Go for Broke!

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

First produced in 1965, Go for Broke was a board game that came as a direct response to Monopoly. Instead of making money in this game though, the object is to lose it all, as you might have gathered from the name of the game. Given a theme of being in a casino, you play …

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Unboxing: Dreadball Xtreme!

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Today I received the Wave 1 shipment of the Dreadball Xtreme Kickstarter. So here’s a brief unboxing to show you what came. The cover of the box. The deluxe play mat is inside. It’s printed on a neoprene material, much like a mouse pad. I hav…

Analogue Painting Challenge V – My 1st….. Small entry.

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Well I did say it was small, didn’t I. This poor chap is my entry into the “Cold” bonus round.I hadn’t planned to enter into this round, because I didn’t think I had anything to use, then Postie suggested one of the many dead figures I have for my Donn…

Scenario from the ‘Deluge’ rulebook | Scenariusz z podręcznika "Potop"

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Wargamer team has just published a fragment of upcoming the “Deluge” expansion for its “By Fire and Sword’ rules. Scenario, ‘Night Attack’, is available in English here.

Zespół twórców z firmy Wargamer opublikował właśnie fragment dodatku “Potop”. Scenariusz, “Nocny atak”, można pobrać stąd.

Second unit of Steam Ogres from Puppets War | Drugi oddział Parowych Ogrów z Puppets War

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Puppets War has released its second unit-set of Steam Ogres. New release is labelled as ‘Butchers’, set contains three resin 28 mm ‘heroic’ scale miniatures of 60mm height (from foot to top of the head). You can buy this new product for 26 EUR.
There is also a second new set of weapons for Steam Ogres - ‘Butchers’ blades’, which consists of six resin casts of weapons (three swords, two axes, one hammer), three with right and three with left palms. Price of this set is 9 EUR.

Puppets War rozpoczęło sprzedaż drugiego oddziału Parowych Ogrów. Zestaw nosi nazwę “Butchers”, zawiera trzy żywiczne figurki w skali 28 mm “heroic”, mają one ok. 60 mm wysokości

(mierzone od stóp do wierzchu głowy). Cena zestawu to 26 EUR.
Producent oferuje też drugi zestaw broni dla Parowych Ogrów – “Butchers’ blades” – w którym znajduje się sześć odlewów żywicznych broni (trzy miecze, dwa topory, jeden młot). Trzy odlewy są wykonane z prawymi, a trzy z lewymi dłońmi. Cena zestawu to 9 EUR.

Sentinels of the Multiverse Digital Giveaway

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Sentinels of the Multiverse Giveaway

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been having a lot of fun with the digital version of Sentinels of the Multiverse. If you haven’t played this cooperative superhero game before (review here), you should really check it out. It’s probably one of the best super hero tabletop games out there.

Since then, I’ve had a chance to check out both the iPad version and now the Steam version. While we’ll be reviewing this digital version in the near future, I can tell you that Handelabra Games did an absolutely bang up job with this one. If you want to know more about the digital version of this game, head over to their website for a wealth of information.

But it can’t be Christmas unless we have some presents to give away, right? Thanks to some generosity by Handelabra Games, we have 5 STEAM Keys to give away to you lucky readers.… Read the rest

Space fighter move templates from Micro Art Studio | Wzorniki ruchów kosmicznych myśliwców z Micro Art Studio

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Micro Art Studio offers new set of acrylic transparent move templates – ‘Space Fighter Move Templates Orange’ and ‘Space Fighter Move Templates Green’. Both sets contain 11 templates made from 3mm thick fluorescent, transparent acrylic. Price of single set is 14.76 EUR.
Templates were created by Sebastian Makowski.

Firma Micro Art Studio oferuje dwa zestawy nowych wzorników ruchu kosmicznych myśliwców, noszą one nazwy “Space Fighter Move Templates Orange” oraz “Space Fighter Move Templates Green”. Oba zestawy zawierają po 11 wzorników wykonanych z fluorescencyjnego, przezroczystego akrylu o grubości 3 mm. Cena jednego zestawu wynosi 54,61 PLN.
Autorem wzorników jest Sebastian Makowski.

‘Pulp City Supreme Edition’ update | Informacja o "Pulp City Supreme Edition"

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Developers of ‘Pulp City’ game has updated its Kickstarter website, publishing lots of new photos of new boxes for starters, value boxes and bigger models, custom dice sets, etc. Check it here.

Twórcy gry “Pulp City” dokonali ostatniej w tym roku aktualizacji strony zakończonej sukcesem kampanii kickstarterowej, pokazując zdjęcia nowych opakowań zestawów startowych, kart, blisterów na figurki, zestawów kości do gry. Zerknijcie tutaj.

