Monday, 28 November 2011

Latest Pulp Painting

Crooked Dice "Man from 2000" in fashionable futuristic beige

Three more Crooked Dice Time Lift Security Guards. Not sure I trust the one in black...

No idea where these "not" Joker and "not" Batgirl came from. I'm sure they'll come in handy.

A new rocket man to lead my Pulp Figures versions. These came from the AE WWII range, intercepted on their way to the bring and buy at Warfare this year.

These lovely ladies are elves from the Games Workshop "Dogs of War" range for Warhammer many moons ago. I kept a bag of them "just in case". Whilst clearing a boxfile I came across them and decided that they would make nice Amazons, Atlantians and defenders of ad hoc sacred shrines, temples etc. Just ignore the pointy ears!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Day 2 Gettysburg - 26th Nov 2012

The long awaited follow up to our day one game which took place in 2010. The Reb objectives to take and by the end of the game still hold Rose Woods (top left of picture), Devil's Den (stony area mid picture) and Little Round Top (to the the right of Devil's den).

Reb players, Me, Simon, Nigel and Martin.
Union players John, Geoffo, Colin, Matt and Paul.

General Lee casts his eye over the dispositions.

The Rebs assault all along the line of Plum Creek. Some outrageous bad Union fortune for Matt and some aggression from Simon leads to an early retreat.

My brigade lends a hand and drives away the defenders of Devil's Den who, finding themselves isolated, are forced to fall back with barely a shot fired.

All out advance in the centre as the Union retreat towards the road, their routing troops causing havoc as Geoff and Paul's reinforcements try to get on to the table in the background.

Martin presses forward into Rose Wood to ensure that the Reb centre is not outflanked by Colin's threatening, but fortunately (for the Rebs) static position.

Colin's troops pour steady fire into Nigels and then Martins brigades.

The Rebs have men in Rose Woods and Devil's Den. They now begin to turn their attention to Little Round Top.

More of Martins men pour into Rose Wood.

Colin's artillery maintain steady fire into Nigel's brigade in Rose Wood.

The last Union unit in the centre is forced to surrender...

...swiftly followed by John's brave defenders of Little Round Top which is taken by Me after being weakened considerably by Nigel.

The Union reserves finally get into position...

...but can only look on as the Rebs hold all three objectives:

Martin and Nigel in Rose Wood.

Simon in Devil's Den.

A really entertaining game and nice to catch up with the old Dorset crowd. Hopefully day 3 of Gettysburg won't take two years for us to arrange.

More Gripping Beast Photos

Viking Warlord

Viking Hirdmen

Monday, 21 November 2011

7TV figures from Crooked Dice

Mutated Scientists

Time Lift Security Agents

Painting More Pulp

Having recently moved house, I have tried to get organised. I have a small mountain of boxfiles full of metal and plastic in need of a coat of paint. My intention is that I pull out the first boxfile, paint it's contents and then move on to the next one. I cheated by making sure that the first contained a load of different figures from Rickshaws to Rocket Men! Here are some of the results...

Brigade Games rickshaws

Doc Savage "Man of Bronze" and pals from Pulp Miniatures

Pulp Miniatures Rocket Men

First effort with Gripping Beast plastics

Picked up a box of Thegns at Warfare in Reading last weekend. Very impressed with the new plastics from Gripping Beast. Simple assembly and very clean castings. Shield transfers added from the Little Big Man range.

These, along with another four figures will be appearing on eBay this Sunday. My ID is gollumpropaint.