Monday, November 30, 2009

TETSUJIN 28: Guardian of Kobe

Bigger than big! A full scale statue of the classic manga/anime robot Tetsujin 28 (aka Gigantor) has been built in Kobe, Japan.
Photo by Daisuke Ishizuka. © 2009 Kobe Tetsujin Project.

TETSUJIN 28-GO (Tetsujin Nijyu-Hachi-Go) is a popular robot comic (launched 1956) and animation TV series (1963) created by Mr. Mitsuteru Yokoyama. The animated series was aired in America as the English dubbed GIGANTOR (1966).

Sunday, November 29, 2009


This needs to be posted....

Gacked from
Games Workshop declares war on best customers. Again.

Dan sez, "Game publisher and miniature manufacturer Games Workshop just sent a cease and desist letter to, telling them to remove all fan-made players' aids. This includes scenarios, rules summaries, inventory manifests, scans to help replace worn pieces -- many of these created for long out of print, well-loved games. GW did this shortly after building a lot of good will by re-releasing their out of print game 'Space Hulk' to much hoopla. And it's not their first attack on their biggest fans"

No doubt those of you who have supported Games Workshop in the past by creating files for use with their games will have noticed they are all being deleted from BGG at the behest of their lawyers.

So here's a little paeon to the games that I spent many hours creating rules summaries and reference sheets for that are no longer available here. They're still at my personal site, but I don't imagine they'll be there for long.

No doubt they'll be more items on this list before long.

The Games Workshop Files Purge of '09

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy 40TH to you Green Slime!

40 years ago this month a movie that changed my life made its debut at the Eagle Theater in New York City that turned me into the crazy science fiction and horror fan I am today.
The Green Slime!

The story: A group of astronauts set out to stop a giant asteroid on a collision course with the planet Earth. They land on the asteroid, plant explosive charges and destroy it. Afterwards they return to the staging area, a space station called Gamma 3 in orbit around the Earth.

Unfortunately, a scientist from the mission has unwittingly carried a luminous-green substance on the leg of his spacesuit which quickly mutates into one-eyed, tentacled monsters with the ability to discharge lethal bolts of electricity.

The Gamma 3 crew fends off the alien creatures with their laser-based weaponry, only to discover the creatures feed off the energy which, in turn, allows them to multiply rapidly, sprouting the new creatures from their blood. As the creatures overrun the station the crew continues to fight back against overwhelming odds.

This was a Japanese American joint venture, it had everything a young boy needs, action, adventure, lasers, Spacemen, monsters, and green slime! What else do you need really? I want to thank the creators of this romp for making me the happy geek I am today.
Happy anniversary to you Green Slime and many more!
On You tube!

This looks pretty cool...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Taking pictures again....

It's been a long time, but I'm painting some stuff...
here's a few shots...

Dark Angel Dreadnoughts the one on the right is OOP.

Slannesh Demons and cavalrymen

Nurgle Demons

More Demons
An old ED 209 Toy I use as a Knight

Doom Demons

Dark Angels


And some new scenery from Bill

It's getting closer!

Terror campaign notes...

Since nobody else is writing up anything for a campaign (my local group), I’m going to make a go at it. This is based on the Codex Eye of Terror, from Version 3; I will of course update this for version 5. The system for this mega battle is in the Drax system, nine worlds surrounding an M class star, six of the worlds contain mega cities aka hives, two of the worlds are farm worlds, and one is a death planet.

The prime world is Drax; this is the governing planet for the system. This planet has no less then three Hive cities, Blackmyer, The Rook, and Acre. The planet has two space ports, and six military installations. The next planet is Tabor Prime, an industrial world primarily utilized by the military to supply the empire with weapons and munitions.

Here’s the list of the planets.
Drax: Governing planet - Mixed
Tabor Prime: Industrial world - Ice
Armagon: Industrial world – Fair
Setmore: Hive world – Swamp
Baracus: Hive world – Desert
Oubliette: Industrial world – Mixed
Triden: Farming world –Mixed
Hyborn: Farming world –Mixed
Darkness Alpha: Death world – Mixed
The Terror incidents…
Tabor Prime, Stardate 40.397.2
On the main continent of Viridian Magus, a small set of ruins have been discovered under the ice fields. It appears to be an Eldar construct, a wraithbone portal of some kind, it seems to still be powered, and Imperial agents have been dispatch to investigate.

Hyborn, Stardate 40.397.6
Six farming communities have become silent after a night of terrible storms; no communications have reach these outposts, planetary defense forces have been dispatched to investigate.

Baracus orbit, Stardate 40.397.7
Ultramarine Strike station Beta has contact with Alien vessel in orbit around second moon, interceptors launched will report findings.

The campaign will work like this, this system is controlled by the Empire of Man, what this means is the Imperial player will control six out of the nine worlds to begin with. Three of the worlds are under attack by Aliens, Chaos (me and Robert), Eldar (Frank), and Orks (Jarrett). These will be planet strike attacks, but the planets are not prepared and will only have half the normal points to set up their defenses. Control of the planets will dictate points for troops, special powers, and resources.
Drax: 3000 points, the planet has two regions (1500 points per region)
All forces are available.
Tabor Prime: 1500 points, the planet has three regions (500 points per region)
Support troops
Armagon: 1500 points, the planet has three regions (500 points per region)
Support troops
Setmore: 1000 points, the planet has two regions (500 points per region)
Elite and troops
Baracus: 1000 points, the planet has two regions (500 points per region)
Elite and troops
Oubliette: 1500 points, the planet has three regions (500 points per region)
HQ and troops
Triden: 500 points, the planet has one region.
Hyborn: 500 points, the planet has one region.
Darkness Alpha: 1500 points, the planet has three regions (500 points per region)
Troops and elites
Plus the controller can place 500 points of “monsters” to help with defense.
More will be posted soon...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hello November!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything; I’ve been so busy with the season and playing the Left 4 Dead 2 demo. My wife and I had a wonderful fifth wedding anniversary and Halloween was filled with a lot of win, now it’s November and the winter winds are coming. My local gaming group is getting together this weekend coming up and I might be using a Demon army or a classic Witch Hunter’s army, I’m not sure which.
About the Left 4 Dead 2 demo, it rocks! I’ve played online with some of my work buddies and my brother, the game play is insane and the new weapons, infected, and the graphic gore are amazing! The melee weapons are cool, in the demo you get to use the police baton, the machete, the frying pan, and the guitar! (Kabong!) Let me just say I see a lot of time online with my X-box for sure. Here are some videos for one of the installments Hard Rain:

Cool stuff!

I will post a battle report about this weekend games, and my son and I are starting a Fallout 3 game that we are going to run at Dexcon, more about that later. -Cheers
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