Star Wars


More Imperial Assault figures

Finished today are some of the baddies from the Heart of the Empire expansion to Imperial Assault.First up are four figures (two sentry droids and two storm troopers in riot gear) on the simple "indoor" bases that we'd agreed to.The droids are menacing look ( a touch Terminator...). I'm sad the highlighting I did was so muted by the wash. Oh well.The idea of storm troopers in riot gear is an odd one. Nice figures but I'm wondering about the Empire's interest in non-lethal crowd control? Maybe these guys washed out of the Stormtrooper  marksmanship class?There are four of these guys: two on indoor bases and two on rubble bases (bah-dum-bump).I have a few more of the baddies from this expansion to finish up (including a walker, some more droids, and some shapeshifters) before moving onto the next one.

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #3

It was another bad week in the painting department for me this week, and it looks like it will continue that way for the rest of the month.  I'll be heading out of town next weekend for a week, and nights this week look to be busy too.  Maybe tomorrow night I may be able to finish off the model that has been sitting on my painting station.At least this past week I did make up for it with a few games.  I was able to get in 3 games of Guild Ball, and quick game of Destiny in.  It has only been 4 games of Guild Ball in so far this month and I am a little behind schedule of my goal of 50 games played for the year.  Missing out on a tournament last weekend has cost me a few games, but I do have a lot of events scheduled for the year so i should still be able to hit my goal......but....we still also have a lot of other games we need to try and squeeze in this year also.  I have not touched X-Wing this year so far and it is just over two month's till AdeptiCon where I will be playing in

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Stormtroopers

Last year I spent some time playing in a Star Wars RPG last year and I was surprised to say that I really enjoyed it. For some reason I felt the urge to paint some suitable figures. This led to a lot of internet searches which is pretty much how I waste all my time.To save you going through what I found out I shall summarize. We were playing with the old Wizards Of The Coast figures which don't really interest me. They are pre-painted and a to be honest they are not the best models ever made. Most are a bit scrawny and they don't really fit in with the sizing of other figures. The Imperial Assault figures are very nice but they are not the cheapest and don't have a lot of poses. The detailing is great and they are 28mm which means that they fit in with a lot of other ranges. On the downside the range isn't great either. I have about thirty of the old metal Stormtrooper figures from West End Games. These are lovely figures and if I recall there were about ten sets of them. Nice as the range was it wasn't that

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

We're already two weeks into 2019, time for some new year's resolution.It's fair to say that 2018 got me back into the hobby. With the announcement of Star Wars: Legion in 2017 it was only a matter of how deep I would go... ...and I went as deep as I could. I've gotten into terrain building, started and almost finished my Rebel army, got introduced to the rabbit hole called 3D-printing and even got hooked on GW systems again at the same time. The more time I spent with Legion, the more I got talking with fellow hobbyists about how the hobby had changed while I was on standby. To my surprise I actually liked some of the changes a lot. GW which had almost driven me out of the hobby for good with ridiculous pricing and lacking support of LotR/The Hobbit/Middle-Earth actually made a huge turn for the better and seems to have remembered to adress their customers as hobbyists first before taking all their money (Yeah, I know what I signed up for...). I loved releases like Kill Team or Blackstone Fortress and a

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54mm AWI and 33mm Star Wars

So a bit of an odds-and-sods post today. I finished off a 54mm AWI Prussian General. This figure is from an old kids play set so the detail is a touch thin. And basing it (no integral base? on a kids play set? really? ) was a real hassle. That is probably why he sat on the painting table half finished for two years.I'm moving into a small commission. A fellow I did some Imperial Assault figures for in 2015 asked me to paint some expansions to match. I started on the Heart of the Empire expansion and first up are three heroes.I'm a bit out of the loop on Star Wars but this lady wookie had cool goggles and a lot of demolition charges.Then there is Star Wars Wolverine with some kind of impractical hand weapon. Clearly no match for a blaster.And finally Big Headed lady who actually seems toknow what she is doing. All are painted to match the cards that came with the expansion.Up next are a selection of imperial troops.

