Tuesday, 28 August 2012

All Things Zombie

Having noticed that this game had just come back in to stock at iguk.co.uk I decided to pick up a copy. It's much the same rule set as the original ATZ only with cardboard tokens so you can get started immediately without hundreds of zombie miniatures. Also you get a couple of double-sided boards divided into hexes for movement. Overall the boards and tokens are good quality, although the game cards are a little cheap. I think they might start to show wear after regular use. The details on the board are good and we found the layout of buildings and terrain often (but not always!) made for good escape routes - the hallmark of any good zombie adventure. It's a co-operative game. All of the players are on the same side and the game mechanics take care of the zombies' actions. Having said that, I believe there is a competitive mode of play somewhere in the rules also.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Adventures in Malifaux - Lilith Crew

The bulk of my Lilith crew is now completed and ready to go. I've really enjoyed painting each of these guys and it's been a big change from the usual futuristic armour I'm used to. Lots of flesh and material as opposed to metal and guns.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Chaos Decimator Daemon Engine - Part 2

Well the rusting, flaking paint job kind of worked. I think it may not of helped that it didn't show up as well as it might underneath the main colour I ended up applying. Yes, I did go with purple. Partly because I couldn't think of a better idea for my Chaos colour scheme. Red and black is so last year.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Support Boyes in the North East!

Apparently Boyes stocks of hobby products are still an experiment. And it amazes me that they don't show Vallejo on their flyers!


I suppose it doesn't help if you have no idea about how people find things on the web. Guess what - IF IT'S AN IMAGE GOOGLE CANNOT INDEX IT AND NO-ONE WILL FIND YOU!

So, I'm going to do my bit and they can pay me the SEO fees later...

Sunday, 17 June 2012

The Chaos Decimator Daemon Engine

Don't ask me why I bought it, I don't even play chaos! I guess I'm just a sucker for a pretty model, and I really like dreads even if I'm not that big a fan of the general design of the other mecha in the 40k universe. The tanks are a bit naff in my opinion. Everything just seems a bit chibi, if that makes sense! Plus I'm unlikely to be playing it ever at this rate, so it's purely eye candy.

But, as I said, I do like a nice walking suit of armour and when ForgeWorld released the Decimator Daemon Engine I ordered it the next time I was down in Nottingham.

So I wanted to do something different with the paint job and I thought a chipped paint finish would be a good idea. A bit of youtube research on the hair-spray technique later and I had him all rusted up.

Meet the Nephilims

I'd be lying if I said I hadn't gone off playing 40k in recent months. I think I got a bit disenchanted with the idea that certain armies were just considered unplayable and other armies had a whole load of cool figures that you'd be considered mad for fielding. Power gaming and math-hammer seem to be the priority over just playing what is, ultimately, a board game with friends. If you're supposed to look up the best lists on the internet it's no longer much of a game.

So, I thought I'd diversify. I've tried before but few people see to want to play much besides 40k and fantasy so it doesn't get far. However, we have a small, but growing, group of Malifaux players at the club now and they were more than happy to run a couple of demo games. I must admit I was hooked by the insanity of it all.

So, one thing leads to another and I decided to start out with a Lilith crew, the first painted figures being a full set of Nephilim.

Contemptor Dreadnought - Double Team

The second of my planned three Contemptors (don't ask me why three, I don't actually know) is now complete:

Imperial Fist Librarian

After much failure using Lysander as a general I eventually decided to try a librarian. Apparently a librarian is always a good idea to have around anyway.

Most of all though I really like the model. It's probably the most time I've spent on a paint job so far, and the first time I've actually tried to stick to the techniques described by much better painters than me. Overall I'm very happy with how he turned out.

"Hang on, I'm not the one with the hammer and big-ass shield here!"

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Frontline Gamer: Time for another prize draw...

Blimey, the man's just givvin' 'em away...

Frontline Gamer: Time for another prize draw...:                Before I get into the specifics of the next prize I'd like to make a public service announcement if I could. You see a f...

Frontline Gamer: 700 followers, time for the Blood Maw Vore...

Front line gamer is offering this rather wonderful BaneLegions Blood Maw as a prize, just for posting a comment on his site! What a guy...

Frontline Gamer: 700 followers, time for the Blood Maw Vore...:        Right, I've been able to get things back to something resembling a kind of normality on this Blog after the last few prize givea...