It’s coming alive! I hit a speed bump, a big one actually…I decided to use green-stuff for the cobblestone fireplace/chimney and it’s taking forever to shape each stone, texture it, and attach. I’ll finish that so it looks equal but i’ll have to think of an alternative method for larger areas later. I wanted to add a first story to the inn, sort of a base made of stone as well. I might look into those plastic sheets with pre-stamped stones on them. Also, I wanted to add cobblestone pathways in the village.

Anyways, the inn is coming along ok, Ill add a bar inside for where the innkeeper would have been, perhaps with some shields hanging on the walls. A couple of half-haning doors in some of the rooms, some planks and ladders too, for sure. Oh, a sign for the Crooked Moon as well…no ideas yet for what this will look like. Thanks for looking.

Ludwig Schwarzhelm

Well,  Eric came over for an instruction in Space Hulk and handed me a can of whup-ass! We played the first mission in Games Workshop’s Space Hulk, Suicide Mission. The Space Marine player has one squad of 5 Blood Angels (Sergeant armed with a storm bolter and power sword, one Space Marine armed with a heavy flamer and power fist, and three Space Marines armed with a storm bolters and power fists. The Blood Angels win by firing the flamer at  any square in the Launch Control Room, in order to prevent any genestealers escaping via escape pods. In the pic above, Brother Ramirez makes a solo run towards the Control Room with some Genestealers fresh on his tail, no time to turn around and to confront his predators, he steadfastly keeps to his mission and scorches the Control Room with Promethium and achieves his goal! Did Brother Ramirez  manage to escape upon victory? (Click the pics for larger)

Check back soon for EXTERMINATE (Mission II)!

I decided on the Crooked Moon as the Inn’s name, thank you to it’s author VINCE. Well, I hope this works, not much now, but you get the idea…I plan to add a fireplace and chimney (stone) and bunch of ladders and planks to connect the various floors and such. Maybe even a dilapidated bar and some broken bottles and barrels…anyone know where I can buy some mini bottles and barrels online?

Ian and I played the first scenario, Brother Against Brother, of Horus Heresy the board game by Fantasy Flight Games. This is a GREAT game! A serious must own for fans of 4oK and/or Fantasy Flight Games. I admit I was skeptical at first, it has a lot of red flags at first thought, it’s very expensive, it’s only 2 player, and the rules book is a beast. But the art of the cards and board are absolutely amazing, the playing pieces are well detailed, and the game is…well, very fun and simple!\

Well, I was the Imperial Army (the gray tanks and gray titan above) and I thought I had the traitors surrounded and beaten above until he played an order card which lead to events that forced my two tank divisions to corrupt to the temptations of chaos:( Thus, their bases were swapped to black bases and were then controlled by Ian and used against me:( Shown below.

He later dropped these forces of Slaanesh from his ship, The Vengeful Spirit, from orbit, a titan, daemon host, some troops, and  unit of chaos space marines, ouch! I had the opportunity to blast them with my fortified defense laser shown above and missed every single unit! Crap-are you kidding me?!:)

Well, after some poor risk management, Horus and the traitors achived victory on Terra by securing all 4 spaceports uncontested (the four white circles) which would eventually squeeze the Emperor in the center palace. Great great game…go play this immediately.

Updated: Mordheim Inn

Well, since the last blog on the inn I have added a “second” floor or loft which will have a ladder since the comets shrapnel probably destroyed the stairwell…I added some hard wood flooring, wall paper, a window, a tile roof and exterior stucco. This is merely one room of the inn, I still plan to do the main center building and another 2 adjoining wings. Probably stone walls underneath and a stone fireplace and chimney as well.

Congratulations to Sigur (Austria) for his winning “Cheerleader”. He will receive the Gorgon Studios Exclusive Human Blitzer shown before. Hopefully he will paint it up and share his pics! Thanks to our guests judges and our participants, this was fun. Stay tuned for future themed contests.