Kickstarter-burn notwithstanding, I’m pleased I backed the S.T.A.R. Troopers project by RBJ Game Company. Generic SF figs, metal cast (not plastic or resin or restic) Bobby Jackson sculpts, fulfillment this year, reputable company… their cool, almost retro aesthetic and low price point gave me confidence to pledge after swearing ‘Never Again’. (Rocket Games/ Last Saga, mutter, mutter, mutter)
Anyway, they are already funded. Pop over to Kickstarter and take a look. YMMV, but I can see lots of uses for these in my hobby world. I’m looking forward to receiving mine.
Now that the voting for Round One of the LPL has closed, I can show pix of my first entry. Close ups are pretty honest, and honestly, these will work fine for the table top. But in competition… they’re no where near professional level. Good thing I’m a gamer then, eh?
Ran a practice game last night with adventurers facing a necromancer, zombies and a ghast, (Jumpin’ Jack Flash, he’s a ghast, ghast, ghast…) trying out some new rules, spells, etc. The undead got hammered – literally – by a cleric and his pals.
WHISPERS OF THE LICH KING is approaching, so keep that Warding: Undead amulet handy.
Still working on wide assortment of fantasy figs for our SOBH campaign, some of which might be entered in the LAF LPL, which, according to the official rules, cannot have been be posted anywhere online prior to entry. In the meantime, I’ve been feeling like a slacker not posting so I snapped a few shots today.
I am really enjoying the change from sci fi figs and I’m anxious to put up pictures for your feedback. My brushwork and photog skills what they are, I’ll most likely be eliminated from the LPL soon enough. So that’s one benefit of not being a professional level painter.
Derek, Matt and I have been playing ‘one-of’ games the past few weeks to thoroughly familiarize ourselves with the Advanced SOBH rules, but it looks like we’ll be starting “Whispers of the Lich” soon. (There was a lot of figs to paint, terrain to build, a campaign to write…)
I volunteered to be Game Master and run the NPC baddies, while one of Matt’s friends is supposed to join us, so things should get very interesting. Their three warbands will be semi-cooperating against each mission’s hostiles as they investigate rumors of necromancy and treasure in the crypts of Storm Crag Keep. I’ll be sure to post Bat Reps after each session.
One of my favorite hobby-related occasions: the Last Painters’ League over at the Lead Adventure Forum. A ‘paint-off’ if you will, featuring some very nice brushwork. Stop by for a look. And if you’re a member, go vote! LPL at LAF