I HAVE FAILED!
I got dragged down a black hole that wargaming produces to trap poor souls (again)!
...last few days my little brother and I playtested the test version of Strane Aeons (that you can try yourself by clicking here)
The ruleset is pretty simple, game is skirmish oriented (but don't be fooled about how you only need 3-5 miniatures per side, it gets costly if you want every single bad guy out there, lol), games can easily be played at home with table being just 2x3 feet. Plus the games are obviously short, then, which is good as my little brother runs out of interest fast, lol.
I wanted to get in the game even before I joined the zombies gamers and I've just crossed my rule about "not starting anything new before you run a NMRIH campaign". I really tried to hold back, but just couldn't do it. Again, the price is quite high, I ordered a main rulebook and an expansion, Morbid adventures. I figured I might as well buy them boght while I'm at it.
This means my blog will branch out a little more, but I will keep it a "horror wargaming blog" nontheless. I will proxy my first few games with my zombie miniatures and I will still paint what I got to paint before I...err..I'll try to paint what I got to paint before I buy anything for SA. The part I see most fun, however, is that I will be able to sculpt some more monster and actually use them in the game, which should give me a bit of a drive to finally finish my shantak (which will end up waaay to small :( ) and start some new ones, namely a night gaunt and a shoggot or other formelss demon and a hound of tindalos. I got quite few ideas, especially for the hound, but sadly, those never come out as planned.
Further blog related, I've played with a design a bit more, still going for a "scap book" look, but I've ditched the font, because I found it (albeit very nice) too hard to read. Also took my time to find a better background. What do you guys think?
Well, thats actually all I had to say. I'm getting some bases and ball bearings from Carl at Grekwood miniatures, which I will use for my little sculpts, I've painted 2 of the brummbars I was talking about and I've managed to try my matte varnish spray on them, soaked one.
Because blog post without a picture looks silly and nobody bother reading it, here is a nice picture of Wilbur's twin brother, the Dunwich horror:
See you in few days with some real pictures,