Saturday, 29 June 2013

IHMN: Society of Thule vs. The Mole Men!

My friend Dave and I had a game of In Her Majesty's Name tonight, pitting the Society of Thule (Dave) against the Mole Men (me).

We played the Bad Jack scenario, where there is a bloodthirsty mutant in the centre of the table, and both forces set out to kill it. The rules for Bad Jack (who came to be known as Swampy Jack for reasons that will be clear when you see the miniature) were sparse, to say the least, so we made up some very basic movement and decision-making rules for him as we played. 

The Mole-Man sniper watches over the bridge where Swampy Jack came from as his comrades advance.

On the other side of the bridge, the Prussians had only just deployed when Swampy Jack came slurping out of his hole and attacked one of the Jaegers! What manner of horror lies obscured by the tree?! Only a better photographer would have been able to find out!

One of the Mole-Man riflemen peers out of the window and down the alley to the corpse of the Jaeger who had been hiding behind the wall. But wait... why is the body moving??

A zombie appears and shambles forward, trying to save Dr. Kobalt from the menacing Mole-Man!

Meanwhile, on the other side of the field, two Mole-Men gang up on a lone Jaeger and hack him to death with their axes. But that's not the last we'll hear from this particular Prussian!

Just when things are looking grim for poor, asthmatic Dr. Kobalt, one of the dead Jaegers rises and shambles to his aid! 

Swampy Jack abandons the body of the Jaeger he had been fighting, killed by some Mole-Man Marksmanship, and slithers back under the bridge to fight the Auto-Shotgunner. The Kapitan stands by, trying to decide if he should get in there or just let them sort it out amongst themselves.

Krieg lies dead as the auto-shotgunner gets ready to open up a lead hose on another zombie!
Dr. Kobalt's escape plan goes horribly awry when he is caught and murdered by a Mole-Man. The Mole-Man's position doesn't look much better, though, as he is caught in turn by a zombie and Swampy Jack! Below, the leaders square off in single combat as a crazed Mole-Man pyromaniac tries to burn one of the zombies with his molotov cocktail! (It was a no-avail cocktail, though, as he missed with both of the bottles he carried)

Final dispositions before everybody decided to stop this crazy war and just be friends instead. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

In Her Majesty's Name: Society of Thule

I finished my Society of Thule guys. I liked painting them quite a lot, though I wasn't too excited about doing green uniforms. The figures are cool, especially the zombies, who really look like they are shambling around spastically.

I learned two things after taking these photos: one, I need to go easier on the clear varnish, because it really goobed up some of the eyes... the bodyguard guy in blue especially. They will have to be repainted. Two, I need to clean the sensor on my camera, because the amount of defocused dust and crud I had to paint out was ridiculous.

Monday, 10 June 2013

In Her Majesty's Name: Mole Men

I decided to put together a Mole Men list so I could use my Quar in IHMN. I want to use my Partisans, because I think they are such cool minis. There are only 8 of them, so I made them pretty tough.

I also invented an "automatic shotgun" weapon for my shotgunner.