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Jan Žižka: Blandford Warriors Episodes 5, 6 & 7

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Jan Zizka, Taborite Infantryman and Teutonic Knight for WarhammerJan Zizka, Taborite Infantryman and Teutonic Knight for WarhammerIf you’re into Czech action cinema you might already know Jan Žižka as the titular hero of the upcoming Jan Žižka film from director Petr Jákl – the man famous for films such as Pterodactyl and Born Into Shit.  If you’re not,…

Corrupted Light Acolytes for Silver Tower

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I like to think of Light Wizards as jobbing professionals and their Acolytes as bumbling apprentices.  Here’s a bumble of Light Acolytes – one of the obscurest units in Warhammer of editions past. Left to right: Donkor, Aswad, Llam-Cheops, Wiss Qeb, Khontar and…

Citadel Miniatures JD1 Judge Dredd

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

With a Strontium Dogs game on the horizon from Warlord Games, my mind is all a-flutter with 2000AD miniatures.  Games Workshop had the licence in the 1980s and put out a sweet range of figures just before creating the seminal Warhammer 40,000…

Those Cowboys are Mexicans

Posted on April 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Winter has not done with us here in the Northwest, after one beautiful day at the weekend we are back to cold, grey and rain, as I type the heaven’s are just waiting to dump on us. We got to the club early last night and had to go back to the car other…

Anyone Still Here?

Posted on April 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m curious if I still have any readers after so long a silence. I must admit that I have abandoned this blog. It wasn’t a long absence due to life’s particular habits: I made…

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Light Wizard Duo for Silver Tower

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

oldhammer warhammer talisman empire silver tower light wizards and blue horrors of tzeentcoldhammer warhammer talisman empire silver tower light wizards and blue horrors of tzeentcMove over Penn & Teller, move over Siegfried & Roy – a new magical double act is in town.  Coming all the way from the pyramids of the Old World are twin brothers Lapis & Lazuli  – fantastical Wizards of Light. Masters…

Alan Horseman: Blandford Warriors Episode 2

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Oldhammer Blandford Warriors Alan Horseman and Late Imperial RomansOldhammer Blandford Warriors Alan Horseman and Late Imperial RomansAs names for ranges go, “Blandford Warriors” is a little … underwhelming.  Rather than conjuring up images of medieval warlords on their bloodthirsty rampages it puts me instantly in mind of the sleepy Dorset village – Blandford.  Blandford’s top tourist attraction is…

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 3 Traditional Publishing

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 3 Traditional Publishing
We finally arrive at our third and final part of our 2018 preview, and this has been without a doubt the most difficult part of the list to put together. I have taken input from all three members of the Polyhedron Collider team and our highlights were featured in our most recent Podcast episode. It has become apparent however just how much of a hype generating machine Kickstarter has become. I’ve managed to put a list of over 20 games that Kickstarter is bringing to us this year, but I have struggled to find just 10 games arriving via more conventional publishing means.  Is this because publishers are being more guarded with their announcements or is this because of the meteoric rise of Kickstarter?

Don’t forget to check out Part1, where we looked at games coming to Kickstarter this year, and Part 2, where we looked at the games we Kickstarted in the past and are expecting to be delivered in 2018.

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Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 2 Kickstarter Arrivals

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As the resident….well, I hesitate to use the term “junkie”, but it’s pretty much what the other two call me….“purchasing enthusiast” within the Polyhedron Collider walls, it seems that the majority of Kickstarters we collectively backed prior to 2018…

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 1 Kickstarter

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 1 Kickstarter

Every year we like to put up a little preview of the games coming out over the coming twelve months. In a way this article has become easier, as companies have made an effort to start promoting their games far in advance of their release. But it’s also become more difficult, as the rise of Kickstarter has meant that games that are announced hit Kickstarter and don’t hit our tables for a few years, don’t fund and so have to relaunch or even don’t turn up on Kickstarter at all (it’s been 2 years since we mentioned Chronicles Origin and we still have no idea if that game is even coming out).

This year we’re going to do things a little different, breaking the 2018 preview into three lists, the first (this one) will cover games that are coming to Kickstarter over the coming year (or even this week!) The second will address those games have already funded on Kickstarter (that we here at Polyhedron Collider have backed) and should be releasing over the next twelve months, and the last will be those games that publishers have announced.

Of course we can’t mention every game, but here’s a slice of gaming action that everyone here at Polyhedron Collider is excited to get to the table.

