Category: Dead Mans Hand

Dear Sir

Recently found in the Ascension archive, a letter responding to the story published in the Ascension Tribune

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We shall continue to delve into the archives to see if we can find out how this story resolved itself.

Lets face it, I’m a complete geek, wargaming, xbox games and playing with lasers. I tried 3D printing but it made my head hurt. Flighty in the extreme, hobby projects last a couple of days before moving onto the next one

again with that salty cheese…..

I did quite a lot of hobby this week.

I painted some of my DMH Mexicans that have sat untouched for months (stupid Mike and his influential blog post).

I built and undercoated and then based an entirely new Malifaux crew while at the event at Mike’s.

I played games of Malifaux and DMH.

Yeah……none of those are finishing Crusaders……

Thats 2 crap weeks of accomplishment and as Mike said, this is about focus and completion rather than just achieving hobby.

I have a very busy couple of weeks in the new job which see me away from home for 7 of the next 12 days so I have picked carefully for the next week.

1 – Finish my Saga Warlord

2 – Progress the 3 points of Saga knights towards completion

3 – Write up the DMH battle report and an opening blog post for my Tau narrative for the 40K campaign.

Also failed to lose any weight due to the masses of BBQ food over the weekend…….double drat!!

@uberspoons

Plain Sailing its not

This is becoming a worrying trend as its the second week in a row that I’ve failed my FDWHP goals.  Was supposed to make up 3 pieces of post apocalyptic terrain but in the end only made 1, the bio sludge tank

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So only 1 point.

Now this isn’t to say that I haven’t been doing hobby because I certainly have.  This week I’ve done the following;

  • Progressed my Dead Mans Hand Gang
  • Designed and built some pirate buildings for use in Blood and Plunder
  • Finished basing and undercoating my 40k stuff from last week
  • Progressed my Dragon Rampant painting competition entry

and finally I ran a 20 odd person gaming event at my house over the weekend – bloody bunch of reprobates.

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But frankly that isn’t an excuse.

The whole point of FDWHP is to keep us focused on the things that need doing, rather than just doing ‘hobby’ as without that focus i end up with a million projects started and very few finished.

So this week I shall be cracking on with the following

  • Finish painting one of the models my ChibiMisaki crew
  • Build and Base my Route 666 stuff in preparation for Gaslands
  • Design and Build a church for Father Wilson based on this little beauty for use in Ascension

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Lets see how I can get on

 

Lets face it, I’m a complete geek, wargaming, xbox games and playing with lasers. I tried 3D printing but it made my head hurt. Flighty in the extreme, hobby projects last a couple of days before moving onto the next one

Danger, Gaming Brain at Work

Sometimes you just have to go where the muse takes you regardless of if its what you should be working on instead.  Such was the case yesterday afternoon.

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Father Wilson ready to smite the ungodly

Matt and I had been talking about getting a game in on Thursday and we were planning on playing The Chicago Way from Great Escape Games.  Good stuff, not actually played it yet but its the same basic engine from Dead Mans Hand which we are very fond of.  However my brain interpreted this as an excuse to desperately want to paint some figures for Dead Mans Hand which is something I have been loathe to do.  Reason being is that my gangs are made up of the excellent sculpts from Black Scorpion which for some reason I find very difficult to paint.  Still when your brain insists on something you have to do it so I found myself yesterday afternoon sitting down to paint the leader of my  DMH gang Father Wilson.

 

Good job.

Except of course thats not how my brain works, especially with narrative games like DMH.  Oh no, I had to come up with a whole story for Father Wilson.  Why is he in Ascension, who are the rest of his gang and why are they outlaws.  If I didn’t do this then I would just wander around with this nagging feeling in the back of my head that something just wasn’t right and when we next played, it just wouldn’t be as satisfying as it could be.   Does anyone else think like this or is it just me?

Anyhoo, next thing I know is that Father Wilson has a dangerous past and has a child born out of wedlock called Bonnie who is a dab had with a Colt .45  She is accompanied by the lady only known as The Governess and its hard to tell if she is more dangerous with her Winchester Repeater or her parasol.

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Bonnie and the Governess

Finally we have the rest of the gang, known as the Righteous (thanks to Conrad for that name) who believe they are doing the Lords work even if what they do is against the laws of man.

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The Righteous

Phew, brain satisfied.

Only it wasn’t, I needed an opponent for Father Wilson.  Some low down scumbag whose removal from the face of Gods earth would be a blessing.

Enter El Diablo (known to his friends as Matt)

Fortunately for me Matt shares my madness and gets as involved in the stories we are telling as I do.  Hence the twitter exchange from last night.

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Just us then 🙂

Hopefully we will do a battle report or something after the game.

 

Lets face it, I’m a complete geek, wargaming, xbox games and playing with lasers. I tried 3D printing but it made my head hurt. Flighty in the extreme, hobby projects last a couple of days before moving onto the next one