Gisby's Gaming Blog

October 11, 2017

Mad Dogs With Guns 1

Filed under: Mad Dogs with Guns, Moonraker Miniatures, Pulp Gaming — gisby @ 16:57

When Mad Dogs with Guns was released, we were quite excited. It looked like a fun concept, and Howard and Roderick write fun rules. We weren’t disappointed, the rules are fast and fun, and have a campaign system to tie games together and build your gang.

To this end, I decided to build some more gangsters.

Moonraker Miniatures produces the Dunwich Detective range, designed for 1920’s ‘Eldritch Horror’ games – But they are also great for Roaring 20’s, Bootleggers and Gangsters. There are Cops, Gangsters and Dames – great stuff!

A quick order to Moonraker, and I had a bunch of figures to defend my turf. I decided to do some head swaps, just to get some more variety.

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2006c Gangster with violin case
2006e Gangster loading Revolver
2001f Adventurer/Detective with Pistol

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2006e Gangster loading Revolver (Head swap)
2003b Detective with Pistol
2006c Gangster with violin case (Head swap)

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2003b Detective with Pistol (Head swap)
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2006b Gangster with Tommy-gun (Head swap)

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2006a Gangster with cigar (Head swap)
2003a Detective with Tommy-gun (Head swap)
2006d Gangster with Revolver

I even added a few police, and did a head swap to increase their fire-power.

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2006b Gangster with Tommy-gun (Head swap)
2003c Cop with Nightstick
2003d Cop with Pistol

Of course the figures will also be useful for Horror, Pulp and VBCW, so quite useful all-round.

Now, let the Tommy-guns roar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 6, 2016

Irregular Miniatures Celts

Filed under: Ancients, Celts, Irregular Miniatures, Moonraker Miniatures — gisby @ 17:39

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These are Irregular Miniatures Celts, the three Command figures plus some of the variants of IP29 and IP30. They provide a nice 15-figure General and bodyguard unit.

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These are the Command figures (IP40 a, b, c), unmodified except for replacing the standard shaft with wire.

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The spearmen come with open hands for the wire spears supplied.

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I have heard Irregular described as ‘Old School’ wargaming figures, and I suppose they are. But Irregular was providing codes with head, equipment, and pose variations long before it became fashionable.

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It’s actually nice to see figures that aren’t waving their arms about pointlessly: They fit on their bases and rank up nicely.

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August 5, 2016

Phagon Battle Clones

Filed under: Moonraker Miniatures, Science Fiction — gisby @ 02:46

Nothing much to add: It’s a bunch of Phagon Battle Clones from Moonraker Miniatures. I’m a big fan of the range (and the Phagons themselves.) They are a joy to paint, and paint up so very well.

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I’m using them as proxies for Chigg troops from ‘Space: Above and Beyond.’ They don’t really look a lot like the Chiggs except for being aliens in armour, but they look good, and that’s more important.

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The bodies are dark gunmetal, washed with black, and lightly highlighted with steel. The bronze weapons and copper trim make them quite dazzling in daylight, I wish the photos showed it better.

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Their eyes are painted gold, with a translucent layer of red over them: I was hoping for an amazing effect, or depth, but it just looks red.

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Like the Chiggs, they have troopers with heavy blades instead of bayonets. Very cool.

July 30, 2016

SPACE 1889 again

More of my Martian Mania: Martians for SPACE 1889. None of them were made to be Martians, yet somehow, they fit in well enough.

I’m starting new projects and finishing old ones. Loads of fun.

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The first figures are Elfsera Elves, available as prepainted figures from eM-4 Miniatures.

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I replaced all their weapons with swords, and gave most of them shields.

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This is an old Ral Partha Elf. He too got a new sword and shield.

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A Grenadier Elf from Doug at Moonraker Miniatures.

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These are old, probably Frontier. They were sort of beat up. so I gave them new weapons and shields.

 

 

 

May 30, 2016

Amazon Peltasts

Filed under: Ancients, Moonraker Miniatures — gisby @ 16:44

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When Moonraker Miniatures made the Ludus Gladiators available, I was pleased as punch. I had wanted to make a unit of peltasts from their female gladiator (GLAD07) but she was only available as part of a pre-painted set.

Now it was possible to do so.

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I replaced the swords with wire javelins.

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Because the figures have a wide metal belt and strap-on greaves, they look more Italian than Greek, so I tried to paint the tunics appropriately. But since they are fantasy figures (Amazons) so long as they are colourful they look OK.

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They are based as regular LMI for WRG 6th ed.

 

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