The Protectors go to war! Nathan brings his Protector force to take down my own in today’s Crush Hour!
I swear someday there will be a rhyme and reason to the stuff I decide to work on and not.
A few weeks ago, Francesc came over and we played our first games of Monsterpocalypse. He played a couple demos before this, and because I had both starters we each had rulebooks we could consult mid game.We tried a 1v1 monster game first, followed by 2v2, and a few things seemed clear:Throwing monsters into buildings is brutal. And the line to watch is the line where your monster can be thrown. Throwing isn't based on enemy positionBuildings give two power dice when destroyed instead of the 1 we were doing1v1 monster is okay. The game seems to need 2v2 monsters.I need to protect my monsters with units...or more in the case of facing Mothership AbductionsGorghadra endgame is brutalI push my monsters too far forward early on. Let the units and buildings take the hits.We played again another time, so something to look forward to in the future!
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
Some recent previews have been nice coming out of Privateer Press. The biggest buzz is probably for Gorman the Mad, a hero for Riot Quest, the skirmish game hex board game they're releasing later this year. Nova is the third G.U.A.R.D. monster being released. I think the magic number is there will be three of them because any spoilers after the first three have been of different factions.I am torn between being most excited for the third Terrasaur, Armodax, or the first Empire of the Apes monster, King Kondo.When they first released the Empire of the Apes in Monsterpocalypse 1.0 it made me oddly happy. I have no idea why.But Armodax is some kind of turtle/anklysaurus, and that makes him kind of awesome. Honestly if Armodax were more turtle like, he'd have won this release by a country mile.So it will have to be King Kondo as winner of this set of previews.
I swear I will return to posting my own stuff in the near future. It’s just been a busy week of updates and I’m just trying to post about all the awesome stuff.Evidence A:Gamera! I mean Armodax! I mean Gamera!And then there’s this guy. He’s the steelhead Arcanist and the sculpt (a render in this case) looks so promising I know I will buying at least two. I know it seems cheesy (metal punk eye patch wizard) but it resonates with me and I can’t help but get excited.Anyway, I’m typing this on my iPad and that kinda sucks, so tomorrow I will update progress on hobby or games,
My buddy Captain Chris likes to share with his friends photos of his hobby progress from various hotels around the country. Currently he has a boss custom Aiel army that he's painting, warriors with shoufas, and in the past he's also shared pictures of Chaos cavalry all done up while sitting miles away from home.Now, I love playing Warmachine. I've played this game for years and foresee playing it for years more, but when I'm at a convention I think I have limits as to just how many games I can play with any kind of sustained energy. Add to that an extra large table you might have to reach across and suddenly I'm straining my back. One of the draws of conventions I attend are early releases of models that I want to paint being sold directly by companies like Privateer Press (okay honestly it's mostly models sold by Privateer Press, but there are others). And since models can often be bought cheaper elsewhere after their regular release, both in shops and online, I find that part of the calculus behind pu