Welcome all, on this rainy, dark, and somewhat humid July afternoon. After my last session of D&D, I felt compelled to paint up one of my many Reaper miniatures. Now, I’m a little on the fence with the Reaper stuff. Some of the larger models look great, and the price point vs their metal counterparts sure makes it an attractive prospect to be able to pick up some great models without breaking the bank. I feel that some of the smaller miniatures suffer (a little bit) with the translation from the metal to the plastic, but again, It can be overlooked as you’re generally only going to be buying singles for characters or for beasties to populate your dungeon with.
I had recently picked up the Naga from the Bones range, as I really liked the sculpt and the detail, so I based her up, and blaster her with some black airbrush primer (remember kids, don’t use rattle can primer on Bones models, it’ll never fully ‘dry’!).
After a few hours under the brush, and I had finished my first Reaper Bones model:
I had a lot of fun painting her up, and I think she finished up looking quite striking (no pun intended). It was quite a refreshing change to just paint up something like this, and it reminded me why I became so entranced by fantasy gaming all those years ago.
About a week or ago, I met up with a chap at my FLGS to play my first ever game of Bushido. Set up was pretty quick, and I really liked the game mechanics. There are a lot of subtle nuances and rules/feats that you can use, so it did become a little overwhelming at times, but Gregg was super patient with me, and helped me out when I wasn’t entirely sure wtf I was supposed to be doing. I took a couple of pictures of the game:
I fielded my Cult of Yurei and Gregg was playing the Ito Clan (who will be next on my purchasing list!). Gregg’s guys had lots of venomous tricks up his sleeve (his clan are snake worshipers), while I was able to raise dead allies. It’s a game where you have to think a turn or two ahead as a bad placement of a model who is out in the open and exhausted is probably not going to last too long, so planning is key!
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my introductory game, and I’m really looking forward to having another go and seeing how well I fare.
I’ve started building my Bushido board to play games on, and it’s almost done, but I’m not going to post it up until it’s completed 😉
Cheers for now!