RDTN Episode 153: Cryptid, Taj Mahal, and Gizmos with special guest, David Waybright

While on vacation, Marty was able to find someone who obviously had nothing to do and filled in for me. David Waybright, from Man vs Meeple, was kind enough to take on the challenge of being grumpy. He failed, but that is okay. We still really appreciate the effort. David and Marty talk about Tiny Epic Mechs that is on Kickstarter now and has already blown past $300k, no chance of this not funding at $15,000. David and Marty also spend time and no telling how many takes doing a 5 Minute Initiative on Cryptid from Osprey Games. Since I haven’t played it, I am interested in their thoughts on it and whether or not I will be taught by Marty or if this is one I will learn on my own. Those two also decide that they need to explore hype for a board game and how it impacts expectations, sales, and initial plays. Don’t want to “hype” this discussion to much so you will not be let down when you listen to it. But before I left on vacation, Marty and I did two reviews as well. Gizmos from CMON is a simple engine builder

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Not A Good Day To Be a Frenchman !

Yesterday, we fought a fictional Napoleonic battle at the club - French v Austrians with Allan and Dave being the Austrians (Dave was replaced by Ian half way through as Dave was off to play golf) and Steve and I the French.The Austrian centre and right - three brigades of infantry with supporting artillery.Austrian skirmishers quickly take the small village They have adopted an "order mixed" columns and lines working togetherThe Austrian left flank comprised a cavalry brigade of four regimentsHere's the Austrian C-in-CThe Austrian cavalry go on the attack and charge towards the enemy CuirassiersCharge v counter chargeSaxon Cuirassiers support the FrenchNow the French columns of attack move forwardsThe French Cuirassiers are supported by Horse Artillerya good view of the cavalry melee and supportsThe French also have a Light Cavalry Brigade which is held in reserve in the centreThis is the left hand French brigade, lines ahead of two columnsThe infantry clash all along the battlefieldMore Austrian cavalr

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Playing your First Games – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 7

By now you’re probably gearing up for your first games or maybe you’ve had a game already. This next article will look at how you can maximise your force during that game to a) have fun and b) take home a victory for the Astra Militarum. You are currently reading one in a series of articles. Part 1 of Astra Militarum Getting Started has an index of all the published and upcoming articles. There is an Astra Militarum Glossary to accompany this series. Never miss an article? Subscribe! Preparation for your First Games Preparing for your first games (or any game) […] The post Playing your First Games – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 7 appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Working on a Modified Deredeo - Base Colour WIPs

Ayo,Got myself a Deredeo a few months back (pre price gouge) and I've seen a few people do the leggy blonde mods with the IG Sentinal leg pieces, so I gave that a nudge and while I was cutting and fitting stuff I flipped the battery packs up on the lascannons to give it more of a Madcat/Catapult Mechwarrior look and ditched the external cable routing.I'm part way into the painting now, I've got my base colours down and sealed it, I've just started adding some decals now and I'll seal it again before hitting it with the oils and chipping.Yew!

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Imperium, część 119 - Prowincje. Wielkie Hrabstwo Sudenlandu, część 5 - Relacje z sąsiednimi prowincjami.

Pomiędzy Sudenlandem i Wissenlandem panują neutralne, życzliwe relacje. I choć mieszkańcy obu prowincji wciąż rozpamiętują upadek Sollandu, to dzięki współpracy powoli podnoszą się z upadku, jaki ich przodkom przyniósł Gorbad Żelazny Pazur.ciąg dalszy nastąpi...(a wszystkie wpisy fluffowe opublikowane dotychczas dostępne są w czytelni).Będzie mi miło jeśli pozostawicie po sobie komentarz i udostępnicie ten post. Jeśli chcecie postawić mi kawę przycisk DONATE znajduje się poniżej.I will be happy if you leave comments and share this post with friends. If you want to put me a coffee DONATE button is below.Możecie także zostać Patronami DansE MacabrE i wesprzeć projekt za pośrednictwem strony patronite.pl.A więcej o moim udziale na patronite.pl znajdziecie TUTAJ.You can also become Patrons of DansE MacabrE and support the project through the patronite.pl website.And more about my participation at patronite.pl can be found&nb

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Bolt Action British 8th Army Commonwealth Infantry

As already mentioned with the review of the Afrika Korps box, the Western Desert supplement is supported by two new infantry kits, and here is the second one, the British 8th Army Commonwealth infantry kit. As these were prepared at the same time, we had the chance to see the 3-Ups at this year's Salute […]

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General Update - PacifiCon and Lord of the Rings

Hey there folks!  Wow, I've really been consumed in recent months.  What time I have gotten for hobby stuff has been packed full of making progress on multiple projects.  The good news is that while I have not blogged much, I have been making steady progress.If you are still following this blog by some miracle ... thank you!Lord of the RingsAn exciting new development is in the area of the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.  For DundraCon (February) I'll be running a game called "Charge of the Mûmaks" - in which 5 Mûmaks will be facing off against 60 mounted Rohirrum. I finished assembling the 5 Mûmaks and they've been sent off to the trusty Steve Dake for painting.  I did some head conversions on them to add some variation, and used the Forge World Mûmak Chieftain conversation kit for the "main" guy.  I'm working through assembling the Rohirrum now.  They will be divided into 5 groups of 12 models each (with a leader/character in each).  T

