Saturday 28 September 2013

Dungeon Monthly (September 2013)

Ooops ...I almost forgot to draw this month's dungeon map:

As always, unnumbered versions of all of the 'dungeon monthly' maps (suitable for use with virtual tabletops) can be found in the following G+ albums:

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Colony 19 : The Facility

I'm pleased to announce the release of the latest set of tiles for the Colony 19 range.

This tile-set introduces a new style of flooring to the range (meaning it can be used as a stand along product -OR- in conjunction with the other C19 tiles), and includes 12 pages of printable rooms, passages, and objects for use in most sci-fi/near-future games.

In addition, the (free) 'Colony 19 : Doors' booklet has also been updated, and now includes door counters that can be used with this new style of flooring.

Note that the Colony 19 product range is scaled at 1" per grid square (when printed out), and are intended for use with 28mm miniatures.

Saturday 21 September 2013

Fresh from the painting table... (2)

Well, I've not got all that much (miniature) painting done in the past couple of weeks, but I'm still plodding away at my Bolt Action German platoon ...and so here's a quick look at the few miniatures that I've managed to splash some paint on since the last update.

First up is a third LMG team (in this case an MG34) for another infantry squad:

I've also painted up a sniper team (note that all of WWII mini's that I've painted so far have been from Black Tree Design, but the kneeling rifleman shown here is from Artizan Designs):

And finally I've got another three soldiers (armed with an SMG & panzerfaust) finished - one for each of the three (9 man) squads that I'm putting together:

And that's about it for now. I've still got another dozen or so miniatures to get through before I reach my 500pt goal ...but I'm getting there slowly :)

Friday 13 September 2013

More Tiles For Colony 19

A little earlier in the year I released the (free) Room 2 expansion tile for the Colony 19 range, and also hinted at the possability of designing a new set of tiles that would be done in a similar style (so as to offer some variety to the steel floor look of the existing tiles).

Well, that possibility should be turning into a reality sometime this month, and so I thought I would share a quick mock-up picture showing how some of the tiles look when pieced together:

However, to add a bit of extra detail to the (otherwise bland) flooring, I've been adding a few C19 logos here and there - but I was wondering if folks would prefer these left off the final version of the tiles? and stick to a more obvious square grid pattern?

I'm also using the working title of 'The Facility' for this set ...though if anyone has a better idea, then let me know ...and if I use it (assuming you're OK with me using it) I'll send you a free pdf copy of all the C19 tiles to date (as a little thank you from myself).

Sunday 8 September 2013

Fresh from the painting table... (1)

Now I'll admit that I'm not much of a wargamer (even though it is something I'd like to get more involved in) - but every now and again I get the urge to paint up a small army of some description ...with the hope of putting them to use someday.

However, I'm not a fantastic painter or anything like that (as most of what I do are done to what I would consider a good tabletop standard), but I thought I'd start sharing a few images (here on the blog) of stuff I occasionally throw some paint at (or anything else hobby related) - for those folks that might be interested in such.

So, since I recently picked up the Bolt Action rule-book (a WWII skirmish game), and also because I have some interest in that particular conflict, I've been splashing some paint on a few miniatures from Black Tree Design's WWII German range ...and here's what I've got finished so far...


Infantry Squad

Infantry Squad

These mini's represent the compulsory units for any army (i.e. one HQ and two infantry squads), and as such, are what I've concentrated on getting finished first.

This particular configuration comes in at just under 200 points (as I've included MP40's for the NCOs and an MG34 team in each squad) - though I hope to get another 100 points done by the end of next week (which will mostly expand upon the size of the infantry squads).

In addition, the idea for the home-made pin markers came from HERE ...but mine are a little smaller, as I've used a UK penny as the base and a few tiny 7mm dice (though they might prove to be too small to be practical ...but we shall see).