In Spinespur, fear is a tangeable property that can have game-changing effects. Unlike many other games in which your models when affected by fear turn and flee or leave the battlefield entirely. In Spinespur, Fear becomes a commodity in battle use can use against your opponents.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
So I've gotten a little work done on the contest models. While I'm excited to show that off, I mostly wanted to give slightly better pictures of the models options, as not everyone is familiar with the range yet, and might not have seen my reviews of them here and here.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Belgarath97, TokenGamerChic, and I were just discussing this the other day, so I figured it was worth putting up here. Now, B97's been all but hyperventilating at the rapid success our little corner of the internet has become. While I knew that there was a market for a wide-spectrum blog produced (in my opinion) in a high-quality way, even I have to admit I'm a bit taken aback by where some of our hits are coming from!
While we (impatiently) wait for the launch of Warzone: Ressurection from Prodos, I thought I'd showcase a few of their new sculpts vs. the old ones, just to highlight some of the differences between the now nearly two decades old handsculpted models, and the brand new digitally sculpted kits being produced. So, let's get on with
Extreme Makeover: Warzone Edition! Part Three- Cybertronic!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
... Or Rick Priestley please take my money!
For those of you who know about this game, great! But far to many of us gamers aren't aware of this game, and we need to be. Beyond the Gates of Antares is a squad based Sci-fi game. It's been in the development phase for some time (years if you ask Rick). And in all honesty, when I began my search for some new alternatives to the big games out there, this is the one I wanted to play.
Warzone: Resurrection punches through yet another stretch goal for their kickstarter, unlocking five more units to be produced at release! Additionally, the guys at Prodos organized the backer rewards all into one convenient chart, and all the model options available in the line thus far into another. Let's see what this means to you as a backer!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Below is an article by a new guest authoer, Cdodson. It is a great review of the Dark Age Apocolypse rules and mechanics, which received praise from the infamous Mr. Black (the DA rules guru). Please read, and if you like it, leave a comment. Hope you enjoy! - LXG
Dark Age Apocalypse is a skirmish style miniature game whose setting is the planet of Samaria, a dark post apocalyptic world suffering from the remains of the disintegration of organized corporate activity involving biological and chemical experimentation. Though the corporations have long since left the planet, centuries later the fallout has lead to a wide range of inhabitants. Amongst the factions are settlements of survivors attempting to maintain some semblance of civility (the Forsaken), renegade wasteland wanderers (the Outcasts), cults of mutants twisted by the secrets discovered in forgotten labs (the Skarrd), bio chemical life forms who emerged from the waste of corporate genetic experiments (the Brood) and even the appearance of the original race who inhabited the planet prior to its corporate exploitation (the Dragyri).
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Okay ladies and gents, time for our first official Contest! For this one, we've teamed up with Bob Mervine of Comfy Chair Games to bring you an awesome opportunity- 8 painted thugs and 2 big characters!!!
Warzone: Ressurection from Prodos, I thought I'd showcase a few of their new sculpts vs. the old ones, just to highlight some of the differences between the now nearly two decades old handsculpted models, and the brand new digitally sculpted kits being produced. So, let's get on with
Extreme Makeover: Warzone Edition! Part Two- BAUHAUS!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Okay, so I did a model review here on the Spinespur thugs, Dr Akron, and Pigskin. In it I gave a fairly accurate critique of the bare models, and rated the thugs a 3 out of 5. I'm going to recant on that and now having painted them, change that a bit...
Saturday, March 23, 2013
With Warzone: Ressurection quickly outpacing the stretch goal that had been established, Prodos has added new ones... including ANOTHER FACTION!
Alright, so now that you've got all your prettily painted soldierdolls ready to go, what are you gonna use for cover? Old textbooks and beer cans? You want some knockout table kit that stands up and compliments your knockout army. What you want is the new kickstarter from Commission Figurines.
Friday, March 22, 2013
So, this isn't shiny happy hobby news like we prefer to report, but this has to go out to gamers everywhere.
On Wednesday March 20th, Kevin "the Goblinmaster" Adams was the victim of a home invasion. Attacked by knife wielding assailants, Kev was injured but thankfully survived.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Salute 2012 and pretty much stolen the show with a new game called Dropzone Commander. Here is a video covering their huge impact.
