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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Youtube RPG Brigade...


So, I after watching a video about the 'Youtube RPG Brigade' by the Gentleman Gamer, Duir Bran and Andre C Martinez (video below) I hunted out the facebook group and joined as a way of seeing what others are upto and maybe getting/sharing/commenting on new ideas and tips about GM'ing and playing in rpg's. I have played and ran them on and off since my early teens, but very recently have focussed more on wargaming. (hence the lack of posts relating to such and lots of random miniatures/wargaming posts instead)
I am hoping that following more people on youtube and joining the facebook group helps re-ignite the spark for enjoying such things that I had, before some social situation, sort of killed things off, thankfully this seems somewhat resolved, only time will tell.

I aren't likely to post videos on youtube pertaining to roleplay or any other topic where I would be sat talking to a camera anytime soon (doing music is enough for me at moment and I have a bit of a dislike for my speaking voice, not that my 'singing?' one is much better =P) but am likely to start writing bit's here and there in between the wargaming and miniatures posts about roleplay ideas, opinions and maybe short recaps of stories that I've ran or excerpts from my characters view of games I have been in.

Anyway, link to the facebook group and the video below.

Youtube RPG Brigade Facebook Group


Sunday, 27 January 2013

Spider Rider issues...


Soo... about the goblin army. 
I thought I was a few models to paint away from having a basecoated 600 pts patrol complete... a couple of archers, 6 fanatics and ten spider riders with BOWS... it was when I picked the riders out of the box that I realised that, "oh yeah... they come with spears... I should go buy one of the multi-part kits so I can arm a unit with bows, and add the ones with spears later"
After a brief chat with my friend Jonah (http://meanderingshade.blogspot.co.uk/) and a hunt around the net I discovered, the box set just allows you to pose the spider legs and some of the spearmens arms... although! Wow! there is a bow and quiver (yes, just the one) in the set as an accessory...
Jonah Apparently converted his using spare bows from the nightgoblin unit boxset.
I had been considering getting this to get the netters and convert some squig herders from, as well as add to my bits box. It now seems I have a better excuse to get one now, to sort out my spider riders.
The thing is I am now considering for the ease of conversion, to just try replace the forest goblins with nightgoblins as my army is predominantly nightgoblin orientated so would help them fit thematically, as well the fact that I don't fancy having to carve off the moulded on shield arms and arms holding the spears of the forest goblins to sculpt on new arms and patch up the torso, when just mounting ten nightgoblins would be far easier, just meddling with the legs, or sculpting the lower half of the goblin in a sat pose. robes with feet poking out the bottom being much easier to sculpt than arms!
Watch this space for whenever I can get on with it, at least it's given me another conversion project to blog about in the near future.
*le sigh*
Here's the rough out of the list I am wanting to use with the spider riders as well as the 2nd part of the force I am working on (I like making small armies as a project goal, that I can then merge into larger forces at a later date once they are all complete)

Hunting Party - 600 pts
2x night goblin shamans = 100

20 night goblin archers inc full command = 165
3 night goblin fanatics

20 night goblin archers inc full command = 165
3 night goblin fanatics

10 forest goblin spider riders with bows and full command =170

Marching Horde - 600 pts
1 x night goblin hero + light armour and shield = 34

1 x night goblin shaman = 50

57 night goblin spearmen horde inc full command = 276
3 night goblin fanatics

15 night goblin archers inc full command = 150
3 night goblin fanatics

2 x stone trolls = 90

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Update, Been A Bit Busy. Nothing amasing to report.

Hello! have been a bit busy on the jobhunt/trying to get voluntary work front and getting back into music production again recently.

Over the past few weeks I have managed to procure the Empire army book finally, so I can start to sort out the various bits I have been on and off collecting for the past few years. I worked out so far just over 3000 points of troops! (I really didn't know how much I had... and this is with only using characters at hero level, not lord level, and without magic items)

Started painting base colours on more goblins and the pikachu grots. On the note of painting... digging out the empire troops I had forgotten one of my biggest mistakes... Lesson of the day... using plastikote glossy black spray paint is not a good substitute for gw or army painter spraypaint... It worked out for my 4th ed tyranids and some dark eldar that I wanted glossy... but when sprayed too closely in a rush on empire troops, it looks a bit odd and means that most of my empire hand gunners and spearmen are going to be a wee bit devoid of some details... thankfully none of my characters were sprayed back then (this was 3-4 years ago that they were sprayed...)

Hopefully I'll have something interesting to post soon?

all the best to any readers with their own hobby stuff. Yours, Jess.