Monday, September 30, 2013

GenCon 2013 - Dust & Dropzone Commander

Given it's been a month and a half since GenCon, those people interested in Dust and Dropzone Commander are no doubt already aware of these upcoming releases and have seen pictures of the models on the net themselves. But out of all of the miniatures that I encountered for the first time at the convention, these are the ones I drooled over the most (though the Internet and it's tendency to render little a surprise no doubt contributed to this sparse list).

Dust is one of those lines of figures, like Heavy Gear, that call to me enough that I find myself picking up a random model here and there, even though I know I have no opponent for the game. There's just something about their take on the "Weird WWII" genre and specifically the designs of their walkers that grabs me, and this future batch looks to be more of the same. The walker version of the Stummel I think is particularly inspired looking.

Monday, September 09, 2013

GenCon 2013 - Ogre Unboxing

For better than a year now, I've been eagerly awaiting receipt of my copy of one of the largest Kickstarter fund-raisers - OGRE Designer's Edition. Though I had never played the game before, I was as peripherally aware of it as any gamer my age and knew of its "cultural" significance, and the Designer's Edition evoked a certain amount of nostalgia in me, not for the game itself, but for the period in gaming that it represented. Coupled with what looked to be some pretty impressive components, this game became one of the first of the numerous successful Kickstarters on whose bandwagon I would jump.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The new tool

After toying with the idea for years now, I finally broke down and ordered a beginner Paasche airbrush set for my birthday.  Visions of quickly basecoated and highlighted space marines and camouflaged WWII tanks dance tantalize me, so hopefully the learning curve won't be too steep.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Blood Bowl Log 1 - A Warpstone Bath

After an extraordinarily successful first season, followed up by a less than stellar second, I'd decided to step away from the Norse for a bit and try my hand at a different team. Given that the Skaven were my team nearly 20 years ago when I played the game for the first time, and they exist on the opposite end of the bashy spectrum from my Norse I thought they'd make a nice change of pace. Fortunately I was able to get my paws on this second-hand team (including a Rat Ogre) for a steal, so after a thorough dousing in some liquid warpstone (Simple Green really), they should be ready for the files and the primer.

Like last year's Mordheim project (coincidentally another classic league-oriented game), I intend to try to knock these guys out quickly in time for the season kicking off in a few weeks and will track my progress throughout. Cheese for the cheese god!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2012 Retrospective/2013 Plans

Happy New Years everyone!  Sure, perhaps I'm nearly two weeks late, but I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to engage in the blog-standard activity of ruminating on the year that was, and making plans for the year to come.  It occurs to me that I was late in doing this last year as well, so I'm going to have to assume that I just need plenty of time to do my ruminating and planning.  :)