Dawn – Rise of the Occulites Kickstarter is Live!

21 06 2013

G’day guys,

Just wanted to share the link to the Kickstarter to my first game Dawn – Rise of the Occulites.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002188924/dawn-rise-of-the-occulites

Please check it out and share it with your friends so we can smash through the the stretch goals!

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Cheers,
Ben.

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Battlelore with Blocks Project

15 07 2012

G’day guys,

I have added a new page to my blog that will detail the current state and all the files for the Battlelore with Blocks Project. You will be able to download block stickers for the existing units and creatures (as I get them done) as well as new races and block stickers for them. The first new race being testing is still the Lizardmen.

The idea is to make the new races more accessible for everyone by using blocks instead of figures (like in C&C:A and C&C:N) Not everyone paints their figures (as its a boardgame), so this way it makes it easier to introduce the new races.

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Cheers,
Ben.

So check it out and let me know what you think! πŸ™‚





First Custom Specialist Card for Battlelore – Salamander Hunting Party

3 07 2011

G’day guys,

Just a really quick update today – the first Specialist Card for my custom Lizardmen army for Battlelore.

I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚
Cheers,
Ben.





TMNT Leonardo model finished

1 08 2010

G’day,

Just a quick post to share the first in a series of TMNT painted minis.

This was converted from a Rolljordan Frog mini, with a Eureka terrapin shell and some spare swords I had lying around, in addition to a few bits and pieces of greenstuff.

Anyway, let me know what you think! πŸ™‚

Cheers,
Ben.





Playtest rules for the “Metacarpals” – A Skeleton team for Nuthin’ But Net

6 02 2010

G’day guys,

I’ve just finished writing some playtest rules for a new Nuthin’ But Net team – The Metacarpals.

They are generally a weaker team than the rest of the NBN teams, but they have a bit of a twist. Their coach, the Necromancer may cast a choice of spells to improve their team depending on what they wish to do. Currently the Necromancer has 3 options and I’m looking to add a 4th, but wanted to garner some feedback from others on what I have so far.

I have playtested these a bit, but would like some more feedback to reinforce my findings.

If you are interested in giving them a go, you may download them here, or on the Nuthin’ But Net page of my blog.

Cheers,
Ben.





Hexon Boards Arrived and Cranking some Units Out

24 05 2009

Well I received my Hexon II boards the other day and let me tell you, they are fantastic quality! They really are very nicely put together.

In all honesty though, for Battlelore, if I was going to purchase them again, I would just order the individual hexes and put the board together that way as the hexes are fairly high. This means that to add any terrain hexes on top, it raises it up quite a bit (which would have been nice for hills).

Oh well, you live and learn. πŸ™‚

I also received my Giant Spiders from Ebob – very cool minis. I broke some of its legs putting it together, but used some Greenstuff to fix that up. Great model though. Looking to paint it up soon.

But I have painted up a few more units.Β  So here they are:

Red Banner Goblin Infantry – using Splintered Light Miniatures Goblin Wolf Clan figures

Red Banner Goblin Swordsmen

The Goblin Bowmen

Goblin Archers

Here’s what they look like on the unfinished Hexon II boards

Demo on Hexon II board

Anyway, that’s all from me this time around. I have a million reports to do over the next two weeks (as long as finishing the layout for Song of Fur and Buttons) so lets hope I can fit some more updates in between now and then. πŸ™‚

-Ben.





Massive ‘Post Wisdom Tooth’ Updates!

6 09 2008

G’day once again,

Well… another interesting week in my world. Last Friday I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed under a general anisthetic. An interesting experience I must say. The feeling of having a numb mouth and tongue for the first 8 hours was rather strange. I officially became the mayor of ‘Droolsville’ for the first day and a half. But luckily, my surgeon was excellent and a week later, all is well, just some minor pain at the extraction sites. Despite him taking my teeth, my dentist was no tooth fairy! The cost of the procedure was rather high, but I’m glad that I did it, I feel better already! Good luck to anyone else that has to get them taken out… you will most certainly hate soup with a passion for a while afterwards πŸ˜‰

But anyways, to more hobby related things. Whilst the teeth extractions certainly kept me out of action for most of the week, the last few days I have had more opportunity to paint. In fact I was able to finish off my Pharohs Blood Bowl 7s / Elfball team (just need to base the second Anubis) before my Siringit team arrived from Impact Miniatures. You can see all the photos of these, my Lizardmen team and my Chaos Dwarf team in the Blood Bowl section of this website here. Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them in a new window.

I have been painting up a new 15mm army for the rewrite of Mighty Armies. I have 5 stands done so far. Each one is representative of a different unit available for the Swamp Dwellers who will be released shortly by Rebel Minis. They are really cool little sculpts and I am very happy with how they painted up. For their skin tone, I went for a base coat and a highlight, then I used a flesh wash over the skin to bring out some depth. I look forward to pitting these blokes against my 15mm Frogs (which I’ve come to call Kermitians! πŸ™‚ ) in a fight for the swampland. Hopefully I’ll be able to take some photos of that battle and write a session report in the near future. You can see the Swamp Dweller units I have painted here.

I have now received my order from Spartan Games for all four starter fleets for their game Uncharted Seas. I must say WOW! These are excellent miniatures. Much bigger than I anticipated seeing them in the ‘resin’, but the detail on these guys are fantastic and I know they’ll be a pleasure to paint. Now just to narrow down the paint schemes that I want for each faction. The guys at Spartan Games are very keen to listen to their customers and have been great at replying to any questions, check out their forum if you’re interested.

I have been hard at work writing up a scenario to use my Triffids in for .45 Adventure by Rattrap Productions which you can see on their forums here. When I’ve tested it a bit more, I’ll check with Rich if it’s ok if I upload it here as a PDF file.

I have also been painting up some more aliens for the upcoming expansion to Fantastic Worlds – ‘Planet X’. I haven’t had a chance to update the Rattrap Productions page with photos yet, but here they are below to show you what I’ve done. The two Hydrissians are for a competition that is currently open on the Alpha Forge forum here.

Spugs – Spriggan Miniatures

Hydrissians – Alphaforge Miniatures

Well, phew! That’s it for this week’s update. My apologies it is a couple of days late. πŸ™‚

Please feel free to bookmark this site and check back once a week for more info on what I’m up to! Thanks for stopping by. Catch you all next time!

– Ben.