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December Monthly Retrospective: Hansa Teutonica, Citadels, and Century Spice Road

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

2017 was a momentous board gaming year for me with nearly 50 different games played, new friends made, and new

DMs Guild Masterpiece Central

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under . Posted by

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My Most Played Games of 2017

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been an odd year for me and games.  If you read my blog post about writing reviews, you will know that I moved house right at the end of 2016 and so have had some real trouble getting games to the table. This means my list of most played games i…

Grenadier Dungeons & Dragons Umber Hulk

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The Umber Hulk is the iconic Dungeons & Dragons monster, a powerful tunnelling beast with the power to confuse anyone who sees all four of its eyes at once.  This confusion is a form of psychic hypnosis, rather than puzzlement over the fact it has eyes in its nostrils, and what might happen when it …

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November Retrospective: Deep Sea Adventure, Libertalia, A Feast for Odin, Epic Quests, and Dice Forge

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Christmas in less than a week! As the year draws to a close, the one certainty will be a surge

Dark Ages Church

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

Saint Augustine arrived in Britian AD 597 to revitalise Christianity.  For the next four hundred years, crudely constructed churches like this one appear across the island. A humble friar takes a stroll around the Saxon minster at sunset. “But Curis,” I hear you cry, “Friars didn’t exist until centuries after the Dark Ages ended.  Your …

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Dungeon & Dragons: Great Wight Shark

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

James over at Gonzo History is running a competition inspired by Gary Gygax’s antics designing the original D&D monsters.  Legend goes that young Gary, looking for fantasy monsters to populate his dungeons, got  a bag of cheap plastic monsters from Hong Kong and made up names and rules, bringing  Rust Monsters, Bulletes, Owlbears to life …

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Choose Your Own Adventurers – Episode 14: Necromunda Mauretania, Space Amazon

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Necromunda’s just been re-rereleased, and there’s a piece of art floating around in White Dwarf and Warhammer Community that doesn’t correspond to any of the miniatures released yet, but is a lovely call back to a couple of 1980s classics. Necromunda Mauretania makes all her decisions on the hoof. The hoofed mad-haired Amazon in stockings …

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Robin Hood’s Friar Tuck

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Friar Tuck, legendary tonsured companion of Robin Hood, joins my miniatures collection. “Praise the Lord!  And pass the tax rebate!” Friar Tuck was an impulse purchase whilst acting as Nottingham cultural attaché for visiting family members.  Warlord Games (a Nottingham company) have a small range of Heritage Miniatures they’ve slipped into local tourist spots like …

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Chaos Thug Life 2

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Citadel Miniatures Chaos Thug range is melting pot of influences and ideas.  Unlike Games Workshop’s modern Chaos Marauders, who are uniformly bearded barbarians, the classic Thug range had odd chaps with mullets, Saracen-flavoured archers and even stray ninjas. Hot as thuggery. It makes the individual Thugs fun to paint, as they’re each full of …

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We’ll be back after these messages

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

If you are a regular reader of polyhedroncollider.com or a regular listener to the Polyhedron Collider Cast you may have noticed a downturn in our output over the last few months. The good news is that we fully intend to continue with the podcast, albeit at a slower pace. The bad news, however, is that I am seriously considering either taking a hiatus from creating written reviews or maybe even stopping completely. Either way I think you deserve an explanation.

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We’ll be back after these messages

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

If you are a regular reader of polyhedroncollider.com or a regular listener to the Polyhedron Collider Cast you may have noticed a downturn in our output over the last few months. The good news is that we fully intend to continue with the podcast, albeit at a slower pace. The bad news, however, is that I am seriously considering either taking a hiatus from creating written reviews or maybe even stopping completely. Either way I think you deserve an explanation.

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TUTORIAL – Company of Iron Custom Epoxy Tokens…

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So you got your Command Deck for Company of Iron but no tokens. Fear not! Here’s a quick and easy way to create your own set using a little elbow grease. SUPPLIES & TOOLS NEEDED EK Tools 1″ Circle Punch … Continue reading

TUTORIAL – Custom Magnetic Army/Miniature Case

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are several players in my local meta that have spent years building all kinds of magnetic cases. So I decided to poke and prod their brain about it. A big shout out goes to Dustin, Trevor, and Michael for … Continue reading

Squiggy Stardust – the Orctober Squig

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

It’s Orctober, and as my initial plan to model and paint a Warhammer 40,000 scale Ork Spleenrippa  has stalled, I fired out this David Bowie inspired Squig.  Presenting Squiggy Stardust. He could lick you by smiling. Other musical Ork mashup ideas considered were: The Notorious S.Q.U.I.G. Red Grot Chili Peppers Squig Squig Sputniks Björk Tina …

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