Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Where'd he go?!?!?! Movie edition...

Howdy folks,

So, I took a look over at my list of posts and saw that I only had 1 post for May so far and a handful for each month this year...and so I couldn't help but to wonder...ala Top Gun and trying to get Jester on the first go:

Goose: Yeeha, Jester's dead!
Wolfman: Won this bullshit?
Goose: Didn't everybody?
Hollywood: Hell no, man. We got our butts kicked.
Wolfman: Thirty seconds. We went like this, he went like that. I said to Hollywood, "Where'd he go?" Hollywood says, "Where'd who gooooooo?"
The who in this case...well that's me...am I dead, hell no man...but Where did I go?? Felstad baby...a little frostgraving.  Why you ask? in the immortal words of Indiana Jones:

This year at Cangames, a couple of us decided to run a Frostgrave demo and mini-tournie with 3-4 tables and some loaner warbands...it went fairly smooth, was well received, and in the end we won the best terrain award...success.
My last couple of posts have been about the table I was making in prep for this event...as well I had to get some scatter terrain and figures ready for this venture into Felstad and the Northern City.  These turned out really well and I'm very pumped with the result.
Here's a teaser or two of the table...I will post more over the next week or so as I get my post-Cangames pictures in order...
Getting the drop on the action, my buddy Mike (the ringleader of this project) posted his Cangames report here.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Really?!? A library...

Howdy Everyone,

Just a quick post to showcase some of the progress I'm making on my Frostgrave terrain tiles...heavily inspired by the library scenario from the MRB...but ideally adaptable to a variety of settings, mostly within the Northern City.

Last time, I left you with 5 of the 9 tiles carved, sanded, based, and painted...since then I finished up the remaining tiles...even settling on the layout of the final tile (inspired by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade word of God challenge) and have started cracking the scatter terrain out.

I'm currently toying with a couple of layouts for the bookshelves while I'm getting them painted up...and then I plan on getting the front entrance/fa├žade completed...followed up by the table 'trim'...currently planning on laying foam down around the perimeter of the tiles to frame them and model it as mountainside to mimic a great library in the mountain...or if I'm under time crunch for Cangames then it will be a stone wall perimeter look ala, "hey look its a really great big building, I bet there's a library in there..."

Wish me luck...take care...enjoy a couple of quick pics.

The white pieces are the bookshelves in progress...the black pieces are also scatter terrain, every library needs tables...I also made 2 larger scatter pieces that I could migrate between multiple battlefields...they are the rocky pieces at the upper edge and right hand side of table...I also have roughed out 2 interior rooms, one with some sacks, the other with a crypt...

Rotated view...better to look at the stores room...watch out for the snow gorilla...the bottom row, middle tile with all the carving is my Indiana Jones 'word of God' inspired tile...