Posts Tagged ‘Scenery’

Reasons to be Cheerful, 1, 2, 3!

Posted on August 30th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,

One of the reasons we all engage in our hobby, and many others besides, is to find some escapism from the occasional harshness of real life. I often find that when life bites a bit harder than usual I often splurge on my various interests.

As such, behold!

I rarely get out of my pit early on a weekend but yesterday the lure of a Hound’s Tooth and buddies did the job. Three Khiraz join the party along with two monstrous TIE Punishers to join Thrawn’s Splinter Squadron. As such I spent an enjoyable morning popping card tokens and reshuffling my card folder (GEEK!!) whilst comtemplating the Slaver repaint.  Now that will be a labour of, geeky, love!

The Infinity pile has already been discussed. The second week of September has been booked as leave and I’m looking at a couple of ITS tourneys at Wayland in October. Always useful to have an aiming point!

So that just leaves Netrunner. I have a starter set and that’s it so far. I can myself making a big investment over time and to help myself out I’m going to go all Tale of the Net with a series of posts charting my introduction. True Tale of style I’m going to set myself a monthly budget of £30 and do my utmost to stick to it. As much as anything it should be a nice change of pace from X-Wing and Infinity posts ;)
Meanwhile here’s a Netrunner site I found that will form my lunchtime reading for a while.

Happy days ;)

Werewoolf Miniatures: Upcoming Dead Wood Scenery Preview

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Werewoolf Miniatures previewed this upcoming Dead Wood terrain.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Heroic Maps: Storeys: The Aelfmynster Ruins Scenery

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Heroic Maps: Deep in forest, overgrown with moss and ivy, stand the Aelfmynster Ruins. So named by the locals for it’s resemblance to a church, they were unaware of the importance that this Elvish temple once held. Whilst the Eldthruin Empire was at it…

More 40k Scenery

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

11Just a quick update today. We’ve painted up some more Warhammer 40k scenery including a Forge World Imperial Redoubt board. These scenery items were painted to match the previous Shrine World Forge World boards and the Shrine World buildings commissions. All the buildings are painted to our ‘Standard Quality’ and […]

Embrace the Chaos

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

Nothing that dramatic in honesty but whilst attempting to simplify and progress my current projects I’ve actually managed, as many of us do, to increase the mountain whilst simultaneously finding other shiny things to run after…….

Firstly I’ve finally spent my birthday Element Games voucher on this lot;

I went for the Aguacile specialists the Tunguska Inventnors (the pandas are SO cool) and a couple of Zonds to round out the selection. The rest went on completing the scenery set with a three storey apartment, some holo ads, consoles and a dumpster which is to follow.

Additionally I’ve dug out another couple of AT-43 vehicles to add to the scenery set and also picked up a Moran Massai as I’ve realised just how good they could be. While I’m at a pair of Geckos have also made thier way onto the WANT list. Meanwhile I’ll be picking up about £100 of X-Wing Wave 7 on Saturday as well as renewing the car tax……..sigh!

I was already looking at taking a weeks leave in early September which is now likely to become scenery week. I’ll also paint a few of Rob’s bits to alleviate the mild guilt.

Moving swiftly on, Rich introduced me to Kaos Ball and the Netrunner LCG over the weekend.

Kaos Ball looked pretty much like another Blood Bowl / Dreadball clone when the Kickstarter came round so I didn’t really take a look. Apparently it’s aimed at novice / non gamers and it certainly comes across that way with simple, primary coloured graphics / print.

However, despite deceptively simple gameplay there is a lot more depth to the game than I expected. Card driven there’s a decent element of resource management and bluff. There are various cheat / power up cards with some drastic penalties if you get it wrong. Most impressively there’s multiple methods to score points, which ramp up as you play through the quarters which in themselves are timed by how many cards you’ve played.

As such there are quite a few variables knocking about that you have to pay attention to. All of a  sudden it wasn’t nearly as basic a game as I first thought. Probably still not a replacement for DB, if and when I get round to playing it again, but I’d happily play a few more games of it :)

Which brings us to Netrunner, which has already been registering on the fringe of my radar for a little while now. In honesty it was already hitting a lot of buttons for me. The background, imagery, concept and the fact that as a card game it’s straight out of the pack with little room required are all big wins. the only downside is its LCG nature and the potential need to catch up with the pack.

