Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Painting Malifaux - Snow Storm

Here's another one of my better halves painted models from my Rasputina crew that she wanted to paint...and I never argue with any-one who has access to my foodstuffs and knows where I sleep.....

Snow Storm.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Unboxing Malifaux - Miss Ery (GenCon 2014 'Miss' Model)

I think it just wants to cuddle...

'Small Box' Cover.
This was the model that Wyrd Games gave away free with GenCon purchases of $100 or above at GenCon 2014 and subsequently came in a bag rather than a box...

The Miss Ery box contains enough parts for one miniature...namely Miss Ery (which counts as a Teddy in all regards). It also contains a stat card for it though there are no upgrade cards.

Miss Ery - Sprue

Miss Ery - Stat Cards (M2E)
Front only I'm afraid...you'll have to buy one or an Arsenal Deck if you want to see the back...

Here are the official assembly instructions should you have trouble locating them.

Miss Ery - Assembled
This model consists of large easy to assemble parts and should cause you no issues at all.

Here's a comparison picture including this 'Miss Ery' Teddy and the M2E plastic version and another with original metal Teddy, the new plastic one and this Gen Con release...though not necessarily in that order.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Forge World Bulletin #37

Part 2 of Forge Worlds review of Warhammer Fest 2014.....

Our latest Bulletin is available now.

Hasslefree Miniatures Newsletter

Some moving information and a bit of Halloween news from the guys and gals at Hasslefree Miniatures...

Merry Samhain and Hapus Calan Gaeaf Everyone!
Right, for a change you'll have to pay a bit of attention to my wibbling this week as it's important stuff :)
We're in the process of a move and so for a couple of weeks things will be in a state of upheaval.
As the move will carry over Halloween we've come up with a themed way of making it a little more tolerable for you all...
Right, listen up!  Tomorrow (Monday 20th October) is the start of the upheaval and as such is the last day mail is guaranteed to go out 'on that day' (assuming it is order before end of our working day GMT).
For the rest of the move we will only be sending mail twice weekly when we drive back to the office from Wales for the next load.
This means if you need anything urgently, 'now' is the time to order it to make sure it goes out before we start driving.

We should be back to normal first week of November sometime (depending on electrict.security/phone/internet installations etc)

On the positive side though..
.. or Treat!
From now until we are settled (we'll let everyone know with another announcement newsletter) 'all' orders will include special Halloween Candy! :) Also...
Anyone spending over £50 will get one of our Halloween 2014 Goody Bags!*

*Contents may vary, may contains nuts, may contain one of my eyelashes, no zombies were harmed during the making of this goodie bag, something else actually funny,
And Finally...
That's it, pretty short and sweet this time around.
Email will be manned as normal, the website will stay open as normal etc. It's just mail regularity that's affected during the move.
We'll also keep updating the FB page with new minis and Kev will continue to update with what miniature awesomeness he's turned a blob of plumbers putty into this time on his own page.
'til next time,

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sunday Round-Up.

It has been a fairly productive week...though I've discovered that when I get ahead on articles I become singularly unmotivated to stay ahead...apparently I thrive under pressure...

...and grind to a halt when there isn't any...

The usual round of Malifaux un-boxing articles have made there way into the 'Unboxing Malifaux' tab and so now also includes the M2E plastic versions of Essence of Power, Graveyard Spirit, Hoarcat Pride, Primordial Magic and Slop Haulers.

The unboxings of Zoraidas M2E plastic crew and the Canine Remains are still on hold until my missing parts arrive from Wyrd Games though I do have the M2E Molemen and Guild Pathfinder on order so they'll get features soon as they're pretty much all that's missing from the unboxing page of the new plastics. I've also been asked about updating the crews that were already plastic in 1.5 that have recently been updated to M2E versions and to be honest the chances of that happening are unlikely unless you all want to buy them between you and send them to my house...however if any local players buy them and I can get hold of them to photograph then I will...

I still haven't got around to updating the 'Newsletter' tab but to be honest it's not like it's a priority as by definition it's old news by the time I archive them anyway and it's not like any-ones been complaining about it.

Next week will for the most part consist of 'this is what project I'm doing now' articles as I'm terribly behind with both my Deadzone Plague and my Mutant Chronicles Warzone Resurrection Dark Legion force. I need to get a 500 point force of my Dark Legion painted for a local event Saturday so I'll have to get a move on with that. In my usual complete lack of organisation I assembled Deadzone models this weekend rather than the Warzone ones I actually needed to...but we all know that it's not a proper tournament without last minute painting, lol.

The aforementioned Deadzone/Warpath Plague.

My better half has also taken over the painting of my Arcanist Rasputina crew for Malifaux and has made significantly more progress than I would have done...

...and after posting this group picture on the Wyrd Place Facebook group I've had several requests for close-ups on some of the models which I'll try to sort out early next week.

