Monday, 29 June 2020


Finally I decided to convert and paint my G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. (Vehicle: Attack: Multi Purpose), using the metal kit with driver, passeger and gun. The model of the VAMP is an old gi joe toy in small scale I bought on ebay. The final result is not bad, quite good.


Wednesday, 24 June 2020

"Sierra Gordo" Guerrillas

A group shot of the "Sierra Gordo" Guerrillas with 6 new painted miniatures.

Sunday, 21 June 2020


Today I played my second Solo game with the expansion of Palaeo Diet: Pulp.
The scenario is simple: the adventurers must secure at least one Bulk worth of Kills per Adventurer and at least three members of the party must survive at the end of turn 10.

Year 1508, Somewhere in the Caribbean.
Cesare Borgia lead another expedition in the so-called Mysterious Lost Island of Dragons. The goal is to kill or capture the largest number of the native monsters and sell them to rich merchants in Hispaniola. With the money he will finance his expedition to find the lost city of Eldorado.

 Overview of the board:

The Borgia's "Conquistatori", Legione "Aut Caesar aut nihil" (9 models)

Cesar Borgia w/sword on Dragone (Club, Hungry, Hunter, Bulk 3)
Fleissige Bertha w/sword (Club, Hunter)
Borso De Calis w/arquebus (Shotgun, Big Game Hunter)
Corrado Portinari w/arquebus (Shotgun, Big Game Hunter)
Leonardo Ziani w/crossbow (Bow, Cowardly)
Naldo Foscarini w/crossbow (Bow, Cowardly)
Rinaldo Berardi w/Halberd (Spear)
Pandolfo De Albertis w/Halberd (Spear)
Baldo Da Milano w/Falconetto cannon (Bazooka)

 The legionaries open fire and wound some of the prey that are scared and flee.

A small herbivore dragon is killed by the fire of the Arquebus, while the others flee. Cesar barely controls the hunger of his mount, excited by the sight and smell of blood.
Cesar: "The first kill of the day! Well done men! Quiet Bucefalo, my fierce companion, it's not time for satisfy your hunger!"

Bucefalo, the dragon mount of Cesar is restless, and his master could barely control him. Meanwhile the legionaries continue in their hunt. injuring some of the herbivores on the run.

 Another herbivore is killed while Cesar is still trying to control is hungry mount.

The two puppies of the Giant Herbivore are wounded by the fire of the Legionaries and try to flee with their mother, while another herbivore is killed.
While Cesar is busy with the restless Bucefalo, Fleissige Bertha take the lead and guide the Halberdiers toward the fleeing animals.
Bertha: "Follow me, meine Kameraden! The day is still young!"

Finally Cesar grants a quick meal to Bucefalo, then he will be sated and under control again.

With a great shot, Naldo Foscarini the crossbowman kill another herbivore with a one shot.
Naldo: "Nice shot! My lord will be satisfied!"

Another poor herbivore is killed, slaughtered by cruel blades, the legionaries advance is relentless while animals flee but one of the Halberdier and Bertha are injured.
Bertha: "Gott mit uns! Don't let them get away!"

One of the puppy is killed by and Arquebusier, while his brother and mother flee.
Cesar: "We are massacring them, keep moving forward!"

An arquebusier injures a big herbivore, then the animal furiously charge him and injure him too. Cesar charge the beast and seriously hurts him.
Cesar: "Don't be afraid men! Knock down the monster!"

The last puppy is finally dead, some pitiful critters are killed from the legionaries too. The other giant dragons flee.
The big herbivore is taken is wounded but it is taken alive, it will be worth much more alive.
Cesar : "Capture the big bald dragon! Alive, it is worth how much it weighs in gold!" 
At the end of the 10 turn, the Legion gain 21 bulk from the 11 animals killed or captured. Winning the scenario.

Eldorado small Pyramid

My first pulp Eldorado/maya building: a scratch built small pyramid done with an Hape maya pyramid mould sand.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Eldorado Maya Statues and Ruins

A group shot of the eldorado maya with the statues and ruins I've painted yesterday.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

[Battle Report] Hero for DUNGEONQUEST

Today I played my second SOLO game with the classic 1987 year boardgame DUNGEONQUEST, using my painted miniature from Heroes for DUNGEONQUEST: Sir Roland the Knight.

The object of the game is to enter the ruins of Dragonfire Castle at dawn when the castle's guardian dragon falls asleep, navigate a labyrinth to the dragon's hoard at the center of the castle, and exit the castle.

Sir Roland looked  up at the castle, which was bathed in an ankward sunlight, which softened the grim image that was burned in his mind. "There isn't a man alive now who has been into the Castle and returned".

Overview of the board:

 Sir Roland meet some Vampire Bats in a room.
"Loathsome creatures! You won't stop me from going on!"

Sir Roland find a Dead Adventurer and collects from his corpse some Golden Guineas 20GP.
"Poor man! May he rest in peace..."

