So, rather than spending any more brainpower on why and how other wargaming companies are beating their own supporters with legal sticks, let's look at some new eye candy from Prodos!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Games Workshop LLC, the largest and most known company in the miniature wargame industry, has taken legal action against several well-known, much-loved, and oft-visited wargaming Blogs. The big question is, is this a "final blow," or merely a "first volley"?
Monday, April 29, 2013
It's been a little bit since I updated you on the progress of my Dark Age list, as I prepare for the March to Immortality. Since my very first game I have played about 10 more games, and I've found myself challenging some preconceptions of the game. Below are some of my musings and the current iteration of my list.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I thought I might just drop this here for your viewing pleasure. I stumbled across some tape of the latre great Peter Cushing, doing something we're all very familiar with, probably before half of our readers were born!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Something happened today, in case you didn't know. Secret Weapon's Tablescapes hit the 160k mark. Why is this important, you ask. Well it means that they reached the next stretch goal. They have finally unlocked the entire "urban street" theme. To go with this great news, I have some nice pictures to show you of what they have for the theme.
Okay, so this is a bit one-off for me. Usually I tell people to support a company's game by buying their models, not 3rd party products. However, I happened upon some really cool Army Men at the best price imaginable, and felt the need to share.
Friday, April 26, 2013
While searching for something new and cool in my hobby I was turned on to this Kickstarter. PoweredPlay Gaming is bringing hobby conversion to a whole new level. Ever wondered what the running lights on your tanks look like? How about the lasers on your shiny new flying machine of death? For most of us the electrical knowledge to realize those visions is beyond us. So PoweredPlay Gaming has taken that hurdle away and designed an easy to use kit to add lighting to our models.
As I write this Tablescapes, Secret Weapon’s modular table Kickstarter, approaches its next stretch goal. So why do an article before they reach it, well there were a bunch of announcements for these tables that we just haven’t gotten to talk about. So on to the tension clamps, storage tabs, and bags… oh my!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
If you're like most hobbyists, nothing short of electric shock therapy can get you to finish your painting projects. Well, rather than punishment, what if you had a chance to win free hobby swag just for painting a few models a month? Impossible you say? I thought so too. Fortunately for us all, Phil Millar didn't.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It seems like just yesterday we were talking about this project breaking $825K... when in reality it was all of four days ago. In four days Game Tiles picked up another $200K, and Dwarven Forge had to add another stretch goal! The question isn't "if" that one will fall, but "when" and "what comes next?"
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
There's one week to go for the Dwarven Forge Kickstarter, and there's just under $80k to go to hit the final stretch goal of one million dollars. Can it get there? Have you pledged up? If not, here's why you should.
Monday, April 22, 2013
You know, a lot of companies would be tickled pink with a 460% successful kickstarter. Even a lot more have a notorious habit of "shutting down" to try to catch up with everything that had already been unlocked during the Kickstarter- especially with a short deadline. You know, a lot of companies aren't Prodos.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
In the post-apocalyptic skirmishes of Dark Age, the order of the day is close combat- you simply cannot win on shooting alone. However, effective use of ranged combat can tip the scales in your favor. With as many penalties as there are to shooting, how can you make it work for you?
Our friends at Dwarven Forge are burying one stretch goal after another. Can they finish out the two "impossible goals" they have left in the next ten days? If so, what comes next?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Secret Weapon's Tablescapes modular tables Kickstarter passed 130k today. This means they "clean" urban set has unlocked. The display board sets have unlocked, and we now are within striking distance of the "ruined" urban sets.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sometimes, there's just things you can't sculpt onto models. Things like roadwear, like personal insignia, like... working lights. If you've ever gone through the pain in the ass of lighting up a miniature wargame model and wished there was an easier way, Powered Play just became your Genie.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The sixty day circus that was the Warzone: Resurrection Kickstarter has ended, seeing Resurrection launch with 962 backers and over £160k- a 460% success! So, what comes next? Well, there's a few different plans in the works, and this is going to be the place to find out about them.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Secret Weapon has now announced a new mid-tier goal. A 8 tile (2'x2') set of just "clean" streets. So if you play a game where ruined or damage city tiles make less sense, you can now get only the "clean" tiles. Now LXG has been following Spinespur since its kickstarter, and 266 of you read our contest articles Why do I bring this up? Cause each and everyone of you 266 people need to give this idea serious thought. City tables aren't easy, and this make them so much more so. So if you want a beautiful city table, go here and pledge. If you have no idea what I'm talking about here is my original article. Until Next Time...
Heading into the last eight hours of the Kickstarter, Prodos has now surpassed their second bundle of stretch goals... they are updating goals one at a time as they are reached, going into the home stretch. How far can this get in the last hours?
