Lord of the Rings – Campaign rules

Hi,

Anybody know of some good campaign rules for Lotr figures, after seeing the new film I feel like starting up a decent campaign.

Cheers

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Club bash all day Sunday – SAGA

Well I got my arse in gear and got to the club Sunday yesterday. Played 2 games of SAGA, although I got soundly beaten I really enjoyed myself.

I played Anglo Danes and Reg played Byzantines first and then the Irish. Heres a few pics of the day..

 

 

 

7 months….

Thats how long ago my last post was, terrible. In that time i have painted about 2 figures and attended zero club nights.

Trying to get my mojo back for the hobby……………any ideas?

Thanks guys.

WIP Wednesday

Morning all,

Not much has changed since my last update…except for the addition of Jugula and some more lead!!

Jugula – 8 Figures purchased at Salute, 6 painted and 2 undercoated, 8 games played and loving it.
Saga – 6 point Anglo Dane – 22 figures nearly done so over halfway! Still to undercoat 2 x Flemish Warriors, Hereward the Wake, 4 x Double Handed Axe Hearthguards, Bard and Sons of Death.
Bolt Action – 3 more units of British Infantry, Command Unit and Churchill Tank is assembled.
Warhammer 40K – Approx half way through the huge Riptide.
Hail Caesar – 100ish Figures to complete on the starter army.

Still need to get round to a morning of photography for the blog and that’s about it….thank god!! The variety keeps me interested lol. I will try my best to post up some pictures in the next week or so….lucky rolling.

Salute 2014….Jugula

Hi all,
Popped into Salute 2014 at the Excel Centre in London on Saturday, it seemed a bit busier than last year. The que went down very quickly in the other hall, lucky I had my ticket already as the non ticket holders looked very sad as I passed them. I got to play a Jugula game as intended, for those of you who are not aware of the game is a gladiotar based game from Gripping Beast, using just 4 figures and a hand full of cards, it also has a brilliant campaign set of rules. I invested in 2 sets of figures and cards, the vinyl mat, rules, counters etc etc, basically enough to get 2 players started.
The figures are 35mm scale, so not a scale I have painted before. However, they are of fantastic quality with no clean up required and are also supplied with a vast number of heads and equipment options, so all 8 figures are unique.

I had chance to play 3 one off games and I have to say its a great game, many strategic choices and you have to think when moving about the board, its a bit like chess but up many levels!!! Very easy to pick up and play, going to run a quick campaign with my lad at home, these rules look really good where you get run your own gladiator school (Familla), you can hire medics, priests, whores lol etc etc. They are going to release a further 8 figures shortly so you will be able have 12 figures all with their own skills card.

 

Busy weekend painting…whats on your bench this week?

Hi all,
Been a busy weekend under the stairs, finished off 3 more British Infantry (total of 5 complete to date) and 3 British Airborne, which complete the 10 man Vetrean Unit. I also decided to up the level of basing, a minimum of 3 (of the 8) infantry will have some additional items on the base (I will post some pics up mid-week) to show what I mean.
On a funny note I had a 1/3rd full Vajello Black exploded on me (I was squeezing it a bit to hard), but remarkably it missed all my figures on the bench, they must have ducked lol, it did not miss me or the walls though.
So this week I will be pushing on with the next 5/6 Infantry and waiting for my new order to arrive.
What do you all have planned..?

Abingdon Wargame Club – Overlord 2014

Afternoon all, this is a blatant plug here for our Clubs big event, only 12 days to go:

Overlord 2014
Overlord 2014 will be held on Sunday 2nd March, at Fitzharrys School on Northcourt Road in Abingdon. As is now expected, the show will feature a great selection of participation games, traders, and our popular bring-and-buy. Food will be available, and parking is free. More info can be found here.

Entry costs £2.50 for adults and £4.00 for families, with concessions available.