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Star Wars Bolt Action v2.0 - Playsheet and Army Lists

I've completed a MAJOR overhaul and revision of the Bolt Action Star Wars rules (and army list - scroll down for the army list info/download).  The includes all new rules and a dedicated section on Force Powers and Users.  You can download the Star Wars Bolt Action playsheet here.NOTE:  A special thanks to Dan Kerrick for setting our group down the path of playing Star Wars and for his initial revision of the rules.  These rules have been posted for the enjoyment of the wargaming community.  I use these rules primarily for the group I play with and to run my Star Wars games at conventions.  While I'm happy to hear feedback and I do update the rules periodically, I have no specific commitment to supporting the rules beyond "as time permits."  Additionally, I have no affiliation or connection to Warlord Games.I've completed the army lists for this as well.  This primary is focused on the models available from the Star Wars Legion line along with specific additional models

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Red Leader, Red Leader, Cheaper Leader

I really like X-Wing for recreating the star fighter conflicts from the Star Wars universe. It’s a fun game and one that can be played with a few ships or a fair few. I am sticking with the original rules, despite the fact that there is a new edition out now. The original boxed set comes with three models. I wanted to get some reinforcements for both the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, but wanted to get some of the standard models, having already got specialist models such as the Millennium Falcon, B-Wings, A-Wings and fair few of the TIE specialist fighters. So first on my list was the X-Wing. With a list price of £15, I have managed to get one on Amazon for £8.79, which I thought then was a bargain. I had noticed that the original boxed set on Amazon was sometimes sold at a discount, but I don’t have the time to continually check Amazon for those price fluctuations. Well just because you don’t have the time, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. I now use a service called Keepa which has an extension that can be i

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More Ghostbusters

I finished up a second batch of ghouls from the Ghostbusters game. These fellows all got a fleshy treatment.I also finished off a long-neglected Cthulhu mini from RAFM that I think I got from Chen (some kind of undead dragon?).And I painted a 40mm Qui-Gon Jinn that I got from somewhere. Weird scale, but I have a matching Darth Maul who is next on my list.Up next: Some superhero action from the club and then back to the ghouls.

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PacifiCon 2019 Convention Report

PacifiCon has come and gone.  Some big changes at the convention this year - and it was all for the better in my opinion.  This convention is hosted at the Santa Clara Marriott.  Last year the hotel was in the middle of some major renovations and it detracted significantly from the convention IMO.  The good news is that the renovations are complete with the exception of some of the rooms.  The new look, feel and layout is all very nice.While I believe miniatures in general was down a bit from last year, the turnout felt fairly consistent throughout the weekend with a steady flow of miniatures games being run.  There were some really cool ones that I only could see from across the room since I was busy running games.Roy Scaife, Dan Kerrick, John Lantz, Matt Hilzendarger, Steve and myself all made our way out to a fun weekend of gaming.  The past few months, and August in particular have been absolutely the busiest and most stressful time in my life.  All that came to a c

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Star Wars Hoth

I'll be doing a small separate post for the general report about PacifiCon this year but I wanted to peel off the Hoth stuff separately.  I'll be posting more about the scenario, army lists, etc. in a follow up scenario post and update to the Star Wars Bolt Action rules.I've been messing around with different settings on my phone camera to get better pictures - so you'll see some different results in the pictures below ... by the end I think I found the settings I like the most and will use that moving forward.  Unfortunately I damaged the remote shutter release on my SLR (again!) and couldn't do close up exposures which I really wanted to do ...Anyways, for this post it is just pictures from the two games I ran (Friday morning play test game and the main event on Saturday morning).Lot's more to come on this ... just eye candy for today ...Game 1 pictures below ...Game 2 pictures below ...Han Solo and Chewbacca with a Commando squadwas a special deployment option for the RebelsMessing around ... stu

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #35 (NOVA Open 2019 Recap)

Well this one is going to be a little long since I will be recapping some of the highlights of this past weekends NOVA Open 2019.First off with our standard weekly recap of models completed and games played while at home.....none....OK that was easy, onto the recap of NOVA Open 2019.Thursday 8/29Thursday was suppose to be our travel day and relax when we get onsite, but at the last minute we decided to sign up for the Guild Ball Regional Cup event that started at 12:00 PM, so that meant we would have to leave late Wednesday night in order to arrive in time.  The drive was very uneventful (which is great) and arrived onsite shortly after 10:00 AM.  Once we got situated with valet parking and checked-in with the NOVA Open, I got a text saying that our room was already ready which was great as we were able to drop off a few our items.  Once we did that, we headed downstairs to the ballroom floor and proceeded to the Steamforged Games room and checked in or the event.During the pairings of the Roun

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Mandalorian Trailer

Yes please… After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. I am looking forward to seeing this series, not really a fan of animation, the concept of a Star Wars live action series seems so obvious, but of course we have never seen the like of this before. Will it be any good? Who knows, but one can hope. Obviously lots of gaming potential in the concept, I wouldn’t be surprised too see a spin-off licensed game at some point. The post Mandalorian Trailer appeared first on Felix's Gaming Pages.

