






Yes that is a gorilla in one of the pictures. No idea how to use him in a game. Could use the rules for dogs. Hmmm.... Oh well...Think I will paint him up as a Silverback. I actually got the mojo working to make one of them. Blaine, he is a character that Mantic games have in all of their games. 


I hope to start some of the other survivors and taking them a bit at a time.

søndag den 30. november 2014

After the loot!

We are all after the loot. Just go ahead and admit it. Be it in a dungeon, on the battlefield or in the post apocalyptic wasteland. Some call them mission objectives.....It is loot!!! In the game of ACROSS THE DEAD EARTH there is different values on the loot points . Let me show you some of the ideas I have had concerning lootcounters.

These are mostly bits from Ramshackle games I had lying around. The bags in the front are from Project Zeke. We all have some bits and most are useful for this. I had the lootcounters in paper laid down with the points values facing down. A bit of adhessive blob (I forgot the english name, but it can be taken of easily enough agin.) and pressed them on.

And you know.....There are already some lootcounters ready made! These are from MICROART and are actually just from their base sets. But they work really good for loot counters!


I am giving these away to Christian from Berlin. Newcomer to Across the dead earth and this summer, if all goes well, I will be going to Berlin to challenge him in a game of Across the dead earth!

Really all you need is a bit of imagination and you will be able to see lootcounters everywhere. Take the next picture here.


Really tasty and as I sat and looked at the caplid....This could be useful!

Not sure how I will do them yet, but they could easily be used as mission objectives. LOOT!!!
Go make your lootcounters ready, you WILL need them!

søndag den 23. november 2014

HEEEEEREEE`S JOHNNY!!!!

I am apparently not the best to take selfies..... Oh well...Think I scared a swedish tourist or two... Taken in Tivoli in Copenhagen, they have a christmas market right now. We had just been at a brunch who my employer invited us to. Quite nice and maaaan a good brunch! On our way home we decided to take a look in Tivoli. 

Tivoli also have some peacocks walking around. I think about 6 in total. Not bothered by people at all, this is their home. Really cool if you ask me!

On the hobbyside...Not much news unfortunately. I did however introduce a canadian to our club. He moved here to Denmark with his wife. Seems to be settling in quite nicely with the rest of us crazy danes. Had him playing the boardgame DOOM, which we lost horribly to! But it was fun none the less. And most of all....He was not afraid to hug! Yeah...We hug a lot at our club. 

Someone asked me about my hobby area. Sorry..I do not remeber who, but after we did some rearranging here at home I thought I would show it to you. Mind you...It did not take me much time to clutter it up! I like it like this!

Click on the images to get them a bit bigger. Take care out there..... Hugs from the crazy dane!

søndag den 16. november 2014

More miniatures and LOOTCRATE

Ninja...Or pirate? I know where I stand on this question! This t-shirt and headband are from this months LOOTCRATE. The theme of it being BATTLE. I do love the geek stuff they put in. If you want to try it out then please use this link here: LOOTCRATE as it will help me out a bit too.
Here is more stuff from this months loot.

MEGA MINIATURES had a Kickstarter runnning to make some new molds. And I just recieved the goodies. Actually alot of miniatures! All will not be usefull in my post apocalyptic games but that is just fine by me. 

 Some small robots here with Ezra from ACROSS THE DEAD EARTH to show the scale. There were some bigger robots too but they needed assembly, so no pictures of them now.

 Future police officers? They are armoured and have hightech guns.


 Not too sure on these, but I think they will see some uses in post apoc somehow. Nuclear Rennaiccance or Biosyndrome.


This bunch is easily do able for gang members in Across the dead earth! And last night in a fit of inspiration I started painting.


Painting still in progress. This is a mjor one of those BUTTERFLY SYNDROME I talked about last post. And these will get what I call speedpaint done to them. Those 2 ADE miniatures I am painting for my buddy Rasmus gets more attention then these will get.

Christian from Berlin ordered the rulebook from ACROSS THE DEAD EARTH. I had a talk with Rich so I could send a model with the book. It ofcourse needed to be SIWOC! Surprises like this is the best ! ;-)

And Simon from Brummieswargaming got the parcel too. Please click the link to see what and why!

These should bump my karma up a bit.....Which I sorely need at the moment. I do not wish to go into detail on my blog here but in short, if everything falls together then I will be out of a job this January. Now I am pretty sure that it will not take long for me to get hold of a new job as I know a lot of people in this industry I work in. And we are in the process of making things happen like we want them to.

