Monday, 15 April 2019

A sneak peak at Gentlemen Adventurers 2

They are off to our casters today and should be available to buy via Oshiro Model Terrain in about three weeks along with the first of the Fledglings and the Doctors and Scholars pack.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Highgate Miniatures are now available!

Highgate Miniatures are now available from the OSHIRO webshop linked below. We look forward to your orders :-)

We will post some more game shots from the Salute 'Horror in Limehouse' game at the weekend :-)

The Casebook of Sheraton Howell: Part III The Weakness and Organisation of the Creature

The Vampire is indeed a terrifying foe and it would be all too simple to concede defeat and accept their mastery.

Yet they also have their weaknesses. They are repelled by the trappings of God such as the cross and grievously harmed by the touch of holy water. The vampire cannot simply enter a dwelling either, for they must have permission from an occupant to do so, though with their ability to control the minds of others I fear that this may often be of little comfort. They are also only at their apex of their powers in the night, for their abilities largely desert them during the day where they must normally seek refuge in a coffin, tomb, or other such place where the sanctity it once held has been despoiled. However, dear reader, we do know that the creatures may still wander the streets in the daylight, and though they may be far weaker they remain deadly foes.
The vampire that Howell and your correspondent initially encountered was a newly created creature (I understand they refer to them as fledglings) and part of what the vampires refer to as a ‘coven’. This appears to be a group of vampires ruled (for they truly do rule in the manner of the nobility) by the most powerful and ancient of their number, supported by powerful acolytes they themselves have often spawned over the decades. They may also have a number of these fledglings, spawned by the master or perhaps a trusted acolyte, though I daresay a number of such creatures find their way onto the streets outside of the coven. Our work has also identified men and women not yet cursed by this unholy plague who serve the vampires in a parody of many of the great homes of the land. Perhaps they follow for the promise of immortality or perhaps they are kept in a state of permanent confoundment by the powers of their masters?

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Salute 2019

For those who weren’t able to attend Salute yesterday here are some photos of the figures on display at the  Oshiro Model Terrain stand and the gaming table also built by Oshiro, “ Horror in Limehouse” where we introduced the new Fistful of Lead Rules supplement Tales of Horror.

The figures will be available later this week via the Oshiro website. We’ll post details on the blog and a link to the site in the next few days.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Doctors and Scholars

Here is a sneak peak at one of the next packs to be released entitled Doctors and Scholars. Four learned individuals determined to combat the rise of the Undead.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

The Casebook of Sheraton Howell: Part II The Wampyr

Howell is still indisposed, where, I know not, yet I am only mildly concerned as this is not an uncommon situation. This is what we currently know of the creatures that inhabit the night.

The Vampire (or Wampyr)
What appeared to be another missing person case involving a young society girl adrift in the alleyways of London led Howell and I to the shocking revelation that not only do many tales of folklore have at their heart a basis of truth, there are those which are wholly true.

I talk of the vampire, a creature I now know to be as real as you or I. As a doctor of medicine I would, before now, have ridiculed such notions, but that comfort is no longer afforded. The vampire is a being that does not live, but is not wholly dead. The word undead has been spoken in the quiet circles we now move in and I fear that it is an appropriate term. The vampire retains its youth and vigour through drinking the blood of its living victims. This appears to give them some form of immortality and they have the strength of many men and centuries of experience to draw from.

There are also stories of the vampire being able to change form to that of a wolf, dog or great bat. I myself have seen the latter. Some, it is said, can even take ethereal forms, drifting as a mist and able to slip through the smallest of spaces. They can also force their will upon others, perhaps through some form of hypnosis or suggestion. That this appears to work on wilder animals such as dogs and wolves confounds me.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

What to expect in the coming months...

I have been asked what are the next releases and what can we expect from the range in the coming months. Without giving the game away entirely here is a rough list of some of the forthcoming packs.....

Underway at present:

Doctors and Scholars
Gentlemen Adventurers 2
Fledgling Vampires 2

Summer releases:

Resourceful ladies
Van Helsing's Hunters
Vampire Queens

Autumn releases:

Ex servicemen/Consulting detectives
Vampire Acolytes and Ancients
Gypsies 1
Gypsies 2
The Master and his brides.

After that you will just have to wait and see....