Friday, 11 July 2014

Ronin - Samurai Buntai

Things are busy in my wargaming world at the moment; i'm feverishly building terrain for a Mordheim campaign, looking at the possibility of getting back into fantasy gaming with either Mantic's Kings of War or Games Workshop's Fantasy Battle.  I'm also working on a project with Pendraken miniatures which is taking a lot of time.  And then there's the roleplaying and board games...

However, not content with all that, i'm also involved in a campaign using Osprey's Ronin rules; and this morning my little Japanese dudes turned up in the mail!

There are many options for figures out there, but i chose to go with the Perry range, as they make consistently good quality figures, both in terms of casting and sculpts.  I overdid the order a bit, getting four packs, when two would probably have done, mainly as i like to have options for skirmish games like this.

So, to the initial unboxing.

Perry always send their metals in little jewelry boxes like this.

First impressions: some flash and a bit of deformation, but nothing too serious.  As usual, exceptionally crisp quality detail, and good dynamic figures.  Can't wait to get painting!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Mordheim: City of the damned - Part 3

Our Mordheim project (part 1, part 2) is continuing and the construction of the terrain continues at a pace.  I've finished the first building, a wizard's tower belonging to 'Nicodemus' (presumably now an absentee landlord!)  

The gate to his yard has been shattered by a falling warpstone shard.

The tower itself remains intact, together with its dirt-streaked copper roof; presumably an architectural feature that enhanced the occupant's magical activities.

Here's the second structure.  Bit of a collaborative build this one - we all got together for a kick-off session and put this together over jollity and discussions about what else needed doing.  Its sort of a fortified town house, or perhaps an inn.

I've also picked up some GW fantasy buildings to help things along a bit; namely the Deathnell Watch, the Garden of Morr, and the Dreadfire Portal and Eternity Stair.