Saturday, 31 July 2010

The Return of Supreme Zed - Zed's NOT Dead

A while ago I posted about the death of Supreme Zed in a cabinet shelf accident.

Zed actually managed to fly - unfortunately it was only all the way to the floor of the cabinet.

Somehow (and for once it wasn't Cat related) the shelf on which my "in process" miniatures are kept decided to fall INSIDE the cabinet - bearing in mind there are only six miniatures on the shelf atm.

So he was stripped, re-based and undercoated - and then put away for a while, I consoled myself with painting some Malifaux miniatures.

I had to change my painting style a little for Zed, as the folks who know me well are aware - I like very "clean" looking models - but I wanted Zed to have a "dirty" and corrupt look about him.

The area's of colour were base coloured then roughly highlighted, then washed and highlighted till he looked how I wanted him to.

The colours were inspired by the packaging/original art, and I went for a more Bizarro than Zombie look for the face.



I will be carrying on with Twilight and Six Feet Under tonight!

I still have loads to do, I have to buy some foam-core for a new batch of Worldworks Terrain!

Friday, 30 July 2010

iDaleks

Started painting my first iDalek today, I'm doing a few Red Drones first - followed by an Eternal to lead them.

Rather than just doing what everyone has done and painted one of each colour!

I want a few more Steampunk Daleks now, and suitable "nu" Cybermen!

Micro Update

Six Feet Under is staring at me, making me feel guilty.

Mostly because he's been abandoned in favour of Twilight and Supreme Zed!

(Which are coming along nicely btw).

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Stuffity Stuff

My three Resin Cast Police Boxes came today, really nice too - the completely transparent is almost totally flash free too!

Also my Heresy "not" 11th Doctor and Amy came, the Steve Buddle versions. These miniatures are simply awesome!

APPARENTLY another Company are going to be doing Angel Statues . . . . . . .

A Bit of a Rant

Two for freaking two - £13.35 Customs charge this time!
 

My AE-Bounty and AE-WWII purchases with have to stop until I can find a European stockist - I simply can't afford to lose £13 a time whenever I order anything from the Online store.

Its not just DD either, its happened whenever I've ordered from a US Based Online Store - no matter what the company! 


I'm starting to think the Customs Tossers over here LOOK for the box ticked "Webstore Order" - thinking "How can I ruin someones day". 


Its pretty pathetic when you think about it, there are so many people in the UK flaunting Customs Laws - flogging duty free Cigarettes & Booze on their doorsteps to anyone who might knock the door (theres actually one guy who does it in my Street) - and yet, they never seem to get any hassle.


I'm not on my own with regards to AE-Bounty either - a guy in Denmark paid a £20 customs fee, and another guy in the UK got hit for £15.50!


If we were buying in Perfume or other such "luxury" items I could understand the need to check them, BUT ITS FRICKING TOY SOLDIERS!


Its a shame too, the Bounty range is lovely and I still need some more AE-WWII Miniatures to fill in a few more "slots" on my second Detachments for both my Germans and Yanks - PLUS I really wanted the Occult supplement to get started on my Brits!


Oh well.

Back on the Horse

I'm painting again, my haitus was wierd - it was partly because of my left hand being so painful, and partly because of spending so much time with my Dad.

I started up painting again with some Malifaux miniatures, but they don't "flow" as easily for me as the Pulp City range does.

So, last night I carried on with Six Feet Under - and even though I am not 100% happy with his skin/muscles (I always tend to over-shade muscles and skin) I'm finding it much easier and the flow (of ideas and thoughts) is there (if that makes any sense at all LoL).

I ordered my Silverager & Le Murtiple and Skyline & Jade Hawk packs last night. As Apebot and Virus are currently OOS (there's been a rush in A.R.C. sales of late - I wonder why LoL) I added a Chimp Chi as well - so my own A.R.C. are underway now, a little sooner than I initially had thought!

One of the things I wanted to add to my A.R.C. are some Hired Gun Minions - but I wanted them to look right. Then I remembered my Gangs of Mega City One Miniatures. There is hope for all the A.R.C. Players out there!

A while ago Mongoose released an Ape Gang, and though they were discontinued for a while - but now they are slowly re-releasing the GOMC1 Miniatures for their new Judge Dredd Miniatures Game!


So far they have only re-released the Chimp with the Pistol and the Gorilla in a Dress - but I would imagine all of them will be re-released eventually.

