This week has seen me finish the test sample pieces we got of the Printable Scenery Hagglethorn Hollow printed by Resin Engine. As well as other assorted odds and ends.
We were happy enough to order a lot more pieces, including more than roads.
Mrs. GG wanted some more variety to our scatter to make it look more natural, all the round bases were looking a bit artificial to her. So she cut out a base made of MDF and added some 25mm holes. I put a cardstock bottom on it so the holes would act as shallow recesses for 25mm based scatter terrain.
It was a lot more work than I expected to decorate it to my liking. I just kept feeling like there was something not quite right. To be honest I think it is just that I prefer the look of the Dwarven Forge forest terrain.
What do you think?
Awhile back we won some pieces from the Troll Forged Kickstarter on EBay…. But those pieces all found new homes exemption for this creepy horror. I am not sure exactly how we will use it yet. Perhaps as a giant worm or demon for Frostgrave.
Aragorn is there just to show a sense of scale. I believe it is the “Goliath Worm” add on.
Not exactly exciting but a bunch of onjective markers and scatter terrain.
The five stumps are resin pieces we won on eBay and were meant to be 25mm figure bases. They came partially painted so I just had to tidy them up.
Those three 40mm resin bases were going to bases for some of our giant spiders but I decided to add some details and make them into scatter terrain pieces instead.
I added a little critter to each of the 40mm bases. Can you spot them?
The three objective markers are official Frostgrave pieces.
I am not sure what scenarios they are for though.
Those two grasping skeletal arms are for the Frostgrave Necromancer spell “Bones of the Earth”. I made them from spare bits out of the Warlord Games skeletons set.
The gravestone piece was made from a bit of one of the translucent Reaper ghost miniatures that I cut off. I did not want to have that ghost with such a distinctive piece. I may go back and some vines growing on it.
Yes, I went back and put some vines on it.
I have been pleasantly surprised to find out North Star Miniatures will be having a pre-launch sale on bundles for The Silver Bayonet. I like most of the sculpts so it looks like we will be getting the “all in”.
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Whether we will play it as written or transfer it over to our own version of the 7th Sea setting for Tarnished Splendor remains to be seen. From that sales page you can get an idea of the various monsters to expect in the game. More minis for my backlog of work!
I wonder if Games Workshop Goblins from the Hobbit would make decent Silver Bayonet Hobgoblins….
Speaking of excitement, Mrs. GG and I are looking forward to a number of other things as well.
We have the fourth Colony 87 Kickstarter from Crooked Dice to decide our pledge on!
Lots of very characterful sci-fi sculpts. We did not back their previous KS and we later regretted that decision. We picked up a couple of the figures from them at Crisis in Belgium back in 2018 but now we can get some more.
Then there is the Dwarven Forge restock event on Friday. Will I get my “mother of all mushrooms”?
Buying stuff from the Dwarven Forge Website on restock day is a bit like participating in the Hunger Games. If you are joining in on that feeding frenzy, may the odds ever be in your favor.
This weekend we are going to Spiele in Essen.
We had a great time at Essen in 2018 and hope a repeat of that experience although we heard there is only about 50% of the stalls compared to 2018. Archon Studio, Battle Systems, Ziterdes and Warlord Games are scheduled to be there so we have some definite stops planned.
We also hope to do some serious in person comparison shopping for gaming mats. Several gaming mat companies are scheduled to be in attendance and it is much better to see them in person rather than have to rely on internet photos. Something urban for Frostgrave maybe. And something for an underground cavern table probably. Perhaps a sandy desert mat that can also double as an underwater mat.
There is also the Ragnarok 2 Kickstarter. I am more interested in this one Than Mrs. GG is.
I like the armored Dark Elves… they make cool looking Tolkien Orcs in my opinion. But if our finances allow we may get some of the other sculpts as well.
In other news we binged the first season of strangely entertains sitcom tv series called “Superstore”.
It is not great tv but we find it oddly compelling.
It sort of reminds me of the tv series “The Office”… and brings back memories of working in a supermarket as a teenager in High School. It is a decent show to unwind to right before bed.
Mrs. GG and I love the Marvel movies and we finally got to see “Black Widow”.
Mrs. GG enjoyed it more than she expected from the trailer. For me it was alright but I had higher expectations.
It was delayed entirely too long as it messes with the perception of continuity for the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it could do with some more polishing. Red Guardian certainly needed more dialogue and character development. The actor was great with the few lines he got but the character felt underwhelming, too often just used for comic relief. Scarlet is brilliant as Black Widow but again I felt like she needed more development. She seemed along for the ride in what feels more like an origin story movie for her sister. Especially given the credits ending scene.
In a Post-apoc mood I watched “Zombieland 2, Double Tap.”
It was disappointing but then so was the first Zombieland so I do not know why I was surprised. So much potential but too often the jokes fell flat.
Has anyone been watching the “Foundation” tv series on Apple TV+? I read the book as a kid but do not remember much. The trailers look great.
Not long now until the Wheel of Time tv series and season six of the Expanse. And of course the new version of Dune, which looks amazing.
What shows are you looking forward to?
Will you be trying out The Silver Bayonet? Can you tell how excited I am about this game?
What gaming projects are you working on right now?