February 2012

You may be wondering why such few updates in the past couple of months. OK, maybe you didn’t even notice if you follow a bazillion gaming blogs like I do. I’ll explain nevertheless.

I’m moving alone, to a smaller place. That meant a lot of things in every aspect of my life. And gaming is not a small one. I’ve been selling off loads of things. If you think I have a ton of stuff, periods, games, and armies by looking at my galleries, then you probably know half of it. I have sold board games, card games, complete Napoleonic armies, Warhammer Fantasy armies, and a big etc.

I have thrown away hand-made gaming tables, printed out rulebooks I will never play and even random pieces of collections there’s no way to sell on its own without going through a whole lot of trouble.

So what will I be focusing on? I thought 2012 would finally be my Dystopian Wars year, but after reading about the release of a new rulebook about a year and a half after the first one, it was the kick I needed to get rid of it. I’m not keeping any historical, and now pseudo-historical stuff on my cabinets it seems. And trust me, after selling so much of my historicals to the local historical crowd in here, I know why I never got along with them. I’d rather play a game of 40K with Darrel from Beasts of War… trust me. Oh yeah, focus.

Warmachine, definitely the best wargame ever created, is on full steam (ha!). I have been playing a fuckload of games with my Khador, and there’s another crazy ass 15p tournament in 2 weeks. I have been painting, reading, talking, and playing that game like there’s no tomorrow. I plan on focusing on playing Khador for the whole 2012 while painting Cryx as fast as I can getting models just like any collector. And next year beg for the motherland’s forgiveness before diving on the deep end of Warmachine’s most hated faction. I really like this game.

And honestly, looking at my painting table, I cannot say there’s a lot more. See? Thought I’d be your typical wargames blogger who make a list of games they will be “focusing” on (but the list has 14 games!!! How…?) I admit, I am waiting to see what Dust Warfare brings us, and I already have a nice big collection of it I am definitely not selling off yet. However I do not have high hopes for it, sadly, but seeing how the Dust Tactics community here is well represented, I can wait a bit and see.

The only other thing that keeps my eyes peeled is Infinity. People around here are always threatening on getting deep into it. I need community to get into a game, I won’t lie. Infinity, like Warmachine, is not one of those game you have read me playing solitaire. They need the variety of different armies on the table and the skills of good players for fun, deep games.

I won’t lie to you, I haven’t even decided on a faction yet, nor have bought even one model (that’s a lie though, I have a few models I have painted from Panoceania that I got in a trade, but they don’t count) I am safely waiting for the waves to come, for my friendly store to stock on some stuff, and for some people to show enough interest to get to business with that game. Otherwise, as I said, it’s all Warmachine for me.

I realize many of you readers have come here before for LotR stuff, indie games reports like Gruntz, Chronicles of Blood or Flying Lead, and now it seems it’s all Warmachine. Well, I will get burned. Not to the point of getting out of the game, but I think around mid-year I will want to take a break from Khador. And I might dust off some random figs for some random game. But till that happens, I apologize for the WM focus on the blog for the forseeable future.

Wow, you got here? Thanks for reading!

This is aimed to Warmahordes players of course, but possibly of use for other game systems with persistent on table effects and packed figs!

So, you have cloud AOEs and all kinds of stuff. They can be in the middle of the table, marked with a simple circle of the appropriate size and made from any material you like. But then you have these clouds and things on top of figs. And when models are too close things can get a bit mess unless you have spiffy metal rings, and even then.

If you want to know, I made these while thinking about the Circle druids making all those cloud effects while packed together and also while considering shooting some clouds on my units with the Greylord Ternion unit.

The example piece is for 3 inch AOE markers. Make the marker on your favorite material. In this case, a piece of plastic sprue (from which I make my wreck markers also).

Then cut it in 4 equal pieces. Easy!!!! Now you can place a smaller marker under the base of the figure without too much fuss, showing the general circumference for a very clear idea of what the cloud is covering.

But, smart reader, it’s very easy to center a round AOE under a model’s base, but not so easy to center this pseudo triangle. And you are right. That’s why I center the templates on some 30, 40, and 50mm circles, and make tiny marks representing the edge of the appropriate size base.

Now if you’re putting the template under a small based model, just align it with the first marks, medium base with the second marks, and so on. Now your opponent can be sure the thing is centered and you’re not getting those few extra life-or-death millimetres.

Hope you find these useful. Warmahordes is a game about information, and all of these clear, precise, and comfortable markers make all the difference when half an inch is a big deal.

Hey guys, I have to move and while considering the new place’s storage options for my armies I decided it was better to offer some of them to a better home, hopefully with a dice throwing eager owner. Would be sad to unbox these guys in 10 years to find they haven’t been played or showed off, so I’m offering them to the community. I’m definitely not trying to make a buck here with the asking price, only reflecting the work that went into them.

International shipping IS included in the prices.

-Painted or assembled armies-

New Kingdom Egyptians. The DBA based, 1/72 army that you can see clicking the link. U$D 150.

Ancient Britons. The DBA based, 1/72 army that you can see clicking the link. U$D 150.

Later Carthaginians. The DBA based, 1/72 army that you can see clicking the link. It has however more than twice the required units for a DBA army. Also included a ton of HAT sprues I have laying around. Also a few unopened boxes (Italeri Celtic Cavalry, HAT War Elephants, HAT African Infatry) U$D 300.

(And yes, most of these miniatures are featured on HAT’s website gallery).

Early Imperial Romans. The DBA based, 1/72 army that you can see clicking the link. The army is not completely built or painted, but you will get the following boxes with it:

Zvezda (8052) Roman Auxiliary Infantry
Italeri (6028) Roman Cavalry
Italeri (6047) Roman Infantry
HAT (8035) Roman Catapults
HAT (7010) Romans
Odemars (PF06) Roman Infantry

All romans for U$D 200.

-Other armies not assembled or painted, they go in bulk!!!-

HAT (8044) Alexander’s Light Infantry
HAT (8046) Alexander’s Thracians
HAT (8043) Macedonian Phalangites
Italeri (6035) Macedonian Cavalry

Caesar (012) Hittite Chariots (two sets)
Caesar (008) Hittite Warriors
Nexus Egyptian Infantry
Nexus Egyptian Cavalry (two sets)

Caesar (048) The Sea Peoples
HAT (8078) Sea Peoples

Odemars (PF10) Oscan Infantry

All of these for U$D 100.

You can contact me on doguipreacher(at)gmail(dot)com for questions or if you want any of these sets. Please tell your friends if you know anyone interested in ancients on this scale.

Thanks a lot!!

Seems like GW is going to pay a bit of attention to LotR again. Good? Bad? I’m not even sure. Do I need another rulebook? Definitely not. Do I need more figures? Sure, they’re lovely. But they are more expensive than ever (seeing how the other system’s plastic boxes have been shrinking in number of figs but not in price).

Also, I still feel icky even considering buying something GW. And PP keeps pulling genius cards out of their sleeves (go and youtube “Warmachine Colossals” or “IK RPG”) Do I sound like the “GW vs PP” kind of guy? Yeah, I think I do, but if you know me you know it has everything to do with a good game vs. crap design and very little to do with company fanboyism. Though the ickiness to buy GW comes from their “fuck the southern hemisphere” move more than anything.

Anyway, it’s been a couple of years now since they have released anything that even remotely made me want to go back to any of their games (I loved Vampires Counts… I don’t care for none of the new figs… times change). With any luck they will release stuff that honestly does not pull my interest. And in the end, I could buy it all second hand in 3 or 4 years when they let the system go stale again and people ragequit LotR… again.