• mercredi 5 juillet 2017

    EuroBowl 2017 : Wood Elf team France

    Today an uncommon work for me, I was commissioned for paint a Blood Bowl team for the EuroBowl 2017. So ... Commissioned works are not really my cup of tea but in my local club we currently host a nice guy named Clement0 who's the Blood Bowl French champion 2016 (NAF).



    He participate to the EuroBowl 2017 at Porto and he looking for a painter to work on his Wood Elf team, he enjoy my work and after some beers (I'm weak) I accept to work for him :) His best argument was to purpose me to work on a 2nd ed Elf team, probably one of the best sculpted during this era. Keep an eye on the blog Treeman comming soon.

    I hope this team bring him all the luck he need to win !! TEAM FRANCE GO GO GO !!

    

    Test match against the Fearsome Ratskins

    lundi 3 juillet 2017

    Adrian Smith : Chronicles of Hate

    Hello, today I share with you some pictures of « Chronicles of Hate » from Adrian Smith, this comic was translated in French this year and Adrian was in Paris in early June to meet his fans and dedicated his books. A great friend of mine gently bought one book for me, thank you Julien . Adrian S. nicely drew a card and dedicated my book.

    It’s a graphic story where dialogues are useless, you jump from strip to strip, to discover the quest of a three legged mutated man in very dark heroic fantasy world. A Black and white comic really pleasant to read.


     
     

    Some illustrations of Adrian from Slaves to Darkness, these illustrations was my first step to understanding the Chaos concept. In early 90’s I was too young to translate the English texts, so,  I built my own definition of Chaos with the Adrian illustrations. So much good memories.

     
     
     
     
     



    jeudi 8 juin 2017

    Dwarves at war !

    I built this vignette with miniatures from the Bood Wargames range, I met the producer "Bood" at the last Oldhammer Day France. He nicely proposed me to pick up some models in his shop case. An elegant way to combine the pleasure to practicaly.

    His range of medieval Dwarves start to be expended : Men at Arms with différents arms position and weapons, Ponies, Crossbowmen (coming soon on his web site) Lot of good things but I get inspiration with his marvellous Drunk Dwarves.

    These vignette represent the Dwarf spirit at war but did you notice that vignette work for Dwarves  spirit befor, during and after the battle!! Dwarfs never die of thirst.

    Thank you Bood :)

    Dwarves at war!!

    mardi 30 mai 2017

    WHFB Scenario : Pitch invasion (Last part)


    To begin this final part I want to thank all the partners who join me during the several games I organized. I played most of the time as Game Master (GM) and I took a lot of pleasure to play with you! Thank you All!

    I played the last game during the French Oldhammer Day (Metz) last week, JB Asslessman and Patatovitch work hard to prepare pictures report of the week end (Links coming soon) 


    Stadium ambiance:

    Painted gaming table, miniatures and a worked scenario managed by a GM are the base for a good game. But, to increase the sport/stadium/supporters ambiance, I bought some accessories to transform my classic players into crazy Blood Bowl supporters. These colored hats are cheap, 4 hats 10€ on ebay, free shipping. Simple, funny and very effective to create an ambiance around the gaming table. 


    I improved this accessories art during this last game I played, by dressing me into a "real" BloodBowl referee, enjoy the facial injuries. Thanks to the local US football club “Les Artilleurs de Metz” for lent me the referee cloth.


    Specials rules:

    1° All troops are skirmisher on the stadium stands, they automatically reform in rank and files units when they penetrate on the pitch.

    2° The pitch is separated from the Stadium Stand by a fence chain link. The supporters must charge and destroy the fence to penetrate on the pitch. All attacks Hit automatically, fence have T5 and W4, 6 or 8 function of the size of the fence section.

    3° Skaven and Goblin races have low “Cool” value. So, Panic test can rapidly transform your fearsome horde of crazy supporters in a routed crowd. To avoid this kind of tragic incident, I created the “Supporters song”. Every times a player fail a psychology test, he can roar a “supporter song” to automatically pass the test. Both teams can sing no more than 3 “supporters song” during the game.

    4° The Ogre Star Player can catch every goblin supporters and throw it. Range : 9” , 1D6 Hit, S4 and armor save permitted.

    Battle report :

    We are in the Groenwald Blood Bowl arena and the match oppose the Orcland Raiders to The Fearsome Ratskins. Stadium stand are full of furious supporters and both teams are waiting in their half

    The Orcland Raiders
    The Fearsome Ratskins
    In the center of the pitch,  the Dwarf referee flip a coin to decide which team chooses to kick-off or receive the ball. At this moment, a wad of cash falls on the ground directly from the pocket of the referee... Corruption !!!


