Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dreadball League - December 17, 2013 Update


Well a lot has happened in the last few weeks.  I just haven't taken the time to report on it.  The Void Sirens have played a number of matches, setting the tone with two landslide victories!  The first landslide was against Geoff's impressive Nameless team, the Nightmares.  The second was against Nathan's Judwan team, which featured the bruizer; Buzzcut.  In other news, Orx Thunder was bought out by the shady Mercenary outfit, Blue Suns.  Suspected of using the team as a money laundering outfit, the Blue Suns purchase of the team has raised a few eyebrows.  The Blue Suns faced off against the Void Sirens in a virtual game last night.  The Blue Suns won the match 1-0. It was a tight game with 14 points scored by the Marauders and 13 points by the Void Sirens. The Blue Suns Jacks killed 2 Strikers, and #5 scored two 4 pointers.

Here are the current standings: (Click the Team Name to see their Roster)


Team Name
Type
Coach
Score
Dec 16
Wins
Tie
Loss
League

Points
Strike

Diff
Team Value
Judwan
Nathan
-
1
-
2
3
+2
75
Nameless
Geoff
-
4
-
-
8
+3
135
Marauder
Jeremy
1 - 0
2
-
3
7
-2
159
Forge Fathers
Jason
-
1
-
2
4
-4
122
Robots
Josh
-
-
-
2
2
-6
100
Human
Adrian
0 - 1
3
-
1
9
+19
119



Saturday, December 14, 2013

How To Build a 2-Piece 4'x8' Warhammer/Warmachine table WIP

When I sold our old table, that we had played many a game upon, I was a little sad to see it go.  However, the person who bought it was so happy with the table that they came back and asked for another one.  This one was to be larger.  In fact large enough that to put it in their basement, it needed to be made in two pieces.

I began with the base frames, made out of 2x3, and fastened OSB sheets to the frame before screwing the cross bracing, to ensure it was square.


Then applied a mortar mix to the surface with an old blister pack and putty knife.  You can vary the texture easily, build it up instantly and shape it to look like mud or rocks, and even let it dry smooth as sand if you like.  And best of all, it self adheres and is paintable within a few hours.  The one I used was "infused with polymers," making it less brittle, cost $15 and was enough to do 3 - 4'x4' pieces, with more to spare.



When ready, I painted a black and grey base coat, done as a wash to settle into the texture.  Then dry brushed layers of hazel and tan.




The style of table they want is one with a spring thaw, of mixed grass and snow.  So I've put on a mix of salt and baking soda, as well as flock and static grass mix, sifted through a metal strainer, which in my experience makes most of them stand up on end.





So I still have some work to do, more blending of snow and some ice in the frozen ponds.  I'll be using a crackle solution on top of the blue base.

I hope to update this with the finished table and hopefully they will send me some shots of models and terrain on it!

Update:  The board was picked up today, before I could take any photos of the ice and other effects I finished on it.  He was pleased with it, and promised to send pictures.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dreadball League Continues some More

We had a solid Dreadball League night tonight with 6 players, 3 games.  Adrian's Void Sirens faced off against Phil's Skittersneaks, Geoff's Nightmares faced off against Nathan's Judwan and Jeremy's Orx Thunder faced Jason's Midguard Delvers.

Here are the current standings: (Click the Team Name to see their Roster)

Team Name
Type
Coach
Score
Nov 12
Wins
Tie
Loss
League
Points
Strike
Diff
Team Value
Judwan
Nathan
0 - 1
1
-
1
3
+2
75
Nameless
Geoff
1 - 0
3
-
-
6
+10
124
Marauder
Jeremy
3 - 0
1
-
2
4
-2
133
Forge Fathers
Jason
0 - 3
-
-
2
2
-3
95
Robots
Josh
-
-
-
1
1
-3
100
Human
Adrian
7 - 0
1
-
-
3
+7
116