If you wanted a more "classy" look to your Hired Guns (or maybe even an Ape Version of the Gentleman), they have just re-released the Gorilla Gangster -


Another cracking miniature that will surely be of use to most (if not all) A.R.C. Players!

Priced at just £2.00 each they are reasonably priced - HOWEVER I must warn you that Mongoose tend to be a bit high on the S&H IMHO, so try and order in Bulk!


Finally cleaned up and re-based Supreme Zed, so thats good. I will be undercoating him this afternoon, and slapping some paint on him tonight!


Still loads to do!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Great News & Some Thoughts

Great news about the Sun's story about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who after next Season, the Telegraph reports that Karen states its simply not true - and that we have Matt for some time yet!

I for one am really REALLY pleased, I was actually getting a little sick of David Tennants Doctor (to be frank I felt Christopher Ecclestones 9th Doctor was much better) with all the Frankie Howard silly voices ("Yow Beautieah" - being possbly the most annoying thing I have EVER had to witness of TV in recent years, thank the White Guardian Matt has only said it once) - AND I am not ALONE in this either, check out this article by Michael Deacon.

And having seen footage of Tennant doing Shakespear, he's not too good doing the classics either. Some Actors let their Ego's get in the way of thier portrayals - I suspect Mr Tennant can be one of these.

Thats not to say I didn't enjoy a lot of his "stay" on Doctor Who, the 2008 Series with the Wonderful Catherine Tate as Donna is my favourite Season - I was SO glad they put all that soppy lovey dovey crap to one side (at least for 11 Episodes) Martha had moved on, the Doctor and Donna's relationship was one of great friends - plus we got several Episodes with the amazing Bernard Cribbins!

Moving onto the future, Matt is going to be amazing in the Role IMHO - I actually think he's slowly rising to the top of my Favourite Doctors list (I was talking to the lass who lives next door to us about this - Haulwen, she's a huge Doctor Who fan too)  - Matt though young, doesn't play his Doctor as a young man at all - but rather as an Older Man in a young mans body.

Its quite impressive for such a young actor to pull that off when you stop and think about it.

I'm STILL cleaning up the iDaleks off the Doctor Who Adventures Magazine - they are quite hard going to be frank, they are quite obviously toys untill the are cleaned up - reassembled - and undercoated.

Initially I will be painting some Red Drones, they will later be joined by a Yellow Eternal as their "Leader".

I also have some "Steampunk" Daleks (the Bronze ones) - I think they were from a Board-Game. Cast in rigid styrene, these need little or no cleaning up - just a little filling. I have six of these - so I shall be doing 5 "Classic Bronze", and (possibly) a Black Dalek.

Made a start on my Heresy "not" 9th Doctor, and will be ordering the Crooked Dice "not" Rose soon to go with him.

My Resin Police Boxes (two opaque and one clear) haven't shown up yet, I am assuming that its just standard for the company in question - that the are cast-up to order.

As for Rules, I will NOT be using the bloody aweful Invasion Earth Rules from Harlequin/Black Tree - they are truly terrible (as are the miniatures to be frank) - I shall be using the Custom Force Creation rules from Vor the Maelstrom for bigger games (using the VOR system of course) and AE-Bounty from Darkson Designs for smaller games (its very detailed and easily customizable).

Roleplaying - well, I'm ditching the current Doctor Who RPG. I know a lot of people rant and coo over it. But I firmly believe its because of its production values, they are exceptionally high. I shall still buy supplements (for ideas - a good idea can always be pinched) - but for actually running games I shall be using the original FASA Doctor Who RPG.

It was the first, and barring a couple of points is still the best - its infinitely playable. It does NOT "push" the GM into using the Doctor as an NPC to drive his players along (I can't BELIEVE thats a freaking popular option, I thought modern RPG players were more sophisticated than that - I thought the whole "Carrot-Donkey-Stick" method of Games Mastering died out years ago, and here it is again rearing its ugly head) it allows easy character generation, Time Lord PC's, a tactical combat system (which is easily utilized for miniature skirmishes), AND its available free (if you know where to look LoL).

I will be posting conversion rules to and from the FASA system at some point, when I finally get on top of my painting!

Monday, 26 July 2010

New Pulp City

Two New Pulp City Boxes available for order on Pulp City Online Store -

Silverager & Le Murtiple


 and Skyline & Jade Hawk




 Available NOW!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

AE-Bounty Update

The AE-Bounty stuff Linda (my Mrs) bought me as a "cheer me up" pressie turned up - unfortunately with a £12.73 Customs Fee.

