Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Review: Empires in America

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

My last trip to the FLGS ended with an impulse purchase: I got myself a copy of Empires in America from Victory Point Games. What appealed to me was not only the theme – the French and Indian War –…

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Unboxing Dark Souls: The Board Game

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

When the Dark Souls Kickstarter project funded, having raised over £3,770K from over 31,000 backers, there were few who believed Steamforged Games when they stated that their estimated delivery date of April 2017 would not affected. However, here we are in April 2017 and Steamforged are proving their doubters wrong by delivering the base game of Dark Souls on time – almost something of a first for a KS project of such magnitude. I am aware that backers will not receive all the extras and KS exclusives until the 2nd wave shipping (which I believe is in October), but given the size of the project, I think what Steamforged have achieved is no small feat. What is more, they appear to have not only delivered on time, but delivered on quality. I will own up and say that this isn’t my Kickstarter box – indeed, I didn’t back this project – but my friend, work colleague and fellow gamer Dave Hickman did, and he received his box today and was keen to open it. First off, it’s a big box – Fantasy Flight Games sized big box – and it’s absolutely packed with stuff: cards, dice, character sheets, game tiles…and […]

MDF Terrain Review: Normand House in Ruins by XOLK

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

Recently I reviewed the first piece of Terrain that I bought by XOLK. That product was their Cottage in Ruins. That is a nice piece at a very affordable price. Since buying that piece, XOLK has sent Must Contain Minis a few products for Review purposes…

Martians: A Story of Civilization Review

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Martians: A Story of Civilization Review

Mars seems to be the hot ticket right now. Whether people are terraforming it, journeying to it, colonising it or battering it and deep frying it, the Red Planet has got more attention than Sean Spicer talking about what he believes to be an accurate account of German history. There are currently rovers on Mars roaming around giving us more information than ever before and they’re all more reliable than the cars of the same name. Rover Metros were less reliable than a London Midland commuter train on a bad day and the Mars Rover took less time to get to its destination.

So being the space-nut that I am, sometime in 2016 I jumped on the backing bandwagon, boarded the mission to Mars and backed Martians: A Story of Civilization. And I note the awful Americanisation of our beloved mother tongue with that filthy “z” instead of the Queen’s “s”, but, like an excited hound with the keys to a JCB, I dive down yet another rabbit hole.
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Review The Steampunk League by Miniature Tale

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Review The Steampunk League Details Company: Miniature Tale Scale: 54mm Material: Resin Sculpted by: Stavros Zouliatis Availability: Available at Miniature Tale I’m not the biggest fan of Steampunk out there, I do like some miniatures in the genre. I remember seeing Miniature Tale’s Steampunk League Indiegogo campaign and I always regretted not backing it because […]

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Runewars Miniatures Game Scale Comparison (Part 1)

Posted on April 24th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A few weeks ago, Asmodee sent Must Contain Minis a copy of Runewars the Miniatures Game by Fantasy Flight Games. This is a game that I have been excited about for a while so I was really pleased when there was a surprise copy waiting for me when I…

Widgets and Wonders Ep 72 – Guild Ball Tray/Tote by Systema Gaming

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

The Cottages of Lilliput Lane

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

Another charity shop find – The Cottages of Lilliput Lane published by Portfolio Press in 1991 bought for just £2.00.

I have in previous posts commented on how I look to Lilliput Lane and David Winter Cottages for inspiration when building my own wargame terrain. This hard-back book lists and details each of the Lilliput Lane sculpts as well as giving details of how they are modelled and cast.

I can see me using these illustrations as more inspiration when modelling further buildings.

Tony

The Cottages of Lilliput Lane
Published by Portfolio Press, New York
Photographs by Walter Pfeiffer – Text by Deborah Scott
266 pages full colour
ISBN – 0 942620 14 3

Spotlight on Wiz-Kids unpainted D&D Miniatures

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I am constantly on the hunt for new and affordable miniature products. Recently I came across some unpainted D&D minis by Wiz-Kids at one of my FLGSs (Friendly Local Gaming Stores). Immediately, I thought that these guys would look great for F…

Review the Lady of Madness from Wamp

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

Review Lady of Madness Details Company: Wamp Price: £14.99 Scale: 1/12 Sculpted by: Lee Jae Chi Material: Resin Availability: Available at the Wamp Store This is the second bust from Wamp, sculpted by Lee Jae Chi, and just like the first, it’s a horror bust. Unlike the previous one, I don’t see any influence from […]

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Dropfleet Commander Token Review

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

Hello all been a while I did a review and while my main photo editing software is still playing up figured I need some content 😉 Handily I have just the thing to hand, the great guys over at LaserForge … Continue reading

Panzer vs Panzer, Rubicon vs Warlord

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

Panzer mark 4 (IV). Finding myself in a position of having panzer mk4s from both Rubicon Models and Warlord Games. I thought it would be a great opportunity to do both unboxings at the same time and look at both kits to see what one I find the best. This is a new avenue for Read More …

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New! TiRoBEx The Big Review!

