Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
In Strange Aeons the antagonists (Lurkers) can rock out some templates of terrain that messes with the mind of humans on the board. The rulebook gives you a lot of room to do what you want so go ahead and show mass mutilations, clutches of monster eggs, zombies breaching the lawn, portals to the outer dark, the local DMV. It's an open page. The stone steps are just foamcore carved into blocks and two metal GW skull pillars. The girl is an old Dark Eldar slave girl (who I think was supposed to be a Sister of Battle).
Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
My buddy Pete and I are starting off into the land of Eldritch skirmish with Strange Aeons and I couldn’t be gladder. He dropped off my copy of the excellent rulebook Strange Aeons, had a fine McSorley’s ale with me and we hashed out some plans about some joint projects in the land of fishmen and .45’s.
Pete is a huge pulp fan and has been painting everything from pirates to spacemen to cowboys for some time. Since he just finished school he has time to delve into something new and me, well, I won’t miss out on 1920’a era agents fighting Lovecraftian horrors despite me being a senior in what hopefully is my last year as an undergraduate.
So, we are starting into the game with a decent amount already done, since we each own terrain and figs suitable for the game. That said, we have some some things to do since we want to do this right. The beauty of the game is you are free to use pretty much whatever models you want from whatever ranges you want as long as they are accurate in depiction.
I’ll be using some models from Ral Partha, GW, Privateer and whatever else I can lay my hands on. To that end, here is my task list for the immediate future, based on people and creatures from the rulebook:
- Daemonic Hounds ( via an old GW Chaos hounds
boxset I had laying around
A threshold agent (via Carmine Defazio Mob Hitman w/ Thompson SMG)
- Maniac (via Privateer Press Doc Killingsworth)
- Ghouls (via Mantic ghouls)
- Dark Puppeteer (via Privateer Press Swamp Horror)