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I Want that F*%king Miniature!: Snookums Horrorclix

16 Oct

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I haven’t had much opportunity to post recently, nor have I had chance to access any of my stuff to continue my articles in the Grim’s Dungeons of Doom series (Trust me, next part is coming up in the form of barrels…) So, with that in mind until normal service is resumed I’m going to be posting up some previews of stuff I’m working on and a new type of series simply called “I Want that F&%king Miniature!” detailing the weird, strange or simply cool minis out there that I just have to get hold of.

To kick it all off I want to start with this trippy mini from the Horrorclix range, Snookums.

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Now, while a lot of miniature purists don’t hold the clix figures as the best due to their prepaints and bendy plastic, I’ve always thought that with a good repaint or touch up that most of the time they work out fine (mostly)

Where I am most of the access to clix figures is quite limited mainly to ebay and such, so when I saw this I just thought to myself, I just have to have it.

Rolf "paedo" Harris pops by to sketch Barney and his child cult whilst in the process of praising the dark lord Satan.

A Rolf “paedo” Harris lookalike pops by to sketch Barney and his child cult whilst in the process of praising the dark lord Satan. Shemhamforash!, Hail Barney!

Everyone knows Barney, that “loveable” purple dinosaur of TV fame, who seems to hang around with groups of brainwashed kids in his creepy Paedo-istic (Is that really a word? No, but you get the idea) style.Well, this figure takes that disturbing vibe and amplifies it by adding an evil zombiefied edge, sharp teeth and chainsaw.

When I saw this figure I thought of the possibility of getting quite a few of these and running some kind of game in a similar vein to five nights at freddies. I’m all for parody miniatures, the weirder the better in fact, even so people find figures like this limited in use, I could easily use this as a antagonist in any number of games, after all, who wouldn’t enjoy the idea of kicking the shit out of a load of Barneys over and over, and I’m sure it’d be the nearest any of us will ever get to it. Imagine the 40K fun you could have sending waves of these against your Imperial forces!!

WTF!! Bathtime will never be the same again!!!

WTF!! Bathtime with Barney will never be the same again!!!

A quick slice and swap out the chainsaw for any number of weapons for variety. I just love the weirdness of this mini! I think I’ll be trying to acquire a few of them for future use. If there are any of you out there with any going spare, feel free to drop me a line regarding doing a swap or such ever.

I’ll be back later with a Grinning Skull miniature greens preview and more 4xD babble!

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: 15mm-32mm Terrain Maps Aftermath Mods Kickstarter

31 Aug

Now I’m back from my holiday, I want to point out this new KS from the guys at Aftermath Mods. If you recall, earlier this year they had some success with the modular terrain warehouse campaign, and they are back this time with something that will appeal to modern wargamers and RPGers. These 2D maps are going to be useful for any number of genres and scales, and is especially handy for 15mm zombie gamers like myself, to allow a bit of indoor fighting if your a bit bored with having to play your skirmishes on an outdoor terrain board.

There’s plenty of map options, and if you need them pre-printed, there’s an option for that too! I think there’s a lack of stuff like this available on the whole, lets hope in the future, us gamers will get more maps like these, especially scaleable to 15mm as with the PDFs they are offering.

Whilst I do like the idea, my only criticism is that I’d like them to have more detail and colour on them, or even some way of incorporating a card building system to fit over the top that you can remove when a building is entered etc. That would be very nice indeed.

Still, there’s nothing to say you can’t do that for yourself with a bit of forethought. Anyway, they are a handy thing to have for games, and remember you can print out as many copies as you like and no doubt, create huge custom boards.

Go and check the project and give them a hand raising the remaining funds needed to make the campaign a success!

Terrain Mapping for your RPG and Heroclix games, 15-32mm by Aftermath Mods — Kickstarter.

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