Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’

Reviewing Doom of Mymeara: Craftworld Eldar Formations

Posted on February 12th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

We’ve covered the units available to the Craftworld Eldar, but the 7th Edition of 40K is well into the era of the Formation. The unit entry is only half the […]

Star Wars Stormtrooper – Bandai 1/12 Scale Model Kit [Review: Part 2 of 3 – Assembly, decals and paints]

Posted on February 11th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

With a much welcomed short break for the lunar new year holidays and missus’s birthday behind me, it was time to get back to assembling Bandai’s 1/12 scale Star Wars Stormtrooper plastic model kit. Picking up from where I last left-off, work continued with the assembly of the stormtrooper’s legs.  

Step 6: Assembling the right leg

Steps 7 & 8: Left leg assembled in similar fashion to step

The Las Vegas Open Narrative Event: Surprise Apocalypse

Posted on February 10th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Simulating the occasional tournament is about as close as I’ll ever come to the top tables at an event like the Las Vegas Open. When it comes down to it, I’m […]

Star Wars Stormtrooper – Bandai 1/12 Scale Model Kit [Review: Part 1 of 3 – Unboxing and initial assembly]

Posted on February 6th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

With paint supplies for my Millennium Falcon project not forthcoming, I turned my attention to another Bandai Star Wars plastic model kit – the 1/12 Stormtrooper. Paint-wise, I have what’s needed so it’s a no-brainer to put the Falcon on hold and proce…

Review: Impudent Mortal Near Future Elevators

Posted on January 31st, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I picked up a pack of Impudent Mortal’s Near Future Elevator Set, as mentioned in a previous post, and thought I’d put a few pictures up and do a bit of a review. First, I have to say that Walt, the man behind Impudent Mortal, is awesome to deal with. He’s incredibly quick to reply … Continue reading Review: Impudent Mortal Near Future Elevators

In case you missed it: 15mm Ost-Front decals out now

Posted on January 31st, 2016 under . Posted by

And there’s a video to prove it! Vulgar shout out: Buy! Buy! Buy!

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Reviewing Doom of Mymeara: Eldar Units

Posted on January 30th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

After a somewhat uninspired showing by the Imperial units in Doom of Mymeara, we now turn to one of the two major factions in the codex, and the ones likely […]

Review: Forge World Model Masterclass The Horus Heresy Volume One

Posted on January 21st, 2016 under , , . Posted by

This week I got a new Forge World painting guide book The Horus Heresy Model Master Class Volume 1. I already own two of the previous Forge World painting books Imperial Armour volume 1 and II, which are great. So it was a no brainer for me to get the new book, I didn’t even read the reviews, relying on the usual high level of quality.
More after the jump

Reviewing Doom of Mymeara: Imperial Units

Posted on January 18th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Continuing the review of Doom of Mymeara, we now turn to the Imperial units presented in the book. The previous post, on the fluff and aesthetics of the book, can be […]

Review: iOS/Android Tactical Objective App

Posted on January 17th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I’m a big fan of Maelstrom missions, and the use of Tactical Objectives generally. Games using them are, in my experience, considerably more dynamic and less likely to devolve into […]

Reviewing Doom of Mymeara: Fluff and Aesthetics

Posted on January 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have an Eldar problem. It is known. I don’t particularly apologize for this problem, but readers of this blog will know its there – they’re one of my favorite […]

C/A Applicator

Posted on January 16th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Some time ago in a series of articles about the tools I’ve mentioned about homemade “instrument”. I use it mainly for precise input of Superglue drops. Some time ago I bought in the the PK-PRO store FLEX-I-FILE “A/C Applicator”.

Jakiś czas temu w cyklu artykułów o narzędziach wspominałem o  samodzielnie wykonanym “przyrządzie”. Używam go głównie do precyzyjnego wprowadzania kropli kleju typu Superglue. Jakiś czas czemu zakupiłem w sklepie PK-PRO “A/C Applicator” firmy FLEX-I-FILE.


New Line of 28mm ACW Miniatures from ACW Gamer!

Posted on January 16th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Stephen Huckaby at ACW Gamer is introducing a fantastic line of new 28mm miniatures. These will be released as collectable vignettes, focusing on specific personalities and events throughout the war.…

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What’s in the box? Kings of War Forces of Nature starter army

Posted on January 10th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I recently received my Forces of Nature starter army as part of the Kings of War kickstarter.  When it turned up and I started looking through it, it occurred to me that I hadn’t…

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Summer Storm – Regimental Scenarios for the battle of Gettysburg

Posted on January 6th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

  “Who can describe such a conflict as is raging around us? To say that it was like a summer storm, with the crash of thunder, the glare of lightning,…

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Myriad Games: Age of Tyrants Tanks Reviewed!

Posted on January 1st, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Today we will take a look at some of the Myriad Games – Age of Tyrants tanks! Would you like to field squadrons upon squadrons of huge, heavily armoured tanks? How about great batteries of massive field guns and rockets? Maybe legions upon legions…

Puppetswar: Church Ruins Terrain Set Reviewed!

Posted on December 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Today we take a closer look at the Church Ruins which are among the most recent terrain releases of Puppetswar. For those not familiar with the company, Puppetswar makes high-quality resin miniatures and terrain suitable for a whole range of settings. But also sells magnets, bases and other hobby materials in their webstore which can be found here. The company is based in Poland but delivers worldwide at a very attractive flat shipping rate.
The Church Ruins

So for this review we picked the Church Ruins which can be found in the Puppetswar webstore here along with loads more interesting terrain. You can even find the intact versions of this church or cathedral. The actual Church Ruins contains six nicely decorated scenic pieces each containing different parts of the collapsed building. The bases are filled with fallen arches, ruined pillars, small stone debris bond together with fine texturing sand suitable to represent either tiny rubble or earth.

