Posts Tagged ‘tally ho’

Talisman Archaeologist

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

This is probably one of my all-time favourite miniatures, the Talisman Archaeologist.

The model was one of the many Talisman miniatures released in the late 1980s and was from the Talisman Timescape supplement. Obviously a pastiche of Indiana Jones he came with a whip and a pistol and of course a fedora hat! I did have all the Talisman miniatures, but in the end sold virtually all of them on eBay as I knew I was never going to get round to painting them all. However I kept “Indy”.

Considering I painted this in the 1980s I am quite pleased with the paintjob, I like the sheen the leather jacket has and the matt of the trousers. I think I may have been able to do the flesh better, but it appears to work.

I am thinking of using the Old West rules for some 1930s pulp adventures, however I will need to paint some more miniatures, one adventurer won’t be enough.

As for the scenery, I can’t remember who made these Aztec style ruins, they were resin and very easy to paint.

Egyptian’esque Scenery

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

From one of the many demonstration games at GamesDay 2007.

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I do like this Egyptian’esque scenery that was used for the game. This is the sort of scenery that I would like to use for a 1930s pulp set of rules I have been working on (for years) called Tally Ho! Tally Ho! is a set of planned rules to represent games in the era of the golden 1930s, in many ways similar yet different to the Indiana Jones films.

More photographs from GameDay 2007.

Egyptian Scenery

Monday, March 15th, 2010

From one of the many demonstration games at GamesDay 2007.

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I do like this Egyptian’esque scenery that was used for the game. This is the sort of scenery that I would like to use for a 1930s pulp set of rules I have been working on (for years) called Tally Ho! Tally Ho! is a set of planned rules to represent games in the era of the golden 1930s, in many ways similar yet different to the Indiana Jones films.

More photographs from GameDay 2007.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull out on DVD

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is now out on DVD. Get Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from Amazon.co.uk.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Though I know a lot of people were disappointed and some reviews were bad, I really enjoyed it.

I am guessing that as a result of the reactions and reviews I had lower expectations than those cinema-goers who went in the week of release and had really high expectations.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Was it perfect?

Well no, but I liked it, I liked the nod to the previous fims (ie Marcus) and even the Young Indiana Jones’ Chronicles.

As for “nuke the fridge”, I am afraid I do agree with the internet community sentiment on that.

From a gaming perspective, lots of wonderful ideas. I do like the idea of using Soviets as the bad guys.

I am already working on and planning an Area 51 scenario as a result of that scene in the film.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Tonight I was lucky enough to (eventually) go and see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Though I know a lot of people were disappointed and some reviews were bad, I really enjoyed it.

I am guessing that as a result of the reactions and reviews I had lower expectations than those cinema-goers who went in the week of release and had really high expectations.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Was it perfect?

Well no, but I liked it, I liked the nod to the previous fims (ie Marcus) and even the Young Indiana Jones’ Chronicles.

As for “nuke the fridge”, I am afraid I do agree with the internet community sentiment on that.

From a gaming perspective, lots of wonderful ideas. I do like the idea of using Soviets as the bad guys.

I am already working on and planning an Area 51 scenario as a result of that scene in the film.


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