Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Warlord Games - Newsletter

Warlord Games mid-week feature and release round-up...

FREE: WGI issue 355 on orders over £30/$50 whilst stocks last!
Designers Notes: Chryseis Shard with Rick Priestley!
The Freeborn have developed their own formations to protect their customers and themselves during trade 'negotiations', muster your Freeborn Garrison Patrol!
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Gather your Hazard armour and embark in your Strike Capsules as the Algoryn Special Division descends towards Chryseis III.
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Jon Harrington has sent in a great series of articles describing his return to the battlefields of the far future - this time in Antares
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Location: Mayena, a rural, virtually unpopulated planet on the border of Determinate space. Prince Batu Delhren & Commander Baray Tsulmari find themselves summoned for a new mission...
Pete at TWG has done some fantastic videos on each of our Antarean races, simple and effective guides allowing you to get cracking with your own painting schemes!
Learn how Warlorder Jamie prepares for the upcoming doubles tournament, and there is no better way than starting a new army!
A warning from Warlord! There may be some disruption of order delivery times due to our new system upgrade... Fear not! The new system which is scheduled to be in place on July 1st, should improve our service!
Terrain Tutor is back with a container tutorial! This is perfect for your urban environments!
Next up in their series, Konflikting Opinions will be taking a look at the Konflikt 47 starter boxes we have for the Germans!
Strap on your Weird WWII boots and head down on Saturday 12th of August. Discover more detail here:
Wargames Workshop Northampton has been one of Northamptonshire's premier gaming establishments as far back as anyone seems to be able to remember!

Upcoming Events

Come on down for a full-on day of Antares on Saturday 1st of July. We have plenty of room - join battles, seminars, displays and more!
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Unboxing and Review - Test Of Honour (Part Two)

We looked at the core box contents in part one...now lets have a proper look at the miniatures...

In Part One we looked at the basic game elements and had a brief look at the miniatures now we'll give the models a detailed look in part two...

The game is available from both your local hobby store (mines called Titan Games) and Warlord Games themselves should you be interested...

Test of Honour
Test of Honour is a skirmish wargame played with roughly 5-20 models on each side. Players select their force before each game based around a samurai hero along with one or two loyal samurai companions and a variety of clan soldiers.

The 6 battle scenarios included tell a tale of bitter clan rivalry, betrayal and revenge. The battles are designed to be played in order, forming an ongoing story, with consequences for the victor and loser of each game.

As you play through the scenarios your samurai will use new skills, and perhaps even take the shameful path of deceit and trickery to gain victory – such choices are the ultimate test of honour.

Samurai
Samurai - Sprue
The box set contains one sprue that can be used to make up to five Samurai. Here's pictures of both sides of it.
Samurai - Instructions
The instructions give many examples of possible assembly combinations for the Samurai but there are so many parts on the sprue the only real limit is your imagination. It's also possible to use parts from the other sprues as well.

Note - It has been pointed out to me by a reader that the sword with the 'ball' on it is actually still in it's scabbard and the 'ball' is actually meant to fit into an open hand to give the appearance of a Samurai holding a sheathed sword...so that means I'll need to alter a couple of the ones I built...and you should probably ignore any of the figures on the assembly instructions that show otherwise, lol.
Samurai - Assembled
I was fairly conservative with my Samurai builds but something more elaborate is easy to accomplish.

 Ashigaru Missile Troops
Ashigaru Missile Troops - Sprue
The box set contains two of these sprues that can be used to make up to five Bowmen or Musketmen per sprue. Here's pictures of both sides of one of them.
Ashigaru Missile Troops - Instructions
The instructions give some examples of possible assembly combinations for the Ashigaru and there are many spare parts on the sprue. It's also possible to use parts from the other sprues as well.
Ashigaru Missile Troops - Assembled
I built six as Bowmen and the rest as Musketmen (I only took pictures of three of the musketmen though).



There are certain in-game benefits to grouping models together in larger games and there are bases provided for this purpose.

 Ashigaru Yari Troops
Ashigaru Yari Troops - Sprue
The box set contains four of these sprues that can be used to make up to five Spearmen per sprue. Here's pictures of both sides of one of them.
Ashigaru Yari Troops - Instructions
The instructions give some examples of possible assembly combinations for the Ashigaru and there are many spare parts on the sprue. It's also possible to use parts from the other sprues as well.
Ashigaru Yari Troops - Assembled
I made several as characters to make the units a bit more interesting when three to a base and the rest as standard spearmen in various poses.



There are certain in-game benefits to grouping models together in larger games and there are bases provided for this purpose.

 So that's it for now...at some point in the future there will be a gameplay review but not for a few weeks...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
Should you ever choose to purchase something based on one of my features or reviews then it would be nice if you could let the company know where the inspiration came from...who knows...they might be grateful to the poor unappreciated blogger who sent you their way...if however I've put you off a product...well...you can keep that info to yourself...
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