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Offline H.M.Stanley

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Blood on the Sands [new project]
« on: July 11, 2013, 09:56:26 AM »
Furt kindly agreed to my play-testing BotS. I'll keep all my posts on this thread from now on.

The fellas and i are enthused! 5 of the guys have agreed to help and there is much talk of arenas, biscuit tins [no change there] and figures.

A small modelling project, a few figures, potentially a great set of rules ... what's not to like.

Those of us about to paint/play, salute you Furt/Doc!

James
« Last Edit: July 12, 2013, 03:00:58 PM by H.M.Stanley »
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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 01:13:19 PM »
The rules are good - you've got some fun coming!

Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 01:18:01 PM »
The rules are good - you've got some fun coming!

To be fair, i haven't read them through yet.

They look good, certainly with the working example from Furt posted yesterday  :)

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 02:51:57 PM »
Today ... i have mostly been painting ... Gladiators

ABW Nice John and i are going to have our first game of Blood on the Sands

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 02:59:32 PM »


The sand/pva hasn't dried yet and i'm undecided whether to just leave as is (with a thin coat of pva to seal it) or do my usual paint and drybrush

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 09:26:07 PM »
Nice start, keep it up!

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2013, 09:53:04 PM »
Looking good. :)

My vote goes for paint and drybrushed on your bases.

I have just finished the first gladiator for my Ludus. And was contemplating what to do with the base. To my mind just leaving the sand as is just doesnt look right. Painting it completes the figure in my opinion.
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Offline Ray Earle

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 10:16:01 PM »
Great looking gladiators.  :D Agree with Malamute, painting the bases will finish them off nicely.
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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 10:46:43 PM »
Today ... i have mostly been painting ... Gladiators

ABW Nice John and i are going to have our first game of Blood on the Sands

The gladiators look great! I'd go for painting the bases too.  :)

Looking forward to seeing an AAR.
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Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2013, 07:58:36 AM »
Thanks fellas. I agree with you ~ painting the bases will finish the figures properly ..

Just finishing reading up.

Furt - Gaming on Thursday with AAR to follow  :)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2013, 07:21:30 AM by H.M.Stanley »

Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 07:31:18 AM »
Ok, i read through the rules, cut out the counters (my better half threatened to turn the fan on high at one point just to see my reaction ... to be fair, she was gardening while i was swinging the lead  :D*) and solo-tested my first game ready for Nice John on Thurs.

I used a Myrmillo v Thraex. Myrmillo had a little more Stamina, the Thraex was more Skilful.

Lots of back and forth with first blood to the Thraex (even knocking his opponent's helmet off at one stage) but the Myrmillo's armour told in the end with the Thraex eventually exhausted & surrendering. Huge fun and very atmospheric.

Highlight was the Thraex being backed up against a wall for a couple of minutes, keeping his footing and then coming out swinging!

I kept it simple, no Traits but realized after that i had forgotten to apply the Crowd's Favour

An AAR after the game Thurs with photos

PS i bought a cheap 12" cake-base which will form the base of the arena. Just need to work out how best to apply the Hexes (cloth or paper)

*I'd done my bit earlier and had earned brownie-points/time off for good behaviour
« Last Edit: July 15, 2013, 07:38:08 AM by H.M.Stanley »

Offline GordonKhartoum

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 07:53:01 AM »
ANOTHER new project H.M.S. must be the hot weather getting to you.

For the arena how about cutting the hexes from thick card and glueing them on with a small gap between each hex. Sand over the whole lot leaving small recesses between the hexes?

G.K.

Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 08:05:01 AM »
ANOTHER new project H.M.S. must be the hot weather getting to you.

For the arena how about cutting the hexes from thick card and glueing them on with a small gap between each hex. Sand over the whole lot leaving small recesses between the hexes?

G.K.

That sounds suspiciously doable old boy. Not interested by any chance?  :D

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Re: Blood on the Sands [new project]
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2013, 08:21:05 AM »
I used a Myrmillo v Thraex. Myrmillo had a little more Stamina, the Thraex was more Skilful.

Lots of back and forth with first blood to the Thraex (even knocking his opponent's helmet off at one stage) but the Myrmillo's armour told in the end with the Thraex eventually exhausted & surrendering. Huge fun and very atmospheric.

Highlight was the Thraex being backed up against a wall for a couple of minutes, keeping his footing and then coming out swinging!

I kept it simple, no Traits but realized after that i had forgotten to apply the Crowd's Favour

An AAR after the game Thurs with photos

Great news that all went fairly smoothly Stanley. Sounds like you experienced a pretty exciting match regardless.  :)

Looking forward to an AAR with lots of pics. Try the Traits next match (if you roll any) and the Crowd Favour is fairly integral to the surrendering (missio) mechanic.

For the arena how about cutting the hexes from thick card and glueing them on with a small gap between each hex. Sand over the whole lot leaving small recesses between the hexes?

Some folks have been getting mdf hexes cut and using them in a similar fashion. I'd hate to have to line them up "square" though.

 

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