Traps

A very long hiatus of posting due to a house purchase falling through, followed by a very loud gig late at night.

So I have four AARs lined up and lots of photos to edit !

I have another games session lined up tomorrow, with a home brew scenario featuring dungeon traps..a bit like these.

They are from the Mantic Dungeon Crate.

Ruinous Prevarication

Ok, whilst busy with the house purchase, I have also been prevaricating about editing all the photos of the last game Alan and I played week before last. So after a cancelled meeting today have decided to pull my finger out as I have two more game AARs to write up from this week, and need them out the way before I have a games session with Jon next week !

In the meantime I have been busy painting…

A jungle terrace from Blotz, though I can’t see why it can’t be used for Frostgrave or Mordheim.

The steps are separate pieces so you can move them to different sides or omit them. easy to put together and only £5 IIRC.

I’ve used so much of the grey paint I’ve had to get another tester pot done up by B&Q.

Mantic Terrain Crate treasure pile painted silver rather than gold – I intend to make it a query of “Is it Silver, or Platinum ?”.

Renedra Frostgrave ruins, I bought 3 of the spurs to bulk out an order.

The main archway. The kits are nice and chunky, being very thick (about 1cm+).

The other two items. Not going to set the world alight, but still very useful items, so if you’re getting bases from Renadra, I’d “accidentally” include a few of these sprues.

Now back to finishing off the cultists I painted, yup another war band is in the throes of formation.

Stairways to Heaven (and more)

As used in the Walenton Manor scenario, here are the stairways used.

They are by Blotz.

MDF, easy to put together and cheap.

I have done stairways using balsa but these seemed an easy option.

Painted the usual grey, weathered with brown and green to represent dirty footprints, and then highlighted light grey at the edges for definition.

I hadn’t got round to the highlights in time for the Walenton Manor game.

Candles on stands, from the Mantic Wizard’s library set.

A pile of treasure chests and scrolls, again by Mantic.

And finally, a very long awaited finished version ion the Northstar Lectern.

And yet another double;e height bookcase…two Mantic bookcases glued together. That’ll make a good place to put a treasure and make adventurers climb for their loot !

A change of Scenery ?

Well I’ve been busy for the last 2 weeks, having finally put in a bid on a new house. Unfortunately it needs an extension, so I have been knee deep in estate agents, solicitors, surveyors and builders. And then I went to another property today that is more expensive but needs no work.

So my head as been elsewhere.

On the upside I have managed to finish some scenery, and had two games with Alan (which will come tomorrow).

Here’s some Terrain Crate scenery by Mantic.

Pile of armour and weapons – the sword handles are Spearshaft not red.

Rear view of the pile, as commented earlier, this could be a specific treasure roll on a specific treasure table.

Double height bookcase with library ladder.

More bookcases, this time Spearshaft NOT Bay Brown. More of these beggars are on their way.

A mirror, is it magical, is that a face looking out ?

And finally…

Small bridge by Blotz who deliver their stuff dead quick – there’s more of their MDF stuff on the way too.

Terrain Crate – 2

Another manic week with maybe a glimmer of hope of a suitable property to buy, in the real world.

In the mean time here’s some more bits of terrain.

Two more bookcases, I’ll be gluing them together, and the library ladder on little wheels to allow a wizard to reach the topmost shelves.

Obviously this can be used in a home brew scenario to reach specific grimoires.

Writing desk.

The picture seems to make it more warped than it actually is. Only a few of the terrain crate items had any warpage, and in my case it was the legs on this, not the actual surface.

This can be fixed with the usual warm/cold water dousing. Of course by the time I’d undercoated and started painting the advice arrived. So the next one will get treatment if needed.

two more piles of treasure !

Now for something almost completely different:

Three crypts, this time by Ainsty. Nice terrain piece because…

The ceruypt lids come off, so secrets can be slipped in there. Again ideal for a home brew scenario, in which crypt is the treasure hidden ?

the kit comes with skeletons that can replace the lids, these are WIP.

Right back to the bay brown for more stuff from the wizards library.

Crabby Wizard with Gold

Another re-based and touched up C02 Wizard that I did back in Uni.

Just touched up the red and the flesh, should make a good apprentice for the previous wizard I painted up in red with a bald head.

A pile of gold – wizard for size comparison.

This is one of the Mantic terrain items so you can see the size of them. Paints up easily. Obvious scenario marker/objective, probably spend a round filling your pockets and get out !

And finally, the second giant crab man.

A bit more articulate !

The Library is started

As shown in my previous posting, I have acquired a lot of new terrain items and so made a start on the first lot. I had deliberately bought a load of Library sets from the Mantic kickstarter so that I could do justice to The Library scenario in the Frostgrave rule book.

Two book cases. They are about 5cm or 2″ wide.

Cabinet, small book case and corner case.

Two issues will be:-
(a) painting the books to provide some colour
(b) buying enough bay brown paint, or other suitable pine coloured paint !

Because I have a lot of this stuff to paint, and then there’s the variants in the Wizard’s study set as well.