Dark Souls: The Board Game Review

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In our Dark Souls: The Board Game review, we take a look at a cooperative dungeon crawl based on the very popular video game series!
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The Wednesday Gallery

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Even when I’m actually churning out reviews and unboxings rather than just re-posting newsletters I still have Wednesdays off…kinda…Instead I indulge my interest in Steampunk, Gothic and Cosplay in the form of a gallery…though to be honest more o…

Blood Angels Typhoon

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Saturday’s stream was all about getting my Blood Angels some Fast Attack spun up and ready to fight. Previously I showed the Assault Squad I put together for the Fate of Kronor gaming day and of course there are the Inceptors from the Dark Imperium box, but Blood Angels wouldn’t …

​ The Second Breakfast – Halfmen (Halflings!) Kickstarter

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​I backed The Second Breakfast Kickstarter Campaign run by Westfalia Miniatures, I previously backed a Kickstarter Campaign in 2015 of theirs and they delivered pretty much […]

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The Cabal of Eight Pt.30: Black Day

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The impact of the magical force tore off the black swan’s/white knight’s great helm and sent him and a few splinters of carriage flying. A blast of ice spears hit Szoosha (played by Isis) through a window from inside the carriage. The naga attempted to dodge but failed. Gornix (played by Gil) cast mass Ghost […]

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Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

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The latest Call of Cthulhu and Kickstarter news from Chaosium…

#55 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…

Mythos Horrors in the French Revolution – Out Now in PDF!

Announcing Reign of Terroran epic two-part historical scenario, set during the French Revolution, playable as a stand-alone adventure or as an historical interlude for use with Chaosium’s premium campaign Horror on the Orient Express.

Developed by Call of Cthulhu mastermind Mark Morrison as a secret chapter in the story of Horror on the Orient ExpressReign of Terror has been designed for play with or without reference to that campaign.

Part One, set in 1789 amid the stirrings of the revolution, sees the investigators descend into the catacombs of Paris and brave the tribulations of courtly life, where debauchery and wickedness bring there own terrors.
Part Two, set during The Terror, catapults the investigators into a conspiracy, where spies and agents seek out those who would destabilize the new regime. Caught amongst the chaos and dangers of Paris, the way must be found to stop a nightmare that would plunge France and the rest of Europe into darkness.
This book provides a stand-alone setting, with a plethora of historical details to help the Keeper bring Paris and the French Revolution to life. Profusely illustrated throughout, with detailed maps of Paris, the Palace of Versailles, and more!

Alongside the two-part scenario of Reign of Terror is a range of scenario seeds, each providing roots for extending play and building a longer, more in-depth campaign.

Buy the PDF now; get a coupon for the hardcover version!
When you buy Reign of Terror PDF now, we’ll send you a discount coupon that will offset the PDF purchase price once the hardcover version is available.

Khan of Khans – Shipping to backers is well underway!


At the beginning of the Khan of Khans Kickstarter campaign we said that shipping of the boxed game would commence in August of 2017. And so it did! Copies are now in the process of being sent out from all three of our warehouses (Australia, UK, USA).
 

Buy the Khan of Khans Art on Redbubble

We’ve just launched all the goofy Ian O’Toole artwork from our new Khan of Khans family game at the Chaosium Redbubble Store! T-shirts, mugs, wall art and more! 
And don’t forget our wide range of Call of Cthulhu, Glorantha and other Chaosium lines over at Redbubble: something for everyone….

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Infinity Engine launches new officially licensed RuneQuest Miniatures on Kickstarter

Our friends at Infinity Engine have launched their Kickstarter for the adversaries from the RQ Quickstart’s Broken Tower scenario.
Two Sprul-Pa, a Dream Weft, three Menhir and the Stone Woman. And two iconic Rock Lizards! There are backer levels from cardboard stand-ups right through to fully-painted sets where you can customise the colors!
The Kickstarter runs until October 9—check it out at the link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinity-engine/runequest-quickstarter-miniatures

What is Ab Chaos?
(…from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab – Latin “from”
Chaos – (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

Ab Chaos is an informal newsletter for Chaosium fans. Through our history we have tried to serve the players and gamemasters through craft and art as well as (and sometimes at the expense of) marketing and moneymaking. We appreciate your loyalty, and offer this communication to those who are curious about us, beyond the mere “product”.

It is planned to be informal and irregular. We are, after all, not the Orderium.

Copyright © 2017 Chaosium Inc., All rights reserved. 

Free (ish!) 100 Dusty Paperbacks on an Abandoned Bookshelf for Modern RPGs Download Now!

