Thursday, 30 January 2014

Pulp City Second Edition on Kick Starter

A very exciting day for my good pal Pulp Citizen, as the Kick Starter for the Second Edition of the Super Hero game Pulp City has just gone live and the success has been phenomenal- Its just a few hours in and they are already well past their first target! 
In case you don't know, Pulp Citizen, my regular gaming buddy and writer of the fan-blog which bears the same name, is co-writing the second edition rules. I had the good fortune to play-test some of the rules while they were under development, an I can assure you that they are great. They keep the spirit of the game, but are much slicker and fast pace, creating combats that are dynamic and exiting to play. 
This is going to be one of those Kick Starters you need to be involved it, as it is going to run and run, with loads of freebies and stretch goals. I have already pledged to be in, to get a copy of the rules and the starter kits (which are lovely). If you have got a spare $800 you can even get your own figure designed and added into the game! Mental!
Anyway- stop reading this and check out this Kick Starter! You will not regret it one bit!

French Indian Wars- More Civilians

 Here are a couple more 18th Century civilians for French Indian Wars- they are form Redoubt Miniatures- they don't really serve any game purpose, but they are fun to paint. Also At the bottom is a cart form 4Ground, that I painted from F+IW but will be just as useful form WW2 or VBCW.

Monday, 27 January 2014

French Indian Wars: French Settlers

Here is my French force for Tomahawks and Muskets. This is just over 200pts in the game, which is a reasonable size force for a small game. They are themed around some settlers, who have encroached onto disputed territory that the English King claims as his own. They are irregular forces, and are more likely to do well in a guerilla type operation that a stand up fight with the British army. They know the terrain well, and are fast and agile. Some of their numbers are the willy Couriers de Bois, the dangerous outdoors-men who trade with the local indigenous tribes. These men are extremely adapt at moving through woodlands and using the terrain to their advantage.
They are lead by Captain Jean Berger, an officer from the Compagnies Franches de la Marines who has been attached to the militia to help organise them against the British. He is an experienced officer who has been in Canada for some time and has able to get the best out of his irregulars. 

Captain Jean Berger

Some of the Canadian Militia

Huron Allies loyal to the French

The Couriers de Bois

The whole army- so far

The figures are from Redoubt. A couple of the Couriers de Bois are converted from Canadian Militia (with the addition of fur hats made from green stuff- can you tell which?)

Saturday, 25 January 2014

French and Indian Wars: Huron Allies

 I know it has been a very long time since my last post and I apologies if any of you have been waiting, but I have been jolly busy with job interviews and other real life stuff. I have been doing a bit of painting but the light here in the UK has been so poor I haven't found the right time to photograph anything until now. You can expect a glut of F+IW figures for Tomahawk and Muskets- Pulp Citizen and I are going to get our first game in soon. 

These ferocious  looking Indians are from the Huron tribe and are allies of the French, having formed close relationships with the Couriers de Bois (the French Fur trappers and rogue agents living in the wild lands and hunting/trading furs). The blue warpaint is a little bit more Braveheart and a little less Last of the Mohicans, but I wanted to make the easily recognizable on the battle field compared with the Mohawk tribe, who are allied to the British. 

Also- here is my Native American Indian village. I bought these lovely models- ready made and painted on Ebay for just £5.99 each (including postage). I would have to say that they are one of the best bargain I have had on Ebay for ages!