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Painting Necromunda Orlocks

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Ding!

Something actually done! This is my hopefully one-day-to-start-Necromunda-narrative-campaign-gang of Orlocks. If plans hold out, we'll try to get 1000 cred GotU campaign. If it works out (or even starts out), we might do full gang-book campaign after. That's just a long way of saying this is based on the older book, not House of Iron.
After basecoat I used contrast paints everywhere and touched up with Vallejo. Lighting is far from perfect, so I apologize. Also, after deciding on the colors I checked the internet for some much needed inspiration and found out someone has done AMAZING Orlocks with almost same scheme. Well, sucks to be me. As I like the idea I had, I'll just go around claiming he copied me!

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Painting Massive Darkness 2: Mathrin

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Just a quick one to top things off. Mathrin from Massive Darkness 2 core box.

I find the sculpt (well let's call it artistic direction) wierd. It definitely not classic fantasy wizard, so if you have a lot of those you're probably happy. I don't have that many, and I'm not a huge fan of the style. Also the official color scheme is definitely... original. I wanted to keep close to it though, so no one to blame except myself. I think there's potential for a really nice black and white necromancer here! The beard is not well defined and didn't take washes or highlights very nicely. Also, the sides of the chest-skull weren't the greatest but other than those the details were pretty crisp and easy to paint.

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Painting Zombicide: Invader

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So, I realized I haven't really posted pictures of my painted Z:I corebox. So without further ado, work done many moons ago... Naturally, for speed and efficiency they are mostly contrast paints.

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Core box soldiers.
-a base of space wolf grey, with I think Vallejo off white armor plates. -the weapons are (iirc) two coats of space wolf grey (to make it darker), a black wash and maybe very thing white highlights. I wanted to try for a matte finish instead of the metallic paints..
-Since white is a pita to paint, it took maybe 2 hours / model.

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Son 06 - Lost Battalion 06 AAR

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It took a while(!), but I'm back with the AAR that was played all the way back in November or something like that. Hopefully I'm able to get a little bit back more into gaming now. Things in the house is mostly done (oh so many things!) and hopefully I've suffered enough COVID for a while. Since the game was played so long ago, my memory might be a little hazy, but I'll try to remember the best I can. Let's start!

And Now For Something Completely Different...
While the Rangers rescue mission is crawling through the Deep Ones' caves, the base is atttacked by a horrifying force of Nazis and creatures. The Black Sun has arrived for the ceremony and the Deep Ones lead them in attacking the Allies. They can't let them interfere with their great moment!

The mission for Rangers: Don't let enemy control the main objective and one of the two secondaries.
Extra: No extras for this mission

The mission for Black Sun: Control the main (middle) objective and either of the secondaries.
Extra: No extras for this mission

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New year, same ol' shit! (Well, almost)

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Hi!

Ok, so if there's been any semiregulars following the SoN or RoSD campaings, I feel like I own a little bit of an explanation... And the explanation issss... I bought a house! Well, half of a one anyway, the other half was bought by my girlfriend.
With all the adult shit that's related to buying a house, most of the gaming related stuff has been pretty down low. My playing has consisted of a few party games and two one-offs of Call of Cthulhu rpg.
There's a few things that need to be done in the house before it's ready for gaming in. 3 days until I'm moving, so... with the lil' bit of that and the lil' bit of this, I'd guess we're returning to our scheduled unscheduled updates in Ferbruary(ish).

The notes from the latest SoN game is still on my table, if I don't lose them moving houses, then that's the next thing up. If I can recall what happened in that game. I'm think I'm gonna try something different again with the format to make it easier for me.

Have a great year everyone!
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Rangers of Shadowdeep - Mission 2: scenario 3

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Fighting through the lower levels, our beaten and battered group reaches the top of the tower, aptly named Tor Varden Upper Level. There was indeed a life to save and no time to waste! Kill 'em all!

From gallery of CthulhuStoleXmas
The table. Thich walls represent the tower, the outer walls represent the railing around it. The wooden part of the table (the actual table) is approximately the walkway around the tower. There are lowered spots on the inner wall, which we counted as windows (as not to make the archers just beeline inside.

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Rangers of Shadowdeep - Mission 2: scenario 2

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After their miserable exchange with the beastmen roaming the forest, our heroes were more careful when entering Tor Varden lower levels. All attempts of sneaking in were set aside when the rangers hear a scream from inside. There might be a life still to save in this forsaken place!

I forgot to take a picture of the table set up (I didn't take any pictures actually), so you'll get a version which is on the end side of the scenario:
From gallery of CthulhuStoleXmas
The rangers enter from the far side and have to get to the other end. There's still about a third missing from the last room.

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Fri Sep 3, 2021 2:17 pm
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Things done during the summer (and a return to neglected blog) part 2

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Presenting - the very much not wanted and waited part 2 of the last 2-3 months or so.

I'm been thinking about doing and impressions-type posts about games I have. Not reviews, there's plenty of that. And I don't have the time nor the need to make a proper review anyway. More like a list of things I like and/or dislike, without all the bells and whistles about how to play the game and so on. Lately I've been subjected to suprising amount of new games (new to me), so what would be a better time than this to roll out a few stupid opinions about games?! Answer: nothing would be a better time!

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Things done during the summer (and a return to neglected blog) part 1

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Salutations! Sorry for the dissapearance to all who pretend to be interested in reading this.... I planned to make a "paused for summer' post, but it seems I forgot.

We had this rare thing called summer in Finland past two months or so. Of course, it promptly ended when my vacation started. Well, no bad feelings about playing board games then.
The blog has been on a little hiatus due to great weather we had during June and July. As I said, it naturally got colder and more wet like a day after my vacation started. I didn't really play much (or paint or do anything indoor related) during the better period we had. Well, of course I did, but it was mostly 30-60 mins here and there for like 1-2 times a week, not much to show progress for.

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Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:22 am
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Painting - C:DMD Tcho Tcho

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Well, I think we can all agree that if I'm not good at something it's commiting to a schedule on a hobby project. And singing. To my defence (which I really need, mostly against myself so I don't get to whip myself [except as a reward]) IT IS SUMMER! It has been so warm so some of my gaming time has been devoured by the sun. Sun, I have missed you my friend. Maybe grinding out the RoSD terrain and models left me a little burned out, but I got to painting once again and it didn't make me wanna puke, so maybe I'll get back to it again!

What did I paint? I painted Tcho Tcho.... Multiple Tchos Tchos? Tcho Tchii?
From gallery of CthulhuStoleXmas

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