Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 3 Traditional Publishing

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Awesome Games Coming in 2018: Part 3 Traditional Publishing
We finally arrive at our third and final part of our 2018 preview, and this has been without a doubt the most difficult part of the list to put together. I have taken input from all three members of the Polyhedron Collider team and our highlights were featured in our most recent Podcast episode. It has become apparent however just how much of a hype generating machine Kickstarter has become. I’ve managed to put a list of over 20 games that Kickstarter is bringing to us this year, but I have struggled to find just 10 games arriving via more conventional publishing means.  Is this because publishers are being more guarded with their announcements or is this because of the meteoric rise of Kickstarter?

Don’t forget to check out Part1, where we looked at games coming to Kickstarter this year, and Part 2, where we looked at the games we Kickstarted in the past and are expecting to be delivered in 2018.

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How NOT to be a great RPG Game Master

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You know, I now realise that this article might need some context. Previously we looked at some tips and tricks on how to be a […]

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How to be a great RPG Game Master!

Posted on February 8th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It seems, at least in my eyes, that there’s been a resurgence of tabletop RPGs in the last few years. More and more people in […]

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Star Wars Imperial Assault: Royal Guard Champion

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Continuing with another board game miniature, speed painted. Been picking up several Imperial Assault minis over the past couple months which are perfect for this. My wife and I really love this game and it really does add a lot to the fun when all the…

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under , . Posted by

A teaser is here, a teaser is here… Yay.

Star Wars Imperial Assault: Han Solo & Chewbacca

Posted on January 30th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Again moving in my sort of usual rhythm for painting. After a big project that takes months I like to take a break and just do some fun speed painting. Board game minis are perfect for this and Star Wars miniatures are really a lot of fun to paint. Pai…

Iron giants, iron calves and hovering boats

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I saw this picture on facebook, it is a K2SO toy converted by Steve Perry (Rubicon Models UK represenatitv) into a 28mm terrain piece. That would be awesome for all kinds of Sci-Fi settings, from the Ashwastes of Necromunda, over Gates of Antares to Rogue Stars. This K2SO toy from Rogue One is available in […]

Rebel Scum

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Over Christmas I managed to get some reinforcements for the Rebel Alliance for the X Wing Miniatures game. Well I say reinforcements, I got a single starfighter, the A Wing. I don’t have any A Wings, my current Rebel Alliance forces include X Wings, Y …

The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 36 – The Games We Are Looking Forward To In 2018

Posted on January 14th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s the New Year, so Steve, Andy and Jon gaze into their crystal ball and look forward to the games that are coming out in 2018.  We’ll choose our top picks that are coming to Kickstarter, before looking at the games we have backed and are waiting imp…

Darth Vader, Kayn Somos and Stormtroopers for ‘Imperial Assault’

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I know, I know, there’s been a bit of a boardgame theme running through my stuff to date. I have no clue whats driving it. I can assure you it’s not out of any grand design on my part. As Robbie Robertson once sang, ‘I don’t know, the wind just sort of…

It’s a trap!

Posted on January 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

It’s not all fun and games in the workshop. Sometimes there is the serious business of crushing the Rebel Alliance to deal with. Between Christmas and New Year I had a great game of Star Wars Armada with friends which gave me a chance to roll out…

2017 End Of Year Gamer Review…

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by


Continuing the tradition of previous years, I like look back at the end/start of a year and sort of see “how I did” as a geek and a gamer.  Last year was a bit of a rough one, and while 2017 still had some rough patches, I think it ended on a high note.  If you like to read long lists, with a bit of ranting, this post is for you…

Strap in, it’s a long one…


As always, I start off with the total number of painted models for the year:

