Acthung Cthulhu Secrets of the Dust

This is the last of the Acthung Cthulhu books that I got with the bundle that I ordered back in July. I have enjoyed reading these books and look forward to at some point in the future finishing out my collection, but that will not be for a couple of months at least if not well into the next year.

This is the third book that I have read in the crossover series, and it is the one that I am most conflicted over. Continue reading “Acthung Cthulhu Secrets of the Dust”

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Achtung Cthulhu Elder Godlike

So this is the second of the crossover series books that I have finished. It covers adding the Godlike setting to the Acthung! Cthulhu universe. I don’t have much information on Godlike, I remember when it came out and that it had a unusual┬ádice mechanic called the one roll engine (ORE), and I have since read another game that used the same system. You can find more information on Godlike here. As to this book it is structured like the previous one with two parts, the first part covers new rules for the setting and some background information changes. Continue reading “Achtung Cthulhu Elder Godlike”

More Sixth Gun Minis and some Rippers Minis

Today I worked on finishing up all but the last one of the Sixth Gun miniatures (I need to get a base for the last one first) and started working on some of the Ripper’s Resurrected miniatures that I have. I am still working on how to get faces to show their detail the best with my flesh tone paints. I also found working on General Hume to be painful (too many hard to paint details with all of the chains). Though to be fair I was actually very happy with how the picture of Hume turned out after it was all done. Continue reading “More Sixth Gun Minis and some Rippers Minis”

Achtung Cthulhu Interface 19.40

So I finished reading this the other day, and I wanted to get some thoughts down about this. Going in, I didn’t have much of an idea of what this book was going to cover. Based on the cover and title, I thought it was going to be some rules for cybernetics in World War 2, and what it turned into is oh so much more.

The book is broken down in two parts. The first part starts with a number of chapters of background information in a similar format to the in character background information dumps from Interface Zero 2.0. Continue reading “Achtung Cthulhu Interface 19.40”

Painting the Sixth Gun Minis Part 1

On Friday, I finally got some primer for my metal miniatures so I started work on attaching them to their bases, adding the arms to one priming them and painting. I had forgotten how annoying it could be to file the tabs to insert into the base, but after most of the morning spent doing that I finally got them all mounted and glued together. I then used a brush on primer from Reaper, it was very thick in the bottle so I added a little bit of water so that it would go on smooth. Continue reading “Painting the Sixth Gun Minis Part 1”

Achtung Cthulhu Guide to the Pacific Front

This is the last of the front guides in this series, and it is the one that I am most conflicted about. There are a lot of details to the war in the Pacific that school didn’t cover that this book points out and makes a hell of a lot of sense. I knew in the abstract about the campaign moving from island to island across the Pacific until the war ended, but I did not know about the battles in Burma and through South East Asia. In the abstract, a jungle war sounds like it would Continue reading “Achtung Cthulhu Guide to the Pacific Front”

Achtung Cthulhu Guide to North Africa

So tonight I just finished reading the Guide to North Africa for Actung! Cthulhu. It structurally this book is very similar to the last one that I read (the Guide to the Eastern Front). In fact it has only one extra chapter compared to the last one, but that is an important chapter dealing with survival in the Sahara and North Africa. The highlights for me are the location. There are a lot of things you can do/find/have hidden in the southern Sahara. Tie that in with the fact that you can send small squads (read just the PCs) on patrols and expeditions out there you can get a lot of play just out of this aspect alone. Continue reading “Achtung Cthulhu Guide to North Africa”