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”

Achtung Cthulhu Guide to the Eastern Front

So, the next book that I read from the Achtung! Cthulhu package that I purchased was the Guide to the Eastern Front. I choose this book first of the guides because it covers the area that I knew the least about during World War 2. I did find it interesting that there are several references to Baron Roman von Ungern-Stermberg who I first heard about in Charles Stross’s The Fuller Memorandum, and who was a very bad man. You can find some information on him here. Anyway, lets move onto the book

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Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper’s Guide to the Secret War

I just finished my re-reading of Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper’s Guide on Sunday, and here are my thoughts on it as well as information on what the book contains, now that it is fresher on my mind.

We start off as we did with the player’s guide with a brief portion of a story to set the tone and then move on to a Continue reading “Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper’s Guide to the Secret War”

Quick thoughts on The Garnet Town Gambit

This is the adventure that comes with the Rifts GM Screen, and is intended to introduce new players to both the Rifts setting as a whole and the main conflict in the Savage Worlds’ version. While I don’t normally find short adventures like this very inspiring, this one is well done. If you expect to play this adventure, I would not read any further. I am not going to go into any details about the scenario, but there are places where you can make good inferences as to what kinds of enemies you will find in it. Continue reading “Quick thoughts on The Garnet Town Gambit”

Thoughts on Savage Foes of North America

This is the last of the three main books that were kickstarted during the Savage Rifts campaign. In its three chapters we get a short chapter on the usage of the book, a much longer chapter on the humanoids groups that occupy North America, and then a final chapter on the more monstrous beings that can be found.

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