Tanks/Fow:
  • 2x Sherman 76’s
  • Jagpanther wreck
  • M10
Imperial Assault:
  • AT-ST
  • 9x stormtrooper 
  • 3x Probe Droid
  • 3x Imperial Officers
  • Vader
  • 4x Imperial Guards
  • 2x E-web engineer 
  • 4x trandoshan hunters
  • Diala Passil
  • 2x Nexu 
  • Gaarkhan 
  • Gideon Argus
  • Fenn Signis 
  • Mak Eshka’rey
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Jyn Odan
  • Kayn Somos 
  • 4x Heavy Stormtrooper
  • Biv Bodhrik
  • Bossk
  • Saska Teft
  • 4x Tuskan Raiders
  • 3x Republic Commandos
  • IG-88
  • Boba Fett
  • MHD-19
  • SC 2-M Tank
  • Loku Kanoloa 
  • 2x Rebel Saboteur 
  • Verena Talos
  • 2x Wampa
  • 4x Assassin Droids
  • 6x Snowtroopers
SAGA:
  – Roman Warlord
 – 16x Roman Bowmen
  • 16x Warriors w/ spears 
  • 18x Levies
  • 4x Hearthguard
  • Ballista (proxy)
CONGO:
  • Guide
  • 3x adventurers
  • Matabele king
  • 6x Scouts
  • 4x Fanatics 
  • Witch Doctor 
  • 10x Warriors
  • 10x Askari
  • Major Allan Wilson
  • 3x BSAC Scouts
  • 8x BSAC Riflemen
  • 4x BSAC Soldiers
Terrain:
  • 3 Japanese Buildings
  • 6 Wall-end section
  • Gate 
  • 6 walls
  • 3x terrain bases
  • BSAC flag
  • BSAC Camp (4 tents)
  • 8x Tree stands
  • 5x Rocky bases
  • 3x Bush bases
  • Favorite model of 2017
  • 2x Hills
Test of Honour:
  • Masahiro
  • Tadashi 
  • 1x Samurai
  • 10x Masked Men
  • 2x Sergeants
  • 3x Archers
Blood & Plunder
  • English Captain
  • 4x Sea Dogs
  • 8x Freebooters
  • 8x Militia 
40k

  • Fire Prism
  • Farseer Skyrunner
  • 3x Windrider
TOTAL PAINTED: 281 (more or less, taking into account the terrain as well)

So, off to a good start!  2015’s total was 145, and 2016’s was 154.  I was definitely hit by the painting bug this year, and not only that, but doing a bit of stuff in several systems too!  Last year, the big hit seemed to be Age of Sigmar, while this year it was clearly Imperial Assault.  That said, I think my favorite model of the year is actually one of the last ones I completed, the Fire Prism for my Warhammer 40,000 Aeldari army.  (I still cant get used to saying “aeldari” over “eldar”)  So, why the Fire Prism?  I think a lot of it has to do with my recent attitude change towards painting as whole, more on that in a bit, as well just the fact I enjoyed the overall process from start to finish.  I got out of comfort zone, and did  lot of experimentation, and I think the results turned out pretty well!  Reddit helped make the final decision on which color scheme/craftworld I would run, and I think they made the right call!


Next up, my Top 5, most played games of 2017:









TOTAL PLAYED: 148 

Favorite game AND opponent
2015’s total was 298, while 2016’s was only 87, after big slump in the gaming department.  148 seems respectable enough for me!  Interesting little side note, all the games of Magic The Gathering were done over the Thanksgiving holiday against my brother in law. Also not shocked to see so many card games make the list, but obviously, the Pokemon TCG is taking a dive… I honestly, doubt it makes the end of year report for 2018.  None of the previous years’ games make the top 5, but SAGA made a bit of a return.  (though it too, has started to drop off.  More on that in a bit)  Imperial Assault saw a lot of play at my house, as every game played of it has been against my daughter.  Thus, I gotta go with Imperial Assault as my top game of the year.  Sure, set up takes awhile, but with all the various missions to play, there is tons of variety, even if I get stuck always playing as the Rebels.  FFG has recently came out with an app for the campaign, allowing you to play through it solo, so eventually I hope to give it a try.  (even though I’m not much of a solo gamer these days)



