Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Victorian Projects

A few more Vic-sci's in the workings:

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A german "half merge" patrol boat capable of submerging until only the steam exhaust is over the water surface. Combined with other abilities this craft


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An ironclad miniatures walker in the making too... I fancy the prussians will rely heavily on walkers and less on tanks.


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Another Ironclad - a small tankette with MG. I think I'll have three of these in total.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Kaiserliche Marine Schiff "Mathilda" - Prussian Gunboat

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A fine example of the boats that was a common sight during the British-Prussian war of India 1889.

The boat is made from household materials as insulationfoam, cardbord tubing and Svennn The DH Nut's special cardboard rivet strips.

For rules we intend to use our very own blend of "the things we like NOW and then..."

A couple of "concepts" have been discussed:

Troops will be at an advantage if they move and fire in lines. Makes ordering easier, and fire more efficient (in a 1889ish kind of way).

Officers will be crucial to the game and be more free willed. They'll have to take tests to let go of their lust to duel with enemy leaders encountered.

Leaders will take a song of blades and heroes like test to see how many actions they get and can spend them on their troops.

Different actions costs different actions points.. firing cost 1 point... reloading costs another.

Closecombat will generally be less lethal than you'd think... it's going to be more fight and hold until one side runs. A few casualties will sneak in but no wiping the other out in a round or so.

Basic frame for infantry stats and vehicles will be Warhammer 40k 2nd ed. but morale, closecombat will, activation and a couple of other things will be totally different.

These are just primitive drawings of what it'll be in the end.. not saying that it will be formulated into a definitive set at some point - just that we'll have a better idea of the rules later..

Looking really much forward

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Its.....

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Overdue.
Some time ago I asked:




As it turns out, the solution to that equation is.... A cybergiraf! Yup, sure, they are out there, looming in the future. Make sure you tell your grandchildren.


I was going a bit for Victorian Sci-fi feel for the wirering and the implants, with big hoses and clunky, bulky implants. I went all out star-wars on the controll panel. The round thing on the metal howdan is, in time, gonna contain a Cybergiraf commander, once I find the perfect miniature for it.

The hoses were made from tightly wrought coil, theres an old plasma-gun from GW inthere, and a good lot of plastic rod and sheet.

I personally find it very funny to see some WIP pictures, so heres a few for ya.



I regret to admit that I forgot to snap a shot of the giraf before I cut it up. But these will have to do.