It’s time for another #TBT GMG Review! Today we go right back to the beginning of pop-culture wargaming with Warhammer Fantasy Battle: 1st Edition. Wargaming meets Role Playing games in this genre-defining first boxed game of Fantasy Mass-Battles with full support for Magic and Character driven Campaigns!
This is an After Action Report of HISTORICON 2019, the Summer show (and largest show) put on by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. This show was the first show in the convention’s new home, the Lancaster Convention Center, located in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For once, I forsook the pastoral route of 270 to 15 to 30 and I sought the advice of Couselor Waze. That took me up the Wilson Bridge, to 95, to 83 near Baltimore, up to York, then North up to 30.. so yes, I did get a chance to enact the classic “going to a Con” ritual: https://i.imgur.com/lwfgezY.mp4 Town center appears to be most accessible coming from the Route 30/York side by going down 222 (which I think is called the Fruitville Pike. Any locals can correct me).I got there in good time. Faster than the farmland route. The Hotel itself is a Marriott, run by a local hotel group under license. Everything you heard about parking is pretty much true. It’s limited, it’s a logistical
Owen from Gaming with the Cooler and I run through the event pack from Adepticon 2019, starting with Vital Supplies as my Genestealer Cult takes on his Grey Knights!
As a man with a sizeable collection of unpainted MDF, making it tabletop ready requires a big chunk of time and special techniques to get it ready for the tabletop. Between getting the right texture on and making sure the Agrax is deployed enough without bankrupting you, it does all build up. So the idea of purchasing pre-painted MDF can be pretty attractive. There are a few companies doing it but the selection for gaming in the Middle East or North Africa is pretty limited. Luckily, Black Site Studios in the US have kicked off their War Zone Arabia range, bringing a load of buildings to fit the Middle Eastern zone. Spectre Miniatures were offering a pre-order on their products in the UK for a limited time and I just had to pick up a trio to try out. First of all, let’s talk the basics. All the buildings arrive in a mixture of MDF and greyboard, laser-cut into pieces and ready to be popped from the sprue. Most of the building Sprue removed was relatively easy, although I did find a good f
We’re back with another Volgelands Relic Blade game! This time Bron Bearkiller, his trusty footman Bertrand and the Hellhound Berserkers take on the OG Temple!
It’s time for another GMG Review! Today I take a look at Osprey’s upcoming character-driven Cyberpunk skirmish game, Reality’s Edge. In the tradition of Neuromancer, Blade Runner, Altered Carbon and all your other favourites, your Show-Runner and his band of characters will navigate life in the Sprawl, look for Job-Ops and try to not to fall victim to being Pawns of the Shadow-Broker or his Rivals. Out it August 2019 – it is currently available for Pre-Order HERE: https://ospreypublishing.com/reality-039-s-edge GMG Measuring Gauges and Tokens available HERE: http://deathraydesigns.com/product-category/accessories/guerrilla-miniature-games/
It’s time for another GMG Review! Today we’re taking a look at Osprey’s new Fantasy Viking Warband game RAGNAROK, by Tim Korklewski. AVAILABLE NOW HERE: https://ospreypublishing.com/ragnarok
Clarence brings his Starks to face the Boltons in a 40pt game of Clash of Kings!
Let’s start this Wargaming Week, covering the 8th through to the 13th of July. BLOG STUFF Last week was my holiday so there are lots of things in progress but not much actually finished. I took some time to myself to plan and write for both this site and the Patreon. I’m currently writing up some details on the Aden Defence Force, in particular their squad composition. If you want more details when they are ready, they will be on the Patreon first (before being mentioned here). NEWS I wasn’t on the news beat this week but this piece grabbed my attention. A brand new rulset, Contact Front, coming soon and focusing on the conflict in Afghanistan. From reading the intro piece, it reminds me a lot of Fighting Season, with a focus on blending the platoon level action with greater consequences. You can grab more details at https://godseyegames.com/2019/07/08/gods-eye-games-to-publish-contact-front/ PURCHASES No purchases, still looking at the pile of stuff in front of m
Welcome to another Let’s Talk! Joined once again by Owen (who is painting Infinity Models he has to play with today in a Tournament using only Contrast Paints), we discuss the phenomenon of marketing Hype and the effects it has on ourselves and the industry. On Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/guerrilla-miniature-games/gmg-lets-talk-006-about-marketing-hype-trains Podcast RSS: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:648706932/sounds.rss
Check out what I painted this week and take a look at upcoming projects.
Owen from Gaming with the Cooler is back with his Haqqislam to take on my JSA in Mid-Tier Supplies!
The Empire is in flames. The Road Wardens have been tasked with investigating strange chanting and lights deep in the bogs of Stirland. What will they find amidst the fallen stones and dreadful mists?
The latest expansion for Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress releases this Saturday with an all-new questline, new villains and a chance a cool new artifact.
A cool evening last night for the club but I still braved the weather in my shorts, too lazy to change. After being all campaigned out with Bolt Action I decided to drop the first campaign and instead learn from the second. There are things which were wrong and having now fought five games I think I need to use the Patrol Phase from Chain of Command, although I do not like CoC this part has always seemed like a good idea. So instead of a campaign game I took along the Cowboys.A simple shoot out was on the cards, the back story being two mining outfits are at each others throats and one decides to hijack the others latest consignment of gold on its way to the Wells Fargo office, as the escorted wagon arrives in town the boys in Rogan's Bar get all het up and decide to throw down on Main Street.As the Newby Co. men move along the street two Anderson men climb on to the roof of Rogan's and open fire, all hell then breaks loose as the rest of the Anderson men exit the bar the better to take down their opponents.