Solo 1/600 Jet Combat: France vs USSR

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

The holidays are finally here!  In the short time I have off I’ve already experienced a burst of creating and gaming, including further play test of my home-brew solo 1/600 jet combat rules.

Continuing my Cold War gone hot scenario based around the Congo Crisis of 1960-63, the Soviets threaten to take direct action versus the tiny (one fighter) Katangan Air Force that has been harassing the army of the leftist Congolese government.  Not wanting to be seen as a weak tool of the US government, Secretary-General Hammerskjold (who survives his plane crash in my alternate history) begs the French Air Force to provide two Mystere IVs to keep the peace.

The French rondel was difficult

Wonderful Tumbling Dice jets take inks so well

The French pilots however are well aware that Belgian mercenaries fly the Katangan Fouga Magisters, and are loathe to fire on their fellow western europeans.  As such, they’ve “missed” the Magister taking off to strafe Congo trucks a few times, to the anger of the USSR.  The Soviets have had enough and launch a pair of Yak 25s, based out of Angola (another change to real history), to destroy the Magister on the ground.

I started the Yaks at the bottom corner of the hex mat, with the target airbase near the other edge.  I rolled 3d6 and dropped the lowest die, summing the remaining two scores.  If the dice sum was equal or less than the turn number, then the French fighters appeared on the edge near the base.  Weighting the dice rolls like that ensured randomness but also gave the Yaks enough time to make a strafing run.

The Mysteres did not appear until turn 9, one turn too late!  On turn 8, chalk two of the Yaks made brilliant strafing run and destroyed the Katangan Magister.  Mission complete, the Soviet fighters turned for Angola; but the faster French fighters were closing…

The pictures show the intercept turn and man was it fun.  The lead Mystere, high above his prey, turns to split the formation of Yaks.  Knowing there’s no escape the Yak trail bird pulls hard into a climbing left turn, forcing the lead Mystere’s hand.

Classic wingman support

The French lead banked hard right to keep the trail Yak in sight, just barely avoiding a hail of 37mm shells.  Cursing he increased the aggressiveness of the turn, seamlessly transitioning to a barrel roll.  As he returned to right-side up, boom! the speed brakes were deployed.  Straining against his harness he felt his stomach in his throat as he pushed the nose over hard, holding the nose right on the closing Yak.  Just one breath to let the Soviet close then he held the trigger, exulting as smoke erupted from the Yak’s starboard nacelle and fuselage.

Speed and altitude differential saves the Mystere…barely!

The trail Yak was reduced two condition levels and just couldn’t keep it in the air, crashing a number of turns later.  The French, pushing the limits of fuel, turned back toward their base, allowing the other Soviet to flee.

The Yak gambled…and ended up in the Mystere’s sights

That was the “official” story, but in order to play test other concepts I actually frozen everyone’s fuel and had two SU-9 Fishpots enter on the Soviet edge.  They fired two semi-active homing missiles at the lead Mystere.  The French lead, so worried about trying to break missile lock, then failed to take the lead Yak into account.  The Yak-25 avenged his wingman, crippling the lead Mystere right before the first missile slammed into it.

Overall another great home-brew experience.  I tested out a ton of changed rules, including new fuel, gunnery, missile and aerobatics rules.  Lots of good lessons learned, such as my missile rules are a little too powerful for this era.

Hahaha. I shouldn't have assaulted over the ri…

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under Posted by

Hahaha. I shouldn’t have assaulted over the river. I hadn’t realized quite how crippling that would be. Oh well. I’d like to face your Hungarians again. My panzer list has been doing well lately.

Oh I have no doubt you will, that last game was a …

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under Posted by

Oh I have no doubt you will, that last game was a nailbiter!

Gift Giving to strangers in the Internet Age

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I haven’t been posting much this month, and for that I have to apologize.  There’s been a glut of health problems within my family, myself included.  It’s been distracting and blogging just hasn’t been on the front burner for me. … Continue reading

New Solar Auxilia Flamer Section

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by



The Solar Auxilia gets some flamers!


And the new models come in at a reasonable £40 or $62.50 for 10

From Forge World:

SOLAR AUXILIA FLAMER SECTION

Working in conjunction with Lasrifle Sections, the Solar Auxilia Flamer Section provides close quarters support to their Infantry Tercio. Whether advancing on lightly armoured enemies, assaulting occupied bunkers or entrenched behind Aegis Defence Lines, the gouts of promethium flame from their weapons will drive back foes far greater than them in number. They are also often employed in boarding actions, clearing corridors of ships with ease.

