Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Going the Cursed City!



It seems I have been thinking about the "good Old Days" of gaming and Youtude must be taped into my brain, as my feed recently had a video on the 1999 GW game Mordheim! For those too young to remember the 1999 games, Mordheim was a Cursed city in the Old World Empire that was destroyed by a twin tale comet. Now the cursed city lures would be treasure hunters to it to loot for warp stone.

For me this was an awesome game and for my son, it was his first true war game to play. He had a warband of Skaven and was lead by his creative named leader, Copper Head! But it taught him how to play games and many adventures were played in the cursed city. So Mordheim has a special place in my gaming histroy tied to my son.

The cursed City Rulebook

So besides YouTube taunting me, I was able to score a few older GW minis that I was going to use for other skirmish Horror games. I was able to locate the Undead figure and a few months back painted them up, not realizing that they may be the first warband to venture back into the cursed city.

Undead Warband

Along with the Undead figures, I was able to find a complete Witch Hunter warband and was also working on painting those up, but lost interest and did not finish. But it seems that they found their way back onto the paint desk this afternoon.

Complete Witch Hunter Warband!

I also found a few marionburg models, but not sure if its a full warband but honestly they are not my style with their fluffy shirts and such. But at least I have the models.

Marioburger mercs

So now I am looking at building a ruined city board with terrain, may go all old school and try to stay away from the Laser cut look. I want that old school vibe and lots of scattered terrain. This could be the next big project for me for the new year, so stay tuned.


Thursday, November 03, 2022

Dwarven Pirates!

 Good Morning all you salty old dogs!

Today a quick update on a few really old models. So many moons ago I used to play a GW classic game called Mordheim, I had a few warbands from the lists in the book but wanted a dwarven warband (the rules released with Town Cryer). But I had this great idea of using the Long Drongs Dwarven Pirates which were a Unit of Renown for Warhammer Fantasy Mercenaries unit.  

Well as soon as I saw these models I knew I had to buy them and would use them for Mordheim and started painting them. But then we stopped playing and the group I played with went their separate ways. 

Dwarven Pirates!

So the dwarves got put into a box half finished and left they way they were for many many more moons. But then last week when I got the itch to paint up some of my Historical Pirates, I remembered these guys, so the hunt was on to find them.

I did locate them and as I looked at them I decided to mount them on 25mm rounds (1" washers actually) and decided to finish them up. I have to say Iloved this little project and there was ot much left to do on the models and was a nice little break.

So what started out well over 20+ years ago finally got finished and the models look awesome, it actually has me thinking about using them for Mordheim again, hmmm.