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Secret Weapon's modular table is a success. If you haven't read my article a few days ago, it's here. In about 3 days they have beaten their goal of $80,000 by a whopping 15k (as of this writing). These guys have challenged the status quo that there is no market for prefabricated tables. So no begins the wonderful journey of unlocking new themes. Next up Urban Streets.
The Warzone::Resurrection Kickstarter is down to a day to go, and has surpassed the £130k mark. What does that mean for backers? Where does that put us for Mishima?
Saturday, April 13, 2013
With a little over 48 hours to go, the Warzone: Resurrection Kickstarter is still powering through, having now toppled the £120K mark-something I admit even I didn't think it'd reach! Are we in range of releasing Mishima? Will the MegaCorp of the Rising Sun make it to the kickstarter?
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Beyond the Gates of Antares has a few fairly unique mechanics. One of which has to be a Fluid Combat Status. Throughout the game, a unit will move from fully ready (Alert) to "Run Away! Run Away" (Broken) with a few stops throughout. What makes this even more interesting is this can go back and forth a lot with in 1 game turn. Read beyond the fold for a more detailed idea of how this works in game.
The Kickstarter for Dwarven Forge to produce their new "Game Tiles" range of modular dungeon walls is simply off the charts. For RPG fans the advantages of this project is obvious. For TTG fans- this is your new dungeon/sewer/catacomb table. Let's look at how further stretch goals are adding even more to your purchase.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
cityscape terrain box from Hawkwargames.
Well, the Kickstarter has entered the "post payment" stage now, so it's about time I get these guys polished up! Also, we set a deadline for getting your name on the list.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
We are in the last week of the Warzone: Resurrection kickstarter for Prodos. As would be kickstarter through the ceiling!expected, there's a lot of hype coming into the last week of this project. Expect a lot of coverage trying to push this
Monday, April 8, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
With eight days left to go, the Warzone Resurrection Kickstarter from Prodos has cleared the six figure mark. Of equal importance, it has more than seven hundred backers... meaning this game isn't disappearing anytime soon. Welcome to the Warzone!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Warzone:Resurrection Kickstarter from Prodos Games has just topped £95,000. This means that the Capitol vehicle, the Orca, will be launched at release. This means how there are five fully playable factions, all with vehicle support. All at launch. This is an unprecedented release schedule... but what's to come?
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Just wanted to give you guys an update on where the Spinespur Contest thugs are at the moment. They're coming along nicely, although obviously a bit more input wouldn't hurt. Remember guys that the Kickstarter ends in two days, so get in there, pledge, and try to win these babies!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
So, now that I've gotten in enough games of Spinespur, I feel more confident writing a general overview of the game. This will help give new players (or gamers considering picking up the game) a bit of insight into how it plays.
For the uninitiated “Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics. Infinity miniatures are characterized by the high quality and detail of their modeling, the dynamism of their postures and their futuristic aesthetic.” You can get that from the front page of their website. As a relative novice to Infinity but a veteran tabletop war-gamer I wanted to give you my impressions of what it was like starting Infinity, and why you should consider getting involved with a more grown up and nuanced game about people, aliens, and robots of all shapes and sizes fighting the dynamic fast paced conflicts of the future.
Welcome to Part 3 of the Painting Blog. In my humble opinion, learning to paint skin tones is a crucial step toward having a good looking army. My Skin Tone Painting was taught to me years ago from a Games Day that I had attended. This Base skin tone method was used on my imperial guard and Dwarfs, and adapted to other skin tones in my other armies. Disclaimer: I have Citadel Paints from the 90’s and on and will refer to them, but there are equivalent colours in other Paint Ranges such as P3 and Vallejo.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hello everybody, 2CE here, just wanted to give you a little bit of a head's up on the Spinespur Contest models. Got a pretty good amount of work done on the "big three" tonight, so I figured I'd show you all what you might be winning!
So we've covered urban terrain... but what if you want to do an good, old-school dungeon crawl? Hunting down Necromutants in a Dark Citadel? Searching the sewers and catacombs under Spinespur? Hunting Abominations in the catacombs and undercities of Steampunk Victoria? Maybe you're getting ready to invade the fabled Lair of Medusa in Godslayer? Got a game of Dungeon Ball ready? Then look no further than this new kickstarter from Dwarven Forge.
So I had a pretty rough Monday on the First of April, with a 10 hour shift at the job that makes this thing possible followed by a hellish bike commute home that saw me only getting about halfway home in the time it normally takes me to get home and showered due to severe wind. All of that is only important to establish the complete 180 degree turnaround my day had when I got home to find I had received some mail from Jolly Olde England.
Monday, April 1, 2013
TokenGamerChic and I were in a state of wanting some more Spinespur action, trying to utilize one of the scenarios in the Spinespur: Threshold rulebook. When we happened to read over the "Be Afraid" scenario, we knew exactly who we had to get involved in the game...