Year 2019


Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 9

While wandering the streets of Alexandria, Kamal and his friends came across a dice game. During the game the young ne’er do well was obviously cheating. This would not have been so much of a surprise or an outrage under normal circumstances but the victim of the con appeared to be an old(ish) cleric. [I […]

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The Marbo Method

Hi all,Welcome to my detailed review of the Primaris units within the Space Marine codex. I’m very much hoping for this to be a ‘living’ document for want of a better term, and so as FAQ’s etc are released I’ll update this, and any comments or insight that you guys can provide will most certainly be added to the review.I’ve tried several times over the years to define a method for assessing units, and my latest iteration of that will take an appropriately legendary 40k approach, which I’m calling the MARBO method.MobilityThis section will cover all the mobility stats and options available to a particular unit, assessing whether it’s a strength or weakness of the model, what can be done to mitigate any weaknesses or enhance its strengths.AurasKind of self-explanatory, but equally, I’ll try to look a little beyond the obvious to understand how those auras can be stretched, where they are most effective and how best to utilise them on the battlefield. Auras I have found are one of those areas that has far more d

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Star Wars Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike - Bandai 1/12 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Each Star Wars movie in the original trilogy had its own wow moments, especially to first my highly impressionable five, next eight and then 11-year-old eyes. In 1983 Return of the Jedi (RotJ) actually had two of such moments. And no, the Ewoks wasn't one of them. First impressive bit from RotJ was the Imperial AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker which I completed last year. Another is

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Tales of the Arabian Nights solo: 8

Kamal, Essafah, Wadi’a and Djuha boarded a dhow and headed out of Cordoba. The loss of Kekara had been a blow. They had got to know him in their adventure across Europe and his loss made the trip solemn. Kamal knew that the second of the gems he needed to fulfil his destiny lay at […]

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Star Navy versus Fleet Commander - Compatible but Different

Fleet Commander vs. Star NavyAlthough the two sets of rules are compatible, here’s a quick explanation of the difference between the two.  Star Navy gives you more control over each ship, while Fleet Commander places you at a higher level complete control of the fleet, not each ship.TypesFleet Commander uses the same ships as those found in Star Navy, same Classes are used – 3 to 6. We used the stats for each ship in Star Navy to build the ships in Fleet Commander. Hulls sizes are reduced by half. How a ship causes damage to the enemy is not as important as the overall effect, so fighters, guns, torpedoes have been rolled together into one value in Fleet Commander called FirepowerMovementIn Star Navy you plot the movement of each ship, turns, and speed. In Fleet Commander each side lays out their ships based on the location of its Flag Ship – in the center of the line.AttackIn Star Navy you roll on a variety of tables to fire weapons, launch missiles or torpedoes, and launch Fighters; then use tables to

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How Far Jerusalem 1

The start of two armies in one; Late Crusaders for both DBA and ADLG. The miniatures are all from Gladiator Miniatures formerly owned by Black Hat Figures and now by Fighting 15s. These have all been a part of this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge IX and have been painted using block colours and a wash of Agrax Earthshade for tone.First two stands of spearmen showing Brother Knights and Brother Sergeants from the period between 1259 and 1273 when Brother Knights wore red tunics and Brother Sergeants remained in black. The papal bull was not popular and eventually over turned so that all Brothers wore red. The decals are water slide transfers and are from VVV. Going back to water slide transfers is quite refreshing and they still apply well if Micro Sol and Set are used sparingly. The shields are 15mm scale and the tabards are 10mm in scale.Crossbow and archers again from the sergeants.Spearmen and crossbowmen as they will be on the table for ADLG - the double depth is visual

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Back at the Table Again – No Excuses

Hey, folks. Sorry for fading out for a series of weeks that turned into months. The official excuse is work, school, and the like. But, really, it’s a matter of prioritizing at the end of a busy day. All that to say, I’m back. The Kickstarters, preorders, and purchases are rolling in. And, I’m excited for another year. Crazy Times, Crazy Good Games   Nemesis The Alien Queen in Nemesis! One weekend at the start of the year, I managed to escape for a few days to sunny, warm North Carolina to visit a gaming friend. We tried many things old and new from last year, but the standout game was Nemesis. It was the closest thing imaginable to the Alien movies in a box: thematic and a mix of strategy and luck. I was on the edge of my seat each game we played, even the one that was going horribly wrong. I almost didn’t mind losing (we were playing cooperatively), as it felt like losing was a thematic outcome. Each decision, and each narrow escape felt very fun. If I had to pick one Game of th

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Middle Earth Magic and Mysteries

The miniatures I got round to prepping today don't really fit into any other category, so I labelled them the Magic and Mysteries faction of the Free Peoples. Unfortunately I did not have as much time as I usually do to get anywhere near as much work done (and my superglue has now gone a bit claggy and doesn't stick as well so I will need to get a new tube), but progress was still made.In this selection are one-off figures that I got with the De Agostini Battle Games in Middle Earth magazine that was published between 2002 and 2006 ish. They could make up parts of those other armies that I either just didn't get around to collecting or didn't want to use in my gaming, but to be honest, I will just keep them aside until such a time as I may get to use them. They will be nice as just painting projects to be called upon if I hit any dry patches in my other factions.In this selection are a number of hobbits, Tom Bombadil, King of the Dead, a few wizards and a Woses leader (Gan-Buri-Gan?). However, due to the afor

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Guild Ball: Miner's Guild Assembled

I had a busy last couple of days assembling models, first with 'Mataagi' and 'Mourn', then 'Steeljaw' and then I decided to work on assembling the new Miner's Minor Guild.Unlike the previous Minor Guilds; Ratcatcher's, Falconer's, Navigator's and upcoming Cook's which all come as PVC plastic material, the Miner's Minor Guild come as colored resin and need assembly.  I also have the alternate sculpts for 'Salvo' and 'Colossus' so I assembled those at the same time.At least now they can hit the Pitch and we can see what they can do as a team.

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Nedeljne vesti 15.3. – 22.3.2019: Marmelada od slova u hladovini palminog drveća

Da li ste ikada pravili marmeladu od slova? Nismo ni mi. Ali, uskoro ce nam Czech Games Edition i to omogućiti. Veliki izdavači sve više preuzimaju uspešne Kickstarter projekete i stavljaju ih u regularnu prodaju. Najnoviji primer je Mythic Games koji je našao distributera za svoje čedo sa […]

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12mm GAZ 69 Truck from Butlers Printed Models

One Soviet GAZ 69 light truck. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).The GAZ-69 is a four-wheel drive light truck, produced by GAZ between 1953 and 1956 and then by UAZ, in 1956–1972, though all of these vehicles were known as GAZ-69s.GAZ 69 Truck Pictures shown are for 15mm modelsAll models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)3D printed to orderButlers Printed Models

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