The Book is lovely, the A5 Format is really handy and the typeface is clear and easy to read.

I got the "Gunfighter" dude with two Pistols as the freebie with the Pre-Order on the book, and Linda also got me Nikkar (the "Wookie" look-alike) and Limax(the tallk fishy/slug dude).

My own actual order hasn't turned up yet - really REALLY annoying considering it was Shipped at the same time!

I've decided to base them on Fenris Games "Sulaco" Bases, not because I don't like the AE-Bounty base inserts - I do, but because I want them all to match and I won't have enought base inserts to do everything I have coming!

I cleaned up and based the three miniatures I have, and intend to fill the joints this evening.

I have to impress the sculpts and casting was spot on again, with no flash to speak of.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Different Green Lantern Costume

Whilst "surfing" the WWW, I came across a different picture of the Green Lantern movie costume.

I really like this one, is it fake I wonder?

Thursday, 22 July 2010

No News Update

No Blogging for a few days, mainly because I've had a lot on (with one disaster and another) and I am STILL waiting for my AE-Bounty order LoL!

I haven't started my Americans (as I have decided to paint them in earnest first) yet as I haven't finished reading "World War II GI: US Army Uniforms, 1941-45" yet (yes I am THAT anally retentive) before I wade in.

I have been painting some Malifaux Witch Hunters, just to keep my hand in untill I feel confident enough to tackle my AE-WWII stuff and do it the justice I feel it deserves.

No News Update

No Blogging for a few days, mainly because I've had a lot on (with one disaster and another) and I am STILL waiting for my AE-Bounty order LoL!

I really need to get "back into" my Pulp City, but my Iron Train base got "Linda'd"

She was dusting and knocked the cabinet - breaking one of the "hoods" of the signals on his base (and I can't find it), I actually ordered another from MaxMini - but its considerably different now, its now a "topper" base insert for a start; AND the base is somewhat different from the one I first purchased - I prefer the former.

So I need to figure a way to repair it.

Vector went horribly wrong, and I've had to strip Supreme Zed too - all in all its knocked the "Pulp City Wind" out of my "sails" (so to speak) a little.

In the mean time I've been painting my Malifaux Witch Hunters crew (so I don't slow my hands down too much by not painting at all) and reading "World War II GI: US Army Uniforms, 1941-45" in preperation for painting my AE-WWII Americans (yes I am THAT obsessive).

Over the next couple of days I shall re-assemble Supreme Zed and re-base him, and re-base Vector - in the hopes it will all go well and I won't screw things up again.

Wish me Luck!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon is returning to the big screen, this time interpreted by "The Crazies" Director Breck Eisner.

Flash Gordon originally appeared as a Newspaper comic strip created and drawn by Alex Raymond in the 1930s. The strip was first adapted to the screen in the form of the 1930's Buster Crabbe serials, and was finally made into a lavish film in the 1980's starring Sam Jones (but possible more remembered for its muscial score byt the seminal rock band Queen).

The new version goes back to strips from '30s and we will update those - whilst shooting the movie as if the strips were drawn for todays audience. It will be an action and adventure sci-fi - or so Eisner claims.

Even thought the first Film is being produced as a stand-alone entity, it is envisioned as becoming a franchise!

If its any good, one can live in hope!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Painting Miniatures

I've S.L.O.W.L.Y. started painting again, its hard going atm - my left hand (the truly problematic one) has been a lot worse recently (and painful to a silly degree).

I'm struggling on, and I actually managed to ruin a paint-job on my Crooked Dice "not" Doctor Who the other night, thanks to my hand - I actually dropped it onto my painting area and got brown ink all over him - oh well into the stripping pot he goes!

I will be "having another go" tonight, and hopefully it will lead to productivity to some extent.

I've bought a LOT of miniatures lately (AE-WWII, Malifaux, and AE-Bounty), and thats WITHOUT suitable "not" Doctor Who miniatures and the iDaleks off the front of the Dr Who Adventures Magazine!

AE-Bounty & Stuff

Its been around a week since my AE-Bounty stuff was posted from the States, so I am eagerly awaiting their arrival (and getting more excited by the minute).

After they arrive I need to work out what I need for AE-WWII (outside of Rulebooks, I am planning/playing games from the PDF of the core rules and I don't have the Occult Supplement yet) - its mainly a German Heavy Weapon Team and some American G.I's (even though I could quite happily "proxy" the G.I's from the 1:48th Tamiya plastics I have - I'm a purist and want the "official" miniatures).

