Silver Tower Project


Nothing defines the fantasy genre like a dungeoncrawl.

Huge battles with ranks of elves and trolls and the like are all well and good, but a sweaty barbarian kicking down a wooden door and murdering a load of goblins and stealing their wallets is genre defining like no pitched battle can ever be.

This is a bucket list desire for me.  So it was time for a Silver Tower project.

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Custom DreadBall Pitch


The O.C.P. Patriots (Irish DreadBall Champions) play defence versus the Zegema Beach Zephyrs (UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall Champions) at Thomond Park at some designated point in the future.

I am the current Irish DreadBall Champion.  Mantic supplied me with this prize pitch as a rather nifty functional trophy.

The rigid one piece polycarbonate/aluminium laminate (at least, thats what I think its made out of) arrived yesterday along with a large box of miniatures as a prize for my UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall win a couple of weeks ago.  I havent had a chance to play a game on the pitch yet but I hope to remedy that over the Xmas break.

Of minor note is the inclusion of “Thomond Park” on the pitch (top right in the ropey photo above).  Thomond Park is a significant Irish rugby stadium that also hosts the Irish DreadBall Nationals, amusingly enough.  To continue the entertainment value of winning a “sporting” event at Thomond, I asked Mantic to make sure that the stadiums name featured on the pitch.  I havent the slightest interest in rugby, but many of my regular opponents do, so it adds another level of amusement to me being the champ of a “sport” crowned at Thomond 🙂

Zegema Beach Zephyrs – DreadBall Asterian Team

Zegema Beach Zephyrs

Zegema Beach Zephyrs

This bunch of dirty, cheatin’, skinny space-folk is my newly painted Asterian (space-elf) DreadBall team.  As of last Saturday the Zephyrs are now the “UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall ChampionsContinue reading

Nameless Spawn – DreadBall Giant/MVP

Nameless Spawn

Nameless Spawn

My first DreadBall Giant figure is this guy, a Nameless (as in the DreadBall/Warpath/Deadzone faction) Spawn that I finished over the weekend. He doesn’t have a proper name.  Im leaning towards christening the big fella “Lester”.

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Lunar Industries Lampreys – DreadBall Nameless Team

Lunar Industries Lampreys

Lunar Industries Lampreys

My first finished DreadBall Season 3 team consists of these… things, a collection of sort of crustacean, sort of squid aliens collectively called the “Nameless”. Continue reading

Ultimate DreadBall


Rekall Rentokillaz (Veer-myn) vs Cork Road Browns (Z’zor) vs Mustard Prophets (Judwan). The Prophets won by landslide in the seventh and final round.

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Rupture Farmers – DreadBall Judwan Team

The Rupture Farmers

The Rupture Farmers

Judwan are a disenfranchised pacifist alien race circumstantially forced to play DreadBall.  Their game style is a fast and nimble one that is exceptionally well suited to passing plays.  While judwan can wrong foot opponents with Feint/Misdirect, they cannot slam, foul or use the ball as a missile: judwan cannot inflict harm in any way. Continue reading

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