|QUOTE (baldy orc @ Jun 29 2008, 10:10 PM)|
|now thats wat you call a campaign. great read. love the effort with the sand for the beaches. :wub: :wub:|
|QUOTE (Groznit Goregut @ Jun 30 2008, 07:37 PM)|
|Great campaign! Where did you get the clothe that you are using as water? It's fantastic!|
|QUOTE (Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull @ Jun 29 2008, 08:50 PM)|
well this was a great read snagafang, I love it. Now let them see the power from the greenskins.
|QUOTE (Goomb @ Jul 1 2008, 03:07 PM)|
| Seems the stunties need to bombard the forest prior to their arrival to soften up the defenses! What army were you playing in this round or are you the overlord GM?|
I really like the ship! Good work on that, mate!
|QUOTE (Goomb @ Jul 1 2008, 03:34 PM)|
| Gotcha. I guess I wasn't aware that the ironclad needed much more work! I do like your board though. Nifty work on that! What size table are you using? I am thinking a 4x6 or so. |
Do you have piccies of the ruins you will be fighting over? A sneak peek for your fans?
|QUOTE (Warboss Dragoneye @ Jul 1 2008, 04:23 PM)|
|Savage Scabi's, eh?Never heard of a Savage Scabi before. Sounds like cannibal Forest Goblin mischief to me! :D Great battle! Those stunties better be careful, you never know what's lurking in ruined buildings...|
|QUOTE (WarbossKurgan @ Jul 7 2008, 07:15 PM)|
|:o :lol: This is just fabulous work Snaga, me old mate! :yarr!:|
|QUOTE (Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull @ Jul 7 2008, 07:00 AM)|
great report snagafang, I really enjoyed reading it. To bad the stunties made landfall. I'm looking forward to the next update.
|Hear and attend all who would listen. For what follows is the actual log as it was kept aboard the Heart of Stone in the cabin of its master, Captain Sheer Stonefist of Clan Stonefist. It dates from the time when he hunted far and wide for the Orc Pirate BlackSquig Irongob against whom he held the sternest of grudges. It tells also of life aboard a Dwarven warship, of the actions of his valiant crew, of the glorious victories and the glorious defeats. All these things as set down by the captain's own hand. Translated from the original Dwarven, I do now stake my honour that these are his very words and I do present them here without omision or falsification. Aye, this is how it was in those far off days . . .|
Captain's Log - Day 1 The ship is mine! All the months of waiting. All the days presenting my case before the clan elders. All the while stoking the white hot fires of vengeance which sizzle and pop in my belly. At long last, the old ship will carry me to my enemy and justice shall be done. I came upon her early this morning. The ship lay moored in a dank and forgotten birth, quite apart from the clan's other vessels all alone in the gloom of abandonment. True, the vessel is in sad shape, with a bit of a list to port and some corrosion here and there. This is to be expected. I have been told that this boat is the clan's forgotten child and she carries a reputation of ill fortune. While she is heavy with years, she has never won any battles but she has killed four of her captains and many of her crew. Her repute became so poor that not a Dwarf in all the clan would ship out in her. As it would be considered irreverent to the ancestors to have her broken up, she was towed to this dour place, never to be spoken of again. It is all too clear to me know why the Shellback Elders gave her to me: an unwanted ship to an unknown captain. And yet, I care nothing for her unfortunate condition. I care even less for her luckless past. Perhaps she never had the right captain. In any case, it does not matter. I have placed my hands on her side and sworn my oath upon her. Now my grudge is hers. My outrage is hers. She will become my instrument of vengeance. We are of one purpose now, bound together in all things. Together we shall seek out my enemy and my rage shall be satisfied or we shall both sink into the briny depths. And to all who stand in our way, look to your lives!