I’ll admit that I wanted this game to be good and I was HUGELY impressed. Learning as we went with pre-built decks meant we surely never got all the bells and whistles going but they weren’t necessary. There’s a great tech feel, and thrill, to the game.

You alternatively play as the Runner and the Corporation and both feel significantly different to play. As with many LCGs there are strong resource management elements but the big thing here is the feeling of paranoia and pressure that comes with it.

As I’m sure you’ve already guessed I forsee a fair bit of Netrunner in my near future :]

ClearHorizon Miniatures: 15mm Standard Colony Transport Conex Released

Posted on August 24th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

ClearHorizon Miniatures: Each Conex comes in three resin pieces, the middle and two ends, and can be combined to form larger conex boxes. 15mm Scale Multi-Part Resin Model. Available now for $5.99.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame Ne…

Heroic Maps: The Magpie – Spaceship Interior Scenery Gaming Map

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

Heroic Maps: A printable rpg battlemap compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl or skirmish game. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset. The ship occupies approximately 10×22 tiles.Contents: A small spacecraft, with a gritt…

Karwansaray Publishing: Revealing Upcoming 20mm 4Ground Railway Buildings

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Karwansaray Publishing has recently revealed the upcoming 20mm 4Ground pre-painted railway buildings range! More information on their website here.Picture by Karwansaray Publishing – http://www.karwansaraypublishers.comThis wargame news feed …

Alien Dungeon: Celebration Sale Launched – Promotion Code in Picture

Posted on August 20th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Alien Dungeon launched a sale, grab your deal within the next 24 hours!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Dark Art Miniatures: Summer Sale Launched During August

Posted on August 20th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Dark Art Miniatures launched a summer sale, see picture for details!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Wayland Games: Return of the Popular Hotdeal Discounts

Posted on August 20th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Wayland Games: We are pleased to announce that our popular hotdeal codes are available from now until the end of August. So what are you waiting for? Go grab a deal! Something you might want to look at grabbing is Star Wars: Imperial Assault, whic…

Charlie Foxtrot Models: More World War Two Eastern Europe Buildings Released

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

Charlie Foxtrot Models released more World War Two Eastern Europe buildings.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Amera Plastic Mouldings: New Plastic Pyramid for 28mm Figures‏ Released

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

Amera Plastic Mouldings: A new addition to Amera Plastic Mouldings Fantasy Realms range for 28mm figures, this is a pyramid ideal for ancient or futuristic gaming.
The sturdy pyramid is designed to display figures on it’s own, or for wargaming. Each terrace is H3cm x W3cm width and the top platform measures 15cm squared **Turn the model upside down and you have an alternative use-as a gladiatorial arena!** Dimensions: at base L36cm x W32cm x H9cm. £7 available from Amera Plastic Mouldings.


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Fenris Games: Laser Cutting Terrain and Bases Clearance

Posted on August 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Fenris Games: All remaining stock of laser-cut stuff is now reduced in price. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, for the forseeable future…. If you want ply bases, clear acrylic, and laser-cut kits, grab them quick!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied b…

Multiverse Gaming: New Urban Planters and Aircon Units Released

Posted on August 17th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Multiverse Gaming released these new Urban Planters and Aircon Units.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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MDF Terrain with Lights and Moving Parts on Kickstarter

Posted on August 17th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

There seem to be 100s of new wargaming kickstarerters launched every month these days. But every now and then, one really stands out.
For me this time it’s Integrated Wargame Buildings by Wargame Model Mods.
Some very nice modern and near future terrain.

What makes these different from all the other MDF scenery ranges out there? Lights and movement!
These buildings will really make your table stand out.

Almost every kit in the campaign have built in LED lighting available in a range of colours. If that’s not enough, pieces like the Hydro Power Plant above and Satellite Dish below even have constantly moving parts.

Still not convinced? Check out the prices. The Hydro Plant and Dish look like they should be in the £50-60 bracket minimum. The Hydro Plant is £30 and the Dish only £27! These are the most expensive sets in the campaign as well!

On top of that, if you want 3 or more buildings they get even cheaper again!

Head over and check out the project HERE and let us know what you think.
Below are a few more of the kits available.

- Hendybagder

Taking The Summer Off?