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Hello again, just a post to let you know about this month’s Pointless Classics title is 100 Dusty Paperbacks on an Abandoned Bookshelf for all Modern RPGs. This PDF is ideal for those moments during your game when players are searching and scavenging on shelves and so on. Not every search will come up with anything […]

Warlord Games – Wednesday Newsletter

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Warlord Games Wednesday newsletter…

We’re celebrating our 10th birthday bash in a whopping 2-day extravaganza of activities, seminars and participation games. Plus you can come and join John Stallard, Rick Priestley, Paul Sawyer, Andy Chambers, Alessio Cavatore and more from the wargaming industry as they chat and share what’s in the pipeline with you all. Hurry as we only have a limited amount of tickets!
Our illustrious leader provides an insight on the Engineer and his role in Black powder…
Do you know your typical historical tank platoon structures? Get to grips with your formations as the Tank War escalates!
Beasts of War unbox and take a look at the excellent MDF Airspeed Horsa Glider kit from Sarissa Precision! Perfect for any airlanding battle!
The Terrain Tutor shows you how to add battle damaged woodland to your battlefield. He looking at some simple techniques to produced burnt woodland scatter pieces for your terrain set!
Jamie Howard showcases one of his favourite army lists which also brings back memories of his service in the army! 
A clarification of ‘half’ in the Break Test conditions for casualties in gates of Antares.
Many questions still surround Batu and Baray of the Freeborn, this new PDF from Tim Bancroft reveals all…
We spotted this force being worked on by a chap in the Konflikt ’47 Facebook group – so, of course, we asked him to share it with us…
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Guild Ball: Farmer’s Guild ‘Grange’

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Well here we go, the very first model completed for my Farmer’s Guild (well 2 if you count the ball).  As I mentioned yesterday, I am taking just a little bit more time on each of these models and picking out some more highlights.  Usually on my models I like the colors to flow more fluently with subtle highlights.  For these guys I decided to give them that extra ‘pop’ of a highlight in just a few spots.

So first up we have their Captain ‘Grange’.  In all honestly I have not had the time to really go over the stats on any of the Farmer’s models. All I been hearing though is that ‘Thresher’ is the better Captain once he is released.  Personally I dont care, I like the look of all the Guild Ball models and enjoy collecting/painting them.  Eventually they will also hit the Pitch.
I also mentioned yesterday that I was unsure of the quality of the new plastic and how it would take the paint.  So far I like them a lot.  For the last 5-7 years I have been using a very cheap flat black spray paint ($.98/can) to prime my models (I never understood spending $8-$10 a can for black primer) and these plastics models took that spray paint very well.  Then with my P3 paints I also had no issues at all.  I did notice I had to use multiple coats on some of my colors but I think that is due to the paint itself.  Some of the colors I have been using are from P3’s new ‘Grymkin’ line of colors and I think a lot of these colors are very thin, but I love the color choices and they could not have been released at a more better time.


Grange

Grange

Grange and Ball
Painting Points: 1+1

Wasteland Express Delivery Service Review

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Wasteland Express Delivery ServiceWhile 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road may have brought the post-apocalyptic genre back into the spotlight, I’ve always had a fondness for that theme. So heck yeah I was excited to try Wasteland Express Delivery Service after seeing it at Gen Con this year. Trucking across a ravaged landscape, make deliveries, fighting raiders and earning […]

Top 10 Board Games Based on a Video Game

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Top 10 Board Games Based on a Video GameI play a lot of video games. It’s my primary activity when I am by myself, as it’s much easier to get started in than a solo board game. While we have been seeing a lot of board games making their way into the digital realm (thanks to tablet board games), we don’t see much […]

Product Review: Battlefront’s BB215 Medium Desert House

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By Ranger Dane

This is a nice piece of terrain for your Desert table.   This Medium Desert House is being released as part of Battlefront’s new modern building line for use with Team Yankee, but will work great for WWII gaming as well. . This Medium-sized Desert House is being released with the V4 North Africa campaign set, but it will also blend well in any Italian Campaign.
This Medium-sized Desert House will also blend seamlessly with any Arab-Israeli war game.

These homes are also representative of many Mediterranean homes.   Here are an actual House in North Africa.

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9 Simple Etiquette Rules for Better Warhammer 40K Games

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A hectic few weeks with storms in the Atlantic have kept my busy as well as an increase in military duties. Have finally balanced my schedule and gotten a few games in the new edition of Warhammer 40K. The Changes I like the changes and the new speed o…

Beginner Grey Knight 500 point Army List: The Lightning Hammer

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Ironically does not use hammers.We had our first session for the Warhammer club at school two days ago, and preparations have begun in earnest for the School League tournament. I have some Student Initiates now, older players from last academic year wh…

Battle Report – Warhammer 40000 – Orkz vs. Blood Ravens

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  Time for some Open War! As I finish the first of my Imperial Knights for my Questoris army, I roll it and some Vengeance Weapon Batteries into my Blood Ravens for a game against Mike’s freshly painted Orkz (done in six weeks!) using the new Open War cards from GW. Advertisements

eBay purchases I shouldn’t regret

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Iapedus at Languor Management recently did an inventory check of all the models he had to paint with the rather drastic result of entering into a 12 step programme to try and curtail his relentless hobby spending. As a self-confessed hobby addict myself I could understand his situation. Thankfully my hobby spending is rather more controlled. I’m sure we’re both getting top bargains, which is part of the fun side of scouring ebay but I’m always mindful of what I already have knocking around. That said I have vision in my head of things I want to do and at times that requires a purchase to then turn that fantasy into a reality.