Captain's Log - Day 2 Since there weren't even any proper lanterns in the berth, I had to make up some shoddy torches to see anything. After lighting up a few dozen of the things, I wished I had not. The ship looked much better in the dark! I had no idea her conditin was so bad. Everywhere is rust and the greenish slime of algae. I could not even say what color the ship was painted. Her portside list was even more noticable and she had settled by the bow with her foredeck awash. A sorry sight indeed. Aboard she was no better. I pried open a hatch which was nearly rusted shut and it moaned like a spirit on its neglected hinges. Below decks was a shambles. The dark spaces stank of rot and black mould. The feeble light from my torch revealed rusted bulkheads infested with fungus. Up forward, brackish water sloshed around my feet, becoming beard deep as I made my way. By and by I saw the cause. The hull had been stove in from the number 3 frame all the way to the forepeak. Whether this was done in battle or by running aground, I could not say. However, the resulting leaks had caused her bow to come to rest on the muddy bottom. Things did not improve as I made my way aft. The rot did not seem so bad on the starboard side, but it was bad enough. I was greeted with more rusty crevices and there was oil in the bilge. A look into the coal bunker turned up nothing good. The banks were nearly empty with only a few scattered lumps. I made my way through what was once the mess to the main machinery. The boilers were as neglected as everything else, with doors left open and heavily caked with soot. The engine was a horror. Now, I am no engineer, but I know a disaster when I see one. From the ventilators above to the main shaft, all was covered in a black oily slime. Numerous gauges and controls were missing. If this engine were to ever run again, it would take skills that were well beyond my own. Deeply saddened by what I had beheld, I climbed the ladder out of the engine spaces to the upper deck. My heart sank into terrible hopelessness. How was I to keep my oath with my ship in such condition? She would not be ready for years or most likely never given the appearance of the engines alone. I paced the deck for a time fuming on my predicament. It was then that I noticed to my bottomless despair that the turret had no cannon! It had most likely been removed along with the coal and engine gauges. Now, I was well and truly lost. My quest was finished. My Laird's death would remain unavenged. He and my kinsmen would be forever barred from entering the Great Hall of the Ancestors. The Thunderchild would remain on the bottom of the sea, rotting away until she was gone and forgotten. And all the while that vile greenskinned pirate whose name I never knew would continue to sail, murdering as he pleased, free from rightous retribution and cackling with joy over his own evil. I could bear it no more. I dropped to my knees and, there on my rusting, slimy, half sunken ship I did weep bitter tears.
|QUOTE (WarbossKurgan @ Jul 13 2008, 06:16 PM)|
|Yay! FishGitz! :fish: |
Great update Snaga! :yarr!:
|QUOTE (Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull @ Jul 13 2008, 06:37 PM)|
| Once again, a great read Snaga. I really enjoyed reading the report. Keep us updated.|
|QUOTE (Snagafang @ Jul 13 2008, 06:58 PM)|
Thanks WGG! :D
This week I have to model up an underwater grotto for the FishGitz. Wasnt planning on needing that type of terrain yet so the challenge is on to see what I can come up with for their lair! :fish:
|QUOTE (Snagafang @ Jul 13 2008, 06:38 PM)|
|Shame the FishGitz turned out to be punks once their shock value was over. None of my players had seen them before and they had no clue who or what they were!|
|QUOTE (Warboss Dragoneye @ Jul 14 2008, 12:25 AM)|
| :yarr!: :yarr!: :yarr!: |
Avast, matey, them stunties be gettin' uppity now. Feed 'em to the seasquigs, sez I!
Sounds like a rescue mission is being planned, a la Captain Sparrow maybe? :D
|QUOTE (Goomb @ Jul 15 2008, 05:06 PM)|
|This is a great read, Snaga. I really love the scenary in your campaign. What did you use to create the buildings? Are those GW parts or from some other supplier (i.e., Hirst)? I particularly like the old fortress. It looks fantastic! I think the ample use of real sand really enhances the effect of your gameboard. Sure, it is a bit messy, but it is really cool! How is it to play in?|
The Mule is a funny contraption. Where on earth did you get the boiler? I really need to go to your craft store and pick up some of the wheels for the ships! You have ANOTHER ONE on the Mule, and I can't find one! AGH!
For the underwater fortress, think barnacles, coral and ship ruins. Perhaps you could "dress up" one of your ships to make it look like a shipwreck. Nothing permanent, but you could add some plasticard holes to the sides and deck to represent hazards. With a little work, your biggest ship could serve as a great looking fortress! Other than that, you might need to watch Little Mermaid to get some inspiration! maybe you could even invite that pink-wearin Mostyn to watch it with you! Hurr hurr hurr!
Great stuff, Snaga! Keep going, matie!