Friday, 19 February 2016

Robert E Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game

Just a quick post to plug the new Kickstarter campaign from Modiphius, Robert E Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game.

Now I've never played an RPG so this is virgin territory for me but I have always been intrigued by them so when the game was announced I was duly interested.  Not only do I love REH's Conan I also participated in the KS for the Conan board game from Monolith which means I'm due a boat load of miniatures and tiles which will be perfect for the game (in fact both companies are working together and we can expect more crossovers as the campaign progresses).

The quickstart rules are already available to download from:

So I'm hoping to try a quick session on Sunday (we'll be playing Dungeon Saga but should be able to squeeze this in).  Of course if we do manage a session I'll report back here next week.


Monday, 15 February 2016

Updated Lord Of The Rings army lists for KOW v2

Just a quick post today, I've tweaked the odd thing here and there on the lists (nothing major that I can remember as it was some time ago now) but more importantly I have now added Hobbits to the Wanderers in the Wild section.
As usual let me know your thoughts, all feedback is welcome.


Edit: Please find the latest list in my recent post.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Wayne England

Not the blog post I hoped to be putting up next however this week one of the great artists of our hobby passed away, Wayne England

Sadly I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Wayne in person (though I had hoped to do so at last year's Oldhammer Weekend, unfortunately that wasn't meant to be) however his influence on me was significant even if I didn't realise it at first.
Back in my younger years I started to get into 40k, right at the time the 2nd Ed had just come out, and one of the reasons for this happening was opening the books and being blown away by the art of which Wayne was a major part. That man could really draw but what caught my eye first were his incredible skulls littered through the books and then the codices. Of course back then I didn't know the names of the great artists and like many of us I fell out of the hobby a few years later but when my interest wandered back to wargaming I did all I could to find out where all the art which had originally piqued my interest had come and to see what else they had produced in the intervening years. Of course Wayne had been a busy chap and has now left us with an incredible collection of art whether for GW, MTG, Avatars, Pathfiner and the list goes on but to me he'll always be to guy who drew...