THEN I just need to get my painting "up to speed" again, I've had a few weeks off with one thing an another - my Friend Chris (the British Druid) & Darth Tater knows about the problems I've been having, and my left hand has been impossibly painful!

So, loads to do atm - and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

Painting

I've S.L.O.W.L.Y. started painting again, its hard going atm - my left hand (the truly problematic one) has been a lot worse recently (and painful to a silly degree).

I'm struggling on, and I actually managed to ruin a paint-job (a Crooked Dice "not" Doctor Who) the other night, thanks to my hand - I actually dropped it onto my painting area and got brown ink all over him - ow well into the stripping pot he goes!

I will be "having another go" tonight, and hopefully it will lead to productivity to some extent. I've bought a LOT of miniatures lately (AE-WWII, Malifaux, and AE-Bounty), and have a long list of Pulp City I want on top of that!

Oh Well - K.B.O!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Ryan Reynolds Is Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds Is Green Lantern!


Though I have to admit, I am not really sure about the costume . . . . . . .

Good News for Ghost Rider Fans

Nicolas Cage will return for a Ghost Rider sequel helmed by Neveldine/Taylor, the actor confirmed on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

"There's gonna be a new one," Cage told Ferguson after the host presented him with a model of a flaming skull, "I just made the deal today."

He also confirmed the recent rumor that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor  (Crank, Gamer) will direct the film, still rumored to be called Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Its all in Miniature . . . . .

I've posted about this before, Doctor Who miniatures - but there have been some startling new "gear" appearing recently.

Crooked Dice Miniatures have a blossoming range of suitable "Not" Doctor Who miniatures -

Tweedy Mattison & WPC May Killan would "proxy" nicely as the 11th Doctor and Ms Pond. Sculpted by the prolific and very Talented Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures.


Tweedy & May RRP at £7.00, but are also available seperately at £4.00 each.

And they have a lovely miniature suitable as Rose coming out soon. Sculpted (in orange) by Andrew Rae.


Daisy will RRP at £4.00.

A while back Heresy Miniatures released their second Nerdlord (their "Not" 11th Doctor Miniature) which was sculpted by Steve Buddle of Eolith Miniatures. An absolute STEAL at £3.50.


This is the best of the bunch as far as I am concerned, and captures the character perfectly!

Well, Mr Buddle has done it again - this time with a miniature named "Emily Lake" -

Yet another absolute corker from Steve Buddle, and again an excellent price at just £3.50!

Back to Crooked Dice Miniatures now, as they are also doing suitable "Beasties" too!

Suitable "cyber" pets, a multi-choice "minion" miniature - sporting a boiler suit and a choice of three different heads - a tentacled face, pig hybrid head, or a blank faced automaton are the choices - and fantastic choices they are too.

So check them all out, you won't be dissapointed!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Golden Age Villains

My "What The!" Miniatures order came today - Herr Totenkopf, a classic evil Nazi mastermind - armed with the Mauser C96 pistol.

Lets face it, he's the Red Skull LoL! Well sculpted by Aaron Brown. The casting is clean and accurate with no flash and no mold lines either.


Whats this got to do with Pulp City - quite a lot actually, he could quite happily "fit" into crossover games with AE-WWII or (at a pinch) do as a stand in for the Red Baron (the GenCon model from a few years back) - the Red Barons Cards can be found here - The Red Baron

Here is an example of him painted, by the very talented Alden Miranda.


I also purchased another suitable villain, this time much more suited to my AE-WWII Games (as I plan to include Supremes in my Games for the most part).

Herr Flammender Schadel is a Nazi Superhero imbued with dark powers to aid in the destruction of the Fatherland's enemies.  He is equipped with a strange and powerful Nazi totem that gives him superhuman strength and that has transformed his head into the visage of a flaming skull.  He is also armed with a mystical MP40 and Honor Dagger that project this Nazi agent's powers to his doomed enemies. The mini was sculpted by Aaron Brown (these are the only two examples of his work I have encountered, and I love them both).


Again I really like this miniature, and can't wait to use him in a game - as an SS operative, especially considering his Occult Origins he fits right in!


Nice ghostly flames on the skull there, in a painted example by Michael Sehl.

At $4.50 each they are a steal IMHO - and I can't wait till they do more!

Super Villains

My "What The!" Miniatures order came today - Herr Totenkopf, a classic evil Nazi mastermind - armed with the Mauser C96 pistol.

Lets face it, he's the Red Skull LoL! Well sculpted by Aaron Brown. The casting is clean and accurate with no flash and no mold lines either.