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X-Wing Second Edition – Servants of Strife

FFG have just dropped a teaser article for one of their new factions to the game and their starter box. Join me as I delve into it and highlight my top highlights from the news. [...] The post X-Wing Second Edition – Servants of Strife appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Szenario 2019

Happy New Year everyone. It has been awfully quiet here for the last couple of weeks. This is going to change soon. I'm just packing my backs as I'm heading to this year's Szenario-Con tomorrow morning. Unfortunately I didn't manage to finish my own Star Wars Legion projects last year but I will happily support some fellow hobbyists with their Legion presentations. I'm pretty sure this will involve taking a photo or two...^^

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A Look Back At 2018

Ever since I began my journey in this hobby, I've never had as lean a year as 2018 in terms of miniatures or scale models completed. Two was the measly number of projects I had managed to see over the finish line. There were mitigating factors but it's all still a pretty sad state of affairs. Nocturna Models 70 mm resin figurine Soum 13 Moons, painted as DC Suicide Squad's Katana What I did

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December Games

December got off to a slow start... Then slowed down a bit more... and then picked up again over the holidaze... but not so much as in previous years (we watched a lot of movies this month...).Monday, 3 December 2018 - Wrath & GloryI was getting excited about the "imminent" release of Wrath & Glory (STILL WAITING!), and so decided to run Blessings Unheralded (the Free PRG Day quick-start rules and introductory adventure) again - for a different group of players.I ran it for a bunch of guys from the local 40K league. While the last group approached he'd things from a completely different way than the authors intended... These guys when in a completely different direction - also apparently not envisioned by the authors. Ultimately they saved the day... sort of... and were much quicker about it. Being regular 40K players - who have read a lot of the fluff - they picked up on stuff that the other group would have had no idea about. Fun bunch of guys - kept me on my toes...Tuesday, 4 December 2018Not a gam

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Happy New Year Or 2019 - The Plan

So the end of a another year. Time for the usual renewal and looking forward to the future kind of post. Right now it does feel like a time of renewal. The new year appears to be a time when my life is about to change. Significantly so. In previous years this has been an upbeat post. It is odd that it was this day last year that everything started to change. Today things seem very precarious still. My predictions for the year to come seem to be more vague ideas than they have been in years gone by.This year has seen me me lose my auntie, my home, my relationship, my beloved car and about seventy five percent of my income. I have recently quit my job and now have to find one. Where I am living may be untenable soon. Many of these problems may sort themselves out and I have a feeling they will. Sadly it looks like nothing is going to sort out Fallout 76.This year has been a bit of a let down on the gaming front at least so I am at a bit of a loss of what to write this year. After splitting up at the beginning o

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Weekly Chronicle 2018 #51

Week #51 was a very slow week for me.  Besides a few games of Star Wars Destiny last Monday night, nothing else was played for the week.  It did not help that I was sick for most of the week and then when the weekend came, I had to do a little cleaning for the Holidays.I am off work this week, so hopefully I will be able to get in a few games, maybe one in tomorrow and then a few in on Thursday (that's the plan for now).No painting was also completed last week, but I did prep a few models to get ready for 2019.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 2

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Sadly, I missed the last club night of the year this past week. But I did manage to get a game or two in, with Jessica and I playing both Cthulhu Pandemic and Memoir 44.The old ones kicked our asses at Pandemic so I hauled out Sainte-Mere-Eglise (one of the started scenarios from Memoir) and we tried that. There is a paradrop for the US player with the potential for up to four extra units appearing (I got three).I moved into town to try and neutralize any centre cards Jess might have. She, in turn, moved up her flankers. I took an early lead but she finally got her tanks to break out from behind the infantry screen and then there was hell to pay. I think it was a 5-3 victory for the US, but it was much closer than the score would suggest as lots of US units were down to a single figure. I also looked at the kitchen cabinetry in a new way this week and noticed we seem to have some sort of image of Yoda in the grain. (Some people say Jabba, but they are wrong and stupid for even thinking that--look at the ears,

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Weekly Chronicle 2018 #50

Week #50 has come to an end and there is only 2 more weeks left in 2018.  I think this past week was a pretty decent week for me, not really too much but not that little also.I was able to get in a game of Star Wars Destiny on Monday, Guild Ball on Thursday and Sunday, and my son and I played 2 Rounds of Warmachine/Hordes on Saturday night (as time was running out on us).For completed painted models, it was also a good week.  I was able to complete 6 models and I have 2 more in the queue for this week.  Completed models were: 'LE Cheese Ball', 'Veteran Chisel', 'Zombie Thresher', 'Blackheart's Grave', 'Ghast's Grave' and 'Greyscale's Grave'.Once the remaining 2 "The Dark Harvest" models are completed, I do not think much more will be done for the rest of this year.  More than likely I will start and prep models for January 2019 and enjoy the last week of the year getting in a few more games.Models Completed: 6Games Played: 4

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X-Wing Second Edition – Wave 2 Drops

Quite a bit has happened in this week of second edition X-Wing! The first ever system open occurred, there were leaks, local organised play got going and FFG dropped a new wave! Alongside all this [...] The post X-Wing Second Edition – Wave 2 Drops appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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