Posts Tagged ‘Preview’

Battle Report – Warhammer 40k – NEW Daemons vs. Necrons

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

 
It’s time for another new book review/Battle Report! The 2018 Chaos Daemons codex takes on the Necrons with their Chapter Approved updates!

Annual Review of 2017, Preview of 2018

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Wow, another year passed and what a year it was. Almost 60 updates on here, available in both English and German. A busy year for me and my family, both personal and hobby-wise. A lot of things happened. I got engaged early this year, went to New Zealand for a month in late summer and […]

Shots fired for D-Day Dice 2nd Edition

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

D-Day Dice was of the most successfull Kickstarter game, before Kickstarter became the social norm. After several years of being out of print the new […]

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REVIEW: Warhammer 40,000 – Chapter Approved (2017 Edition)

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

Let’s check out the newest Warhammer 40,000 supplement: Chapter Approved (2017 Edition) with new stuff for Open, Narrative and Matched Play as well as Points and Army adjustments. Join us on Discord to discuss the rules HERE: https://discord.gg/CCmeRy3 Check out the AMA at 12:30pm EST as I sit and take questions about the book! Advertisements

Stripes: Reviewed and Spoiled by Sarge!

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

We here at WWPD got lucky to get our hands on the new Team Yankee book, Stripes, which focuses on the Americans and gives them some great upgrades.  This luck was compounded by getting some famous people who once wore stripes to talk about what they initially thought of when they read the pre-release copy.  We at WWPD thought this would be a great way to commemorate the upcoming Veterans Day and to have these enlisted icons tell you a bit about what is new in Stripes. Before we get to the Sergeants, I will tell you that this book is what every US player has been waiting for and really adds some flavor and color to the US lists from the original Team Yankee book. I know some folks really wanted the Bradley IFV to be in this book, however you get so many neat new toys here I just do not see any room to complain. Also in Stripes the developers take some liberties with some of the units and weapons that were around in Europe during the period (1985) that the game takes place in. Once again, no room to complain because the alt-history in Stripes really is minor and I like what they did here with this new book. Now off to those NCO’s of Hollywood!

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Stripes: Reviewed and Spoiled by Sarge!

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

We here at WWPD got lucky to get our hands on the new Team Yankee book, Stripes, which focuses on the Americans and gives them some great upgrades.  This luck was compounded by getting some famous people who once wore stripes to talk about what they initially thought of when they read the pre-release copy.  We at WWPD thought this would be a great way to commemorate the upcoming Veterans Day and to have these enlisted icons tell you a bit about what is new in Stripes. Before we get to the Sergeants, I will tell you that this book is what every US player has been waiting for and really adds some flavor and color to the US lists from the original Team Yankee book. I know some folks really wanted the Bradley IFV to be in this book, however you get so many neat new toys here I just do not see any room to complain. Also in Stripes the developers take some liberties with some of the units and weapons that were around in Europe during the period (1985) that the game takes place in. Once again, no room to complain because the alt-history in Stripes really is minor and I like what they did here with this new book. Now off to those NCO’s of Hollywood!

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Winter is coming

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

With the last two month of this year right around the corner, the planning for Winter is necessary. One of the next events on my schedule is the Crisis, as I already shared with you here – Crisis 2017 prelude. Usually I prepare an advent calendar for December, but this year I’ll schedule something different. […]

Flames of War 2017 Masters Preview

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

When the days get shorter and the leaves with their reddish hues fall from the sky, we all know it’s time for the annual FoW Masters Tournament. Each year the top 18 players in North America get an invite to play against those who have excelled during the 2017 tournament season which went from September 2016 to October 2017. The 2017 Masters will take place once again at Games and Stuff in Glenn Burnie Maryland and will feature six tough rounds over two days, the 17-18th of November. When the dust settles after round six, the 2017 champion will be crowned and the 2018 tournament season will begin in earnest.

I have been to a few of the previous master’s events, however I felt this year’s tournament would be even more interesting with the advent of V4 of the game. When the tournament season started everyone was playing V3 and the first big V4 Event wasn’t until the Mid-War Masters at Historicon in July. So, the players at this year’s event had to deal with the change of the rules more than halfway through the season.