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

Released on Good Friday by our friends Project Good you’ll be forgiven for thinking that Tiny Robots, Big Explosions is based on a somewhat silly […]

XOLK Cottage in Ruins Review

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The first XOLK product that ever caught my attention was their Cottage in Ruins. This product runs for $10.99 Canadian ($8.25 American in Today’s dollar) and is fairly impressive for that price point. Below is a picture of how the ruins paint up.Above:…

Review Faceless Wraith from Wamp

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

Review Faceless Wraith Details Company: Wamp Price: £14.99 Sculpted by: Lee Jae Chi Scale: 1/12 Material: Resin Availability: Available at the Wamp Store I followed the progress of this bust and it’s sister sculpt at the Wamp forum and decided to get them if they became available. I’m a huge horror fan, especially surreal horror […]

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Armour Modelling by John Prigent

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I had a day in Cheltenham and I picked up this second-hand copy of Armour Modelling by John Prigent, part of the Osprey Masterclass series for just £5.00. The book was in one of the many charity stores in Cheltenham and I thought it too good to miss out on.

It is a card covered ring bound reference book of 192 pages, full-colour illustrations with lots of step-by-step projects, just the sort of book I like…..

I look forward to reading it.

Tony

Armour Modelling by John Prigent
Published by Osprey Publishing in 2008
Cover price – £19.99
ISBN – 978 1 84176 974 5

T.I.M.E Stories: Expedition: Endurance Review

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

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T.I.M.E Stories: Expedition: Endurance Review

I have been a big fan of T.I.M.E Stories. At the time of its release the Myst style puzzles, accompanied by amazing artwork and interesting stories, made it one of my favourite cooperative game experiences. But this feeling has been eroded. The introduction of ‘escape room’ type games follow a similar concept and Mansions of Madness second edition and the Arkham Horror LCG have both made games that offer similar experiences in a much more re-playable format.

This meant that although I was eager to play the latest T.I.M.E Stories expansion ¬- Expedition: Endurance – as I played it the other games in this genre preyed in my mind. To remain king of the hill, T.I.M.E Stories would have to deliver an absolute blinder of a puzzle. Unfortunately, it failed.
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Topside Minis -A Review

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

Ive been looking at moving my charity games for the British Legion into other spheres and thought of WW2 naval having found a great set of rules for the period (naval Thunder,see my earlier review) I started looking at the ships .I wanted to do the med…

If you can’t rule the world, Destroy it!

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

In Plague Inc. you take the role of a deadly plague, your one goal, to wipe out humanity! How you choose to do so is […]

[Review] Gundam 8th MS Strike Team

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

This short series deals presents us with a small team of Mobile Suit pilots as they fight Zeon in Asia. This one had me giggling with glee as it was set in the Universal Century, during the One-Year War, and had decent reviews elsewhere. I am a fan of…

Review of Cigar Box Battle Mats

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Here is a product that my readers have seen in many of my Battle Reports. Quite a while ago, Cigar Box Battle sent me two Battle Mats for Review on Must Contain Minis. It has taken a long time for me to write a review about these mats because I wanted …

Review Barbarian & the Lost Princess by Black Sun Miniatures

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Review Barbarian & the Lost Princess Details Company: Black Sun Miniatures Sculptor: Joaquin Palacios Scale: 75mm Material: Resin Availability: Available Number of parts: 8 I have two of Black Sun Miniatures’ busts in my collection but this is my first of their full miniatures. Both of the busts were high quality so my expectations were […]

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Review Devastator Victor by Nuts! Planet

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

Review Devastator Victor Details Company: Nuts! Planet Scale: 75mm Material: Resin Availability: Normal Devastator Victor is part of Nuts! Planet’s growing Trigger line which, besides some questionable miniatures in other scales, mostly consists of ‘near future’ and a slight ‘after the disaster/country collapse’ (in a lack of a better explanation) miniatures. One thing that sets […]

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Review: TerraTiles Battle Pack by RAINN Studios

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

A while ago, Must Contain Minis reviewed the TerraTiles: The Misty Moorlands by RAINN Studios. Today, I will review another product sent to Must Contain Minis by that company – The TerraTiles: Battle Pack. TerraTiles Battle Pack by RAINN Stud…

Potion Explosion App Review

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

Potion Explosion App Review

So let’s get this straight; Potion Explosion is a board game, based on a mobile app that now been turned into a mobile app. Confused? Don’t be, because Potion Explosion is a fun little game that works just as well on both the tabletop and your telephone or tablet.
The premise is simple, you need to brew potions and do it better than your opponent. To do this you will need to gather four different ingredients each represented by coloured marbles, in varying quantities. Each turn you are only allowed to collect one ingredient from the rack, but if by doing so two ingredients of the same colour come into contact then they explode and you get to collect all of those of the same colour. If by removing these ingredients you then cause another group of the same colour to come into contact then you also get to collect those as well. It means you can set off a cascade and grab a handful of ingredients by simply removing one key ingredient.

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