Great video from West Tokyo Wargamers of a World War I aerial game using the Wings of War (now Wings of Glory) game and miniatures!
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SPARTAN GAMES TO PRODUCE “HALO” TABLETOP MINIATURES GAMES Below is the announcement for this incredible news My family is stoked about this game and we ae already setting funds aside to be a part of this. We will be following this topic closely and will bring you news as fast as we can. FOR IMMEDIATE […]
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game: Imperial Raider $99.95 Explore epic new chapters in the Galactic Civil War with the Imperial Raider Expansion Pack for X-Wing! The Empire gains a powerful counter to the Rebellion’s huge ships with one huge, pre-painted Imperial Raider-class corvette and a new TIE Advanced miniature that features an alternate […]
Throughout the week I have been pressing on with Scourge reinforcements for my fledgeling starter army and break into Hawk Wargames Dropzone Commander. If all goes to plan I will have the next unit completed over the weekend and will post something in the next day or two. A short interlude however, as an impressively […]
Star Wars: Armada: Victory-class Star Destroyer $39.95 The Victory-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack bolsters your Imperial fleet with one sculpted and pre-painted miniature Star Destroyer, identical to the Star Destroyer miniature from the Star Wars: Armada Core Set. It also comes with all requisite tokens and command dials, plus more than a dozen […]
The Hobbit: Enchanted Gold $24.95 Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: Enchanted Gold, a two-player card game of treasure and adventure! Both players travel across Middle-Earth, crossing the Misty Mountains and encountering Orcs, elves, spiders, and trolls, before facing the great dragon, Smaug, and participating in the Battle of […]
While chatting with one of my fellow hobbyists Tom (Citizen_W when messing around on the internet…he’s also currently my GM so I have to be nice to him or my character might have a mysterious and fatal accident next session, lol) about how many games systems we owned compared to how many we actually played we began to wonder how we could so easily slip from spending all our spare time on a particular game to happily putting it in a box and forgetting about it….
Both of our initial interests in miniature war-gaming were primarily in the area of Games Workshops systems (Warhammer 40K for the most part) and it was only really when a certain new edition of that particular game emerged that we weren’t big fans of (Personally I f@#king hated 6th Edition but I won’t put words into the mouths of others…) that we started looking elsewhere…
I often get accused of making arbitrary decisions about what I choose to like (or not like) but this isn’t actually true (well…not totally…). It’s just that I don’t see the point in writing about things I don’t enjoy and most peoples opinions of me and what I care about are (for obvious reasons) based on what I write about. My hatred of Infinity (for example) came about after playing it several times and I gave 6th Edition 40K about fifty chances to convert me and it failed on every occasion…
Well that’s enough preamble…
My bits will be in red, Toms will be in blue and any generic information will stay in black…
As Tom is a guest we’ll let him go first…
A lot of blog space has been given up over time (including much of my own) to how best to get into certain systems. Their positive and negatives, USP’s and the damage they’ll cause to your wallet.
At this point in my life as a hobbyist though I have an issue, through friends, FLGS, Kickstarter and just sheer impulse I have accumulated more than a few systems. The sad fact is however my magpie like nature exceeds my time and ability to learn to play, paint or play these systems. With Christmas coming up and a number of Kickstarters due to arrive in the early new year the number only looks to increase, so my plan is to take you through a few of my systems and my reasoning for keeping some and ditching some.
A point before I continue, I am not saying any system is better than another (unless I expressly say so) this is very much a subjective set of reasons for me. I on the other hand will probably be less diplomatic…
These are the categories that Tom decided upon and they seemed reasonable so I’ve left them as is…it will be of no surprise to any-one whose seen my painting that ‘display’ is unlikely to have been on my list of reasons for keeping any system…
Systems will fall into categories:
Scrapped - Got rid of in their entirety
Display - Key figures or ones I like most will be kept and put in my cabinet
Played - Systems I am playing
System 1 – Malifaux
Malifaux is what I consider to be my core system. When I was looking for something different to 40K a few years ago it was Malifaux that grabbed me first and even through an edition change and a near complete restyle I’m still fully on board. Malifaux is the system I play most and some of the models I most enjoy painting. For me it and the smaller skirmish games are an easier fit to my free time and the available space I have to store my hobby.
System 2 – Warhammer 40,000
While Malifaux may be my core system now, my first and for a long time only system was 40k. I haven’t played 40k much since 5th edition for many reasons. First like many other players the rules change to 6th ed did not suit me, my armies or my play style. Secondly the system is getting bigger needing more models, larger models and all my current armies would need a fair bit of updating to be competitive. This sadly means the system that got me into hobby is consigned to the scrap pile to be fondly remembered when I glance at the few models I intend to keep as display pieces.