Despite the change of rules, the invitees to this year’s event features a lot of the same faces as years past:

Joe Lewis
Chris Fretts
David Vigor
Chris Jackson
Ron Wismer
Chris Novak
James Best Jr.
Tony Davis
Brian Sullivan
Will Yankausky
Keith Gilmour
Andrew Hopson
James Best
James Copland
Ed Sales
Tim McClelland
Rob Duchesne
Bryan Koches

This year, all 6 of the games will take place in the Early War period with each list being set at 1625 points. I will assume that the lack of lists in the Mid-War period made it very hard to use for the event. Plus, who doesn’t love early war?

As he has done in previous years, Battlefront’s event coordinator – David Griffin – and has some curveballs for the players who attend . The 2017 event will be a “reversal tournament” where players will play with their opponent’s army for half of the 6 games. Having played in events like this before, I can attest that this format really challenges your skills as a player.

Dave also plans to keep everyone up to date via Battlefront’s Facebook page and full rules of the tournament can be found here.

The event is open to the public so please stop by to watch or root your favorite FoW player on! I am planning to attend the event and maybe interview some of the participants, so I hope to see you there!

WWPDMitch@gmail.com
Twitter: @MitchWWPD

Flames of War 2017 Masters Preview

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

When the days get shorter and the leaves with their reddish hues fall from the sky, we all know it’s time for the annual FoW Masters Tournament. Each year the top 18 players in North America get an invite to play against those who have excelled during the 2017 tournament season which went from September 2016 to October 2017. The 2017 Masters will take place once again at Games and Stuff in Glenn Burnie Maryland and will feature six tough rounds over two days, the 17-18th of November. When the dust settles after round six, the 2017 champion will be crowned and the 2018 tournament season will begin in earnest.

I have been to a few of the previous master’s events, however I felt this year’s tournament would be even more interesting with the advent of V4 of the game. When the tournament season started everyone was playing V3 and the first big V4 Event wasn’t until the Mid-War Masters at Historicon in July. So, the players at this year’s event had to deal with the change of the rules more than halfway through the season.

Despite the change of rules, the invitees to this year’s event features a lot of the same faces as years past:

Joe Lewis
Chris Fretts
David Vigor
Chris Jackson
Ron Wismer
Chris Novak
James Best Jr.
Tony Davis
Brian Sullivan
Will Yankausky
Keith Gilmour
Andrew Hopson
James Best
James Copland
Ed Sales
Tim McClelland
Rob Duchesne
Bryan Koches

This year, all 6 of the games will take place in the Early War period with each list being set at 1625 points. I will assume that the lack of lists in the Mid-War period made it very hard to use for the event. Plus, who doesn’t love early war?

As he has done in previous years, Battlefront’s event coordinator – David Griffin – and has some curveballs for the players who attend . The 2017 event will be a “reversal tournament” where players will play with their opponent’s army for half of the 6 games. Having played in events like this before, I can attest that this format really challenges your skills as a player.

Dave also plans to keep everyone up to date via Battlefront’s Facebook page and full rules of the tournament can be found here.

The event is open to the public so please stop by to watch or root your favorite FoW player on! I am planning to attend the event and maybe interview some of the participants, so I hope to see you there!

WWPDMitch@gmail.com
Twitter: @MitchWWPD

Monster Lands Kickstarter Review

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Monster Lands Kickstarter Review
Monster Lands is a bit of a tease.  Its cartoon artwork and cutesy graphic design are nothing but a honey trap, luring you in with the promise of a cute game for all the family but you will soon come to realise that Monster Lands is a meaty grown up game of resource placement and second guessing your opponent.  However, even that veneer is misleading because behind Monster Land’s euro game appearance is a game where the roll of a die can change everything.

In Monster Lands you must hire a group of mighty warriors to defeat fearsome monsters and conquer lands in the quest for glory and reputation.  I’m not going to try and explain every rule and mechanic for Monster Lands, because believe me when I say there is a lot going on in this board game.

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Monster Lands Kickstarter Review

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Monster Lands Kickstarter Review
Monster Lands is a bit of a tease.  Its cartoon artwork and cutesy graphic design are nothing but a honey trap, luring you in with the promise of a cute game for all the family but you will soon come to realise that Monster Lands is a meaty grown up game of resource placement and second guessing your opponent.  However, even that veneer is misleading because behind Monster Land’s euro game appearance is a game where the roll of a die can change everything.