Solar Auxilia Flamer Sections can be deployed as part of an Infantry Tercio in a Solar Auxilia army in Horus Heresy games. Their rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.

This is a complete multi-part resin kit of ten models, including weapon and head options to make a Sergeant.

 

These models are incredibly beautiful.  I am in! 

Loken



Prussian Scrunts V

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

A couple more of the Scrunts, this time an infantryman with stick grenade and a sniper…Painting Target: 660/1000

Back to the Brushes 97

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some more work in progress pictures for the Painting Challenge. First up some more 20mm scale WW2 German vehicles with two smaller cats to add to the collection.This time the colour scheme is going to be limited to the base colour with some touches her…

Forge World Newsletter #436

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Setting fire to things can be fun I suppose…

Working in conjunction with Lasrifle Sections, the Solar Auxilia Flamer Sectionprovides close quarters support to their Infantry Tercio. Whether advancing on lightly armoured enemies, assaulting occupied bunkers or entrenched behind Aegis Defence Lines, the gouts of promethium flame from their weapons will drive back foes far greater than them in number. They are also often employed in boarding actions, clearing corridors of ships with ease.
Solar Auxilia Flamer Sections can be deployed as part of an Infantry Tercio in a Solar Auxilia army in Horus Heresy games. Their rules can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Four – Conquest.
This is a complete multi-part resin kit of ten models, including weapon and head options to make a Sergeant. This kit is available to pre-order now for despatch from 31st December 2014.
“Battles are won by courage, by standing firm in the face of overwhelming adversity, by advancing into certain death when every instinct is screaming at you to turn.”
Auxiliary Skarn
2333rd Cohort (The Iron Hearts)
Over the next three days we’ll be teasing you with some images of an upcoming new release. We will remove another three pieces in tomorrow’s newsflash. Any ideas who this is?

Cthulumas in New York

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Over the weekend I took the clan on the train to New York for festivus fun and a show on Broadway.

Amongst all the obligatory family stuff, Reilly and I managed to squeeze in a trip to downtown Manhattan’s only war-games store: The Compleat Strat…

That about wraps it up for now …

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

I’ve just returned from the workshop where I’ve cleared almost all of our outstanding orders (apart from a couple that need lots of resin casting … sorry if you’re one of those two, but we won’t be able to clear those until early next week). Those that are small enough are in the postbox, and […]

A gift from Kromlech | Prezent od firmy Kromlech

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

Kromlech company has prepared a little gift for all fans. You can download a set of five free wallpapers (1920.×1080 and 1920×1200 resolutions) with pictures of miniatures released by this company.

Firma Kromlech przygotowała mały podarunek dla wszystkich swoich fanów. Tu można pobrać zestaw pięciu tapet (rozdzielczości 1920×1080 oraz 1920×1200) ze zdjęciami figurek tego producenta.

Deadzone Review

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Deadzone is a miniatures skirmish game set in an urban environment. It comes with all the terrain you need to create your own concrete jungle and the miniatures to fight in it.

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We’re off to see the Wizard – no not that one!

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

I am catching up on the reducing pile of promises rather well, and this is the first figure for Edwins collection. I knew he would hit me with some rather different figures and it did not disappoint when they arrived.So here is a Chinese Wizard floatin…

Scale Differences: Time Cast vs GHQ, Part 2

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Russian Orthodox Churches are very interesting structures that lend a regional flavor to any Eastern Front table top battle field. Other 6mm manufacturers have this particular building type in their inventory but Timecast has one of the best that I’ve …

Kickstarter of the Week: Viceroy

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

ViceroyBefore every major convention people put together their hot list of games being released. Most of these games end up being great, but what I want to find is the hidden gems from that convention. What I love about these games is how they are able to go from obscurity to popularity in just a few days.

A game that fits this bill from Essen 2014 was Viceroy and it is easy to see why. The game looks stunning visually with vibrant colors and great looking artwork. Besides just the visuals, the game has interesting mechanics with bidding and resource management as you place cards in a pyramid shape on the table. The game has received excellent reviews from of others in the industry outside of one major complaint, the game isn’t available in English. Our friends over at Mayday Games have decided to remedy the problem with their newest and biggest Kickstarter yet.… Read the rest

Courtesy of a friend and Photoshop…

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under Posted by

Thanks Bob!

Varnish problems again

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Last year’s challenge was fraught with varnish problems and it seems this year is absolutely no different. Oddly, this year’s problem appears to only be affecting metallic paints, which seems really odd. The armour segments have gone very white, but th…