Anyway, when I was commenting on his blog I was eagerly eyeing up a few Buy It Nows that would get me the parts for a ‘Crayon’ Whirlwind, a Land Speeder and a Sentinel all for around £24! But then I saw this auction for the Whirlwind, plus original Rogue Trader Rhino. The result being I was able to snap it up for £6.10, [plus £2.90 postage]. A couple of quid more than the Buy It Now, but with a legacy ‘relic’ tank to go with it! I must explain the two elements to this – number 1 as I have Rogue Trader tanks I feel aesthetically bound to continue with those, which is a shame as I really like the new Rhino model. Secondly this Whirlwind variant has always appealed to me, not for the relatively silly crayon rockets but the marine in the turret that echoes the Land Speeder Vengeance gunner. For this reason I’ve been
hungering for this model for quite a while, which again is a shame as I like the current Whirlwind to. But, for £9 that’s not a bad deal and again I got the adrenal kick of a real auction, sniping in the last minute.

I then followed up with another purchase. Sentinels for my Genestealer Cult, I love the concept and aesthetic of the these. Two with flamers and close combat chainsaws. Sadly missing weapons on one and their canopies but I can live with that. Final auction price £15.10 [plus £2.90 postage]. Again a pretty good bargain at 40% off. The missing weapons are unfortunate but I’ll pick them up at some point.

However, the purchases have made me think, in much the same way Iapedus tool stock. I have plenty of models now and I will therefore not be getting any more for the foreseeable future. My To Do List has me covered so new models are just going to be sat waiting to paint and I want to keep my spends down too.

That said there are a number of exceptions. I have some Amazon Vouchers, which would allow me to pick up some more Acolytes. This would give me plenty of options for my second set of Deathwatch Cultists – making them far more intersting and divers compare with the standard set I already have. Additionally I have £40 of vouchers for Wargames. I’ve earmarked that for the Tyranid Codex, rumoured for October/November. In addition I’ll be ordering a box of Empire Flagellants. I’ve always loved them from back when they were only available in metal. I loved their rules and figures and the plastic ones look fantastic. I’m planning to convert them into my Genestealer cult so I have even more random diversity – a heady mix of [chaos] cultists, mine-worker cultists, fanatic cultists and maybe even some Guard Cultists one day – to illustrate how the cult infiltrated all manner of Ferron society.

In the mean time it looks like I have a lot on my palette…

En route to becoming the Dux

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Okay, just kidding, but suddenly I find myself in a bigger territory area in the TSA Dux Campaign.Well, it`s not because of good gaming or big victories, as I`ll be going to battle for the first time in the campaign coming friday.What happened is that …

Showcase: Unicorn by WizKids (Pathfinder Battles)

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This week, I painted up a Unicorn.A Unicorn by WizKids from their Pathfinder Battles Deep Cuts series. I painted it up to give away as a gift.This Unicorn is by WizKids from their Pathfidner Battles Deep Cuts line. In a previous article, I reviewed the…

Slowly, the Minoan camp comes together

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This is just a quick work-in-progress shot of the elements of my Minoan camp that I have so far. I am still waiting on my Rapier order (not the first time I’ve written that!), so I have just been working off what I have already had floating around in m…

Knowing your Angmar from your Erebor: Getting started with Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

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Following a recent conversation with a podcast listener, in which I was discussing the merits of playing The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, from Fantasy Flight Games, solo, I was subsequently presented with a couple of issues, which all boiled down to answering a (relatively) simple question: Where on Middle Earth do you start? LOTR:TCG has been out for several years now, and as it’s a deck building game, each new expansion adds more and more cards. Couple that with the fact that there a multitude of expansions, and this can quickly become quite bewildering to the new player. One important thing to note – LOTR:TCG is not a collectible card game. Each expansion pack has a fixed content, so you don’t have to collect absolutely everything in order to keep up with play. Start at the beginning: The Core box As the song says, the beginning is a good place to start – in fact, the one mandatory purchase for this game is the Core box. As well as the rules (although these, and an FAQ, are available online) the Core set contains cards and tokens that you will need throughout the game. The cards in the game are divided […]

Von Mohnblume Line – part six

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After the black/brown undercoat or basecoat, I painted the flesh areas with a mixture of either cream and white or dark grey and black. These colours were then highlighted with lighter tones of the base colours and prior to taking these images, I tidie…

Thermo Priest

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There was no flesh to worry about painting on this totally encased Thermo Priest Although unlikely to see action in a game of Confrontation, the stout chap will definitely get out there in a game of Dragon Rampant. Advertisements

Ptolemy GrecoEgyptian Cavalry

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A unit of heavy Ptolemy cavalry, Egyptian horse in Greek style, armed with lance.I do love the Imputvs basing system, good looking units without tons of figures!As always Xyston miniatures.

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GuardCon 2017 – Report

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Wargaming was at the fore this past weekend in Auckland. GuardCon hosted a massive gathering of Hobbyists at the Auckland Bridge Club. It was fantastic to see the resurgence in Warhammer in record numbers and I for one look forward to seeing more playe…