Welcome to Silo 1313
My hope and intentions are to inspire those to create gaming terrain for SCI-FI Wargaming and RPG Gaming in 15mm using old school modeling of wood, paper, wire and any other everyday items.
Helpful hints for those of us who are on a limited budget, Plus talk about games I enjoy playing.
Okay I have been a little slow on the go on here, busy with work, the home life and a family illness.
I received my first Pulp Figures from Brigade Games http://brigadegames.3dcartstores.com/ some short time ago, and just now getting around to posting about their 15mm figures. They are some great looking figures nice clean lines and details They should look really well on the gaming table.
Brigade Games Set 1.
Big Game Hunter.
Adventurer in long coat.
Adventurer with shotgun.
Go To Guy with Monkey on his shoulder. ( could be your Sidekick, Villain or any other person you could think of)
The Officer, could be a Merchant Ship Captain, American Officer, German Officer, U-Boat Captain.
Brigade Games Set 2.
WWI German Officer (more likely I will use him as a retired Officer, as a German Inspector or as a go to guy)
So there you are, I would recommend anyone interested in pulp figures in the 15mm range Brigade Games has a really couple of nice sets to use.
So I have a good start I know I will need more and will have more to post.
I can't wait to get them based and painted, plus I can't wait to order more figures and get gaming.
I'm getting ready to dive into a new area of gaming for me "Pulp" gaming, you can find the rules and more here http://pulpalley.com/ , I have heard a lot of a gaming system called "Pulp Alley", to which you make leagues, Hero, Side Kick, Ally and Followers. Based on a point system for building your league plus special abilities.
Photo from "Pulp Alley"
I love the idea of playing out such plots you may have seem in some of your favorite movies or read in your favorite pulp adventure books. I'm also looking forward to building all kinds of terrain for it as well, from jungles to pyramids, looking for treasure or foiling the bad guys plans, or investigating things that go bump in the night.
The challenge for myself is there is a lot of stuff out there for those who play in the 28mm range for myself I will be playing it in the 15mm range and will be enjoying the hunt for all the figures and vehicles to be used in play. For which I will post every location i find for pulp gaming in the 15mm range here and compile a list here for those who may be interested.
My first set of miniatures for pulp gaming are coming from Brigade Games http://brigadegames.3dcartstores.com/ they only have two set of figure in 15mm one set has eight figures and the other has four which I have both on the way as of the moment. I will post them when they come in.
OH MY GOD! BECKY LOOK AT THE SIZE OF HER SHIP, HAVE YOU EVER SEE A SHIP THAT BIG, IT'S LIKE HUGE!
Okay so I was cruising the thrift store when I spied this S.H.I.E.L.D. Helocarrier still new and in the box and thought (cue Music) "OH Yeah, Bomp Bomp"
Okay this would make for a great center piece of terrain for any gaming table.
Now this thing is big in fact for a gaming table it huge! It's just over 3 feet long! My ideas are for RPG games, but could also be used for table to war gaming as well.
Now you can see from the pictures below that it will need a lot of conversion work to be done. Plus to give you a better idea of it's size all the figures on the main deck are Khurasan's Ship Crew and those on the cutting mat a 15mm.co.uk figures and vehicles.
I didn't add all the little parts just the main stuff
It's really big
Main deck and tower
Side view lots of room underneath it
Middle of main deck
Rear main deck
Rear landing gear
Front landing gear
Front nose area
One of many bucket style catwalks
Vehicle on main deck
Almost as big as the coffee table!
Now I think it needs a large box cargo holding area on it's under belly, just to give it the appearance that it can hold a lot of cargo or vehicles, plus some sort of engine area in the rear of it again this is only to give the look of just being big and maybe another level added to the upper deck with sectioned off rooms and alike with a removable roof,
I enjoy playing even if it is an Old School kind of game, I like the break sometimes from the far future Sci-Fi games, and the Zombie games, Plus I like the world gone to hell in a hand basket kind of game, no electric, fuel on the very short side, foraging for food, supplies, equipment, and weapons and ammo and trying to keep it all, plus working to a sort of a point to rebuild a life and venturing out to make it all happen.
Again I have always had fun playing this game and as I moved from paper and pencil to more figures I'm always on the lookout for more figures.
Here are some great places for such figure that are great for gaming with.
Went to the Dollar Tree store today and while looking around came across these ceramic Halloween haunted houses that seem to be about the right scale for 15mm gaming, there is a set of six in all, four houses, a church and a lighthouse. They are of a the victorian style
As one can see in the photos you can have a nice little setting in no time, fighting Zombies in the old section of your town or city, or Post Apocalyptic setting, or running for your life in your favorite horror setting.
You can repaint them if you wish or just use as is.
Well the deal for the new house fell through, seems the title was not free and clear and had issues with it's title, so back to the hunt, so things are still on hold. This really sucks!!
I have ordered some new stuff and will be posting them as they come in. As far as painting and building goes that's all on hold a lot of stuff is packed up and ready to move.
So the new gaming room is on hold for now but it will come, I have plans for the decor of the room in my mind and can't wait to put it in to action!
The basic room will have 6" boards for molding at the top and bottom with 6" boards space "X" apart depending on room size "T's" will be cut and "X" holes drilled in to them, then mounted at horizontal and vertical intersections of 6" boards then round top wood plugs will go in the holes then all will be painted to give the look of steel post and beams with rivets.
Okay so I inquired around about these guys and no one seemed to be able to give me much on any details about them, so I ordered a set to see how they are for myself. I thought that they would become very useful in many gaming areas.
Cost; 11 British Pounds, about $24 in US Dollars in all which included the shipping cost, for fifty figures (50), a nice deal there.
Shipping; Ten days from order to delivery, from the UK to the Midwest of the US. Nice and fast
Poses; Ten different poses, and it is a mix in the numbers of each that you may receive,
five (5) poses with AKs,
one (1) pose with rifle with sight,
one (1) pose with LMG,
one (1) pose with RPG,
one (1) pose with shoulder fire ground to air missile launcher
one (1) pose throwing Molotov Cocktail
Molding; Very little to no flash at all some lite molding lines but very easy to clean up, bottom of the bases may need some lite filing or sanding. The details are nice as well just hard to see in the photos
Comparison to other figures.
OG UK, Splinter Light, OG UK, GZG, OG UK
Post Apocalyptic Survivors/Gangs
Militias (from most anywhere around the world)
Future plans; Some head swaps and weapon swaps for a greater look in diversity. Will be getting heads for swapping out from Peter Pig http://www.peterpig.co.uk/ under Heads and Odds and weapons from MJ Miniatures http://mjfigures.co.uk/ in the 15mm range accessories. Green Stuff for adding pouches, nap sacks, bandoleers and bed rolls. These will be a later post so keep watching for them. .
Finial Note; I am very pleased with them and can't wait to get around to them and get them into the games
I would recommend them for anyone interested in gaming in the areas I have mentioned above.
I hope anyone interested in them will find my findings helpful