Saturday, 18 March 2017

Henry Ironside and...The Pagan Stone! - A Pulp Alley AAR

Six weeks late. Sorry. Real life stuff getting in the way. But at long last the boy and I have finished our latest Pulp Alley comic battle report. So without further ado...

Another brilliant game of Pulp Alley. The boy loved it, too! Not sure when we're going to be able to get the next game in as we're moving again in a couple of weeks and then will be doing so again in a lot of stuff will be staying in storage.

The figures are all Artizan Thrilling Tales and were painted for me by the brilliant Matt Slade of Glenbrook Games Painting Service. The scenery is all aquarium decorations.

For those who are interested, there is a PDF version of the AAR on Google Drive here and Dropbox here...for a bigger and easier-to-read option.

Friday, 17 March 2017

To the Ends of the Earth on BBC Radio 4

Something else that might interest some of you...BBC Radio 4 are starting a new season of dramas celebrating 19th century adventure fiction including Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth this month, Haggard's King Solomon's Mines in April and Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King as well as Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea in June.

These are some of my all time favourite reads so I'm very much looking forward to this! Check out the Radio 4 page here.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lenin and Russia's Revolutions in World Histories Magazine Issue 2

For those who might be interested, there are some interesting articles on Lenin and Russia in the latest issue of the new (and rather excellent) BBC World Histories magazine. Definitely one of the better history mags out there.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Artizan Highlanders for the North West Frontier

My latest lot of figs from Matt of Glenbrook Games Painting Service arrived today. This time some Highlanders for the North West Frontier. Matt has always...a superb job on these Artizan figs!

So I now have three units for The Men Who Would Be Kings...only a couple more and I can actually field an army!

Here are a few pics of the Highlanders with my other units...

Saturday, 11 March 2017

300,000 Page Views

According to Blogger stats, this blog has now had more than 300,000 page views. I'm not quite sure I trust their stats...and a good chunk of those views are no doubt spam-bots...but still, my son and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have taken the time to read this little blog since its first post way back on November 23rd, 2014! Thank you...and happy gaming!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!

My copy of Gothic, the new supplement for In Her Majesty's Name, arrived today! I've had a quick flick-through is to be expected from The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare...this is a high quality softcover book chock-full of new equipment, talents, mystical powers and companies. I'm looking forward to giving it a proper read tonight...but I'm already itching to put some Companies together!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Gaming Mats Kickstarter from Ceri Design

Dark Dungeon Mat

I came across this Kickstarter today. Very reasonably priced felt gaming mats with some good designs. I've also seen some positive reviews on a couple of Facebook gaming groups. I may be tempted...