Prodos' inaugural release continues unabated with the force of will of an Inquisitor. Warzone: Resurrection has now topped £85K. Let's take a moment to examine what that means to you, the Wargamer.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Hello, this is the first installment a new Painting blog for the League of Extraordinary Gamers. This article series will feature techniques, and musings about the dreaded aspect (for most) of war gaming or roleplaying games, painting your models.
Wasn't it just yesterday I was reporting that the Warzone Resurrection kickstarter had broken £75K. It seems like the diesel engines are finally firing on all cylinders!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
With LXG having so much interest in smaller skirmish style games of late, I've decided it's time to build a new table. Fields of War will by my chronicle of my building a 4x8 DIY modular urban sprawl table, with enough notes and how-to's for you to follow along making one of your own if you'd like. With some step-by-step instructions, anyone can make an amazing tabletop!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Recently I learned that one of the greatest resources available to us hobbyists had been removed from the market. For those of you who don't know of what I speak, I am referring to the GW book "How to Make Wargames Terrain". This resource was a godsend to those of us who got into the hobby without a solid group to lean on. It gave us a chance to have a great table to play on, one which we could be proud of, and not using books to represent hills. Sadly GW has discontinued it's sale, but if you can still get your hands on a copy it's well worth it.
The main reason I can see for it's discontinued sale is that GW has a lot more terrain for sale now then when they first published the book, thus they must feel the book competes with the premade stuff, and I guess it does to an extent. However the information is out there for those of us who know where to look and I'm going to highlight a few of the sources I think are worth looking into.
|Extreme Makeover: Warzone Edition!|
Sunday, March 17, 2013
So I have been diligently at work trying to make our blog here look pretty. I think I have gotten a good look going here, but honestly, only you can answer that truthfully.
So please take a few moments and look us over, then post comments below on what you like or don't about the changes.
I would really appreciate it...
So, my blogmate Belgarath97 talked me into trying Dark Age. To be fair, it didn't take a lot of convincing
First of all, the model line for Dark Age is based on the work of Brom. For those of you who don't know, Brom has been a central figure in the art and illustration of RPGs for a couple of decades: D&D 2nd & 3rd, Deadlands, and many other projects. Somebody got the crazy Idea to build a storyline around his works, and set it in a post-apocalyptic setting- all in all, not a bad choice.
So, I got a hold of some Spinespur minis- just enough for now to demo the game, and have either 2 small-sized gangs, or one decent sized one of them.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Spinespur Kickstarter clears $10,000 Stretch Goal!!!
Let's all take a moment to congratulate Comfy Chair Games for hitting their $10K stretch goal! That's a FREE MODEL for all backers of $38 and up, and "beta" rules for Street Chum, the campaign and advancement rules for Spinespur! If you're under that, it's time to bump up your pledge. If you haven't pledged yet... get to it! These horrors can't terrorize themselves you know!!! Next stretch goal is a measley $3K away, with another free model for all backers at the "sweet spot" of $65 or more. Don't miss out on this one!!!
I thought for today we might all discuss a little about how we each view the hobby.
What do you look for in a game?
Specifically, what in a project makes you stop and take notice? Is it the back story? Is it a games competitive arena? The sculpts themselves? A certain genre?
Friday, March 15, 2013
Hello readers! Welcome to today's installment!
I want to introduce you to a game who's history is near and dear to my heart. If you'll allow a moment of fanboyish glee... WELCOME TO THE WARZONE!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Back in August, I found myself at the greatest gaming convention in America, GenCon. Among the hundreds and hundreds of games available for play and perusal I found myself at a 2'x2' demo table for a skirmish game set in a futuristic apocalypse world, called Dark Age. Never one to turn down a demo of a game I've never played before, the friend I was with and I set about killing each other.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Okay, so today's installment is a local story, a classic Philadelphia-style tale of triumph over adversity.
Alright... maybe not as classic as Rocky. Sit down, enjoy your cheesesteak provolone wit, and keep reading anyway.
Hello, and welcome to our Blog! I’m the Second Class Elitist, and I thought we’d tackle some of the more pressing issues in gaming today. Let’s start with the first question you asked yourself as you were clicking here...