Saturday, 28 July 2018

Paint Table Saturday#247

I just thought I would share a quick 'Paint Table Saturday' post today.  Nothing too earth shattering, but the last few bits and pieces needed for the upcoming 'Witchfinder General' game.  It has been slow progress of late, with painting restricted to the mornings or evenings, due to the temperatures.  Not that you will find me complaining, especially as we are on holiday, but when the paint dries on the brush before you have time to get it on the model then it is probably an idea to try something different. 
Once again, I seem to have got slightly sidetracked with the little extras and non playing characters, but I am hoping that these will all add to the feel of the game.  I did, however take advantage of the fact that the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry' had hit the golf course the other day and started collecting together the terrain and miniatures required, before having a little play through with the rules.
One of those little extras mentioned are my 'Shaken' markers.  I had planned to use a couple of dead or wounded miniatures from either 'Redoubt Enterprises' or 'Warlord Games', both of which I had ordered in advance, but tried something a little bit different instead.  I have glued some 'Lego' hens to MDF bases and given them a quick spray with an acrylic aerosol.  Now each 'Shaken' unit will have the ignominy of been escorted by their Yellow Chicken until they pass a morale test and rally themselves!
As I am hoping to use the Donnybrook rules from 'The League of Augsburg', albeit in a pared down fashion, the rest of my day will be putting together lists and creating character cards for the different units.  

37 comments:

  1. Love that idea with the chickens made me laugh out loud!!

    Cheers Roger.

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  2. Terrain and models look very promising so far. It seems that it going to be a great looking game!

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    1. I do hope so, last few things need to be done this week.

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  3. Some great looking painting on the table Michael, and the scenery on show looks impressive, the chicken token is brilliant, can't imagine any one wanting to have one of those escorting them round the table

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    1. Thank you Dave, yes the shame of been called chicken, but hopefully they will stand out and make shaken units easier to recognise.

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  4. The Yellow Chicken. Great idea!

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    1. The original notion stems from the Witchfinder General rules that I have brought across to represent shaken in Donnybrook.

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  6. Quality, what a great visual and humourous addition to your game.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you Ross, hoping that it all helps to make for an enjoyable game.

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  7. Love the chickens. I suppose one way to get the Morale up would be to "egg" the peasantry on to use "fowl" language

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    1. Thank you Paul and again masterfowl punning.

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  8. Interesting array of projects, Michael.

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    1. Hopefully it will all come together this weekend.

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  9. great fun, enjoy the game!

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  10. Great idea with the chicken markers!

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  11. Chicken markers made me laugh. A very very nice idea. One I may copy!

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    1. Please do Clint, the gloss acrylic spray makes them quite durable too.

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  12. Oh the shame a yellow chicken following you around, that Sir is brilliant LOL

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    1. Thank you Frank, hopefully they ill feel more inclined to rally!

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  13. Great idea using the Chicken markers!

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    1. Thank you Ray, easy to pick up than tokens too.

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  14. Love those yellow chickens :) What an interesting concept! Hmmm ... now what would be the 'ornithological visual antonym' to a yellow chicken if the character is brave ... a pigeon? :)

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    1. Thank you and what a great question, perhaps a robin or an eagle.

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  15. Nice post, Michael. Looks like your Witchfinder game will be oozing atmosphere and the chicken markers are inspired. I am curious about your mat though - Urbanmatz? Or another manufacturer? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    1. Thank you Jez, looking forward to seeing everything in action, as it were. The mat on the table is a custom cut (4' x 3') grass mat from Deep Cut Studio. However, the shot with the villagers and the chicken marker was taken on a little 2' x 2' skirmish board that I had made and using for testing the rules and setting up photographs.

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  16. I'm always thiking about how to replace counters to get a better 'look' on the tabletop and the 'chicken' is a superb idea!

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    1. Thank you Joe, I find it difficult to pick up flat counters without sending terrain and miniatures flying, but these seem to work well.

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  17. What a most excellent idea for Shaken markers! Nice find Michael!

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    1. Thank you Terry, looking forward to seeing them strutting around the table at the weekend.

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  18. Very nice start on these, Michael. Seeing some of the civilians, particularly the "womenfolk" reminded me that I hope to add some to my Peninsular games.

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