Pulp City wise, he could quite happily "fit" into crossover games with AE-WWII or (at a pinch) do as a stand in for the Red Baron (the GenCon model from a few years back) - the Red Barons Cards can be found here - The Red Baron


AE-WWII wise, as the Red Skull was the result of scientific alteration - he will fit nicely into your Geneticists detachment as either a regular (if odd looking) SD Agent, or as a Super Villain using the guidelines from Over the Wire #15.

Here is an example of him painted, by the very talented Alden Miranda.


I also purchased another suitable villain, this time much more suited to my AE-WWII Games as my forces grow and my selection expands (as I plan to include Supremes in my Games).


Herr Flammender Schadel is a Nazi Superhero imbued with dark powers to aid in the destruction of the Fatherland's enemies.  He is equipped with a strange and powerful Nazi totem that gives him superhuman strength and that has transformed his head into the visage of a flaming skull.  He is also armed with a mystical MP40 and Honor Dagger that project this Nazi agent's powers to his doomed enemies. The mini was sculpted by Aaron Brown (these are the only two examples of his work I have encountered, and I love them both).




Again I really like this miniature, and can't wait to use him in a game - as an SS operative, especially considering his Occult Origins he fits right in!


Nice ghostly flames on the skull there, in a painted example by Michael Sehl.


At $4.50 each they are a steal IMHO - and I can't wait till they do more!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

New Toys

I had some new Toys come today.

The British Druid and Green Man, and a pack of Robot Troopers.

BRI001 - British Druid

I am particularly impressed with the British Druid, one of the reasons being that it looks INCREDIBLY like my best friend Chris here in the UK.


Chris - you know its true!

The quality is up to Darksons usual standard, and you (as usual) get a good selection of parts to customize the miniature.

Two heads, which are basically the same head (with the same beard and face) - just one is bare headed and the other is not (I see a Chris conversion coming elsewhere LoL).

Two sets of arms, the set seen in the picture above - and another with a Dagger (one would assume of some ceremonial significance) and the right is gesturing whilst dangling an amulet/talisman from the fingers.


I really have to give this miniature 10/10 great concept and execution, plenty of options, great sculpt, nicely cast up with little or no flash!

BRI002 - The Greenman

Whilst much the same is true of The Greenman (great concept and execution, great sculpt, nicely cast up with little or no flash) I had a couple of dissapointments.


The Greenman is NOT a multipart Kit, whilst its not really an issue - as its still a gorgeous model - it was still a bit of a surprise.

Its not quite as big/tall as I thought he might be - he's a little over 40mm tall and when you consider that the British Druid stands around 35mm tall its not that impressive by comparision. Especially considering that the German Altered Gorilla is 48mm Tall (I'll be reviewing him at a later date).


As I said, don't get me wrong - I still have a lot of praise for this miniature, I just think it should have been bigger! Should it have topped out around 50mm - it would have received another 10/10!

The Greenman is once again a great concept and nicely executed, the sculpt is lovely - and again its nicely cast up (and in the case of my miniature) absolutely no flash! Overall - 8/10!


AME006 - American Robot Troopers

I absolutely LOVE these guys, inspired by the Robots from the Pulp Novels and Comics of the era (unlike the Movie Robots of the 40's that all looked like mobile dustbins) these guys really hit the mark for me.


The Pack contains three multi-part, interchangeable Robots with a really nice selection of arms and heads - 3 Bodies, 4 Heads, 4 Arm Sets (and the necessary 30mm round slotted bases).

What can I say about these - I could froth all day and still have praise LoL!

The nicest feature for me is the ball joints - at the shoulders and the necks, everything is ball and socket jointed - not only does this make posing them easier, it minimizes the need for pinning - absolutely brilliant!


I LOVE these guys, if it wasn't for the fact rules-wise they can't hit the broadside of a bard I would take an Army full of them!

An absolutely inspiring concept/design, brilliantly executed, the sculpts are gorgeous - and again its cast up to a very high quality - once again absolutely no flash! Overall - 12/10! (I know TECHNICALLY I can only go up to 10/10 - but its my Blog LoL).

Monday, 5 July 2010

AE-Bounty - Movie Games

Something a little different today, a bit of "chatter" about AE-Bounty - Darkson Designs new Sci-Fi Miniatures Game.