Next Saturday as well as being the day of the earlier mentioned Warzone event is the second session of our Through the Breach RPG group so I wouldn't expect any blog posts that day...unless I schedule something that is...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Mantic Games Newsletter - Contagion

There's no immunisation for this particular contagion...

...and I like zombies, lol.

Commander, Threat Detected
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Deadzone: Infestation - coming soon.

Rogues Gallery

Deadzone the Sci-fi Skirmish Game is all about Strike Teams. Pick a faction, build a force, achieve your objectives – all in the depths of an Urban Battlezones!

Alongside the Deadzone: Contagion supplement, this month we’ve got six new named characters to add to your force.
Sergeant Howlett leads these Enforcers into battle.

You can meet them all here on the website, and get them in a special pack of all six in the Rogues Gallerybox-set. Note – you’ll need the Second Wave Card Deckto use these miniatures.

It's characters like this that add more personality to your force, as well as give you access to new special rules. They also double up as great alternate leaders as well!

Examples include heroes like Eddak P’mera add both a stealthy and silent new unit type to the Rebs force, and Bjarn Starnafall who wears Hammerfist Drop Armour, meaning that he can start the game off the table, crash-landing onto the battlefield from space!

These six named character are now available to pre-order and begin shipping in October alongside Deadzone: Contagion. Find out more on the website!
Deadzone FAQ
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The Deadzone FAQ is now on the Mantic Games website.

If you have any rules questions you can download the latest version here and, if it doesn’t answer your question, there’s a great community on our forum, the Facebook Containment Protocols group and Jake’s Quirkworthy blog.
Deadzone at the
Open Day
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As well as teaching people how to play Deadzone, our focus for the sci-fi skirmish game at the Open Day will be our Escape! participation game. Take on the role of a survivor and try and out-run the Plague Zombie horde.

Can you get to the spaceport before the mass of living dead feast on your braiiinnnnnn?? There’s only one way to find out – get your Open Day Ticket here!
Mantic at Essen Spiel
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We are at the Spiel show in Essenuntil the 19th October!

Not only will we have some amazing show deals on our Battlezones terrain but it will also be one of the first chances to play and get hold of Mars Attacks the miniatures game in German.

It’s not often we get to stop off in Germany, so please if you’re in the area please do swing by the stand!
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Come and see us - our show calendar has now been updated!

16th October: Spiel, Essen
26th October: Boston Wargames Club Open Day, Boston
26th October: Fiasco, Leeds
Our mailing address is:
Mantic Games, Greasley Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8NG England.
Copyright (C) 2012 Mantic Entertainment Ltd All rights reserved.

Forge World Newsletter #425

Not sure about these...

...but I'm not a fan of the colour scheme on the painted miniatures shown so that might be all it is...

During the Horus Heresy, of the myriad regiments and battalions of the Imperialis Auxilia, more commonly referred to as the 'Imperial Army', the Solar Auxilia are amongst the most elite, disciplined and well-equipped fighting forces, widely considered by many second only to the superhuman Legiones Astartes in their military effectiveness in battle.
The image of Solar Auxilia Lasrifle Sections arrayed in multiple, disciplined ranks standing firm against hordes of alien foes is a celebrated one, but it is far from the only way in which they are deployed. Infantry Tercios are adept at fighting in loose order or launching massed assaults across the most hostile of the galaxy's battlefields.
The Solar Auxilia Lasrifle Section is a complete multi-part resin kit containing twenty individual models. Designed by Edgar Skomorowski, each model comes numbered with a corresponding lasrifle, as well as optional Sergeant, Vexilla and Vox Operator components. These models are available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Thursday 30th October.
Battles are won by courage, by standing firm in the face of overwhelming adversity, by advancing into certain death when every instinct is screaming at you to turn.
Auxiliary Skarn, 
2333rd Cohort
(the Iron Hearts)

Reservations can be placed for this event up to 5pm (UK time) Monday 17th November. To find out how to place a reservation, click here or call us on 0115 900 4995

Friday, 17 October 2014

Unboxing Malifaux - M2E Graveyard Spirit

Malifaux...where nothing stays dead and even the graves themselves can kill you...

'Small Box' Cover.

The Graveyard Spirit box contains enough parts for one miniature...namely the Graveyard Spirit. It also contains a stat card for it though there are no upgrade cards.

Graveyard Spirit - Sprue

Graveyard Spirit - Stat Cards (M2E)
Front only I'm afraid...you'll have to buy one or an Arsenal Deck if you want to see the back...

Here are the official assembly instructions should you have trouble locating them.

Graveyard Spirit - Assembled
You should have no trouble assembling this model as everything aligns perfectly and there are no tiny parts to concern yourself with.

Here's a comparison picture including the original metal version and this new M2E plastic version.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
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