Friday, 24 April 2015

Galleys and Galleons [10]

We're off to the Isle of Wight this weekend for an end of season rugby tournament, so I won't be going to Salute this year, which I was planning to do for a change. It does mean that I won't be spending any money on things I don't really need, which means I can save it up for more useful bits and bobs.
In the meantime, I've been searching for a sea monster of some sort to use in the Hollywood style scenarios in the Galleys and Galleons draft rules. I wasn't having much luck until I remembered an old Dungeons and Dragons board game that I found in the Works years ago and which the boys used to enjoy playing.
The game has a set of not too badly scuplted hard plastic figures including various characters and creatures, so I'm going to pinch one or two to use as giant sea monsters. The Carrion Crawler model is ideal for this, standing about 50mm tall and towering over the 1/450th scale ships, with a very aquatic look including some impressive tentacles. It just needs basing and painting!

1 comment:

  1. Heh, I found my stash of those very same game pieces (The board etc having been left in a damp cellar at some point, has not survived), and swiped the carrion crawlers and the ogres to be giants looming over 15mm mini's for some Yoon Suin flavoured RPG action.