Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Cattle Raid of Guli

Been quiet here for a bit.



Mainly its because I had been working on material for this year's 
Advent Calendar

Each year Craig Andrews collects some 24 articles to provide fans of a variety of games a new piece every day leading up to Christmas Day (this year there are 25 I am told!).

Thank you Craig for your efforts. They are well received here.

Today (06/12/2017) I present a link to a little fiction and a Flintloque scenario set in the desolate Witchlands.

The scenario could really be used with any set of skirmish rules and indeed would work in the historical Retreat from Moscow setting with little alteration.


A cadre of the Star Wraith's Ghouls aided by two of Bakerov's delicious creations make a night raid on an unsuspecting Elven Field Hospital deep in the Frozen Witchlands in this Flintloque scenario for two players.

While the stated scenario setup and goal fall well into the realm of Gothic, it could just as easily be a Cossack raid on a vulnerable Imperial camp.

Of course if your marauders are desperate and not terribly discerning the goal could remain unchanged...

In any event I do hope you enjoy the story and scenario.

And thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Regiments Von Bark and Von Mops

Hunvarians to take the field against Ferach,
 Beervarian, and Ostarian forces in the Severed Ears War.


Here Regiment Von Bark forms line. Three line companies of 12 pugs each, ad one grenadier company 10 ogres. The colour guard of two sergeants and the standard bearers in the center of number 2 line company.

The Colonel and Major, colloquially known as "Hundeausfuehrer" look on from behind the line, their station when the regiment is deployed for fire combat.



Here is Von Mops in column of companies.


And a final shot of Von Bark.

I have yet to add the facing colours and brown trews to the grenadiers. 
That will have to wait a bit as there are other pressing matters.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Colours for the New Arrivals




From left to right: The Tipooh's Own Guards, The Stripeties, The Royal Regiment of Tigger.
All three regiments trained in the Uropean style by Ferach soldiers of fortune...

Meanwhile Goode Kyng Gorge has reinforcements from Hunvaria where he remains Prince and Elector.


Regiment Von Bark
and

Regiment Von Mops

As an aside all Pug regiments are assigned Ogre Colonel's and Majors.

These worthies are derisively referred to by their brother officers as "Hundausfuehrers" or "Dog Walkers".

That's all for now. 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Topper for the Tipooh?

Update: First blush at Tipooh Sultan...


While I am well enough pleased with this result, it is not, in fact, the sort of headdress the Tipu was reputed to have worn.


Here we find Tipooh with a more traditional Mysorian headdress:


My proportions are obviously off. First attempt and I make no claim of being a sculptor. No doubt continued attempts would bear fruit however...


The Tipu himself


... the Bear's head is sloped forwards as opposed to human's more domed shape and I can't help but think that the Bear himself would lean towards the Western conception of turban rather than the realities of Mysorian haberdashery.

Thoughts

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Tipooh Sultan of Eeyore, the Hundred Acre Kingdom




Three units of Tiggerotters arrived yesterday.




Sadly the Tipooh is still in mufti.

I have to fashion some ornate turban for him. Thinking of using a washer as a base and sculpting a ring of greenstuff about it. Most worried about the "dome" as he actually is rather flat headed so he will need some sort of cap or helm on which to layer the turban.

Ideally he will be riding a Heffalump. Have the Heffalump, working out the details of the howdah

Update: First blush at Tipooh Sultan...


UPDATE:  Tipooh with a more traditional Mysorian headdress:


My proportions are obviously off. First attempt and I make no claim of being a sculptor. No doubt continued attempts would bear fruit however...


The Tipu himself


... the Bear's head is sloped forwards as opposed to human's more domed shape and I can't help but think that the Bear himself would lean towards the Western conception of turban rather than the realities of Mysorian haberdashery.

Thoughts?

Bonus photos




A regiment of Hunrovian pugs with ogre Colonel and Major. They will also have an ogre grenadier company but I have to paint them.​