This weekend, I mostly participated, in a very relaxed and agreeable three-way game of Dead Man's Hand at my local club, Livingston Battleground. I'd planned to transport all four boards that make up my DMH town, Obsession, over to the club, but with the wind and rain forecast for a bit of a hoolie I decided - to the disappointment of some of my fellow gamers - not to risk damaging the terrain boards in transit on this occasion. However, one of the other club members did bring down a box of his 4Ground buildings and fences (thanks IC!). I contributed a barn and more fences and Arabianknight provided the crates, a key element of this game.
Battleshed Historical / Mythical
Blood Eagle (1) Broken Legions (1) Daisho (1) Dead Man's Hand (12) Dux Bellorum (1) Dux Britanniarum (1) Faustus Furius (6) Flames of War (2) Hail Caesar (2) Hell Hath No Fury (5) Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations (2) Muskets & Tomahawks (3) Red Sand Blue Sky (2) SAGA (19) Sails of Glory (4) Sharp Practice (4) The Great War (2) Urban War (1) Vallhalla (1) Wings of Glory (9)
Battleshed Fantasy, SF, VSF & Board Games
Age of Sigmar (3) Age of the Wolf (4) Age of Tyrants (1) Alien vs. Predator (3) All Things Zombie (1) ASoBH (1) Batman Miniature Game (2) Battlestar Galactica (1) Berserk: War of the Realms (1) Betrayal at House on the Hill (1) Broken Legions (1) Civilization the Board Game (1) Dixit (1) Dragon Rampant (1) Empire of the Dead (1) Fear & Faith (2) Firefly (10) Frostgrave (11) Hoards of the Things (1) In Her Majesty's Name (13) Infinity (2) Legends Untold (1) Lion Rampant (1) Lord of the Rings (1) Mission to Mars 2049 (1) Mutants and Death Ray Guns (1) NUMA: The Affinity Chronicles (1) Rogue Stars (4) SoBH (15) Songs of Blades & Heroes (20) Spin-Out: Pod Racing! (1) Star trek: Attack Wing (2) The Walking Dead: All Out War (1) UFO Squad (2) Urban War (1) Warhammer Fantasy (3) Warmachine (2) X-Wing (5) Zombicide (2)
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Sunday, 29 March 2015
As an occasional aside, I'll highlight other aspects my interests or activities away from the tabletop that have caught my attention recently. So I'll start with the easiest platform. TV drama.
If you're looking for an easy going, standard romantic/light adventure romp...then Outlander isn't for you!
While on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband after World War II, army nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) steps through an ancient standing stone circle and awakes in 1743, where Scottish rebels save her from an assault by a royal army captain who happens to be her husband's ancestor, only to take her further into the Scottish highlands.
Intriguing storyline, adult themes, script and direction that refreshingly allows room for some broodingly effective and powerful episodes such as 'The Garrison Commander'. It portrays a sincere attempt at historical accuracy, without consciously indulging in cliché. Effective sound scape too, and - above all - enhanced by being filmed in the real Scotland!
It's a slow burner from the start, but wow, it rewards! I wasn't aware of the books by Dianna Gabaldon but will now investigate. Definitely filed under the 'Guilty Pleasure' section! I watched it via Amazone Prime, UK. [RATING 18]
Labels: Book/Film/TV highlights
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
For those new or interested in playing Dead Man's Hand, there are some excellent free download resources over at the Great Escape Games site, including updated errata, markers, building signage, sample pages from the books and, in particular, some excellent Quick Reference Sheets.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Thursday, 12 March 2015
It's been a long few weeks without any gaming due to work commitments, however I finally managed to get my fix with more SoBH rule play-testing with my regular gaming buddy, Arabianknight. Indeed, soon after my return from working away I had the paints back out and quickly resumed with my In Her Majesty's Name production line, with nine miniatures completed already for Lord Curr's Q Division - Extraordinary Affairs. It's all coming along nicely and I hope to get the first pictures up in the new few weeks.