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Fistful of Lead: Big Battles!

 A quite village...for now Allied forcesThe German EmpireHad another great play test, another great battle.6 players. 16 units on the table including armored contraptions and flyers, all fought to conclusion in 2 1/2 hours with drinking and BSing included. Upright Citizen's Brigade. Rated as d8s. They couldn't seem to keep going Low on Ammo. Makes sense. Contraption fight! The Killenkanners torn the Allied mech open with his Kannenopener French in the ruins Naval Brigade in action Luftmarines introduce themselves to the locals Rokkittruppen land with only one loss from their experimental jetpacks The Empress's Own Lady Hussars moments before their are wiped out to a man (er, woman)...Few more play tests. Few more rules to tidy it up. Might run a game at RECRUITs.

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Mecha Monday: WAR OF THE WORLDS GOLIATH

War of the Worlds: Goliath is a 2012 Malaysian animated science fiction film directed by Joe Pearson that was released in 15 November 2012 in Malaysia. The film is voiced by actors Peter Wingfield , Adrian Paul , Tony Eusoff, Elizabeth Gracen , Jim Byrnes , Rob Middleton, Mark Sheppard , Matt Letscher , Adam Baldwin and other voice actors.Goliath' is the vanguard of an army of steam-powered battle walkers, heat-ray biplanes, and armored zeppelins facing a Martian fleet of giant fighting machines and flying wings. Within the cockpit of 'Goliath', courage under fire, conflicted loyalties and the struggle to save earth, in this new War of the Worlds.

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Fistful of Lead meets the Age of Steam

Last night the Basement Generals gathered in, you guessed it, the basement to try out some rules I've been piddling around with on and off for years. It combines ideas from all over, but mostly from my own Fistful of Lead family. These are meant to fight larger battles with units of 10-12 miniatures and vehicles but still have the ease and fun of a FfoL game.The Battle of the St. Thoreau Swamp:We had 6 players each controlling 4 units, including large and small steam powered contraptions. Most will recognize them from earlier GASLIGHT battles. Players got one card for each unit they control, just like in FfoL where you get one for each miniature. The special abilities of each card work the same or similar, so a unit with shock (which halves your shooting dice) could pass a Recovery check automatically with a Queen of Spades, etc.Each leader also got a special (mostly awful) ability. Sir Nigel Tufnell, 4th Earl of Spindeltapp leads his men into battle. The battlefield. Swamps prohibited movement in t

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Shadows of Brimstone monsters – City

Here are the monsters completed for the Shadows of Brimstone City of the Ancients set. I’m not entirely thrilled with these sculpts. The mouths of the maw creatures are just smooth caves. Something that hinted at further activity or digestion wold have been nice. The spiders have these great teeth, but there are on the […]

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Can't go wrong with rivets and steam...

Every so often we just have to play one of of our favorites: GASLIGHT.It's a standard, but full of house rules now to speed up our 6-8 player games. We tried a new one this past week.I made tokens for each unit on the table, not specific to the unit, but the faction (German, British, French...). I also threw in a Tea Time token. This stops the action, the already pulled tokens go back in the cup and the turn tarts fresh. This meant, so units could potentially not go, while some might even get fairly back-to-back moves.Wow, it really changed things up. In a good way. Decisions become more important when the certainty of getting your turn goes away.The game involved light fast moving troops to capture an objective. So no big, clanky contraptions this go. The objective: The indomitable Prof. Klaus. Toymaker, or troublemaker? "Seize zee cabbages, men!" "We'll see about that!" Rokkitruppen try to take Prof. Klaus, but get a beating instead.This was one of moments where the Germans got two token

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Mega GASLIGHT Battle!

It's been a awhile since we've played any Victorian SciFi. With the news I'd be hosting an 8 player game, cold boilers were stoked to life, battered old veterans were dragged from their plastic homes and piles of 20 sided dice were stacked in anticipat...

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Version 3 you say?

So a while ago Spartan Games collapsed under its own weight and the Dystopian Wars franchise was purchased by Warcradle Studios. The studio is owned by Wayland Games in the UK (an online retailer of games) and is known for producing the Wild West Exodus s

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Steaming Again

Another trial of Matt's Steampunk Naval game at the club, based on the in-house DTS system.Once more it's the Americans vs the Japanese, using Dystopian Wars models. Three small squadrons on each side, starting a couple of moves outside maximum ar...

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Vampires under the brush

I have started on my first faction for Empire of the Dead - the vampires I picked up at Salute last month.I'm pleaed with the way they have come out - there's a strong colour theme running through them. I still have the lord and his lady to do. Minimal...

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