Ian is back and prepping his lists for the OTC! I take on his Khador led by Malakov 1 in this 75pt game of ‘Standoff’ from Steamroller 2018.
‘Crush Hour’! Mike from Epic Duck Studios and I throw down a two-monster round of Crush Hour!
It’s time for another Let’s Play! Today we take a look at the newest incarnation of Monsterpocalypse – the game of Monstrous Combat, with the Protectors led by Defender X taking on Gorghadra!
On this week's Privateer Press Development chat, they went over some of the decisions they made to the Talion Cha.......Who am I kidding?The only part I paid any attention to was the ending where they mentioned that the next two weeks would be about the new army coming out this year, the Infernals.So the idea is next week's dev chat they're going over the new concepts that make Infernals different than anything in Warmachine/Hordes. The words they threw around were "Summoning" and "Essence". So Essence appears to be some sort of resource and summoning appears to be their main deployment mechanic.But we won't know. Not until February 27.Then there is the CID. On March 6 they're going to start the test cycle.If you're interested in any of this at all, I'd watch next week's February 27 development chat (noontime CST) to at least understand what the main mechanics of the faction are.
Last weekend some stuff happened in Vegas and it happened to leak out, so here goes just a few of the things of interest to me.Games Workshop revealed the Sylvaneth Warband for Warhammer Underworlds. There's no telling when the models will actually be up for sale, but they do exist in studio form. I'm only mildly interested in the release, however. I was always more into Guerilla Elves rather than the Spirit Elves of the Wood Elves. People got to pick up some Monsterpocalypse monsters and buildings ahead of release schedule, like Zor-Raiden!He seems to be all-in on the melee front, and he makes his ninjas get to punch things and move away. What's not clear to me is if combined hit and runs get to move one model or all of them...The Shadow Sun Syndicate building adds more movement shenanigans to the ninjas, which is both fluffy and exciting. If Armodax is the closest thing I can get to a turtle at this point in Monsterpocalypse, I don't think I'm gonna care what it does. It just has to exi
When they first revealed the Privateer Press kickstarter rewards, I breathed a sigh of relief. There were basically just a few levels of support: Book (digital and/or print), Pre-release model (minimum 30 dollar buy in, but only 17 dollars if picked up with one of the book options), two hundred dollar canvas print of their artwork.It didn't seem like I needed to go deep into the kickstarter. There wasn't anything I really wanted in the list of available canvas prints. I mean, sure, I love the big foldout battle-scenes and whatnot, but what I wanted was mah boi Madrak, Great Chieftain.I pledged 40 dollars for a print and digital copy of the book and was content to wait and watch the Kickstarter progress.But then I actually read the thing, and they said you could comment on the page asking if certain prints were available.Then I saw someone actually request and get a response for a particular print to be made available as a canvas option.Then I logged in and made my own request.Now, five days later, I'm p
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/privateerpress/the-art-of-privateer-pressAs the screenshot above shows, Privateer Press is putting out its artbook on Kickstarter, and there are just 11 days to back it.They've set this up so that there are incremental rewards for social and dollar goals, but most of them relate to artwork. There are tiers for number of pages in the book, tiers for sketchbooks of their various lines, and even one early release model.However, this kickstarter is about the artbook, and as such, I've changed my pledge from the 57 in the screenshot taken earlier to just 40 USD.40 USD covers both a digital and physical copy of the artbook. It is literally the minimum I need or want from the campaign.There is an intriguing "Curator" pledge at 240 USD that gets you (I'm guessing) good quality resolution canvas print, but the options available for those right now aren't really appealing to me. A lot of them are full battlespreads from the release of Mk2 or 3 and that famous Ashlynn art that had ev
A lot can happen in a week. Or even just a day. I was just done writing about the Butcher4 preview when Privateer Press decided to drop another few leaks.''There was a lot of speculation about this model when he came out. The document reads 30mm base, he looks like he has Iron Kingdoms style Druidic armor, and he looks like he's flying in the pose, but it turns out he's not a Krueger at all.He's a lich.And around his feet isn't just normal dust getting kicked about from takeoff. That's fel flames boosting his rockets.In the background, the origins of Iron Lich Asphyxious are that he was once a Druid who wanted to get the attention of the dragon Toruk, so he jumped into a volcano. ("Notice me senpai!" is one of my favorite lines when explaining this to people). He died and was reborn the Iron Lich.Turns out that 30mm base was a typo, and Chad, our local Circle Player, is not happy at all.Cryx players are though. The Iron Lich models are pretty janky with a metal spear haft that breaks too easily. Not sure if t
The other day, Matt Wilson explained why they were going to use Kickstarter as a vehicle for the release of their artbook, even though it's "just" a collection of previously released artwork:Art books, however, are not a product that has traditionally been a staple offering of game distributors and game stores... As an art book is an expensive undertaking, we have been cautious about producing something unlikely to receive a reception through our traditional distribution channels and that might fail to justify its expense and effort. This makes sense to me. Every art book I've ever flipped through or purchased has been picked up at a bookstore, not at the gamestore. And usually those books were intellectual properties with wider appeal than a specialist hobbyist miniature wargame like Warmachine (unsure if this is meant to be all ips from Privateer Press or just warmachine). For instance, Game of Thrones and Blizzard have larger audiences than the far more niche Warmachine.However, Privateer Press probab
Some of my miniatures from 2009.
Less than a day left to back this Kickstarter...----------------------- WARNING: CLASSIFIED CONTENT ----LESS THAN 15 HOURS REMAIN UNTIL LEVEL 7 LOCKDOWN!--LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] is Privateer Press’ best-selling board game, which has been out of print since 2016. Since it sold out several years ago, we have received countless inquiries about when it would be coming back, and original copies of the game currently sell for nearly $300 on the aftermarket. From our perspective, it seems demand for a new edition has reached critical mass, and it’s time to reprint. Thanks to our community and Backers it's happening!-- GET IT ON KICKSTARTER --“There is no Subterra Bravo.”LEVEL 7 is a sinister science fiction setting where nefarious conspiracies conceal the government’s collaboration deep within an underground research facility with an unspeakable alien menace. Officially, the top-secret military base doesn’t exist. There is no record of it: no blueprints, no photographs, no credible accounts. Rumors
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Got something fun in the mail today! What could it be?Oooh! The new MiniCrate from Privateer Press! I can't actually remember which one I'm getting, so despite the frequent spoilers and articles, these actually still manage to be a surprise when they get to me. Let's have a look!Two miniatures??Let's look at the included cards, so we know what we are getting. Very cool. Alright, onto the miniatures.And of course, they look great. I'm really excited to get the current run of these miniatures. Many, I can't use yet, but man they look great.
These are the pictures of a large-ish Warmachine commission. Lots of Trollbloods or whatever they're called, I'm really not super familiar with the range. Details are great, I'm always amazed by the quality of the sculpts from Privateer Press. Lots of runes to paint and tartan :)