Posted on August 16th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Apparently I’ve basically taken most of the summer off from blogging and doing wargame-related things I felt the need to blog about… last post was June 10th! I’ve been playing a lot of Infinity and Blood Bowl, but doing basically no painting or terrain building at all until this weekend, when I’ve finally cleaned up … Continue reading Taking The Summer Off?

Otty’s other Tyranid Fortifications & OOE

Posted on August 15th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Included with the Tyranid Bastion pics were these other nid fortifications. I’ve never been a fan of the Venom Cannon design but I do think this use of them looks particularly beastly effective:The plan is to complete a set of tyranid fortifications,st…

Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: If you choose the basic door, go to part 5…

Posted on August 15th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello everyone, I’m back with the next part of the Dungeons of doom, a series of articles dealing with the creation of easy and cheap to make 28mm scenic dungeons. Still on the basic and integral parts of any dungeon are the doors that lead from room to room, encounter to encounter. I have all […]

Menhir Games: Upcoming Dark Age Outpost Scenery and Miniature Kickstarter

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

Menhir Games: Menhir Games together with Idyllwild Games (Facebook: “BattleAxe: Northern Wars”) will be launching in September a Kickstarter campaign to fund a plastic kit that will serve to build a “Dark Age Outpost”, consisting of: palisade wall sect…

Amera Plastic Mouldings: New Three Piece Island Set‏ Released

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

Amera Plastic Mouldings: Amera Plastic Mouldings new release. An addition to our popular Islands & Harbours range- A set of 3 islands for 1/600th scale 3mm figures. Ideal for naval or general wargaming. Designed to represent a collapsed volcano, or for configuration of your own choosing. 

Each island in the set comes with moveable plastic insets to mount scenery of your choice such as weapons or buildings. Spartan Games ships not included, shown to demonstrate matching scale. Dimensions: max size 42Lx13Wx7H cm, 39Lx15Wx7Hcm, 37Lx12Wx6Hcm – £14 for the set.
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Sally 4th: Sally 4th Terrain Deals for ‘Soldiers of God’ Wargaming the Crusades‏

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

Sally 4th: Since the release of Soldiers of God, we have dusted off our Crusaders & Saracens and have been keenly re-fighting battles from the Crusades. 
I really like the elegance of these card driven rules and the fact that as well as gaming field battles and raids you can also wargame sieges, so we have tried to make it as easy as possible for new gamers wanting to get into this period. We have put together a ‘Soldiers of God’ Webstore where the rules and plastic box sets of suitable figures for building Crusader & Saracen armies from Fireforge and Gripping Beast are available along with Sally 4th Middle Eastern Buildings, Fortifications & Siege Equipment.
We have also created three package deals, which contain the right quantity of buildings for use with ‘Soldiers of God’. Soldiers of God Village Deal, contains enough buildings for a 20 pace x 20 pace village (the size recommended in the rules) 3 x small, 2 x medium, 1 x L Shape Middle Eastern Building. £115 compared to £132 purchasing buildings separately.

Soldiers of God Siege Fortifications Deal contains enough models for a 4′ wall with 3 towers and a gateway (once again this is the size recommended in the rules) £180 compared to £203 purchasing models separately. Soldiers of God Terrain Deal contains all of the items from the Village & Siege deals for £280 saving £55 compared to buying models separately.
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Heroic Maps: New Village of Pyrringham Terrain Gaming Set Released

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

Heroic Maps: Starting life as a small farmstead by the side of the road, the village of Pyrringham is little more than a hamlet. Those that call it home though would say it was just the right size. With a small village store and houses for the few fami…

Deep-Cut Studio: Now Also Available – Mousepad Material Gaming Mats!

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

Deep-Cut Studio: Major news announcement! Our wargames terrain mats are now available on mousepad material along with previous choices of PVC and cloth. 
That’s more than 50 new various themes and sizes. Mousepad mats are manufactured on a cloth with a 2mm thick non-slippery rubber foam backing. It ensures instant flatness of the gaming surface, easy card handling on the table, silent dice rolling. The paint are soaked into the material, meaning they will never scratch off. Check them out at our website and grab some while limited supplies last.
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Heroic Map: New Winter Wilderness Ruins Map Set‏ Released

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

Heroic Maps: Between the shining cities of the coast; between the villages and castles of the land; between the mines of the dwarves and the lairs of the trolls – there is Wilderness.Every party of adventurers travels through wilderness at some point. …