Favorite book
Unlike last year, this time around I’ve got a favorite book 2017: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn.  It was close between this and Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series, as I really liked the characters he presented in the story, along with a lot of the gaps he filled in the timeline between Return of the Jedi and the The Force Awakens.  BUT, I gotta go with Thrawn!  For those that don’t know, Thrawn is one of those widely popular expanded universe (we still use that term, right?) characters that often interact with the BIG named film characters, and often times has enough popularity to rival them as far as fan spotlight goes.  In the pre-Disney (Legacy) era, Mr. Zahn wrote a couple of novels centered around Thrawn, that many fans felt were pivotal to ENTIRETY of the Star Wars saga.  Now, post-Disney acquisition of the franchise, Thrawn makes his return in a new origin story, and while some fans cannot get past the pre-Disney era/timeline, I am NOT one of those fans, I LOVE the direction Disney has taken Star Wars into, and LOVE what Zahn has done to sort of reintroduce us to Thrawn.  Aside from being about Thrawn himself, the novel also gives us a very interesting look into the “Imperial Political Machine” that I really enjoyed.  AND there have been announcements of a follow up as well!

Favorite Video Game

Also different from last year, I’ve got a favorite video game of year… well sort of.  I’ve got a favorite console, and that would have to be the Nintendo Switch.  I LOVE it, and in fact, the reason I haven’t been on xbox at all lately is due to the switch.  (though even then, I’m not on often.  I’m usually too busy painting in my free time!)  Picking one game as a favorite was hard.  I played a lot of Zelda, but once I beat it, I haven’t much incentive to go back in.  I LOVE the idea and concept of Pokken Tournament DX, but I’m terrible at it, and fighting other players online gives me major RAGE issues.  So really, that leaves Splatoon 2.  Luckily, I’m decent at Splatoon, though my aim sucks half the time, I still typically end up 1st or 2nd place in every match, both in terms of splats (kills) and turf inked (how you score points)  


I tried my best to come up with a favorite movie/TV show/Anime for the year, but I really couldn’t settle on a favorite, every time I’d think of one candidate, I’d come up with 5 more titles that rival it!  But, I really did try!  Movie wise, I liked the latest Star Wars, though the internet would have me convinced I am in the minority.  Aside from that, I also liked the DC comics films, though again, with the exception of Wonder Woman, I think I’m in the minority.  TV wise, I watched a lot of Black Mirror, along with Dr. Who, but I also like the Marvel shows on Netflix (not Agents of S.h.i.e.l.d. though) as well as being a regular viewer of the CW’s DC shows.  I got really into Black Sails while I painted my Blood & Plunder stuff.  Anime is another one of those that I just can’t decide on a favorite…  after finishing up Naruto, which I liked, I started watching Boruto, and while enjoyable, something is a bit off, it lacks something that Naruto had in my opinion.  Attack on Titan is good, maybe Sword Art Online edges out as a favorite, but I’m not sure. One thing I do know, is that using my free Amazon Prime sub to subscribe to the Warhammer TV channel on Twitch!  I often sit, and chat live while I paint, and it has really got me motivated and excited for the Games-Workshop hobby.  If you tune in, you’ll often hear my gamertag mentioned pretty often, which is always a bit exciting! (for me it is, anyway)  Even my daughter enjoys watching it whenever she’s off of school!  (they typically start about 10 am here)


So, what’s next for 2018?  I usually will post up something about specific games that are “on my radar” but really there are not any this time around.  I’m really enjoying working on Games-Workshop’s models as of late, so I firmly expect to continue to work on my Aeldari army, especially as my daughter has started working on an army completely on her own, the Black Templars.  (All “easy build” stuff for her)  I’m semi-excited for the 2nd edition of SAGA in February, I say only semi-excited because SAGA has been on the back-burner, really ALL actual gaming outside of games with my daughter have, so it’s not a SAGA-specific issue.  I’ve really turned into more of a “hobbyist” at this stage than a gamer.  A lot of it comes down to effort.  It takes a lot of effort to arrange a game, pack up all my minis and giant tub of terrain so we can play on a decent looking table, drive the 25 minutes it takes me to get to the game store I play it, game for a few hours, pack it all back up, and drive home… then get up at 7 am.  I *could* do all that, or I could just paint for a few hours in my workshop, then go upstairs and to bed.  Same goes for solo gaming.  I *could* set everything up, commit to playing a game for a few hours, OR I could pop on a video game and play as little or as much as want, then turn it off, OR I could also just paint.  That said, as much as I may grumble about getting out of the house, I do hope I can find my way back to at least playing semi-regular games of SAGA in 2018…

