Last 15 posts from The Letters from Xanadu

Here’s to the canals of Venice! Or at least to tons of styrofoam…

Posted on June 7th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

I’m sorry for not having posted for a couple of weeks… had a hard time, mentally… but as they say, there are good days, there are bad days… but I’ll improve… Talking about something else, as you might remember I did …

Review: White Dwarf 199 (390)

Posted on June 7th, 2012 under , , , , , . Posted by

Well, I am quite inclined to not make too much fuss about June’s White Dwarf… so let’s make this short ‘n sweet… what do we have in this issue?   Warhammer Fantasy Battles New Releases: little to comment here, as the …

Bushido’s campaign for the Ito: facing the final threshold?

Posted on May 27th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Well, time for another posting about the Bushido campaign on Indiegogo – after all, I put some money into this one, too, so it’s a natural thing… I am pretty astonished how quickly the 20,000 $ stretch goal was passed. To be honest, I…

GW Price hike? Why don’t you just, you know, stop whining?

Posted on May 25th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Welliwelliwelliwell, it’s that time of the year – Games Workshop is rising its prices (and kicking the life out of Warhammer Historical while they’re at it). And – who would have guessed? – it’s the time where all ov…

How much styrofoam can you take?

Posted on May 24th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Last weekend I finally found time to go to the nearest Hardware Store and get some polysterene for two of my modular terrain projects – the “Canals of Venice” (also suitable for Mordheim, Eden and whatever game I play in an urban envi…

Ups – I like that Stormtalon…

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

I’m sorry for not having posted for quite a number of days – there is too much “real life” going on at the moment, including some delicate job applications… so there’s not much hobby to report anyway… Talking a…

Carnevale: working on a sample canal face…

Posted on May 16th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Just a short one today – it is a public holiday in Germany, but I want to use that time for some painting and ordinary household chores (well, there is a real life I sometimes have to attend to). A side project of mine during the bygone weeks was…

Here comes the Convoy!

Posted on May 16th, 2012 under , , , , . Posted by

I haven’t posted that bit so far, but quite some months ago I won a EDEN starterset on that wonderful little newssite Tabletop Fix. It took Falk, the mastermind behind the website, quite some time to get hold of the starter set and to send it to …

Researching Venice…

Posted on May 14th, 2012 under , . Posted by

If you follow my Blog you know that I have recently started to induldge myself into Carnevale, a fairly new skirmish game set in the alternate reality of the decaying city of Venice in 1795. Reading the rulebook and planning my forces and terrain piece…

Foamboard ruin ready for priming…

Posted on May 13th, 2012 under , , . Posted by

I had very much “Real Life” this weekend (no, not the exciting one – the boring one…), so I didn’t really have time (or the mood) for much hobby… still I advanced a lot with my Foamboard ruin. Just a few photos and c…

Bushido’s Ito: the race’s over for me – still I hope for 445 $ more…

Posted on May 13th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Well, it’s amazing how many people love Bushido – or love funding a kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign… I’m pretty sure we will see many, many more of that kind in the future… Anyway, just two days ago GT Studio’s cam…

The UAMC Infantry has arrived!

Posted on May 12th, 2012 under , , , , , . Posted by

Oh, what a happy weekend! Look, what came with the post today – some nice brown little parcel right from Defiance Games in Massachusetts. It came pretty quickly, just eight days after I got the information that it had been dispatched to me. Insi…

Behold the Wardens of Faith!

Posted on May 11th, 2012 under , , , , , . Posted by

I know I am always repeating myself on this Blog (almost like history and surely like Guido Knopp)… still: FINALLY IT’S FRIDAY! It has been a mostly terrible week, culminating in my PC accidentally (though, you know, I do suspect that thin…

Bushido’s Ito: only 449 $ ’till the real deal…

Posted on May 9th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

I am pretty impressed by the support Bushido’s Indiegogo campaign for a new faction starter has garnered. There are still 24 days to go and already they got 14,541 US $ out of 5.000 US $ they asked for. I really didn’t notice there are so …

Bring me the egg-shaped UAMC Hardsuits!

Posted on May 8th, 2012 under , , , , , . Posted by

Have you already seen the updated release schedule (“roadmap”) of Defiance Games, the makers of Alien War? Fascinating times lie ahead of us indeed… Originally I wasn’t sure if I should really settle for the UA Marines Corps&#82…