May 27, 2011
Was feeling a tad down this morning and i came across an older Utube video which after watching it made me feel all inspired to do stuff today. You may have already seen it but if you haven't watch it through to the end and tell me if you don't feel slightly inspired by how awesome humans are.
May 25, 2011
Here we have Rasputina's cult of December for Malifaux.
In this Malifaux starter box you get 4 fantastic miniatures. Firstly you have Rasputina herself. She is the master of the gang. The rest of the gang consists of constructs, 3 ice gamins and a mighty ice golem.
The miniatures are excellent. They have a small amount of flash but overall are excellent. They are made of white metal rather than lead and this makes them a little brittle. I found the ice gamins a little fragile due to their small size but as long as you are carefull with them this shouldn't be an issue when you use them in a game.
Overall I think this is a great looking starter set. I'm looking forward to making some sculpted bases and painting them. I rate them 8 out of 10.
I'll do an unboxing, and review after I've taken a look through it all.
May 21, 2011
May 17, 2011
May 14, 2011
Today is gaming day and I've just finished setting up my garage for a small band of friends who will be playing Flames of war getting ready for the mid war GT here in Auckland, New Zealand next Saturday and Sunday.
While that is going on ill be playing a couple of games of Battletech. Below is a picture of my terrain setup for the game. What do you think too much terrain or not enough??
During the game ill take some turn by turn shots and try and do a battle report.
May 10, 2011
Please post a comment or two so i can see this has solved the problem for the moment.
May 09, 2011
May 07, 2011
4.5" Howitzer Battery (BBX22)
The origins of the Ordinance Quick Fire (OQF) 4.5” howitzer go back as far as the Boer War of 1899-1902. The British forces begun to realise that their own field artillery was being outclassed by the more modern pieces being fielded by the Boers. The British immediately got to work developing potential contenders in an attempt to catch up.
Hotchkiss 25mm Gun (BR505)
In addition to arming the French Army, the canon de 25 also saw service with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). By this time, all available 2pdr anti-tank guns were needed by the artillery ant-tank regiments, so the infantry purchased canon de 25 from the French instead.
Hotchkiss 25mm Gun (BR505)...
Take a look at this picture and then head over to their website and check out their excellent miniatures.
May 04, 2011
Mini War gaming (www.miniwargaming.com) has put up an excellent review and shows of the basics of the game.
How to Play Heavy Gear Blitz
Check it out and let me know what you think.
May 01, 2011
The games I'm currently looking at (in no Particular order)
1) Heavy Gear Blitz: Locked and loaded
Website link: http://store.dp9.com/product_info.php?products_id=449
Although I've know about this game since it first came on the scene some 15 years ago my initial thoughts were nice models but kind of complex and slow rules. At the time i was heavily into Battletech and never gave it a try. Now a new version of the rules (this might be version 5??) Locked and Loaded has recently come on the scene and the rules look really streamlined and the miniatures have just got better and better over the years.
HGB Locked & Loaded Rulebook Rev 1.1 (Full Color, Softcover)
- An introduction to the world of Terra Nova.
- 4-page map section covering all of Terra Nova.
- A scenario generator that encourages tactical victory conditions, designed to work well with leagues and tournaments, including basic campaign rules.
- Comprehensive Field Guides for the Northern Guard, Southern MILICIA, Peace River Defense Force, and Port Arthur Korps, along with individual Member League Armies and the Leagueless to support you in building your forces.
- Regiments of Note listings covering the more interesting and unique regiments on Terra Nova.
- 6-page miniatures gallery including an assembly and painting guide. Timeline covering from before the Interpolar War to the formation of the Westphalia Cabinet and the Black Talons.
- 90+ datacards, covering all the standard vehicles used in the Field Guides.
Wyrd Miniatures is proud to announce its character driven skirmish game, Malifaux. The game book is soft covered, with 216 full colored pages inside. Malifaux is diceless, utilizing our eye catching illustrated Fate Deck, you play a unique card based system that encourages tactics, strategy and resource management over the random fall of dice.
Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, manmachine hybrids, gunslingers, and power-hungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!
No longer do you have to trust the fickle fate of a dice roll, in Malifaux you use cards, a Fate Deck, as you lead your Crew to victory with strategy, tactics and resource management, and if that isn’t enough, you can Cheat Fate. Looking for scalability? Malifaux has it. Jump directly into a Scrap with 4 – 6 miniatures, ensuring a quick and brutal fight with each character having unique skills and abilities. Want to escalate it? Take it to a Brawl, bring in additional members of your faction or hire out mercenaries to do your dirty work.
(Not a bad description but id have little idea of the book layout if i hadent actually had a flick through this one.)
Website Link: http://www.corvusbelli.com/en/02_tiendainf_rtdo.asp?IDNOTICIA=397
This is another game that has been out for a while. The Miniatures are fantastic. However the 1st edition rules we awful – very hard to get to grips with as it was poorly laid out. The production values were top notch though – awesome pictures and heaps of colour when such things were rare in the wargaming world. With a second edition out ive decided that i will take the plunge and try my hand at this game before the end of the year.
INFINITY Rulebook - 2nd English Edition
Content: 2nd EDITION REVISED
Hard cover book, 232 pages, in full colour.
With pictures, illustrations, and everything you need to play Infinity: background, rules, complete army lists, markers and templates.
(Proof that some gaming companies really need to push their product a little harder. From this description i have no idea what’s actually contained in the rules.)
Ok so not really new games but pretty new for me and my friends.
I’ve taken the plunge and ordered a Rulebook and a starter force for each game. As they arrive ill do a full review of the figures and the books.
If anyone has played any of these games or more importantly is playing these games now id love to hear your thoughts on them and any tips for collecting, playing ect.