    Supporters are out of Contrôl, they destroy the fence chain link, It's a pitch INVASION
    Ratskins supporters penetrate first on the pitch, a fire thrower join them but not for a long time. The light weapon team fail a fear test when the Ogre charge them!!
    Gutter Runners can climb the fence chain link, they're now in position to charge the Goblin archers


    On the other side the Skaven Slaves charge the second unit of goblin archer. Bad news for them, this unit host a Ball and chain loony!! The Goblin Overlord and his unit enter on the pitch!
    Skaven Slaves routed, some Globadier get out of the locker room. The Orcland Star player charge the Rat Ogre with his chainsaw and cut the beast in 2 pieces!
    A ferocious combat between the Skaven Lord and his retinue against the Ogre. The Skaven unit is crossed by another Fanatic but only one Chaos Rat was slaughtered. The Ratskin team charge the Orcland raiders.
    The locker room doors of the Raiders explode, the bavre Snotlings finally find the way to build their pump wagon !! At the same moment, Galak Starscrapper enter in the Stadium. He's ready to avenge his referee partners
    The Orcland Raiders members team slain the last Ratskins, the pump wagon stay far from the Giant referee. The skaven Warlord advance to take position in the Raiders Stand.
    Last combined charge of the Raiders! The pump Wagon croos all the ranks of the Skaven unit. Their warlord is too far... They rout !! Orcland Raiders Victory!!
     

    Conclusion :

    As you can imagine, after 4 months of hard work to create and paint all the stuffs needed for this scenario. I was very excited to play it J I keep in my mind many good memories. No winners or losers here, only funny and unforgettable memories for all the partners who joint the games!!
     
    French Oldhammerers : Mandrin, Patatovicth, me, JB and Nikko

    Wargames Club friends : Gwen, G, Mino, me, Oun and Alf
    My brother and me!

    Last words :

    Here the supporters songs I created. Some of them are inspired by real French soccer supporters song. After several beers… A real pleasure to roar these songs J
     
    Raiders songs :
    -Ratskins, Ratskins on t’encule  (x2)!!! Inspired by the famous rivality OM vs PSG
    -Won ‘est les meilleurs, won’est les meilleurs¸ , won’est (x3) les meilleurs !!! Own creation.
     
    Ratskins songs :
    -Qui ne saute pas n’est pas Ratskins, hé !!! OM supporters song
    -Si t’es fiert d’etre un Ratskins tape un Gobelin, Si t’es fiert d’etre un Ratskins tape sur un Nain, Si t’es fiert d’etre un Ratskins (x3)tape sur quelqu’un !!! Own creation, on the rhythm of « elle descend de la montage »

    lundi 29 mai 2017

    WHFB Scenario : Pitch invasion (part Three)


    As developed in de last part, both supporters factions have some troops hidden in the locker room. These troops work hard to build some secret (and powerful) weapons to help their favorite team to win. Before the game begins, the Game Master describes secretly to every teams what hidden troops they have but keep secret when they arrive on the battle field.
    This is the job of the GM to manage the arrival of these small units on the battle field. Every turns, a new unit arrives on the pitch to create the rhythm of the game.  The second effect is the “suspense” every turns the GM plunge his hands in his miniatures case, players hold their breath, it’s a good or a bad surprise for us? Very exciting for the players and the GM!
    
    Raiders hidden supporters
    Ratskins hidden supporters

    Non player characters
    These troops are played only by the GM. They counterbalance the game when a faction is too lucky or when players are more experimented then the other  players team. The security stadium troops are optional, function of the game … But Referees team is Obligatory J The human and the dwarf referees are weak and generally slaughtered in the first turns of the game but the giant referee….  Galak Starscrapper is the stronger creature on the battlefield. He arrives in the last part of the game to add pressure and restore some punch to the game rhythm.  This is the final surprise of the scenario and generally players are little bit scared J

    Security stadium troops
    Referees team

    Galak Starscraper's Background (Star player from 1st Blood Bowl ed)
    Galak is Gurk Cloudscraper's BIG brother, an unusually intelligent giant (which isn't saying much, since he's still pretty dumb) who has loved Blood Bowl since he was knee-high to an Ogre. Sadly, as he grew up he found opponents became less and less keen to play against him, until he eventually had to retire. However, his love of the game just would not go away, and one day he came up with an inspired idea. Striding out into the desert, he trapped a herd of zebra in a canyon. After 3 days of skinning, sewing, and cursing, he returned to civilization in his new stripy suit as the world's first giant Nuffle Amorical Football (NAF) referee.
    Galak's inability to control his temper when several players gang up on one player has led to numerous calls that he be barred from refereeing. Unfortunately, Galak finds it equally difficult to control his temper when so accused, leading to several very flat and very dead investigating committees.
    Next part is the final part. I played this scenario Three times has GM and I will sum up with lot of pictures the different games with friends of mine. Final part tomorrow.