Right now......I am going to paint more on these guys..... Take care out there!

søndag den 9. november 2014

Post apoc terrain buildings

Now then..... In my last Battle report with my friend Rasmus we talked about boarding up some windows on my buildings to disrupt line of sight. Time for me to use those coffee stirrers! As I prepared to work on this I began thinking... Take a look at the picture here at the top of my blogpost. That could be cool...So I did just that!




This works quite good and they are sturdy as well. Unless someone bumps into the table, earthquakes could happen you know.... The tiles I used in my battle report and here are from the game of Zombiecide.

And the progress on boarding some of the windows up. Works quite well.... Need sooooo much more works on these buildings...Sigh....

As for my small competition, these are the companies on my messy paintstation:
Across the dead earth
Thunderchild
Grenadier/Em4

Games Workshop
Mantic games
Ramshackle Games
Privateer press
Reaper games
Hasslefree miniatures
Biosyndrome
Guillotine games
Project Zeke
Gregsters lab.

Congrats to Simon from Brummies blog . There will be a SURPRISE parcel from one of the above mentioned companies!

Take care out there!


søndag den 2. november 2014

Battle report-ADE

I reported back to Jester, there was good stuff to be "aquired". Not  far from basecamp and no sign of looters or marauders....So far. Skelch stayed in camp and we moved out .Jester,Squint,Yoshi and yours truly...Siwoc. Grab and run, easy mission!

The battleground. 6 objectives with various point values. This was a demo game with my friend Rasmus who would bring the Addams Family against my State. We talked about the rules and what the miniatures had as abilities and rolld to set up. Me in bottom right corner and him in upper left.

I went a bit scouting and found out the socalled "Family" was after the loot as well. Reporting back Jester decided to give them a fair warning to leave or else....

I went for what we had come here for, the loot. Rest of the guys moved up and we saw that the Family moved up to grab loot as well. Yoshi aimed through a building and found Skylar in his crosshair. With an order from Jester he took the shot and she went down. That got the message through.

A lucky shot! But it counted! Rasmus had the initiative for 2 turns when I finally managed to roll high on the dice. Only for Rasmus to do this:
I had a bad feeling that Rasmus had taking a liking to the use of those cards, as throughout the game he checked them often. With every move I did he would check the 3 cards in front of him!

 
 Reggie was fast up a building to claime some loot as I went back with our first. Skylar was bleeding bad so would not be moving for a while. Drexyl was hiding but Jester had his number and he went down! Jester babbled some nonsense that yoshi just shook his head at and remained where he was. The leader of the family had gone into the central building where I knew there was some loot too! Bold move!


Reggie came down from the building and took a shot, and I heard the cry from Squint as he went down! He would pay dearly for daring to shoot a member of the State! I tried to outflank them while Yoshi dragged a loot away.

Adam came down with his loot, in the open! And Jester had him right where he wanted. When he was about to fire he was distracted by a sound from the roof and missd his shot as he narrowly avoided some fallen masonry!

Rasmus played 2 cards, first to make sure I missed the shot on his leader and then to try and take mine out!. Well played !!



Skylar was still out, their medic obviously rubbish! Jester moved to join up with me as we tried to take them from the other side. Squint was still moaning but aparently he could not stand up. The moaning from the downed Drexyl had ceased though. He would take no further part in this skirmish.

Drexyl went out and I had up untill now forgotten that Squint could try to heal himself! Which he now did. Good boy! Yoshi came back and there was a firefight!


Reggie came back to help his leader as we got him pinned down. I thought I had him and was about to fire both guns as he dissapeared! How he did that I will never know!

The cards were not lying idle....We used most of the cards through the game! Brilliant! Quickdraw was cancelled with a card. Tripwire made another stumble right out in the open!

Jester ran up to take down Addams in close combat. And as Reggie moved up to support him Squint repaided the favour from earlier and shot Reggie!

We called the game after Jester took out both of them as they lay there bleeding. Is was a really great game and we both had a laugh at both the dice rolls but at the cards being played. And I got Rasmus hooked on the game!

Rasmus got to pick 2 ADE miniatures I had as doubles and I will be painting them for him. Ezra and Adam.

The 2 on the left was what Rasmus got and I got the rest. The game could have gone either way up untill the last 2 turns. Very enjoyable game on both sides. Only thing we did not use was grenades and  WAW. (Overwatch) Mostly because we forgot it....

Some tacticals errors were made on both sides so it evened it out. Next time we might use Red claw VS Family. Interresting how that will play out! One thing is for sure...Rasmus love the use of those cards!