With a lot of different projects on the go, very little has actually been finished lately. The Templar above is I believe a North Star Frostgrave metal miniature that we won as part of a larger lot on EBay. The previous owner had a dark paint scheme. I added a plastic cloak from my our bits box and gave him an off white color scheme. This is basically how I see the Children of the Light (Whitecloaks) from Jordan’s “Wheel,of Time” series. I have been considering some sort of fantasy version of the Knights Templar for a warband of Paladins.
Speaking of one lonely knight…
One of my projects has been the continuing of repairs, painting and then finishing of terrain we won in some bulk auctions. The lot above has gone onto eBay to help fund future purchases… including the upcoming Dungeons and Lasers 4 Kickstarter.
A lot of my hobby time has been spent not at my painting workstation but instead at our gaming table in our hobby room. Games 2, 3,4 and 5 of the beginning campaign of Core Space have been great fun.
As you can see I have two crews painted and I have Zenithal primed all of the rest of my additional Core Space figures (barring the new ones in the First Born Kickstarter).
While I have also been trying to reduce my painting backlog by putting things on eBay it has been several steps forward, and two steps back in that we won a couple of excellent auctions for kickstarter sets for a fraction of their original price. I am not 100 percent sure how I am going to use these yet…
…. but I am thinking the Walking Dead stuff will work well to play Last Days with our Battle Systems Urban Apocalypse Terrain and the Anno 1666 stuff would work well for playing 7thSea based gaming. Or maybe these will eventually and up back on eBay. Only time will tell.
In other news I finished the most recent season of “Fear the Walking Dead”. Ugh. It definitely feels like the original writers are back.
Deeply disappointing. Grim, unlikable characters that contradict themselves. Yet more relatively well organized/equipped antagonists with a malicious grand plan. Sigh. Have you been watching it? What did you think of it?
What has been better has been listening to the theatre of the mind podcast “We’re Alive” on YouTube. The military aspects are not perfect but better than most Apocalypse stories. Someone at least vaguely aware of the US military clearly was invoked in the writing. There are some inconsistencies but still better than usual. And I would do a number of things differently but that is what apocalypse gaming is for….
Despite what I originally thought it appears that it is not a zombie apocalypse so much as a fast moving, raging mutants apocalypse. And of course the various survivor groups can not get along it seems. The characters have done a good job of growing on me so I care about what happens next but I have to admit their emotionally driven mistakes sometimes greatly annoy me. These mistakes however help make them feel more like real, but realistically flawed, people. It is an apocalypse so it has some grisly tragic points so be warned.
As always, I look forward to reading your comments!