Work in More Progress: Leman Russ

The cardboard tank nears completion.  Side sponsons, black paint, white drybrush, this beast is ready for its final paintjob.  In keeping with the theme of the Imperial Guard unit, it’s going to get a green and purple camouflage paint scheme.  Wouldn’t be my first choice, but it’s a commission for my...

Trapped Like Rodentia

The rodents are coming.  Better keep them away from the foodstuffs. FR10: Rats, and DN28: Tables Pendraken figures all around for a bit. With a sneak peak at tomorrow’s post – the first of the ratmen....

The Dungeon: Level 4 – The Lizard King

The Lizard King crawled from the mire of the water pool and wandered The Dungeon for a time before claiming these halls for his own.  He frequently visits the river on the left side of the map via secret (as in: not available to the characters) submerged passages, and...

Pendraken Interlude

How about a group shot of the contents of Pendraken’s DNP3 –  The Rat King’s Lair.  [update: Just realized this photo is missing the two sewer entrances.] That’s 24 figures for less than 10 quid.Try pulling off that trick in 28mm. I’ll have better shots of each figure in a few days....

These Orcs Aren’t Going to Kill Themselves

I’d have a lot more stuff to post if this horrible, horrible time sink didn’t steal all my time: Of course, I’m not guiding this smug bastard through normal Nightmare difficulty, oh no.  That’s for chumps.  I’m playing the game on double secret Nightmare.  That’s where you play a...

Work In Progress: Leman Russ

Spent the Easter weekend working on another addition to my son’s Imperial Guard unit.  This main battle tank costs upwards of fifty bucks in the store, but you can cobble your own together with a bit foamcore, a little plasticard, and a lot of patience.  This is the result...

The Dungeon: Level 3 – Bugbear Den

This area was once territory controlled by the Cult of Chaos on Level 2, but the large and fierce bugbears that crawled out of the abyss quickly claimed the area for themselves.  This situation serves the cultists well, as the bugbears serve as a buffer between them and the...

The Dungeon: Level 2 – Cult of Chaos

Greedy men whose ambition exceeds their power gravitate to The Dungeon where they serve the unknown entity that spawns its children in the Black Pool of Chaos.  They protect and serve the pool, guide its stronger children to appropriate portions of the dungeon, and murder and steal from those...

The Dungeon: Know the Warning Signs

The illustrative example from the Cook edition of D&D. In the grand old OSR tradition, long stairways were a sign for the players that they were moving on to deeper, darker, and more dangerous depths of the dungeon.  The challenges became greater, and the rewards commensurately so, as you penetrated the...

Pendraken With Paint Redux

This is one of those rare cases where a figure looks better on film than in person.  See that guy on the right?  The rangery elfy looking guy?  The back of his cloak is supposed to look like a tree branch with leaves on it.  Out in meat space...