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Friday, 15 November 2013

Post 100- The Myeri arrive!

And most of them have left to go to their new swampy homes; in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Japan, Australia and America! Some are still here though, so if you'd like the leftovers get in quickly!

Here's a bag of lovely lead... what nice things lurk inside?
These! Quite a contingent of gribbly monsters, shown here without their numerous heads, arms, tails, pet birds etc. Don't want any little bits getting lost!

And my greens came back! Now looking decidedly baked there's a surprising amount which can be salvaged, looks like I'll have some in my own army after all.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Another little milestone passes...

Just think, it took two years to accumulate 10,000 views, and now four months to add another 5,000... must be doing something right. Sadly no epic battlescene for this one, just a little self-indulgent pat on the back and off to bed.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Halloween bogies!

The first Snotling unit is complete! These guys were my task for the October painting challenge on the Oldhammer forum so it felt fitting to give them a bit of a Halloween theme, hence the pumpkins. So here they are, Black Ernie MacSchmuck and the Creeplings:

Black Ernie (centre) and his champions

Pixie Tricksters from Rackham

Django Lanthorn, Reaper's 'Rotpatch'

The Timekeeper and Headtaker

Pumpkin Cart

Deep though the caves inhabited by most Snotling tribes are, there are caverns deeper and darker still; fissures and grottos where the no breezes blow, the air is hot and stagnant and many of the passages are little more than half-flooded crevices. Even here there is life for it is in these dank recesses in the bowels of the earth that the Creeplings dwell. They are small even by Snotling standards, barely a foot high in most cases, and have an unnerving quality to them which makes anyone who encounters them shudder involuntarily and gives them their name. For those who know more about them the shudder may not be so involuntary, for the Creeplings have a reputation for being more wicked than their mainly benevolent larger kin, engaging in violence for sport and enjoying random acts of depravity.  Fortunately they rarely come above ground since daylight hurts their eyes. The most experience a human is likely to have is if mining or caving too near their territory, when the Creeplings will make “knocking “ sounds to lead the humans away. Some humans have found richer seams of metals this way and so speak fondly of the ‘knockers’, whilst others have found themselves lost or trapped and claim they have been tricked by evil mine spirits.
Separated as they are from the bulk of Snotling-kind, the Creeplings have their own king. For as long as any of them can tell this has been Black Ernie MacShmuck. By all reckonings Black Ernie is now over a thousand years old, however he is no taller than an average Snotling. Some attribute this to the Creepling’s genetic shortness, useful for creeping through tight crevices. Those who are in the inner circles of Creepling hierarchy, however, know that although their king is Black Ernie, it is not often the same Black Ernie for more than a couple of years. Intrigue and assassination are rife amongst the Creepling clan and their king goes about cowled with his face hidden and rarely speaks.
Only two types of vegetation are to be found in the caverns of the Creeplings. The first is a virulent purple fungus which the Creeplings eat and use to dye their clothes. Many Snotlings blame this mushroom for the Creeplings’ unsavoury nature since a close cousin of it grows in the higher levels of the caves and is avoided at all costs being highly poisonous, even to Snots. The other plant is a curious type of gourd which produces an eerie phosphorescent glow. This is the only form of illumination in these deep places and the pumpkins are revered by the Creeplings who say that each pumpkin is connected to one single creeper which runs into the deepest, darkest part of the world. There lies the pumpkin king, Django Lanthorn, who watches over all Creepling kind. Should the realm of the Creeplings be threatened then Django Lanthorn would stir from his sleep and rise to the surface to defend his people. It is forbidden to cut a pumpkin from the creeper, but occasionally one will fall of its own volition. This is seen as a great omen and blessing by the Creeplings and the gourds are often carved into ornate masks or carried into battle as totems to secure victory.

The figures are a mix of Citadel (Familiar, Carrion Wraith, Warmaster Night Gobbos and one actual Snotling!), Pendraken, Reaper and Rackham.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Fresh from the woods- MYERI MARSH DEMONS

Here they are then, a couple of oldschool-looking pictures of the Marsh Demons cast in lovely lead. Please excuse the blu-tac in the assembled shots- don't want to glue the masters together!
Myeri castings catalogue page




Monday, 14 October 2013

Tormenting Demons...

The Marsh Demons have arrived from the foundry... the guys have done an ace job, but no pics just yet. Instead, here's a C-series-style catalogue page I knocked up in some free time this afternoon, just as a teaser!


Saturday, 5 October 2013

The Myeri are coming....

