Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Enough Negativity- Prodos make me happy again!

     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!

War of the Words- GW sends DMCA's to Prominent Bloggers

     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

A Journey into Dark Age: Playtesting and Activations

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

A Fan of the Game

     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

Tablescapes has 160K in the bag

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.

Disposable Heroes: An army on the cheap

     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

PoweredPlay Gaming says "Let there be light...ing kits"

PoweredPlay GamingWhile 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.

Tablescapes... All the little things

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

Paint your Stuff- For Prizes!!! No, Seriously!!! Yes, YOU!!!

     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

Dwarven Forge Breaks the $1M Mark!

     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

One Week left for GameTiles Kickstarter!

     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

Dark Age makes a major announcement!

Today Dark Age made a huge announcement.  There is a new Rulebook coming to a game near you!  Basically there is a new version of the Core Rules coming out and with it some AWESOME new policies for Dark Age Games.  Read below the fold for more...

Tablescapes Passes 140k

So I posted a very hasty story about Secret Weapon's TableScapes project passing 130k on Thursday.  I was preparing for a weekend long camping trip and rushed it a bit more that I wanted to.  But the project continued to chug along this weekend and has crossed the $140k mark.  And even though Secret Weapon was at Adepticon they posted an update...

Kickstarter's over, but the war never ends

     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

Spinespur Contest Update #6- Finished Models, and a Winner!

 We have a collection of finished models, and we know who their new owner is!  The Spinespur Kickstarter Painted Gang Contest is... OVER!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Effective Gun Control: Shooting in Dark Age

    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?

Dwarven Forge Kickstarter surpasses $825k

     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

Tablescapes goes past 130k

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.

They have also given us some new concept art for the newest tile set, along with the urban wall set.  Take a look, and if you havn'e pledged yet and you are going to Adepticon, Secret Weapon will have the sample tiles there.  If you see them there, let us know what you think of them.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kickwatcher: Light up your life, with Powered Play!

PoweredPlay Gaming
     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

Warzone Resurrection Kickstarter Completed: What Happens Next?

     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

A city table in reach!

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...


Warzone Resurrection Breaks £145k! Mishima unlocks, new Mishima stretch!

     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 Scrap Yard is go!

So 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.

Warzone: Resurrection clears the £130k Stretch!

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

Warzone Resurrection breaks £120K! Could we see Mishima?

     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

Kickwatcher: Modular Table from Secret Weapon Miniatures

Ok, today Secret Weapon Miniatures launched a Kickstarter that really blew my mind.  A line of injection molded plastic tiles that are used to make a gaming table.  I am only aware of one other such product, and I think Secret Weapon is going to really compete for the market.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fluid Combat Status

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.

Warzone: Resurrection- 750 backers can't be wrong!

     okay, well, maybe they could.  However my misuse of a parody of the title of an Elvis Presley album isn't the point. The point is, Prodos has a winner on its hands, and this game is going to be big.

Dwarven Forge crushes Kickstarter Goals!

     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.

The Doomtrooper Cometh!

For all those following the Warzone: Reussrection project  and Kickstarter from Prodos... here's a HUGE scoop for you: Doomtrooper Radio!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dropzone Commander announces new terrain option!

So the biggest gripe I've heard about Dropzone Commander is the scale.  No one I know owns appropriately scaled terrain.  The 10mm scale has traditionally been the purview of historical gaming, and DZC is not historical.  Hawkwargames has had a resin based terrain system to make cityscapes, but unless you are sure, they can be cost prohibitive.  Enter the new cityscape terrain box from Hawkwargames.

Spinespur Contest Update #5- Deadline & Paintjobs!

     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

It's Warzone Week!

     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

A Journey into Dark Age: First Game and List Revamp

Last night I played my first real game.  It was an eye opening experience to say the least.  My opponent was TokenGamerChic with a tag in of Mordin56, when she had to leave for work.  For all of us this was a bit of learning as, besides me, we had never even played a demo game.  My experience until now had been a demo game at GenCon last year.  So aside from reading the rulebook, we needed to get a grasp of how the game works.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Warzone: Resurrection hits Six Figures, and Over Seven Hundred Backers

     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

Breaking News: You Guys are AWESOME!

     So, just about 24 hours ago I posted that two kickstarters we've been following were trending a little short. Boy oh boy, did you guys ever step up to the plate!

Game Accessories Galore!

So there is this company, see.  They make all kinds of accessories for gaming, C.  From custom tokens, to terrain features, to all kinds of hobby nicknacks, sea.  Crap, I've run out of ways to say see (or C, or sea).  Anyway this company has been around for a few years, and I've supported them in the past.  So today I'm going to feature some things they have, that you might be interested in.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Time's Running out! Two Kickstarters about to End!

     Two of the Kickstarters we have backed are coming down the home stretch.  One needs a little push to give out free stuff, the other needs a little push to make it at all....

Warzone Resurrection tops £95K! Future Releases news leaked!

Image-234399-full     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

Spinespur Contest Update #4- Thug Life!

Spinespur Book 1: Threshold
     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!

Psyche of a Gamer: Getting Your Points Back

So here is something that gets my mind working on a regular basis.  I see and hear gamers everywhere decry that this unit or that unit is sub par.  And the reason for this evaluation often is "It never gets it's point back."  This one statement often sends me running for duct tape to keep my head from exploding.  So this post is dedicated to the exploration of this statement, and why it drives me bat shit crazy.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spinespur: A Game Overview

     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.

Why you should be playing Infinity!

 Today we have another guest writer, MadBobby.  He has given us a very in depth look at another game, one that maybe we should all be looking into.  I had heard of Infinity before, and after reading this review  I'm seriously considering giving it a second look.  Hope you all enjoy.

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.

Tim Lyson Hates Me: Painting Flesh

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

Spinespur Contest Update #3

    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!

Dwarven Forge Kickstarter- Your New Dungeon/Sewer Table!

     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.

Kickwatcher: Terrain from CF! You GOTTA see these!

     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

Night of the Living Spinespur Batrep!

     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...

A Journey into Dark Age: My First List

Ok, it's been a about a week and a half since I declared my intention to pursue the March to Immortality tournament invitation.  In that week and a half I have been deciding what army to run, and trying to come up with a list.  One of the hardest parts of deciding on an army is that I want to do them all.  I love models in all the ranges, and the stories of St. Mary and the Brood really appealed to me.  The Dragyri models are beautiful, and I love the imagery they are using for the Kukulkani.  But in the end I chose the Skarrd.  I chose the Skarrd for two reasons, there are models I like in the range, like the Blood Mistress, the Harpies, and the Sister of Charity.  My second reason has to be the story of how they became what they are.