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Rules and more Rules

So many rules, so little time.booksFrom top to bottom:

  • SAGA – The base rules plus all the expansions in the folder that came with expansion #4. I play this a lot recently.  I have a six point Anglo-Dane warband.
  • Dreadball Season 2
  • Dreadball  - Base rules.  I love Dreadball.  I play the base game only so far.  I have a season 2 team, unpainted.  It will get painted soon.  Dreadball is a ton of fun.
  • Monster Hunter International - The RPG based on the novels.  I GM a campaign.  Lots of fun.  Humans with guns fight monsters – werewolves, zombies, etc…
  • Star Wars Edge Of Empire -  RPG. I do not currently play.  It seems like a fun game.  Unique dice mechanic.
  • Eclipse Phase –  RPG. I am a player in a campaign.  Great game, and the most high quality rulebook here.  Very unique sci-fi setting. The printed book is well worth it’s price, however, the rules are also available for free.  Creative Commons rules!
  • Chain Of Command – Just released (Fall 2013) WWII platoon level rules from Too Fat Lardies.  I’ve not played them yet, but they seem really nice.
  • Gruntz - 15mm Sci-Fi rules.  A great introductory set of rules, and you can add complexity later.  I’ve played them a few times.  Fun.
  • Tomorrows War – Another 15mm Sci-Fi ruleset.  Well reviewed, but overly complex and, frankly, the book is hard to read.  Black text on a busy background.
  • Traveller - I have so many great memories of playing Traveller as a kid in the ’80s.  Sci-Fi RPG.
  • Traveller 5  - Not the “final” Traveller I’d hoped for.  Overly complex.

So, that’s my physical rules collection.  In digital, I’ve got a bunch more, but the only digital rules that are not also here in physical form that I play / want to play are:

  • Quadrant 13 – Company level 15mm Sci-Fi rules.  Seems like a great game.  I’d love to play some day.
  • Full Thrust: Cross Dimensions – Super fun space fleet combat game.  I’ve got two full fleets of minis painted up for this game.  Quick, deadly, tactical space combat.  Free rules, too.

Painting Khurasan’s Female Auxiliaries

I’ve finished my Gruntz army (post coming soon) and I am painting some “character” figures, still in 15mm Sci-Fi, in anticipation of my Traveller 5 rulebook arriving from the Kickstarter.  I ordered a bunch of civilians, aliens, robots, etc from both GZG and Khurasan.

One set from Khurasan is their “15mm Female Auxiliaries in Light Armour with energy weapons (x5)” (TTC-3008). 

unpainted

Here they are cleaned up, before painting.  There was minimal flash, and just some very minor mold lines to take care of.  They cleaned up very quickly.

 

Khurasan Female

And here they are done.  They went pretty quickly, since the body-suits are a solid color.  I spent more time on the hair than anything else.  The painting & wash was done in an evening.

 

Khurasan Female

I did want to do something different for the bases.  Up until now I’ve just done the standard “ground with sand” and maybe some grass.  I did my best to avoid the “pitcher’s mound” and make the base level, but it’s tough without removing the figure’s built in base.

 

Khurasan Female

So, I went with a kind of polished concrete look, with some industrial stuff on it.  I made it shiny with Citadel’s ‘Ardcoat.

I’m pretty happy with how they came out.  I used spackling for the base, as I’ve been doing with my Gruntz army.  I think next time I’ll try Green Stuff.  I just got some to make sandbag terrain with, and I’m eager to try it out.