Knight models Batman system is the game I’m most excited about at the moment. Ever since I got my hands on my Joker crew almost two years ago I’ve wanted this system to be more out there so I can play with my favourite characters on the table top. Needless to say I will be keeping hold of this system, it’s small the models are detailed and make great display pieces and I can’t wait to see it develop.
…which quite obviously made me an instant fan. Like Malifaux it has a small model count so it doesn’t take a large financial investment to start and the rulebook is downloadable for free from Knight Games website and despite a few translation issues early on it’s a solid enough rule-set. I haven’t played it enough to comment on balance but it scores in both the ‘cool models’ and ‘is fun’ categories so I’m sold…
System 4 – Wild West Exodus
I’m a big fan of both Steampunk and westerns so when WWX popped up on Kickstarter I was so excited. I went halves on a core box with a guy at my FLGS, painted up my outcasts and learned the rules. The models have now been sat in my cabinet for almost a year now as no one else in my gaming circle has picked it up. This has been a hard decision as my force is painted and not taking up much space but I think WWX is a goner from my collection just because I won’t have the time (or an opponent) to play it.
System 5 – Warmachine/Hordes
While they’re separate systems I consider them one (despite having a rulebook for each and more tokens than I want to think about). Warmahordes is probably my largest collection of models due to owning two 50 point forces and a large 100 point force. I really enjoy the simplicity of the game and the varied styles is covers. I think for me it fills that itch for tactics on a larger scale without having a massive amount of models. This is one I might scale back to be just the one maybe two forces as my Cygnar are hardly used at present.
System 6 – Lord of the Rings
I like elves, Tolkien and hobby. Therefore I have a some what large collection of Rivendell, Mirkwood and Lothlorien elves for the LOTR strategy battle game and the Hobbit. While the system is elegant (if highly criticised) I rarely get a chance to play it. I think this may become a display system due to my love of the source material.
System 7 – X-Wing, D+D Attack Wing
System 9 – Dreadball
I love Dreadball my teams live in a small KR multi case with the tokens and other paraphernalia needed ready to head out to a game day at any point. It’s definitely a keeper and one of my favourite tournament systems.
System 10 – Deadzone
Another system I bought painted and played to death for a month or so before the love died off a little. I’m not a huge sci-fi fan (compared to Steampunk and fantasy) so i think if/when Mantic Games get round to a fantasy skirmish game I’ll scurry back in a heartbeat. Scrapped though I’m afraid.
Due to the hassle of time I’m scaling it back to smaller skirmish systems and those with more impressively detailed models. It’s been quite hard to choose those system I’ll be dropping especially being such a hoarder for plastic crack, but hopefully this means I’ll be able to spend more time improving the quality of my models and my ability to play those I have chosen to keep playing. Better get clearing I suppose *sigh*.
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
Been a bit more productive this week though some of that was courtesy of some pictures of new Malifaux releases from the Black friday sale sent to me courtesy of a helpful blog reader. Fortunately my only small pile of purchases have now arrived so I c…
It was a miniatures game involving Star Wars characters so it was inevitable that some-one at my local hobby store Titan Games would purchase one as soon as it arrived…..it was also of no surprise to any-one locally that the person was Tom (Citizen_W…
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG: Lords of Nal Hutta Sourcebook $39.95 Lords of Nal Hutta is a Hutt Space sourcebook for the Edge of the Empire Roleplaying Game that allows you and your friends to escape the oppressive rule of the Empire and engage in devious schemes with the galaxy’s slimiest and […]
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Wednesday was Fantasy Flight Games’ LCG State of the Union address. This is where the company communicates with its LCG players and talks the current state of the game catalogue, tournaments and gives news on upcoming changes and events. The big new…
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XCOM: The Board Game $59.95 Paris has fallen. New York is a pile of rubble spilling into the Atlantic. Alien attacks against Nanjing and Changzhou prompt widespread panic throughout the streets of Shanghai. Defense satellites detect UFOs in orbit over Mexico, Russia, and Brazil. Military responses have proven ineffectual. Fear and anxiety lead to widespread […]
The Italian game publisher will relaunch the game by publishing an expansion, “Adventures in Hyboria”, to be launched on Kickstarter next month September 2014 – Ares Games is proud to announce that a deal has been signed with Conan Properties International LLC to re-launch and expand the “Age of Conan” Strategy Board game. “Conan is […]
Descent 2nd Edition: Journeys in the Dark: Guardians of Deephall Hero & Monster Collection $34.95 Leap to the defense of Deephall or ensure the city’s destruction in the Guardians of Deephall Hero and Monster Collection! In this Hero and Monster Collection for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition, players find thirteen plastic figures, previously […]
Nemesis Greek Goddess is an exquisite mini from Morland Studios. Being a fan of Greek mythology I was very happy to do this video. There’s something about the Morland miniatures that sets them a part and makes them different. I can’t quite put the right words on what they capture but they grab it […]