Hellboy – Still Feeling Froggy

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    1. I’m glad to hear you like them, mate. I think they might be a little bare to my eyes now that they’re done but I’ll get them worked out. LCG’s are a lot of fun if you like card games at all. I definitely recommend them ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Great work on the frogs Jeff, they’re looking fantastic. Good to hear you’ve managed to get the supplies needed to carry on with your terrain.
    Shame on the scenario, is that a manufacturer design, to increase the need for more cards ?

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    1. Thanks, Dave! I got the supplies by the skin of my teeth and I’m expecting their will be shortages for a while. That is a good question about the card game design. In theory, I can just build two new decks and say the previous investigators died and these new ones are going to go looking for them and take up the case, if you will. I don’t find that very satisfying and I want to try and beat the campaign in a single go. I mostly want to buy new cards, not so much to power up my decks (though I would certainly take that!) but to be able to play some different scenarios and take a break from the one I’m seemingly stuck on. With that said, I think I’ve got two new decks to try so we’ll see how I get on with those in the coming weeks!

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  2. You could of course play Hellboy without painting the miniatures first. Lots of people do it. Go on, try it. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Frogs are looking suitably green. I expect a post title of how itโ€™s not easy being green in the future.

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    1. Its a long story but I did play a bit of the game without painting the minis so I’m pretty confident that I like the game. I will definitely see what kind of green, frog, and Kermit based puns I can work into future titles just for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, mate! The supplies that seem to be running out here are made by European companies and since you seem to be well-stocked over there, I think the only logical conclusion is to blame you lot for our hobby supply woes! ๐Ÿ˜‰ In all seriousness, I’m glad that the problem seems to be localized to the US currently and isn’t affecting you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, mate and I think the four of them together does kind of show their descent from human into frog monsters pretty well. I hadn’t thought much of it but I appreciate it now that you’ve mentioned it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. The froggers look pretty nice. I’m assuming that they’re from the Hellboy Board Game (which I still haven’t opened, let alone played at this point). I know you’re pretty strict about keeping your models to the correct IP, but I could easily see those working as Muties in the Fallout universe and three of them working mixed amongst the many different types of PJ-film-style “orcs” from LotR.
    Arkham sounds fun, I’ve never been a card guy but reviews from the circle of bloggers did get me interested in trying something in the LGC space, but we ended up with Marvel Champions and LotR from FFG, so the games from before and after Arkham! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. You nailed it. They’re from Hellboy: The Board Game. I hadn’t thought about trying to use these minis in other games. I think the scale of them is going to be a bit off as the Hellboy minis are taller than the Fallout ones I own which already pretty tall and lean. Outside of that, I’m sure you’re spot-on and they can be reused if I want to.

      I’ll save the LCG talk for one of your future comments since I’ve read ahead a bit to keep it one place ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. “It’s not easy being green” Not knowing the background on these figures, are they mutated humans or mutated frogs or something else? Whatever the background, you are doing an excellent job on the shading of the greens. One other question, is the tongue also suppose to be green?

    Feel your pain on hobby supplies, the store that gets my money is having trouble getting orders from GW and when they do, always delayed and usually half of what they ordered. The owner has had to personally order some items vs using the store discount to satisfy some customers. I have also noticed that the paint rack isn’t being filled as often.

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    1. You got it! The “Frogs” are people transformed into frog monsters by Cthulhu-like beings. It does seem weird but the frogs have green tongues they can attack with. I think that might be due to the limited color palette that the Hellboy comic often uses but I can’t say for sure.

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re having troubles too. Since I’ve moved, I don’t have a hobby store near me and have had to order more online. I finally found a store that had good prices and fast shipping and they closed. I’m in need of finding something better than eBay prices because paint is expensive to buy that way. Almost double the price as if you buy it in store. These are tough times, indeed!

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  5. More lovely frogs mate. Iโ€™m in full agreement with the ArgentBadger (above) the one thatโ€™s fully dressed just makes it for me, he looks so civilised in comparison to the rest of the gang. His pose is perfect as well, as if heโ€™s trying to stop the fight before it starts – holding his hands up saying โ€œLetโ€™s all just calm down a moment, youโ€™ll have to excuse the other lads, they seem to have forgotten to get dressedโ€.

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    1. Cheers, mate! I’m glad you like that one and I like your interpretation as well. It was probably the most challenging of the lot to paint. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have to paint that one 4-5 more times before I’m done ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. The Frogs look great mate and I think the black bases work well, as they offer a good contrast to the green and make them ‘leap’ out at you๐Ÿ˜
    We played Jenny and Daisy in our last game. It was sometime ago and I can’t recall much about how it went other than we lost miserably at some point. Have you played the Essex County Express scenario yet? It’s a fast one to play and we’ve never managed to beat it, but it’s one of our favourites.

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    1. Thanks, mate! I’ve been debating whether to add a bit of dirt on them still or not so they may look a little different when all is said and done!

      I think Jenny and Daisy don’t quite work as a pair. Jenny is a bad choice for Dunwich because of her low “brain” score and some of the scenarios really punish that like Miskatonic Museum. I’ve only played Essex County Express once and I failed miserably in the opening turns. I am hopeful I can give it another go soon. I’ve heard it is a pretty challenging scenario overall and can believe it after one attempt!

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  7. I like the frogmen very much; I think they’d be useful for many different games, especially rpg’s. They remind me of my early D&D days, back in the 70s, playing that Frog God adventure that Dave Arneson (if my memory isn’t playing tricks on me) wrote as well as later on the modules with the Kuo-toa.

    Also, love playing Eldrich Horror and part of the fun (for me, thought not for some of the other people I occasionally play it with) for me is how hard the game can be to beat. Even if you have the greatest librarian, the most intrepid explorer, a cunning detective, and a lady with two pistols (lol) the Forces of Entropy, Evil, Tentacles, Etc. prevail more often than not.

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    1. I hadn’t thought about their usefulness in RPGs but I can see why. Frogmen make a good villain!

      I haven’t played Eldritch Horror but I’ve played Arkham Horror, Mansions of Madness, and now Arkham Horror: The Card Game and they all have that theme. You always fail when you can’t afford it and Cthulhu often gets the final laugh and that is all part of the fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

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