Posts Tagged ‘Review’
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 […]
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…
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 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 […]
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…
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.
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
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 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 […]
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 …
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 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 […]
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.
Armour Modelling by John Prigent
Published by Osprey Publishing in 2008
Cover price – £19.99
ISBN – 978 1 84176 974 5
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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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…
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…
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 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 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 […]
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…