Sir Roland meet a Mounain Troll in a Room, he choose to Wait & See and the Troll Flee.
"Pitiful coward! I thought the monsters of this castle were more courageous..."

Sir Roland receive a Sneak Attack from a Troll (probably the same that fled), he is injured but defeat the Troll. "Vile creature! This will be your last heinousness! Prepare to DIE!"

Sir Roland find another Dead Adventurer and collects a Necklace 150GP from the Corpse.
"Another poor man perished in this diabolical place... I'm sorry good man, but you will not need this treasure anymore..."

Sir Roland finally arrive in the Treasure Room. He is lucky, the Dragon is sleeping. He collects two Treasure of 250GP and 2200GP value.
"Blessed be the gods... The Dragon is sleepy..."

The Torch of Sir Roland Goes Out, but he will turn the flashlight back on in the next turn.

 Sir Roland find a Crypt, inside it there is a Potion.

 Sir Roland try to open a closed door but it is jammed shut.

Sir Roland meet a Mountain Troll he choose to Wait & See and fight with him. He is injured but defeat the Troll.
"This place abounds of disgusting Trolls!" DIE horrible creature!"

Sir Roland find another Crypt, but there is a Trap inside.
"It's a TRAP!"

Sir Roland is attacked by a Giant Spider, he is injured and will defeat it in the next turn.
"Another Monster! Seem that the Gods abandoned me! But I will not give up!"

Sir Roland find another Dead Adventurer collecting a Potion that he will use to cure himself in the next turn. "Thanks dear friend, your healing potion will save me."

Unfortunatelly, Sir Roland meet his fate in the next room. A Bottomless pit. He roll a 7 with d12, more than his agility of 4 and then could not avoid to fall on it.
"YAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaargggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! ... ?! By the Gods! This pit seem really Bottomless!"

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

[Pulp Alley Battle Report] The Looting of the Insecticons

Yesterday I played a SOLO Pulp Alley game with my Transformers miniatures.
I was the Dinobot player while I used the Insecticons as bots.


"The Dinobot Island was attacked by the Distructor (Decepticons) and their allies Insecticons, they collected many energon cubes from the natural resources of the island but must flee after the counterattack of the angry Dinobots. However the ravenous Insecticons are trying to flee with all the energon cubes they can carry. The Dinobots must top them."

Overview of the board and deployment of the leagues:

The Leagues:

DINOBOTS 10 slots (3 models)
Perk (4): Company of Heroes, Animals

Leader (0): TIRAN (Grimlock)
H d12 B 5d10 S - D 3d8 M 5d12 F 3d8 C 2d8
Abilities: Big, Brute, Moxie, Muscles of Steel, Burst Fire

Sidekick (3): Tricex (Slag)
H d10 B 5d8 S - D - M 5d10 F 3d6 C 2d6
Abilities: Big, Brute, Burst Fire

Sidekick (3): Bronto (Sludge)
H d10 B 5d8 S - D - M 5d10 F 3d6 C 2d6
Abilities: Big, Shock, Burst Fire

INSECTICONS 10 slots (9 models)
Perk (2): Company of Heroes

Leader (0): PRUDOX (Bombshell)
H d10 B 3d10 S 3d10 D 4d10 M 2d8 F 4d10 C 2d8
Abilities: Winged, Scoundrel, Summon, Swarm

Sidekick (3): Atrox (Kickback)
H d8 B 2d8 S 3d8 D 3d6 M 2d6 F 3d8 C 2d6
Abilities: Winged, Swarm, Savvy

Ally (3): Rantrox (Shrapnel)
H d8 B 2d8 S 3d8 D 3d6 M 2d6 F 3d8 C 2d6
Abilities: Winged, Swarm, Savvy

x6 Gang (2): Insecticon Clones
H - B 4d6 S 3d6 D 1d6 M 3d6 F 2d6 C 1d6
Ability: Swarm, Sixth-Man

Tricex open fire to the insecticon clones, destroying two of them.
Tricex: "Tricex don't like little insects, Tricex DESTROY!"

Prudox fly near the main plot point of energon cubes.
Prudox: "Fooood... Ergon cubes is good fooood. We must feeeeed."
Meanwhile Tiran and Bronto move to stop him.
Tiran: "You bad Insect! You will not steal from Dinobot Island! Tiran will break you!"

Tricex charge the Insecticon clones, smashing them.
Tricex: "Tricex crushes little bad insects!"
Rantrox win the energon cube minor plot point.
Rantrox: "Energon cube is tasty...."

Tiran charge Prudox and after a long fight defeat him.
Tiran: "Little Insect weak. Tiran stronger. Tiran is King of Dinobot Island!"
Prudox: "Arghhhh... Retreaaaat..."

Bronto charge Atrox, the insection is down but will recover in the next turn.

Tricex charge Rantrox and defeat him. The energon cubes minor plot point is lost.
Tricex: "Little insect thief! Thieves must be punished!"

Bronto defeat the last Insection. The Insection retreat without any of the energon cubes.
Tiran: "This Dinobot Island! Nobody steals in Dinobot Island!"