Thursday, September 01, 2022

Something Old is New Again


A few of us were talking about 6 months ago about how GW keeps changing rules and is now more about selling books then great games. That got us talking about the good old days and we started talking about games like Epic and Warmaster. Well thanks to these glorious days we live in and the fact that 3d printers are getting better, we now have access to models for a cool game. 

Well I asked my buddy Tom if he could print a few things and I have been painting up some models, here is my latest efforts.

2000 points of Vampire Counts from Forest Dragon Minis

Here is a break down of the unit:

Black Coach

Black Nights

Dire Wolves

Fell Bats



Grave Guard




Vampire Generals

Mounted Generals

So there you go, a pretty large army with some real small models. Now just waiting for the other guys to get their stuff painted and then we will let the dice roll!


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Star Wars galore around here!

So, been busy with more painting of the Skullforge Studios models for my Wiley Games Galactic Hero's Star Wars game:


More Townsfolk

A Darth Sith and a Lone Star

Lone Star and his faithful loyal companion Barf

So I am pretty much down to models for the town, I always like having little extras on the game table. So many games I see dont take in account for people actually living there, so for this game I want as many extra models running around as well.

Okay, back to painting.



Friday, July 29, 2022

Star Wars Galactic Hero style!


Have a few more models for my Star Wars GH game I will be running, all Skullforge Studios models.

Some bad guys, Rebel Jedi

Good Guys, Imperial Commanders


A few lost travelers, yes they will be in the game!

Here is a WIP of a certain Dark Lord minus his helmet.

Dark Lord

Ultimate Sith?

There you go, just a quick update...


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Dark Stormtroopers

 Quick update,

Started working on my Star Wars stuff again and completed up this squad of Dark Stormtroopers from Skullforge Studios. Getting all of this stuff painted for a multi player game of Galactic Heroes from Wiely Games. 

Dark Troopers

Will be working on a few more models in the next few days, so stay tuned...


Monday, July 18, 2022

Legendary Vikings!


Sorry, been busy doing some painting on a few Viking models that I had around the old game room. Now most of these will be used for Warlords of Erehwon and I think I painted up about 136 models or so. Most of the models are Gripping Beast plastics, but there is also Wargames Factory models, Footsore models, Old Glory, North Star, Gorgon Studios and some Foundry in there as well. I really wanted to get this done so I can start using them for WoE and for my upcoming Viking rules that I am writing. So here are the pictures:

Gorgon Studio Viking in the Center with Gripping Beast Plastics.

Northstar Frost grave models


Gripping Beast Plastics

More Gripping Beast plastics

And even more GB Plastics!

All in all I really like how these models came out, this is not all of them, but just a few. Now I have to get back to writing and trying to decide what else to paint.


Thursday, June 16, 2022

New project on the horizon


As some will know, I have a few games I created in years past, both historical games. One was a huge hit (Legends of the High Seas), the other was just okay Heroic). Both were produced by other companies and my overall experience has been mixed. Yes its cool to have your work published, but its another when they get the rewards for all that you have done.

Well for the longest time, I have thought about going the self publishing route, I want to have full control of the process and also reap the rewards myself. So after talking to the wife and some close friends, I think I am going to take the leap into trying my hand at self Publishing my own rules. 

So what could it possibly be you ask? Well once again a few folks know that I am a huge lover of skirmish games. So the focus will be based on those. I love games that do not require a ton of models and I think that most people can get a small force painted up rather quickly. I also love the fact that 3D printing is taking off, you can pretty much find a ton of STL files for just about anything you may want. This too will allow people at home with printers to have access to a ton of figures.

I also want to keep this skirmish game based on historical periods, I am looking at doing various time frames using the core rule set to be able to play any period. I am a huge fan of Wiley Games and love how Jaye has done this with his own rules. Now some may ask or suggest just playing his rules, which I do, but I want to play with my own rules.

So what periods am I looking at, well to start, looking at Dark Ages and a focus on Vikings, then would love to do some Samurai, Crusades, Pirates (of course!) as well as stuff like Teddy Roosevelts Rough Riders, WW1 or WW2 and even Vietnam (thats a long way off though). But first will be dark ages for sure.

I am also looking at keeping the rules right around $15.00 for a printed book, also looking at maybe doing some scenario cards or mission cards. The main book will have themed scenarios in it, but I want to add a few more and like the card idea.

So there you go, I see Long ships on the Horizon with a bunch of scary looking Viking Raiders sailing for glory and treasure, much like I see myself right now going down this self publishing route. So stay tuned, will be using this blog to show off some of the work that I am doing...


Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Rancor Completed


Finished up this beast today, really love how his face turned out and adding gloss to the mouth, eyes and nostrils really makes him pop.

A face only a mother could love!

There are more figures being printed and on the paint bench, stay tuned.