SO, there you have it!  As always, I wanna thank all those that visit my blog, especially those that take the time to share the blog and drop in some comments.  You guys & gals are part of what keeps me motivated to keep this blog going.  Thanks again, and hope you all have a good 2018!

Until next Time,
-WuhSawBe-

The physics (or lack there of) of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Hyperspace Kamikaze)

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

Let me first say, that I LOVED The Last Jedi. I think it is great. If you don’t, then fine. But this is not the time or place to discuss whether the movie was good or not (though I probably have more posts coming on that). Now is the time how to, once …

The War on Christmas

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

Last Christmas, I started eyeing my daughter’s collection of holiday lego for their gaming potential. Over the year, I slowly put together a festive game for the club’s last night of the year using Pulp Alley. There were four factions with variously in…

THE DARK SIDE

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

Path to the Dark Side

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 11

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

Slight detour from the Tatooine buildings… To help break the routine of carving foam, I decided I needed something a little different to model and paint. Enter the might of the Imperial fighter squadron and the crimson terror that is the Royal G…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 11

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

Slight detour from the Tatooine buildings… To help break the routine of carving foam, I decided I needed something a little different to model and paint. Enter the might of the Imperial fighter squadron and the crimson terror that is the Royal G…

Star Wars AT-ST – Bandai 1/48 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Dubbed the chicken walker, the Imperial AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker is my third favourite Star Wars vehicle after the AT-AT (All Terrain Armoured Transport) Walker and TIE Fighter. So I guess my list is top-heavy with either Galactic Emp…

Star Wars AT-ST – Bandai 1/48 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Dubbed the chicken walker, the Imperial AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker is my third favourite Star Wars vehicle after the AT-AT (All Terrain Armoured Transport) Walker and TIE Fighter. So I guess my list is top-heavy with either Galactic Emp…

Imperial Terrain: First Impressions

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

Thanks to Dave from Imperial Terrain, I got my hands on some of their Legion inspired terrain pieces. The moisture vaporators, the tower and the small house are part of the Imperial Terrain desert range. I love the design choices. While still being fai…

Imperial Terrain: First Impressions

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

Thanks to Dave from Imperial Terrain, I got my hands on some of their Legion inspired terrain pieces. The moisture vaporators, the tower and the small house are part of the Imperial Terrain desert range. I love the design choices. While still being fai…

Star Wars Snowspeeder – Bandai 1/48 Scale Plastic Model Kit [Completed]

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

A sense of awe and wonderment is etched into my childhood memories of time spent poring over images of the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) crew at work. These behind-the-scenes model makers were, dare I say it, chief contributors to the success of the Star Wars franchise. For sure the efforts of ILM’s cameraman, optical technicians, etc. are all necessary components of a whole. But at its core,

Star Wars Snowspeeder – Bandai 1/48 Scale Plastic Model Kit [Completed]

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

A sense of awe and wonderment is etched into my childhood memories of time spent poring over images of the Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) crew at work. These behind-the-scenes model makers were, dare I say it, chief contributors to the success of the Star Wars franchise. For sure the efforts of ILM’s cameraman, optical technicians, etc. are all necessary components of a whole. But at its core,

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 10

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

A pic of all the buildings made to date. This is on a 4×4 ft table. It may make for some fairly tight games if a few extra barricades / obstacles were added down the two main thoroughfares. Maybe not the best hunting grounds for speeder bikes ? ;)The p…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 10

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

A pic of all the buildings made to date. This is on a 4×4 ft table. It may make for some fairly tight games if a few extra barricades / obstacles were added down the two main thoroughfares. Maybe not the best hunting grounds for speeder bikes ? ;)The p…