Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Growing horde.and PBB Opertunity of a game.

The whole lot so far.
Goodness me! more painted zombies from the "Zombies" game. As you will recall these are all the same pose and I have a few more 64) to do.  The shambling horde is increasing.

I am now up to 36 and am approaching critical mass for a game. Yes I know that from a game point of view more is better and that you can never have enough zeds! But 1 is far too many in real life.

They're coming to get you!
6x6= 36 Zeds
So I thought I would briefly mention why I am painting them. Well last year I was lucky enough to play in an online Play by mail game. Hosted by Shelldrake. It was a zombie game and only open to those in the Zombie bloggers association. So this year I thought I would repay that kindness and host a Zombie game of my own online. I expect this to start in a couple of weeks from now and will run as 1 turn a week. This will be as much roleplaying as wargaming. And I am pleased to say that I very reached capacity on the number of players I could handle for this game. All Zombie Bloggers and all members of the board of the living lead. 

So unfortunately there is no spare capacity in this game but you will all be welcome to follow their progress once it starts. I will probably send them out character generation info in the following week.

Pressgang!

Totally unrelated to the Zombie Game.

I am willing to recruit for a different Play by blog game though. Let me Explain! Having spoken to Ray on the Phone on Sunday night he has not managed to get very much gaming done at all this year. So I have suggested that I can referee a Naval game (in the Age of Sail) and run it on a weekly turnaround. Players need not know the rules as I will take car of all the bookkeeping and fiddly bits. They will be responsible for their ship movement choice of targets [both ships and hull or rigging] and damage control parties. They will be told how effective their gun fire has been, in the abstract only. But no indication of what has been achieved unlit it becomes visible! Such as fires, explosions (very rare), loss of a mast etc. This should not be a drain on your time too much as I am thinking that each player would control a single ship of the line.

The fleet captains will be Ray and Fran (I suspect you have all heard of them as they are quite notorious). And players are under no compunction to obey any orders Issued by them. [I know I wouldn't]!

I hasten to add that players need not know the rules. But for the tabletop application I will be using "Blood Bilge and Iron Balls." with some slight amendments to make it possible to play on a Blog as opposed to tabletop face to face.

So if this sounds like something you might be interested in leave a comment. Or email me on

Clintburnettagain[at]Hotmail[dot]co[dot]Uk

either for more information or for a place in the ship game or just a chat.

Ok folks have a lovely couple of days and see you all soon
All the best Clint

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    1. Thanks Hobbyworker. I shall start another batch soon.

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  2. No....tor......ious....notorious...is that a good thing!

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  3. Zombies!!! Sixty four more to do, now that's a lot of undead.

    The Naval game sound like fun. But who are these people Fran and Ray you speak of? They're bloggers?

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    1. Yes Rran and Fray are bloggers who are also bestest chums in the whole wide world! Thank you Anne.

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    1. Thanks Bob expect to see them in action quite soon.

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  5. Great work on the zombies... and Naval combat you say... mmmm... getting to shoot at ships manned by Ray or Fran you say... mmmm... expect an email soonish ;)

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    1. Email received and very much appreciated. I plan to start the game on Saturday, the first few turns will mostly be manoeuvring. I have four players now but should more wish to join that will be no problem.

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  6. I look forward to hearing about the online zombie game progress.

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    1. Expect the Zombie game to start in a couple of weeks. Thanks Robert

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  7. Looking forward to the zombie campaign updates, bud. Lovely horde you've got there.

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    1. Thank you Hunterpest. As mentioned above I will start the zombie game in a couple of weeks. Just got to get the rules tweaked and sent out to the players. I will use a Version of AR:SE but modified for more roleplaying and the environment.

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  8. You are really putting us to shame this week Clint, great turnaround sir.

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    1. I could never put you to shame. The zombies are quite basic, just base colours and 2 or three washes so quick and easy to do. But when Painting a horde you don't really need too much more.... and in this weather a wash dries quickly! Thank you Michael.

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  9. I've never played an age of sail game - is that a problem, or can I sign up?

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    1. AS far as I am concerned you have signed up!. No problem that you are less familure with the period and or distance playing. I want it to be more fun than anything. So no stress or hassle just a chance to play a game. Thank you Mr King

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  10. The horde grows and is looking good so far.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I shall endeavour to prep the next 14 today and that should get me 1/2 way there. And 50 is enough to start a game with. After all I can always recycle any that players kill and remove from play.

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  11. Your horde is growing very quickly indeed, good job!

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    1. Thank you Ad I will try to get some more prepped today.

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  12. These are great Clint. You have me wanting to do some 20mm gaming aaaarrr!gh!

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    1. Well the good news is that you will be! These will be used in my zombie PPB game so I seriously expect you to we shooting a few.
      Thanks Simon.

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  13. Clint
    Are you still recruiting for the naval game? I am in if you are.
    Cheers matey
    PD

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    1. Yes that will make 7 players including you so an extra one to balance the sides would be nice but I can always lower the Gunn age (not sure that's a word or the right word oh well who cares) The wonderful thing is that I can always balance the forces before the game starts.
      Thanks Peter you're in.

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    2. Oh and If you can drop me an email I would appreciate it Cheers Mate.

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    1. You are in Curt.

      For balance I can take either 1 more only or no more

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  15. Clint am I too late to the Party dont know how I missed this opportunity you have my email or send me a message on my blog contact form

    Loki

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    1. Thanks Loki Message sent (Contact via your Blog as I don't have your email address). You are still in time but will start 1 turn later than the rest. Get back to me when you can. All the best Clint

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