Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The cheer myself up random buy or Why Chico starts up 15mm gaming

So as some of may know from this POST awhile ago that I have failing eyesight. As of today I now have a diagnosis of what is actually wrong and what I can expect going forward in life.

I have Ischemia (bad blood flow) and small haemorrhages in my eyes caused by Diabetes. Long story short is there is nothing which they can do and it'll only get worse, so blindness in the long term.

So partly to say fuck you to my failing eyesight and because of that evil monkey known as Space Cow Smith from Tales from Far Point and his wonderful 15mm I went and bought myself some 15mm (I bought some 15mm last week too to hide in a box for a few years but I guess that won't happen).

So what did I buy?

Space Orc Warboss and Dreadnought

I didn't go crazy but thanks to CP Models I now have a wonderful Freebooter Orc Warband.

Shaman and pet Squig

Now the sculpts are rather crude but have a certain old school/Oldhammer charm that I quite like, plus including postage I bought everything shown for just over £10. That's a full gaming force for dirt cheap, The OoaB way!


Any other 15mm fans out there in Oldhammer Land?

18 comments:

  1. Yep! I ran some 15mm games at BOYL14.

    These look great! How are they scale-wise? Do they seem BIG 15mm? I usually only use Asgard 15s and they are a bit more "true" scale.

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    1. Your games were absolutely nice, I'm glad I played the first !
      Go on Chico ! It's very enjoyable, I actually won a 15 mm skaven army that could make H'ruds or something to fight in a 15mm game...

      Does it sound like a plan guys?

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    2. I watched part of what I will now call the ''JellyAss'' game, the rules seemed fun but I'm going to use my own ruleset based on a bastardised Necromunda rule set (Like I do for all my Sci-Fi skirmish gaming).

      Size wise I have no idea on how they scale, As I don't have them in my hands yet and nothing really to scale them next other then a few HoF bits.

      H'ruds sounds great Mr Ass, It is challenge conversion week :)

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  2. Sorry to read about your ongoing health problems mate. I hope they invent some laserbeams that can correct it in the future, in the meantime though I hope any deterioration is very slow.

    Love me some 15mm sci-fi.

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    1. It's all good, it could be worse in the grand scheme of things. Grab your 15mm.. umm ok that sounds wrong.. and come down south for a game :)

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  3. Sorry to hear about your eyesight. As someone who's had 3 knee surgeries in the last 6 months (and can only now barely walk) I know how frustrating it is when a piece of you is defective! Best of luck mate!

    As for 15mm, never could find the courage! All the details of 28 crammed into 15mm. Would drive me mad!

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    1. 15mm seems interesting as you can get away with murder painting wise :)

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  4. Mate; I'm sorry to hear your bad news! I hope it doesn't hit you for as long as possible!

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    1. I'm blaming the Epic game for my failing eye sight ;)

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  5. Sorry to hear that dude. Keep saying "up yours" and I'm sure you'll hold up strong for an age to come! I do like that Dread by the way, it reminds me of....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBWIYFdb4m4

    Figaro Figaro Figaro!

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    1. It's all good, least I got to look upon your sexy face once ;) hehe

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  6. Damn =( was hoping you'd get better news.
    As Fimm types above though, raise a middle finger to the fates and keep rocking bes tyou can as long as you can.
    Enjoy your new Orkies too!

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    1. Thankies El Pinko, aye keep on keeping on.

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  7. You have a couple of options here I reckon - bring your 15mm Orcs on steroids and crush those 6mm Imperial scum who ganged up on you at BOYL 2014 or face the wrath of my 15mm Martian Tripods when I get them built that is...

    Sorry to hear about the prognosis but keep those double digits up!

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    1. There is a 3rd option, go buy some Guard in 15mm and we can have a few skirmishs. I need my Revenge hehe. When are traveling south for a game with me heh?

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  8. I love the chin-up, stiff upper lip attitude. "Oh, you say my eyesight's getting worse? We'll, I'll just switch from 28mm to 15mm minis then. Howzat?" Sticking it to to the man. Personally, I came THIS close to setting up a 15mm Mordhiem board, but chickened out. In light of your perseverance, I need to have a re-think. Godspeed and press on - you're an inspiration.

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    1. Have to keep grinding mate, no point mopping around feeling sorry for myself. Plus the 15mm revolution has started!

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  9. Fuuudge! Sorry to hear about the diagnosis. Paint em while you can Chico. All the best.

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