Friday, 8 April 2016
Apologies to all for being non-responsive or slow to emails or messages, but I am celebrating the one week anniversary of my first big cold of the year. :-(
Phlegm production exceeds all expectations but have yet to find a use for the stuff except perhaps in the moat of a medieval castle.
I actually tried going into work on Wednesday for a half-day but had to go home after only a couple of hours.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Some Naval Inspiration from the collection of Mike Lung.
This coming weekend is Cold Wars, an HMGS-E wargame convention held in Lancaster, PA. Unfortunately I cannot make it this year. This is especially disappointing as there are going to be at least two Tekumel themed games!
Bill Acheson is putting on the next instalment of his "Panic in Pan Chaka" game. This is a skirmish adventure game using his "Tekumel by Gaslight" - you guessed it, a tweak of the popular Gaslight rules. IIRC, this is in a Saturday morning slot but check the PEL to make sure.
Saturday evening, in the Open Gaming Area (also used for the Flea Market), Steve Braun is putting on another Tekumel Naval game. Apparently he has been tinkering with the Dark Passage rules I tried out at Fall In last year.
There has even been talk of some larger land battles for Tekumel, perhaps using the Crusader Ancients rules. But this might not be until Historicon. Sadly, I'll probably miss that as well this year.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Sunday, 30 August 2015
Yán Koryáni MI Archers Female
Yán Koryáni MI Archers Male 1
Yán Koryáni MI Archers Male 2
Yán Koryáni Valiant of Ke'ér Standard
Command Staff and Gong w. plumes
Various Weapons, inc. Axe
Turquoise Eye Shield
Yán Koryáni Turquoise Eye Standard
Yán Koryáni MI 1-Handed Cutting Male 1
Yán Koryáni MI 1-Handed Cutting Male 2
Yán Koryáni MI 1-Handed Cutting Female
(helmet style 'B' missing)
Yán Koryáni MI 1-Handed Thrusting Male 1
Yán Koryáni MI 1-Handed Thrusting Male 2
Yán Koryáni MI 1-Handed Thrusting Female - picture missing
Painted by Akársh
Snippet from "Swords and Glory" map
The city of Tléku Miriyá is situated on the south-eastern border of Yán Kór shared with Saá Allaqí, at the western end of the Jánnu range and overlooked by the mighty Borodún Head. (The maps on the Tekumel site erroneously show it as part of Saá Allaqí.)
Lord Zhú Kriyór, the clan leader of Tléku Miriyá, is an enthusiastic supporter of Baron Áld and has raised two guréks in support of his cause.
The Gurék of Tléku Miriyá IOchür: Lord Zhú Kriyór (Ochür means General, in Yán Koryáni)
5000 Heavy Infantry w. long spears and shields, swords;
3000 Medium Infantry w. throwing spears and shields, swords;
2500 Crossbows w. medium crossbows, swords and pavise shields. Famed for their accuracy.
125 Onagers Artillerymen w. leather armour, short swords.
Figures sculpted by Allan Marsh
The Gurék of Tléku Miriyá IIOchür: Lord Zhú Kriyór. Sub-general is his younger brother: Zhú Hésha (age: 15)
5000 Medium Infantry w. pikes and small shields, short swords;
4000 Crossbows w. medium crossbows, swords and pavise shields. Famed for their accuracy.
6000 Light Infantry w. no armour, slings, sticks and the occasional sword.
6000 Light Infantry w. no armour, bows, sticks and the occasional sword.
L-to-R: Shields, Gurék I and II
Crossbow Pavise Shield
Standard Bearer with Tléku Miriyá Banner (missing large banner plumes)
Musician with gong
Painted by Akársh