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Ottomans on their way

Janissaries on campaign - two thirds of a unit minus CommandThey arrived at 1600 and are on their way to all the pre order customers tomorrow!Which one wasn't speed painted? 2 x 45 minutes, 1 x 90 minutesHere is a taste of what is coming your way in the post. Codes OT001 - OT004 nearly sold out in the first batch so we are barely hanging on with those till we get reinforcements.A base of Janissaries in actionReverse view of another baseThe painting is an iterative process and some progress shots accompany this very brief postShaping up very nicelyOpponents!

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28mm Clawful

Not exactly the biggest name in MOTU but still a key henchman for Skeletor, Clawful.  I had the figure as a kid and it had one oversized claw that snapped. In the original cartoon he was pretty competent, but only showed up in a few episodes. In the later cartoon revisions he was more dim witted.Clawful meet Skeletor and Trap Jaw outside of Castle Greyskull.A view beside Skelly.A close up of the shell.And his back.More to come,Doc 

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Malplaquet Battlefield

With a view to re-fighting Malplaquet next Spring, Dave Allen and I visited the actual battlefield a few weeks back — as close to the actual day of the battle (11 September) as we could manage. We wanted to understand what the ground was like, how the troops deployed and what they could see, in order to represent it accurately for the wargame. Straddling the French-Belgian border just south of Mons the battlefield is easily accessible. The starting point is a monument standing just in front of the centre of the French lines a few metres south of the Belgian border. There are some excellent orientation maps around the monument which give good detail of the units involved along with their deployment and movements. The French side of the battlefield benefits from a signed walking tour which can be followed with the aid of a most helpful app. This gives information and maps in English as well as French. One thing that struck us was the very limited visibility. Although there are no significant hills, the gentl

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Adeptus Titanicus-Legio Atarus Warlord Titan

Hello again everyone.... it’s harder than I thought keeping up regular posting on the blog so thanks to everyone else for keeping things going.I’ve been absorbed in a few things recently, work, baby daughter, working out....However, whilst I haven’t kept up with my Heresy painting, I did go all in for titanicus!So here is my first Warlord Titan, Scion of Flame, of the Legio Atarus!

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Kill Team Guide: Secrets of the Sicarians

I'm officially on my second week of non-stop late nights at work, by which I mean I literally do not get out of the boarding house until 11pm after a 7am start. With the idea of a robot body having more and more appeal, we wrap up our analysis of the AdMech with some of my favourite models from Games Workshop: the Sicarians.SicariansThe Sicarian frame is not the sturdiest in the world, but hits hard and fast. It’s no tank, and it shouldn’t be fielded as such, more an aggressive and panic inducing model.The common attributes of the Sicarian models are as follows:Bionics: 6+ invulnerable save2 WoundsLightning quick 8-inch movementStrength 4They are tougher and faster than your Skitarii units, and at first blush are geared for all out assault. Toughness 3 is not quite the detriment it was in older editions of 40K. It’s still relatively weak, but you’ll be caught by 2+ To Wound rolls less often in Kill Team than in 7th or older.Strength 4 alongside their wargear options puts them well above other units in the AdM

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16 Card Games? But where's the box?

Sample of what you'll get/with each game.Samples are coming in for the 16, no wait, 18 cards and dice games Kickstarter launching next month. Here's a pic of what a sample game looks like.8 1/2" by 11" rule book.Deck of 54 - 72 professional quality poker size cards depending upon the game.11" x 17" map or card stock game board. Two Player Aid Cards with all the rules you'll need to play the game.In a plastic zip lock bag.What about the box? If you really want a box, we'll have them for you to add-on to your games. Waiting on the box samples to come in. Quality box with appropriate artwork for the game.Shooting for an October launch and 4 to 6 month fulfillment.

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Blocking In the Bases and Sails

I've blocked in the bases and the sails on half of the French ironclads this evening but have now lost the will to live and have decided to call it a day. The bases are Vallejo Dark Sea Blue and the sails are Army Painter Skeleton Bone, both of which will get a highlight or two and a wash before I've finished. I'll tackle the other half of the fleet tomorrow including blocking in the decks and the masts, although that will be even more fiddly. They're a bit messy at the moment but it will all be cleaned up later on. Bof!

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Lord of the Rings: Berzerkers and Keeper of the Dungeons

I picked up three more Berzerkers after a mate said he was going to do a forgeworld order hehe, this takes me to twelve which is a good number to stop at! I have also added the Keeper of the Dungeons from the Dol Guldur list as a mid level hero... in between god level Azog/Bolg and the mediocre Captains:This puts me at a tasty 1600pts of Legion painted up now... hopefully the War Bats and Catapult Troll will be a long soon! I am tempted to pick up the Necromancer and some Ringwraiths and use the force as a Dol Guldur one for a bit too.

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