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Dracula’s America in Spaaace.

theottovonbismark’s Crossroads Slaaneshi Cultists welcome safe drivers.

I have been gearing up to some Dracula’s America (in Spaaace) gaming for several months.  theottovonbismark and Mr Saturday were caught up in the perilium rush enthusiasm and headed to Standard Falls (via Uncanny Valley) recently and we played some games.

The Boss Drum Ratskin tribe, the Crossroads Cult of Slaanesh and the Shadow Empire Tong cautiously attempt to parlay in the Uncanny Valley deadlands.

I was lax about taking photos this time around, but Mr Saturday grabbed a number of nice ones that can be seen over at his blog.  It’s also a good place to see some nice photos of the lovely new additions to his Shadow Empire force.  There are some nice photos of theottovonbismark’s Slaaneshi cult over there too.

A three metre tall robot covered in missile launchers and crockery “sneaks” around the scruffy boomtown of Standard Falls.

Although described by some as a “sad” photo of a lying down space bear-man, I choose to see it as the external view of an enlightening vision quest for a lying down space bear-man… lying next to a pervert demon.

Ebeneezer Basshunter, Soundbyte, Mr. C, and Talks Big critique the sub standard guttering prevalent in this part of town.

This photo does not capture the obscene levels of luck attached to the pot-bots at this point. Meanwhile Lo Pan assists a local possessed by Vinz Clortho on his way to meet the Gatekeeper.

As the dust settled, the eclectic citizens of the remote, but newly resource rich mining town got back to regular business.

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Age of Sigmar Skirmish Campaign

PB visited for the weekend and we got five AoSS games played with our new Nighthaunt and Stormcast forces.  Very satisfying.  We had a load of fun.

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Shadow War Armageddon

I have been playing a bit of Shadow War: Armageddon recently.

“Gork!” they hollered. “Mork!” they screamed. “Dont fall!” I encouraged.

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Test of Honour – Tested

PB and I got together for a weekend of testing each others honour with 28mm feudal Japanese miniatures.

Ancestry was besmirched, heads were divorced from bodies and many, many vocal impersonations of the sound of arterial spray filled the gaming dojo.

Samples of appropriate arterial spray sounds impersonated can be found in the clip of research material above.

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Void Pirates: The Courier

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L to R: Char’Lee Krown the Foak, Cooper the anthropomorphic arboreal versus Diplomatic Envoy Flarz and Cultural Liaison Unit 615

My buddy PB visited recently and we decided to get our pulp sci-fi on.

We each rapidly chose two of the seven premade bounty hunters from the “Void Pirates” book and selected a scenario from the companion “Blasters and Bulkheads” book, leapt into our futuristic silver jumpsuits and got stuck in.
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Kuripu Jima

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Mr Saturday and I have a weekend of hot, sweaty fimir on ninja action planned.  I set up the table this evening and took a couple of snaps.

The terrain is from my expanding pseudo feudal Japanese set, planned to represent the Shonen Knives stomping grounds.  I need a few more elements before I will be entirely happy with it, but considering that a couple of months ago it was nothing, Im still rather pleased.

I plan to go into a bit more detail on the various elements at a later date, but for now I am pleased enough to stick up a couple of photos.

Tengus eye view.

Tengus eye view.

Im not sure that feudal Japan looked quite as suburban as that though.  The fences dont look right and the paddy fields might not make sense their either.  Guidance from those more knowledgeable than I am would be appreciated.

From the 4Ground site (where the fences came from):

“In Shogunate Japan taxes were paid in ‘Koku’ (the rice needed to feed one man for one year), and for this reason ‘Bei’ rice was grown in ‘Ta’ wet paddy fields all over Japan.

During the shogunate period rice was grown in every ‘Mura’ (village), in open wet fields called ‘Ta’, though almost all the rice harvested went towards paying the village tax burden. For themselves villagers grew beans along the edges of the raised paths between their ‘Ta’ fields. They also grew fruit in their small fenced orchards, vegetables in their fenced gardens and other crops were grown in ‘Hatake’ (dry fields), often these dry fields were fenced.

In their gardens villagers grew vegetables according to the region and season, fruit such as oranges, grapes, and cherry as well as plant materials like mulberry, tea and bamboo were grown in their orchards. Village gardens and orchards were fenced by ‘Mura Mokusei no Kade’ (village wooden walls). The dry crop fields were fenced with ‘Mokusei no Kade’ (wooden walls). In these dry fields wheat and millet were grown for their food, cotton and hemp were grown for weaving to make their common folk clothing; as any silk harvested by the villages was only worn by samurai families and the richest of ‘Chonin’ (Townsman).

Village gardens and orchards were fenced by ‘Mura Mokusei no Kade’ (village wooden walls), their village gateways were known as ‘Mura Mokuzo-Mon’. Sometimes if a ripening crop had a particular high value one or two ‘Mizunomi’ (farm labourers) would be posted at the gateway as ‘Moto’ (village gate men) to watch for rogues and thieves.”

Frostgrave at Knavecon

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A little over a week ago thirteen players from Ireland, the UK and France congealed in Limerick, ready to lock as many nicely painted 28mm horns over evocative miniature landscapes as time between fart jokes would allow.

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