Friday, 27 January 2017

Basic Rolepaying (BRP) with miniatures - "Bullseye" Berry

My favourite role playing system is Chaosium's Basic Roleplaying, also known as BRP.

"Bullseye" hunting orcs

BRP has been around as a system since the late 70's in its precursor form Runequest. A few years back Chaosium updated the system synergising their various games (Runequest, Call of Cthulhu, Superworld, Elfquest, Elric Stormbringer, etc) into the one system (BRP) with a stack of optional rules such as hit locations, strike ranks, sanity etc.

My role playing group have for some time now been asking that I bring in the use of miniatures for combat situational awareness rather than just relying on roughly drawn maps and descriptions. I finally relented and decided to find some miniatures that look like the pictures they chose to use for their characters.

The first character I needed to find a miniature for was this girl, "Bullseye" Berry...

Miss Berry herself

Good ol' "Bullseye" is a young ranger lass and she got her nickname through more than one famous critical hit that rescued the party from certain death in the game. So the problem was that I needed to find a nice miniature that looked like it could pass for Miss Berry.

Well Reaper Miniatures to the rescue! They have a nice miniature called Nienna, Elf Ranger (02909 in their catalog). Over the Christmas / New Year break I was finally able to start painting the miniature. And I am proud to say that she made her recent debut on the role playing table only a week ago.

"Bullseye" Berry

So here she is in all her adventuring splendor.

I'll post images of the other three member's of the adventuring team as I complete each one.

To finish off, here's some last pictures of Lady Berry. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

More on those Black Gate Miniature Ogre scuplts

Another update came in from Black Gate Miniatures on the progress of sculpting their Ogres. You can read the full post here.

Work has been pretty hectic of late and so with little to show for my own hobby achievements this month, how about instead I show off more of Black Gate Miniatures excellent work on their 10mm Ogre army Kickstarter.

Ogre Warrior Command

The image above is of the command Ogres that will accompany both the Warrior and Armoured Warrior packs.

5 new sculpts

The second image is of the five new Ogre sculpts that will be part of the Ogre Warrior pack.

Things are moving along nicely with the filling of this Kickstarter. So hope to show off more of the excellent work of Black Gate Miniatures and my Kickstarter reward as well in the coming months.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Project update on the 10mm Ogre Kickstarter by Black Gate Miniatures

Well 2017 is here and it’s high time I posted my first post for the year. I recently received an update on the 10mmOgre Kickstarter by Black Gate Miniatures. So what better way to kick off this year's posts but with a nod to my favourite gaming scale, 10mm!

With Christmas and New Year finished it is time for things to start moving forwards with the sculpting.

Robi has sculpted three more of the Warriors and reckons he will have the rest of miniatures for the Warriors, Armoured Warriors and Cannoneers done by the end of January.

Here is the first glimpse of the new Ogres, with the Kickstarter Warrior in the middle.

Three new warrior scupts!

We are still well on track for the April delivery date.


Ogre forever!

This project is looking great and I can't wait to see the how they turn out in the end. Its a great privilege to be able to support talented sculptors who make wonderful miniatures. And there have been some very talented 10mm sculptors producing excellent miniatures last year. Hat nod to Warmonger Miniatures and Black Gate Miniatures. Keep up the great work!