Thursday, 19 April 2018

Sellswords and Spellslingers: First Solo Game, Turn 10

Rhagador started out with a double blunder, and the first sent on another Troll (Wild Man of Dunland as stand-in this time

The 'Troll' did not seem to have any interest in eating our heroes, and wandered towards the South table edge.

The other Event activated the lone Orc Warrior still keeping Rhagador busy (if no Horde is present, always activate Minion, first, when drawing this card.

The Orc almost landed a blow, but Rhagador's shield again saved the day!


Time had come to swing back at the Orc, and this time the Righteous Wrath of God found its mark.

Shaggram faired a tad better, but still managed to draw the attention of a rummaging band of Orc Warriors coming from the South.

Apparent thinking that burning a Troll to death would make a good tale to tell if he should reach an inn that night, the Wizard cast a Fireball at the oblivious creature - but again without harming it!

He used his other action moving towards the exit point of Finghal and Argesïl.

Another turn finished, and nothing at present standing between the heroes and a safe escape. Things looked bright. Maybe too bright?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sellswords and Spellslingers: First Solo Game, Turn 9

Rhagador rolled, and I seem to have gone number-blind, because I once more took a '9' for a '6'.

The first Event activated the Horde he was fighting, and with '18' he swiftly mauled an Orc into the ground.

The other Event was a Trap!, but as Rhagador was still on the safe half of the table, the card was ignored and reshuffled into the Event Deck

The Cleric then used his Action to fight the remaining Orc, but was bested - luckily his Shield deflected the blow!

Shaggram got three Actions, and decided to try withering down the Troll still meandering about in his path.

The Spell succeeded, but was not able to harm the Monster. Was Shaggram running out of luck?

He tried again, this time with full effect!

The Troll took DMG 2, and the Wizard used his remaining Action to move in a north-eastern direction.

Our heroes are still standing. Can it continue? We shall see in Turn 10!

Table Decoration

As mentioned in an earlier post, I am making some 'terrain-bases' to break up my dirt tables (one at a time).

Here is how far I got with the first one, yesterday.

And, today I finished gluing sand on the surface - if I have the time tomorrow, I shall seal the sand with diluted white glue, and then slab some paint on Friday (otherwise, it will be sealed Friday, and painted later, the Powers know when...). The plan is to put some patches of static grass on it when painted.

Springtime in the Backyard

Earlier today, after I finished digging the veggie garden, I took the camera for a stroll in the backyard, and I was greeted with a meeow from a tall elderbush.

Our eldest cat, Kitte, is always happy with company outside.

The birches along the creek still have no leaves, but I am certain, they will be all green in a few days time, as we have over 20 degrees C, now.

I have found the charger for the lawnmower battery, and I expect to try starting the mower up tomorrow afternoon, after letting the battery charge for six-seven hours.

The lawn in the frontyard needs mowing soon, so if the mower needs service, it is about time I find out about it.

Last year, a clamour of rooks started nesting in some of our tall trees in the backyard. I got a permit to have a licensed hunter regulate them by shooting the offspring, but the spring was so cold that they hatched after the foliage popped out, and the hunter was not able to see the damn birds.

I am about to get a permit this year, too (and next year I shall apply for a permit to shoot the adults before they start breeding - I know some others in town got that this year).

Well, hopefully we can keep the numbers down, because even with only 10 nests, they make so much noise that it is a real nuisance, and they shit all over the place (not to mention they plunder the nests of smaller birds, severely reducing the number of those in the vicinity).

A real pest, no matter what bird-lovers may think of it!

Harbinger Rising... or Something...

Just finished cleaning up the Harbinger, and giving him a rough treatment with a brass brush to get rid of that 'old lead' yellowish tint. Only needs his left forehand glued on, and some filler put on the base, and he is ready to get primed.

I know I wrote that I would clean him up little by little, but I could not put him down when I started, so here we are!

I also found the two swarms of 'Darkwings' he was supposed to use for attacking foes in Chronopia - not quite sure what to use them for right now, but I think I shall paint them up for the sake of completeness.

Veggie Garden all Cleared!

Finally got the last corner of the veggie garden dug and cleared of weeds. If the 'Sava' spuds have all gotten sprouts, Lea and I shall plant them Sunday, I think (and we shall probably also remove the plastic from the Hamlet rows - spring has come full throttle here, now, the forecast promising about 20 degrees Celsius today and the next couple of days).

Tuesday, 17 April 2018


A couple of years ago, I bought some second hand lots of Citadel LotR minis, and among those was this painted Mordor Troll, which had lost its right hand and its left arm.

I have now glued the parts back on, and the big guy is ready to do service in games needing Trolls - like Sellswords & Spellslingers, which I expect to be playing quite a bit.