The Little Cairo Constabulary - guardians of Law and Order (of a sort) within their er...most beloved and beautiful city. You see my friend? See how they labor tirelessly to suppress the wicked Cthulhu cult! (Until the cultists pay them not to). See how they lay down their lives to protect Egypt's beloved cultural antiquities! (Until those Westerners can come up with a respectable bribe.) And see how they seize contraband wherever they find it! (keeping a modest bit for themselves of course. Hey, they're not constables for nothing!) Whether monitoring foreign activities, hauling trouble makers off to the gaols, or deftly avoiding the latest clutch of blood curdling eldritch horrors to emerge from the catacombs, the Contabulary always have their hands (and their purses) full.
Tales From the Big Board
Mouse's Wargaming and Hobby Page. Because I have too much time on my hands, apparently.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Little Cairo Part 3 of Many: Horrors From the Tombs!
Little Cairo is a haunted city. Two-fisted adventurers, sinister spies and corrupt bureaucrats share the city with the remnants of dying races, agents of Eldritch powers and the restless dead.
Malign spirits haunt the shadows of shunned alleys, cellars and crypts...
"Marian, Don't Look at it!"
The shade of some denizen of Little Cairo rises out of the dust of two thousand years...
"Hybrid Children watch the sea, pray for Father, roaming free..."
In dark tombs and forgotten temples hidden beneath the steets, the Hybrid Children of Great Cthulhu plot and scheme. Products of a mating between a Cthulhu Spawn and a human female, the Hybrid Children gather humanity's lost souls under their sway, forming blasphemous cults whose every effort is aimed at bringing about the return of their mighty father.This Hybrid Child priest prepares for a sanguine sacrificial ritual...can our heroes stop him before it's too late? Well...no.
...or maybe all those moderns who have decided to help themselves to his rightful Kingdom!
"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange Aeons, even death may die!"
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Warhammer Ancients Chariot Wars: Egyptian Royal Guard Regiment
The last three years or so have been a time of mighty upheaval and convulsion for me, not that I'm complaining or anything. Things are what they are. At times there has no breath of leisure in which I could pursue my old painting and gaming hobby. In other moments the time was there, but the inclination was not. After a time I just about gave up on my blog, but now that the raging floodwaters have abated and retreated into little calm pools, I've started thinking about it again. One thing I now know I will never lose is a love of miniature warriors, monsters and tanks, the menagerie of tiny companions my wife refers to as the 'Little Men'. Even the Big Board, that simple assembly of heavy ply wood sheets and felt, supported by thick legs of green plastic milk crates, is a good friend, a partner in joyfully irresponsible frivolity for nearly thirty years. The blog has documented the growth of my collection, and a few of the great adventures, (though not nearly enough), that have taken place on the Big Board. It has also provided motivation to keep painting, and a link to friends with similar interests around the world, whose beautiful and imaginitive works provide so much inspiration. I've put ten years into it, and I feel like I should keep it going.
Here is something that I did manage to paint during the deluge.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Selling More Stuff
Hi Friends! I am clearing out a bunch of ebay stock this week to raise some extra funds for other stuff. I've got over a hundred auctions up in my Ebay store right now, mostly old school Oldhammery & D&D goodness from the 80s and 90s. Some historical and sci fi stuff too. Some new in the original packaging, some loose. There will likely be more stuff in the coming days and weeks. Over seas shipping is brutal right now, but what Ebay may be showing for your country in the auctions might be a a good deal more than what I can get for you at the post office. Message me for a quote if you are interested in something but unsure of what the shipping may be.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Old School Ral Partha D&D Dungeon Party #3
Doubtless a devotee of some fierce cult stressing blood and fire, the Cleric calls up the powers of his vengeful God to support his companions and smite their foes...
A cold shield maiden of the far north, journeying far from the frigid wastes of her distant homeland...
Tried so hard not to screw up the eyes but couldn't quite pull it off in the end. He still looks ok on the table top...
There are some who call him...Tim??
Dungeons and Dragons, The Karen Edition
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Rogue Trader: Gretchin Horde!
...one squad of close combat Gretchin...
...and another of blunderbusiers!
Either squad makes a fine meat shield for the regular Ork boys to advance behind!
"Ere we come!"
Sneaky git advances with blunderbuss...
...but that's about it!
A handful of Imperial Guardsmen desperately attempt to hold back the Gretchin assault...Doesn't look like they're doing too well so far...
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