Homebrew Madness

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Homebrew Madness

Postby Lovejoy on Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:15 am

I thought I would start off a thread for those 'other' gaming ideas - mad notions and rainy day modelling projects you think would be very cool, but which may not necessarily fit into a certain ruleset or setting. Ideas and scenarios you want to game, but which nothing quite caters for. I though this thread might spark a few ideas, or even encourage collaboration? Let's find out..

To kick off, here's a few scenarios and modelling projects I've thought would be great to see on a table one day...

Bond/Spy Shenanigans: Using Kiss Kiss Bang Bang minis, jumpsuited goons in berets or hard helmets fall from precarious walkways whilst the hero heads towards a nuclear warhead on a timer. Or similar. Ruleset wise, no idea, but 7TV was Prim's suggestion when I mentioned this today.

Indiana Jones: I own quite a lot of unpainted pulp minis. All the necessaries to represent Indy and side kicks such as Short Round and others, as well as thughee cultists from Bob Murch. I would love to put together a scenario for this. Strange Aeons would work rules wise.

Game of Thrones: Using Perry War of the Roses kit-bashed with Gripping Beast Vikings/Anglo Saxons, it would be extremely easy to make small Lannister and Stark forces. Miniature count would be only 30-50 each side using Saga rules. Normans and Vikings would work, or some of the homebrewed GoT battle boards for Saga might serve.
Of course, on a bigger scale, Hail Caesar would do the trick, but that would need a bit of collaboration.

Seven Samurai: A Scenario based on the classic movie using Ronin rules and minis.

Dad's Army vs Daleks/Cybermen/Cthulhu: Versions of this have been run before and can be found online. I'd like to have a crack at it myself one day. Bolt Action with homebrew additons.

Raid On Innsmouth: A gaming of the US Marine raid on the misbegotten, inbred town of Innsmouth, which in Lovecraftian lore was populated by hybrid fish people and had to be aggressively cleansed by the authorities. It has the makings of an interesting skirmish scenario I think. Bolt Action rules would suit.

Anyone else?
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Re: Homebrew Madness

Postby Spevna on Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:43 am

My idea is more a modelling one than a gaming one per se.

It is something I've been thinking of doing for a while, but your talk of Judge Dredd is the kick in the arse I needed!

The plan is to use printable terrain to build a 4x4 sci fi urban board.

Rather than just print and glue the terrain, I am going to use foamcard and build it up in layers to add some depth.

I am planning on adjusting the colours to make the board completely black and white, like the old 2000AD comic strips.

I wish I could say this was an original idea, but it was largely inspired by this thread ;

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=285770

As I said, I want to add some depth by using different layers of foamcard. Any exposed white edges will be black lined to add to the comic book feel.
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Re: Homebrew Madness

Postby Lovejoy on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:14 pm

I've never seen anything quite like that before! It's a great idea. And coloured minis or even the odd bit of colour terrain would work well with it too I think without spoiling the effect too much.
Come to think of it, I have wondered before about how a completely monochrome table would look - all minis and terrain black through grey to white, to mimic a pulp movie or something. I wonder if anyone has even tried it.
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Re: Homebrew Madness

Postby The Other Dave on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:21 pm

Lovejoy wrote:I've never seen anything quite like that before! It's a great idea. And coloured minis or even the odd bit of colour terrain would work well with it too I think without spoiling the effect too much.
Come to think of it, I have wondered before about how a completely monochrome table would look - all minis and terrain black through grey to white, to mimic a pulp movie or something. I wonder if anyone has even tried it.

Yup. (Actually, I've seen the technique elsewhere before too - I saw someone who did a whole WWI force, French and Germans, in black-and-white, but can't seem to find it ATM.) Pretty striking, you ask me.
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Re: Homebrew Madness

Postby Spevna on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:23 pm

Lovejoy wrote:I've never seen anything quite like that before! It's a great idea. And coloured minis or even the odd bit of colour terrain would work well with it too I think without spoiling the effect too much.
Come to think of it, I have wondered before about how a completely monochrome table would look - all minis and terrain black through grey to white, to mimic a pulp movie or something. I wonder if anyone has even tried it.



I did read an article about it once. I got did all the minis and stuff in monochrome. Looked great.

I am thinking about adding the odd splash of colour with some neon signs actually.

Thought of another project. I want to make an orc army for SAGA. I was reading the rules and though they looked good. While on LAF I stumbled across some battle boards for all the LOTR factions.

I reckon some orcs vs norse would make for a fun game.
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Re: Homebrew Madness

Postby Lovejoy on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:44 pm

@TheOtherDave, spectacular find, just what I had imagined. Those Copplestone gangsters can't be beaten, but in blacks and white, even more special.
@Spevna, LOTR Saga sounds like a good idea too. If you paint the orcs, I'll be happy to play against them!
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Re: Homebrew Madness

Postby ashmie on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:10 pm

Innsmouth sounds amazing and ultimately terrifying. Brr
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Re: Homebrew Madness

Postby ashmie on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:11 pm

I'd love to try any of the above.
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