Tuesday 25 April 2023

Anzac Day 2023- Western Front digger

After Gallipoli, the Australian Imperial Force was deployed into the Western Front trenches from March 1916 until the Armistice.

This 54mm figure is from Slave 2 Gaming, sculpted by Mike Broadbent. There are some subtle areas for improvement on the webbing, but the stressful part was stippling on muddy splashes without drowning the detail. I haven't done any detailed groundwork on the 40mm base, but I do have more of these figures and could do some in the future.

Lest we forget.

Friday 21 April 2023

Five Parsecs. Campaign game 16. Through the forge

It's been a while since I've been able to pursue my Five Parsecs campaign- it's back! A recap of the crew of the Innominate:

Gallius Marbec: Ship's captain who aspires to becoming a Rogue Trader. Has he bitten off more than he can chew?

Gallius Marbec

Lady Heldycryn: Hive noble who wants to see more of the galaxy.

Lady Heldycryn
(recovering in Sick Bay)
Julio Rybeck & Roma Jyan: Once rivals, now lovers hunted by their former gangs.

Julio Rybeck (also Sick Bay)

Roma Jyan
Venda Hezel: Punk tech savant.

Venda Hezel

Chugger: An ogryn who is devoted to the crew after they saved him from slavery.


Corvin Akenz: A new member of the crew with a servo-skull that can scout ahead.

Corvin Akenz

Gallius' rag-tag crew have had many escapades both on- and off-world, but are back on Necromunda and have attracted undue interest from many parties. After a savage beating from xenos-tainted insurgents, Gallius hires an underhiver to guide the unwounded back to their ship. Stazie Rendir takes them through the refineries, but the thuggish Forge Guards want to be paid their dues...

Stazie Rendir, underhive guide.

The crew advance through miles of refinery domes.

Corvin's servo-skull detects the rampaging Forge Guards!

Gallius hustles the crew towards a firing position.

Chugger's opening salvo takes out the leader.

The Goliaths are dosed up on frenzon and rush forwards.

The crew take advantage of their opponent's unsubtle tactics.

Melee with the combat-drugged gangers goes in the crew's favour.

Chugger brutally takes down another!

The way seems clear again...

... but more Guards emerge from both flanks.

Point-blank blasting on the right.

Chugger clears the Forge Guards on the left.

Corvin takes out a charging Goliath.

The last enemy is defeated.

The crew, although outnumbered, fought their way through the refinery. The fearsome Goliaths abandoned tactics after dosing up on combat stimms, and were brutally gunned down. Gallius, feeling short-staffed, offers Stazie a position in the team, which she accepts. Roma takes her boss aside to let him know that there is a rebellious undercurrent in the crew, and there has been talk of replacing him as Captain...