Today I’m joined by Jason to check out this new fantasy-driven Skirmish from Goblin King Studio; Moonstone! The Dominion and Commonwealth are largely at peace, but when the sun sets and the Moonstone begins to grow from the ground their forces will fight a shadowy war for its control. Wizards will pay unheard-of prices for this commodity that dissolves in the sun and alliances and friendships will be put on the line to be the Troupe that controls it. Check out the game HERE: https://moonstonethegame.com/
Tinkerturf, the heavy-card pre-finished Terrain kits from TinkerHouse games has now released their excellent Terrain Kits to the public! I show off three of the kits fully assembled and actually walk through how easy they are to build. Some details: “https://shop.tinkerhousegames.com/ Elevation – $34.99 USD Ladders & Catwalks – $24.99 USD Cover – $32.99 USD ontainers – $24.99 USD MagLev Depot – $49.99 USD MagLev Rail – $36.99 USD At launch we will sell and ship within the continental US for a flat shipping & handling rate of $20. We are working on international sales and shipping solutions to be announced soon. Those will take the form of us supporting those regions, and in some cases distributors supporting those regions.”
Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 18th through to the 24th of March. BLOG STUFF The battle report from last week’s game is almost done – I’m just adding the last few touches to it, including a section talking about the scenario design and analysing the result. This is something that always comes up in the forum threads afterwards so taking a few days to get the infomation together myself makes sense. I’m also starting to write up some thoughts looking at Spectre V2 and comparing some of the changes. From my first play, the final product is the same great game we had in version 1 but with many of the sticking points removed. More details coming soon! NEWS First up, Sarissa are showing off some new bits of scenery and this caught my eye. I’ve been thinking about what my collection is missing and a big part of it is greenery. These vine trellises would be a really great thing to add to compounds for a MENA situation, adding some green while
The Free Folk are over the wall and raiding the North! Howland Reed musters the Umbers and other Bannermen to send them back to the Wilds!
For my second Imperial Knight, magnetising the Chainsword/Power Glove options was a little bit more complicated then the ranged weapon options on the first Knight. The first step was to get all the bits laid out so I could work out where to make the magnetised joint and what spacers were required for the magnets. I had to do plenty of trimming and drilling on the main arm joint to take a 6mm diameter magnet. Another magnet was added in the Chainsword join on top of some plasticard spacer. This should work well when the whole thing is painted and fitted together.
This was a simple olive paintjob really as I wanted it to be an American Mech. I may yet add a white star transfer or two.
B-Chilles is back to lead the Steel Phalanx against Rosie and the USARF in a smash-and-grab raid of ITSX Looting and Sabotaging!
Dark Age comes to Throwback Thursdays! It’s time to get back to Dark Age on a new day.
Derek brings his Ironjawz to face my Deepkin as the hunt for Shellington begins!
The offending pieceI am not even allowed to use the word snowflake in the house without a censorious eyebrow being raised by my daughter. I know I am not alone in my complete bemusement regarding what people will take offence about next. At work, what my team are now OK to say or not say in terms of illustrating business life lessons is like walking through a minefield (oops, probably not allowed to say that now either).Whether it be proscribed offensive nicknames, unacceptable descriptors or the proper use of inclusive terms, two parallel universes are experiencing equal and opposite reactions. In one, the number of things that are permissible is diminishing at a rate of knots equaled only by the exponential growth of the lexicon containing tortured PC descriptors in the other.This magazine could be considered as offensiveSo, on opening Wargames Illustrated #378 April 2019 and thumbing through it over a lunchtime coffee, I came upon the Fighting Talk contribution of Pete Brown entitled Taking the offensive.&
With the Watchtower at Tor Varden cleared of the evil Kobolds emerging from the Shadowdeep, Bron and his companions scout a steep pathway leading down the cliffs behind the guard tower. Mustering what provisions they can from the stores of the Tor, they set out immediately on their third mission, this time past the borders of Alladore into the Shadowdeep itself!
This Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon has been in a state of being nearly finished for ages. I really wanted to get it done so the next time my Rackham Tir-Na-Bor Dwarfs get an outing, they would have some Dragon support. I thought my Dwarf army would like a mechanical dragon, so that if they ever run in to a live one, they have some brass and iron to send against it.
Ian is back and prepping his lists for the OTC! I take on his Khador led by Malakov 1 in this 75pt game of ‘Standoff’ from Steamroller 2018.
Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 11th through to the 17th of March. BLOG STUFF This week, I finally got a new post up taking a look at Spectre’s latest vehicle release, the LTV. As you can see, I really enjoyed assembling and getting it painted, so I’m probably going to be adding a second one to my collection at Salute. NEWS Empress didn’t manage to get their new site up and running just yet (hopefully this week) so they sneaked out the releases on the current website. First up, some female insurgents for the Ultramodern range. Inspired by female Kurdish fighters, these packs provide a variety of weapons making them ideal to scatter into your squads for some variety. Next up, more Brits for the WW2. More riflemen, a pair of PIAT teams and some SMG gunners means you can start tweaking your squads and building up a full platoon for Chain of Command. These guys continue to be excellent sculpts from Paul Hicks, packed full of details to make t