May 2011

Here they are, Mrs. Kratikoff and a min. unit of Man-o-war shocktroopers. Already painting 2 more to max them up (and 10 more on the workbench… yes, ten!)


They are lovely figures, way prettier than any light jack I’ve seen and rumour has it the coming up in mechanic officer from Wrath will be able to repair jacks and these guys as well!! In case you’re not familiar with Warmachine, yes, that is a cannon sticking out of their shields.

Later this week not one, not two, but three Small Table battles with pictures!!!

A bit of hobby update finally!!

First, the scenery from Dust Tactics. I just felt like painting them. Yeah, the figures will be too, those are just too pretty.

If you’re wondering why they rest on a textured CD base you will see soon enough when I share my Dust Tactics hack to play without the board 🙂

And thought I’d share these WIP of 3 Khador warcasters I’m painting. Plastic Sorscha, the Butcher (gorgeous mini… and amazing model on the tabletop!) and epic Irusk. I still have to paint Karchev and put together Strakhov. No shortage of warcasters for Khador here.

Probably on the weekend I will show you the painted metal Sorscha and the Man-o-war unit. Meanwhile, some interesting comments on the post below. Be sure to check them out and share.

Today I visited a comic store which had some wargaming stuff. There was some GW scenery in there I’ve been meaning to get. After browsing and deciding on what to get, I had this crappy feeling. I looked at the GW boxes on the lot and just felt bad, almost uncomfortable. All week reading about the stuff they’re pulling and worst, all the news items about the Finecast range as if it’s something new or revolutionary or never done before. I dropped the boxes and just went home with some other random stuff (a couple of resin scenery packs and some comic books). I mean, this stuff wasn’t even from the Finecast range, nor did have the price increase… just backlog stuff that was in the store. And yet I felt like an ass for a while.

Did this ever happen to you? Feeling bad about buying something as harmless as toy soldiers is way strange for my world. Am I just a dumbass and should stay away from the internets for a while or is it possible that GW really put that feeling into me with the last couple of weeks’ news? I’m no ad or PR professional, maybe someone out there can shed a light.

You know the difference between Privateer Press and Games Workshop?

PP lets me, lowly South American, buy their figures from wherever the fuck I want. And yes, it is a very big difference.

In other related rants. PP is still dealing with the Mk. II wave of new players. After the Adepticon master stroke and the recent GW retardness, there’s a new wave of players hitting on them like a fucking tsunami as we speak. Time to show you got a pair, PP.

A heads up in case you don’t cruise Ganesha’s Yahoo Group, Aleksandar Šaranac over at BattReps has posted a two part solo rules for Song Drums and Shakos, based on the ones posted right here. A different twist and I think it suits the style of play of SDS very accuratelly. Check them out!

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