The news reached me yesterday that my moulds are ready. The master casts of Clan Myeri sculpts are done and the figures are ready for production. There are 10 of these in all, 8 Marsh Demons, a Woldlouse and a mystery figure which will be revealed in good time. Eventually these will go on general sale along with a board and roleplay game which is being tested at the moment. The rules will be freely available in the new year for playtesting and a forum will be set up to discuss ideas, development and gameplay. In the meantime, though, the Myeri Marsh Demons are available solely to Oldhammer Forum users so if you want some you'll have to hop over and sign up!

Pictures of the greens in progress can be found here and prices can be found here.


Monday, 30 September 2013

Red October... Red Weed that is!

Well folks, it's October and that means there's only 31 days left to pre-order your copy of Tripods! the War of the Worlds board game with all its Victorian Martian invasion goodness. Here's a little video to whet your appetite and show you what your £35 gets you, besides hours of family-friendly fun for the winter!

Please excuse the fuzziness, my camera doesn't do video well. The graphics are nice and sharp I assure you! If you'd like the full, annotated version of the play-through visit our facebook page here.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Tripods! new Facebook page

You can now follow everyone's favourite Martian invasion at

Tripods! the board game

featuring an unboxing, video run-through and detailed photo album guide to playing. The video is reproduced below:


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Comet Has Landed! TRIPODS! has launched!

It's official,

Tripods! the board game of Martian Invasion in Victorian London is available to buy RIGHT NOW at the game crafter

Of course, if you're not in States shipping's quite pricey right now- so we're trying for a European production run which you can support by pre-ordering your copy now at and spread the word, we need to sell 400 copies to fund the print run! If you want to take the quantity up with anyone, most of that is tax for the UK government!

Tripods! will be available to play at the Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln this weekend (website), you'll find us in the Duke William on Bailgate from 11-4 and, even better, you don't need to be a Steampunk or have a ticket to get in! Just come say hello. We'll also be at Bristolcon on the 26th October and are open to invites to any other events you may care to have!
The campaign closes on the 31st October, but don't give us a Halloween trick by waiting until then! If we clear the target early there'll be reward perks available such as some juicy metal Tripod minis which will be strictly for campaign backers only!


Sunday, 8 September 2013

TRIPODS! The Invasion of the US has begun!

That's right folks, you lucky people in the US can now purchase a copy of Tripods! The War of the Worlds board game by visiting

The Game Crafter

Of course, if you're elsewhere in the world you can buy from there too, but the postage is quite pricey. An Indiegogo campaign for a UK/European launch will be starting very, very soon. Keep posted for updates, or email to be added to the mailing list.


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The Eve of the War.... TRIPODS! prototypes arrive.

The prototype copies of Tripods! arrived earlier in the week... after sitting in the sorting office for ten days. Four shiny new sets to play with and drum up interest for the European print run. Potential US customers will be able to order these sets direct from the manufacturer from next month, the Kickstarter for the UK and European release will be happening in October so the games should be ready for December. We'll need 300 orders to go ahead so please spread the word and watch this space for all your Christmas shopping needs! If we clear the required total there will be some funky additional goodies too as a thank you.


Friday, 16 August 2013

the Golden Gobbos 2013!

There's a rumour that the wonderful Golden Gobbo Oldhammer painting competition is coming back... at Oldhammer Day in September. Sadly I won't be in attendance, but a helpful chap from the Blood Forum has offered to courier my entry to the event (Have to defend the title from last year, Haha!). I've just packed it up and am feeling quite happy with it. Don't want to give too much away, so here are just a few teaser shots...

Now, what is it eh? :)


Friday, 9 August 2013

The Snots are back! The first base gets assembled about a year after purchase!

Well  my snotling army seems to have grown slightly over the last few months, and having spent a year in a drawer I thought it was high time to give the little buggers some love. Back when the army was starting the muster some genius (sorry, can't remember who it was or find the post) suggested that classic scene from Deathtrap Dungeon as reproduced here should be the theme for a base.

So I thought "that's a good place to start".
A bit of posing and light chopping/gluing and we have the first base assembled. No rocky pillar as yet but it'll come.

The guy walking on his hands was the most tricky to find a snot to fill the role, see if you can spot who it is!


The Myeri Marsh Demons

Some pictures of the Marsh Demons, hopefully to be cast at the end of August and available from mid september in lovely metal.


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

It was the beginning of the rout of civilisation, of the massacre of mankind!

Coming soon- Tripods! The board game

As of this afternoon, four prototype copies began on their way to England.
I believe fired direct from Mars by some kind of enormous gun.


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