Star Wars


Transports away…

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. In a previous blog posts I talked about how I used the Keepa service to find price reductions on the X-Wing Starter Set on Amazon and the C-ROC crusier. Using Keepa I have managed to find the X-Wing starter boxed set on Amazon for just £8.99, the list price is £36.99. Using the same service I was able to find the C-ROC Cruiser for just £16.99 which has a list price of £55.98. One model I wanted for a long time for X-Wing was the Rebel Transport. I managed to get it for just £16.92 which is an amazing deal for a model which has a list price of £54.99 and includes an X-Wing fighter which is usually about £15 anyhow. I was well pleased. Of course with Keepa, you ca keep track of prices of the Rebel Transport on Amazon. This is useful if you want to see the history of prices for the miniature. You can then trigger an e-mail alert when the price r

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[Kinda Book Report] Tarkin by James Luceno

With a new Star Wars movie coming, I decided to listen to a Star Wars Audiobook. I am a huge fan of Peter Cushing, his portrayal of Grand Moff Tarkin, the man who destroyed Alderaan. To keep this short, this book is the garbage I expect from Star Wars litterature. Tarkin is a Mary Sue who is never in true danger, always knowing more than his enemies. The story is predictable once you realize how invulnerable he is. I do not recall a moment he did not have the right training. In the end, I just could not wait for the end as the eye-rolling hurt my eyes. The biggest problem is not the story but how it is written. None of the "now" events have any influence of impact on Tarkin. He experiences nothing that changes him or even confirms his beliefs. He has them from birth or teenage. Well, Mary Sue Tarkin... Having said that, the audiobooks production was really high: the music and sounds - from the Star Wars soundtracks and movies. Whoever did that really did a great job of it. The voice work was absolutely fant

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The Rise of Skywalker

The final trailer is here…. Wow! Quite a few scenes caught my eye, here are a few screenshots. This fleet of rebel ships looks very impressive, with the Millennium Falcon at the centre. I loved the shot of the Corellian Corvette or Rebel Blockade Runner flying low over the forest. Finally what on earth… There are these horse style things charging across a Star Destroyer… What’s happening there? The post The Rise of Skywalker appeared first on Felix's Gaming Pages.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon [WIP - Upper & Lower Hull: Basecoat, Panel Lines & Water Decals at 1/144 scale]

My journey with the Star Wars scale model kits was supposed to have continued with a piece serving as the dioramic complement to a figurine nearing completion, both at 1/12 scale. But plans change. While I've always been uncomfortable with half-finished kits gathering dust in semi-storage, there are admittedly some projects that I can see no way forward for. Previously, the Bandai Star Wars 1/144

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15mm Fantasy Houses and Hovels.......

.....from Alternative Armies!Got these sent to me by a friend earlier in the year but they had remained on the resin pile for quite a while but my friend Daniel who is a big Star Wars Legion fan and who was in a painting slump at the time, so I ended up painting a Fleet Trooper unit for him earlier this year and recently he was looking for a drastic change in his painting queue and hey presto I got these done.......They are from Alternative Armies and could be used for other periods as well as Fantasy.........I like his painting skill (he's a damn good painter) and it gives a boost to a little painting slump or lethargy!Figure is a 15mm Battle Valor villager for scale help, picture quality is the usual clusterfeck.....Nicely done Daniel, he may need more drastic changes in his painting queue........Do they require basing?The Legion fleet troopers in question.........

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Red Leader, Red Leader, Still 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. In a previous blog post Red Leader, Red Leader, Cheaper Leader I talked about how I used the Keepa service to find price reductions on the X-Wing Starter Set on Amazon. Using Keepa I have managed to find the starter boxed set on Amazon for just £8.99, the list price is £36.99. Using the service I was able to find the C-ROC Cruiser for just £16.99 which has a list price of £55.98. The C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack contains one C-ROC Cruiser miniature, one M3-A Interceptor miniature with an alternate paint scheme, seven ship cards, thirty upgrade cards, and all the manoeuvre dials, damage decks, tokens, and game pieces that you need to fly your C-ROC Cruiser and its escort to battle. C-ROCs first appeared in the Star Wars Rebels episode Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion. The C-ROC Gozanti-class cruiser was a shipyard custom configuration for

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Star Wars: Legion – Downed AT-ST

Hello! It’s time to reveal the first card in the Star Wars: Legion series on our blog. For the uninitiated, this is a system from Fantasy Flight Games. It focuses on playing medium sized battles in the Star Wars universe. Currently, the game covers the period of the so-called “old trilogy”, i.e. film episodes IV-VI. Soon there will be a big expansion, which will take us to the time of Clone Wars (episodes I-III). The set that I present to you today is one of the officially released elements of the scenery. The figurine is really big, with quite a lot of details. It can only scare away with the price, because it costs exactly as much as the normal AT-ST. In the set we also get a few cards useful in the game. We decided to enrich the original set with a bit of vegetation – a tufts, bushes, grass and lichens. I invite you to see the photo gallery below Soon you can expect a lot of Legion on our blog. Be alert! Commission painting services- minisforwar@gmail.com / Messenger

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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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