Monday, 22 September 2014

X Wing games

Just for something different I allowed myself to be taken into the future for a night.

I would love to give a full account of the games played but as I haven't a clue about the various crafts involved, nor for that matter, anything else to do with "space wars" I will just post the pic's I managed to take and leave it at that.

The boys kept talking about a death star and some Millennium Falcon thingy, a Darth Vader chap and a bunch of rebels. Might as well have been talking a foreign language as far as I was concerned!

We played three games and I managed to get thrashed in all three! Nevertheless a very enjoyable evening.

Clinton had a heap of very cool looking spacecraft but we only used these ones below. I think he keep it simple for the dumb one (me)!


Thanks to Clinton for doing the hard work and making it a great night.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Gripping Beast Dark Age bowmen.

Having a lack of Levy type troops for our Saga games and our other Dark Age games I was keen to add to their number. I gained a box of Gripping Beast's Dark Age warriors a while ago and this box  set provided the figures I needed.

Left over from my slow moving Medieval project were a number of arms from the Perry's (Bows and Bills) box set. I have more than enough archers for my Medieval army .

With the help of a sharp knife and some glue I began adding the Perry Medieval archer arms to the Gripping Beast Dark Age warrior bodies.

The only real draw back is that my Dark Age archers are now armed with "long bows". Didn't even occur to me until I had finished the painting!

I have only made 12 figures as archers at this stage. I plan to do another 12 as slingers, straight from the box at some latter time. Can't rush these things!

Dark Age longbows!