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Undead Of Some Sort

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve had another go with the inks today and have all but finished off what I started yesterday. These are some more Frostgrave figures. I am not sure what I will use the for. Mostly, I have selected them to paint because they have been hanging around, …

Hill Or Frost Giant

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I think I got this guy from Northstar as part of the Frostgrave range when it came out. It’s not the biggest giant miniature I posses but he is nicely posed and has what I consider a very giant like face.This week I thought I’d try out a few techniques…

End Of The Week – Dark Age Men In Black

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been an odd week for me but I have in the end reached my goal and then some so The New Cruelty is happy. You might have noticed from some of my posts it’s not been the happiest week of my life. As I didn’t start painting until Thursday I am prey h…

Writing Your Own RPG Background Or All Is Vanity

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under . Posted by

I have been working on what I have called the Viking Game for about five years now even though in my head it’s called Northmen. I made a couple of key decisions back when I started the project and I have pretty much stuck with them. The world expands b…

End Of The Week – Well The Week That Was

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under Posted by

After what has been a fairly brisk week I thought it was time to put up some pictures of last week’s work. 11 orcs for Titansgrave or maybe shadowrun.

The Slump

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m in a line of work where the work/life balance is normally pretty good. This is something that has tuned my life around. In the last two years or so I have had cause to want to savour that time as much as I can. There is only a finite time for us al…

Blood Bowl Eldheim Eagles & Other Stuff

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Although the Elfheim Eagles have been in the offing for a while there are been some genuine publicity for them today and alongside that there are a few other new releases pending.

In the first supplement for the game, Death Zone all the elf teams got a mention. It seemed odd to me that they haven’t come out earlier as they tended to be one of the more popular teams especially if you liked passing plays and dying players. I was expecting the other elf teams at some point but as GW came up with a kitbash way to do Dark Elves and High Elves could easily use this box (well maybe with a bit of conversion) leaving the wood elves to do, so they may not be hitting the website any time soon.

The Full Team

The box set has all the usual stuff. In order to field a reasonable team you are still going to need a couple of boxes. This is probably going to leave you with four of the twelve figures in the second box (two blitzers and two throwers) being pretty much useless but this has been the case with the other boxes as well. There are a couple of deals including one with all the new elf releases and another with just the team and the dice. Neither of these seem to have any cost saving though.
It’s the look of the figures that is all important and they do look good. They have the distinctive elf style and grace. I thought the catcher was nicely posed and the thrower and the blitzer look pretty good to.

Not a Nazi salute

As I said earlier there is plenty of other new material and some “new” material which is also on pre-order. There is obviously a set of dice. As all teams now have a set of dice I guess they are just following form and they do seem to make money. There are card sleeves for the special play cards. At £7 for fifty they are no prohibitively expensive and are almost value for money. There are three team decks also due out. Obviously the elf team deck is there as is the deck for humans and orcs and I assume decks for other teams will follow. There is also the Almanac which is everything from Death Zone 1 + 2 plus a few extras. I haven’t seen a copy of DZ 2 so this book might make it on to the shopping list.

The full Monty

There are also several new boards. Along with the Elf Team release the is a nicely manicured elf pitch on one side and a wintery pitc on the other. This comes with suitable dug-outs. Also out is the Blood On The Snow board with orc and human themed winter boards. Then there is the goblin board which has two fairly mashed up looking pitches. Both of these also come with dug-outs. Forge World have also done a couple of neoprene boards.

All in all they seem to have made it on to the wishlist.

Gifts Or Presents?

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

I use the phrase Christmas Is Coming a lot in December. Not much of a surprise. When I say it out loud, I say it in a way that would lead you to believe that ten thousand white walkers are just on the horizon would be a more appealing prospect. As an a…

Gifts For Gamers

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under Posted by

What do you get the nerd in your life?I was talking to one of the lads earlier about the buying of presents. It is that time of year after all. The nature of the conversation was about the difference between men and women. It has been my experience tha…

Gifts For Gamers

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under Posted by

What do you get the nerd in your life?I was talking to one of the lads earlier about the buying of presents. It is that time of year after all. The nature of the conversation was about the difference between men and women. It has been my experience tha…

Gluing Things Together

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under Posted by

Gluing one bit of a mini to another bit seems to be taking gradually more and more time as I get older. This coupled with all the playing about with the bases seems to have extended the amount of time I spend with a model before I even start painting i…

Gluing Things Together

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under Posted by

Gluing one bit of a mini to another bit seems to be taking gradually more and more time as I get older. This coupled with all the playing about with the bases seems to have extended the amount of time I spend with a model before I even start painting i…

The Curious Nature Of Pricing In The Hobby

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ve been to the Recon Show in Leeds today. It is perhaps the smallest show I go to and seems to be getting slightly smaller but still busy. Despite this, it still manages to take a large amount of money out of my pocket. I got four metal miniatures an…

The Curious Nature Of Pricing In The Hobby

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ve been to the Recon Show in Leeds today. It is perhaps the smallest show I go to and seems to be getting slightly smaller but still busy. Despite this, it still manages to take a large amount of money out of my pocket. I got four metal miniatures an…

Painted Or Not

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

I read an article in one of the UK wargaming magazines this week that was in response to another article about the merits, or absence of them of playing with painted versus unpainted figures. It’s an argument I have heard a lot over the years and it se…

Painted Or Not

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

I read an article in one of the UK wargaming magazines this week that was in response to another article about the merits, or absence of them of playing with painted versus unpainted figures. It’s an argument I have heard a lot over the years and it se…

Christmas Is Coming

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Be Warned

Christmas Is Coming

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Be Warned

Importance Of Family – Obviously Not A Gaming Post

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

It is said that Christmas is just around the corner. At the moment it feels like it more round a blind alley. I have been to the local Christmas market today, all eight stalls of it, just to have a hot dog. Except that it’s a bratwurst because we all k…

Importance Of Family – Obviously Not A Gaming Post

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under . Posted by

It is said that Christmas is just around the corner. At the moment it feels like it more round a blind alley. I have been to the local Christmas market today, all eight stalls of it, just to have a hot dog. Except that it’s a bratwurst because we all k…

Late Night

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s been a long day and a day of hard work, by my standards at least. It’s getting to the end of the month and I feel my work is never done. And the space orcs aren’t done either. i wa kind of hoping to have them complete today. I have instead kind of…

Late Night

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s been a long day and a day of hard work, by my standards at least. It’s getting to the end of the month and I feel my work is never done. And the space orcs aren’t done either. i wa kind of hoping to have them complete today. I have instead kind of…

End Of The Week & Ghouls

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have had a good week this week and The New Cruelty is happy. I have managed to achieve all of my goals from last week. I did get all seven of the ghouls I started done. Done, based, varnished and completely finished. As far as it goes I am never happ…

End Of The Week & Ghouls

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have had a good week this week and The New Cruelty is happy. I have managed to achieve all of my goals from last week. I did get all seven of the ghouls I started done. Done, based, varnished and completely finished. As far as it goes I am never happ…

Rough Month On The Blogging/Life Front – Not A Gaming Post

Posted on November 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

It’s getting to the end of the month and I have just realised that I have managed to miss posting on three days. I had planned to post every day this year and at the very least post once for every day of the month and that seems like a target I am unli…