Towing the Line

We're a month and a half into 2019, and I'm only half a month late with my first "monthly" post. This is going... not "well", exactly, but maybe "close to adequate".So let's crack on. In 2015, Warlord released the Germany Strikes! book, which Pete and I acquired almost immediately. Now, just 4 short years later, we're in danger of actually playing one of the scenarios.We're planning to tackle the battle of Orp first. It's a tank battle so requires both forces to be entirely mobilised, and the French force also needs to be based around the Somua S35.I already had two S35s, from Blitzkrieg miniatures, which I painted back in November. I needed one more, and fortunately I had one from Warlord that I'd had lying around for an embarrassing amount of time.Painting this made me wish I'd gone for Warlord models for the other two!It's a much more detailed model, and was also a lot easier to paint. I think this is mainly because it wasn't so heavily caked in release agent as the Blitzkrieg versions. It scales with them

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Taking Rogue Stars for another Spin

We took Rogue Stars out for a spin again last night, and despite the rulebook suffering a lot of the usual Osprey problems we had an enjoyable game. Osprey has a hard word count on their Osprey Wargames series which often leads to very condensed rules, short on examples. Unfortunately, I think Rogue Stars suffers from this a fair amount, and people have reviewed it rather negatively online because of this. There’s a lot of reading between the lines, and common sense has to be applied in a game simply because the rulebook includes a lot of content in a fixed space. Having said that I’ve always enjoyed Ganesha Games’ interesting activation mechanism in their skirmish games and Rogue Stars improves on this by having an activation/reaction system too. This means you’re always involved in the game regardless of which side is active. It also leads to some very interesting choices about how many times to try and activate a character vs how many reactions you’ll give away. The reacting

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In Search of...British Pulp.

Something of a departure from my sporadic post-facto postings, a discussion over at the 7TV FB page had me on a quest to answer the mystery of "Whatever Happened to British Pulp Fiction?"If the Golden Age of Pulp Era is defined as the 1920's to 1930's, and is deemed predominantly American, is British Pulp a chimera? If it isn't, then where are the British Pulps? The short answer is, in the 50's and 60's. The longer answer is a bit more complex.To begin with, the development of British "Pulp" fiction was hampered by Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe. Harmsworth, "the greatest figure who ever strode down Fleet Street[1]" was owner of the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror and challenger of the Penny Dreadfuls, the immediate precursor of British Pulps. From Wikipedia:"The popularity of penny dreadfuls was challenged in the 1890s by the rise of competing literature. Leading the challenge were popular periodicals published by Alfred Harmsworth. Priced at one half-penny, Harmsworth's stor

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STAR FRONTIERS

NEW FRONTIERS! After communicating via radio messages for years, these four starfaring races meet in a region of space called the Frontier Sector. This vast region, 1,500 cubic light-years, contains 38 star systems. Only 17 of these systems have been explored and colonized when the game starts. Free enterprise is the law of the Frontier, … Continue reading STAR FRONTIERS →

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Guild Ball: Pre Order Miner's Guild and New Captains

Steamforged Games opened up the pre-orders today for the Miner's Guild and the 4 new Captain models that were revealed this week.  These models are set to be released on March 1st, 2019.  The collector in me out my order in today for all of the models, we shall see with international shipping and customs on when I will actually receive the models.Visit Steamforged Games webstore and get your orders in.MournSteeljaw Veteran BoarYukai

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Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – Recenzija

Peto izdanje igre Dungeons & Dragons izdržalo je test vremena. Bliži se peta godina od objavljivanja, a oduševljenje za D&D 5e samo raste. Do sada je izašlo tridesetak knjiga, po staroj dobroj strukturi ovog brenda. No, pre nego što su objavili tri osnovne knjige, sveto trojstvo D&D-a – […]

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The Cult of Redemption

On last batch of guys I finished up before the game weekend that starts this evening!!!Necromunda Redemptionist Gangers! (or... cultists... depending on how you look at it...?)Originally I'd thought of doing them in all red... but I have so many things that are all red and it's getting to be a bit much. One of the 'gangs' (really more of a secret society) in Dark Tides (the 'campaign' I'm running for the game weekend) dresses in purple and that gave me the idea to do red and purple for these guys. I think it works pretty good. I'd like to pick up a few more of these at some point - if I can find any more for not-too-unreasonable-prices!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:A report of the Gaming Weekend!!!

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Deadpool vs The World

Product DescriptionDeadpool makes his mark on adult gaming in Deadpool vs The World, a hilarious party game for mature audiences. Featuring 100 custom illustrations of Deadpool in very strange and unsightly situations, players face off against their friends by filling in the blanks on caption cards to provide the most outrageous explanations of the Merc with a Mouth's predicaments. The player who best describes Deadpool's compromising situations wins the game. Hilarious party game for mature audiencesPlayers face off against their friends by filling in the blanks on caption cardsThe player who best describes Deadpool's compromising situations wins the gameIncludes 100 custom illustrations of Deadpool in very strange and unsightly situations3+ players | ages 17+ | 30-45 min play time The post Deadpool vs The World appeared first on The Giveaway Geek.

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News Collider – Board Games News 13/2/2019

There’s more news this week than you can shake a stick at, though how shaking a stick at something is a metric for anything is beyond me.  It’s barely an SI unit and has that stick been properly calibrated? Is there traceability on its origin? Has the stick shaking been taking place in a controlled environment? It just makes you want to hark back to pre-decimal days. So this week we present to you several Cow’s Grass (look it up) of news.Read more »

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Alita

I went to see Alita Battle Angel with my kids this week. I actually quite enjoyed it. It has all been done before, it is very much Elysium meets Rollerball meets anything to do with Cyborg killers. I did find myself looking at all the background stuff a lot thinking it would make great wargames scenery. It does end with a sequel very much on the cards, but due to the fact it cost somewhere between US$170m and US$200m to make, it really will have to do very well at the cinema. The screening I saw it in only had about 10 people in a very large theatre. We will see…

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