Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dangerous Dames.....with names like Uschi and Gretta and so on....

Here are some companions for the Mysterious Metal Headed-Nazi(I think that name is gonna catch on). These are the She-Wolves from Pulp Figures.

Ilsa is distracted by strudel off in the distance.

The ladies await orders. Ilsa sees more strudel.

This picture reminds me of the time in high school when a buddy of mine wanted to go on a date with this girl but she wouldn't go out with him unless he found a date for her best friend with the "good personality" who was "a lot of fun". Needless to say I ended up with the girl on the right.....oh but neither of those girls were part of the SS.

Uber Hitler goes in for what's called a "Mechanized Deuce Goose"
"Diese Sind einige feine Eselsweibchen!"

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In Search of the Lair of Kong Fang! Where Heroes Dare!!!

So we got together tonight to playtest Doctor Merkury's Where Heroes Dare!(available from Iron Ivan Games and fine game retailers everywhere) scenario for Cold Wars in a couple of weeks. This was actually the middle of 3 scenarios the good doctor will be running and allowed us to break in the Great Wall of China table he built. This scenario set heroes trying to uncover the entrance to Kong Fang's underground lair against the villians trying to keep the heroes out. Be warned that most of the pictures I have, concern only what was happening on my side of the table and this battle report will be told through a very selfishly skewed lens :o) The Heroes side of the table: Two Teams of American Rocket Troopers and a team of elite characters.

The Elite Heroes maneuvering towards the Great Wall. Our Heroes: The Shadow, Professor Frankenbeans, and Lobster Johnson

A Red Rocket squad led by Sgt. Swift Advances

Kong Fang and his loyal Fu-Dog move safely behind the cover of their animated statue.....OF DOOM

Lobster Johnson stares blankly at a DARE! location as if to say "I'm really more of a 'killin' stuff' kind of guy, not so much a 'figurin' out stuff kind of guy"(that was Doctor Merkury's not mine). Meanwhile mere feet away the Shadow learns that, no matter how badass his crimson scarf looks, pistols just have very little effect on a giant animated bronze statue......OF DOOOOOOM

The villians manage to locate Kong Fang's secret entrance, and have 3 turns left to defend it. "Hey! They got a giant animated bronze statue of doom over here nice for them."

Professor Frankenbeans starts to make his way towards the secret entrance, on his way he managed to disintegrate a cultist and a Chinese henchman. Meanwhile, The Shadow managed to unearth some evil chanting pottery.....OF DOOOOOM. The evil chanting psyches out the characters causing anyone activating within 12" to take a Maxie test to be able to activate. This really slowed down Kong Fang and his animated bronze statue.......OF DOOOOOOOM.

I'm like the Annie Liebowitz of miniature photography...... No I'm just kidding, I'm like a retarded monkey with a broken Polaroid

Kong Fang's seductive daughter and her zombie minions enter the guard house ruins to head the elite characters off at the pass......meanwhile the US Red Rockets are outside....doing stuff.

I was certain this moment spelled the doom of Lobster Johnson and Professor Frankenbeans, somehow Lobster Johnson managed to strike down Kong Fang's daughter (I keep calling her that because I forget the character's name...let's call her Ding Dong). So anyway once Ding Dong was struck down all of Ding Dong's zombies collapsed.....Ding Dong.
So in summary, our game of Where Heroes Dare could have been called Where Heroes Achieve Mediocrity and Shame. Outside some of the Red Rockets managed to get up to the secret entrance but were immediately pinned so they could not contest the location. The "elite" heroes made it halfway across the guard house ruins, and managed to bag up a respectable body count while taking little damage themselves, but they just couldn't cover enough ground to help out.
The game was a ton of fun, there were good friends, and delicious pie. Life is good.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Behold The Crimson Hand!

Here are my Pulp Figures Gas Mask Cultists. Man I am on a roll this year....well for me anyway ;o) These guys may or may not be coming to the aid of Kong Fang in the upcoming Where Heroes Dare playtest. Doctor Merkury says the game will need 47 players, I told him he's gonna need to apply for a permit from the Fire Marshall for all the people he wants to invite to my house....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Captain Icarus and the Red Rockets Reporting for Duty Sir!

Okay, so that was one of my more gay blog post titles, not that there's anything wrong with that. At any rate here are my U.S. Rocket Corps troops ready to go for Doctor Merkury's Cold War playtest this month. Here's a group photo of the gang. I wanted to have a backdrop with a nice peaceful Autumn scene, a wooden fence, and Captain Icarus leaning on half a wagon wheel and also to have all the guys look slightly to the left of the camera with their heads tilted like my family photos we had to take as kids, but I just couldn't get any cooperation.

Here's Captain Icarus.....

...or maybe this is Captain Icarus. I don't know yet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I finally finished some stuff in 2010!

Alright so I got tired of Doctor Merkury telling me I need to put posts up on my blog, so I finally got some stuff done. Not much, but here are the first of many pulp figures that my loving wife got me for Christmas. This first guy is the evil Nazi leader with his mysterious metal head. The swatstika (is that how you spell that?Meh) was a giant pain in the butt. After about 7 tries I was about to say to hell with it, draw a happy face on the armband and call him "Repentant Mysterious Metal Head Nazi". Doctor Merkury would love it.....
I have the "She Wolves" pack from Pulp Figures that I will paint up as a hench-woman group for this guy

Here is the Crimson Skull. The Original character's face was the inspiration for the Misfits band logo.

The Mighty Tor Johnson......I love it

And finally, the weed of crime bears bitter fruit! I can finally say that I own my own Shadow figure an I'm really jazzed about that. I think on deck are going to be my rocket troops to use in a test run of a Where Heroes Dare! game that is being run at Cold Wars.