LOTR Ruins

For both Mordheim & Frostgrave, another batch of ruins. This is in preparation for a fvostgarev session on the 29th December in Burley Gate Village Hall.

I bought one of the multi packs of the Gondorian ruins.

They are a bit of linear scenery barriers, and especially this one doesn’t have much depth.

So I’ve based these, with the dolls house paving to give them more depth and make them more substantial.

Got carried away with the Biel-Tan green wash on this one, but never mind.

One of the small ruined sections, alongside the original LOTR scenery pieces.

the original ruined sections are nice enough but very thin, so the newer items are much chunkier and more realistic.

Music: DiDi & Rookes

Off to West Malvern for a gig, first time in ages. Byakhee Richard had organised a gig with two musicians neither I’d heard before – I checked them out on the net before hand to check they weren’t country and western or some such nonsense.

DiDi first up, range of musical styles, a solo artist everything from acapello to punk/grunge type, and one hilarious song which involved audience participation much to the embarrassment of one punter who turned up late. I have a video of this, but…

Note it was difficult to take photos because she was very animated.

Similarly animated was Rookes, again a solo artist. This time with some more electronic gadgets but this wasn’t electronic stuff.

All the live “percussion” and backing vocals were recorded live in front of the audience using a Loop system, so this wasn’t someone using backing tapes.

At the same time as using this Loop device, and a couple of other devices for the synthesisers, she was playing either electric guitar or ukulele.

Quite an achievement, and made a really good sound.

So I had to buy the EP that is not available in physical form until next year, and I got it signed. 🙂

If you get a chance, go see these two musicians, they’re worth a punt. They’re not my normal choice of music but they are dedicated, professional and very very good. I had an excellent time !


C02 Wizards

Sorting through my wizards I found I had nearly all of the C02 wizards from the 3rd Citadel Compendium.

So naturally I spent time on e-bay to find the missing couple.

I quickly chased down a couple of them, and then spent a month before I found “Derver” which I’d never seen before, and suddenly I found loads of them.

Drilwear was tricky, but it wasn’t long before I got an inexpensive copy.

That left Hansat,I thought it should be quite common as it was used in the Vengeance of the Lichemaster in the Spring 1986 Journal scenario.

After 6 months nearly I finally tracked a copy down and now have the full set…in varying states of paint abuse !

FG: The Dark Cauldron – 2

Thaddeus’ Imp knocked over the Dark Cauldron, unleashing a wave of choking fumes that reduced LOS to 16″ across the board.

meanwhile Fluffy (mark 1,000) pursued my Apprentice, only fro the Treasure Hunter to drop down behind and join the combat, with inevitable results for poor Fluffy (mark 1,000).

Meanwhile Thaddeus and his apprentice were summoning imps as fast as they were being killed.

My Archer finally managed to defeat the final cultist (as well as imp), finally freeing him up to make a runner for it.

Hotly pursued by a demon, summoned by Thaddeus apprentice (who is also EVIL, and must be destroyed).

I dumped a Wall in front of it to slow it down.

By now, Holbron’s war band had decided the overwhelming number of Imps and Demons summoned by the Thaddeus and his apprentice (who are both EVIL and both must be destroyed), had tipped the balance against them, so the goal was to get off the board with as much treasure as possible le in order to see a way of stopping the clearly EVIL forces arrayed against them.

Meanwhile Thaddeus’ minions were finishing off the last cultist and zombie.

Another wall spell did not stop Thaddeus’ demon who climbed over it as my war band got off the table. An imp was also summoned to try and trap my Apprentice.

But that didn’t last long ! My knight was left waving his sword in the air with nothing to do, so…

Adios !
Nice knowing you, wouldn’t want to be you.

Definitely, the sheer number of summoned creatures thwarted my plans to keep the cauldron and prevent it from falling in to Thaddeus’ hands. Numbers count.

To make matters worse, I ended up finding the “Book of Bones” (how to summon a skeleton), and a Candle of Summoning, in my treasure rolls.

Holbron is retaining both items to prevent them being sold on to the unsuspecting and spreading the EVIL corruption of Thaddeus’ type !


Here is Jon’s take on events.

FG: The Dark Cauldron – 1

The second game Jon and I played from the Thaw of the Liche Lord campaign.

In the centre a cauldron was set up with 5 cultists protecting it.

My set up.

Thaddeus’ (who is EVIL and must be destroyed) set up, with one aim, to get the Dark Cauldron for his nefarious purposes.

First blood to me, and Elemental Bolt felled a thief (left) by my Apprentice (in red right).

A Frostwraith, no doubt attracted to the EVIL of Thaddeus and his minions popped up behind his lines when the first treasure was lifted.

Which meant that Jon had to despatch minions to fight it, but it didn’t go according to plan with one minion being wounded before the wraith was finally returned to eternal rest.

This set the pattern for the game.

For both of us ! My war hound was sent into combat and ended up against two cultists.

Just as well, because the other cultists and the first zombie from the cauldron piled in to Thaddeus’ minions further impeding their progress.

Having killed one of the enemy, my Apprentice had to do a sharp exit pursued by an Imp and Fluffy (mark 1,000). But he did manage to maintain line of sight to the treasure which using telenesis was dropped at the feet of Robin Da Hood.

Meanwhile on my other flank, a thug and Knight were advancing on a treasure chest, when Thaddeus conjured yet another Imp from the infernal dimensions (because he is EVIL, did I mention that ?).

In the centre my plucky archer ended up in the central courtyard fighting two cultists. He did remarkably well.

Whilst the knight finished off the Imp, and the thug lifted the treasure, then another one of Thaddeus’ Imps did something that change the dynamics somewhat..

To be cont’d…