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Dienstag, 14. Juli 2020

HeroQuest: 3D Printed Bookshelf

A 28mm bookshelf for HeroQuest. Made with the 3D printer and then painted.
I bought HeroQuest in the late 80s and played it intensively. When my daughters were old enough, I dug it out again and explored dungeons together with them. Now I'm looking forward to some quests with my grandchildren. In a few years it will be time again. Until then I can still expand and refine the game material a little.

Sonntag, 7. Juni 2020


Michi had painted some castle sections by Hudson & Allen in 2019 to erect the Kingdom of Heaven, namely the holy city of Jerusalem
To add a bit more to it, he obtained another lot of these foam cast sections and painted them now:
Michi hatte im Jahr 2019 ein paar Burgteile von Hudson & Allen bemalt, um auf dem Spieltisch das Königreich der Himmel in Form der heiligen Stadt Jerusalem entstehen zu lassen. Um ein bisschen mehr davon aufzubauen, ist es ihm gelungen noch ein paar Teile zu erwerben und anzumalen:

Als erstes hätten wir das Torhaus mit Wachstube, Stall, wachturm und Zugbrücke.
First there is a gatehouse with stables, guards room, watch tower and drawbridge.
Next there is a section of quarters for the garrison or a workshop.
Als nächstes haben wir eine Unterkunft oder Werkstatt.

Und schließlich der Pallas, wo der Burgherr wohnt.

Finally the palace for the master of the garrison.

This is how the castle may be assembled now. There are enough pieces to play a proper siege scenario on the gaming table.
So kann die Burg nun zusammengesetzt werden. Die Teile reichen auf jeden Fall für ein Belagerungsszenario auf dem Spieltisch.

Dienstag, 2. Juni 2020

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Stormtrooper Reinforcements

Michi painted three more groups of Imperial Stormtroopers for Imperial Assault.
Michi hat drei weitere Gruppen Sturmtruppler für Imperial Assault bemalt.
Außerdem hat Michi sich etwas ausgedacht, um die Elitetruppen nicht dauerhaft durch eine Bemalung kennzeichnen zu müssen, was die durchsichtigen Sockel obendrein erschweren, da die Markierung an der Figur selbst angebracht werden müsste. Die Elite kann jedoch ganz einfach durch rote Gummiringe um die Sockel gekennzeichnet werden. So lassen sich die Figuren für beide Ausführungen, Elite und Standard, verwenden.
Elite Troopers can easily be marked with a red rubber band around the edge of the clear acrylic base. Thus every miniature can be either elite or standard without painted markings.

Samstag, 16. Mai 2020

Star Wars Legion: Rebel Alliance AT-RT

The rebel AT-RT is a great model with many details. Since three different weapon configurations are possible, I equipped the individual parts with micro magnets (2mm). So the weapons are easily exchangeable before every game. The tinkering and painting took about four days, but it was a lot of fun.

Samstag, 2. Mai 2020

Star Wars Legion: Boba Fett

Here comes one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, Boba Fett.
It was such a pleasure to paint this fantastic model. A real highlight.

Freitag, 10. April 2020

Doom Patrol: Solo Wargaming during the Corona Crisis

To do some wargaming despite the curfew, I got myself "Doom Patrol". These are solo rules for skirmishes, covering a wide range of historical periods. The enemy units are controlled by so-called target markers and event tables. After a bit of getting used to it, the system works quite reasonably. Here and there you can easily make your own adjustments and improvements, but it works, even though it cannot replace a real opponent, of course.

I have thought of the following scenario.

Alternative history. It is 1946, World War II is not yet over. Although the Wehrmacht was defeated, Hitler was able to flee and has disappeared from the face of the earth. An elite command of the US Army has the task to sabotage a secret V2 launch pad occupied by the Red Army.

The mission seemed to go wrong right from the start. Both teams were already struggling with fierce resistance in the village in front of the launch pad. Only with a lot of luck two Soviet machine gun positions and a mortar could be eliminated. A sniper also made life difficult for one team and to make matters worse, a severely wounded man had to be taken care of, who could not be stabilized for a long time. Only after the sniper was finished, it did become apparent that the launch pad itself was only lightly guarded. While Team Bravo took care of securing the area, Alpha successfully placed the explosives.


Donnerstag, 9. April 2020

Congo: Some Oryx

There are no rules for this kind of African fauna, but the Oryx can be a nice addition to the scenery.