To be honest when I first saw these I was really amazed at the amount of great details and patterns which decorated these pieces. These ruins are generic enough to be used in grim dark futuristic settings but can also easily be used for fantasy and historical games. Actually thinking of using these to represent the frozen ruins of Felstad in the fantasy Frostgrave setting. These pieces can best be used as scatter pieces or difficult terrain as they have quite a large surface but lack a bit of height to make really good line of sight blockers. The total covering surface of these ruins when placed touching each other in a rough rectangle is six hunderd square centimeters. Below you can see all six different pieces of the terrain set which retails at only €17.00 which is insanely cheap in my humble opinion!

The ruined piece above is the smallest of the six scenic pieces and roughly measures 8cm x 11cm when measured from the widest points of the triangle shape. The highest point of this particular piece is roughly 5cm.
The piece above contains the highest features of the entire set with the central pillar measuring 7cm. The surface of the ruined base measures roughly 15cm x 7cm with a nice broken archway offering even more cover for your miniatures against lethal ranged combat.
The flat ruined scenic above is the fourth largest of the set covering around hunderd and four square centimeters but lacking any significant height to offer cover for your troops. This piece is covered with a nice fallen stonework arched window which will take a drybrushing very well.
The piece above is the second smallest ruined base of the set but offering some protection for your miniatures in the form of a partially collapsed stonework window which survived the bombing or other cataclysmic event that ruined the holy structure. Again loads of nice textures and patterns which are certainly defined enough for drybrushing.

The last two ruined pieces are among the largest of the set but are also the flattest. These pieces will represent difficult terrain very well due to their larger size but won’t offer much protection to their troops crossing them in the open. As you can see these are real gems, looking at the splendid details of the fallen stonework windows!

The conclusion

Each time I look at these ruined pieces I discover even more great details in the architecture of this fallen cathedral. The quality of the design and casting is flawless as I couldn’t spot any airbubbles or noticable moulding lines. The backs of the pieces were carefully sanded so they lay entirely flat on your chosen playing surface. So if you’re looking to add some ruins to your terrain collection, don’t hesitate and certainly consider these ruined pieces. These pieces currently retail for only €17.00 which is cheap considering the amount of detail and resin these pieces contain. So if interested take a look here and make sure to also check their other terrain and miniatures.

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Panzerfäuste Gnome Voltigeur Section Review

Posted on December 18th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The newly-formed Hysterical Games recently ran a Kickstarter to fund their new wargame, Panzerfäuste: Mechanised Warfare. I was lucky enough to buy some items early for review, all of a Gnomish nature. What really drew…

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Space Raiders Kickstarter

Posted on December 9th, 2015 under . Posted by

Perhaps the most exciting Oldhammer project this year was the selection of classic sculpts put together by Diego Serrate in his Space Raiders (Spider Riders) Kickstarter. Diego created some classic archetypes that we of the greyer breed treasure, from Orcs to Fishmen to Minotaurs, all in a Space Punk setting and produced in metal. I […]

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Operation TONGA ep. 1

Posted on December 7th, 2015 under , . Posted by

A couple of weeks ago, my good self and the lads from House of Hengist got together to put on Operation Tonga, a whole day of wargaming recreating 1st Airborne’s coup de main on the bridges over the River Orne; the asssault on the Merville battery; and seizing (and holding) of Le Bas Ranville. The game … Continue reading Operation TONGA ep. 1

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Base-O: Objective Unit

Posted on November 19th, 2015 under . Posted by

Many companies used to make one of these: a building that can technically be used as an Objective Room for ITS and Campaign missions that need them. I say technically, because often there’s added embellishments or other changes that don’t strictly adhere to the official requirements. What’s the spoiler for this kit? It’s only 7 … Continue reading Base-O: Objective Unit

Base-O: HQ Unit

Posted on November 16th, 2015 under . Posted by

I believe the HQ unit is the largest building offered in the Base-O set, making it a fair candidate to be used as my table’s center LoF-blocker. Even then, it’s really only slightly larger than the Habitat Unit 1, costing 28 euros (about $30), roughly only $2 more than that other kit. Unlike Habitat Unit … Continue reading Base-O: HQ Unit

Edge: The Loner

Posted on November 14th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I forgot to mention this earlier, but for those of you with Amazon Prime accounts there is a fantastic new western in their new set of potential new series. The series is Edge: The Loner and is based upon the Edge books by George G. Gilman (which I’ve …

Sheriff Game Review

Posted on November 12th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Matt’s Sheriff of Nottingham review and thoughts.  Stop on in and see why Sheriff is one of my favorite bluffing games. I love Sherrif of Nottingham because the bluffs can be wild and crazy!

Base-O: Habitat Unit 1

Posted on November 11th, 2015 under . Posted by

This is the second kit I assembled after the Habitat Unit 2. I’m pretty much just working my way up in size and slight complexity with some preference towards the big pieces. Helps me feel like I’m filling out my table that much quicker. The Habitat Unit 1 costs 26 euro (about $28) and consists … Continue reading Base-O: Habitat Unit 1