In Monster Lands you must hire a group of mighty warriors to defeat fearsome monsters and conquer lands in the quest for glory and reputation.  I’m not going to try and explain every rule and mechanic for Monster Lands, because believe me when I say there is a lot going on in this board game.

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Wreck and Ruin Kickstarter Review

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

Wreck and Ruin kickstarter review

Oh what a day! Oh what a lovely day, when a brand spanking new Kickstarter prototype arrives at my door. And it’s not for a micro card game, a fantasy dungeon crawler or some form of worker/dice placement, no it’s tearing around a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a diesel guzzling vehicle a la Mad Max. Oh what a lovely day indeed.

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Wreck and Ruin Kickstarter Review

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

Wreck and Ruin kickstarter review

Oh what a day! Oh what a lovely day, when a brand spanking new Kickstarter prototype arrives at my door. And it’s not for a micro card game, a fantasy dungeon crawler or some form of worker/dice placement, no it’s tearing around a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a diesel guzzling vehicle a la Mad Max. Oh what a lovely day indeed.

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The Adeptus Mechanicus Project Part III

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

++++++BEGIN TRANSMISSION++++++ Part II Welcome back to part three of my army build for the Adeptus Mechanicus, its been a while but I have some […]

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The Champion of the Wild Kickstarter Review

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Champion of the Wild Kickstarter Review
 
It’s a board game review cliché to say “if you like this kind of game, you’ll like this game”. It’s a tired and lazy get-out clause for a reviewer, they can thoroughly dislike a game and then issue this kind of statement completely admonishing any form of reviewer responsibility while remaining pretty, positive and ever so cuddly. It is a phrase I detest, but trying to write a review of The Champion of the Wild while avoiding this statement is turning into the literal equivalent of a daytime charge across the minefield.

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Drakkar Kickstarter Review

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

Now we all love a bit of Norse mythology. The Marvel films are testament to that. A good looking chap with a big mallet walloping things around the head seems to make for the good times. And I’m sure he’s handy in a workshop too. Smacking nails into wo…

Star Scrapper: Cave In Review

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

I have come to the realisation that the hallmark of a great game is one when you look at your options, mull over your choices and then let out a cry of exasperation. It is that moment when you realise that to pull off that game winning moving you re…

Previewing The Lost Expedition: A Better Way of Dying of Dysentery Than Playing the Oregon Trail Card Game

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

I had plenty of misgivings when someone at a recent boardgame meetup trotted out the Oregon Trail as a candidate

USAriadna Army Pack Preview!

Posted on July 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hey folks, there’s some great news coming out today – no, I’m not talking about Age of Sigmar! Corvus Belli and Beasts of War have released a preview video for Infinity’s USAriadna force.As some of you might know, I’ve been waiting for this release for…

Good Cop Bad Cop: Bombers and Traitors Preview

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

This post is not a review, but a preview for a game currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Final art, components, and rules are all subject to change.Good Cop Bad Cop is a social deduction game that pits straight officers against crooked cops in a b…

New Bedford Kickstarter Preview

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This post is not a review, but a preview for a game that is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Final art, components, and rules are subject to change.Dice Hate Me Games was one of the first board game publishers to get their start on Kickstarter…

Peptide Kickstarter Preview

Posted on October 17th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

This post is not a review, but a preview of a game currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.Genius Games is an independent publisher that had recent Kickstarter success with their first title, Linkage. That game was about DNA transcription. The game cu…

Super Show Preview

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

The prototype came in a Chinese food takeout boxAs an avid wrestling fan, when I saw The SuperShow on Kickstarter, I was immediately curious!  (Disclaimers: I own several hundred professional wrestling DVDs, and have played several games about pro…

Slaughterball Kickstarter Preview

Posted on October 7th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

This post is not a review, but a preview for a game currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.Slaughterball is a board game simulating a future blood-filled sport where 2-4 teams battle it out in a pit. In Slaughterball, teams score points not only by s…

All Hands on Deck! Kickstarter Preview

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

This post is not a review, but a preview of a game currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.All Hands on Deck! is a family set collection game with a fun, cartoony pirate theme. The game consists of 108 cards made up of 3 different bands of pirates (co…