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Star Wars Hoth Project Update #2

Just a quick update today on the Star Wars project for HOTH.AT-ATs are done and ready for action.  All the AT-STs are done (6 - up from 4 done at last update).  Lots of basing done.  The Ion Cannon (aka giant boob nipple gun) is done.  All the T-47 Air Speeders are done (12 total, 3 squadrons - Rogue, Green and Blue).This week/weekend I plan to start the snow mat ... and get into the trenches as well ... fingers crossed that life/work doesn't derail those plans :-)Things are coming along nicely.  I decided to snap some pictures ... the table is still in the setup from my ACW game last weekend, but figured what the heck ... why not snap a few crappy phone pictures just for fun ...Near table level view ... these are BEASTS!

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Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Bunker

Hello! Today I would like to present you a model of a bunker painted by our Studio, produced by the Polish manufactory Multiverse Gaming. The set is a mix of laser-cut HDF and thick model cardboard, from which finer details have been prepared (including the ribbing of walls). Sticking together and preparing the building for painting should not be a problem for any modeler. As a primer we used two layers of black, matt Vallejo Surface Primer applied with an airbrush. Later on, we used different shades of grey from the Vallejo Game Air palette. The effects of soiling are dry pigments and carefully applied inks. The model has a simple shape and well reflects the climate of the Imperial outpost somewhere on the Endor. I invite you to see the rest of the photos and follow us on social profiles. Commission Painting Services – minisforwar@gmail.com or Facebook Messenger

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EM4 ships and X-Wing

So, I’m picking up the occasional ship for X-Wing still when cheap, with 2nd edition now out it’s easier to get the cards than the models, so a bit of creative licence might be in the offing. So I picked up the spruce of plastic ships from EM4 Miniatures. I’m mainly trying to get a small Scum & Villainy selection, so a bit of a ragtag feel would not go amiss. As you can see, some could work for smaller stuff like the M3-A Interceptor (the pic below is the best comparison I could find online and puts the M3-A at about the length of the Y-Wing engine), or with a bit work a Kihraxz fighter. The more true to scale A-Wing is comparable, and the scaleable Snowspeeder from the Hoth ERTL kits suggest a possible source of Scum speeders for Ground Assault as well. The unpainted X-Wing from the same Hoth kits will eventually make some decent Z-95 Headhunters.

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Star Wars Hoth Project Update

Hello everyone.  Many projects are seeing some excellent progress currently.  My main focus is on running my Star Wars Hoth game at PacifiCon over the labor day weekend here in the US.I'd like to say, this project wouldn't be possible without the AWESOME Golden Candle Miniature Painting - thank you Michael!  More on them once I have everything pulled together for this --- and I take far better pictures than what you'll see here today ...First, one of my favorite pictures of Echo Base I've seen ...This single picture is driving my concept for this game.  For the Ion Cannon (or, giant boob nipple gun as it is called in the Family Guy Star Wars spoofs), looking at the painting result to be as follows ...I picked up the free (Thingiverse) model and cleaned it up/resized and 3D printed it.  Model and result below ...This is about the size of a small soccer ball ... should be a nice terrain element on the tabletop when completed.I'll be fielding 3 x AT-AT - 3D printed from the model availab

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KublaCon 2019 Convention Report

Another KublaCon has come and gone along with a weekend full of top notch miniature gaming.The Toulon Harbor crew ready for action!I continue to be impressed with the quality of miniature gamers that show up at KublaCon.  Across the board we had great players throughout all of our games - which as a GM makes running the games much easier.Here's is what we ran:Battle of Roncevaux Pass - This is a scenario Roy Scaife put together.  28mm Napoleonic game with British, Spanish and Portuguese fighting against the French.Battle for the Forest Moon of Endor - 32mm Star Wars Bolt Action (Legion).  Dan Kerrick brought this battle to life.  Rebels have landed on the forest moon of Endor to bring down the shield generator that is protecting the orbiting Death Star.Charge of the Haradrim - 28mm Lord of the Rings SBG.  I expanded scenario covering the Mûmaks charging against the Rohan forces just after they've run through the ranks of Orcs laying siege to Minas Tirith.  I add more Riders of Ro

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