Year 2019


Last Days of Athobrae – Apocalypse Giveaway!

Last Days of Athobrae – Apocalypse Giveaway! – Enter to Win Welcome to the The Giveaway Geek, the geek that keeps on giving; I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Moonlit Moor Games, creator of the new game Last Days of Athobrae – Apocalypse, which is currently live on Kickstarter. We present the Last Days of Athobrae – Apocalypse Giveaway! Enter to win below, good luck! One winner will receive: A Base Game pledge level of Last Days of Athobrae – Apocalypse + All unlocked Stretch Goals* Prize value is approximately $59.95 USD. This giveaway will end June 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST and is open WORLDWIDE – Some exclusions may apply. Please make sure you read the official Giveaway Geek†rules before entering.†For any questions, thoughts or feedback†leave a comment using the form at the bottom of this post or use the form on my contact page to shoot me an email. About Last Days of Athobrae – Apocalypse Last Days of Athobrae – Apocalypse is a strategy

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The War Store is closing....

Neal was my go to guy for most of my gaming buys....     Thank you for all the years! In 1999 I read a Time Magazine article about a woman in New Mexico who was selling thousands of dollars of Tumble Weed to homes and businesses around the world via the internet. Fascinated, I decided to take my experience in retailing and put it to work.It has been a hell of a ride, but as in all good things in life they unfortunately must come to an end. Due to changing personal and business circumstances I have decided to close TheWarStore.com. Thank you all for being wonderful customers, supporters of our site for nearly 20 years. Some of you have been our customers for many years, and friends over the phone. We appreciate you very much and will miss being a part of your hobby. Signed, Neal, Dorothy, Daniel, and TheWarStore team PreOrders and Backorders If you have a PreOrder or backorder with us currently, and want to turn it into items that are in stock, we will make a g

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Building, building and painting

I haven’t managed to get in a lot of painting in the last few days but I did find some time, and the appropriate mindset, to get some colours on a few more models. In this case it is another unit of Dwarves. These are the same eastern themed figures but this time with axes and shields. Axedwarves I am using the same colours as the last set of models but this time introducing a larger brass element, the shields, to the figures. I wanted to use one of the other primary colours on the shields but there are no cases where the shields wouldn’t then be touching an area of the model with the same colour. P3 Brass Balls to the rescue. The models currently have a wash applied and once that is dry I will be doing some highlights and finishing off the bases. After my last disaster with the GW texture paints I applied the sand to these prior to painting so everything would be nice and clean and there wouldn’t be any issues. These will be the last dwarves that I paint for a while. I have a lot of Goblin

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Battle of Brandywine : Black Powder solo game

Having set up the games board the other day for our Monmouth Courthouse battle, I could not resist doing another one before everything is packed away.As the AWI troops were to hand, a quick flick through the Rebellion supplement lead me to Brandywine.Here we see Howe and Cornwallis arriving on the flank of the American forces which were busy watching Knyphausen's troops the other side of the Brandywine CreekOnly Washington with two small troops of Light Dragoons and one infantry regiment are in a position to respond to this new threat immediately, in reserve as they are.The British advance onto the American flank as Washington sends his troops to try and intercept themHis two troops of Dragoons charge the British Light DragoonsThe American infantry nearest to Cornwallis's men flee in confusionBut Washington's dragoons have seen off the British cavalry and now threaten the flank of the advancing British Light Infantry  Some of the American regiments are trying to turn to meet the threat to their flan

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Board Game Review – Heroes of History Expansion

As you can see with the Labyrinth of Knossos card, there is a great deal of detail that has gone into the expansion’s artwork. Bradan’s World is at it again with a standalone expansion: Heroes of History Collectible Card Game Expansion. Based on the wildly popular Heroes of History base card game, this new expansion set is aimed for two players ages 13 and up, with a total playing time of around 20 minutes. While the base game originally featured Midnight Riders and Echoes of the Plains (i.e. the American deck), the expansion takes a more ancient tune by displaying Dragonboat Raiders and Iron Phalanx. While the differences in theme may be drastic, the streamlined gameplay and overall experience is still 100% there. In fact, the expansion, though stand alone, can also be implemented with the original, crossing multiple times and cultures to add to the overall gaming experience. After looking at the Premise, Goods, and Wrap-up, be sure to check out their website (www.bradansworld.com). The following is a

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Intercept mission

Well, as I wanted to play with my new guys in power armour, I gave them the mission of assaulting a landed Alien battleship with an estimated crew of 28.I only have six men in power armour so I gave them one of the best weapons around, heavy assault rifles and assault armours plus veteran status and a gun platform or radio controlled mini tank as support.As you can see in the picture, I deployed in the same table the outdoors terrain with both ships in it and also the two decks of the battleship (I know it has more than two but I did not have any more tiles to make them).First turn and troops quickly coming out and spreading in two groups with a few of them on overwatch. It is not the first time they got fire from the back when deploying. A Snakemen shot down one trooper whereas a Chryssalid attacked the leader. Nice start. Fortunately the auto meds save both lives. On the left flank one solitaire Muton appeared but it was quickly dispatched. Closing to the battleship they were attacked by a wave of floaters;

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Painting Points: May 2019

Since I started keeping track of Painting Points back in 2010, it helps keep me motivated to finish models, terrain, and to post here on the blog.  My previous record month for Painting Points had been back in March of 2014 with 177 points.  This month of May 2019 I had reached 196 points.  Just like 5 years ago, a majority of this months points had come from building terrain for Batman Miniature Game, but I still managed to get in quite a few models completed also.Majority of my terrain is now built, so it will probably go back to normal months for the rest of the year.

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Hunt the Rochambeau! Game Report

 I solo played my Hunt the Rochambeau! Broadside and Ram scenario this afternoon and here's a brief after action report of the game, in which the mighty French ironclad ram ended up at the bottom of the Atlantic after being pounded into scrap by the Royal Navy.Turn OneIn turn one, both sides advanced toward the centre of the table at maximum speed, with the French taking the lead, inflicting damage on HMS Captain but having the Rochambeau silenced by the fire of HMS Minotaur in return. Turn TwoThe French commodore (+0 AP rating) rolled low and so decided not to do any repairs and instead made a dash to escape the rapidly closing Royal Navy ironclads. The Royal Navy were having none of this and HMS Minotaur fired on Couronne, resulting in her guns being silenced. Couronne fired back (firing is simultaneous) but to no effect.In the second half of turn two, the Royal Navy attempted to block the Rochambeau by moving forward 5'' into her path. In the gunnery phase the French were unable to fire, so the R

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Nedeljne vesti 24.05. – 31.05.2019: Beograd na vodi je bliži nego što mislite

Ne morate biti arhitekta da biste izgradili Beograd na vodi, ili tako nekako bi trebalo da ide reklama za Cities Skylines. Da, treća od najavljenih Paradox igara je našla izdavača, a moramo priznati da smo se poprilično iznenadili ko je u pitanju. S druge strane, izdavači lagano otkrivaju […]

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French Light Cruisers Re-Based (Again!)

I've now re-based the light cruisers and the four submarines that I decided to get sorted at the same time. I'm much happier with the end result than the first time round, so all I now have to do is add the magnetic tape under the bases and they're ready for action. I just have six heavy cruisers to do and the re-basing project is complete. Bof!

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