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Strange Aeons - new and old figures

For a change of pace I painted up a Reaper Miniature's figure to represent the character my friend will be playing in a Strange Aeons game.

When I showed him a few different figures along the lines of ones he would like to play he mentioned that 'this doesn't mean you can include mummies in the game'.

 What a silly thing to say.

I sent him an email with a copy of this photo in it... what I didn't mention was the really cool and neat Reaper Miniatures Mummies I have added to my wish list for a mini Strange Aeons campaign .

'Nam project - Vietnamese Hut

I have been working on making some huts for my game off and on for a little while now, and it wasn't until recently that I was put onto the idea of using a certain type of place mat to represent the woven grass walls of huts.

After buying a suitable place mat for $3 I proceeded to strip back the work I had done on my hut and quickly replaced it with cut up sections for my walls.

Seeing how effective it looks really spurred me on to finishing my hut, as seen below:

the roof looks much brighter than it really is.

The plan for the hut comes from Matakishi's web site (as seen here) and I just glued the place mat to the sides, kebab skewers along the windows and doors, and then used the bristles from a paint brush glued over cardboard I had glued in place for the roof.

 I have cut out enough walls to make three of the smaller huts shown on Matakishi's web site, and hope to have those make fairly soon so that I can have a village up and running.

'Nam project - sampans and cards

Despite being busy with real life these last few weeks, I have dabbled hobby wise, and this last week saw the arrival of some items I ordered at the beginning of July.

 The first to arrive was the cards I had made up for my game:

 I initially only intended to get one deck made, but the company that prints the cards was having a 4th of July sale where you could get free postage to anywhere in the world if you spent $30.

 Seeing as one deck of cards plus postage was going to cost me $24, I figured I would create the extra decks and pay the additional $6 to get the free postage.

 Each deck has its own art work so that I can't mix them up.  The decks I had made, in no particular order are:

   An enemy deck for controlling what enemy forces my LRRPs will be combating,

  A mission deck for determining which scenario I will be playing,

 An event deck for random effects during game play and,

 An asset deck for support the LRRPs can have on call. 

 I didn't take photos of all the text on the decks, but the following photo gives you an idea of how they came up:

Even before I placed the order for the decks I had placed an order for some Front Line Sampan models.  I ordered these through their Australian stockist, but it turns out they didn't have them in stock, so my order took over a month to get here.

 I am rather pleased with the sampans, especially as my figures can be placed on the stern and bow of each one and look like they were meant to be there:

Now I just need to paint them up, and I intend to make a new river section for my playing area so I can have a wider river to allow for water traffic during a game.  Who knows, one day I might even buy a River Patrol Boat for my games.

I really like the cards, and I would like to get some more made for my Strange Aeons game (these would be printed in colour this time) and for the Rhodesian War project that myself and my wargaming buddy would like to play.