Alien Encounters - Bounty is a science-fiction miniatures game set in the distant future of a galaxy shattered by greed. Players pit bounty hunters, mercenaries and pirates against one another in an effort to eke out a living among the chaos of the galaxy. The game is intended for use with the Darkson Designs line of AE-Bounty ‘true’ 28mm models but is compatible with any 1/48 scale models or miniatures.

One of the things that really struck me about AE-Bounty is its flexibility and potential - I've even played a game using my Vor: The Maelstrom miniatures (anyone remember that).

But being a HUGE Sci-Fi TV & Movie nut, the temptation to bring some of my favourite Universes to the table was really REALLY tempting.

It was all set-up in a "quick and dirty" way no faffing around - just make a few notes and have at it.

Star Trek

Federation vs. Klingons (as I don't have large numbers of the other races LoL)

For the Federation types, we used the Pirates Types - Captain, First (Mate) Officer, and Crewmen. Further modified by Racial Templates.

For Example - Humans and other Human-Like races (Bajorans, non-joined Trill, or even Bolians) we just used the Human modifications, Vulcans (Logicians), Tellarites (Devon) - it was just a case of agreeing amongst ourselves at the time what "fitted" each race the best.

For the Klingons we used the Bounty Hunters, but we modified them all as if they were Arges. The Blooded Warrior Hero type is also very appealing when re-creating Klingon Warriors.

Star Wars

The Basic "Classic Era" Troops were the easy part.

We took the Empire as Mercenaries, the Rebels as Pirates, and the Bounty Hunters as (guess what) Bounty Hunters!

Alien Races wise everybody went wild with this one (as you can imagine) - and due to the nature of the Star Wars Universe, no-one really gave a hoot as we didn't want it to get in the way of the fun.

Jedi were a bit trickier - but thankfully DD had already come to the rescue with the AE-WWII Superhero Rules from OTW #15!

We used the Bounty Hunter "Head Taker" profile for Jedi along with with the following Super Hero traits - Perfect Weapon, Swashbuckler (the Bonus only applies to his Lightsaber), Out of Nowhere He Arrives, and Servant of a Higher Power.

The Servant of a Higher Power gives the Jedi the ability to avoid damage on a 5+ - which nicely represents the amazing Jedi Reflexes!

We treated Lightsabers as Swords with the +1 Str bonus that a Shock Glove gives - and it seem's to work nicely. Giving the Jedi an "edge" (no pun intended) without being overly powerful.

Hero-Type choices in all these sort of Games is (and quite rightfully so if you ask me) a matter of individual taste - all I recommend here is to "keep it real" in the respect it fits well with the milieu your games are set in - but don't let the minutia of things get in the way of playing your games!

My Star Wars "Bounty Hunter" Two Man Crew is (so far) Undefeated - when my opponent first saw me put out Boba Fett and Bossk on the table their expression told me I had an advantage ;) (even if it was only a psychological one).

So, thats how it was done - I do want to return to this idea at some point and do some AvP games. I have all the Leading Edge Miniatures and a selection of "not" Predators (and no damn Hero-Clix in sight anywhere).

I know one of the Guys over at Darkson Designs has been thinking about a WWII game with Alien visitors in it - Zone Troopers anyone?

Saturday, 3 July 2010

DC ADVENTURES

Great news for the DC Comics/Super-Hero RPG Fans out there, Green Ronin are soon releasing an RPG based upon their award winning Mutants and Masterminds rules - but set in the DC Universe!

The official "blurb" states -

Join the never-ending battle for truth and justice in the world's greatest super-hero universe, using the world's greatest super-hero roleplaying game! The DC ADVENTURES Hero's Handbook is a complete super-hero RPG, based on the award-winning Mutants & Masterminds system. Take on the roles of legendary DC heroes like Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman, or create your own! Get started right away with a wide selection of hero archetypes, or build from scratch using a comprehensive creation system. The Hero's Handbook provides everything you need for hours of adventure in the DC Universe, including all the rules of the game, an overview of the original comic- book setting, and details on major heroes and villains, complete with game information. It's all presented in gorgeous full-color, with art by some of DC's most famous illustrators. Experience super-hero adventure in the world that defined the genre: Become a hero of legend with the DC ADVENTURES Hero's Handbook!

Its going to be released in Print and PDF too - which is a boon as far as I am concerned!


WIth Cover Art by Alex Ross - I really can't wait for this to come out!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Green Hornet Trailer

I have mentioned in an earlier Review, that I am not a Green Hornet fan - the original Series was turgid and dull at its best and bloody awful at its worst IMHO!

HOWEVER I do have to admit, the trailer for the new Green Hornet Movie is pretty cool!